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Jonathan Sampson replied to Gia Sadhwani's discussion 'Career change at 41'
"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…"
Jun 27
Jonathan Sampson replied to Gia Sadhwani's discussion 'Career change at 41'
"(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…"
Jun 27
Jonathan Sampson replied to Gia Sadhwani's discussion 'Career change at 41'
"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…"
Jun 26
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"And it's damn spot-on!"
Mar 17
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"Very reasonable response, thanks Bob."
Mar 17
Jonathan Sampson replied to Tim's discussion 'How do I build this?'
"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,…"
Feb 17
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
":) "
Jan 30
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"I think so too - it's going to be a repeat of the 2000 era boom/bust cycle. Build build build, money money money... and then oh $hit. "
Jan 27
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"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…"
Jan 27
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"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…"
Jan 27
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"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…"
Jan 26
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"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…"
Jan 26
Jonathan Sampson replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"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…"
Dec 22, 2016
Jonathan Sampson replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"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,…"
Dec 22, 2016
Jonathan Sampson replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LA's searching for a JOB....a few suggestions.'
"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…"
Dec 22, 2016
Jonathan Sampson replied to ida's discussion 'Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects?'
"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…"
Dec 20, 2016

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Tree for inside/ outside 16 Replies

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

Started by Paul Minotto in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Paul Minotto 4 hours ago.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Flooding & Drainage Design - August 28, 2017 15 Replies

HOUSTON, TEXAS...Flooding & Drainage Design - Hurricane HarveyI would like to read thoughts and opinions of any LAs here on LAND 8 about the FLOODING and DRAINAGE design issues in the Houston, Texas area.I realize that for CITIES......have…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Tara Klein on Thursday.

What is the best way to improve design skills? 21 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 Tom Turner Aug 31.

Canada-How to become a registered landscape architect in Canada 2 Replies

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

Started by Julie Zhuge in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Julie Zhuge Aug 28.

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