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Landscape Construction I

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Learn to design walls, walks, patios and stairs in a design studio format with numerous drawing exercises. Class work includes researching construction techniques and learning to calculate slopes. Field work includes taking horizontal and vertical measurements on a selected site, assessing drainage patterns, and identifying existing plants. (Site visits will be scheduled for two weekend days around the 4th and 6th weeks of class.) Students will produce concept and site plans with elevations,construction details, and planting designs. This course is recommended for students nearing the end of the Landscape Design and Horticulture programs; students should expect to produce design drawings suitable for a portfolio.This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Horticulture and the Certificate of Accomplishment in Landscape Design.

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