Frank Varro
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Looking for Rendering Critique
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Mercer Nov 29, 2010.

No need for streetlights in the future because our trees WILL be streetlights?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Les Ballard Dec 26, 2010.


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I am a...
Job Seeker, Landscape Designer, Other
Bachelor of Environmental Design- University of Minnes ota Twin Cities 2004
Current Employment:
Personal Website:
Favorite Designers
Kathryn Gustafson, Martha Schwartz, Michael Van Valkenburgh
Other Crafts/ Interests
3D and Photoshop plan graphics

Frank Varro's Blog

An Advanced Course in PC Hardware: $1,000 Performance PC with Style- Part III

So far I have given you a break down of what I need overall, and most of the system specifics. Today, I am going to run down the rest of the build.

Component #6: Power Supply

Part of planning for it is getting enough power.  New Egg has a calculator ( …


Posted on December 22, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

An Advanced Course in PC Hardware: $1,000 Performance PC with Style- Part II

Last time I ran through the basics of what I need.  Now it's time to really start picking components to build my system.

Component #1: Processor…


Posted on October 16, 2012 at 1:00pm

Part 1: An Advanced Course in PC Hardware - $1,000 Performance PC with Style

A while back, I started a series on how to build your own PC based on my experience building my own rig.  I'm going to pick that up again, but as my build is a year and a half old at this point, I'll look at what I would build today, and what I could get off the shelf for the same price.  As I already have my gaming/graphics rig, I'll be looking at what I…


Posted on October 8, 2012 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

Design Studio: Project 1, Episode 3

This week was busier than I would have liked, what with tax day and Portal 2.  I did want to give you a quick progress update however. 

I tweaked some of the major areas in my deck and public turf area, refining shapes, and moving the parking slightly.  The combination of the changes create spaces that are more vibrant, draw your eye towards the areas you want to look, and have good spaces created for gardening and herbs (Sea Foam Green).…


Posted on April 20, 2011 at 1:15pm

Design Studio: Project 1, Episode 2

Now that I have a site and a client, the first thing to do is to walk the site, and create a site analysis based on what the client needs and what the site and borrowed landscape provides.  My first cut at the site analysis stayed at a large scale and was somewhat bold.

This analysis was made with Sharpies on a trace sheet laid over the base map, and serves as a first…


Posted on April 11, 2011 at 2:51pm

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At 9:37am on May 13, 2011, Andrew Montgomery said…
Hey Frank, I saw your comment on the LA title thread and was inline with your train of thought, I am also a BED from the uofm and am going for my MLA there.  I was curious to see how freelancing is going, and if you found 3d rendering to be a worthwhile skill to pick up in school?  I have been playing with the idea of picking up a heavy rendering platform, but am worried about becoming "the tech guy" or "modeling guy" at a firm and not a well rounded LA.
At 10:01am on December 3, 2010, Katharine Rudnyk said…
You are too cool for school! Best of luck as we close out 2010!
At 2:01pm on October 1, 2008, Brandon Reed said…
At 2:12pm on August 18, 2008, Ben Schneider said…

Glad to see your masters project posted here. The 3d graphics came out well. Care to share how you did them?

Good luck on the job hunt as well!

At 10:14am on August 15, 2008, Andrew Spiering said…
Hey Frank,
Welcome to the Lounge! Check out the FAQ if you need help getting started. I checked out your website and your work looks strong.


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Feedback on Renderings 1 Reply

I created these renderings in Photoshop based on views exported from Sketchup. I'd love to get feedback or ideas on how to make the graphics more compelling. Continue

Started by Katherine Jacobs in GRAPHICS. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner 34 minutes ago.

what can i call 'this'? 4 Replies

 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

Started by Jaeyoung Kim in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Jaeyoung Kim 22 hours ago.

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects? 88 Replies

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue

Tags: Trump, politics, President

Started by ida in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Craig Richmond, RLA yesterday.

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

I have a passion for public green open space design but don't have much experience in this type of project. What would you recommend for someone like me to improve on this? Continue

Started by Benjamin Loh in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Chunling Wu on Tuesday.

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