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Master of Science (MS)


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Gerald Smith


This thesis project will explore the landscape site development of fossil fuel steam electric stations as it is presently practiced by electric utility companies, to determine what architectural, engineering, aesthetic, and climatological problems are being created through the engineering requirements acting upon' the site during site development and construction phases of power stations. It will identify typical problem areas that can be resolved by the Landscape Architect through the practical application of landscape architecture principles, the design use and influence of plant material, topography, and the environment. Design criteria will then be formulated for the site development of steam electric stations.

The design criteria thus gathered will be applied to a critique of Huntington Canyon Electric Power Plant to determine the effectiveness and degree of success of the criteria.