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LAND 200 - Topics in Landscape Theory and Garden Design

  • 3 credits

Topics in Landscape Theory and Garden Design provides students with topics of landscape theory and design principles in garden design through readings, videos, and lectures. Students will be engaged through online discussions and will record weekly exercises and course material with the development of a sketchbook and blog/website postings.

Learning Objectives
  • Students will become accomplished in landscape history, theory and basic design strategies and processes.
  • Students will develop a strong skillset for garden design at varying scales.
  • Students will accomplish various visual communication tools and techniques.

Important Information

All readings are provided.

Textbooks and Materials

All readings are provided.


Kelly Curl

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Kelly Curl is an educator, landscape architect, and fine artist. Curl is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape at Colorado State University. Curl is also a fine artist who focuses on creating memorable landscapes that evoke past visits or experiences of our natural and cultural world. She has exhibited at Colorado State University, BHA Design, and Morgan State University and currently donated work to The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) Eighteenth Annual Silent Auction to benefit TCLF’s education and advocacy initiatives. In Nadia Amoroso's book, Representing Landscapes- Hybrid, she published an essay titled Ideation of Landscape Representation. In 2021, Curl received a Special Mention for my design competition submission at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Her submission was exhibited at the Responsive Cities Symposium – Design with Nature in Barcelona, Spain. In 2022, Curl won two design competition submissions with her CSU landscape architecture students for Backyard Casitas, nature play structures designed and built at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens in Santa Barbara, California.