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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 Jo's discussion 'Those of you without a BLA, what was your major?'
"I often wonder how many people are successful in Landscape Architecture with an MLA without a BLA. You may want to put that question out there separately. Is it like trying to be a military officer without going through basic training? I don't…"
Apr 8
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jasmine Davis's discussion 'Certificate in Landscape Design - Benefits? Drawbacks?'
"Any thoughts on going for a BLA? ... or one of the programs that has the 5 year BLA/MLA. You might want to contact one of the universities that has been offering the fast track MLA with the BLA to see if you can get it done in three years since you…"
Mar 20
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Calico's discussion 'Fence Orientation'
"There are some community ordinances and homeowner association by-laws that stipulate such things. I think about it more with something like a stockade fence that has a smoother side and one with horizontal pieces. Something like a stockade fence is…"
Mar 19
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Carmen's discussion 'CANADA - Masters of Landscape Architecture'
"Some misinformation - Each state in the US has its own requirement for becoming a Registered Landscape Architect. Most require a BLA or BSLA from an accredited program, two years of internship, and passing of L.A.R.E., but not all. Some accept other…"
Mar 9
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Delisa C.'s discussion 'Pursuit of MLA w/ Unrelated Undergrad'
"I am of the opinion that a BLA is more useful than an MLA without undergrad study in LA. It is like becoming an officer without basic training. It depends what you want to do with the degree. If you want to be an LA in the private sector, I…"
Mar 4
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jacob E. Rohde's discussion 'AutoCAD Blocks?'
"I hit this one up from time to time. Uniblock used to have a hatch collection available on their website, not sure if they still do. "
Mar 4
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to brian matthew walker's discussion 'Salary bump after licensure'
"Also, It is not lost on your employer that you are more marketable if you are licensed. It can make your employer think that it is a good time to make sure that a valued employee does not have any reasons to test the market and evaluate your pay…"
Feb 26
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to brian matthew walker's discussion 'Salary bump after licensure'
"I don't know what is typical, but it does add to your marketability if/when you either nee or want to work somewhere else and especially if you step out on your own. The best time to get licensed, in my opinion, is when you can. If you should…"
Feb 26
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Anthony Parziale's discussion 'Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks?'
"Anthony, Bricscad is one of the Intellicads. It is dwg and I've never seen anything funky with those files when in the CE office. If I needed full Acad, that is what I would get. You used to be able to run Carlson Survey software over it, but I…"
Feb 24
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Anthony Parziale's discussion 'Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks?'
"Anthony, I don't believe that you can use lisp routines in LT. It does have the align command which I am embarrassed to say that I was unfamiliar with. No issues with importing or clipping images or pdf. Not exactly sure what you mean by…"
Feb 24
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Arnold Moss's discussion 'Help identify plants'
"It is difficult without knowing where the site is and from this distance, so these are suggestions for you to look up. The foreground may be Mugo Pine, possibly Himalayan Clump Birch that are the staked trees, possibly a type of Fountain…"
Feb 22
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Anthony Parziale's discussion 'Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks?'
"There are a number of companies that produce Intellicad which is basically a clone of AutoCAD for about 20% of the price. AutoCAD seems to have worked out business deals with some of the "add on" software companies so that you may find…"
Feb 21
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…"
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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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