A design education that implements the natural inspiration approach in design is an important influence on the training of environmental designers who are more sensitive to nature and have environmental awareness. For this reason, in this study, the pattern-oriented design process which is shaped by adopting the approach of nature inspiration in landscape architecture education is examined. The natural components form a composition in themselves, and these compositions consist of patterns. Analysis and understanding of natural patterns play a key role in directing designs inspired from nature. Within this context, the approach of utilizing inspiration from nature within the scope of "Environmental Design Project1" course of the 1st grade classes of Karadeniz Technical University, Landscape Architecture Department was seen as a subject to be considered in landscape architecture. This derste made up the material of working with models called "children's play and gaming activities". 4 students selected in the application section (model); research process (natural samples), and creative product (model), and the process of natural inspiration in design was examined in the context of the pattern. As a result, this design education, which implements the pattern inspiration approach, it has become easier for pupils to design their form, to determine concept-activity, and to achieve spatial fiction.
Keywords: Landscape Architecture, Design, Inspiration, Nature, Pattern