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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

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

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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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Claudia Rainey's discussion 'ASLA needs to market us!'
"I don't disagree with any of what you just wrote, Chris M. Full disclosure - I'm not a member. It is an entity that runs off of all of its memberships. Some are licensed LAs and many are not. I don't know the demographic or…"
Feb 3
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Claudia Rainey's discussion 'ASLA needs to market us!'
"I can never understand why so many in our profession are so convinced that the pathway to success is to market the entire profession with the expectation that this will make an LA license like tenure to a professor, a bus pass to a…"
Feb 3
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"I graduated in '97 at 35 and had just started a family in Idaho. I moved back to Massachusetts 2 years later when I really started looking for work. I was in the same boat as you in that I was not getting hired by anyone and wound up drafting…"
Jan 7
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Acad Lt is $et up so that NO add ons can be u$ed. FX Cad was very similar to Acad Lt when I last test drove it. I just wanted to point out that there is more than one component that you have to purchase and not to get fooled by the single price of…"
Jan 2
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Kathy Robert's discussion 'LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark'
"Great response. I worked in two different civil engineering/land survey offices doing civil plans for twelve years. There are sometimes some issues with non-native dwg files when they are received by the CE's. I looked at FX CAD and Land FX…"
Jan 1
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Gregg Spadaro's discussion 'Canon or Epson Plotter?'
"I replaced my black starter ink with an 80 ml for the second time just last week. I bought the printer in February. I've gone through at least 10 rolls of 24"x 150' bond using mostly b&w line drawings. I just replaced the…"
Nov 28, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Gregg Spadaro's discussion 'Canon or Epson Plotter?'
"I don't have experience with the Epson. I can tell you that I am very pleased with the very affordable HP T120 (24") that I bought last spring. I'm particularly happy with the ink consumption being low. I got it on sale for $850…"
Nov 28, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Claudia Rainey's discussion 'ASLA needs to market us!'
"I think there is a big difference between recruiting for the profession and promoting the profession. "The profession" has done a great job recruiting to the point where there is a flood of people with not only BLA or BSLA degrees, but…"
Nov 20, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Claudia Rainey's discussion 'ASLA needs to market us!'
"Agreed. If anyone wants to post a concise definition of what an LA does the majority of us would disagree with it because it is too diverse. Diverse = vague. Think about relying on the marketing results you are likely to get through the marketing of…"
Nov 3, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"The only time that I have found it to be a "selling point" has been for trying to sell commercial projects to regulatory boards. I have not found it on the radar screen of clients because they are interested in it for environmental…"
Oct 26, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Mark Di Lucido's discussion 'Sustainable Sites'
"Our profession exists within our current society. Our profession is made of the current people within it and not by what is written about it or of the people that were in it in the past  It is not separate. Many in our…"
Oct 25, 2015
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!"
Oct 12, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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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