Landscape Architecture: How to analyse and draw a landscape

An annotated illustration of an architectural sketch of a residential street

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Wednesday 1 May 2024
4 to 5.15pm


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How do we analyse and communicate landscape architecture designs? Join us to learn some simple drawing techniques that will enable you to communicate and analyse a landscape familiar to you.

How to analyse and draw a landscape

During this interactive session we will introduce some simple drawing techniques landscape architects use. Using a landscape you can see from your window - this may be your garden, a neighbour's garden, or the street - we want you to start considering how it is structured and what defines the space.

The session lead will then demonstrate how drawing a ‘section’ of the garden enables you to explore and present how the garden spaces are defined by different landscape elements; trees, walls, hedges etc.

This exercise will enable you to begin considering how landscape spaces and their different characters are shaped, and how to communicate these differences through your drawings.

This session is suitable for students in years 12 and 13.


Please note that this is an approximate schedule and is therefore subject to change.

  • 4pm: Log in and get comfortable
  • 4.05pm: Introduction to landscape architecture at Sheffield and the session leads
  • 4.15pm: Overview and interactive session demonstration
  • 4.35pm: Begin creating your own drawings (with guidance)
  • 4.55pm: Wrap up discussion with current student ambassadors and invitation to future open days
  • 5.15pm: End of session

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