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Does Overseas Experience Count Towards RLA Registration?
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I have a question regarding landscape architecture registration requirements in Texas.  I am a native Houstonian and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a Masters of Landscape…Continue

Tags: texas, experience, overseas, registration, rla

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas MacDonald Mar 30.

How to Get a $15,000 Scholarship for Grad School
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I've posted a more detailed account of this at my blog, but I will summarize here because I have read a lot of posts by people who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by nca Jul 18, 2012.


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Thomas MacDonald replied to Thomas MacDonald's discussion 'Does Overseas Experience Count Towards RLA Registration?'
"Great info, thanks Bob!"
Mar 30
J. Robert Wainner replied to Thomas MacDonald's discussion 'Does Overseas Experience Count Towards RLA Registration?'
"Thomas; That really is GREAT news......that your LA experience in Australia will count towards the required experience you need to become a Licensed LA in The State of Texas.  I definitely think that experience should count! If you haven't…"
Mar 28
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How to Get a $15,000 Scholarship for Grad School

I've posted a more detailed account of this at my blog, but I will summarize here because I have read a lot of posts by people who are concerned with the overwhelming costs vs. return of higher education in landscape architecture.The costs of attending school are high, and if you are attending an out-of-state and/or private university the costs can be astronomical.  If you don't get your tuition covered by scholarships or by…See More
Jul 18, 2012
Thomas MacDonald replied to Russell MacDonald's discussion 'Why technology will make you draw by hand.'
"I love this idea, thanks Russell.  I have always enjoyed drawing and it is one of the main reasons I was drawn to LA.  It gives me hope that the countless hours I continue to invest in developing my skills in traditional mediums will be…"
Jun 21, 2012
Thomas MacDonald and Kim Romano are now friends
Jun 7, 2012
Thomas MacDonald replied to Kim Romano's discussion 'Anyone know what the job market is like for an MLA grad?'
"Kim, I will also be attending an MLA program beginning this summer, and have read through this entire thread. While I am surprised and worried by the attitudes and job market descriptions being offered by most posters, it seems to me that you are…"
Jun 6, 2012
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Feb 8, 2012

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Tips for Getting Into Architecture School

I don’t have much time to write this kind of stuff so I’ll keep it short.  This post is tailored specifically to those seeking acceptance to a top-ranked Master of Landscape Architecture program, although the information is equally applicable to pretty much any design program.


Your portfolio may be the most influential element of the whole application, so cut out everything else in your life and spend time getting it into shape.  Drawings of any kind are great,…


Posted on March 6, 2013 at 12:30pm

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You Can't Think Without..........FOCUS! 1 Reply

I found this topic "FOCUS" to be very fascinating.A few weeks ago, I watched a TV program where American Billionaires BILL GATES and WARREN BUFFETT were being interviewed.  At one point in the program, both men were asked to write ONE word on a…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Leslie B Wagle 4 hours ago.

Feedback on Renderings 3 Replies

I created these renderings in Photoshop based on views exported from Sketchup. I'd love to get feedback or ideas on how to make the graphics more compelling. Continue

Started by Katherine Jacobs in GRAPHICS. Last reply by Mark Di Lucido 20 hours ago.

what can i call 'this'? 4 Replies

 Hi, I'm working at landscape design studio. When I search about seat wall or plaza bench, i've found like these images..but i don't know the name of this(mark) and what this is used for. Just for design or purposeful things?please let me know~   …Continue

Started by Jaeyoung Kim in DETAILS & MATERIALS. Last reply by Jaeyoung Kim on Thursday.

Trump as President? Meaning for Landscape Architects? 88 Replies

Trump promises a lot of deregulation, a lot of infrastructure building, jobs, economic growth, and, he's an experienced developer... so how do you think his presidency will impact our profession? Will we see more projects coming in? Less red tape?…Continue

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Started by ida in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Craig Richmond, RLA on Wednesday.

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