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              2011 FaLL cataLog

the L andscape InstItute
On the cOver: “Oak Leaves On BOLete cap” BY MartY kLein
“I imagine this mushroom’s origins, beneath the forest floor, waiting for the right moment...pushing up through the leaf litter, its sticky cap
 gathering leaves as it emerges. A small rodent eats from it. Cracks speak to a lack of recent rain and its age, as does the interplay of leaf
 remnants and the cap. For me, this image is about beauty and the web of life.” – Marty klein
 shifting from photography to ‘scanography,’ Marty klein composes images directly on a flatbed scanner, capturing plants and other
 natural objects with incredible depth and contrast in one image. Marty klein holds a Ba and a Master of regional planning from
 the University of Massachusetts, and over the years has worked as an artist, photographer, blacksmith, and land protection activist.
 he was recently honored with an exhibit at the arnold arboretum of harvard University.
dear Friends,


For over forty years, people have
continued to turn to the Landscape
Institute for studies in Landscape design,
history, preservation and horticulture.
our curriculum provides in-depth
knowledge to cultivate creative design and
stewardship of the land. students are
welcome to take courses à la carte to
nourish an interest, or pursue
comprehensive studies to enable
a career transition.


as the profession continues to expand, so
does our curriculum. one notable change
this year is the active integration of design
media and computer rendering programs
that will update students’ work practices
and presentation skills. Join us for an
exciting new academic year.



sincerely,
heather d. heimarck, asLa
director, the Landscape Institute



Jennifer Kimball, CLD, explores ancient ogham alphabets derived
from tree forms in her modern-day park design for Ballywilly Brook
Forest Park in Carndonagh, Inishowen County, Donegal, Ireland.
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ouR                                                  ouR
MissiOn                                              histOrY
the Landscape Institute (LI) is a unique             the Landscape Institute, established in 1970
landscape design certificate program which           as the Radcliffe seminars program in Landscape
provides the tools, information, and strategic       design, continues its celebrated tradition of
knowledge to foster creative design and              education excellence in landscape studies at
stewardship of the land. the Landscape Institute     the boston architectural college. students who
promotes leadership in design, sustainability,       have taken advantage of its curriculum have
and preservation action.                             made an indelible impact across new england
                                                     as designers, historians, advocates and landscape
                                                     preservationists. become part of our future.
ouR
prOGraM                                              ouR
our program teaches students to develop
a design-oriented approach integrating artistic,
                                                     FacULtY
theoretical and practical skills. small class size   the program’s dedicated faculty represents the
and seminar style learning encourages                intellectual and creative capital of our curriculum.
participation within a collegial environment.        their content-rich courses explore many aspects
Interested students can enroll in a single course    of this multi-disciplinary field. Many of our faculty
to explore a specific interest, build a sequence     have been associated with the Institute for over
of courses to meet individual needs, or pursue       twenty years. biographies of our full faculty roster
a certificate in:                                    can be found at the-bac.edu / li.

Landscape design
Landscape design history                             neW
Landscape preservation                               initiatives
planting design                                      Open house
With over 40 years of education excellence,          Join us for an online open house on august 24.
the Landscape Institute is the longest running       to reserve your spot, email ce@the-bac.edu.
certificate program of its kind. our program         design Media & presentation skills
holds a unique, highly regarded position for         More than ever it’s necessary to be bilingual in
teaching landscape design and enabling students      the world of digital media and graphics. We see
to tap into a new body of knowledge.                 hand rendering and digital rendering as vital
                                                     skills. see page 9 for full course offerings.
    FaLL couRse
      OFFerinGs




           traveL stUdY eXpeditiOns                4

                                   cOUrses          5
               construction & site engineering      5
                                         design     6
            drafting & graphic communication        9
                                       electives   11
                        history & preservation     14
                                  horticulture     16
                              special programs     19



                 certiFicate prOGraMs 21

              LearninG OppOrtUnities 23

FinanciaL & reGistratiOn inFOrMatiOn 24

                        Map & LOcatiOns 25
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                                                               gaRden &
                                                               Landscape tRaVeL
                                                               stUdY eXpeditiOns
                                                               siciLY: the Landscapes & Gardens OF
                                                               persephOne’s isLand WIth nan sInton,
                                      traveL                   MaRch 7–17, 2012
                                                               spring in sicily! For centuries, poets and gardeners have
                                                                come here to enjoy the landscape, the wildflowers and the
Palermo Botanical Garden, Sicily, Italy                         incomparable views. Gardens in sicily show traces of arab
                                                                influences mixed with those of northern europe and, in
Meticulously curated and displayed,                             particular, that of those 19th century english gardeners who
                                                                flocked here to develop designs in which they could grow
the Giardino a Succulente in sicily’s                           rare and unusual plants. this expedition has been planned as
                                                                an exploration of the history, landscapes and plants of the
palermo botanical garden includes                               island. Our visits will take us to private gardens with
                                                                romantic histories and sub-tropical plants and to meet with
rare plants from dry regions around                             local garden makers, we will walk among ancient ruins,
                                                                absorb glorious scenery, search for wildflowers and exercise
the Mediterranean. Founded in 1775,                             our cameras, notebooks and sketch pads as we develop an
                                                                understanding of the strange and compelling spells
the garden includes an ancient Gingko                          “persephone’s island” has cast for centuries.

biloba and a mighty Moreton bay
                                                               sOUth aFrica
Fig (Ficus macrophylla), among more                            WIth nan sInton, noVeMbeR 2012
                                                               in november 2012, nan sinton will lead the Li’s travel study
than 12,000 species showcased in 25                            expedition to the Western Cape of South Africa. Here, we’ll 
                                                               find not only the breathtaking diversity of the cape Floral
acres of gardens and glass houses.                             kingdom, but also a land of enormous spaces and ancient art,
                                                               glorious gardens, hospitable hosts and the unforgettable
                                                               sight of magnificent animals on their own turf. Walk through 
                                                               milkwood forests and coastal wildflowers, view native plants,

specIaL pRogRaMs                                               botanical collections and private gardens, and see fauna large
                                                               and small — bonteboks, lions, elephants, giraffes, malachite
this fall, we are offering short intensives and a variety of   and secretary birds — and maybe even a leopard. it should be
workshops that will awaken and refresh the mind. explore       a memorable trip.
special programs (page 19) or consider one of our hands-on
seminars in graphic communication (page 11):
                                                                                nan sintOn
   P
•    resentation Graphics Workshop
                                                                               tRaVeL studY eXpedItIons LeadeR
   S
•    ketchup Workshop for Landscape Designers                                  as director of programs for Horticulture
•    ketchup Workshop for Landscape Designers 
   S                                                                           magazine, nan developed, organized
   new to digital Media                                                        and led an international series of garden
•    ectorworks for Landscape Designers
   V                                                           seminars and tours. nan, an experienced educator
                                                               and designer, was also the director of public programs
                                                               at harvard University’s arnold arboretum.
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This is an abbreviated brochure featuring
courses of interest to The Landscape
Institute students. For details and a
complete listing of BAC Professional
& Continuing Education courses, including
computer-aided design, drawing,
architectural preservation and more,
visit us at the-bac.edu/ce.                                                                         cOUrses
                                                                      site enGineerinG
constRuctIon &                                                        site engineering is an art and a science that is both functional

site enGineerinG
                                                                      and aesthetic. this course introduces students to the
                                                                      principles and fundamental concepts of landform design and
                                                                      site grading. students learn to manipulate contours and
                                                                      direct water flow as it applies to landform design and
Landscape cOnstrUctiOn:                                               supports the proposed project activity. specific topics
MateriaLs & MethOds                                                   include grading principles for terraces and patios, pedestrian
site design is expressed by materials, construction and the           and vehicular circulation systems, and athletic fields.
methods in which they are applied. this course will survey            additional topics include construction, industry standards for
construction materials and design considerations for site             the design of drain inlets, catch basins and manholes, leaching
development. Weekly topics include site utilities, planting           basins, and the collection and retention of storm water.
design, fences and gates, steps and ramps, flex base and              americans with disability act (ada) design guidelines are
structural base paving systems, free standing walls, retaining        also covered. students engage site engineering skills through
walls and wood structures. topics such as construction                presentations, field trips, weekly exercises and model making.
documentation, cost estimating, proposal writing, ada                 recommended: ability to create spreadsheets.
guidelines and compliancy, specification writing and state            dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits PREREQUISITE: Drafting
building codes as applied to typical site development will also
                                                                      instrUctOr
be covered. students will have weekly assignments, readings           steven Foster (ac) see Landscape Construction: Materials
and quizzes to supplement their learning. recommended:                & Methods, page 5.
ability to create spreadsheets.                                       Roger Washburn (bc) MLa, university of Massachusetts, amherst;
                                                                      ba, environmental design, university of Washington; landscape
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits PREREQUISITES: Drafting and
                                                                      architect, Roger Washburn Landscape architecture, somerville,
basic computer skills are required.
                                                                      Massachusetts; former landscape architect, the architects collab-
instrUctOr                                                            orative, cambridge, Massachusetts; adjunct faculty, university
steven Foster bLa, Michigan state university; principal, steven c.    of Massachusetts, amherst; recipient, boston society of Landscape
Foster Landscape architecture, Watertown, Massachusetts; practic-     architects design awards.
ing landscape consultant; member, american society of Landscape       FULFiLLs
architects; registered landscape architect in Massachusetts and       certificate in Landscape design         Required
Michigan.                                                             certificate in Landscape design history technical skills elective
FULFiLLs                                                              certificate in Landscape preservation   technical skills elective
certificate in Landscape design         Required                      tUitiOn & LaB Fees
certificate in Landscape design history technical skills elective     p&ce / certificate credit:                $1,625
certificate in Landscape preservation   technical skills elective     audit credit:                             $950
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                    cOUrse / sec. tiMe                        daY      dates
p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625                      tM045 / ac          9:30 –12:30 pM        th       sept. 1– dec. 18
audit credit:                             $950                        tM045 / bc          5:00 –7:00 pM         W        oct. 26 – Feb. 8
cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                  daY      dates              plus Labs (4)       tba                   sat      tba
tM021 / ac          1:00 pM – 4:00 pM     W        aug. 31– dec. 7
tM021 / bc          4:00 pM –7:00 pM      W        oct. 26 – Feb. 8
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pLantinG desiGn i                                                         tUitiOn & LaB Fees:
Offered in conjunction with the Bac school of Landscape                   p&ce / certificate credit:              $920
                                                                          audit credit:                           $730
architecture, this course provides working exposure to
                                                                          cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                 daY      dates
planting design techniques, criteria, and graphic representa-
                                                                          tM215 / ac         7:15 pM – 8:45 pM    W        aug. 31– dec. 17
tion. it also focuses on the generic aspects of planting design:
placement aspect and specification standards of plant
materials, their rational (according to growth characteristics)
and artistic treatment, planting niche and usage. students will
be asked to develop planting designs for four to five typical
                                                                          desiGn
planting niches: a doorway garden, a sunny/tropical garden, a
shade garden, a bio swale parking lot and a historical garden.            on-site desiGn i: prOcess —
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 1.5 Credits, 24 AIA Hrs/ LU’s PREREQUISITE:
                                                                          FUndaMentaLs OF creative
Botany & Horticultural Science I & II, or permission                      Landscape desiGn
of program director                                                       this introductory course allows students to try their hand
                                                                          at the art of “placemaking”. this course covers the funda-
instrUctOr
                                                                          mentals to consider when making a landscape or garden
Jessie Crowley Waisnor landscape designer at brown, Richard-
son & Rowe, Inc.; experienced instructor at the bac school of             design. the basic design vocabulary is studied through
Landscape architecture topics include: Introduction to Landscape          a series of models–engaging problems common to all site
architecture, planting design, and perennials and grasses.                designs. this studio explores landforms, plants, structures,
                                                                          and water as enclosing agents; students engage in form
FULFiLLs                                                                  and spatial organization exercises using circular, rectilinear,
certificate in planting design              Required                      biomorphic and geomorphic vocabularies.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
p&ce / certificate credit:                  $920                          dUratiOn: 16 Sessions, 3 Credits
audit credit:                               $730                          instrUctOrs
cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                    daY        dates              Roger Washburn (ac) see Site Engineering, this page.
tM360 / ac          5:00 – 6:30 pM           t         aug. 30 – dec. 6   Laura eisener (bc) MLa, university of Massachusetts, amherst;
Field trips (2)     tba                                                   ba, botany and anthropology, connecticut college; principal,
                                                                          Laura d. eisener Landscape design, saugus, Massachusetts; associ-
                                                                          ate editor, People, Places and Plants.
Landscape architectUre: MateriaLs                                         FULFiLLs
& MethOds                                                                 certificate in Landscape design         Required
Offered in conjunction with the Bac school of Landscape                   certificate in Landscape design history Required
                                                                          certificate in Landscape preservation   Required
architecture, this course investigates the various hardscape
                                                                          tUitiOn & LaB Fees
materials used in building landscapes. it contributes to
                                                                          p&ce /certificate credit:               $1,625
students’ abilities to support design and detailed drawings
                                                                          cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                 daY      dates
for landscape architectural projects, both in practice                    Lac106 / ac        4:00 –7:00 pM        th       sept. 1– dec. 15
and in studio. the course will cover the terminology of                   Lac106 / bc        9:30 –12:30 pM       t        aug. 30 – dec. 13
landscape materials, how materials are specified, how
to document installation techniques, the cost implications
of material and detail choices, and sustainable practices                 online desiGn i: prOcess —
in materials selection.                                                   intrOdUctiOn tO Landscape
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 1.5 Credits                                        desiGn
                                                                          this studio explores the process of designing a landscape
instrUctOr
                                                                          from initial inspiration to finished design. the class begins by
Juli riemenschneider is a registered landscape architect in the
state of Massachusetts and is a senior associate at pL / La. she was      abstracting design principles from art. Using landforms as the
trained at Rutgers university and a recent recipient of an edco           primary form and space generator, we explore themes of
grant at the boston architectural college to research                     movement, passage, repose, and threshold. students are
plant materials to remediate damaged sites.                               asked to reduce the forms of historical paintings to simple
FULFiLLs                                                                  designs which are then “borrowed” to transform a local site.
certificate in planting design              Required                      the poetics of painting guide the design process from the
certificate in Landscape design             elective
                                                                          layout of the garden to its details. Weekly illustrated audio 
certificate in design history               elective
                                                                          and visual lectures introduce techniques, case studies, and
certificate in Landscape preservation       elective
                                                                          assignments. students collaborate online to explore and
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further develop their designs. Weekly instructor-led group               cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                   daY      dates
interactions provide inspiration for designs.                            Lac106 / 1Zc        online                          aug. 29 – dec. 17
                                                                         orientation         9:00 –11:00 aM          th      sept. 1
see Online education (page 23) for system requirements and               Final presentation 9:00 aM –12:00 pM th             dec. 15
methodology. section 1Zc is conducted online with two                    Orientation and final presentation are optional and on-site.
optional on-site meetings. section 2Zc is a hybrid of online             Lac106 / 2Zc        online                          oct. 24 – Feb. 16
and onsite instruction. this section has weekly online                   on-site meetings 4:00 –7:00 pM              th
assignments and meets on-site every other week.                          This online course meets bi-weekly, on-site at the BAC.

dUratiOn: 16 Sessions, 3 Credits

instrUctOr                                                               desiGn ii: MethOds — desiGninG
patricia Bales van Buskirk (1Zc, 2Zc) MLa, harvard graduate              Landscape sYsteMs
school of design; ba, architecture, university of Virginia; principal,   this studio continues to build on basic design principles
tricia bales Landscape design, hingham, Massachusetts; registered        including graphic expression, spatial definition, proportion
landscape architect, Massachusetts.
                                                                         and scale. the focus will be on spatial and environmental
FULFiLLs
                                                                         systems. students hone their conceptual thinking and learn
certificate in Landscape design         Required
certificate in Landscape design history Required                         to successfully incorporate the dynamics of the site including:
certificate in Landscape preservation   Required                         soils, topography, hydrology and related factors into their
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                       design thinking. students also explore the rules of propor-
p&ce / certificate credit:                  $1,625                       tion, composition and scale in landscape design to shape
                                                                         space. classes include illustrated lectures, discussions,
                                                                         project critiques and site visits.
                                                                         dUratiOn: 16 Sessions, 3 Credits PREREQUISITE: Design I,
                                                                         Introduction to Landscape Graphics and Drafting
                                                                         RECOMMENDED: Site Engineering
                                                                         instrUctOr
                                                                         Laura kuhn (ac), Mch, McLp, aoLcp. tufts university. practicing
                                                                         landscape designer & horticulturist. principal, Laura Kuhn design
                                                                         consultation. apLd advocacy chair, 2008 – 2011.
                                                                         ann kearsley (bc) RLa, MLaud, harvard university graduate
                                                                         school of design; dartmouth college (english Literature); owner
                                                                         & principal of ann Kearsley design, portland, Maine; ecologically
                                                                         based landscape design; landscapes for sculpture.
                                                                         FULFiLLs
                                                                         certificate in Landscape design         Required
                                                                         certificate in Landscape design history elective
                                                                         certificate in Landscape preservation   elective
                                                                         tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                         p&ce / certificate credit:                 $1,625
                                                                         cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                   daY      dates
                                                                         Lac107/ ac          7:15 – 9:15 pM         t        aug. 30 – dec. 13
                                                                         plus Labs (4)                              sat      tba
                                                                         Lac107/ bc          1:00 – 4:00 pM         th       sept. 1– dec. 15

Student translating concepts from a painting to landscape design
                                                                         desiGn iii: appLicatiOns —
Learning to design involves experimenting                                inteGratinG Landscape pLanninG,
                                                                         ecOLOGicaL viaBiLitY & aesthetic
with a set of tools, engaging a new design                               MeaninG
                                                                         this studio applies landscape design theory and methods to
vocabulary, and a willingness to                                         the new england landscape. it focuses on a site plan for a
                                                                         hillside property in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, abutting a park
try something new.                                                       and conservation land in a densely populated neighborhood.
                                                                         the trustees of reservations have recently acquired the
                                                                         property and will be the client. this project involves many
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aspects of professional practice, such as research, analysis,          desiGn iv: desiGn & prOFessiOnaL
synthesis, program development, concept generation, legal              practice
and regulatory issues. students will create unique master              this studio is the culmination of the design sequence for
plans through design development, cost estimating, and                 the Landscape design certificate. design iv is a design and
direct interaction the client. Oral, graphic, and written skills       professional practice alternative to independent projects.
are all emphasized. site visits, lectures, slide presentations,        this two-part studio kicks off with 8 sessions to learn
and assigned readings supplement the studio.                           vectorworks Landmark cad drawing software followed
dUratiOn: 16 Sessions, 3 Credits PREREQUISITES: Design                 by a design studio focused on either a residential site
I and II, Site Engineering and /or Landscape Construction: Methods     or a local nonprofit. in conjunction with design, the studio
and Materials.                                                         will include lectures, workshops on presentation skills,
                                                                       cost estimates, contract structures, marketing and client
instrUctOr
Jean cavanaugh MLa, harvard graduate school of design; certifi-        skills, as well as field trips to sites under construction. Guest
cate in Landscape design, Radcliffe seminar program; landscape         presenters will include contractors, designers and business
architect in private practice, cambridge, Massachusetts.               coaches. this studio is designed to provide students with
FULFiLLs                                                               project experience in how a professional design project
certificate in Landscape design         Required                       is run. classes meet every week. design iv will be
certificate in Landscape design history elective                       especially helpful for students who are intending to work
certificate in Landscape preservation   elective                       in a professional office or open their own design practice.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
p&ce /certificate credit:                  $1,625                      dUratiOn: Fall and Spring semester, 3 Credits PREREQUISITES:
cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                   daY      dates              Completed all but 1 of the certificate requirements including Site
Lac108 / ac         7:15 pM – 9:15 pM      W        aug. 31– dec. 14   Engineering, Construction Methods & Materials, Design I, II, and III.
Field trips (2)     tba
                                                                       instrUctOrs
                                                                       anne eccles (ac) Vectorworks Instructor. Msc, university of
                                                                       edinburgh; b.s., ucLa; principal, aLe Land design; director, Vec-
                                                                       torworks Landmark greater boston user group; Massachusetts
                                                                       certified arborist; noFa accredited; the Landscape Institute, cLd.
                                                                       Michael Wasser (ac) design studio Instructor. MLa, university
                                                                       of Virginia; bLa, university of Minnesota; owner and principal of
                                                                       Michael Wasser associates, boston; visiting critic, Rhode Island
                                                                       school of design; faculty and thesis advisor, bac; certified by the
                                                                       council of Landscape architectural Registration boards; registered
                                                                       landscape architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, new York,
                                                                       and Minnesota.
                                                                       FULFiLLs
                                                                       certificate in Landscape design              Required
                                                                       tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                       p&ce /certificate credit:                    $2,300
                                                                       cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                     daY      dates
                                                                       Lac109 / ac          9:30 aM – 12:30 pM t             oct. 25 – dec. 13
                                                                                            4:00 pM –7:00 pM   W             Jan. 4 – May.16


                                                                       independent prOJects
                                                                       the independent project (ip) studio provides an enriching
Tracy T. Orr, 2011 Independent Project, New Bedford, MA
                                                                       and supportive setting in which students complete
                                                                       their capstone certificate requirement. an extended,
tracy t. orr combined her background in                                twice-monthly, two semester curriculum allows students
                                                                       to explore and develop a design or research thesis that
plant science with landscape design to                                 develops the skills, knowledge and experience that
                                                                       students have acquired in their course of study at the Li.
create a public park on a brownfield
                                                                       ip coordinator Jean cavanaugh, senior Li faculty member
using phytoremediation techniques and                                  and landscape architect, and Bac architecture faculty
                                                                       member Julia nugent perform desk critiques during the
an education outreach program.                                         bi-weekly studio sessions, mentoring projects from
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schematics through final presentation. Benchmark reviews                 and analysis, as well as the articulation and exploration of
are held every two months by an interdisciplinary review                 design concepts via drawings and models. adobe photoshop
panel of Li faculty: phyllis andersen, preservationist and               or illustrator and model-making skills highly recommended.
scholar; heather heimarck, Landscape institute director
                                                                         dUratiOn: 16 Sessions, 3 Credits, 48 AIA Hrs / LUs PREREQUISITES:
and landscape architect; Marie stella, historian, environmen-
                                                                         Introduction to Landscape Architecture Studio or permission of the
talist and educator; and Michael Weinmayr, landscape 
                                                                         program director.
architect and educator.
                                                                         instrUctOr
in the fall semester, students focus on the first stages                 tanya kelley MLa cum laude, Rhode Island school of design;
of their design or research investigations, and are required             principal, pLace studio, newport, Rhode Island. design critic at
to present initial site or study findings by the sixth week              the boston architectural college, Roger Williams university, and
of the studio. in the spring semester, students concentrate              Rhode Island school of design.
on the full realization of their design or research project,             FULFiLLs
culminating in a series of oral presentations open to                    certificate in planting design             Required
                                                                         certificate in Landscape design            design III equivalent
faculty, students, and interested guests.
                                                                         tUitiOn & LaB Fees
all students will be required to submit a final written                  p&ce / certificate credit:                 $1,625
report of their project, with supporting materials, by the               cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                   daY      dates
end of the spring semester. along with published Bac                     La203 / ac          4:00 pM –7:00 pM       W        aug. 31– dec. 14
holidays, there will be a winter break from (dec. 17– Jan. 7)
ips are a proud component of the Li legacy, and have
launched career specializations, professional networks, and
provided the opportunity to mold the studio experience
                                                                         dRaFtIng &
to met personal goals.
dUratiOn: Fall and Spring Semester, 16 Sessions and individual
                                                                         gRaphIc
reviews, 3 Credits PREREQUISITES: Completed all but 1 of the
certificate requirements including Site Engineering, Construction
                                                                         cOMMUnicatiOn
Methods & Materials, Design I, II, and III.
                                                                         DRAWING THE GARDEN LANDSCAPE
instrUctOrs
                                                                         this popular course is an elective that gives students an
Jean cavanaugh see Design III: Applications, page 7.
Julia nugent architect; Instructor, bac distance M.arch program.         opportunity to gain confidence and experience in their
FULFiLLs                                                                 drawing skills. classes focus on methods for using pencil,
certificate in Landscape design         Required course                  pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil.
certificate in Landscape design history Required course                  particular attention will be paid to techniques for drawing
certificate in Landscape preservation   Required course                  individual plant specimens, group assemblages, and plants
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                       in a landscape composition, perspective, walls, paths, water,
p&ce /certificate credit:                    $2,300                      buildings, and people in a garden setting. the goal is to learn
cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                     daY      dates              how to draw better so that clients can more clearly
Lac301 / ac         9:30 aM –12:30 pM        F        sept. 2 – May 18   understand proposed garden designs. emphasis will be on
                                                                         gardens in different seasons and conditions. attention will
Landscape architectUre stUdiO ii:                                        be paid to the specific needs of each student. several
                                                                         drawing sessions will be conducted outdoors. each student
cOncept & sYnthesis
                                                                         is required to produce and present a final drawing suitable
this studio, a second in the landscape studios offered in
                                                                         for presentation to a client or inclusion in a portfolio.
conjunction with the school of Landscape architecture,
continues to build on the fundamental design principles                  students are required to come to the first class with a spiral
introduced in the first studio course while integrating                  8 1/2 x 11 strathmore drawing paper pad. additional required
elements of theory, technology and representation.                       class material will be discussed on the first day of class.

a series of design problems of varying scale and complexity              dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits
will require students to generate solutions that address                 instrUctOr
specific site and program requirements. particular emphasis              Clare Walker Leslie ba, carleton college; visiting lecturer, Wil-
will be placed on the process of meaningful site observation             liams college, Massachusetts college of art, antioch university
                                                                         new england, national audubon society, and numerous other
                                                                         nature centers and educational institutions; author, The Art of Field
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Sketching and Nature Drawing: A Tool for Learning; co-author, The         both illustrative rendering and technical drawing for
Ancient Celtic Festivals: And How We Celebrate Them Today, and            construction documentation. specific topics include
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the          single-view drawing, such as plans, sections, elevations and
World Around You.
                                                                          pictorial drawing, such as isometric and axonometric
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                          drawings. this class explores skills required of a landscape
p&ce /certificate credit:                 $920
audit:                                    $730                            designer and prepares students for future studios. please
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY    dates
                                                                          see Online education (page 23) for system requirements
Vs026 / ac          9:30 aM –12:30 pM     t      aug. 30 – oct. 18        and methodology.
                                                                          dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits

intrOdUctiOn tO Landscape                                                 instrUctOr
                                                                          patricia Bales van Buskirk (1Zc) see Design I: Process – Introduction
draFtinG & Graphics                                                       to Landscape Design, page 7.
designed for students with little or no experience in
                                                                          FULFiLLs
drafting, this studio focuses on the fundamentals of landscape            certificate in Landscape design         Required course
design drawing necessary to communicate design ideas with                 certificate in Landscape design history Required course
confidence. drafting techniques to improve line quality,                  certificate in Landscape preservation   Required course
lettering, rendering, drawn annotations, and organization
of information will be practiced. students will build skills in
both illustrative rendering and technical drawing for
construction documentation. specific topics that will be
covered are single-view drawing, such as plans, sections, and
elevations, and pictorial drawing, such as isometric and
axonometric drawings. this is an excellent class to explore
the skills required to be a landscape designer and prepare
for future studios.
dUratiOn: 5 Sessions, 1 Credit

instrUctOr
steven Foster (ac) see Landscape Construction: Methods & Materi-
als, page 5.
William Trimble (bc) MLa, harvard graduate school of design;
bachelor of Industrial design, north carolina state university;
project designer, Richard burck associates;
patricia Bales van Buskirk (cc) see Design I: Process – Introduction
to Landscape Design, page 7.
FULFiLLs
certificate in Landscape design         Required
certificate in Landscape design history Required
certificate in Landscape preservation   Required
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                          Drafting students working with color and rendering
p&ce / certificate credit:                $640
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY    dates
Vs011 / ac          1:00 – 4:00 pM        th     sept. 1– sept. 29       “there is a lovable quality about the actual
Vs011 / bc          7:15 – 9:30 pM        W      aug. 31– sept. 28
Vs011 / cc          9:30 aM –12:30 pM     t, F   Jan. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17    tools. one feels so kindly to the thing
                                                                          that enables the hand to obey the brain.
online intrOdUctiOn tO Landscape
draFtinG & Graphics                                                       Moreover, one feels a good deal of
designed for students with little or no experience in drafting,
this studio focuses on the fundamentals of landscape design               respect for it; without it the brain and
drawing necessary to communicate design ideas with
confidence. drafting techniques to improve line quality,                  the hand would be helpless.”
lettering, rendering, drawn annotations, and organization
of information will be practiced. students build skills in                             – gertrude Jekyll, garden designer, writer, artist
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tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                    SKETCHUP WORKSHOP fOR LANDSCAPE 
p&ce /certificate credit:                 $920
audit:                                    $730
                                                                      DESIGNERS NEW TO DIGITAL MEDIA
                                                                      Google sketchUp is a free and easy-to-learn 3d modeling
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates
Vs011 / 1Zc         online                        aug. 29 – oct. 22   program whose few simple tools enable designers to quickly
 orientation*       1:00 – 3:00 pM         th     sept. 1             model 3d designs for both study and final presentations
*
 RSVP for optional orientation at the BAC.                            Using Google sketchup, this class introduces students to
                                                                      basic digital representation and quick concept production in
                                                                      digital 3d, with a focus on specific tasks related to landscape
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS WORKSHOP                                        design. through in-class exercises and demonstrations,
this workshop is intended for advanced students and                   students will be introduced to basic file management and
professionals who wish to refine their drawing and rendering          fundamental tools for drafting and creating 3d designs.
skills for office presentation graphics. emphasis is placed on        this section is for students who have not worked with
representation, definition, and expression of landscape               digital media.
concepts. through lectures and in-class exercises, students
                                                                      dUratiOn: 4 Weeks, 6 Sessions, Non-credit
explore techniques in both black and white and color media.
specific areas covered include site analysis and graphic              instrUctOr
notation, plan and section development, entourage, and                William Trimble see Introduction to Landscape Drafting & Graphics,
freehand perspective drawing. students examine a number of            facing page.
methods that enable designers to apply these techniques to            tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                      tuition:                                  $350
their work quickly and effectively. this workshop is recom-
                                                                      cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates
mended for design ii and independent project students.
                                                                      seM050 / bc        6:30 – 8:30 pM         M+th Jan. 5 – 23
dUratiOn: 3 Sessions, Non-credit

instrUctOr
Jean cavanaugh see Design III: Applications, page 7.
                                                                      VECTORWORKS: LANDMARK fOR 
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                    Landscape desiGners
tuition:                                  $225                        victorworks Landmark is a 2d & 3d cad solution for
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates               those who do landscape design, contracting, or planning.
seM103 / ac        1:00 – 4:00 pM         F       Jan. 6 – 20         its flexible tools, versatile capabilities, and intuitive interface
                                                                      allow for a streamlined workflow. through in class instruc-
                                                                      tion and exercises, this introductory course will have
SKETCHUP WORKSHOP fOR LANDSCAPE                                       students up and running with the basics of vectorworks
desiGners                                                             Landmark, allowing them to develop designs, create
this class introduces students to digital representation and          compelling presentations, and exchange work with other
quick concept production in digital 3d using the program              design professionals.
Google sketchUp. sketchUp is a free and easy-to-learn
                                                                      dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, Non-credit
program that enables designers to quickly model designs for
both study and final presentations. the class will provide an         instrUctOr
introduction to the fundamental tools for drafting and                anne eccles see Design IV: Design & Professional Practice, page 8.
creating 3d objects, with a focus on specific tasks related to        tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                      tuition:                                  $480
landscape design. Integration with SketchUp Warehouse and 
                                                                      cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates
Google earth will also be discussed. perQUisite: this class
                                                                      seM060 / ac        9:30 aM –12:30 pM      t       oct. 25 – dec. 13
requires basic computer skills, familiarity with file manage-
ment, uploading images, working with zip files and usb drives.
dUratiOn: 6 Sessions, Non-credit

instrUctOr
                                                                      eLectives
William Trimble see Introduction to Landscape Drafting & Graphics,
facing page.
                                                                      BOtanic Gardens & arBOreta
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                      this course will examine the history of botanic gardens and
tuition:                                  $350
                                                                      arboreta around the world in the modern era, beginning
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates
seM050 / ac        5:30 – 8:30 pM         F       oct. 28 – dec. 2    with the italian renaissance and proceeding to present-day
                                                                      initiatives. We will look at the scientific, cultural, aesthetic, 
                                                                      and ecological purposes of these institutions as well as their
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changing role in meeting the needs and interests of their              produce a cohesive plan for their business that combines
times. a major emphasis will be on the influence these places          a clear understanding of their markets with a communication
have had on private gardens and on horticulture in general.            strategy and a pricing approach. they will also learn how
some time will also be given to the establishment of botanic           to put together a portfolio and make effective use of
gardens or arboreta. there will be an optional field trip.             technology to improve the efficiency of their existing
                                                                       or proposed practice.
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits
                                                                       dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits
instrUctOr
Walter Punch MLs simmons college; M.a., university of Mas-             instrUctOr
sachusetts; director, alumni Library, and adjunct faculty, Wentworth   Catherine Wiersema Mba, simmons college; certificate in
Institute of technology; former head Librarian, Massachusetts          Landscape design, Radcliffe seminars program; principal, bous-
horticultural society; general editor, Keeping Eden: A History of      sard garden design; former Radcliffe seminars program associate
Gardening in America.                                                  professor of management in strategy, leadership, and marketing.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                     tUitiOn & LaB Fees
p&ce /certificate credit:                 $920                         p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625
audit credit:                             $730                         audit:                                    $950
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates               cOUrse / sec.         tiMe                daY      dates
as080 / ac         7:15 –10:15 pM         t        aug. 30 – oct. 18   tM047 / ac        1:00 – 4:00 pM           W       oct. 27 – Feb. 16
                                                                       (no classes scheduled dec. 19 –Jan. 6)

ecOLOGY sYsteMs
through lecture, discussion and project exercises, this                residentiaL desiGn, cOMMUnicatiOn
course will explore the relationships of ecological communi-           & ManaGeMent
ties in diverse environments, the implications of landscape            For the experienced student or beginning design professional,
patterns, and how landscape scale affects ecosystem                    this class offers an apprentice-style experience in designing
processes from rural to urban. key concepts of landscape               a residential site for an actual client. the focus will be less
and urban ecological systems will be examined through                  on design itself than on the client / designer relationship
the use of current case studies and local examples. We                 and project management. We will discuss techniques for 
will also address management and conservation issues at                producing persuasive drawings, critiquing and improving
the landscape scale.                                                   designs, and preparing for effective client meetings.
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits                                       prereQUisites: design i, drawing and drafting skills
instrUctOr                                                             dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits
shaun O’rourke MLa, sunY esF; bs university of Vermont.
Mr. o’Rourke’s experience as a landscape ecologist and designer        instrUctOr
includes work on large and small scale development projects            patricia Bales van Buskirk see Design I: Process, page 7.
around the world with emphasis on ecological sustainability and        tUitiOn & LaB Fees
restoration. shaun is a landscape ecologist at the boston urban        certificate credit:                       $920
Landscape Lab within the bac.                                          audit:                                    $730
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                     cOUrse / sec.         tiMe                daY      dates
tuition:                                  $2,435                       tM022 / ac            1:00 – 4:00 pM       th      oct. 27– dec. 15
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
as7576 / ac        4:00 –7:00 pM          t        aug. 30 – dec. 6
                                                                       sOciaL science research MethOds
                                                                       this course covers social science research survey method-
Landscape desiGn prOFessiOnaL                                          ologies, bodies of knowledge, and evaluation from cultural,
practice                                                               environmental psychology, and community planning points
this course is open to advanced Landscape institute students           of view. students will survey literature, design, test, and
and to practitioners who wish to reexamine their profes-               assess various diagnostic tools for use in evaluating user
sional direction. it teaches the skills required to start and          needs, user satisfaction, and post occupancy assessments
manage a practice in landscape design or landscape de-                 for design projects including parks, community facilities,
sign / build / maintenance. students will learn how to find            and transit plans.
the most promising professional direction considering their            dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits
skills and goals and the realities of the marketplace. the
                                                                       instrUctOr
basics of business structure, insurance, contracts, and
                                                                       dr. nora rubenstein ph.d. and M. phil. city university of new
business investment will be addressed. students will
                                                                       York graduate school, environmental psychology; M.a. hunter
                                                                                                               cOUrses                      13




college; b.a. university of Wisconsin, Madison. president, place/      online sUstainaBLe cOMMUnities:
space associates, Middletown springs, Vt.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                       Land Use, transpOrtatiOn, &
p&ce /certificate credit:                 $2,435                       pLanninG
audit:                                    $950                         this course examines how communities across the nation
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates               are grappling with smart growth issues such as affordable
as7410 / ac        4:00 pM –7:00 pM       W        aug. 31 – dec. 14   housing, sprawl, urban revitalization, economic development,
                                                                       transportation investments, and open space protection.
                                                                       these issues are also collectively referred to as sustainable
online SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AS A WAY                                     development, growth management or new Urbanism.
OF thinkinG                                                            the course covers the history of sprawl and current policy
this course, offered in conjunction with the sustainable               debates about land use, urban design, regulation, and public
design institute, traces the history of the sustainable design         and private investment, and features critiques of specific
movement and introduces its primary tenets using the Leed              development projects, tailored to the interests and commu-
rating system as the organizing structure. readings in the             nities of students. please see Online education (page 23) for
course is drawn largely from environmental Building news.              system requirements and methodology.
Online discussions are designed to acquaint the students
                                                                       dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits 24 HSW / SD AIA Hrs / LUs, 48
with the language, philosophy, and principles of sustainable
                                                                       GBCI CE Hrs, RIBA CPD-approved
design. this course examines the underlying principles of
sustainability and design. the course focuses on environmen-           instrUctOr
tal sustainability and thought processes that can help                 Margarita iglesia Maud, harvard graduate school of design;
professionals design a more sustainable world. Major aspects           studied architecture in Venezuela; member of the american Insti-
                                                                       tute of certified planners. her practice focuses on smart growth
of environmental building that are addressed include energy
                                                                       and sustainable communities.
efficiency, building materials, indoor environmental quality,
                                                                       FULFiLLs
and land use. Ways of evaluating the sustainability of the built       certificate in Landscape design         elective
environment are discussed including the Leed rating system.            certificate in Landscape preservation   elective
please see Online education (page 23) for system require-              certificate in Landscape design history elective
ments and methodology.                                                 tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                       p&ce / certificate credit:                  $1,625
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits 24 HSW AIA Hrs / LUs, 17.5
                                                                       audit credit:                               $950
GBCI CE Hrs, RIBA CPD-approved
                                                                       cOUrse / sec.       tiMe                    dates
instrUctOr                                                             tM7603 / 1Zc        online                  oct. 24 – dec. 17
david Foley (1Zc, 3Zc) has worked in the fields of energy
efficiency and environmental building since 1980, as a designer,
builder, teacher and researcher. since 1994, he has been a partner     tOpics in sOciaL strUctUres
in holland and Foley architecture, LLc.                                Focuses on food systems, particularly how food is a strategy
elena douvlou-Beggiora (2Zc, 4Zc) ph.d., climatic Responsive           for developing vital, sustainable and healthy neighborhoods.
design; Masters in advanced architectural studies, university
                                                                       the historic role of markets and food will be explored as
of sheffield; state scholarships Foundation of greece, recipient
registered architect in the uK and greece; extensive lecturer          well as food security, food as part of placemaking, the role
internationally, post graduate certificate in teaching and Learning    of restaurants, farmers markets and cafes, food as a social
in higher education in uK; independent environmental consultant.       and environmental justice issue, the role of agriculture in
FULFiLLs                                                               the urban village and carbon footprint reduction. various
certificate in Landscape design         elective                       strategies for effectively working with neighborhood
certificate in Landscape design history elective                       residents and stakeholders will be explored. students should
certificate in Landscape preservation   elective                       be prepared to actively participate, read, discuss, analyze,
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                     successfully undertake assignments, a final project, and visit
graduate p&ce / certificate:              $1,380
                                                                       urban villages and neighborhoods.
audit credit:                             $950
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   dates                        dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits
ht7520 / 1Zc       online                 aug. 29 – oct. 22
                                                                       instrUctOr
ht7520 / 2Zc       online                 aug. 29 – oct. 22
                                                                       kathleen Mccabe aIcp, edp; M.s. in urban studies and planning,
ht7520 / 3Zc       online                 oct. 24 – dec. 17            MIt; c.s.s. in administration and Management, harvard univer-
ht7520 / 4Zc       online                 oct. 24 – dec. 17            sity; b.u.p. in urban and Regional planning, university of Illinois at
                                                                       urbana-champaign; principal, Mccabe enterprises.
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tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                   collections. in addition to weekly reading assignments,
p&ce / certificate credit:               $1,625                      each student will give one brief oral report to the class
audit credit:                            $950                        on a subject selected in consultation with the instructor,
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                  daY      dates              and will have a choice between a final 15 to 20 page paper
as407 / ac         7:15 pM –10:15 pM     th       sept. 1– dec. 8
                                                                     and a final exam.
                                                                     dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits

hIstoRY &                                                            instrUctOr
                                                                     elizabeth s. eustis doctral candidate, bard graduate center; M.a.,

preservatiOn                                                         history of decorative arts, cooper hewitt national Museum
                                                                     and parsons school of design; ab, comparative Literature, smith
                                                                     college; adjunct curator, new York botanical garden library;
                                                                     co-instructor, bard college; steering committee, digital archive
cOnteMpOrarY Landscape as art:                                       of historic garden Views, bard college; specialist in the history
                                                                     of printed garden Views and 19th century gardening magazines;
WATER, EARTH & STONE
                                                                     collaborator with the pierpont Morgan Library, new York, on an
Modern site-specific installations and landscape art are a           exhibition and catalog, Romanticism in the Garden, spring 2010.
rich resource for the contemporary designer, highlighting            tUitiOn & LaB Fees
environmental and social issues. this seminar explores               p&ce / certificate credit:                $1,625
the evolution of the modern landscape from the mid-20th              audit:                                    $950
century to the contemporary scene. students will analyze             cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
the materials, function and execution of works by seminal            ht081 / ac         1:00 pM – 4:00 pM      th       oct. 27– Feb. 9
designers such as isamu noguchi, James rose, dan kiley,              No classes scheduled Dec. 19 – Jan. 2
Luis Barragán, andy Goldsworthy, piet Oudolf, Martha
schwartz and ken smith. a three-day field trip to new
York city in Oct. 8 –10 will allow a firsthand view of major
                                                                     histOrY OF Landscape desiGn:
works of public space that both inform and transform                 renaissance – 21st centUrY
the site and visitor.                                                this course is a comprehensive survey of the development
                                                                     of landscape architecture from the renaissance to the 21st
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits
                                                                     century. the principal theme is the integral relationship
instrUctOr                                                           between architecture and landscape design. students
Marie stella Ma, history, new York university; M.s., Management,     examine the work of major designers including andré Le
Lesley college; certificates, Radcliffe seminars Landscape design    nôtre, capability Brown, Frederick Law Olmsted sr., and
and Landscape design history program; adjunct faculty, new
                                                                     dan kiley. cultural and literary backgrounds are studied
York botanical garden, tower hill botanic garden, the Institute
                                                                     in relation to the general development of landscape design
of ecosystem studies, and cooper union; landscape historian
and designer.                                                        in italy, France, england, and north america. Field trips
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                   supplement slide presentations and readings. a research
p&ce /certificate credit:                $1,625                      paper is required.
audit credit:                            $950
                                                                     dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                  daY      dates
ht001 / ac         4:00 –7:00 pM         t        aug. 30 – dec. 6   instrUctOr
                                                                     eleanor M. Mcpeck MLa, harvard graduate school of design; ba,
                                                                     art history, connecticut college; 2011 bac edco grant recipi-
the Garden iMaGe                                                     ent; associate fellow, silliman college, Yale university; practicing
the art history of gardens offers a first-hand view of               landscape consultant; former visiting lecturer, Rhode Island school
                                                                     of design and university of california, berkeley; co-author, Beatrix
landscape design history as it was wished for and as it
                                                                     Farrand’s American Landscapes (1985); curator, A Sense of Place, A
happened. Garden images provide some of the best surviving           Sense of Time, exhibition of drawings by J.b. Jackson, Municipal art
evidence of long-vanished landscape designs and historic             society; frequent contributor to Landscape Architecture and other
styles. this course will survey 500 years of garden history          landscape publications.
in italy, France, austria, Germany, the netherlands, and             FULFiLLs
england, through rare historical prints and other works of           certificate in Landscape design         history survey
art. historic views will be compared to plans and recent             certificate in Landscape design history history survey
photographs of surviving historic garden sites. students will        certificate in Landscape preservation   history survey
have two opportunities to visit important archives of rare           tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                     p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625
books and prints for direct examination of selected garden
                                                                     audit credit:                             $950
materials, receiving guidance on working with special
                                                                                                             cOUrses                   15




cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                    daY    dates               instrUctOr
ht050 / ac          9:30 aM –12:30 pM      W      sept. 7– dec. 10    phyllis andersen see History of Landscape Preservation Theory,
Field trip (1)      tba                                               this page.
                                                                      FULFiLLs
                                                                      certificate in Landscape preservation   Required
histOric Landscape preservatiOn                                       certificate in Landscape design         preservation elective
theOrY                                                                certificate in Landscape design history preservation elective
this course tracks the development of landscape preserva-             tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                      pR credits: 1.5 tuition:                 $920
tion from its roots in nineteenth-century theories of
                                                                      audit, non-credit (nc):                  $730
monument preservation to the most recent ideas about
                                                                      cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                  daY     dates
heritage and landscape. topics include the restoration of
                                                                      ht021 / ac         1:00 pM – 4:00 pM     W       aug. 31– oct. 19
Le nôtre gardens, the estate preservation work of the
national trust of Great Britain, the theoretical writings
of J.B. Jackson and others. through guided readings and               research & resOUrces in Landscape
class discussions, students develop an understanding of the           stUdies
history of the landscape preservation movement and its                Whether you are writing a serious research paper on a 
value in shaping responsible treatment today. note: this              historic theme, investigating background on a property to
class is taught every other year and is a required class for          be conserved, or trying to find correct plants for a garden
Landscape preservation certificate students.                          restoration, you need good information. Much time and
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits                                     anxiety can be saved by knowing not only where to look

instrUctOr
phyllis andersen M.s., simmons college; certificate in Landscape
design, Radcliffe seminars program; former director, Institute for
cultural Landscape studies of the arnold arboretum; landscape
historian and urban landscape consultant.
FULFiLLs
certificate in Landscape preservation   Required
certificate in Landscape design         preservation elective
certificate in Landscape design history preservation elective
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
p&ce /certificate credit:                  $920
audit credit:                              $730
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                    daY    dates
ht043 / ac          1:00 pM – 4:00 pM      t      oct. 25 – dec. 13


pLants in preservatiOn practice
plants pose a significant challenge in the growing concern
for preserving historic landscapes. plants are the most
visible feature of the landscape and the most vulnerable.
they are subject to damage, loss, and changes in horticultural
fashion. not all of these changes can be stopped or reversed,         The Garden Image class viewing rare printed material.
even by the most meticulous preservation efforts. against
this background, how should decisions be made to retain               taking advantage of the extraordinary
or replace particular plants? how should interpretive goals
influence decisions about plant replacement and mainte-               collections in boston public Library’s
nance? this module explores approaches to plants within
the historic preservation process, from inventory to                  Rare book Room, elizabeth eustis
treatment. at least two class sessions will be held in the
held on historic landscape sites in the Boston area.                  offers students a guided tour of
note: this course is only offered every other year.
                                                                      18th and 19th century garden and
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits RECOMMENDED: Previous
courses in Landscape Preservation are helpful.                        horticultural books.
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but also how to structure your search. this course will               tUitiOn & LaB Fees
introduce students to these methods and sources. We will              p&ce / certificate credit:                $1,625
look into formats as varied as monographs, reference works,           audit credit:                             $950
databases, journals and periodicals, archives, photographs,           cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
                                                                      as275 / ac          5:00 –7:00 pM         t        aug. 30 – dec. 6
oral histories, and special collections. in addition, we will
                                                                      Field trips (3)     12:00 – 4:00 pM       sun      tba
explore organizational, associational, and professional
sources for their publications, links, programs, and services,
suitable to landscape studies in all their diversity and              hOrticULtUraL science i: trees
complexity. Weekly assignments will support the final                 Trees is the first of a three-course sequence in plant
product, an information portfolio on an appropriate subject           Materials and identification for the planting design certifi-
of the student’s choosing.                                            cate. this course combined with design courses is central
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits                                     to a designer’s understanding and successful use of plants as
                                                                      a design element and building palette. students will under-
instrUctOr
                                                                      stand systems of botanical classification, nomenclature,
Walter Punch see Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, page 11.
                                                                      tree morphology, plant hardiness zones, geometric shapes,
FULFiLLs
certificate in Landscape preservation   preservation elective         forms, colors and textures of trees in a variety of seasons.
certificate in Landscape design         preservation elective         dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits, 45 AIA Hrs / LUs
certificate in Landscape design history Research Methods
course                                                                instrUctOr
tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                      James Gorman M.s., public horticulture administration and a
p&ce / certificate credit:                $920                        certificate in Museum studies, university of delaware, Longwood
audit credit:                             $730                        Fellowship; b.s., Recreation and Leisure studies, northeastern
                                                                      university.
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY    dates
                                                                      FULFiLLs
ht039 / ac         7:15 pM –10:15 pM      W      oct. 26 – dec. 14
                                                                      certificate in planting design            Required
                                                                      certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                      certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective

hOrticULtUre                                                          certificate in Landscape preservation
                                                                      tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                                                                horticulture elective

                                                                      p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625
                                                                      audit credit:                             $950
BOtanY FOr desiGners                                                  cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
this course will emphasize plant structure, growth and                as276 / ac          7:15 – 9:15 pM        W        aug. 31– dec. 7
function. topics will include plant adaptations, reproduction,                            10:00 aM –1:00 pM     sat      sept. 17– oct. 29
environmentally sound landscape practices, plant diversity,
issues of soils and plant nutrition, urban horticulture, and
the use of plants in reclamation / re-mediation of sites. issues      hOrticULtUraL science ii: shrUBs
of wetland restoration, xeriscapes, invasive plants, and              Shrubs is a plant science lecture and lab course covering
monocultures will be discussed. in addition to providing              woody ornamental shrub identification, growth habit
benchmark, physical science-based plant criteria, the course          and planting niches. class meets twice a week, once for
is intended to provide a lively, design-oriented perspective          lecture and once for field labs which will be held at the
on plants and their role as a viable element in “green”               arnold arboretum, the Boston public Garden and Mount
design. three half-day saturday field trips are required to           auburn cemetery.
satisfy the laboratory component of the course.                       dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits ,45 AIA Hrs / LUs PREREQUISITES:
dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits                                      Botany for Designers or permission of program director. REQUIRED
                                                                      TEXTS: Manual of Woody Landscape plants:their Identification,
instrUctOr
sam hammer ph.d., department of organismic and evolu-                 ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses by
tionary biology, harvard university; M.a., san Francisco state        Michael A. Dirr.
university;M.a., counseling, de paul university; b.a. in anthropol-   instrUctOr
ogy, grinnell college, grinnell, Iowa.                                James Gorman see Horticulture Science I: Trees, this page.
FULFiLLs                                                              FULFiLLs
certificate in planting design            Required                    certificate in planting design            Required
certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective       certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective       certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective       certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective
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                                                                     and exotic, and their ornamental attributes and uses,
                                                                     horticultural requirements, and design implications. the
                                                                     course will help students select the most appropriate
                                                                     perennials for a garden and determine how to use them
                                                                     together. Foliage, flowers, texture, and color are emphasized.
                                                                     performance in different seasons is discussed. there are
                                                                     weekly quizzes, two major exams, and one design project.
                                                                     dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits

                                                                     instrUctOr
                                                                     Laura d. eisener see Design I: Process — Introduction to Landscape
                                                                     Design, page 6.
                                                                     FULFiLLs
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                     certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective
                                                                     tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                     p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625
                                                                     audit credit:                             $950
                                                                     cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
Student examining the terminal node of a Tulip Tree                  as016 / ac         1:00 pM – 4:00 pM      t        aug. 30 – dec. 6

one of the tallest native trees, the tulip                           pLantinG desiGn cOMpOsitiOn
                                                                     Learn how to select, find, group and space plants as part of
tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, is known as                           the garden design process. students will look at creating
                                                                     structure in the garden using woody plants, infilling with
yellow wood in the lumber industry; due                              bi-annuals and perennials and adding seasonal color with
                                                                     bulbs, annuals and tender perennials. the main emphasis will
to its straight growth, native americans                             be on using plants to shape lawn and woodland spaces,
                                                                     creating plant compositions which are spatially and visually
used its fine wood for dugout canoes.                                attractive year-round, as well as user friendly with lower
                                                                     maintenance impact. through readings, study problems and
prominent characteristics include upright                            analysis of color and black and white images, students will
                                                                     hone their ability to critique effective and memorable
tulip shaped flowers, and the unusually-                             planting design. this class will not be held on sept. 29 for
                                                                     rosh hashanah. there will be three saturday field trips
shaped leaves. this tree is the state tree                           required 9:30 aM – 2:30 pM, dates to be announced.
of Indiana, Kentucky and tennessee.                                  dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits

                                                                     instrUctOr
                                                                     Gary koller M.s., public garden administration, university
                                                                     of delaware; b.s., ornamental horticulture, pennsylvania state
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                   university; as, Landscape design, temple university; president,
p&ce /certificate credit:               $1,625                       Koller and associates; former assistant director for horticulture,
a credit:                               $950                         arnold arboretum, harvard university; former visiting faculty
                                                                     member, harvard graduate school of design and university of
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                 daY      dates
                                                                     Massachusetts; contributor, arnoldia, Fine gardening, and american
as376 / ac         7:15 – 9:15 pM    th          sept. 1– dec. 8
                                                                     nurseryman; recipient, the Julie Morris award and gold Medal,
                   10:00 aM –1:00 pM sat         sept. 17– oct. 29
                                                                     Massachusetts horticultural society.
                                                                     FULFiLLs
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
identiFicatiOn & Uses OF perenniaLs
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
perennials provide excitement and life in the garden, whether        certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective
used as incidental accents with woody plants or as major             tUitiOn & LaB Fees
elements. this course introduces students to the most                p&ce /certificate credit:                 $1,625
commonly available perennials in new england, both native            audit credit:                             $950
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                                                                     dUratiOn: 15 Sessions, 3 Credits

                                                                     instrUctOr
                                                                     Marty Michener ph.d. ph.d., biology, harvard university; b.s.,
                                                                     biology, cornell university; president, MIst software associates;
                                                                     consultant, aMRo environmental Laboratories; former adjunct
                                                                     professor, antioch university new england; former executive di-
                                                                     rector, new england Institute for environmental studies; principal
                                                                     Investigator, national cooperative highway Research program’s
                                                                     Remote sensing and other technology for the Identification
                                                                     and classification of Wetlands; former field coordinator, Wetland
                                                                     studies for add-a-Lane project, Massachusetts department of
                                                                     highways; author of the Wetland site Index method and enjoy
                                                                     birds software.
                                                                     FULFiLLs
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                     certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective
                                                                     tUitiOn & LaB Fees
                                                                     p&ce / certificate credit:                $1,625
                                                                     audit credit:                             $950
                                                                     cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY      dates
Castle Hill’s dramatic siting on top of a drumlin, Ipswich, MA.
                                                                     as027 / ac          1:00 – 4:00 pM        th       sept. 1– dec. 8

Soil & Plant Association students will visit
                                                                     sOiL & pLant assOciatiOns:
castle hill to examine glacial and                                   FieLd trip cOUrse
                                                                     this course kicks off with an orientation at the Bac and
seacoast processes. this distinguished                               concentrates four full days on different landscape locations
                                                                     from central Massachusetts to the north shore. classes will
resource is rich with environmental                                  explore alluvial, glacial, and seacoast processes, proceeding
                                                                     with initial soil and vegetation type, mapping from web
and cultural landscape interpretations.                              resources, then confirming and refining that mapping as each
                                                                     day proceeds. We’ll analyze prevailing ecological factors 
                                                                     including site drainage, ecology, specific site soil potentials
                                                                     and restrictions, lastly local microclimate factors which
                                                                     might affect site design and maintenance. Observing
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                   daY     dates              dominant plants, rock outcrops, glacial geology, drainage
as011 / ac         7:00 pM – 9:00 pM      th      sept. 1 – dec. 8   patterns and soil parent materials, we will infer soil develop-
Field trips (3)    9:30 aM – 2:30 pM      sat     tba                ment, site hydrology and nutrient or contaminant flow
                                                                     processes. We will outline potential sustainable planting 
                                                                     plans using native plants and controlling invasives as
site inventOrY FOr sUstainaBLe                                       possible. individual transportation or ability to carpool
Landscapes                                                           will be necessary.
this course introduces students to the skills needed to
rough-map the existing landscape, beginning with plant               dUratiOn: 5 Sessions, 1.5 Credits
identification — native, invasive and cultivated — and               instrUctOr
progressing to potential habitat indicators. students                Marty Michener see Site Inventory for Sustainable Landscapes,
explore site hydrology and nutrient flows, and understand            this page.
selected soil parameters, and the influences of glacial              FULFiLLs
geology patterns and past site usage. these observations             certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
                                                                     certificate in Landscape design           horticulture elective
are combined with everyday digital resources to establish
                                                                     certificate in Landscape preservation     horticulture elective
sustainable planting plans, incorporating organic site
                                                                     tUitiOn & LaB Fees
techniques wherever possible. students learn to inventory            p&ce /certificate credit:                 $920
site topography, vegetation, hydrology, and soil to learn            audit credit:                             $730
how to develop references for successful planting.
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cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                  daY    dates               instrUctOr
as / ac             Varies               W      aug. 31– oct. 12    Laura eisener see Design I: Process — Fundamentals to Creative
orientation         9:15 –11:15 aM       W      aug. 31             Landscape Design, page 6.
Field trips         9:15 aM – 3:15 pM    W      sept. 7– 28         tUitiOn & LaB Fees
Rain dates          9:15 aM – 3:15 pM    W      oct. 5, oct. 12     tuition:                                 $26
                                                                    cOUrse / sec.     tiMe                   daY    dates
                                                                    seM121 / ac        7:00 – 9:00 pM        t      sept. 27
WINTER GARDEN PLANTS
Gardeners who strive for year-round interest do not ignore
the months of dormancy, instead choosing plantings to               off-site fLOWER BED DESIGNS fOR 
seamlessly link the four landscape seasons. discussions             pUBLic Gardens
and projects in this course will heighten students’ awareness       designing public parks with bedded gardens filled with
of the quiet beauty of the winter landscape. We will explore        annuals, bulbs, perennials, smaller trees and shrubs is the
plants for the winter garden in depth, discussing evergreen         focus of this intensive course. addressing the designer’s
and persistent foliage, winter buds, colorful winter twigs          challenge to provide continuous bloom throughout the
and bark, winter-flowering plants, grasses, and bamboo, as          growing season while practicing good design techniques
well as the use of weeping and contorted plants as sculptural       is the goal of this intensive. We will kick off with variables 
elements and columnar plants as spatial accents. in addition,       such as viewing options, clients needs, special events,
each class will explore architectural elements such as walls,       location of beds, architectural structures, and the scale
fences, hedges, topiary, sculpture, and rocks, all of which         of garden. Layers of seasonal planting schemes and the use
enrich the experience of the winter garden.                         of many new and old herbaceous plants will be the focus
dUratiOn: 8 Sessions, 1.5 Credits                                   of the second session. students will be required to develop
                                                                    a design plan that incorporates concepts introduced in class.
instrUctOr
Gary koller see Planting Design Composition, page 17.               instrUctOr
FULFiLLs                                                            kate cardamone Master of urban affairs, boston university;
certificate in Landscape design          horticulture elective      horticulturalist and park designer, town of natick; owner, Verde
certificate in Landscape design          horticulture elective      plantscape design; former director, urban environmental practices
certificate in Landscape preservation    horticulture elective      program; former faculty, Roxbury community college.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                  tUitiOn & LaB Fees
p&ce / certificate credit:               $920                       tuition:                                 $110
audit:                                   $730                       cOUrse / sec.     tiMe                   daY    dates
cOUrse / sec.      tiMe                  daY    dates               seM122 / ac        9:30 aM –12:30 pM     sat    Jan. 14, 21
as / ac             7:15 – 9:15 pM       t      oct. 25 – dec. 13

                                                                    off-site JOUrnaLinG arthUr shUrcLiFF
                                                                    & the OLMsted BrOthers at castLe
speciaL prOGraMs                                                    HILL, IPSWICH
                                                                    the legacy of the cranes of castle hill has many layers
                                                                    of significance and interventions. this workshop will focus
off-site desiGn a native MiXed                                      on the stylistic differences between the Olmsted brothers’
BOrder Garden                                                       original design for italian style gardens, many of which exist
Join us for a lecture at the facility of our partner, new           today and the components designed by arthur shurcliff,
England Wildfower Society. Your border garden can have              specifically the front lawn culminating in the Grand allee,
four seasons of beauty! take advantage of ideal fall                now under restoration, and the original system for under-
planting conditions to establish borders filled with native         ground rainwater harvesting. in the afternoon, students will
perennials, shrubs, vines, and small trees. horticulturist          concentrate on sketching and design exercises to connect
and landscape designer Laura eisener discusses how to               topography with spatial experiences. heather heimarck,
artfully combine a variety of beautiful plants, and illustrates     director of the Landscape institute at the Bac, and experts
basic design principles you can apply to planning and               from the trustees provide instruction for this delightful day.
planting a mixed border of any size and shape. Fall bargains        come rain or shine and bring your lunch.
abound in nurseries, and this is an ideal opportunity to
                                                                    tUitiOn & LaB Fees
begin fresh or redesign existing border areas in your garden.
                                                                    tuition:                                 $50
                                                                    cOUrse / sec.     tiMe                   daY    date
                                                                    seM016 / bc        10:00 aM – 4:00 pM t         oct. 11
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off-site JOUrnaLinG FLetcher steeLe
at naUMkeaG in stOckBridGe, Ma
Join us at naumkeag for an immersion in the site design
created by the extraordinary landscape architect Fletcher
steele for Mabel choate, choate family heiress. naumkeag
is an awarded national historic Landmark site and
features seven garden rooms. these garden experiences
have undergone extensive research and renovation. in the
morning we will tour the site, focusing on the chinese
Garden. Learn about the philosophy, challenges and goals
which underpin the restoration of this treasured
landscape from the trustees expert staff. after a brief
refreshing lunch break, explore through sketching the
spatial composition of the house to the gardens, the
garden room themselves, and the sweep of the landscape
through drawing exercises with heather heimarck,
director of the Landscape institute at the Bac. Bring
your favorite sketch book, lunch and drawing tools.
tUitiOn & LaB Fees                                                A signature element at Naumkeag, Fletcher Steele’s blue steps.
tuition:                                $50
cOUrse/sec.       tiMe                 daY    date                this Fall the sketch journaling workshops
seM016 / ac       10:00 aM – 4:00 pM F        oct. 7
                                                                  will be held at two sensational properties
Open stUdiO prOGraM
V. Michael Weinmayr is running a series of presentations          carefully restored by the trustees of
which focus on schematic design, Master plans, design
development and contract documents. a list of presenta-           Reservations, naumkeag in stockbridge,
tion topics and dates is available at the-bac.edu/li. students
and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of this               Ma and castle hill located in Ipswich. We
complimentary support service, attend a presentation,
or reserve an open studio time with Michael to review             will use the workshops to analyze the
project specific concerns.
                                                                  designers approach to the site design and
cOUrse / sec.     tiMe                 daY    dates
Fall semester   1:00 pM – 4:00 pM      F      sept. 9 – dec. 16
spring semester 1:00 pM – 4:00 pM      W      Jan. 25 – May 16
                                                                  subsequently document our own
                                                                  experiences on-site.
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the Landscape design program was
created through the Radcliffe seminars
in 1970, based on the success of a single
1968 lecture, The Intellectual History of
Garden Art. From the outset, the program
sought to give students a broad appreciation                                                  ceRtIFIcate
and understanding of the complex forces                                                        prOGraMs
that shape the environment and influence
good design. since its inception, the program
                                                                        cLd certiFicate reQUireMents
has continually expanded, providing a
                                                                        •Introduction to Landscape Drafting and Graphics
comprehensive course of study in history
                                                                        • Design I
and design including residential, commercial,
                                                                        • Design II
cultural and public landscapes.                                         • Design III
                                                                        • Independent Project Studio or Design IV
stUdY areas                                                             • Landscape Construction: Methods and Materials
the ultimate aim of the certificates is to ground students in the       • Site Engineering
principal skills needed to succeed in a selected area of study. the
                                                                        • Landscape Design History or Preservation (two half-semester  
LI education has traditionally emphasized ecologically, historically,
                                                                          courses or one full-semester course)
and socially responsible design. We offer four certificates:
• Landscape Design                                                      • Horticulture (two half-semester courses or one 
                                                                          full-semester course)
• Landscape Design History
                                                                        • Design Media & Presentation Skills
• Landscape Preservation
                                                                        • Electives (one full-semester course in combination with 
• Planting Design
                                                                          a half-semester course. or three half-semester courses)
to earn a certificate, students must complete 29.5 credits
                                                                        a saMpLe FOUr-Year cOUrse OF stUdY
with a grade point average of b- or better.
                                                                        FOr a Landscape desiGn certiFicate
please note, the certificate in planting design has a reciprocal
                                                                        First Year: drafting, design I, history, design Media &
relationship with the bac’s bachelor of Landscape architecture
                                                                        presentation skills
and differs slightly in overall credit requirements from other LI
                                                                        second Year: design II, site engineering, horticulture
certificates.
                                                                        third Year: design III, history, horticulture or electives,
certiFicate in                                                          construction
Landscape desiGn (cLd)                                                  Fourth Year: Independent project, one other landscape course
the curriculum for this certificate emphasizes the interaction          or two modules
between human needs and the environment. a cLd provides
students with practical skills for understanding landscape design.      certiFicate in Landscape
all design studios emphasize design process and problem solving         desiGn histOrY (cLh)
using actual sites as case studies. students generally complete the
                                                                        this certificate links the disciplines of history and design
cLd on a part-time basis in two to five years. a full-semester
                                                                        and is unique in the united states. the curriculum emphasizes
landscape history survey course is strongly encouraged for a
                                                                        landscape design history, promotes research in the discipline,
well educated landscape designer.
                                                                        raises and addresses issues of public policy involving the land.
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the curriculum recognizes the interrelationship of form, culture,     • Historic Landscape Preservation Practice
and ideas, and examines how and why people structure their            • Historic Landscape Preservation Theory
external environments. It prepares students for work in the areas
of landscape design history, preservation, and environment            • Preparing a Cultural Landscape Report 
at the community, state, and national levels. students generally      • Landscape history survey course 
complete the cLh on a part-time basis in two to five years.
                                                                      • Landscape preservation courses (one full-semester course in comb-
Landscape history requires strong writing skills.
                                                                        ination with a half-semester course or three half-semester courses)
cLh certiFicate reQUireMents                                          • Skill development course in either: Landscape Construction:    
• Design I                                                              Methods and Materials, site engineering or horticulture
                                                                        (full-semester course or two half-semester courses)
• Introduction to Landscape Drafting and Graphics 
                                                                      • Design Media & Presentation Skills
• Landscape History survey course 
                                                                      • Student’s choice (one full-semester course in combination with 
 T
•  heories of Landscape Design
                                                                        a half-semester course, or three half-semester courses)
• Research Methods course
                                                                      • Independent Project Studio focusing on landscape preservation
• one course in historic preservation or two 
 half-semester courses                                                certiFicate in pLantinG desiGn (cpd)
• History courses (any combination of courses totaling                now included in the Landscape Institute’s offerings is the cpd,
  two full semesters of coursework)                                   which has a reciprocal relationship with the bac’s bachelor of
• Skill Development course in either: Landscape Construction:         Landscape architecture program.
  Methods and Materials, site engineering or horticulture             planting design is an art that requires a professional who is
  (full-semester course or two half-semester courses)                 knowledgeable in horticulture as well as creative with nature’s
                                                                      palette. the bac’s cpd prepares students to effectively use
• Design Media & Presentation Skills
                                                                      living materials in the design of environments that are functional,
• Student’s choice (one full-semester course in combination           sustainable, and harmonize aesthetically with their surroundings.
 with a half-semester course or three half-semester courses)          Focus on methods of site design, materials choice and plant
• Independent Project Studio focusing on landscape design history     selections as you prepare for a rewarding career as a sole
                                                                      practitioner, as part of a retail garden operation, or as a team
                                                                      member in a landscape architecture firm. all classes in the cpd
certiFicate in Landscape
                                                                      transfer into the bachelor of Landscape architecture program.
preservatiOn (cLp)
                                                                      benefits to certificate students include access to the Learning
preserving landscapes of historic or cultural value requires
                                                                      Resource center and library borrowing privileges.
an understanding of landscape history, knowledge of the tools
of preservation practice, and the ability to develop long-term        cpd certiFicate reQUireMents
strategies for protecting and managing landscapes, from historic
                                                                      • Botany for Designers
gardens to agricultural sites. the cLp prepares students to work
as independent consultants or as part of a nonprofit or               • Introduction to Landscape Architecture Studio
government agency team in documenting, preserving, interpret-         • Planting Design I
ing, and managing landscapes of historic or cultural value.
                                                                      • Planting Design II
courses within the program can also meet the continuing
education needs of those already working in historic preserva-        • Landscape Architecture Studio: Concept and Synthesis
tion. Landscape preservation is a multidisciplinary field involving   • Landscape Materials and Methods
land-use history, public policy and law, horticulture, archaeology,
                                                                      • Horticultural Science I: Trees
ethnography, and urban and public policy history. Lectures,
workshops, and roundtable discussions by industry professionals       • Horticultural Science II: Shrubs
complement the curriculum. Requires strong writing skills.            • Horticultural Science III: Perennials
cLp certiFicate reQUireMents                                          • Design Media & Presentation Skills
• Design I                                                            • Design Media elective
• Introduction to Landscape Drafting and Graphics 
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IncReased                                                              becoMe
LeaRnIng                                                               a MentOr
OppOrtUnities                                                          Friends, colleagues and alumni of the Landscape Institute are
                                                                       invited to join the bac mentoring program offered through the
                                                                       department of academic services. Mentors are paired with LI
the boston architectural college (bac) is a dynamic institution
                                                                       and bac students for informal meetings and discussions ranging
that offers a nurturing and creative environment for students
                                                                       from topics on design to practicing in the field. to inquire about
of all ages. Whether it is a degree, a certificate, a course, or
                                                                       becoming a part of the mentoring program, please email
workshop, the bac offers a range of opportunities to pursue
                                                                       mentoring@the-bac.edu.
your passions and gain a new level of confidence in design.
the bac offers accredited bachelors and masters degree
programs in architecture, design studies, interior design,
and landscape architecture.
In addition to onsite degree programs, the bac offers a low
                                                                       onLIne LeaRnIng
residency, online, naab-accredited distance Master of
                                                                       EDUCATION ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
architecture program and a low residency, online Master
                                                                       our instructor-led courses generate ongoing academic conversa-
of design studies in sustainable design or historic preservation.
                                                                       tions that are ready when you are; offering online courses in
professional & continuing education (p&ce) at the bac is               design, history, preservation, and sustainable design. this is learning
the administrative home of the Landscape Institute and the             that fits with your life.
sustainable design Institute. p&ce offers a variety of classes
that can be taken à la carte or towards a certificate. Whether         WHAT TO ExPECT
you are a practicing design professional or a career changer           on or before the first day of class, you will receive login
seeking inspiration, p&ce has something for everyone.                  information via the email address you provided at time of
p&ce offers courses and certificates in:                               registration. If you do not receive an email by the first day of class,
•   dvanced Rendering
  A
                                                                       or within two days of a late registration, contact the professional
                                                                       & continuing education department at (617) 585-0101.
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•    lassical Architecture
   D
•    esign Computing                                                   sYsteM reQUireMents
•    nvironmental Graphic Design
   E                                                                   to participate in an online course, access to a computer
                                                                       with the following system requirements are essential:
   H
•    istoric Preservation
•    itchen & Bath Design
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•    esidential Interiors
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                                                                       •    able modem, DSL or better (Dial-up will not work)

LI students enjoy cross registration between p&ce and the              OperatinG sYsteM
sustainable design Institute (sdI). courses taken through p&ce
                                                                          
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                                                                       •   indows: Windows NT, 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista, or 7 
and sdI may be used to fulfill LI certificate elective requirements.
For further information on p&ce or sdI, go to the-bac.edu/ce.             M
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                                                                       SOfTWARE
Landscape architectUre deGrees
students considering degree options are welcome to investigate            
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                                                                       •   dobe Flash Player for viewing flash video
the school of Landscape architecture at the bac, offering:                
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                                                                       •   dobe Reader for reading PDF files
• Bachelors in Landscape Architecture                                     O
                                                                       •    ne of the following free media players: Windows Media Player 
• Masters in Landscape Architecture                                       or Quicktime for viewing videos in your browser
Visit the-bac.edu/la for details on the curriculum                        O
                                                                       •    ffice software suite, such as MS Word or OpenOffice.org 
and focus of the degree program.                                          for viewing and editing office or word documents
                                                                          
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                                                                       •    built-in or attached microphone
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                                                                          HOW TO REGISTER fOR COURSES
                                                                          OnLine reGistratiOn
                                                                          students are encouraged to register online for faster and
                                                                          more accurate processing. to register online go to
                                                                          selfservice.the-bac.edu/ce.
                FInancIaL &                                               in persOn

              reGistratiOn                                                Registration forms are available in the p&ce department.
                                                                          p&ce office hours are: Monday –thursday, 9:00 aM – 6:00 pM;
                                                                          and Friday, 9:00 aM – 5:00 pM. payment may be made by check,
              inFOrMatiOn                                                 money order, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, american
                                                                          express, or discover). checks should be made payable to
                                                                          the boston architectural college.

                                                                          BY MaiL
                                                                          download the p&ce registration form at the-bac.edu/li. Mail the
 FinanciaL & pOLicY inFOrMatiOn                                           completed registration form with payment to:
                                                                          boston architectural college
tUitiOn and Fees
                                                                          professional & continuing education
Full payment of tuition and fees is required at the time of               320 newbury street, boston, Ma 02115
registration. payment may be made by check, money order or
credit card (Mastercard, Visa, american express, or discover).            BY FaX
checks should be made payable to the boston architectural                 please print clearly and fax completed registration form with credit
college. students transferring from the Landscape Institute of            card information to (617) 585-0121.
arnold arboretum, should contact the Landscape Institute at the
bac for information on qualifications for aa tuition Relief.              BY phOne
                                                                          call p&ce at (617) 585-0101 during office hours:
 discOUnts
                                                                          Monday –thursday, 9:00 aM – 6:00 pM; Friday, 9:00 aM – 5:00 pM.
   G
•    raduates of BAC degree and certificate programs, including LI        payment must be supplied at time of registration.
   graduates of the arnold arboretum & Radcliffe seminars, can take
   any professional & continuing education, Landscape Institute or        cLass schedULe
   sustainable design Institute course at fifty percent of the current
   tuition price. This discount is not available for special events and   students will receive a course schedule via the email they provided
   workshops.                                                             at time of registration. In addition to email, students will receive a
•    ersons 60 years of age or older receive a 10% discount on  
   P                                                                      schedule in the mail. course room schedules are posted on
   tuition for courses. This discount is not available for special        campus to further assist students locate their classroom. For
   events and workshops.                                                  on-site help, please stop by the p&ce department.
 students seeking these discounts must register for classes by phone
 only.

FinanciaL aid
                                                                             acadeMic schedULe
although federal and state financial aid programs and payment
plans are not available to p&ce students, students may qualify for           Fall 2011
loans from private lenders, see the-bac.edu / ce.                            July 18               registration opens
reFUnds                                                                      august 29             classes begin
Refunds are granted only when a withdrawal form is submitted to              October 24            Fall second semester and
the p&ce department, and are based on the date received (phone                                     Winter session begins
requests cannot be honored). administrative fees are not                     december 10           Fall topic courses end
refundable. Withdrawals prior to the first class receive 100%, 
                                                                             december 17           Fall design studio classes end
95% prior to the second class, and 75% prior to the third class. 
there is no refund after the third class. For the processing of              february 10           Winter session topics courses end
refunds, please allow two to three weeks.                                    february 17           Winter studio classes end

 pOLicies and prOcedUres                                                     sPRING 2012
 For a detailed description of the college’s add/drop, transfer, and         december              spring registration opens
 withdrawal procedures please visit the p&ce catalog available at            January 23            classes begin
 the-bac.edu / ce.
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    an uRban caMpUs
    1    320 NEWBURY STREET
         registration & information:1st Floor
         classrooms: basement, 3 rd, 4th and 5th floors
         it: 4th Floor (computers, printers, cad, tech support, etc.)
         Library: 6 th floor
                                                                                                                                                       Map &
         2nd floor: cascieri Lecture hall, student Lounge,
         Faculty Lounge and mailboxes, offices
                                                                                                                                                   LOcatiOns
    2    100 MassachUsetts avenUe
         3rd floor: Landscape Institute office                                                                      FOr p&ce reGistratiOn & GeneraL inFOrMatiOn
         classrooms: 4 th and 5 th floors                                                                           617.585.0101 or li @ the-bac.edu
         Bac executive Offices: 4th floor
                                                                                                                    Landscape institUte directOr
                                                                                                                    heather d. heimarck, asLa, 617.585.0110
    3    951 / 955 BOYLstOn avenUe
         1st floor: Lecture hall                                                                                    cOOrdinatOr FOr the p&ce institUtes
         classrooms: 2 and 3 floors
                               nd           rd                                                                      Bonica ayala, 617.585.0217



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