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Nathan Qualls commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'What's on the Horizon for Landscape Architecture?'
"Another software vendor that would be worth mentioning in-line with landarchbim.com and Vectorworks is Keysoft Solutions. Their product, KeySCAPE LandCADD, has been helping landscape architects in the UK meet their BIM Level 2 mandate for federal…"
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What's on the Horizon for Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architects work at a slow pace. While your projects and deadlines might argue, the design and construction process seems like molasses when compared to the speed of today's world. Some would argue that to keep up with this unrelenting velocity, we have forgotten that being slow allowed us to be more methodical and precise. Others say that in order to stay relevant, we should…See More
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Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

What's on the Horizon for Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architects work at a slow pace. While your projects and deadlines might argue, the design and construction process seems like molasses when compared to the speed of today's world. Some would argue that to keep up with this unrelenting velocity, we have forgotten that being slow allowed us to be more methodical and precise. Others say that in order to stay relevant, we should…See More
Aug 1
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

LA+ Takes on Landscape Identity in Their Spring Issue

LA+, published by ORO Editions, started out in the spring of 2015 as a unique, landscape-focused journal that deviated from the pack by not only bringing designers, but philosophers, artists, geographers, ecologists, planners, scientists, and others to the table for their take on a core theme in each issue. Since then, the folks over at the…See More
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Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

LA+ Takes on Landscape Identity in Their Spring Issue

LA+, published by ORO Editions, started out in the spring of 2015 as a unique, landscape-focused journal that deviated from the pack by not only bringing designers, but philosophers, artists, geographers, ecologists, planners, scientists, and others to the table for their take on a core theme in each issue. Since then, the folks over at the…See More
Jun 29
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Top 10 Landscape Architecture Books of 2016

2016 has been a great year for landscape architecture books. Whether you are interested in preparing for the eventual shift toward BIM technology, learning about innovative ecological solutions in cities, or the future of infrastructure, last year had something for you. Notably, Charles Waldheim released his most comprehensive primer on Landscape Urbanism which laid out the current thinking…See More
Jan 17
Tim Calnan commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies'
"A good review of Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies. Gale Fulton's reference to the 2013 ASLA survey reflecting the belief that “technology negatively influences creativity" is sad to continue to hear 30 years after the…"
Nov 19, 2016
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies

"To engage with potential digital technologies is to understand a new language, new workflows, design processes and theory." Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-Conceptualising Design and Making is a glimpse behind the…See More
Oct 30, 2016
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Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies

"To engage with potential digital technologies is to understand a new language, new workflows, design processes and theory." Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-Conceptualising Design and Making is a glimpse behind the…See More
Oct 30, 2016
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Waldheim and Desimini's Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Most people's interaction with maps is on their phone these days and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. However, the landscape architect knows that mapping is one of the keys to both speculative design and its representation. A map "merges spatial precision and cultural imagination." With data being increasingly ubiquitous, the transformation of maps into…See More
Jul 5, 2016
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Waldheim and Desimini's Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Most people's interaction with maps is on their phone these days and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. However, the landscape architect knows that mapping is one of the keys to both speculative design and its representation. A map "merges spatial precision and cultural imagination." With data being increasingly ubiquitous, the transformation of maps into…See More
Jul 5, 2016
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Sketchup for Site Design - Modeling For Landscape Architects

Sketchup for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain, and Architecture is the follow-up to Daniel Tal's 2009 edition of the same name. Since then, the environment of Sketchup hasn't changed dramatically, but being purchased by Trimble from Google…See More
Jun 13, 2016
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Sketchup for Site Design - Modeling For Landscape Architects

Sketchup for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain, and Architecture is the follow-up to Daniel Tal's 2009 edition of the same name. Since then, the environment of Sketchup hasn't changed dramatically, but being purchased by Trimble from Google…See More
Jun 13, 2016
Benjamin Boyd commented on Laura Solano's blog post 'A Poverty of Landscapes'
"Fantastic and poignant article Laura. Thank you so much for sharing."
May 11, 2016
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Vectorworks Design Summit 2016 Chicago Recap

This year's annual Vectorworks Design Summit brought together an international mix of landscape architects, architects, engineers, lighting designers, and hosts of other professionals from around the design industry. They gathered here to first, learn more about Vectorworks' comprehensive range of products, but they…See More
May 9, 2016
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

Vectorworks Design Summit 2016 Chicago Recap

This year's annual Vectorworks Design Summit brought together an international mix of landscape architects, architects, engineers, lighting designers, and hosts of other professionals from around the design industry. They gathered here to first, learn more about Vectorworks' comprehensive range of products, but they…See More
May 9, 2016

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What's on the Horizon for Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architects work at a slow pace. While your projects and deadlines might argue, the design and construction process seems like molasses when compared to the speed of today's world. Some would argue that to keep up with this unrelenting velocity, we have forgotten that…

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Posted on August 1, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

LA+ Takes on Landscape Identity in Their Spring Issue

LA+, published by ORO Editions, started out in the spring of 2015 as a unique, landscape-focused journal that deviated from the pack by not only bringing designers, but philosophers, artists, geographers, ecologists, planners, scientists, and others to the table…

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Posted on June 29, 2017 at 12:30pm

Top 10 Landscape Architecture Books of 2016

2016 has been a great year for landscape architecture books. Whether you are interested in preparing for the eventual shift toward BIM technology, learning about innovative ecological solutions in cities, or the future of infrastructure, last year had something for you. Notably, Charles Waldheim released his most comprehensive primer on…

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Posted on January 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies

"To engage with potential digital technologies is to understand a new language, new workflows, design processes and theory." …

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Posted on October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Waldheim and Desimini's Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Most people's interaction with maps is on their phone these days and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. However, the landscape architect knows that mapping is one of the keys to both speculative design and its…

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Posted on July 5, 2016 at 9:00am

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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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