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Site Measuring Revisited Again
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA 9 hours ago.

Large Format Printer
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I'm looking into a new large format (either D or E size) color inkjet. My main concern is who to buy it from. There are so many for sale on line and hard to know who is reputable. I want NEW and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Dec 10, 2014.

Made the break
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Today is day one for me going full time on my own as an LA. I just left my last civil site planning job after almost 7 years - the last two part time so that I could build into my LA office. I did 6…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 5, 2013.

Celebrate Aesthetics
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"Celebrate Aesthetics ", this should be the mantra that ASLA puts out every day. What is up with our profession? We seem to be so afraid of this with a need to justify everything we do as having a…Continue

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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"I also have a ZipLevel. It is totally different. One does not replace the other. I still use the ziplevel to get very specific elevation differences. I use this Disto tool for accurately locating things in relation to other things - usually to…"
9 hours ago
Cheryl Corson replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Sounds great. I have a Ziplevel. How does it compare? Cheryl Corson"
10 hours ago
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"Ideally, a young LA should learn more in an LA firm. However, it is not an ideal world. The problem, if you have been paying attention since 2008, is that the opportunities are extremely limited and there are many LA firms who cycle through interns…"
Jan 12
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"Keith, I totally agree with you that internship in a CE office should be perfectly acceptable as long as you have a degree in an accredited LA curriculum. These are tasks of an LA done with the trained way of thinking that an LA has through…"
Jan 11
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"I'm often fascinated by the idea that sketching has to be done by hand. I understand where it comes from. It comes from the perceived disconnect between the human and the screen. I remember when I first started to draw in CAD and being very…"
Dec 24, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"I think Bob's comment that you will learn nothing about landscape architecture in a civil or an architect's office is half right. This is very key to understanding why the appropriate education requirement for an LA license is in place in…"
Dec 22, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Another aspect of this profession that I think is overlooked is that there are not a lot of areas of this profession where we are not on a team whether working in a big firm, in a small office, or as a firm working with other professionals.…"
Dec 15, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Jon, you started this last paragraph suggesting that everyone has talent and worked hard and then circled back to the expectation that advancement comes from talent. You are making my point. If you approach this profession based on talent you…"
Dec 15, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Not exactly. The analogy is primarily about recognizing the current environment in which you are working in and adapting to it. The secondary point is that each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses from which to adapt from. I'm anything…"
Dec 15, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"As someone who left a decent paying solid position doing civil site plans in a civil engineering / land surveying office in 2011 to go full time as a self employed landscape architect I think that the unrealistic expectations in the profession were…"
Dec 14, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jon Pride's discussion 'L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify?'
"I look at it this way. Experience is what develops you - no doubt it can be 100% effective at making a person fit the profession (that is so diverse that it can't really be defined). The education can have a big impact on how you process that…"
Dec 5, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jon Pride's discussion 'L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify?'
"I have to ask what state issues licenses without the education element? CA is one with a weaker than most education requirement from what I have read. Most want at least a Bachelor's from LAAB accredited degree program. CA has one or two…"
Dec 4, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jon Pride's discussion 'L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify?'
"Can you get CLARB certified?"
Dec 2, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Try a free demo of any of the Intellicad options out there. They are AutoCAD clones. They are certainly more relevant than AutoCAD 13 (unless you mean AutoCAD 2013)."
Dec 1, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Look at Bricscad or other Intellicad options. They are clones of AutoCAD, but at much more affordable pricing. The commands are nearly identical to AutoCAD, so the AutoCAD instructional books should be fine. They have "LT" versions and you…"
Dec 1, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Survey Equipment'
"The technology to fill in the gaps is catching up balancing features with $. I just purchased this Leica s910 setup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWX7PVToYs0"
Nov 25, 2016

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At 8:54am on October 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Hello Andrew;

Read your last comment carefully....you made some VERY good points!  Sorry, I got so defensive about some of your other comments.

I actually DO believe there are a variety of ways (methods) to get great "creative results"....even if an LA isn't really strong with "hand graphics".  I guess my beef is that so many LAs have pulled away from hand drawing and rely way to heavily on "computer software"...and have for many yrs. now.  LA University Professors haven't been pushing "hand drawing" skills...but, I recently learned from another one of my LAND8 friends who can draw circles around me (who has even published a book with incredible sketches & drawings)....that University professors are beginning to teach hand sketching and graphics again in their LA programs.

I realize it's really NOT the "method" you use to get great design results......it's just seems strange to me that just about all the LA's here on LAND8 seem to talk about is all the issues, problems, and all of the gazillion types of "computer software" programs you can use.  It just seems like over-kill.  Several yrs. ago, a Civil Engineer friend of mine told me that he believed Landscape Architects NEVER should have gone to autoCAD...he said, you guys design loose, more freely...Engineering & Architecture is tight, more precise.  I tend to believe that the companies who develop autoCAD & other drawing computer software saw Landscape Architecture (and Interior Design) as just a way to expand their profits.

Well....I've pretty much been out of the loop the last several years....outside looking in.  I'm just interested.....observing what's going on with our profession.  I apologize to you, Andrew....yeah, I think we're more alike than we both think! *smile*

Best Regards,

Bob

At 4:45pm on October 18, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Andrew........as you can see below, I have apologized to you in the past.

I don't appreciate the recent "attacks & disrespect" you have shown towards me in the FORUM.  You can believe what you like about "hand drawing skills vs. autoCAD".....but, go ahead and compare your FOLIO samples with mine.  There is no comparison!!! 85% of the projects I have designed have been multi-million dollar developments...in 17 different states.  I personally "hand drew" every sketch, prelim. drawing, color rendering, final contract documents, job site visits for the more than 600 projects I've designed.  Only about 15% of the projects I have designed were "residential".  Because I have outstanding "hand drawing" skills...and began my LA career in 1977...I have not seen a need for autoCAD. 

And I graduated 20 yrs. with my LA degree 20 yrs. before you did...so, I don't see WHY you feel like you have all the answers...you don't.  NOW.......you owe ME an apology for your "smart remarks" towards me....I don't appreciate your attitude!

 

At 12:10am on June 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Dear Andrew;

Listen, I wish to sincerely apologize to you....for you and I getting  "sideways" in the LAND8 discussion about autoCAD and drawing skills.    I didn't intend to offend you....but, I realize that I did. I hope you will forgive my be so insensitive towards you.  I do fully realize that there really are different "methods" of creating & presenting LA designs to clients. I guess I've just sort of "overdosed" on "sketching & hand drafting".  Hey, I have no clue how to do ANY computer software programs. I've been lucky no client has asked me to produce Contract Documents on autoCAD. As it is...if I get a major design project in the future, I will find myself in a position where I will have to hire a young LA (who has autoCAD skills) to do the production drawings for me. I also can not do perspective drawings or birdseye view sketches...only "Plan Graphics & Elevations"...so, I definitely have lack some skills that I wish I had.

Take care up there......I hope business is very good for you throughout the Summer months!

Very Respectfully Yours,

Bob

At 5:00am on October 25, 2011, henry cohen said…
Andrew, did you see the bio about Ed last week. I tuned in but it wasn't on.
At 7:13am on October 16, 2011, henry cohen said…

Andrew, thanks for the heads up, I will definitely watch it. That will be more then likely be my last sports related program to watch. After the Phills going out in the first round and the Eagles having a miserable season, I'm tires of having my heart ripped out and stomped upon.

My new sports to follow are curling and indoor Canadian quoits. 

At 9:19am on July 14, 2011, Sam Gordon said…

Hey Andrew!

I'm Sam, and I am currently a summer student enrolled in a Landscape Architecture class at the University of Maryland. I am very interested in the profession. 

For a class project, I am using Land8Lounge as a place to ask landscape architects from around the world a few questions about their field. I came across a few of your posts in the forum, and browsed through some of your work as well. You seem very passionate about your work; I love it!

So if you are at all interested in participating, then feel free to write me back. 

Thanks!!

Best,

Sam

At 4:21am on July 9, 2011, Craig Anthony said…
Thanks Andrew I've been a fan of yours for some time now.
At 7:45pm on July 5, 2011, Craig Anthony said…

A real strange vibe.

Thanks for the invitation Andrew.

At 5:34pm on March 30, 2011, Craig A Raines said…
I recall the names and remember them somewhat. As i recall my social circle did not interface with theirs all that frequently. Are they practicing LA's...Remember Kate? She ended up being a professor there at Idaho
At 9:00am on February 27, 2011, Craig A Raines said…

Been married for 17 years, two daughters (who do not want to be landscape architects). I had my own business for 7 years but know i work for the city of los angeles department of rec and parks. I work in the advance planning section of the planning department. You ask what 'Advance planning' is and its basically me sitting around thinking up cool types spaces and then doing it. I was lucky with the skate stuff as I am real good friends with Rob Dyrdek and Steve Berra and I got us to do some public private partnerships with us along with NIKE......I am pretty fourtunate in that i feaking love what i do!!

 

I know how it is working with civil eng as i work way back then for the county of los angeles department of public works and it blew big time as the civils and i never really saw eye to eye on anything.

 
 
 

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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 9 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

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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

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