Alan Stevens

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Class Format

Hort 135  Landscape Design
The class is experiential design oriented, with practical application of principles taught within the context of solving real-life design problems. Class projects consist of actual on-site property measurement, client interviews, drawing out of design solutions and final presentations to the homeowner client. In-class lectures 

Resource Use

Text: There is a textbook that students are expected to read and will be tested on the material.

Supplies: Students will need a few basic drawing tools including a quality eraser, pencil, engineers scale and 18 x 24 inch paper.  All other tools are optional.


Grades are determined by design projects, a test, class participation, attendance and a final exam.

Homework Policy

All design projects are due on the date in the class schedule and are presented to the actual client at that time. The information to be learned is unavailable at a later date. Therefore projects turned in late will be penalized as to the grade assigned to the students project. 

Attendance Policy

A majority of the information to be learned is unavailable outside of class. Therefore attendance is considered to be vital to gaining the body of knowledge covered by the class. The landscape design clients and homes are accessible to the students only on the specific day and time of the scheduled class and therefore cannot be made up. Attendance and active participation in the design-site activities is critical to the learning process and therefore is a significant portion of the student evaluation process and assignment of grades.


I am available before and after class or by appointment.