Please help an old dog learn a new trick....When I switch my dimensioning unit format settings to use Architectural, I get the seconds symbol for inches.Instead of getting the typical inches symbol…Continue
"I worked on a huge project that never got built. We had a session with a LEED leader, I felt something in my pocket. it was his hand looking for money.
LEED=good design without the high cost as Jason says."
"The first time that I had a project by a landscape architect with half the alphabet of LEED letters after his name come across my desk in a CE's office, he was proposing several outdoor gas torches and gas fire pits for a summer seasonal resort…"
"There is also the issue that a great many LEED buildings do not perform any better, and in some cases, WORSE than their non-LEED counterparts. Worse even than older buildings. The design of many LEED buildings is far from the most energy efficient…"
"LEED has a terrible reputation of preferring certain companies and technologies while outright excluding others. I took the LEED-AP exam for new construction back in June 2009, although I failed the exam by one point. When I prepared for…"
I'm thinking of drawing all my future construction details in 3D....I have AutoCad and BricsCad but have never used them for 3D. Is there easier to learn 3D software or is what I have as good as it gets?
I have been trying to find work, since I am partially retired, I am seeking
work that reproduces constrtuction drawings for clients. Since you are a
MSU GRAD, I am currently working with Christian Preus also an MSU GRAD, for the past three to four years. He is a great designer, with alot of potential in the field of Landscape Architecture, but, I am always telling him to persue work on his own, as a prime professional with the architects and engineers as subs, you know what I mean. I am, as I see it, approaching the end of my career, and I want Christian to be as successful as he wants to be. BUT, he lacks the drive to persue projects as a prime, with the architects and engineers as subs to him.
I have been at MSU since 2006. I got my BLA from MSU in 1997 and worked in the Bahamas and Birmingham for 3 years before going to grad school in Architecture at the University of Idaho, then worked in an Architecture and Planning firm in Vermont for three years. I'm teaching Community Design for both the graduates and undergrads and Introduction to Computers in Landscape Architecture. State has changed tremendously since I was a student here, the department has definitely changed in terms of pedagogy. You should come down some time and give a lecture concerning your work to our students and visit the new LA compound if you haven't seen it. Lets keep in touch and maybe there could be a way to get our students to work on a project together.
Thanks for the reply. I am glad you are busy with lots of work. I am not. Right now I consult with a MSU grad Christian Preus in Gulfport, Ms. Good designer, just doesn't see how things go together as of yet.
I agree with you, the young turks that are now going thru the LA program of any school need the voice of experience from those who have been involved with practical work in the field of Landscape Architecture. To have a teaching degree is just a play to keep those in the profession with many years of experience out of the teaching arena.