The recent technology discussions have me wondering if our latest rendering and visualization programs are progressing the industry or limiting our creativity and good design sense? Are the countless hours perfecting a 3d tree worthwhile when in that same time we could create two hand-drawn perspectives, a section/elevation and sample plant palette for client review?
It seems that our profession, more so than even architects and engineers, is about craft and organic insight. We seem to be losing these assets starting at the academic level and it is creeping into professional offices (at least those still in business). I wonder: Does anyone even draw anymore? Is it even necessary? And why do I even care about drawing when there are no jobs to be had anyway?
A landscape architect in crisis