Tosh K
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Trophy Gardens eh?
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Trophy Gardens - NYTimes$3k saplings $350k/acre meadows?I guess it's nice to get…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trace One May 13, 2014.

food (or lack there of) for thought
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Goustan BODIN Jan 31, 2014.

 

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Tosh K replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"I'd say take a look around and see if you can find the disk version of an older AutoCAD (even back to 2012) - while some things have remarkably improved in recent versions, the basic command set for putting a drawing set together hasn't…"
Dec 2, 2016
Tosh K replied to J. Robert Wainner's discussion 'LAND 8 JOBS BOARD'
"Some of it is influenced by where the applicant is in their life.  In the big cities there is a lot to do (often for free): lectures, gallery openings, vendor parties, etc.  In NYC, it seems the younger folks all go out, and are less…"
Sep 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to Colter Sonneville's discussion 'Project Manager Training?'
"In small offices you're forced into it; larger ones may send you through a program (PSMJ a consulting firm offered one).  Yes, engineering/architecture PMing is all the same - I'd say engineers tend to have a smoother process as they…"
Sep 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"2nd Andrew's recommendation - I learned AutoCAD on the job in a city engineering department.  Alternatively maybe with a contractor (shop drawings)."
Sep 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to Gaelle Gourmelon's discussion 'What do you wish you'd asked when choosing an LA school?'
"I chose my program based on: student work, where alumni worked after graduating, dedicated teaching faculty, the pedagogy of the school, and the studio culture when I visited, faculty recommendation (from the architecture faculty in…"
Aug 19, 2016
Tosh K commented on Nicholas Buesking's blog post 'Emerald Ash Borer Found in New Host'
"Oh no.  This is terrible."
Jul 18, 2016
Tosh K replied to Sara Shirley's discussion 'Pattern Books for Rezoning'
"Are you looking for those graphic zoning books that were quite popular in the 90s and 00s down in FL? The kind produced for Celebration, Seaside, WaterColor, etc or parts of Charleston?  I know it's been central to the push for NU…"
Jul 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to nca's discussion 'CLARB LARE Scoring'
"Turnaround in exam has partially to do with them analyzing the 'tryout questions' - the small body of volunteers available to write and review exam questions makes it difficult for rapid turnaround.  I'm assuming you're…"
Jun 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to nguyenduylam's discussion 'LANDSCAPE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST'
"Some of Shlomo Aronson's monographs include historical landscape references (Israel)."
Jun 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"not around fire, but the recycled rubber surfaces are pretty nice - you can also use the gravel ones too (I would think the urethane binder is flammable thought)"
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Leah Arnason's discussion 'Accessible Surface Materials'
"stone dust and oyster shells?"
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Madeline's discussion 'Working Abroad: Entry level Landscape Architecture...Where do I start??'
"work for places that will give you a good work/life balance - I know too many people that traveled for work or worked in foreign places only to find that they only worked.  As with all jobs, have a great presentation ready (portfolio, resume,…"
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Jo's discussion 'Let me rephrase...How many of you are successful LAs with an MLA, but no BLA?'
"US, but engineering and history undergrad.  I find it helpful to have a different background."
Apr 11, 2016
Tosh K replied to Amer Skrobo's discussion 'Method for analyze competencies for students that have graduate as a Landscape architect or Horticulturist'
"Not sure what you're looking for - it's nearly impossible to do a universal assessment.  Even license exams aren't that thorough.  You'd be asking to test: horticulture knowledge, grading, drainage, materials,…"
Apr 5, 2016
Tosh K replied to Rachel Fay's discussion 'How architecture can reduce commuting ?'
"It mostly has to do with planning and zoning along with economics: where can people find work and where do they want to live.  Quite often employment is concentrated together: offices and related service industry tend to stay together for…"
Apr 5, 2016
Tosh K replied to Yushan Chen's discussion 'MLA - RISD or Cornell?'
"I can't give you an insider view, but the outside view in is Cornell has a good theory foundation and is horticulturally sound (being in the ag school?) and RISD very artsy (less nuts and bolts which can be a deterrent for some firms that are…"
Mar 28, 2016

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Washington University in St. Louis
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Towers|Golde
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http://www.towersgolde.com
Personal Website:
http://www.asla.org/awards/2007/studentawards/381.html
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Kongjian Yu
Peter Latz
Frederick Law Olmsted
Adrian Geuze
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Soccer, wood working (not any good at it yet), gardening, stonework (dry stack walls)

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At 12:20am on June 19, 2013, J. Robert Wainner said…

Dear Tosh;

Hey....you're absolutely CORRECT.  There really are a variety of "methods" that can be used to produce Landscape Architectural Drawings....other than just via "hand drawings'.  In pretty much EVERY LA firm, every LA staff member needs to know a number of computer software programs.....autoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, etc.  And, I know too, that you can "blend" some of these software programs with hand graphics or color markers...and get some really great results.

I wish to offer you a VERY SINCERE APOLOGY for my attitude...you didn't deserve it.  You were only expressing "your opinion" and you have every right.  I guess I've just been "overdosing" all my life on the value of "hand drawing" skills...never had the time to make the transition from hand drawings to ANY computer software programs - though, I wish I had.  If I land a major project in the near future, I'm going to have to hire a young LA (who has autoCAD skills) to do the production drawings for me....since I'm freelance and have no employees.

Thanks for ALL of the time you contributed to the discussion.  I think it's GREAT to have as many points of view on these discussions as possible.

I wish you only the very BEST with your LA career.....I think you are really going to enjoy Landscape Architecture....I certainly have!

Take Care!

Very Respectfully Yours,

Bob

 
 
 

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