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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 Feb 21.

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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by nca Apr 27, 2013.

 

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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Part time work'
"Rare yes, unique no. I worked part time at a design/build landscape contractors office while full time at the previous civil/survey office before going to the second civil office where I requested that I could practice LA on the side freelancing as…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"I'm glad it looks like it will work out for you. I have not had problems with crossing lines. I'm not sure what you are running into with that."
Feb 21
Philippa Wilson replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"I have just purchased the Disto S910 & am very pleased with it. I haven't used it for an actual project yet but have had a play around with it. It seems to be very quick & easy to use. The screen is a little difficult to see in bright…"
Feb 21
Martin Wilder replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Hi Andrew Thank you very much for the explanation of your typical measuring case. As far as I know there is nothing comparable for this case in price and features as the Leica S910. I hope I can afford it soon."
Feb 21
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Part time work'
"Yes, I worked full time in a civil engineering office doing civil site plans and did part time work for a design/build landscape contractor (as a licensed LA) and other freelance work. It was with full disclosure to my employer. After 5 years, I…"
Feb 21
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Martin, I have not used the sketch app. I use the Disto pretty much for one purpose. That is to field locate existing objects or edges to add into and existing plan. It is a lot of money, so it only makes sense if it fits your needs and the…"
Feb 21
Martin Wilder replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Thanks Philippa for all of these usefull information. I would like to buy the Disto S910 after reading the review http://www.laser-distance-measurer.com/leica-disto-s910-review and your posts. Have you tried the Disto Sketch app for documentation…"
Feb 21
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to andrea valdez's discussion 'Landscaping ideas!'
"I don't understand this at all. This is a website for Landscape Architects. The original poster states that she is a professional, makes a few comments on other threads, and then posts this homeowner in search of help thread. .... with a link…"
Feb 14
andrea valdez replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Nice to got introduced to a new instrument. Thanks."
Feb 8
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to T Khuu's discussion 'Please help identify these zone 7 evergreen'
"Yes, but in February in Massachusetts there are no leaves, no flowers, and no berries. I had the good fortune of having my first plant ID class in Maine in winter (Unity College). We had to cut twigs from the plants that our professor was…"
Feb 4
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to T Khuu's discussion 'Please help identify these zone 7 evergreen'
"Does anyone else get plant names pop in their head from subconscious memories of plant studies from distant past? I find plant names pop into my mind on sight of a plant with zero recollection of the ID characteristics and they are usually right. I…"
Feb 3
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
""I was just wondering - are you able to set the elevation to '0' for your first measurement - like you can on a zip level? (For example - make the house floor level '0' & the all the other elevations would relate back to…"
Jan 29
Philippa Wilson replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Thank you so much for your in depth reply. Great to hear how you use the Disto it out in the field. I was just wondering - are you able to set the elevation to '0' for your first measurement - like you can on a zip level? (For example -…"
Jan 29
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Hopefully, the idea is not to stop the infrastructure work from happening by not hiring more government workers, but to hire it out to private sector companies that demonstrate the best abilities and efficiency for the specific project type.…"
Jan 27
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Measuring Revisited Again'
"Hi Philippa, I did get the tripod package. You are correct that the tripod is not great for the outdoors. I got a regular survey tripod and an adapter nut so that the unit can sit firmly and steady. I don't regret buying the kit…"
Jan 26
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"I just want to remind everyone that while some people on the right are extreme in their views nearly half of the voters voted for Trump. You (generic you) can't convince me and I can't imagine that you have convinced yourself that nearly…"
Jan 26

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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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In the past I've used both M-Color and Illustrator to create high quality renderings with linework from CAD. Are there other programs (newer or better), to create renderings? I've heard Impressions, but have not used it yet. Would like see what…Continue

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Site Measuring Revisited Again 12 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 Feb 21.

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