Master of Landscape Architecture Studios

Information about studios running in the Master of Landscape Architecture.

Landscape Studio 1: Design Techniques

Wendy Walls

Landscape Studio 1: Design Techniques, ABPL90107, is offered in Semester 1, 2020.

Studio Description

This subject is the first studio in the 300-point Master of Landscape Architecture, introducing approaches and techniques for thinking about, exploring and generating design. The studio equips students with a range of design techniques including graphic analysis, sketching, diagramming, physical modelling and 3-D surface manipulation. The studio positions these techniques alongside methods (and confidence) for engaging with a holistic landscape design process.

Studio Outcome

In studio one, an exploratory attitude is encouraged. Emphasis throughout the studio is placed on design as a process, as distinct from an absolute outcome. Teaching and learning will use a range of tools and platforms to support this experience. Lectures, online modules and studio sessions will introduce the key theoretical ideas, tools and techniques that underpin contemporary landscape architecture design practices. Students are expected to attend all sessions and to actively participate in studios and workshops; including peer to peer learning, collaborative group work, presentations, discussion and using digital media. By the end of the course students will be able to identify major attributes of contemporary landscape architecture theory, understand design process, and think critically about their own design practice.

Studio Leaders

Wendy is a lecturer in Landscape Architectural design. Her research and teaching focuses on the use of data and digital technologies for designing with dynamic climatic phenomena in external open space; innovative design methodologies and interdisciplinary practices.

Schedule Mondays 12:00-15:00 and Thursdays 09:00-12:00 in MSD Room 141

Travel Warburton and surrounds | 23 March

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Landscape Studio 2: Site and Design

Landscape Studio 2: Site and Design, ABPL90176, is not offered in Semester 1, 2020.


Landscape Studio 3: Speculations

Jillian Walliss

The following studios are offered in Landscape Studio 3: Speculations, ABPL90172, in Semester 1, 2020.  Details of these studios will be presented on Friday 28 February from 15:00-16:00 in the Malaysian Theatre, B121, MSD Building.  Following those presentations, students will be required to submit their studio preferences via an online ballot form. This ballot form must be completed by 15:00 on Saturday 29 February.

Final studio allocations will be posted to the Landscape Studio 3 LMS page by the end of the day on Sunday 1 March. Studio teaching will commence from Monday 2 March.  Students should check the studio allocations and attend their allocated studios accordingly.

Lecture Mondays 11:00-12:00 in Chemical Engineering 1-G20


Landscape Studio 4: Strategies

Landscape Studio 4: Strategies, ABPL90072, is not offered in Semester 1, 2020.


Landscape Studio 5: Sustainable Urbanism

Ray Green

The following studios in Landscape Studio 5: Sustainable Urbanism, ABPL90072, are offered in Semester 1, 2020.  Students will be required to submit their studio preferences via the online ballot form.  Please complete the ballot by 6:00PM  Friday 28 February.  The subject coordinator will then allocate students into studios, and will publish those allocations to the subject's LMS page by Sunday 1 March.  Please check and attend your allocated studio accordingly.

Lecture Thursdays 17:15-18:15


Landscape Architecture Design Thesis

Sidh Sintusingha

Landscape Archiecture Design Thesis, ABPL90375, is offered in Semester 1, 2020.

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