LASC 406

Complex Design

Course overview

With this course, you’ll examine contemporary developments in landscape design, from theory through to the practice of complex site planning, design and implementation.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • Sustainable Landscape Design, LASC-320



  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Sustainable Design and Planning, LASC-322

Credits 30
Domestic fees $1,970.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Demonstrate independent learning, time management and problem-solving skills relevant to a complex design brief.
  2. Develop a multi-scalar inventory of ecological, cultural and socio-economic information from a range of theoretical and professional sources.
  3. Analyse broad scale land use issues illustrating an awareness of sense of place, environmental sustainability and human well-being within a statutory context.
  4. Evaluate site-level options applying an appreciation of landform manipulation, natural processes and bicultural values.
  5. Design an innovative but realistic and conceptually sophisticated master plan that is technically sound and critically grounded.

Course examiners

Gillian Lawson

Gillian Lawson

Associate professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

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