This AIA approved architect continuing education course provides planting design guidelines for preserving and improving the quality of the visual environment of building sites and grounds. This online training course also prescribes standard architectural practices and techniques for planting and initial care of plant materials; and includes guidance for the selection and establishment of turf. The American Institute of Architects has approved this course for 5 HSW continuing education credits and it can be completed online or self-study.
AIA CES Registered Course Number: AIAPDH125
Number of AIA CES Learning Units/HSW: 5.0LU/HSW (5.0 hours)
Learning Objective 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will understand some of the many principles of landscape design, including unity, balance, contrast, rhythm and effect.
Learning Objective 2: The student will learn about important design considerations such as overall objectives, preservation of existing vegetation, plant selection and maintenance.
Learning Objective 3: The student will have a better understanding of the planting and establishment requirements of trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines and turf.
Learning Objective 4: The student will have a much better appreciation of the importance of landscape design as a part of the overall site planning and development process.