John Hotto
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John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"I can totally understand it. I don't disrespect CE's that design bridges and superhighways, but they can't tell me can't design a gd sidewalk, trail or a parking lot."
May 12
John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"The CE superiority thing is true. I've had transportation CE's challenge my ability to lay out a sidewalk for crying out loud because that is in the domain of transportation design. Same with trails and parking lots. There are just not…"
May 12
John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"I wish there was more opportunity out there for landscape architects, but the reality is that the competition is really intense. It's a good design practice; we make environments more natural and green as opposed to the stark reality of…"
May 12
John Hotto replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Drawing is definitely important in all design professions, but there are great landscape designers, gardeners, furniture makers, sculptors, etc. that don't do a lot of super fancy drawings first. I simply stated that in my experience too much…"
Dec 22, 2016
John Hotto replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"Of course drawing is an important communication tool, but if you can't build an idea or it doesn't work, then all you will end up being is a graphic artist, which is fine in its own right, but that not what we want to be, is it?"
Dec 22, 2016
John Hotto replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"The education received in a typical college LA program is actually pretty good, it just took me a couple of decades to realize it. Good problem solving, communication and environmental skills are usually acquired. I think one problem is that too…"
Dec 21, 2016

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Big Orange Tangles 2 Replies

This is so strange to me - something to admire yet also raises a LOT of questions about public safety, who did the real scale drawings and structural brainwork, etc.? Video is long, portion of interest starts at 2:05 on this "eco-artist"…Continue

Started by Leslie B Wagle in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Leslie B Wagle 45 minutes ago.

Career change at 41 14 Replies

Hi,I've been a 3D graphics artist for over 20 years and considering retraining as a Landscape Architect, having been accepted into a two-year MLA conversion program in the UK.  But before I do so, I am wondering, is it too late to change career at…Continue

Started by Gia Sadhwani in EDUCATION. Last reply by Jonathan Sampson 3 hours ago.

Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture 52 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 Jay S Burke on Thursday.

Driveway Grades Between Two Story Self Storage Buildings 1 Reply

Hi!Anyone know the maximum grade that would work between self storage buildings with a basement. Buildings are 65' to 75' wide, upper story and a basement story, 10' ceilings. Uhaul and Ryder trucks will need to negotiate slopes without scraping.Continue

Tags: development, commercial, storage, self, design

Started by Richard Freeland in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jun 17.

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