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Career Track in Residential Landscape Design

Hello all, I completed my MLA about a year and a half ago. I had no particular interest in residential design, but I took the first job I w…

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job prospects

Hi land 8, first time on the forums this website seems to be very useful so im excited to be on. anyway I do sales/design for a landscaping…

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Project Manager Training?

I was wondering if anybody out there had a formal or informal PM "break in" or training program. The PM programs that I've looked into don'…

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2 Sep 13
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North Carolina Stamping Requirements

Can anyone here tell me: Does the State of North Carolina require that landscape planting plans be stamped by an L.A.? I have an opportunit…

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4 Aug 11
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What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?

What other services does your design firm offer besides LA? Graphic Design? Marketing? Landscape Photography? I dream of going out on my ow…

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5 Jun 29
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Augmented Reality

Are any firms or designers using augmented reality to present design concepts in the field?

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5 Jun 29
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Anyone else think it is ridiculous that it takes 4-6 weeks for CLARB to score a completely digital exam? Stupid.

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18 Jun 13
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Multi-modular towers in Vectorworks

We are trying use the viewport proprieties to built a multi-story residential building in the Vectorworks. The main idea is use the VP with…

Started by Rogerio Shibata

5 Apr 25
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Office structure

Hi all, We are a small 5 person office of landscape designers currently experiencing sustained growth. As a result we are being forced to r…

Started by James Hartley

1 Mar 9
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California Supplemental Exam in Feb

I am studying for the Cal Supp Exam and am going to take it end of Feb. Anyone else doing this?

Started by Katie Seidenwurm

1 Feb 22
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Best Moonlighting Gigs

What is a good side job (moonlighting) that a landscape architect can do after hours to make some extra money, besides making sketches and…

Started by Brandon Clemson

0 Jan 17

Urban planning in L.A.

Hello We are planning on moving to L.A. and thus are making a stay there this january. Looking for future jobs and network within urban pla…

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8 Jan 16
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Working in the UK

Hello,I am reaching out for information about transfer-ability of qualifications and registration between the US and the UK. I am a US based landscape designer with an MLA and two years of experience and will be sitting for the LARE in a few…Continue

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Trouble in understanding grading 1 Reply

I am learning site grading these days from the book "Site engineering for landscape architects". I am not able to grasp one thing , that how is the final curve in the thick lineweight worked out? Is it free hand or all the points of that particular…Continue

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Getting Employed 13 Replies

Hi. My name is Shawn. I've been through the whole catch-22 experience loop for far too long (since 2009) and I really need to figure something out. Anybody have any thoughts on what I need to do to get employed by a design/drafting office? I know…Continue

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Free College Education for All US Students??? 6 Replies

FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION?Does anyone really believe that every high school graduate in America deserve a FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION?  Well, I don't.  To me, that's just another form of "Socialism".I wanted a College Education after I graduated from High…Continue

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