Following is a description of Studio IV, LARC 5664 to be held in Spring 2019 in Downtown Dallas. The studio will be co-taught by Issac Cohen and Gwen McGinn of, Studio Outside, and Assistant Professor Joowon Im.
Studio IV is designed to provide the fundamental concepts and mechanisms underlying natural processes, and environmental planning and design. It is structured to appreciate the influence of natural factors on landscape planning and landscape architectural design within the emerging contexts of sustainability and landscape performance. The course presents a process of solving large scale landscape planning problems through data gathering and information processing techniques commonly used by landscape architects under the broader understanding of nature, ecology, and environment. In Spring 2019 this studio will examine the Texas prairie landscape, it’s severe alteration due to development, its implications for the urban environment, and opportunities for restoration.”