GORD Academy

1 Month
USD 100
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Gulf Organisation for Research & Development


Often landscape design is correlated with sustainability. Landscapes connect humans directly to natural systems, while providing a setting for different kinds of uses. At the same time, it’s important to ensure that the landscape itself preserve the local ecology, hydrology and biodiversity. For that, landscapes must be viewed as more than just an aesthetic add-on.

This course will introduce you to sustainable landscape design and prepare you to distinguish between favorable and unfavorable landscape practices. Further, you’ll learn how these strategies can be leveraged to optimize green building performance. It also highlights the various landscape design strategies covered in Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) Design and Build rating.


1. Understand the term landscape design
2. Understand the sustainability benefits of landscape
3. Learn exterior landscape design techniques
4. Learn interior landscape design techniques
5. Importance of landscape design

  • Introduction to Sustainable Landscape Design Strategies
  • Module 1 – Introduction to Landscape Architecture Practice
  • Module 2 – Landscapes and Sustainability
  • Module 3 – Vertical Landscape Techniques
  • Module 4 – Horizontal Landscape Techniques
  • Module 5 – Landscape for Building Interiors
  • Module 6 – Benefits and Importance
  • Module 7 – Landscape Considerations in GSAS

Location & Contact Details

  • Qatar
  • academy@gord.qa
  • +974 4141 5000