LARC20160 Landscape Studio 2B

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module builds on the earlier studio modules by introducing students to projects of a larger physical scale and addressing some of the contemporary challenges facing those involved in landscape architecture. Taking the peri-urban fringe as a starting point this studio looks at notions of urban and rural and considers issues of urban biodiversity and ecosystems services. Studio project will involve precedent studies, site survey and a series of design and research projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate ability to (i) survey, analyse and critique the existing environment working either individually or in a group (ii) analyse, discuss and respond to some of the relevant issues concerning urban/rural interface (iii) make appropriate and well considered design interventions in a specified context, (iv) develop and critique projects individually and in a class setting , with reference to precedents (v) use various representational skills as appropriate to the stage of the project (vi) present and discuss work coherently.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a design studio where students carry out active-based learning. It is supported occasional lectures by staff and invited experts. An excursion or site visits is an important part of the learning and this generally takes place throughout the module. Students are required to develop their design work and to make presentations in the studio. These are attended by staff, students and invited critics. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LARC10050 - Landscape Studio 1A, LARC10090 - Landscape studio 1B

LARC20150 - Landscape Studio 2A

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Broken down according to stages with a submission at each stage of drawings and supporting texts. Presentations are made to staff, students and invited critics (at some presentations). Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Each submission will be made by the student to staff and other students taking part in the module as part of studio-based 'crits'. The assessment in crits is a form of immediate feedback. Crits are timetabled for each submission stage. Staff will assess and grade the work presented at the crit and give written feedback and grades to the student afterward on an individual basis. Feedback will be via email and can be oral (for further clarification) if requested by the student. The assessment stages will be: - Green Infrastructure Research and Design Task: oral presentation of graphics with supporting texts - Planting Tasks: a number of design exercises with an oral presentation of graphics with supporting texts - Planting Plan: workshop with graphic submission - Portfolio: summary of module work with graphics and supporting texts

Reading list to follow
Name Role
Ms Angela Hayles Tutor
Mr Kevin Keenan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 09:00 - 12:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 14:00 - 17:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 09:00 - 12:50
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 09:00 - 12:50