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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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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

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Land Surveyor replied to Andrew Garulay, RLA's discussion 'Site Survey Equipment'
"You can find a ton of reviews and demonstrations of Surveying Equipment on this land surveying community along with asking questions to professional surveyors.. hope this helps!"
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"Other than to say that non-native plants can attract dangerous wildlife or can pose fire danger as well, I don't disagree.  "...with all other design criteria being met" may have been a better way to have stated it. My use of…"
Oct 4
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Rob Halpern's discussion 'Do Green Roofs Really Reduce Urban Temperatures? What Don't We Know?'
"Apply the same ecologic values to a roof top as you would to any other project. There are different opportunities in a roof top, but our values should be consistent. I hope that clears things up. Thanks"
Sep 24
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Rob Halpern's discussion 'Do Green Roofs Really Reduce Urban Temperatures? What Don't We Know?'
"I'm always amused by the current skittishness our profession has regarding aesthetics. Why is it a sin to value aesthetics? I might be alone on this, although I sincerely hope not, but I believe that the aesthetic qualities of a roof top garden…"
Sep 16
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"It appears that the only thing that could be construed as practicing before obtaining a license in Tennessee is to misrepresent yourself by calling yourself a "Landscape Architect" or what you do as "Landscape Architecture" or by…"
Sep 8
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"I'm not against licensing. I was just trying to honestly answer the question asked. Based on other threads that you started or participated in I interpret the question to mean that you want to know what you can legally do as a self…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
""Definitions: No definitions of landscape architect or landscape architecture." Like many of the so-called Practice Acts, Tennessee seems to be a Title Act. What I read does not exempt anyone from doing anything as long as they don't…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"One thing that I learned over the years is that, at least where I work (Massachusetts), is that it is not the stamp that does much for you, but it is the process that gets you to the stamp that opens doors for you. I know more people who are not…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Marketing yourself for freelance work.'
"Oh, I did not realize that you were already working full time. The difference being that you already have a primary income, so you are not depending on the work for survival. You might want to try to do some design/drafting for a well established…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Marketing yourself for freelance work.'
"Marketing yourself for freelance is a tough gig with or without a license. The reason has less to do with us and more to do with the consumer. They can't see the product that we will make for them until after they purchase it, so their tendency…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"They are, in fact, widening the minimum size of the planting islands within the parking lot (min 5' wide and 40 SF). One tree (min 3" cal.) per 8 parking spaces are required in the interior of the parking (perimeter trees not included)."
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"We have a lot of coastal and freshwater wetlands, so there is a lot of regulation in existence that require mitigation with native plants (which I have no problem with). This means that native plant lists are already very easily available. "
Aug 11
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"I just returned from a local civil engineer's office who just showed me the regulations regarding parking in the town which I live in. They will, if the selectmen vote it in as expected, require all plants in and around parking areas of…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Eric Galvin's discussion 'Anyone have experience with pavers that dont get hot?'
"There are light colored granite colors much more available in the last few years. I have not seen travertine used in a driveway situation, so I don't know how well it will hold up."
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At 8:54am on October 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Hello Andrew;

Read your last comment 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'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,


At 4:45pm on October 18, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said… 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 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, I don't see WHY you feel like you have all the don't. 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", 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,


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. 




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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