Katherine Jacobs
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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.

name-style in AutoCAD?
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I'm applying for a job working with CAD, and one of the requirements is knowledge of name-styles. I have never heard of this, and can't find any mention of it on the internets. Has anyone heard of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Farmer Jul 28, 2013.

 

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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
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"#6B is better. Get it messy."
Aug 29, 2013
J. Robert Wainner replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"Well.....I was curious, so I looked it up.  According to U.S. News & World Report.....ranking the Top Graphic Design Schools/Programs in the World.........Rhode Island School of Design #1....Art Center School of Design in California…"
Aug 24, 2013
J. Robert Wainner replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"Goustan........Yes, I agree, in very large LA firms (there probably are areas of specialization).....from design to autocad to photoshop, 3D graphics, etc.  But, it would be MY recommendation...that LA's become a "sponge",…"
Aug 24, 2013
J. Robert Wainner replied to Katherine Jacobs's discussion 'what to render beyond edge of site?'
"Interesting,Andrew......to learn this about Brian.  I did a little research...it seems that my Dad & Mike Lin BOTH studied at the Los Angeles Art Center School of Design.  My Dad did very little "gallery art", 90% of his…"
Aug 24, 2013

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Site Measuring Revisited Again 2 Replies

I've put up a couple of discussions in the past regarding tools and methods for site measuring to supplement a survey or for a small project. Back in November I saw the video below and decided to buy the Disto S910 because of its ability to export a…Continue

Started by Andrew Garulay, RLA in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA 7 hours ago.

Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses 31 Replies

June 28, 2015Dear Land8 Members:ANY LAND8 member should feel free to add their own comments here.EDITORIAL:  It's my opinion......that EVERY student who earns a Landscape Architecture Degree. (4 yr., 5 yr. or Masters in Landscape Architectures)…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jan 12.

Project Manager Training? 4 Replies

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't really apply to landscape architecture. There's got to be something for architecture or another allied field…Continue

Started by Colter Sonneville in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jan 11.

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