Just saw this ad. This firm has carved out a very respectable niche in the Central Coast of California by doing exceptional and very environmentally grounded work. They would offer you a great work experience but in one of the most…"
Bear in mind that SoCal is already flooded with unemployed or underemployed CalPoly SLO and Pomona grads, all very good programs that put out mostly capable and versatile talent. The job market is just beginning to return and you will…"
I have been missing in action here for quite sometime, but wanted to give you some recommendations, since I practiced, both in public and private settings in San Diego in almost another previous existence.
I'm currently helping my sister move to Los Angeles, and I want to take the opportunity to visit a few firms there and in San Diego. I checked the various websites, and found very few firms in either city that are looking for someone with my level of experience (two years). Anyone know of any in either place? I'll only be here till next Tuesday, and I'll be pretty busy today and part of tomorrow unpacking my sister's stuff, so I have only 1.5 weekdays in LA and one day in San Diego.
"Maybe they do still, but I don't think so. I asked around when I was there, and no one mentioned a course on it. They had a basic course on CAD and sketchup and then another more advanced course taught by a fellow grad student, who…"
This is landplanner. Are you aware of this firm in China. They are the far leading edge (as in no other firm is doing anything even close to their achievements) in ecological/sustainable/regenerative landscape architecture.
I'm pretty sure your aware of them, but if your not here is their website.
Look at their project accomplishments. They are truely remarkable and have garnered ASLA awards.
If you could land a position with them, you would be right where you want to be, with the exception of severe culture shock (it takes time to overcome that in China) and exceptionally rancid air quality (it is Beijing after all)
I saw you posted on a discussion that you suggested to read The Permaculture Design Manual by Bill Mollison. My brother is really big into permaculture, so I am starting to learn more about it. To you have any other resources you would suggest looking into? Thanks
I'm going to be visiting in Moscow in April. I don't know if you knew that I got my BLA there. I will be dropping in on them. I keep contact with Toru Otawa. I was closer to him and Jim Kuska (retired) than to Steve Drown or Gary Austin. Maybe I'll see you there, too. We'll be trying to cram in a lot in one week.
Good luck with school and say hello to the faculty for me.
Would you mind passing along the article about the UPenn sustainable design center? I didn't notice anything about it on their website and I'd love to learn more about the program. Also, do you have any recommendations about how to design, layout, or build my portfolio? Its something I'm still haven't quite figured out (i.e. I really have no idea what to do).
Thanks a bunch!