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I recently read Jenifer De Graafs post on Land8Lounge on Mentors and thought it was perfect and exemplified my reasons for starting this group.Here is the link to her recent post: …Continue
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Started by Brandon Reed Aug 10, 2012.
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Started by Brandon Reed. Last reply by Brandon Reed Nov 15, 2011.
For me mentoring is a lot to do with conversation, and whenever I get the chance I like nothing better than to sit down and chat.
There are however many people whom I admire that I have not yet met, and one of those would be Zaha Hadid.
Of those I am unlikely to meet I would have to name Francis Bacon. I really love his work, but I also like what he had to say. For example...." I am naturally optimistic, although I have nothing to be optimistic about: it's a quirk of nature"
This is my 5th recession, it took me years to recover from the savings & loan crash. i thought i had a safe niche, no more developer or commercial work. i have focused on high-end high design residential and cultural projects which i was sure was recession proof. what do i know? the last few years i could have used a mentor.
i started a blog thinking it would be a place to share what i have learned over the years but i have gotten so busy the last few months i haven't had the time to add anything to it. i hope this is a sign the economy is improving in general.
i had a wonderful mentor who wasn't a designer, he taught me about the desert and it fantastic plants, in the early 70's i quit my job in an architects office to be a laborer in his nursery so he couldn't escape my questions about desert plants.
i think you could reverse engineer yourself a mentor, say you wished Olmstead or Baragan was your mentor. i'd suggest reading everything you could find, study their work and then ask yourself what would Baragan tell me to do or what would he do w/ this situation. i have done that myself in the past when i became stuck w/ a design problem.
Speaking of mentors, it has been said that all good irrigation designers had a mentor. For you Land FX users, we are going to have an irrigation related webinar in the near future that should be interesting. A fellow named Bill Curtis and I are going to discuss irrigation issues and design on a mentor basis. I am honored to team with Bill on this, as he has a lifetime of experience in the profession, and he is very willing to share his knowledge, as am I. I'm not sure when the webinar will occur, but most likely not in December. You can check in with our admin at firstname.lastname@example.org or check in on the website for the announcement.
Who would you love to have as a mentor for your design career if you could pick anyone in the world, living or dead?
I was mentored and given counsel, can't keep it. Have to give back.
Thanks David! and thanks for creating such a phenomenal product for landscape architects!!! I use it everday!!!
I look forward to helping anyway I can.
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