URP 526- Site Planning & Design

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Course No.: 21596

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2015 Spring

Location: Diefendorf – 207

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday-Thursday

Meeting Time: 6:30 PM - 7:50 PM

Faculty: Warren

“Site Planning is the art of arraigning structures and shaping spaces between, an art linked to architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and city planning”…
Kevin Lynch, Site Planning

This course in newly created and is focused on graduate and senior students in both the Urban Planning and Architecture departments. We will cover the inter-relationship of Architectural Design, Site Planning and Landscape Architecture in a multi-disciplinary way as they influence the planning and design of physical sites. In practice, architects and planners work as a team on projects. Therefore, it is of critical importance that the dialogue between architects and planners be supported and understood. This course will provide
opportunities to explore that relationship, as we understand the opportunities in site planning and design. We will explore the placement of facilities on sites of various sizes, scales, types and complexities. In addition to learning the basic technical aspects of site planning and design, we will investigate the conceptualization of site organization, landscape, and physical expression of design.