A lot of the negative and politically charged discussions here lately have been less than captivating, so I thought I'd share some success stories from the last year.
Clearly times are tough, but please don't let the self-proclaimed experts tell you that just because they've never participated in certain types of projects or experiences, that landscape architecture is stagnant or relegated to the backyards of newly built homes.
Here is a brief list of successes that landscape architects at the firm I work with experienced in 2010:
There are undoubtedly many more. Happy New Year!
Worldwide, though primarily in the Great Lakes region. And being a small niche firm is key.
Essentially all of the projects listed above came online in the last two years, ie not backlog from before 2008.
Marty, you'll make a fine Dr. you got to the crux of it.
Go Iggles-- whoops!
It's fine I'd do the same thing. The defense went away. I think the Sox and the Phils will be meeting in the fall classic, so I'm sure we'll be yelling at each other then.
Happy new year.
Flyers are an officially documented 2010 success story and belong in this thread!
I see that you're based in Madison. I'm down in Chicago. I love mad-town (grandfather, father, brother all attended U Madison) and I would definitely enjoy living up there. Any chance that Baird is hiring? I see a few positions on your website but they are all for engineers...
Nice thread by the way. It's good to hear people talking the talk and shining some light on an otherwise dim situation. And sweet canoe... I've got a 1939 trapper canoe hanging in the garage, awaiting restoration... but first I need a job so I can afford the materials :)
Thank you for posting this. It's also good to see that these kind of projects are getting done.
I am not working right now and I know how easy it is to feel isolated from the larger picture. That's one reason I like Land8. It gives me perspective.