Summer Quarter

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to provide the following summer courses for 2018. Current students looking for electives, prospective students interested in the landscape architecture program, and individuals seeking educational enrichment opportunities are welcome to enroll. Some courses run for only half of the summer quarter while others last the whole term. The quarter ends in late August, leaving ample time for a break before classes resume in the autumn. Registration begins: April 9.

This year the following classes will be offered:

LARCH 300: Introduction to Landscape Architecture (6 credits) VLPA

Full Term: June 18 – August 17 2018
T/Th 11:30am-5:40pm, Gould 312

This course introduces students to the history, design process and environmental concerns pertaining to the field of landscape architecture. Through course assignments, students will acquire design and graphic skills for the development of analysis, conceptual and representational drawings. Students will engage in critiques that encourage an understanding of design values and build fundamental verbal and graphic communication skills.

Course Instructor: Liz Browning
This is a prerequisite course for students applying to the BLA program.

LARCH 498 Neighborhood Design Studio: A Moveable Fea(s)t: (Re)connecting the Mobile City

Full Term: June 18 – August 17 2018
MWF 1:10-5:10p, Gould 312
This summer 2018, L498 Neighborhood Design Studio – more info TBA!

Course Instructor: Elizabeth Umbanhowar

LARCH 498A/598A Reading the Elwha: Exploring social, cultural, and biophysical transitions in the Elwha Watershed (4 credits)

Partial B Term: July 23 – 27, 2018 field trip + one additional planning session TBA
Info Meeting: Friday, May 4th 12-1p, Gould 440

This one-week field course located in the Elwha River Watershed on the Olympic Peninsula examines the social, ecological, and economic impacts of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history. Each day students will explore different portions of the watershed and speak with officials and community members engaged in the dam removal process. Students enrolled in this course will travel to the Olympic Peninsula and spend five days tracing the river course of the Elwha River by reading and recording their observations. Students will be camping at designated sites and are asked to bring their own provisions. Transportation will be provided.

Course Instructor: Ken Yocom
Please contact instructor at for more information.
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