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Landscape Architecture Studio: Design Drawing in the Digital Realm

Landscape architecture is an interdisciplinary design field that serves to engage the wants, needs and aspirations of people and communities, while working to improve the functions and qualities of the natural world. It’s not just about designing residential gardens. The field encompasses a broad spectrum of practices, from the design of urban streetscapes to the large-scale restoration of habitats and ecosystems.  

In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how our built environments are designed. Take part in exercises that enable you to pay particular attention to the details of the world around you and to develop practices and strategies that help you represent what you’re seeing and beginning to understand. We’ll focus initially on hand drawing, then advance into the digital realm. You’ll learn how to do vector-based drawings and graphic design in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and 3-D modeling in SketchUp. The  final sessions will include independent work periods to complete final projects, and there’ll be a presentation with family and guests on the last day. Join us in this exciting exploration! 

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming 9th to 12th graders.


Lyna Nget is a graduate of the UW’s Landscape Architecture program. Her professional project experience includes parks, trails, master planning, streetscapes and playscapes. She currently works for HNTB, a firm specializing in transportation. One of her main projects is the light rail corridor from Northgate Station to Lynnwood, with a focus on Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood Station.

Julia Bakke is a recent graduate of the UW’s Landscape Architecture program. She has experience creating planting designs and maintaining landscapes. She is currently working for the City of Seattle in the Office of Planning & Community Development to support efforts to provide equitable public spaces.  Julia is passionate about landscape architecture and how it can creatively solve complex problems in the built environment.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.


Jul 8–Jul 19, 2019

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)