Artificial Rock Design & Construction

Rockwork with simulated waterfall at park

Course Description:

Many artificial rock projects turn fake very quickly. This course will educate architects on when it makes sense to design with artificial rock and how to avoid a fake looking product. By diving into the geomorphology of rocks, attendees will gain an understanding of how rocks move and age and how that should affect the placement, coloration, and design of rock features. In addition, the course explains the impact of good design on society and how features such as artificial rock can make a positive impact by taking into consideration the end user and audience.