Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2018 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). We derive a theory of multiscale design through a study of a landscape architecture studio classroom. We fnd that processes of designing, to meet a site's situated needs, involve creating and connecting representations across levels, such as overview and detail. We introduce mul-tiscale design theory, which works to understand how designers explore, juxtapose, and synthesize relationships across levels of scale. We identify three design strategies landscape architecture students use to work with scale: multiply, map, and shift perspective. We combine these strategies with prior literature, across felds, to initiate a theory of multiscale design.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lupfer, N., Fowler, H., Valdez, A., Webb, A., Merrill, J., Newman, G., & Kerne, A.

citation count

  • 2

editor list (cited editors)

  • Koskinen, I., Lim, Y., Pargman, T. C., Chow, K., & Odom, W.

publication date

  • June 2018