Jonathan P. Williams, RLA
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Houston area LA's want something to do this Saturday? 2012 Design Charrette

Started Aug 1, 2012 0 Replies

This is late notice but if anyone in the Houston area would like to join up on a team let me know. Going solo was the plan for me but figured it would be more enjoyable to have a team.WHAT: People,…Continue

LA CO-op. A way to stay in the profesion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA Jan 18, 2011. 36 Replies

While reading Architect magazine I came across and article about an Architecture Co-Op. A group of people, most with day jobs, that work together on research and design projects. There is no office…Continue

 

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Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Jason Crisanti's discussion 'photoshop vs autodesk impressions'
"First I love your picture...GO Rams.  Second what is your reasoning for wanting something different than Photoshop? It is a very robust program that has served me well. What are the end results you are going for? Are you painting, just doing…"
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Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"Well put. Never thought about it but I try to put the house/buildings in most of my renderings for scale and most all done by others I admire have buildings.  This is partly due to the fact that most all landscapes are a part of a much larger…"
Sep 17
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"I agree. I have found I use my skills I learned in my Site Design class way more than I ever thought I would. "
Sep 15
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"I think this is true on some level but all this talk really should be about at what scale each time of representation is needed. If it is a larger project you are selling to a community of 1000's then perhaps a 3d computer fly over can make it…"
Sep 13
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"I agree it is not real at all. What really sells is your past work. Your built body of work. Walking a client through a past project that is well maintained sells more jobs than a perspective ever could.  With that said many a client will do…"
Sep 13
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"Luke it takes me about 5 hours to complete a perspective like that. From blank page to signature. I don't know about talent. I think most all of it can be taught if the person is willing to learn. Granted everyone learns at their own pace and…"
Sep 13
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Luke Coughlan's discussion 'Do you feel the Landscape Industry lacks interest in 3D Visualization?'
"I have found from experience that the time it takes me produce a good rendering by hand is faster than can be done in a computer 3-d program. The clients we work with really enjoy seeing the work we put into the hand drawings. If I where to present…"
Sep 9
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Deryn Davidson's discussion 'LARE test: Who takes it and who decides not to?'
"Having gone through the process recently I agree. I have learned, or remembered, many things throughout the process that has made me better at my job. More than just a stamp for sure."
Jun 18
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA commented on Gasper Habjanic's blog post 'Linescapes Tutorial: How to Choose Your Pen and Sketchbook'
"The Schminke watercolos link takes me to the Niji Waterbrush "
May 12
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Tosh K's discussion 'Trophy Gardens eh?'
"This is an awesome article. I especially like; Landscapes are not cheap that is for sure."
May 12
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Laura Marie Barrett's discussion 'Multiple L.A.R.E. Sections -- Same Testing Period'
"Yep "
Apr 19
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Laura Marie Barrett's discussion 'Multiple L.A.R.E. Sections -- Same Testing Period'
"I agree."
Apr 19
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Laura Marie Barrett's discussion 'Multiple L.A.R.E. Sections -- Same Testing Period'
"I would probably agree with this if it was still a hand drawn test. But now that it is on the computer the test is really more about ruling out the wrong answers and taking them back to back keeps you in that test taking mode.  Beyond that the…"
Apr 17
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Laura Marie Barrett's discussion 'Multiple L.A.R.E. Sections -- Same Testing Period'
"I took all at once and found that it was stressful for sure but good. There is plenty of bleed between the tests and as you start to study I feel the material out there that says it is for only one test is not going to have all the…"
Apr 16
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Carla's discussion 'Recommendations for Photoshop Rendering File Sizes?'
"I agree with Calico on the pdf format. It is not stable and creates funny issues across platforms."
Apr 3
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Robert Anderson's discussion 'Richardson, TX'
"I have dealt with http://www.marlinlandscape.com/ We did not end up completing the project but the dealings we had with them were professional."
Mar 9

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Book Review: Rendering in SketchUp by Daniel Tal

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

If you have ever met Daniel Tal, or attended one of his workshops or webinars, you know that he has a wealth of information and will freely share it with anyone who wants to learn.  Ask him a question and he…

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At 8:57am on January 13, 2011, Nikolaos Miller said…
Hey Jonathan!  How're things going down there in Texas?
 
 
 

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4 Key Strategies for Sustainable Residential Design

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Typically designers need no convincing that sustainable design is necessary to protect the earth’s health, its…

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