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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I have an outdoor space connected to the house in souther California that receives sun in the late morning to the late afternoon.  I'd like to create shelter by planting a vine on suspended wires forming a pergola over the space which faces…Continue

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Has anyone taken the ISA Arborist Certification exam? If so, do you have any preparation tips to share or reports on what to expect? Thanks.

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Resources for Using Landscape Architecture to Reclaim Oil Sands 5 Replies

Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can offer some resources for how Landscape Architecture might be used to remediate oil sands sites? Everything I've found so far is generally experimental, and given my lack of knowledge, I'm having trouble finding…Continue

Started by Jasmine Davis in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN. Last reply by Jasmine Davis yesterday.

LEED ND+C vs AP Sites 5 Replies

I just passed the LARE and since I am a glutton for punishment I was looking at getting the LEED ND+C Certification. However, the GBCI just released their new certification called AP Sites. I am confused as to whether sites is apart of the usgbc or…Continue

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