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Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"That's awesome.  You win the forum today!   Dave"
Dec 20, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Andrew, I think your point about profitability to the firm is perhaps the most important factor in an employer/employee relationship.  Many don't seem to grasp it, and who can blame them, I don't think it's emphasized enough in…"
Dec 15, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"We live & die by oil down here in Texas. Simple as that. To be fair, there are other industries that shore things up, but when the oil guys are down & out, everyone feels it. I'm in favor of meaningful regulations, but want fewer of the…"
Nov 16, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION FOR ALL U.S. STUDENTS?????'
"Well, the forum has been rather quiet lately, perhaps this thread will generate a bit of discussion.  I admit I've not ran any costs or looked into the subject with any scrutiny, but here's a few general observations: 1. I imagine…"
Sep 30, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Great advice, Bob!  "
Sep 12, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to Sara Kirk's discussion 'stamping drawings'
"There are a couple neigborhoods around here that require an LA seal on residential landscape plans.  An installer I've worked with for about 10 years asks me to review and seal his planting plans occasionally.  I'll meet him on…"
Jul 19, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to Sara Shirley's discussion 'Pattern Books for Rezoning'
"With only a cursory look, "pattern books" appear to refer to a proprietary process from a specific firm that results in what looks a lot like a master planned community to me.  The specific methods and process they use is exclusive to…"
Jul 13, 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
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 ZACH CROSS's discussion 'Augmented Reality'
"Ah, I see now.  While familiar with the concept, it is not something I utilize.  My initial thought is how to successfully build the cost of a platform like that into a design fee (both hardware and software).  I suspect a large firm…"
Jun 28, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to ZACH CROSS's discussion 'Augmented Reality'
"I confess that I'm not sure what that means... Dave"
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
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
Dave McCorquodale replied to Rob Halpern's discussion 'This is why cities can’t grow all their own food'
"Interesting perspective.  Starting small with a few fruits or veggies is good for urban dwellers in my opinion, but this scenario highlights the need for a thriving agricultural sector.  I'm encouraged to see the spread of smaller…"
Apr 27, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to Calico's discussion 'Fence Orientation'
"I really like the "good neighbor" privacy fence with alternating panels.  That way, nobody gets the "good side".  Lol.  Why they don't just put pickets on both sides is beyond me.  If it's only…"
Mar 21, 2016
Dave McCorquodale replied to Onam Bisht's discussion 'Urgent! Choose between Cornell and LSU for MLA (first professional degree) by March, 1st!'
"With the benefit of hindsight, I'd opt for the less expensive school.  LSU is a really good program from what I know of it.  2 of my colleagues have degrees from LSU and speak very highly of the school.  I'm not sure how the…"
Feb 25, 2016

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Kansas State University
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Self / Marquise Pools
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http://www.marquisepools.com
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Jens Jensen
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small city and regional planning

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Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture 49 Replies

Can anyone out there recommend sites that would have somewhat scholarly papers on the use of native plants. I am looking for advocates of this practice and those who feel it is nonsense. I'm not looking for books, looking for papers. This for a side…Continue

Started by henry cohen in PLANTS & HORTICULTURE. Last reply by KEVIN on Friday.

Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses 31 Replies

June 28, 2015Dear Land8 Members:ANY LAND8 member should feel free to add their own comments here.EDITORIAL:  It's my opinion......that EVERY student who earns a Landscape Architecture Degree. (4 yr., 5 yr. or Masters in Landscape Architectures)…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner on Thursday.

Project Manager Training? 4 Replies

I was wondering if anybody out there had a formal or informal PM "break in" or training program. The PM programs that I've looked into don't really apply to landscape architecture. There's got to be something for architecture or another allied field…Continue

Started by Colter Sonneville in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner on Thursday.

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