UNSEEN: Interpreting Constructed Ecologies
The intent of the studio was to research regional planning, coastal ecology, ecological restoration, large-scale water management and infrastructure, and the complex relationships formed between settlement and ecology over time. The course supports contemporary landscape architectural theory for the design and management of large-scale indeterminate and ecologically minded landscapes capable of sustaining the demands of contemporary settlement.
- Justine Holzman
- William Baumgardner
- John Bland
- Camila Carvalho
- Dylan Crawford
- Andrew Kepper
- Alex Morvant
- Maria Munoz
- Grant Murphy
- Jane Satterlee
- Kyle Smith
- Wen Keat Wah
- James Weldon
Robert Twilley, PhD
Chairman of the Board & Interim CSS Executive Director
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant
Professor, LSU College of the Coast & Environment
- Andrea Galinski
- Robert Twilley, PhD Chairman of the Board & Interim CSS Executive Director
UNSEEN: Interpreting Constructed Ecologies was a fourth year undergraduate design studio focused on landscape planning and design from regional to site scale situated within coastal Louisiana. The students investigated the coast-wide monitoring system as a critical component for developing a visualization methodology, using the extensive coastal monitoring system as both generator of data and device for interpreting the landscape. The individual devices and the composite monitoring system play a critical role in establishing the science used for determining restoration projects and as a metric for the adaptive management component of Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan.
Direct + Broader Impacts:
Students used the data and logic of the monitoring system to design methods for perceiving, interpreting, simulating, and manipulating the landscape through design interventions.