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Started this discussion. Last reply by Damian Holmes Jul 17, 2010. 1 Reply

 

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Feb 17
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review: Mellon Square - Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

Fresh off it's six-year long renovation, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square is recognized as one of the preeminent examples of urban renewal and as the first mixed-use modern garden built over parking. …See More
Feb 17
Benjamin Boyd commented on Angela Woodward's blog post '5 Misconceptions About The Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE)'
"You may want to clarify that you do need 2 years of experience in other states like Maryland. Linking to the CLARB website for a state by state breakdown would be useful. The rest of the information is great and very useful.  All the being…"
Feb 2
J. Robert Wainner commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Interesting LA publication.....but, it's just my opinion that James Richards' book "Freehand Drawing & Discovery" is a better tool for young Landscape Architects.  It seems to me, that most young LAs have a fairly good…"
Nov 21, 2014
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Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 17, 2014
Sean Passler commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Andrew, These techniques described in the book certainly apply to both large and small scale projects. However, the use of them depends on what makes sense for the particular project being developed. For example, depending of what you are trying to…"
Nov 15, 2014
Jason Packenham commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"Ben - great review. I have the first edition of this book and it's fantastic! I've been telling my students to get it for the last few years so it's great to see a second revision with new content."
Nov 14, 2014
Brandon Reed commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition'
"I just ordered this book! I am excited to use it in my current practice! Thanks for sharing!"
Nov 14, 2014
Andrew Spiering commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edtion'
"Excellent review!  Would you say these techniques apply to both small and large scale projects?"
Nov 14, 2014
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 13, 2014
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a little longer are finding themselves playing catch up. More often than not, a general amount of knowledge and…See More
Nov 13, 2014
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…See More
Oct 12, 2014
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…See More
Jun 4, 2014
Andrew Spiering commented on Benjamin Boyd's photo
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"Awesome diagram!"
May 1, 2014
Benjamin Boyd replied to David Larouche's discussion 'Master Plan Technics in PS'
"Also this technique would work with photo trees but not as well. We tend to steer clear of those in plan. Also as to layer masks, you really should be only using it instead of the erase tool. It can save you a ton of time in the long run if done…"
Apr 21, 2014
Benjamin Boyd replied to David Larouche's discussion 'Master Plan Technics in PS'
"Our office uses a single layer for trees of one type. You essentially have a blank tree shape and use the blending tools to apply texture, shadow, depth, or outline depending on your needs. Then you use the marquee tool to copy the shape around the…"
Apr 21, 2014

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Book Review: Mellon Square - Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Fresh off it's six-year long renovation, Pittsburgh's Mellon Square is recognized as one of the preeminent examples of…
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Book Review - Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Second Edition

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 10:30am 5 Comments

The advent of the digital age has long been upon us. For most practices, this has created an interesting mix of skill sets within an office. Recent graduates have a great handle on the most current programs while those that have been in the industry for a…

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Book Review - Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Modern landscapes are a dime a dozen these days, but have you ever wondered how they got started? "…

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Norway's "Memorial Wound" for Victims of Massacre is Beautiful Land Art

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

It's been nearly three years since a right-wing extremist blew up a bomb in the city of Oslo and then attacked a summer camp on the coast of Norway. These horrifying terror attacks claimed 77 lives in total, marking the…

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LARE 101: 10+ Essential Resources for Section 4 Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

LARE's Section 4: Grading, Drainage, and Construction Documentation is, in my opinion, the hardest portion of the exam. It has the lowest passing rate of any section - before and after the change in format. You will find in your preparation for this section that there is a wide range of topics that need to be covered,…

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At 9:24am on November 28, 2010, Dane K. Spencer said…
Benjamin,

Ran into Landscape Invocation by accident. Glad to see you pushing the conversation. Curious about why DC? Think If I were just graduating I'd hit Asia. -Dane
At 6:22am on November 3, 2010, James Richards said…
Hi Ben; thanks for the friend request and sorry for the late response.
At 8:28am on July 25, 2010, Tyler Guettler said…
Thanks for the compliment Ben. It took me a while to figure out how I could create something that would hopefully stand out, and save me the cost of sending out to be printed. How are things down south?
 
 
 

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