Person

Garry L Menendez

Associate Professor | Plant Sciences
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 280 - Fundamentals of Sustainable Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary principles and processes of landscape design including site analysis, concept development, and design representation. Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge are exercised through site planning and design projects that explore topography, hydrology, ecology, and the materials of designed landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 1 hour and 2 labs.

PLSC 350 - Sustainable Landscape Construction
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary methods in the construction of sustainable landscapes. Students will be introduced to the properties and use of basic landscape materials, the advancement of design concepts into construction documents, and translating construction documents into built landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

Other Instructors: Ross, Michael

PLSC 380 - Advanced Sustainable Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Advanced design development and representation methods for sustainable landscape practices. Deployment of the designed landscape as a place, idea, and strategy to address social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 2-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

PLSC 421 - Native Plants in the Landscape
3 credit hour(s)

Native plants and plant communities as a basis for landscaping and environmental restoration. Weekly lecture coupled with either an outing or service practicum of invasive exotic plant removals or planting of natives. Study and work sites will primarily be demonstration projects of the University of Tennessee Environmental Landscape Design Lab. They include local schoolyard habitats, greenways, wetlands, streambanks, and shorelines.

Contact Hour Distribution: One 1.5-hour lecture, one 4-hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 320 or EEB 330.
Recommended Background: Coursework or familiarity with general principles and practices in horticulture.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 480 - Sustainable Landscape Design Synthesis and Application
4 credit hour(s)

Comprehensive application of design, construction, and management knowledge, as well as contemporary representation skills to develop sustainable landscapes. Projects address a variety of site and contextual challenges at a range of scales. Advancement of professional practice skillsets as they relate to client engagement and project management.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 3-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280 and PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 485 - Computer Aided Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Practical application of digital hardware and software as it relates to the exploration and synthesis of landscape design and planning projects.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

Garry L Menendez image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • MS, Plant Sciences, General, Univ of Tennessee Knoxville*, 1991

Garry L Menendez

Associate Professor | Plant Sciences
Garry L Menendez image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • MS, Plant Sciences, General, Univ of Tennessee Knoxville*, 1991
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 280 - Fundamentals of Sustainable Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary principles and processes of landscape design including site analysis, concept development, and design representation. Theoretical understanding and practical knowledge are exercised through site planning and design projects that explore topography, hydrology, ecology, and the materials of designed landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 1 hour and 2 labs.

PLSC 350 - Sustainable Landscape Construction
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to contemporary methods in the construction of sustainable landscapes. Students will be introduced to the properties and use of basic landscape materials, the advancement of design concepts into construction documents, and translating construction documents into built landscapes.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

Other Instructors: Ross, Michael

PLSC 380 - Advanced Sustainable Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Advanced design development and representation methods for sustainable landscape practices. Deployment of the designed landscape as a place, idea, and strategy to address social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 2-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280.

PLSC 421 - Native Plants in the Landscape
3 credit hour(s)

Native plants and plant communities as a basis for landscaping and environmental restoration. Weekly lecture coupled with either an outing or service practicum of invasive exotic plant removals or planting of natives. Study and work sites will primarily be demonstration projects of the University of Tennessee Environmental Landscape Design Lab. They include local schoolyard habitats, greenways, wetlands, streambanks, and shorelines.

Contact Hour Distribution: One 1.5-hour lecture, one 4-hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 320 or EEB 330.
Recommended Background: Coursework or familiarity with general principles and practices in horticulture.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 480 - Sustainable Landscape Design Synthesis and Application
4 credit hour(s)

Comprehensive application of design, construction, and management knowledge, as well as contemporary representation skills to develop sustainable landscapes. Projects address a variety of site and contextual challenges at a range of scales. Advancement of professional practice skillsets as they relate to client engagement and project management.

Contact Hour Distribution: Two 3-hour labs.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 280 and PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.

PLSC 485 - Computer Aided Landscape Design
3 credit hour(s)

Practical application of digital hardware and software as it relates to the exploration and synthesis of landscape design and planning projects.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : PLSC 380.
Comment(s): Graduate standing or prior experience may satisfy prerequisite(s) with consent of instructor.