LA Network is promoting a tee shirt that says "I'm a landscape architect and I won't design your garden."What kind of stupid message is this supposed to be? I don't get this at all....I'm I the only…Continue
I downloaded ZWCAD for a 30 day trial and found it very easy to transition from AutoCad.....however, only being able to use it for a few hours I could not fully evaluate the program....Do you have…Continue
"Henry, I was taught over 40 years ago in a small land grant institution of higher learning that
the landscape architect's claim to fame is his ability to grade artistically, to build OF the land instead of ON the land. I've never seen…"
As a German I was, and never will be, a friend of LEED. From day 1 it was only a money spinner. And it never really, fully hearted, considdered the Landscape Green Industry.
It was their agressive marketing strategy and the American…"
"It was meant more tongue-in-cheek than condescending. I made a trip down the "Blues Highway" last fall, and I saw some really inspiring things and some really depressing sights. Clarksdale was downright scary."
"they could reduce the speed limit to 55, or even better, 45, and save millions of gallons of gas, as Jimmy Carter had learned in the seventies. A simple step, a stroke of the governors pen, but it can't be done. that is my easy baby…"
"For me, the jury's still out on LEED, reason being so many "accredited professionals" (certainly not all) don't walk the talk. I worked at a firm where two AP landscape architects (principals) drove separate cars from the house…"
"I work in Missisippi and have heard nothing about a ban on "LEED" which is privately funded and an elective procedure unless required by public agencies. This happens, unfortunately, quite often as an unfunded mandate which requires…"
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.