"Absolutely. And, you have to add-in that licensing requirements mean that production staff are (legitimately) utilized at the lowest rate possible; and, they have to accept those conditions if they ever want to become licensed. It's sort of a…"
"(this is a first!) 100% agree. Doesn't matter if you're a BLA or a MLA, you will only be valued as an entry level draftsman (draftsperson), and you should expect to be making entry-level wages.
For me, having had a fairly lucrative career…"
"Let me blunt - getting started in LA is a young person's game. I completed my MLA and started in LA in my early 30s and I found it impalatable. MLAs programs take what an undergrad BLA does and multiples it by 2. In essence, you complete over…"
"Actually, this is basically a self-draining planter box with fill (albeit big and with different materials). All you need to do is set your fencing evenly around the rough dimensions of 9 x 48. But, instead of carrying the fence line down the slope,…"
"Oh Craig, you know the answer to that: OBAMA! Right Bob??? But yes it is shocking that this sort of discussion has been floating around Land8's forums. Bob and I have butted heads on other Land8 threads as well, so his rhetoric is no surprise…"
"Having worked on both sides of private sector and the public sector - if you don't have LA's providing oversight and direction to the public (infrastructure) contracts prior to the RFP process, there won't be any/many LA contracts to…"
"Back on point - federal agencies are already feeling the crunch of budget cuts and more cuts can be expected on the coastal states if they don't crack under pressure from dc. So like I expected, public sector LA jobs will almost completely…"
"You have a very interesting perspective Dave, some of your opinions I share, some I don't. The ACA could be improved. Like most legislation it will need refinement as time goes on. It does benefit people, though, and it's fairly…"
"Anecdotal evidence: my MLA class was about 65% women, but the data (like CLARB shows) indicates that the industry is about 50/50. But you and I both know that there's a lot of burn out + a lot of people just never get their LA license. So…"
"Come on Bob, you haven't corned the market on what LA is. I know lots of successful LAs that probably couldn't pass a life drawing class, but are doing just great in the industry. Face it, hand drawing is disappearing. Which is kinda sad,…"
"Fact: more women are in LA school than men. Reality: seems like a gender split field, but that's probably from flame-out more than anything else.
Fact: most (new) LA's have minimal hand drawing skills. Reality: almost everyone just…"
"Actually, it makes sense why a) people wanted to give mortgages to people b) why people wanted to have them. It stems from the American dream (right?), not 'social engineering', unless you call the propagation of picturesque 1950s american…"
I'm designing a home in Temecula, CA, Zone 10, where i'd like to have a tree growing inside and the same kind of tree outside. Both indoor and outdoor spaces receive partial to full sun depending on the time of day.I have 2 questions:- The height…Continue
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Hi,I am a landscape architecture graduate from China with eight years experiences in landscape architecture in China and two years experiences as a landscape designer in Canada. I am wondering if I am able to take the L.A.R.E. without taking…Continue