A Studio Work in Landscape Architecture Education: Waterfront Landscape Design Project

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MEGARON, vol.12, no.2, pp.329-342, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/megaron.2017.65265
  • Journal Name: MEGARON
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-342
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Design is a process that begins in an individual's mind and finally results in a physical product. This process functions in different ways based on the initially defined design problem, in other words, the solution expected of the designer and designer's approach, perception, creativity, and perspective. Thus, design is a problem that has infinite number of solutions depending on the designer, making it difficult for students of design to learn and comprehend it in education because it is not possible to talk about one single truth in design. This fact applies to landscape architecture education, like other design disciplines. Thus, landscape design education uses methods and techniques different from other disciplines of design. In this study, the studio work of the landscape design training of the students in Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) Landscape Architecture Department was assessed. This studio work is also important as it is the first of a series of Environmental Design Project (EDP) courses that the students are required to take for six semesters on different subjects. The results show that the eight students' projects in the study group fulfilled the course learning outputs determined at the beginning of the lesson.