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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

LA 452

Meets Tues and Thur 2-5 Fall 2008
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Gale Fulton:; ph. 333-7731
James Urban:

Course Description:
The focus of this course is the investigation and elaboration of the design potential of plants for and by landscape architects. In this way the course is as much interested in design as it is in plants. We feel this is an important distinction for contemporary landscape architecture which has a tendency to focus on plants or plant systems as objects as opposed to what may be effected via those plants or plantings. It must be remembered that plants are only one aspect of a rich ecology of factors which must be considered on any site. With this in mind, we will approach design wholistically but with an emphasis on plant materials and the ways they may be deployed on the site to generate effects which may be spatial, sculptural, functional, programmatic, environmental, etc.


Student's finished designs for Eagles Nest of St. Clair County:

Hallen and Johnston
Hannon and Choy
Heck and Annes
Jirick and Utterback
Miller and Darrow
Williams and Han

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