Site Inventory – Identifying Existing Conditions

Identifying existing conditions is the first of several job tasks examined on the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects. We will start our exploration of site analysis as it relates to the CSE exam by dissecting the official “California Supplemental Examination Candidate Guide”. If you don’t already have a copy of the Candidate Guide produced by LATC, download your copy from the LATC website.

Lets look at CSE job task T6 first.

Identify existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure) to determine influences that affect development of project site.

There are seven associated knowledge areas affiliated with this first task.

  • Knowledge of procedures used to identify existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure).
  • Knowledge of types of natural conditions that should be identified.
  • Knowledge of types of cultural conditions that should be identified.
  • Knowledge of types of site features that should be identified.
  • Knowledge of types of infrastructures that should be identified.
  • Knowledge of procedures used to identify environmentally sensitive resources.
  • Knowledge of purposes for identifying existing site conditions (e.g., natural, cultural, site features, infrastructure).

We will start tackling each associated knowledge area one at a time.

Related Articles:

  1. New Series – Site Inventory
  2. Site Inventory – Purpose & Process

 

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John is a landscape architect who is currently preparing to take the California Supplemental Exam to become licensed in California. He is currently a licensed professional landscape architect in Georgia and Florida. John graduated from California State University, Pomona with a BSLA degree in landscape architecture in 1997 and has extensive practice experience in residential and commercial landscape design.

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