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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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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.

TIP I

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,…

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I am curious how many LA's pay for the ASLA membership dues.  I am trying to justify the cost.   Also does anyone know if you can write off the dues?Thanks,Continue

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Started by Ben Holmes in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner 13 hours ago.

LandworksCAD Lt or Pro versus Vectorworks Landmark 15 Replies

I'd like to hear what people have to say about these two drafting programs.  If one better than the other?  I'm getting ready to purchase, and I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go.  I haven't been able to find reviews that are prompted by…Continue

Started by Kathy Robert in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA on Thursday.

Need help deciding which college for undergrad? 5 Replies

Hi, I'm currently a high school senior and am deciding whether to go to UC Berkeley or Cal Poly SLO for landscape architecture. From my understanding, it would take fewer years to get a professional degree and license at SLO, and for Berkeley, since…Continue

Started by Audrey in EDUCATION. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner on Wednesday.

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