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Dave McCorquodale replied to Ben Holmes's discussion 'ASLA dues'
"I'm not a member of ASLA or CLARB.  While it certainly seems like a legit business expense, I'd ask your accountant to be sure.  If you're an employee of a firm, they may also know the answer to that. Dave"
Apr 19
Dave McCorquodale replied to Paige's discussion 'Getting an education abroad?'
"I think the consensus around here is that your ability to bring income into the firm and/or increase firm profitability would have a greater positive impact on your earnings than a license. Do longer MLA grad programs contain a study abroad time if…"
Apr 2
Dave McCorquodale replied to Paige's discussion 'Getting an education abroad?'
"Paige-- I've got a friend who studied for a mini semester at an urban design school in the Netherlands.  Not exactly like what you're looking at here, but maybe relevant.  I think he'd say that the international exposure…"
Mar 28
Dave McCorquodale replied to Kevin J. Gaughan's discussion 'Copper Fountain Fixtures'
"Not sure of what type/scale of project you're looking for, but I use two sources: Waterbearing: http://waterbearing.com/.  This guy studied to be an LA Fountains Unique Both have good service and products."
Mar 21
Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Many of the guys I went to high school with in a small East Texas town close to the coast went on to become welders, pipefitters, machinists, millwrights, etc.  They work on projects that are only going to last a certain period of time,…"
Jan 27
Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"I'm reminded of that saying that goes something like: You can't reason someone out of a position that they weren't reasoned into.   I'm fine with policy disagreements, but the whole "Obama's a Muslim" thing is…"
Jan 26
Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"....and that's how civil dialogue works!  Well said, Andrew.  Thank you! Dave"
Jan 26
Dave McCorquodale replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Craig, takes conviction to say what you did. I'll stand with you. My experience is that the "new & improved" right has run most of us who were interested in constructive dialogue off. Robert-- I appreciate your point of view, but…"
Jan 26
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 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

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Kansas State University
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Self / Marquise Pools
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Jens Jensen
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small city and regional planning

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 Hi, I'm working at landscape design studio. When I search about seat wall or plaza bench, i've found like these images..but i don't know the name of this(mark) and what this is used for. Just for design or purposeful things?please let me know~   …Continue

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What is the best way to improve design skills? 18 Replies

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Started by Benjamin Loh in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Chunling Wu 16 hours ago.

ASLA dues 10 Replies

I am curious how many LA's pay for the ASLA membership dues.  I am trying to justify the cost.   Also does anyone know if you can write off the dues?Thanks,Continue

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Started by Ben Holmes in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by katrina yesterday.

You Can't Think Without..........FOCUS!

I found this topic "FOCUS" to be very fascinating.A few weeks ago, I watched a TV program where American Billionaires BILL GATES and WARREN BUFFETT were being interviewed.  At one point in the program, both men were asked to write ONE word on a…Continue

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