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

 

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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
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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
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

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
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

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
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
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

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
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
Rob Biehl commented on Benjamin Boyd's blog post 'Landscape as Urbanism - Charles Waldheim Outlines the General Theory'
"Nice article, thanks for the information."
May 2
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Bruce Sharky Wants You to Start Thinking About Landscape Architecture

For many people not working in the design world, landscape architecture may be a difficult profession to describe. It’s not a term they see in the spotlight often and therefore their assumptions are often woefully inadequate. We have all had someone, when hearing that we are a landscape architect, default to inquiries about designing their front yards and while that is a…See More
Apr 26
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

Bruce Sharky Wants You to Start Thinking About Landscape Architecture

For many people not working in the design world, landscape architecture may be a difficult profession to describe. It’s not a term they see in the spotlight often and therefore their assumptions are often woefully inadequate. We have all had someone, when hearing that we are a landscape architect, default to inquiries about designing their front yards and while that is a…See More
Apr 26
Benjamin Boyd posted a blog post

Landscape as Urbanism - Charles Waldheim Outlines the General Theory

Though the title may beg otherwise, there is nothing “general” about Charles Waldheim’s newest book, Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory. For many, landscape urbanism is a realm of theoretical design…See More
Apr 11
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Landscape as Urbanism - Charles Waldheim Outlines the General Theory

Though the title may beg otherwise, there is nothing “general” about Charles Waldheim’s newest book, Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory. For many, landscape urbanism is a realm of theoretical design…See More
Apr 11
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The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Announces Awards

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has recently announced the winners of its National Awards of Excellence. 11 projects received a national award and one project, Lasdowne Park was selected for the Jury's Award of Excellence, "given to one project per year which best…See More
Mar 22
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Book Review: The Cultivated Wild - Raymond Jungles

When I was a student, I had the wonderful opportunity to take a school field trip to south Florida and tour some of it’s most iconic landscapes. We embarked with the intent of inspiring our young minds with the possibilities of unique and prolific tropical flora as well as the colors, sights, and sounds of South Beach. Though I was struck by the breadth of Fairchild Gardens and the charm of…See More
Mar 21
2 blog posts by Benjamin Boyd were featured
Mar 21
A blog post by Benjamin Boyd was featured

Book Review: Infrastructural Monument and Scaling Infrastructure

A few years ago, the departments of Urban Studies and of Architecture at MIT found that they needed to take their joint workshops and studios to the next level. Subsequently, the Center for Advanced Urbanism was created with the mission to research innovative designs for global problems…See More
Feb 26

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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…

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Posted on July 5, 2016 at 9:00am

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,…

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Posted on June 13, 2016 at 11:00am

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…

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Posted on May 9, 2016 at 8:00pm

Bruce Sharky Wants You to Start Thinking About Landscape Architecture

For many people not working in the design world, landscape architecture may be a difficult profession to describe. It’s not a term they see in the spotlight often and therefore their assumptions are often woefully inadequate. We have all had someone, when hearing that we are a…

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Posted on April 26, 2016 at 2:30pm

Landscape as Urbanism - Charles Waldheim Outlines the General Theory

Though the title may beg otherwise, there is nothing “general” about Charles Waldheim’s newest book, Landscape…

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Posted on April 11, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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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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Recommended Laptop configuration for running Adobe Suite

Sadly my computer I bought during undergraduate landscape architecture days is being laid to rest. I've been comparing and looking at different macbook pro's and am really not tech savvy enough to know what would be best and wanted to see if anyone…Continue

Tags: illustrator, apple, mac, macbook, indesign

Started by Addison Pritchard in GENERAL DISCUSSION on Thursday.

How Landscape Maintenance Services Add More Value to Your Property

If your property has a well maintained landscape, its value goes up by itself. In fact, a beautiful and well-maintained landscape attracts more numbers of buyers…Continue

Tags: Services, Maintenance, Landscape

Started by Socorro Gonzalez in GENERAL DISCUSSION on Thursday.

Specifying LEED stone

I'm working on a leed platinum project and I am getting the run around from stone suppliers. Has anyone found a comprehensive list/map of US/Canadian stone quarries by location?The project is in Cincinnati Ohio and has about 3000 sf of stone paving,…Continue

Tags: sandstone, granite, limestone, SRI, stone

Started by Daniel Wood in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN on Tuesday.

ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting/Expo NOLA 10.21-10.24 4 Replies

Upon receiving a grant from Lonovo to attend the National Meeting, I am now inquiring if there will be any members on here that will also be attending?If so, where are you planning on staying?  I have purchased my travel fare, but have yet to…Continue

Started by michael damico in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Ben Baker on Monday.

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