Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Communications 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Ben Horne

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: appointment by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed ARCH1346 Landscape Architecture Communications 1 before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. 
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  

Course Description

This course is the second of three communication courses. It develops your knowledge of design representational methods and convention through examining and simulating landscape processes. In this course drawing and fabrication techniques are examined as tools to communicate spatial, material and temporal landscape information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge incorporating ecological, cultural, economic and ethical issues of landscape architecture in the medium of design using a range of design methods and practices.
  • Communicate using a range of forms and media to clearly and coherently present ideas that are informed by the underlying principles and concepts of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture.
  • Assume responsibility for own ongoing learning and use initiative and informed judgment to position ideas of practice in landscape architecture and across disciplines.
  • Reference technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture to describe, critique, modify and adapt relevant and innovative forms of design for professional work in the discipline.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Investigate relationships between technique and idea in two- and three-dimensions
  2. Apply concepts of communication within a theoretical and historical discourse of landscape architecture through drawing and making
  3. Evaluate drawing and fabrication technologies in relation to material and spatial qualities of landscape
  4. Evaluate key precedents in relation to the course framework and critically respond through drawing and making

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in Communications 2 include lectures, workshops and practical tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for Landscape Architecture students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the RMIT student website.

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

The assessment for this course will be project-based and comprise a set of incremental, cumulative tasks structured to enable you to demonstrate your competency in Landscape Architectural representation.

Assessment Tasks

1. Surface Formation : 25%
(linked CLOs 1,2,4)

2. Parametric Formation - 33%
(linked CLOs 1,2,3,4)

3. Analysis and Simulation - 42%
(linked CLOs 1,2,3)

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.