Syllabus Residential Landscape Design LDE 3410C Fall 2020

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Syllabus Residential Landscape DesignLDE 3410CFall 2020Instructor: Gail Hansen, PhDOffice: Fifield Hall, Room 1139Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays- zoom meeting requests by emailCell phone number: 352-214-7053ghansen@ufl.eduCourse DescriptionLDE 3410C- Credits 3, Prerequisite: noneBasics of residential landscape design including preparation, evaluation, and implementation of simplelandscape plans. Emphasizes the use of ornamental plants for functional and aesthetic improvement ofhome environments. (Expect to attend one or two Saturday field trips – these activities will not beincluded for Fall 2020 due to COVID19).Course StructureMonday and Wednesday, Period 9-10 (4:05pm to 6:00pm)All exercise worksheets, readings, design plans, base maps and/or handouts will be uploaded andorganized in canvas.Classroom activities via zoomSmall group (two to three students every half hour) zoom meetings to review assignments and discussionCourse FormatFour areas of instruction include: Design Concepts- Art and Science of design, Plant Characteristics, Plant selection- Rightplant/Right place, Composition, Color Theory, Inspiration, Design Themes, Elements andPrinciples, Design trends Development Concepts- Design Process, Inventory and Analysis, User Interview, Planting planmistakes Cultural and social concepts- Landscape preferences, Novel landscapes, Forms, Styles andTypes Graphics and Presentation- Graphic Symbols, Rendering, Plan Labels, Plant MaterialsScheduleGoals and ObjectivesCourse Goal: To develop a functional and aesthetic landscape for a residence using the design processand elements and principles of design.Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes: by the end of the semester students should be able to: Describe plant characteristics and list functional use of plantsDescribe basic concepts of color theory and the aesthetic use of plant materialIdentify appropriate plant materials for residential design in North Central FloridaUnderstand the concepts of landscape preferences and perceptionsDescribe design themes and identify examples in landscape images

Create and use a typical site inventory and analysisIdentify and describe the characteristics of a design theme and apply to design projectShow evidence of design understanding by using a theme and form compositionDevelop a planting plan based on the Florida-Friendly principle of right plant-right placeDevelop graphic plans for planting designs, including symbols, labels, a plant scheduleEvaluationStudents are evaluated on exercise worksheets and micro-design projects: Exercise worksheets- Exercise worksheets are due for every class period for weeks 1 thru 6 andweek 9 for a total of 12 worksheets, which count for 36% of the final grade. Worksheetinstructions and templates are located in the weekly assignment files in canvas.Micro design plans- 1 or 2 micro-design plans are due for every class period for weeks 7 and 8and weeks 10 to 14 for a total of 9 micro-designs, which count for 54% of the final grade. Basemaps, instructions and grading rubric for each of the micro-designs are located in the weeklyassignment files in canvas. The combined micro-designs will create a complete landscape designfor a client in Gainesville.Participation/attendance- zoom meeting attendance counts for 10% of the final grade. Seestudent responsibilities for attendance policy.The primary reason for deduction of points is incomplete assignments- make sure that allassignments are complete before submitting.Grading PolicyStudents are responsible for keeping track of their scores on assignments and monitoring their progress.Concerns and/or questions about scores should be discussed with instructor immediately, do not waituntil the end of the semester to discuss grade questions. No extra-credit assignments will be given torectify low or missing grades.AssignmentsWeekly exercises (12)Total Points30 eachMicro Designs (9)Attendance/ParticipationPercentage of Final Grade36%60 each54%3.6 each class10%100%Grading PolicyPercentGrade90.0 - 100.087.0 - 89.984.0 - 86.981.0 – 83.978.0 - 80.975.0 - 79.972.0 – 74.9AAB BBC de69.0 - 71.966.0 - 68.963.0 - 65.960.0 - 62.90 - 59.9CD DDEGradePoints1.671.331.000.670.00

More information on UF grading policy may be found at:UF Graduate CatalogGrades and Grading PoliciesStudent ResponsibilitiesAttendance: Students are expected to be present at all zoom meetings and must inform instructor byemail prior to class if they will miss a class. It is the students’ responsibility to make prior arrangementsfor excused absences and to contact instructor for assignment make-up. Students are allowed one unexcused absence; every absence thereafter that is not pre-arranged with the instructor will result in a gradepenalty unless a true emergency prevented attendance.If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (Click here for guidance from the CDC on symptoms ofcoronavirus), please use the UF Health screening system and follow the instructions on whether you areable to attend class. Click here for UF Health guidance on what to do if you have been exposed to or areexperiencing Covid-19 symptoms.Assignments: Students are expected to complete all assignments by the due date. Students must havepermission from instructor to turn in assignments at a later due date.Optional References and TextRequired textbook: None. All reading materials will be suppliedUF PoliciesUniversity Honesty PolicyUF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University ofFlorida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor andintegrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at theUniversity of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I haveneither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.” The Honor Code specifiesa number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore,you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriatepersonnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor in this class.Students Requiring AccommodationsStudents with disabilities who experience learning barriers and would like to request academicaccommodations should connect with the Disability Resource Center. It is important for studentsto share their accommodation letter with their instructor and discuss their access needs, as earlyas possible in the semester.Course EvaluationStudents are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completingonline evaluations. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of thesemester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of theseassessments are available to students on the Gator Evals page.

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Weekly Semester Schedule Fall 2020WeekDatePlaybook reading assignmentWeek 1Mon Aug 31Class introductionWed Sep 2Playbook 1- What is Landscape DesignPhotos of 3 landscapes- why you like/don't like themMon Sep 7HolidayHolidayWed Sep 9Playbook 2- The art and science of Florida LandscapesPhotos of hometown landscapes- list characteristicsMon Sep 14Playbook 3- Aesthetic characteristics of plantsFive plant clusters based on aesthetic characteristicsWed Sep 16Playbook 4- Color theory for planting plansFive color themes from plant photosMon Sep 21Playbook 5- Landscape PreferencesRate landscapes for low, medium, high preferenceWed Sep 23Playbook 6- Building a plant paletteSelect plants for a planting plan- describe characteristicsMon Sep 28Playbook 7- Arranging plants in the landscapeArrange plant symbols in small gardenWed Sep 30Playbook 8- Design themes for planting plansSelect landscape photos for 3 design themesMon Oct 5Playbook 9- Site inventory and analysisInventory and analysis notes on base mapWed Oct 7Playbook 10- Drawing a planting planPlanting plan for front entry of houseMon Oct 12Micro design 1- front entryPlanting plan for additional walkwaysWed Oct 14Micro design 2- sidewalks and walkwaysPlanting plan around mailboxMon Oct 19Micro design 3- mail boxes and utilitiesPlanting plan around utilitiesWed Oct 21Micro design 4- Property boundaries, fences, under treesPlanting plan for property boundaries, fences, treesMon Oct 26Playbook 11- Principles of designIdentify principles and elements of design in photosWed Oct 28Playbook 12- Common planting design mistakesIdentify planting design mistakes in photosMon Nov 2Micro design 5- back yard patio/entertainmentPatio/entertainment area designWed Nov 4Micro design 5- back yard patio/entertainmentPlanting plan around patioMon Nov 9Micro design 6- under windows and along wallsPlanting plan along walls/foundationWed Nov 11HolidayHolidayMon Nov 16Micro-design 7- around drivewaysPlanting plan for drivewayWed Nov 18Micro design 8- side yardSide yard designMon Nov 23Micro design 8- side yardPlanting plan for side yardWed Nov 25Micro design 9- specialty gardensDesign for specialty gardenMon Nov 30HolidayHolidayWed Dec 2Micro design 9- specialty gardensPlanting plan for specialty gardenMon Dec 7Final plan for ClientPreliminary plan for siteWed Dec 9Final plan for ClientFinal plan for siteWeek 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12Week 13Week 14Week 15Weekly exercises - due no later than 12noon day of class

Syllabus Residential Landscape Design LDE 3410C Fall 2020 Instructor: Gail Hansen, PhD Office: Fifiel

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