Ecological Analysis & Natural Systems
Studio courses in ecological analysis & natural systems introduce students to the fundamental knowledge and technical skills used by landscape architects to conduct inventory and analysis for projects within the built environment. Best practices in large scale site analysis are learned through exploration of urban areas at a range of scales, from regional to neighborhood. Topics for exploration include hydrological systems, ecology and vegetation systems, historical and cultural elements, land use, and transportation systems. Representation methods are explored and utilized to draw clear connections between analysis and design.