Sean Ryan
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  • Elizabeth, NJ
  • United States

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A place to discuss SketchUp: help, tools, and processes to make it work for Landscape Architects.
May 14, 2010
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Jan 14, 2010
Sean Ryan replied to nca's discussion 'What's your 'design process?'' in the group DESIGN
"How much time is available for the task at hand seems to lead to a sliding scale of what approach to take. Sometimes you have minutes to produce something, sometimes years. There seems to be some underlying framework...have, want, get (?) or…"
Dec 22, 2009
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Digital assets and resources

Discusses landscape-specific software, techniques, standards, libraries, procedures, templates. An experienced landscape architect and CAD manager provides advice and consultation services.
Jun 5, 2009
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Design Implementation

What really works in the field; what design ideas are successful and what are failures? What problems occur in translation from LA to contractor?
Jun 5, 2009
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BUSINESS HELPS

A Group for all those who would like to share knowledge and experience regarding the business side of our great profession.....
Jun 5, 2009

Profile Information

I am a...
Landscape Architect
University
Studied Libral Arts and Civil Engineering 2 years at Manhattan CollegeBS Landscape Architecture, Rutgers, Cook College, 1991CLA, New Jersey, 2000HP Professional Certificate, Drew University, 2008Constant Reading and Self Study
Current Employment:
Union County Park System
Favorite Designers
Olmsted
Other Crafts/ Interests
I have a great interest in the Earth-Space Sciences, Paleontology, Art…Sociology, Philosophy, Human Ecology, Information - Memes and Landscape Theory.

Also, I really enjoy physically exploring all kinds of Landscapes, both Natural and Industrial.

Likewise, curious on the theory, philosophy and ideas related to finding the ultimate answers about the true Human - Nature relationship.
And from a lifetime of thought on the question, feel there are many logical conclusions that can be drawn, but somehow society has a difficult time accepting. Compounding the issues more, with the onset of technology in this century (Robotics, Genetics, Nanotechnology, etc.) it seems like a radical confrontation of what it means to be human and clearly define our relationship with nature are inevitable. I'm always surprised there is not more discourse and LAs are not leading the way. Who better than an LA would truly understand man’s relationship to nature?
Searching towards these ends, I'm open and curious to any conversation, discussion or exploration, no matter how abstract or difficult.
Think landscape architeture is a fasinating subject. Have fun building parks.

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At 10:45am on January 29, 2009, Kevin J. Gaughan said…
Sean, welcome to the lounge. 2 million miles sure is a long way to travel! Please feel free to share some of your knowledge by getting involved in some of the discussions in the forum. Thanks for joining and I hope you enjoy the site!
 
 
 

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