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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.

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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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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Bryan Quinn's discussion 'ADA Access on grass pavers'
"Here is ADA info on surfaces: Openings in floor or ground surfaces shall not allow passage of a sphere more than ½ inch. http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAStandards_prt.pdf "
Jul 25
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."
Jul 1
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"My third point was not made clear by me in my original post. It allows existing LA firms to control whether the development of future competitors takes place or not simply on whether they themselves hire them and hold them for the required…"
Jun 29
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"It sounds like a good way to increase competency, but there are problems with this. First, it assumes that it is currently too easy to get licensed. Second, it assumes there is currently a competency problem in the profession. Third, it leaves…"
Jun 28
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Jacob Collins's discussion 'Hiring "secod career" BLA graduates'
"I was 35 when I got my BLA. I have no idea if age helped or hindered in getting an interview. I have personally been involved in hiring a new professional in an engineering office. We interviewed a lot of people with various backgrounds. One thing…"
Jun 27
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"I don't think there is an anti-native crowd so much as there are people who are not hung up on using only natives. It is not so much a philosophy as it is a practical matter. Using all natives is more limiting than using native only. Like most…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Gravel Crosswalk'
"Are you just looking to outline a crosswalk across a gravel parking lot?"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Goustan BODIN's discussion 'Ideas for porous paving material? Must look nicer than pavers!'
"You might want to make a mock up of a small area. Travertine, at least what is readily available where I am, is pretty thin and light weight. I'd be concerned about movement if one stone does not butt up against another in an open joint…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Amanda Beerens's discussion 'maintaing licensure while living abroad'
"I'm in Massachusetts and we have no CEU's and it is only $66 per year for licensing. Check with your licensing board to see if it is easy to get re-instated after having continued licensing in other states. I'd leave out the fact that…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Amanda Beerens's discussion 'maintaing licensure while living abroad'
"I suggest getting licensed in a state that does not have CE credit requirements before you become inactive in Texas. Keep that renewed while you are away. Then re-apply for your Texas license by reciprocity when you come back to Texas."
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Barbarash's discussion 'Research study on graphic techniques'
"That is a nice study. Thanks for posting it. I probably did not communicate it well, but my "suggested thesis" would try to measure how much the different levels of detail were valued economically by the person(s) paying for the work.…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Barbarash's discussion 'Research study on graphic techniques'
"I think it is great that this is being studied. I hope that at some time someone can do research on how marketable different deliverables are in various segments of the profession. I was highly discouraged (this is the baggage that comes out) when I…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Benjamin Loh's discussion 'What is the best way to improve design skills?'
"Go to actual public spaces and observe what the built work is, what of that built work is being used and what is not, how is it being used, who is using it and who is not, and what type of experience those people seem to be…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Barbarash's discussion 'Research study on graphic techniques'
"I agree that we need communicate ideas graphically. That is not the same thing as "hand sketching everything for others to understand" as you wrote nor "sketch everything all of the time" as I wrote. My point on the final two…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to David Barbarash's discussion 'Research study on graphic techniques'
"The final two questions on the survey were very poor in my opinion. " Which terms would you use to describe hand graphics in general? "   "I would describe digital graphics as being or feeling:" They forced…"
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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to nca's discussion 'Is the profession dying?'
"Impatience is the mother of motivation. It is not a flaw."
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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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