Landscape Architecture Program


Date of this Version

August 2006


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Tension exists between the use of technology and human connection to nature. While architectural design begins in the imitation of nature and attempts to solve human/nature problems, its final forms too often have more to do with technology than with nature. So much so the natural conditions at building sites are too often ignored, minimized or trivialized, The culprit in all this is the human ego a master that must be served an becomes memorialized in built form.