LARE Preparatory Course Section E Review in Denver

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LARE Preparatory Course  Section E Review in Denver

Time: April 20, 2012 to April 22, 2012
Location: CSU Denver Extension
Street: 888 East Iliff Avenue
City/Town: Denver, CO 80210
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Event Type: lare, workshop
Organized By: Ray Freeman and CO Chapter ASLA
Latest Activity: Apr 16, 2012

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LARE Preparatory Course

Section E Review

April 20-22, 2012   8:30 am-6:00 pm

CSU Denver Extension

888 East Iliff Avenue

Denver, CO   80210


Subjects Covered

Overview of the exam and Section E

Solving watershed planning problems

Precision requirements of the LARE

Foundation systems and setting finish floors

Interpretation of soil maps and reports

Accessibility requirements

Roadway grading

Grading processes and procedures

Storm drainage and stormwater management principles

Vision cone problem solving

Elements of stormwater ponds and dams

Sizing stormwater basins

Practical techniques for solving vignettes

Exam preparation techniques


Students will complete timed problems covering basic skills required in grading and drainage design. The class takes a programmed approach to Section E, covering necessary skills and developing each subset of this section through the use of a few introductory exercises and building to solving full vignette problems typical of those encountered of the LARE. The instructor will provide tips on how to break problems down and conceptualize a plan of attack for developing solutions. The last two days of the course will be spent on specific task oriented techniques and working and then reviewing timed vignettes typical of those on the exam. A 130 page syllabus and 30 exercises will be provided.


Instructor: Ray Freeman, of Freeman and Jewell Landscape Architecture. He has taught LARE review sessions since 2000. In December 2011, 30 of 45 of Ray’s students sitting for section E passed. The national pass rate was 36%.


To obtain a flyer on this class, go to:


Any questions should be directed to David Gregory,

Denver Area Director, ASLA Colorado -


Tuition:      $300 ASLA Colorado member

                 $400 non-member

Payment by check or credit card

Please make checks payable to:

ASLA Colorado


Registration Deadline is April 15.

Class size is limited to 25 students

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WeThe The deadline for registration for the Section E LARE Review in Denver on May 20-22 has been extended until Wednesday May 18. Contact David Gregory at

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