This fall semester, PLOT Studio's TJ Marston will be teaching three courses in FIU's Landscape Architecture, Environmental + Urban Design Program :
Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 05 Studio // investigate and propose adaptive design solutions to a crisis plaguing the globe and local Florida communities : water quality. The St. Lucie River, once the fishing capital of America, is a breeding ground today for dangerous algae blooms resulting in devastating ecological and economic impacts. The studio will focus on a point of interception, the South Fork Watershed which links Lake Okeechobee to the Indian River Lagoon, the most diverse estuarian environment in North America. Through rigorous analysis and topographic studies they will explore the nature of surface and its unique opportunity to intercept invisible phenomenal processes. Armed with a deep understanding, innovative adaptive site solutions will emerge. Each site proposal becomes a link in re-visioning the whole watershed, seeding a new kind of bloom, and this one isn’t deadly.
Computer Practices in Landscape Architecture II // builds on the student's knowledge of computer drafting and modeling standards by teaching workflows and techniques in rendering and presentation graphics in various programs.
Site Analysis + Design // explore the contemporary role of landscape architecture and urban design in addressing issues of site as they relate to inventory, analysis, and design strategy. The course is an elective open to all graduate students in the school of architecture.