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Part time work
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Has anyone done work on the side while working a full-time job? What types of jobs do you get? How do you balance the time?- BennettContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Anderson 20 hours ago.

What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?
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What other services does your design firm offer besides LA? Graphic Design? Marketing? Landscape Photography?I dream of going out on my own one day. What other similar services can I add to my future…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 29, 2016.

Freelance Landscape Design
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I am wanting to do some freelance landscape design on the side. Do I handle finding the contractor or do I just give them the final plans? Do customers really want the plans or a final built…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale Jun 23, 2016.

What all can you do without a license?
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What all can you do without a license? Legally?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cameron R. Rodman Sep 8, 2015.

 

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Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?'
"What is not landscape architecture?"
Jun 29, 2016
Tyson Carroll replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?'
"Bennett, A couple of ideas we have done or in the process of doing. 1. Irrigation management on large scale projects: Alot of maintenance contractors do not understand how to program some of the newer clocks. With the introduction of online…"
Jun 28, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?'
"I see potential there, though being stand-alone professions in their own right suggest there's a considerable amount of time of time and effort put into both things.  If you're talking about bringing in a team to accomplish this, it…"
Jun 28, 2016
BennettSmithhart replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?'
"I was thinking services that relate to your landscape architectural work more than just a hobby under the same company. For example, after you design a subdivision for a developer, you can offer marketing and advertising material for the developer…"
Jun 28, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What other services does your design firm offer besides LA?'
"I'd say it would need to be something you truly enjoy and excel at.  If it's something that needs a lot of your effort and time, it has the potential to distract you.  Winning (and then producing) LA projects will be enough of a…"
Jun 28, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"In a nutshell, sort of.  Said another way, they're paying you for a design and you're giving them 100% of your effort.  You know that you're being compensated for the work.  A design/build company doing "free"…"
Jun 23, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"Bennett, Dave's advice is excellent (as usual). You have to understand that certain people want to pay for design and they are after one thing only - that is to reduce uncertainty in the resulting landscape. That means what it will look…"
Jun 22, 2016
BennettSmithhart replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"Dave, So are you saying that as an independent landscape designer you can market yourself saying that the designs are a higher quality or more creative because your focus is 100 percent the design, not worrying about the details of…"
Jun 22, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"Andrew's advice is tough to add anything to, it's spot-on.  Understanding your client's budget (in the context of what can built for that amount) before you begin the design will save you time on revisions and result in happy…"
Jun 22, 2016
BennettSmithhart replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"Thanks for the info. Would you recommend partnering with a contractor to do the work, even if you are not overseeing the construction? So when you present the final design you have a cost estimate and someone who can build it.    It seems…"
Jun 22, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Freelance Landscape Design'
"Well, if you are going to do it "on the side", you may find it difficult to have the time to manage the project. I started out doing it as a part time thing while working full time in a civil office (I did civil site plans with them rather…"
Jun 21, 2016
Corey J. Halstead replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'Marketing yourself for freelance work.'
"I think the best avenue here is working with landscape design/build firms. Many of these companies—especially those with revenues in the $2.5-4M range—need educated designers to handle fluctuating demand throughout the season. Many of…"
Oct 14, 2015
Cameron R. Rodman replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"Helpful link perhaps: http://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/architects-engineers Hope this is helpful. Cameron "
Sep 8, 2015
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"It appears that the only thing that could be construed as practicing before obtaining a license in Tennessee is to misrepresent yourself by calling yourself a "Landscape Architect" or what you do as "Landscape Architecture" or by…"
Sep 8, 2015
BennettSmithhart replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"Mississippi State is an exceptional program and the professors were thorough on the subject. But as you know there are plenty of designers, city planners, architects, and engineers that are practicing "landscape architecture" and not…"
Sep 8, 2015
Steve Roberts replied to BennettSmithhart's discussion 'What all can you do without a license?'
"Bennett, As a MS State graduate you should know the answers to those questions. If not I need to come back and teach class (the board doesn't play the I'm stupid game). Landscape design which means only planting plans is generally not…"
Sep 8, 2015

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Graphic Renderings - Best Software? 2 Replies

In the past I've used both M-Color and Illustrator to create high quality renderings with linework from CAD. Are there other programs (newer or better), to create renderings? I've heard Impressions, but have not used it yet. Would like see what…Continue

Tags: Art, graphic, design, Impressions, M-color

Started by Megan Morris in GRAPHICS. Last reply by Megan Morris 23 minutes ago.

Part time work 2 Replies

Has anyone done work on the side while working a full-time job? What types of jobs do you get? How do you balance the time?- BennettContinue

Started by BennettSmithhart in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Robert Anderson 20 hours ago.

Site Measuring Revisited Again 12 Replies

I've put up a couple of discussions in the past regarding tools and methods for site measuring to supplement a survey or for a small project. Back in November I saw the video below and decided to buy the Disto S910 because of its ability to export a…Continue

Started by Andrew Garulay, RLA in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA yesterday.

How long is a LARE exam result valid? 2 Replies

I passed a section of the LARE in 2015 but haven't had time to take another section since.  I can't find anywhere on the CLARB website, or anywhere else, how long the exam result is valid - anyone have any idea?  I don't want to wait too long to…Continue

Tags: CLARB, LARE

Started by Kristen Jackson in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by BennettSmithhart yesterday.

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