Just registering and taking the LARE is up to around $2000 at current prices, and CLARB keeps raising them.
Some people do not necessarily need to take a prep class. I would advise people to get some basic information via a class or at the…"
"Having taken the exams after 5 years of practice, I would strongly advise against taking the exams fresh out of school. I think it's a scam and utter nonsense that CLARB and the test prep industry encourage students to dump money on these exams…"
"In response to Matt Mathes:
Who knows how much prep time you need!
Only you do. If you do take the Exam right after graduation then you are well prepared. If you wait, well then research shows that much of what you learned unless you apply it…"
"Do I really need 8 hours of prep on a single section for $320 plus travel? At 80+ accredited programs, that was "primary instruction" part of a completed degree.
Most candidates pass with only a few hours per section, a customized prep…"
"LARE Prep Session - Sat October 8 - Milwaukee
Hosted by Wisconsin ASLA Chapter, this prep session has been planned to serve Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota in the Great Lakes area. Full day for all 4 sections or Section 1 & 2 in AM and…"
"LARE Prep Session – Sat February 27 – Chicago
LARE Candidates in the Chicago metro area and Great Lakes region are invited to participate in a prep session at the IIT Campus hosted by Illinois ASLA Chapter and sponsored by Bartlett…"
"We have our LARE Prep Reviews this month. Section 4 Feb 26-27, Section 3 February 28, Section 1 March 12, Section 2 March 13 in Southern California at UCLA Extension.
Have you taken a prep course? I sincerely believe they help in several…"
"Rachel....I totally understand where you're coming from concerning the L.A.R.E. exam. CLARB (in my opinion) is doing a disservice to our Profession by developing a testing method that is more about the "testing process itself"…"
"J. Robert, That's definitely commendable and thank you for mentoring people. I honestly don't know how you have the time. Here's what we should really be talking about. The LARE itself is ridiculous. I walked out of each test…"
"I would like to THANK YOU, Matt Mathes for the very kind compliment you gave me in your comment below.
To Rachel....Yes, you're right, only helping (1) young LA is not enough. While I worked for a Dallas LA firm for 14…"
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Iv taken most of them i think, Persuasive Presentations, Freehand Perspective Sketching, and his new Watercolor class earlier this year, and i took Color Mastery and Sketching on Location back in 2009. i realized that my education in Urban Regional Planning did not prepare me for a carrier in urban design. So i needed to find classes that would fit into a fill time work schedule, and his style seemed to really click with me. Its really taken my design and visualization skills to a new level.
Yes, I have, in fact my biz partner just took a class with him last weekend. He is very talented. We are fortunate to be here in SoCal where anything is possible... which is how we approach our business and projects.
Thank you, I'm just starting a blog as a place to talk about my design process and how things get built. It just launched when I joined land8lounge. Students and young designers are always asking me questions about design and inspiration and i hope to use it as a place to address those questions and have fun.
Hi Brandon , My name is Chris Brown and im currently enrolled at the young scholars program at the University of Maryland for landscape architecture and i was woundering if you could answer a few questions for me. I would really like to hear about this line of work from someone out in this feild of work and i would really appreaciate it if you were the one to do so. Thanks so much for your time and consideration and I hope to be hearing from you soon !! sincerely, Chris Brown
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