"What I'm seeing: Brexit has caused screeching halts across architecture firms in Britain, seems like we're taking similar approaches in doing international business; firms are bracing to lose H1B workers, younger US workers seem to be…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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,…"
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!
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