Using sustainable design methods, nature takes back damaged systems while community space that allows for balanced interaction between people and nature is developed. Rather than implementing barriers that attempt to control the ocean, we return life and resilience to our coastal/urban edges. Spring 2014 UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation, Instructors Jim Pickel and Meg Coffee.
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“Building Resilient Coasts: A New Approach in Oxnard” by Emily Hope, Spring 2014 Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation
“Securing the Line: A Multi-Modal Plan for the Los Angeles Waterfront” by Emily Voges, Spring 2014 Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation
Abandoned railroad tracks, roadways and under-used parking lot cause community disconnect, pollution and lack of public space at the port of Los Angeles. This project proposes to re-align, add and interconnect existing circulation routes into vibrant multi-modal strands that link port history, ecology, accessibility and economic activity. Spring 2014 UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation, Instructors Jim […]
Transforming three traditional schoolyards into dynamic “learnscapes”, each with a unique curriculum and connected by a tree-lined corridor. Spring 2014 UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation, Instructors Jim Pickel and Meg Coffee.
“Flowing Through Time: Exploring Hansen Dam’s History Through Play” by Jennifer Junker, Spring 2014 Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation
Children in modern suburbs are often disconnected from both the natural and cultural history of their communities. Hansen Dam offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersections of water, history and nature, while also reconnecting the adjacent community of Pacoima. The creation of a flowing, multi-modal adventure-path sweeps users to educational play areas that reveal […]
“THE LOS ANGELES ARTS DISTRICT: Maintaining Identity in Transition” by Ryan Williams, Spring 2014 Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation
For close to 200 years the Los Angeles Arts District has evolved through many iterations. Currently, as downtown becomes more multi-use, it again finds itself in a state of transition. This project presents a way to balance economic growth and development while maintaining the vibrant tone and character of the creative community that thrives here. Spring […]
Thesis Presentations for the Spring 2014 class will be held on May 17th in 121 Dodd Hall. Breakfast will start at 8 AM and presentations will begin at 8:30 and run until 3 or 4. We would love to see our current students and alumni come out to support these great soon-to-be graduates! 8 students […]
On Saturday, September 17th SCASLA held a Thesis Q&A, an informal panel discussion where students had the opportunity to ask questions of instructors and recent alumni. About 25 students, representing all levels of the program, were in attendance and received invaluable words of wisdom from instructors Jim Smith, Patrick Reynolds, Jim Pickel and Steve Lang. […]