Katherine Jacobs
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Feedback on Renderings
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I created these renderings in Photoshop based on views exported from Sketchup. I'd love to get feedback or ideas on how to make the graphics more compelling. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bridger DeMars May 31.

Career Track in Residential Landscape Design
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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 was offered, at a residential design/build office. I'm more or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Jacobs Nov 3, 2014.

lightweight fill for sod lawn
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Hello, lounge!I am working on the backyard of a residence that can only be accessed by a flight of stairs and a walk around the house. Through a series of unfortunate events we need to do some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason T. Radice Jan 18, 2014.

what to render beyond edge of site?
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I'm working on graphics for a site that is nestled within a forest. I would like to show some of that context, and I'm playing around with the best way of doing that. This is what I have so far-- any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Anthony Sep 3, 2013.

 

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Bridger DeMars replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Feedback on Renderings'
"Katherine, This is a good base. As Mark said, combining real elements with sketchy ones throws off the focal point of a rendering. My eye goes to leather jacket and the flags and wants to know why they don't belong. If you're…"
May 31
Mark Di Lucido replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Feedback on Renderings'
"The hard part is getting the perspective correct which you've already done w/ Ketchup. Now the fun begins! The interplay/combo of light, shadow, and consistent color of elements within the light you choose are what really brings a…"
May 26
Rob Halpern replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Feedback on Renderings'
"As you are presenting what appears to be a public space I would add more people: make the space alive. And while I am not a SkethUp artist, it looks flat to me. The structures pop but the landscape is indistinct. That may reflect your design…"
May 26
J. Robert Wainner replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Feedback on Renderings'
"Katherine; I was always way too busy during my LA design career to learn autoCAD or Sketch-Up.....I have always been comfortable with "hand drawn" color renderings/graphics.  So, I'm probably not the best person to critique your…"
May 25
Katherine Jacobs replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Career Track in Residential Landscape Design'
"Thank you both for sharing your thoughts and experiences! It sounds like both of you sell work by being good designers and good at communicating the value of your designs, and I am comfortable with my abilities/potential in those arenas.…"
Nov 3, 2014
Dave McCorquodale replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Career Track in Residential Landscape Design'
"Wow, pretty tough to add anything to Andrew's thoughts here.  I went through school half asleep in residential design courses/lectures because I thought that would never apply to me.  Turns out that's where I've been for 10…"
Nov 3, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Career Track in Residential Landscape Design'
"After I got my LA degree I worked for three design/build residential landscape contractors. All of which used the position for design/sales/project management ... with a shovel in my hand as well for two of them. You have to understand why the…"
Nov 3, 2014
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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 was offered, at a residential design/build office. I'm more or less happy with the work, but the only opportunity for growth in our company is to be a sales person/project manager. I think I would be a good project manager and I am great at customer service, but sales is not for me. I am terrible at it and I'm not really interested in getting better at it. Do…See More
Nov 2, 2014
Katherine Jacobs replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Career Track in Residential Landscape Design'
"Thank you so much for your reply, Andrew. I'm curious, is your experience in a residential design/build setting? I'm trying to understand how roles differ in different kinds of business structures.  In the company I currently work…"
Nov 2, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'Career Track in Residential Landscape Design'
"Get the idea of being a salesman out of your head. Talk about design and construction. If you demonstrate your knowledge and give the prospect confidence the sales will follow. If a sales person is not a designer working for that company, they…"
Nov 2, 2014
Jason T. Radice replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'lightweight fill for sod lawn'
"http://youtu.be/ijeswAdX2kY Have it blown in. You can hire a company (if there is one around you) that has large blower trucks where they just run a large diameter hose to where it is needed and the material is literally blown in place. They use…"
Jan 18, 2014
Katherine Jacobs replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'lightweight fill for sod lawn'
"Thanks for your response, Andrew! There are 8-10 steps going up to the property. Our crew typically puts a piece of plywood over the stairs to create a ramp, which avoids the back injury issue. It's still a big pain in the butt and takes more…"
Jan 18, 2014
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'lightweight fill for sod lawn'
"Stairs going up, or stairs going down? The difficulty with the wheelbarrow is keeping it level. One person is higher than the other in carrying it up or down stairs leaving someone in high risk of a back injury. Plastic trash cans carried on the…"
Jan 18, 2014
Katherine Jacobs posted a discussion

lightweight fill for sod lawn

Hello, lounge!I am working on the backyard of a residence that can only be accessed by a flight of stairs and a walk around the house. Through a series of unfortunate events we need to do some re-grading that will require 150 cubic feet (~5.5 cubic yards) of fill dirt to be brought in. One wheelbarrow at a time. Part of the unfortunate-ness of the situation is that we have no money in our budget for this.Has anyone had to deal with a similar situation? I know about using perlite, vermiculite,…See More
Jan 17, 2014
Craig Anthony replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"Landplanner Sorry for the late response. It’s great to hear from you. Whenever you’re able to drop in for a chat it’s always appreciated. And thanks for the kind words. You know you’re A-1 in my book as well Bro. Bullets and…"
Sep 3, 2013
J. Robert Wainner replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"Hey, you're welcome Goustan. Well.....of course, I can't (nor can anyone else) predict the FUTURE of Landscape Architecture OR our economy.  I just wanted to share my experiences with other LAND8 members.....it's just important…"
Aug 30, 2013

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This is so strange to me - something to admire yet also raises a LOT of questions about public safety, who did the real scale drawings and structural brainwork, etc.? Video is long, portion of interest starts at 2:05 on this "eco-artist"…Continue

Started by Leslie B Wagle in STORY BOARD 12 hours ago.

Career change at 41 12 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 Jonathan Sampson 18 hours ago.

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

Tags: development, commercial, storage, self, design

Started by Richard Freeland in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 17.

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