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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 5, 2013. 13 Replies

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

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

Landscape Architects role in rebuilding the world

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What is the role of Landscape Architects in the Miyan post-apocolypse? .... answer quickly. Please recommend any AP that might be helpful. ... for MAC.Continue

American Beach Grass vs. Septic Leaching Area

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Does anyone have experience or reference regarding American Beach Grass planted over perforated pipe and stone septic leaching fields. Concern was raised about the possibility of the deeply rooted…Continue

 

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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Lucy Wang's discussion 'Landscape Architecture Students and Debt -- Is this a realistic picture?'
"Could not agree more."
Thursday
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Krishan Sapkota's discussion 'Undergrad questions: Ecology/Restoration ecology + Landscape Arch?'
"I'm a residential landscape architect on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. We have lots of coastal wetland and fresh water wetland resources that are protected. Much of the coast line was developed many years ago with summer homes, but there are…"
Wednesday
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Lucy Wang's discussion 'Landscape Architecture Students and Debt -- Is this a realistic picture?'
"Choice of schools and MLA vs. BLA comes into the cost of school as well. I moved to another state that had a low cost state university, lived and worked there for over a year to become a resident .... even bought my first house there before…"
Jul 22
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Krishan Sapkota's discussion 'Undergrad questions: Ecology/Restoration ecology + Landscape Arch?'
"It is part of our profession whether you are looking to do it or not. There are firms that specialize in ecological design, but even those that do not often have to do a lot of ecological restoration due to regulation whether they are one person…"
Jul 12
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Deryn Davidson's discussion 'LARE test: Who takes it and who decides not to?'
"I look at it this way. It takes a lot of "stupid pet tricks" to get that license. Going through that process to its completion is a journey that has you doing some things that you might never do without being forced to in order to get…"
Jun 17
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Deryn Davidson's discussion 'LARE test: Who takes it and who decides not to?'
"They know that there has to be a certain level of experience, accomplishment, and commitment there, but also that the person is not just looking to fill in apprentice time."
Jun 12
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Lexy Christensen's discussion 'Is getting a landscape architecture degree worth it?'
"Exploitation of "interns" should be addressed by each state board or registration. The thing about "internship" or whatever you want to call the required work under and LA is a double edged sword. It gets us our experience, but…"
Jun 11
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Ben's discussion 'How much to charge for freelance residential landscape design services?'
"It is all about the fine art of matching how much the person paying values what you are offering and how much you value it. If one side values it more than the other there will be no project. Why don't you ask how much she is looking to invest…"
Jun 6
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Alissa Schlecht's discussion 'The Artist Dillema'
"Ultimately, the bulk of landscape architecture is design on the land. That come from an artistic and aesthetic driven mind,  or a thought process more centered on how people use space, it can be ecologically driven, ...., we can go on and…"
May 27
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Lexy Christensen's discussion 'Is getting a landscape architecture degree worth it?'
"Anyone who is in her first year in college can certainly have questions and apprehension about a career path without it being an indication of whether it is the right career move or not.. Landscape Architecture is not a religion, it is a profession.…"
May 22
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Leslie B Wagle's discussion 'Graphic depictions of rising sea effects on coastal cities'
"I had another meeting today where the flood zone is changing from contour 10 to contour 12. The slope also gets steeper between those two contours. Currently, there is no Coastal Bank because the slope within the flood zone is less than 10%, but it…"
May 16
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Leslie B Wagle's discussion 'Graphic depictions of rising sea effects on coastal cities'
"The sea has been rising for 11,000 years. It has risen about 11" in the last hundred (in my area, if that makes any sense). We've been dealing with a revised set of FEMA flood insurance maps that are going into affect in mid-July that are…"
May 16
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Hans N. Flinch's discussion 'Anyone use Archicad?'
"If you have that kind of diversity of projects it is likely that you are sharing files or at least getting files from a lot of different sources to work from. Why would it make sense to use anything other than what is most commonly used by those who…"
May 14
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Arjun Kamal's discussion 'Slope analysis of 2D drawings'
"Most GIS programs such as ArcInfo do slope analysis and can import dwg or dxf files."
May 14
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Larouche's discussion 'How much to get paid for teaching your knowledge? (architecture graphics)'
""I'd do a couple of local trade or professional groups for free to generate and gage interest. Then go from there if I thought that teaching was a good way to make or supplement a living. That is a marketing investment of time rather than…"
May 6
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Larouche's discussion 'How much to get paid for teaching your knowledge? (architecture graphics)'
"I'd do a couple of local trade or professional groups for free to generate and gage interest. Then go from there if I thought that teaching was a good way to make or supplement a living. That is a marketing investment of time rather than doing…"
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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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