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DESIGN 311: Creating a Cohesive Design Concept: Materials, Details, Color, and Style

Learning Objectives


  • Discuss common outdoor materials, their properties, how and when to use them, and potential drawbacks associated with the different materials
  • Identify major architectural styles and appropriately utilize their iconic details.
  • Discuss five methods for creating a design aesthetic: how to develop the “look” of your project.
  • Analyze common design mistakes and learn how to avoid making them.

Description


An aesthetic is a visual theme, “the style” or “the look” of a project. In this course, we will take the mystery out of creating a successful design aesthetic, selecting materials and finishes, and aligning the details of the design with the overall look of the project. You will try out five practical methods for creating a design aesthetic, and the class will culminate with a final project: creating a full palette of materials and assembling them on a vision board to present to a client. This course is an excellent complement to DESIGN 211: Elements of Design. In that class, you learned how to decide where the improvements go, and in this course, you will learn tools for deciding what they should look like.

Expertise


  • PSP Expertise: Landscape Designers
  • PSP Focus: Architect/Designer
  • PSP Level 300

Time/ Credits


16:00 hrs
1.6 IACET CEUs

Instructor Feras Irikat & Kate Wiseman

Feras Irikat Kate Wiseman, MLA


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