Sara Donohoe
  • 26, Female
  • Leesburg, VA
  • United States

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Bolt-Down Tables On-Structure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason T. Radice Jan 25, 2013. 2 Replies

We have a courtyard design where a portion of the gathering space is on-structure (over top of a parking garage). The structural slab is 6" below our paver surface and is supported by small…Continue

Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark foster Mar 16, 2012. 13 Replies

We have a steep slope (2:1) that we're using an erosion control blanket on for initial stabilzation and then planting several shrubs and groundcovers. Has anyone ever seen a detail of installing…Continue

Professional Work in Portfolios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Donohoe Mar 8, 2012. 5 Replies

Hey everyone,I graduated a couple of years ago and I'd like to update my portfolio with some examples of professional work. Like many other entry-level persons, I'm not typically the one doing most…Continue

Digital Portfolios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Quackenbush Oct 11, 2011. 14 Replies

Hi all,Lately I've been thinking of creating a digital/online portfolio via template website makers... such as http://www.wix.com/create/website. I…Continue

 

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Daniel Tal left a comment for Sara Donohoe
"Hello Sara, I am glad the webinar was helpful. I will stay in touch. Thank you Daniel Tal"
Aug 29, 2012
Daniel Tal and Sara Donohoe are now friends
Aug 29, 2012
mark foster replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"Sara, We have done this many times.  With a standard soil cloth, the incisions are dictated by the size of hole you need to dig to plant.   I would second many of the other comments.  Soil cloth will not stop the soil from eroding…"
Mar 16, 2012
Rob Halpern replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"Sara, I would be very careful in selecting what groundcovers to use if the future stabilization is to be left to them. Many groundcovers lack deep roots and with enough rain they will take the slope down with them. Others root deeply and can…"
Mar 16, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"I went to a presentation this evening at a local college, and the local rep who handles this stuff was there presenting. I'm sold on it, and if I have a project that requires stabilization, will give it a try. They had some pretty impressive…"
Mar 15, 2012
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LEED in Landscape Architecture

Discuss and get help from other landscape architecture professionals regarding LEED including topics such as: issues dealing with specific credits, becoming a LEED AP, as well as sharing project examples.See More
Mar 13, 2012
Sara Donohoe replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"There is a short retaining wall at one point, but the way the site layed out a retaining wall was not possible (or cost efficient). The whole slope will be covered with groundcovers and the crest will have small shrubs. The mat is…"
Mar 13, 2012
Gabriel S. Metz replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"In arid regions of the country 2:1 manufactured slopes are common place.  In areas with higher precipitation rate 3:1 is generally the recommended max.  However in overpass construction, slope and shoreline restoration 2:1 can be common to…"
Mar 12, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"Sorry, take those numbers, reverse them.  "
Mar 12, 2012
Wyatt Thompson, PLA replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"I must have missed the 2:1 part. Have you considered a short wall to take up some of that grade and flatten your slope? 2:1 is pretty severe. Are you planning to mulch under shrubs or all groundcover? Do you plan to irrigate? What about the poor…"
Mar 12, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"It depends on the size of the project. Depending on the mat, it will actually prevent rooting of the seed underneath, making grow in time much, much longer. I don't know all the details of your project, but if it were me, I'd try to talk…"
Mar 12, 2012
Sara Donohoe replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"I agree with you. The erosion blanket will be there permanently and will most likely have that "swiss-cheese" look. But, what the client wants, the client gets.. right? Thanks for the advice! It was very helpful."
Mar 12, 2012
Jason T. Radice replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"I've never used these. Either I just sod or hydroseed with a stabilizer. And on those kind of slopes with all kinds of plants on the slopes. But it is just like carpet, you cut a hole in them, I imagine you can make the hole as big as…"
Mar 12, 2012
david maynes replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"Where on the east coast? Northern or Southern? Southern exposure? I've used low-bush blueberry sod (V. angustifolium) for instant and extremely effective erosion/bank planting. Its likely a bit expensive, but available! Typically harvested in…"
Mar 12, 2012
Sara Donohoe replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"Thanks, the detail from the GreenFix PDF is great. I wonder how large the cross-cut incisions can be made?"
Mar 12, 2012
Wyatt Thompson, PLA replied to Sara Donohoe's discussion 'Planting in an Erosion Control Blanket'
"I have never done this, but I found two products that claim to support plantings within the mesh. http://www.greenfix.co.uk/page.php?id=12 and http://www.nagreen.com/erosion-control-products/bionet-ecbs.php The second link is a US-based…"
Mar 12, 2012

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University of Virginia
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Wiles Mensch Corporation
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I enjoy sports and outdoor activity of all kinds: Running, hiking, football, soccer, golf, and long walks with my dogs just to name a few.

I love to sketch, paint, draw and render. I would say that landscapes and their relationship to architecture is one of my favorite subjects.

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SITES Professional Credentials - Would you get it?

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 6:44am 0 Comments

I totally would! This would be a great way for LA's to prove their knowledge of sustainable land practices. I've been hoping that a LEED test for LA's would come out soon... maybe SITES will beat them to it!

Take the survey and let them know how you feel:

http://dirt.asla.org/2011/09/28/should-sites-offer-a-professional-credential-take-a-survey/



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At 6:06am on August 29, 2012, Daniel Tal said…

Hello Sara,

I am glad the webinar was helpful. I will stay in touch. Thank you

Daniel Tal

 
 
 

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