On Tuesday, May 8th Aaron Williams, of SAA Design Group, will participate in the spring semester student critique session for the Landscape Architecture 312 class. This course is taught by James Steiner.
The course teaches first year graphics and verbal communication. The students are tasked with having to research a place that exists anywhere in the world as an example of landscape architecture, urban design, cultural landscape, etc. The sites chosen can range from a couple of acres to thousands of acres. They can include parks, parts of cities, urban areas, recreational areas, etc. The range is wide and the scales vary.
The students present a series of hand-drawn graphics composed on boards depicting their selected place in plan, section, elevation, perspective views, and a site analysis drawings. This is NOT a design studio but it IS a graphics and communication studio. Your role is to critique each student on how well they communicated their chosen place through words and graphics.