LDEM 241 is intended to assist students in selecting an individual capstone project, finding and organizing appropriate information needed for the project, and establishing parameters and questions for the design and development of the project. The studio focuses on an approved design problem requiring individual work, which will serve as a comprehensive examination. Preparation and presentation include a written and graphic problem statement, analysis and detailed plans or other approaches approved by the instructor.
LDEM 242 includes the Final Year Project (FYP), conducted with a faculty advisor, and includes collection, analysis and interpretation of project information. The final studio covers a variety of projects that may include landscape design projects involving fine arts, urban design and town planning. Students are expected to achieve a comprehensive understanding of ideas, processes and concepts. This is the capstone project where students demonstrate their acquired design skills and knowledge. They are expected to develop their design, produce presentation drawings and defend their ideas orally at a professional level. Students are assessed by department faculty. Note: This course fulfills the capstone writing intensive requirement for the Landscape Architecture major.