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Natural Resource Stewardship

  This course focuses on New Hampshire’s natural resources and the relationship between healthy ecosystems and healthy communities. Specialists from the field will engage you to focus on particular aspects of N.H.’s natural resources and history. The course emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning in outdoor and classroom settings and offers techniques for applying scientific and horticultural […]

Senior Project/Internship

As the capstone course of the Landscape and Environmental Design curriculum, this course will require the student to demonstrate integration and application of the knowledge and skills from all courses in the program. This may be achieved either through a comprehensive senior design project developed by the student under the guidance of a faculty member […]

Sustainable Landscape Principles and Practices

This course will introduce and examine the principles and practices required to create a sustainable environment. Issues facing communities locally and globally will be examined and discussed. Emphasis will be placed on methods used to create landscapes that improve the environment by conserving resources and reducing chemical application. Students will learn how site design, plant […]

Landscape Construction Details and Methods

A survey of the materials used in landscape constructions, the methods used in assembling the materials into the landscape and the forces acting on the structures. Included are the characteristics and properties of each of the landscape materials and the relative costs of the materials, including installation. Landscape materials and methods to be studied include […]

Planting Design

Lecture includes the combination of landscape elements when used with architectural, aesthetic, engineering, and climate control uses of plants. Students work in graphics skills and develop the ability to produce professional quality plans. (Prerequisites: LAND 102C and LAND 112C)

Landscape Design Studio

Through lectures, site visits, and design projects, this studio design course focuses on understanding and analyzing the requirements of the program and the site to develop designs that respond both to client needs and environmental context. Moving through a series of projects that range in size, scale, and complexity, this course examines different issues in […]

Vectorworks Landmark 2D

This introductory course in Vectorworks Landmark will teach students the basic functions and uses of computer-aided design (CAD) software used in landscape architecture, design, and construction. This course will focus on 2D applications of this CAD software to create presentation and construction documents. Students will learn how to import hand-drawn concepts, survey plans, create planting […]

Landscape Design Theory

This course introduces the student to the field of landscaping design. Lectures, reading and problem-solving exercises provide a basic overview of historical, philosophical and technical aspects of landscape design and the profession of landscaping architecture.The course will also explore how design, site environment and legislation affect the design process.

Landscape Drawing and Presentation Techniques

This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of landscape design drawing necessary to graphically communicate design ideas. Students will learn techniques to improve line quality, lettering, sketching, rendering and drawing layout. Black and white and color media will be used. These drawing and rendering techniques will be used to create presentation quality site plans, elevations […]

Basic Site Grading and Surveying

This course is designed to familiarize students with surveying techniques and grading principles that are integral to interpreting topographical information and understanding natural and man-made features that influence grade changes in the landscape. Emphasis will be on practical and basic applications of survey equipment, note-keeping, plotting and other measuring techniques that are useful to landscape […]

Identification and Uses of Shrubs, Groundcovers and Vines

Students will be introduced to evergreen and deciduous shrubs, vines and groundcovers commonly found and used in the Northeast. Emphasis will be on identification, cultural requirements and design applications in the landscape. Students will become proficient in identifying plants by recognizing distinctive features such as height, form, twig and bud characteristics, leaf shape, color and […]

Identification and Uses of Trees

Students will be introduced to evergreen and deciduous trees commonly found and used in the Northeast. Emphasis will be on identification, cultural requirements and design applications in the landscape. Students will become proficient in identifying trees by recognizing distinctive features such as height, form, twig and bud characteristics, leaf shape, color and flowers.