"I did it in 2006 and I don't remember there being all that much to it. I got notices about job openings about 8 or 9 months later. By that time I had found a job, which subsequently vanished into the ether of the real estate…"
"Yeah, they really are! I want one of these:
This is from an established, major mobile and modular home builder, so there are some forces out there incentivizing better design. "
"In New Jersey, most of the beaches require a season pass. You pay to get a plastic badge that you have to show to badge checkers who patrol the beach during the summer season. There are different zones for surfers and those who do surf…"
"Not a fan. There is a recently built house across the river from where I have a house that was built with shipping containers. They butted them up against each other to (presumably) create larger interior spaces, but from the outside, it…"
"Are you asking about beaches that are restricted for use by women or families? We don't have those in the US. Everybody is mixed together on our beaches, families, singles, couples, straight and gay. There are some beach areas…"
"That whole strip mall on the fairgrounds site seems poorly conceived. There is already a lot of vacant retail space in other cities around the country that are much more healthy economically. Besides the effects of the recession, there…"
"Mexican Feather Grass, Yucca and Agave come to mind right away. There is a yucca that kind of resembles a tall, wide-bladed grass like Phormium. I think its Giant Yucca. I mention Agave because they have such interesting forms and…"
"I would suggest getting a free subscription to this magazine: http://www.stormh2o.com/SW/SWhome.aspx
and try to at least get familiar with the terms and current topics. Getting more overland flow and infiltration is a "hot" topic in…"
"I was in Vegas also, for almost 5 years, and I have to agree, there is a lot of stupid there. Not a lot of awareness of ecology or of culture in general. I found that the reason they like to have those concrete-lined channels is to move…"
"The use of synthetic turf isn't a bad one. Its hard to get much of anything to grow around those planatable blocks in hot climates because the blocks retain the sun's heat and the soil just gets baked. When I was in Las Vegas, we…"
"I don't think I can be of much help, but I think related design coursework should be included...anything that might be loosely relevant to LA work really. Not sure that the Australian economy is all that much better, so there might be a…"
James Corner, Ken Smith, Martha Schwartz, Hargreaves Associates, Enric Batlle & Joan Roig, West 8, Kathryn Gustafson, Mia Lehrer, pretty much anybody in the Scandinavian countries...they don't seem to allow bad designers to work there.
Hey man, yeh studting in Edinburgh's great, is a wonderful city. In the photo its the top of Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in Britain, but still not that high in comparison to others at only around 4500 ft. !)
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