"I agree with the location issue. I would think the West Coast and the bigger more progressive cites in the east would be better than more traditional environments were they are not as interested in design. My first job in landscape…"
"The program I graduated from provided a lot great "nuts and bolts" education with a lot of emphasis on construction. That was a good foundation. The firm I went to work for was a multi-disciplinary firm that had a strong background in…"
"That sounds like an interesting mix of work right now! I have a history of working in government and I like the fit for a variety of reasons. I currently work for my State governmnent doing air monitoring, and I like that I'm serving the…"
"Robert, what interests you about municipal work?
I've only been in this position 3.5 months, so the list of completed works is not all that long. I currently have 2 projects under construction - a natural playground and a small retaining wall.…"
"I moved from a firm in the south, where construction activity goes on year round, to a firm in Canada- where the local bylaws actually prohibit the pouring of concrete between November and April due to low temperatures.
I expected to see some…"
"I Think there are lots of types of jobs that make great changes.
Some are the big pretty photo-op projects that go on the cover of LA Magazine. These make changes in the world because they inspire people. If you want to be inspired pick up any ASLA…"
"Find yourself a college where the arch and LA schools go hand in hand. Some schools put LA in the Agriculture school. Some put it in an environmental design school.
My college put LA in the School of Architecture. This gave us a lot of opportunity…"
"bwaa ha ha.... I've been in this profession long enough to have forgotten the ideals that drove me to this profession.
Maybe that's a little too cynical.... but it is funny how little we get to exercise our imagination and creativity.…"
"I am a landscape architect working as Park Planner for a growing city in the Midwest. I worked in the private sector for about 8 years before moving to the public side in January this year. As the City's only landscape architect and the Parks…"
"I went from self/unemployment to a big, lethargic, bureaucratic mess of a place. Idealism has been been sort of squashed. But I'm not quitting; the benefits of employment are way too nice.
If you land the job, get ready for politics…"
"I meant where does Coordinates live where a municipality is turning staff LAs loose to "explore your true power of imagination and creativity, and implement all your ideas to offer a new compelling look".
I'm guessing sarcasm,…"
Hi Edward - Thanks for the response. I'm doing well these days. Work brought me out to Portland a bit over a year ago and it's been a great experience. My family and I are pretty much acclimated to Oregon and we try to spend our weekends exploring new places.
I try to keep up with Land8, but find that I don't use it much myself. How are you these days? What are you up to?