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Landscape Architecture Open House

April 18, 2015 from 9:30 – 11:30 am in room 202 @ 10920 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles, for the next information session about the Landscape Architecture Certificate. Alumni, current students, instructors, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also be raffling off a free class and offering […]

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“Restorative Urban Design” by Jessica Haren

Overcrowding, excessive buildings and concrete, and negative environmental stimuli lead to unhealthy mental and physical stress for people living in dense urban cities. Restorative landscapes, woven into the existing grid, that are focused on quality of mind, body, and community, will incorporate nature’s benefits, support social connections, and promote daily physical activity, via a green […]

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“Urban Space Transformation” by Samantha Hung

This project aims to transform underutilized urban areas that have been gragmented or occupied by roadways, waterways, and utility corridors into a unified, publicly accessible green space. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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“Ephemeral Park and Wildlife Sanctuary” by Julia Newton

This project redesigns a closed, remediated landfill for habitat restoration, community recreation, and renewable energy production. It embraces the major constraint of the site — a subsiding, shifting ground plane — by mimicking the movement of the topography, and using program elements that are temporary, ephemeral, moveable or recyclable. It is a metaphor for landscape […]

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“Reclaiming the Public Realm” by Daniel Guimera Sr.

Reimagine fragmented cities and neighborhood through a design blueprint for healthy communities to reclaim the public realm, and improve mobility and connectivity. Urban cores within these neighborhoods will comprise a more livable, walkable and vibrant city. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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“District Branding” by Tamara Lipscomb

District Branding is the concept of transforming urban areas of viable industry into vibrant, unique districts that celebrate culture, commerce, and life. Branding poses the opportunity to connect industry networks into having recognizable boundaries with legible cohesiveness. A branded design will reveal the natural beauty of a district’s character. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors […]

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“Play Along The Way” by Chiara Goitein

A plan that brings the sense of wonder and joy of play to urban environments to enhance a sense of place and improve the day-to-day experience. The transformation and connection of streets, parkland, and remnant spaces by infusion of art, color, light, and natural elements creates vibrant, walkable, and more sustainable communities. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture […]

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“The Long Beach Pollinator Greenbelt & Environmental Academy” by Shawn Maestretti

Blending the edges of community and greenway to solve environmental problems and improving habitat quality and quantity, while connecting people to nature. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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Students and Instructor Meg Coffee help put together a plan for El Dorado Dog Park

The schematic master plan for El Dorado Dog Park was unveiled on Sunday, November 16 at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. It was an opportunity for the community to see the vision for the future park and to donate to the effort. The project, a collaboration between Friends of El Dorado Dog Park, Architecture […]

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