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Natural Swimming Pools

Anyone have any experience designing natural swimming pools (NSPs) in the eastern United States? I am in the midst of designing one for a n…

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amphitheatre design plans?

1st year landscape arch student modelling amphitheater with clay. I can find lots of images of amph on the web but I'm looking for an actua…

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Planting a 96" Box Quercus agrifolia

Hello People, Does anyone have any words of wisdom to share or any resources to help guide me in the process of planting a 96" box specime…

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What are some good ways to build my knowledge of Construction Details?

Hello all, I am looking to learn more about construction detailing and the way things are built.  I work in an office that has a detail ban…

Started by Kenneth Jones

2 Jun 7
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What can I call 'this'?

 Hi, I'm working at landscape design studio. When I search about seat wall or plaza bench, i've found like these images..but i don't know t…

Started by Jaeyoung Kim

4 May 24
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Copper Fountain Fixtures

Does anyone know a good resource for nice copper fountain wall fixtures? Looking for a nice spout or something that is simple, classic, and…

Started by Kevin J. Gaughan

7 Mar 21
Reply by Dave McCorquodale

Slope Ratio Confusions

My co-worker and I are confused over the expression of slope ratios.  In the DOJ's ADA standards they express the slope ratios as the rise…

Started by Lance Millar

3 May 12, 2016
Reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA

Best materials for House on Water?

What is the best material for columns that will stay in water?

Started by John

0 Apr 25, 2016

Steel Edging

Hi everyone, I recently started working for a design/build firm in Southern Arizona. The company does fairly standard landscapes (although…

Started by Kimberly

24 Apr 22, 2016
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Wood Fence Gate

Does anyone has a Wood Fence Gate detail they can share? Thanks, Cendra

Started by Cendra Ramirez

7 Apr 18, 2016
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Accessible Surface Materials

Does anyone know of any good surfacing materials for accessibility?  There are two applications I am exploring, an asphalt / paving alterna…

Started by Leah Arnason

6 Apr 11, 2016
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Fence Orientation

When I started out, it was drilled into my head that the structure of a fence goes on the private property side, and that the fascia goes o…

Started by Calico

2 Mar 21, 2016
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Outdoor Bouldering Rock Fall Protection

Our university is constructing an outdoor bouldering rock that is going to be installed over a concrete foundation. The rock will be approx…

Started by Candace Mastel

0 Mar 9, 2016

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Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture 52 Replies

Can anyone out there recommend sites that would have somewhat scholarly papers on the use of native plants. I am looking for advocates of this practice and those who feel it is nonsense. I'm not looking for books, looking for papers. This for a side…Continue

Started by henry cohen in PLANTS & HORTICULTURE. Last reply by Jay S Burke yesterday.

Driveway Grades Between Two Story Self Storage Buildings 1 Reply

Hi!Anyone know the maximum grade that would work between self storage buildings with a basement. Buildings are 65' to 75' wide, upper story and a basement story, 10' ceilings. Uhaul and Ryder trucks will need to negotiate slopes without scraping.Continue

Tags: development, commercial, storage, self, design

Started by Richard Freeland in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 17.

Career change at 41 11 Replies

Hi,I've been a 3D graphics artist for over 20 years and considering retraining as a Landscape Architect, having been accepted into a two-year MLA conversion program in the UK.  But before I do so, I am wondering, is it too late to change career at…Continue

Started by Gia Sadhwani in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jun 17.

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects? 104 Replies

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue

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Started by ida in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jun 12.

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