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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ASLA dues 11 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

Tags: dues, asla

Started by Ben Holmes in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by katrina 12 hours ago.

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

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

What is the best way to improve design skills? 17 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 Alan Ray, RLA May 14.

Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion?? 15 Replies

Hi, Guys, I just started my first full-time LA job in a civil engineering firm two months ago. I am in the landscape architecture department. BUT I feel what we've done is not very design-oriented. We have done a lot of land development, zoning and…Continue

Started by TTY in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner May 14.

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