This studio explores the current, historical and conceptual, understanding of landscape and how it can inform and enrich the design process. Topography and ecology are combined to develop a new notion of land and built form. Students utilize a variety of representational media to investigate and synthesize complex systems involved in the interrelationships of the environment. Students are also asked to examine how program development informs the future social, cultural as well as physical disposition of architectural space. The studio emphasizes the individual student's employed methodologies and development of critical comprehension in their design process.