"A prize wheel is always a good ice breaker. Something interactive that gets people to stop at your booth always helps. You don't want to be too gimmicky, but something that will catch peoples attention.
"I would caution you that you it is not as simple as you might think to be an independent contractor. You will need to be paid an additional 7-8% if you are paid as an independent contractor to cover Fica/medicare taxes that are not paid by an…"
"Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards book. there is also a stripped down student version.
I have checked them out of the library before and purchased the cheaper student version. It has some great…"
"We have used the Live Roof Trays before and are quite happy with them. Have not tried turf however. The live roof trays work really well on smaller roofs where you just want an easy system installed and are more for looks. On bigger roofs with more…"
I worked for Halla last year and was a horrible experience, and really made me skeptical about any garden center designing. I agree the D/B is frustrating when the contractor wont install things per plan. Its even difficult to have a 5 minute meeting to discuss things.
When I interviewed at Dundee the job position was 0 salary with 8% commission as the only pay. Didnt make sense. I now work for a Landscape Contractor as the only LA and really miss the other side of design.
For 10+ years I worked in an A/E firm and really enjoyed the multi-discipline atmosphere and designing large projects. Well until then, I'm still optimistically searching for that perfect career.
I applied and was denied licensure based on the fact that I don't have any experience working under a licensed LA. I work for an architecture/engineering firm and the statute only recognizes up to 2 years of experience in such a firm. It has been a topic of debate around here as to the validity of that requirement.
I was a little worried about sections C and E, naturally, but having a background working for an A/E firm I was able to pass all of the sections on the first go-round. It's definitely unfortunate to hear stories of people taking them 3,4,5 times to get a passing score.
I'm 5 years out of school, only 4 yrs experience, and am currently speaking with some potential candidates for a potential supervisory role for me. We will see how it pans out, as my job security somewhat relies on me becoming licensed.
Congratulations on your achieving licensure as a landscape architect! I am on the same path myself, having completed all sections of the LARE I am now waiting to fulfill my experience requirements before applying again for licensure. Care to share your story for encouragement?