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Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??
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Hi, Guys, I just started my first full-time LA job in a civil engineering firm two months ago. I am in the landscape architecture department. BUT I feel what we've done is not very design-oriented.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner May 14.

is LEED an important certificate for a landscape architect?

Hi, I am still in my study in landscape architecture. We have some lectures and courses in LEED certificate and sustainable building, it seems to take a great deal of effort and time to get LEED, I…Continue

Started Sep 21, 2013

What skills do landscape architecture firms need?
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Hi, GuysI am starting my academic landscape architecture in university. Since I always found a gap between theory I learned from the class and the practical skills needed in jobs, I want to ask, as a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trace One Aug 13, 2013.

Anybody knows the MLA Program in Virginia Tech?

Hi, everyone. I have read the hot post in this forum about the prospect of LA, it seems not optimistic. I am a little worried about my future as an international student ready for entering the 3 -…Continue

Tags: Tech, Virginia, MLA

Started Apr 6, 2013

 

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J. Robert Wainner replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Andrew; I tend to agree with you.....that working with smaller CE Firms is easier and less complex than working with the "large" CE Firms....and I've worked with both many times. Not sure why, but the CEs in smaller firms do listen to…"
May 14
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"There is diversity between CE offices and diversity within CE offices just as there is with LAs. My geographic area has the majority of its CE work done by small firms working on residential site planning and small commercial projects (under…"
May 13
John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"I can totally understand it. I don't disrespect CE's that design bridges and superhighways, but they can't tell me can't design a gd sidewalk, trail or a parking lot."
May 12
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Sometimes I can't understand the over sensitivity of our profession. We disrespect every other profession and then bitch that they don't respect us."
May 12
John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"The CE superiority thing is true. I've had transportation CE's challenge my ability to lay out a sidewalk for crying out loud because that is in the domain of transportation design. Same with trails and parking lots. There are just not…"
May 12
John Hotto replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"I wish there was more opportunity out there for landscape architects, but the reality is that the competition is really intense. It's a good design practice; we make environments more natural and green as opposed to the stark reality of…"
May 12
J. Robert Wainner replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"You're quite welcome! Looks like to me you have a pretty good grasp of things, where you are now in your LA career. You know, probably better than I do, there are some FANTASTIC LA firms in Southeast Asia. Back in 2005, I had contacted Belt…"
May 10
TTY replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Hi, Robert,  Thank you so much for your long and detailed letter. I really appreciate your suggestions! You know as young professionals as I am, we do not quite know what happens in the real profession. The school life is totally different from…"
May 10
TTY replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Hi, Andrew,  Thank you so much for your reply! I feel I could learn a lot of practical knowledge in CE firm. They tend to be very realistic about the design. I feel it is one way to solve the real problem for clients, I know some clients just…"
May 10
TTY replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Hi, Robert,  Thank you so much for your sharing! It is quite inspiring. Everyone has the different path toward different directions. I like the projects that LandDesign created . As far as I know, LandDesign Firm has its own engineering…"
May 10
J. Robert Wainner replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Andrew; I don't disagree with you that "some" experience working in a CE firm is beneficial to an LA....but, my point is.....you don't want to be there longer than you have to be.  Being in an LA firm (and surrounded by…"
May 7
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
".... of course you will want and need to work for an LA at some point. My point is that there is a lot to learn WHILE you are in that CE office. Not the least of which is a peak behind the curtain of what others need from LAs and what they actually…"
May 7
J. Robert Wainner replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Hello Tianyi; No disrespect intended here in no way.....but, it's been my experience over the years, that the BEST LAs are working for "Landscape Architecture" Firms.....not for "Civil Engineering" Firms. Many CE firms tend…"
May 6
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"I worked in two small civil engineering offices for 6 years each (total 12). I did more civil engineering staff work than I did landscape architecture. Very often I had to put the work of other LAs into our civil plans. Most of the time we would…"
May 4
Robert Anderson replied to TTY's discussion 'Start first LA job with Civil Engineering Firm and Career Path Suggestion??'
"Tianyi, You have entered into a profession that the majority of us didn't get the juicy job at the high and powerful pure Landscape Architecture Studio. A good many of us started out just like you and had to work for, in some cases years,…"
May 4
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is LEED an important certificate for a landscape architect?

Hi, I am still in my study in landscape architecture. We have some lectures and courses in LEED certificate and sustainable building, it seems to take a great deal of effort and time to get LEED, I am not sure if it worth that and if I really need it.  will it be much more competitive if you get a LEED certificate when pursuing a job in America?Thank you~See More
Sep 21, 2013

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