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 Brandon Reed's discussion 'LARE TESTING HOAX!?'
"Edward I think you touch on a good point. I have passed all sections and although I feel the test does not always match up to what a LA really does/ or needs to know I think it is there for testing the basics.  The biggest area I think people…"
Nov 17
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Zack Young's discussion 'Longevity of Stabilized Decomposed Granite'
"We have found that wash out can be a problem even if well compacted. Proper Drainage is important.  As for 20 years...not without maint."
Nov 13
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Brandon Reed's discussion 'LARE TESTING HOAX!?'
"As the test as been switched over to the computer for over a year now I would be curious to see if people still have the same impressions on all this. I agree with you Andrew on some of your reasoning why licensed professionals don't really…"
Nov 3
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…"
Oct 22
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 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
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to Trace One's discussion 'Landscape design toys for 11 yr olds ?'
" A good old set of blocks or tangrams is a good place to start. I likeTegu blocks.  Other than that I was in the yard digging at that age.  This is a very interesting question and I hope others have some unique ideas."
Jan 18

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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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Landscape Sustainability and Tall Wood Building

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 Advanced Water Purification Facility Science and Administration Center, Photo Credit: Michael E. Cabezas

So this topic is a bit of a diversion…

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Sustainable Residential Design Spotlight: Edyn Smart Garden Sensor

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