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What is the best way to improve design skills?

I have a passion for public green open space design but don't have much experience in this type of project. What would you recommend for so…

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Undergrad questions: Ecology/Restoration ecology + Landscape Arch?

I am interested in the ecology and landscape arch side equally. The underlying ideal behind my interests is the seamless integration of ear…

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Landscape Architecture Students and Debt -- Is this a realistic picture?

Image from LAM Last month, Landscape Architecture Magazine published Value Subtracted, an article that takes a look at the average landsca…

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Driveway Grades Between Two Story Self Storage Buildings

Hi! Anyone know the maximum grade that would work between self storage buildings with a basement. Buildings are 65' to 75' wide, upper stor…

Started by Richard Freeland

1 Jun 17
Reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how…

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104 Jun 12
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What is the best way to improve design skills?

I have a passion for public green open space design but don't have much experience in this type of project. What would you recommend for so…

Started by Benjamin Loh

18 May 23
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ASLA dues

I am curious how many LA's pay for the ASLA membership dues.  I am trying to justify the cost.   Also does anyone know if you can write off…

Started by Ben Holmes

10 May 22
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Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??

Hi, Guys,  I just started my first full-time LA job in a civil engineering firm two months ago. I am in the landscape architecture departme…

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15 May 14
Reply by J. Robert Wainner

prevention of horizontal soil water movements, esp. in tree pits

Hi all of you,   Maybe one of you has a better idea and/or can support by giving further details. This is my base text to raise a TQ with o…

Started by Ernst Glaeser

18 May 11
Reply by Dean D. Murtagh

Recommended Laptop configuration for running Adobe Suite

Sadly my computer I bought during undergraduate landscape architecture days is being laid to rest. I've been comparing and looking at diffe…

Started by Addison Pritchard

1 Apr 25
Reply by Jeff Prince

Great career opportunities for adventurous landscape architects

Dear Land8 friends, I'm getting ready to create a job listing here to find a suitable person to join my design team.  I am posting this thr…

Started by Jeff Prince

0 Apr 25

VR? Are you using it?

Wondering what programs you are using for virtual reality design? We have been using a few different ones but they are all very time consum…

Started by Megan Terry

4 Apr 18
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Semi Truck Turn Radius

Hi, guys. Does anyone know of a template or a cad program that allows you to determine a 3 point turn for a semi trailer? I can't afford Au…

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2 Mar 13
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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 on Thursday.

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

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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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