The Landscape Architecture program is housed on the lower level of Agricultural (Ag) Hall. Ag Hall is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday; 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and is Closed on Sundays. The building is locked on official holidays but is usually open during breaks when school is not in session.
Graduate Student Offices
There are 4 offices above the Studio of Agriculture Hall available to Landscape Architecture graduate students. The offices can reasonably hold two students per office and could hold three students per office, if needed. Priority is given to department TAs when assigning office space with the remaining offices being assigned to department funded graduate students. All offices come equipped with keys, desk and chair, book shelves, and a computer. Wireless connections are also available.
The Landscape Architecture program has two computer studios, for use by our students, staff and faculty, and available 24/7 through card access locks. One is in room 103 Agricultural Bulletin, and the other is in room 25 Ag. Hall. The computers in both labs are equipped with standard office package software and with graphics and mapping software, as found in modern professional landscape architecture offices. To use the computers, you will use your NetID login. If you are in the labs after normal building hours, you will need to obtain an after hours pass from Room 1 of Agricultural Hall.
Our main computer studio is located in Room 25 Agricultural Hall. It contains 30 Dell Precision Workstations, two dual-boot iMacs, as well as three scanners for use by students, and 3 Cintique pen screen digitizers. The center studio space is arranged with drafting tables along the outer walls, and an inner arc of computer workstations. The studio wings have a similar clustered arrangement, with the drafting tables along the outer wall and the computer stations against the inner wall. The drafting tables are assigned to individual second and third year students for the academic year. Wireless internet access is also available throughout Agriculture Hall.
The computers are available on a first come first served basis, and are used primarily by our second through fourth year students, as well as graduate students. Other resources available to students in Ag Hall are a 24″ ARCH D plotter in the Rm. 25 studio, and a wide format (40”) scanner and 42” plotter in Room 15. There are also color and monochrome laser printers in the Ag Hall studio. Room 15 is open when Math has hours (posted on the door) but can be opened other times by faculty and staff.
The lab in Ag Bulletin is used primarily by first year BS-LA studio courses, for Folklore classes that need to use design software, and by both first-year and advanced landscape architecture design students after class hours to complete their assignments. The lab features combination computer desks-drafting tables that allow students to design and draft by hand and with digital techniques. There are 21 new Dell Precision Workstations in this studio, an Apple computer connected to scanner, a color and a monochrome laser printer, and wide format plotter.
After Hour Pass
If you are not in the Landscape Architecture program and are in Agricultural Hall or the computer labs beyond the regular hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday-Friday or 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays or on Sundays, you are required to have an after hours pass. This pass is a small blue card that you can obtain from the Landscape Architecture office. The pass is good for one year and will need to be presented if you are in the building when the security guards check the area and lock up at night. Those within this program can use their WISC card to get into the building. Your information should be in the Campus security database for the Andover locks on the exterior doors of Ag hall and the door to room 25 studio. Math Heinzel can add your ID to the access for those locks after regular building hours (the locks will have a red light on the keypad). Simply wave your ID within 8 inches of the keypad and it should beep and the light turn green, you might hear a click. You have a few seconds to open the door before it locks again.PLEASE DO NOT prop the outside or studio doors open! A silent alarm will go off at Campus Police if you do, or if the exterior doors in the Studio wings are left open.
Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility
A UW research, instruction, and outreach facility for geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS), LICGF helps develop solutions to technical and institutional problems in managing land information.