Landscape Architecture is the design of environments that have a physical and emotional impact on our lives, such as neighbourhoods, city squares, urban forests, parks, streets, gardens, and green infrastructure.
It is also concerned with community programs, garden and landscape heritage, and sustainability of our natural resources. Responsive to new challenges in the built and natural environments, Landscape Architects never stop learning, and are often inspired and challenged differently with every project.
As a Landscape Architecture student, you will develop skills to create sustainable design solutions to address local and global ecological, cultural and social issues. Studies incorporate studio classes, site visits, and the theory, history and practice of landscape architecture. The course utilises a problem-based approach which challenges students to respond to land planning and transformation issues,
and sustainable design principles, and to engage with natural processes to generate ecologically responsive and appropriate designs.
For me the benefit of studying my major through the Bachelor of Environments was that it changed my vision of the world from a local to a global scale.
Lu Zhou is currently studying the Master of Landscape Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design.
–Lu Zhou, BEnvs Landscape Architecture major
Generator 2012 – Lucas Rotteveel (Landscape Architecture)
Sample Course Plan
|Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments|
Majoring in Landscape Architecture*
|Year 1||Semester 1||Changing Melbourne||Visualising Environments or Designing Environments||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Environments Elective||The History of Designed Landscapes (recommended)||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 2||Semester 1||Explorations (Landscape Studio 1) OR Architecture Design Studio: Earth||Designing with Plants||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Landscape Studio 2: Site Plan and Design||Site Tectonics||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space||Case Studies in Landscape Architecture||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
|Semester 2||Landscape Studio 4: Designed Ecologies (capstone)||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
*This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.