Everybody here has a story.I'm curious to hear what got you into doing what you're doing. Where did your passion for landscape originate? What were the narratives that you had growing up that defined…Continue
" My story is also “moving” in some literal sense.
I was a victim and at the same time, beneficiary of Architecture‘s arrogance, so to speak.
The university where I wanted to get in, has a minimum allowable grade for one to…"
"Great Question. I was sitting on the edge of the Yosemite River and filling out a questionnaire in the book "I Could Do Anything I Want if Only I Knew What it Was". I wanted to change my career path incorporating my Fine Arts…"
"Wuzhen Ancient Watertown in Zhejiang Province, China, dubbed as "Venice of the East".
One of the best, if not the best preserved ancient watertowns in the world, in my opinion.
If one's from an urban area, this is indeed the perfect…"
"I wish I get to visit it often. I haven't been for about 10 years. Living in Las Vegas, Boston isn't exactly close. But if I can swing it, hopefully I will be there later this year for the ASLA Conference. Thanks for the picture!"
"What a great post! I unfortunately don't have a picture of this particular place right now, but my most favorite place is the Boston Commons in downtown Boston. Surrounded by such large buildings, then you enter the gates and you are instantly…"
This is sort of an extension of a previous discussion we started last month.We're curious people, slightly philosophical in our ways, and love to hear people's stories. We often tango with the question of "sense of place" and what it really means. As landscape designers, it's a topic which we confront invariably day to day and we realize "sense of place" has different…See More
"It seems to come from an attitude that landscape design is more than simply "making gardens," and though the t-shirt's messaging has a certain skewed perspective and an arrogant tone, I'm understanding it as an attempt to assert…"
Everybody here has a story.I'm curious to hear what got you into doing what you're doing. Where did your passion for landscape originate? What were the narratives that you had growing up that defined and transformed the world into a canvas for you? The folks here at Secter (we're a Portland-based environmental design firm) are all children of the parks we played in. Or the camping trips our parents planned for us. Some of us are simply trying to figure out a "sense of place."What made this…See More
You were born in the mids of last century, a true post WW2 child, somewhere in the wild west of the British Protectorate, somewhere between your parents looking for money and a childhood hey day on you uncles farm. You struggle…"
"Since I was 15 I knew I wanted to be in the architecture field of some sort. When I took my first semester of architecture school, we had to attend one jury of each discipline (Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Architecture). I went…"
"1st veg garden at age 5. Lived in trees and tore apart every toy I ever owned to see how it worked 5-12. Camping, hiking, kayaking etc 12-20. Studied (something else) in England for a year, fell in love with the parks and…"
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I am seeing the same thing--have bid 4 projects in the past month, only to find the client's budget to be 1/2 of my material cost!
Like you, I have been at this a long time. I have never seen such a disconnect."