BSc Landscape Architecture UP

By | January 5, 2021

BSc Landscape Architecture UP

The programme in landscape architecture is the only undergraduate course of its kind offered in South Africa. Locally there is a great demand for practitioners in both the public and private sector. BSc Landscape Architecture UP
Landscape architects are professionals responsible for the design and planning of internal and external open spaces, such as streets, squares, public parks and outdoor and indoor landscaped gardens. Landscape architects also undertake planning on a large scale, for example residential and commercial estates, sports facilities, golf courses, beach and recreational facilities, tourist developments, urban design projects, community parks and open space systems in previously disadvantaged areas. A further aspect of landscape architecture is the execution of environmental impact assessments, visual impact assessments and surveys of environmental aspects such as vegetation, circulation patterns and cultural landscapes.
Landscapes are the represented expressions of the dynamic interaction between the technological and cultural activities of human societies with the physical environment. Landscape architecture is a profession and academic discipline concerned with the design of rural and urban outside places on various scales informed by this interaction. It considers change over time and mediates art and science; artefact and nature; city and region; and private and public interests. Landscape architects therefore synthesise knowledge from the humanities and the sciences to sustainably design meaningful and beautiful places that are grounded in material and immaterial culture, and ecology of their local contexts.

BSc Landscape Architecture UP

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School for the Built Environment
Mr R Mashiloane
012 4203656
roy.mashiloane@up.ac.za