Keith A. French
  • Male
  • Wichita, KS
  • United States
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (18)
  • Events
  • Groups (2)
  • Landscape Architecture Project Photos
  • Projects

Keith A. French's Groups

Keith A. French's Discussions

When are the Exams for 3 & 4 in March?
1 Reply

Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MacKenzie Patrick Feb 3.

Good News - Post Graduate Scholarships

Check out this website for potential post graduate degree scholarships…Continue

Started Jan 11

Determination a Sites Aestheic Values
1 Reply

I am putting this out for input and advice.My Church is being detrimentally impacted by City and Electric Utility Actions.The Church  in on the SW corner of 2 main thoroughfares in the City of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith A. French Nov 17, 2015.

 

Keith A. French's Folio

Latest Activity

MacKenzie Patrick replied to Keith A. French's discussion 'When are the Exams for 3 & 4 in March?'
Feb 3
Keith A. French replied to nca's discussion 'CLARB LARE Scoring'
"Yes, I do."
Jan 10
Keith A. French replied to Colter Sonneville's discussion 'Project Manager Training?'
"Someone once told me that if you want to be an expert on anything read 10 books abount the subject and you will be in the top 80 to 90 % of experts on the subject. Reading about Project Management is one of those subjects. Find every bloody book you…"
Jan 10
Keith A. French commented on Jonathon Geels's blog post 'Adaptive Practice and the Genetics of Landscape Architecture'
"Bravo. Landscape Architecture was never meant to be considered as a LINEAR Profession. It can not be. Your discussion Deserves more space in the current conversation. From Rural to the dense Urban Environs the use of the term Landscape Architecture…"
Jan 10
Keith A. French replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"I did not say that internship wasn't necessary. Because I sincerely believe that my internship with a Civil Engineer was the perfect fit for me. The major problem I faced as a young Graduate with 2 Children was the Landscape Architects were…"
Jan 10
Keith A. French replied to Jon Pride's discussion 'L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify?'
"Your experience may overcome that problem."
Jan 4
Keith A. French replied to Daniel Miller | RLA, LEED AP's discussion 'Studio Management + Scheduling Apps/Programs'
"Microsoft Projects is the best by far. If you can write a scope of work for your office you can bring that into Project and develop the tools you need. By adding each project into the you will develop a plan for your office. Sure, It takes…"
Jan 4
Keith A. French replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses'
"Contrary to the Idea that one should work for x years under a Landscape Architect. I offer my Resume. I never worked under a Landscape Architect until I worked for myself. It has bee a journey and there are many paths. When I graduated with honors…"
Jan 4
Keith A. French replied to henry cohen's discussion 'Usage of Native Plant Material in Landscape Architecture'
"Trees and Shrubs forDry California Landscapes-Plants for water conservation by Bob Perry"
Dec 31, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Peter Witke's discussion 'Lare Exam 3' in the group LARE Multiple Choice Discussion
"Where There a lot of Calculation Questions. Q=Cia, Q=VA, Stress Questions? Others?"
Dec 2, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"I went on-line a few minutes ago and found that the link had been eliminated. Now the cheapest link is $598. I believe that Autodesk must be watching these posts. If you had followed the link yesterday...... The next best thing is…"
Dec 2, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Jon Pride's discussion 'L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify?'
"I hve talked to the California Board recently. If you pass the LARE you are qualified to apply for a CA license."
Dec 1, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Shawn I just googled: AUTOCAD 13 free download (they will provide a disk if you request one). Cost $210 I don't recommend other programs because ACAD is the default program, and if you move from office to office you will need to know ACAD.…"
Dec 1, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"There are limitations, buy the full ACAD13. I would say that 100% of companies using ACAD have the full version."
Dec 1, 2016
Keith A. French replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"I suggest you go on-line search for an purchase ACAD 2013 and ACAD for Dummies and /teach yourself. if you have had basic drafting you can learn fairly quickly. Ask freinds if they have some non beginning drafting examples. I taught myself and…"
Nov 29, 2016
Keith A. French posted a status
"When are the LARE Courses at Berkley in late 2016 of Early 2017"
Mar 16, 2016

Profile Information

I am a...
Professional
About
I have extensive knowledge in the development process, have successfully managed project team in project designed teams on both Private and Public Projects. I am competent in Microsoft: Word; Excel; Project; PowerPoint, Notebook and Rusty in ACAD and Photoshop.

• Graduated BS Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude California State Polytechnic College, Pomona

• Worked for Civil Engineering Firm as Planner 5 years

• Worked for Larwin Company Builder Developer, California as Planner/Landscape Architect – 5 years

• Established Keith French Associates (KFA) in January 1970 with offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles,

• Following the sale of KFA joined EDAW, inc. (now AECOM) as Principal within one year becoming the Officer in-Charge of the EDAW Newport Beach and Chairman of the Board.

• Worked for Shapell Industries a Builder Developer in Southern California as Director of Landscape Development. This Role was to provide an efficient systematic system for the Selection, Hiring and Management of Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors and Landscape Maintenance Contractors.

• Keith formed Rapp & French. Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design in San Clemente, Projects of Significance included Stanford Ranch, Rocklin, CA and Chandler Memorial Plaza, Chandler, AZ

• In 1989 Keith Joined NUVIs as Principal during that time Keith was the Landscape Architect for Mission College, Santa Clara and Rivermark an award winning Multifamily Development in Santa Clara.

• In 2001 Keith joined Project Design Consultants, San Diego as Director of Landscape Architecture and Operations Manager for Planning. During that time Keith was responsible for numerous Landscape and Planning Projects in San Diego, Phoenix, Bakersfield and Salinas,

• In 2006 Worked for Civica Development LLC, Goodyear, AZ in a land development/management firm in Goodyear, AZ Keith’s role was to develop a management operations plan and schedule for over 120 individual land development projects.

• In June 2014 Keith located to Wichita, KS and serves ongoing/as-needed pro bono consultant to Marty Miller Director, Botanica. I am also on the Board of Directors for my Church.
University
California State Polytechnic College
Favorite Designers
Charles A. Rapp
Richard A. Moore FASLA
  • Graduated BS Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude California State

  • Worked for Larwin Company Builder Developer, California as Planner/Landscape Architect – 5 years

  • Established Keith French Associates (KFA) in January 1970 with offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles,

  • Following the sale of KFA joined EDAW, inc. (now AECOM) as Principal within one year becoming the Officer in-Charge of the EDAW Newport Beach and Chairman of the Board.

  • Worked for Shapell Industries a Builder Developer in Southern California as Director of Landscape Development. This Role was to provide an efficient systematic system for the Selection, Hiring and Management of Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors and Landscape Maintenance Contractors. 

  • Keith formed Rapp & French. Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design in San Clemente, Projects of Significance included Stanford Ranch, Rocklin, CA and Chandler Memorial Plaza, Chandler, AZ 

  • In 1989 Keith Joined NUVIs as Principal during that time Keith was the Landscape Architect for Mission College, Santa Clara and Rivermark an award winning Multifamily Development in Santa Clara. 

  • In 2001 Keith joined Project Design Consultants, San Diego as Director of Landscape Architecture and Operations Manager for Planning. During that time Keith was responsible for numerous Landscape and Planning Projects in San Diego, Phoenix, Bakersfield and Salinas, 

  • In 2006 Worked for Civica Development LLC, Goodyear, AZ in a land development/management firm in Goodyear, AZ Keith’s role was to develop a management operations plan and schedule for over 120 individual land development projects. 

  • In June 2014 Keith located to Wichita, KS and serves in an ongoing/as-needed pro bono consultant to Marty Miller Director, Botanica.

  • I am also on the Board of Directors for my Church.

 

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Land8 to add comments!

Join Land8

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

New Jobs!

Members

Forum

Construction Observation / Punch List

Does anybody have any suggestions for apps that could be used to create punch lists for contractors?  Some thing that would interact with a phones camera to take pictures and then be able to export to a printable document that could be sent to the…Continue

Tags: phone, apps

Started by Clayton Munson in TECHNOLOGY 5 hours ago.

Construction Observation / Punch List

Does anybody have any suggestions for apps that could be used to create punch lists for contractors?  Some thing that would interact with a phones camera to take pictures and then be able to export to a printable document that could be sent to the…Continue

Tags: phone, apps

Started by Clayton Munson in TECHNOLOGY 5 hours ago.

Getting an education abroad? 6 Replies

I'm thinking about attending grad school for LA and I am looking for advice on being educated abroad? I really want to live in Europe again (Scandinavia ideally), but getting my master's there would mean not being a certified landscape architect in…Continue

Tags: masters, abroad

Started by Paige in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner yesterday.

Are You A Young - Small Size Landscape Architecture "Start-Up Firm? 21 Replies

To ALL young LA's who are in the process of creating your OWN LA "Start-Up" Firm....and have less than 5 years of professional design "experience".I am, J. Robert (Bob) Wainner....and have been practicing Landscape Architecture since…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner yesterday.

© 2017   Created by Andrew Spiering.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service