William J. Blount
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Is it worth waiting for?
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Ok, I know the title is a little weird so let me explain.  I graduated with my LA degree about 4 years ago, and despite my best efforts I still have yet to be hired into a company where I can use my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Clemson Jan 17, 2016.

Painting pavement for raised garden beds?
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Hi All,  I'm doing some pro-bono work for a local church that is trying to turn part of their parking lot into a community garden.  They do not want to remove the pavement, and plan on doing the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh K Apr 16, 2015.

Can a professional LA or HR person look over my stuff.
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Hello all,  I'm hoping someone (or a couple of people would be better) can look over my Resume, cover letter, portfolio...  I have to honestly admit I'm a little confused.  I graduated with honors in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William J. Blount Jun 24, 2012.

what is/are the best programs in the industry?
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Let me give a little background on my questions to start.  I am currently in school, and we are only taught autocad and GIS, we are expected to learn sketchup and photoshop on our own.  However a few…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark L Miller Jan 23, 2011.

 

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Brandon Clemson replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"No, it is not worth waiting for. If you want to make enough money to buy a house and support a family, you need to cut your losses and take the position in your family's company. Harsh words, but it sounds like you've already come to this…"
Jan 17, 2016
Tosh K replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"As others have pointed out, a lot has to do with positioning.  I had a similar job while in grad school, mostly CAD jockey, but I got work on planting plans were I managed to get some freedom to design mostly based on understanding what…"
Jan 15, 2016
William J. Blount replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"Thanks for the wise words everyone.  While many of the kids I went to school with walked out of school and into some of the top firms in New England, its nice to hear that is not the normal story, and many took a much more journeyed trip into…"
Jan 11, 2016
Glenn Arthur replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"Hi William, Great advice from Robert Anderson and Andrew Garulay.   If you have the passion, your designs will come from your skills, your training and from your heart.  A future employer will pickup on your passion and your ability to…"
Jan 11, 2016
Mai Swanson replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"Hello.  We are a full service landscape company in Winter Park, FL looking for a qualified Landscape Architect.  Please send your resume to:  mai@signaturelandscapecontractors.com if you have interest. Thank you"
Jan 11, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"I graduated in '97 at 35 and had just started a family in Idaho. I moved back to Massachusetts 2 years later when I really started looking for work. I was in the same boat as you in that I was not getting hired by anyone and wound up drafting…"
Jan 7, 2016
Chris Barker replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"Hi Will, I was (am) in your same shoes.  I graduated with my degree at 28 and am now 32.  I too have been on the fence about the industry at times since finding jobs is very difficult without the usual 3-5 years experience.  I started…"
Jan 6, 2016
William J. Blount replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Is it worth waiting for?'
"Thanks for the insight.  I do love living in AK, however it does severely limit my job prospects.  I may have to reconsider where I call home. Although moving makes me a little leery as well, only because I have already moved twice for…"
Jan 6, 2016
Tosh K replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Painting pavement for raised garden beds?'
"Another benefit of the chips may be that you can use them in the summer hot months but remove them to take advantage of the heat in spring and fall to extend the growing season.  Over asphalt is fine, and often better in urban environments as…"
Apr 16, 2015
William J. Blount replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Painting pavement for raised garden beds?'
"I'm designing the beds with a 2" gravel base and filter fabric for drainage, and I may also have them drill drain holes on the downhill side of the beds.  I had thought about the glare, and was hoping a matte paint would help…"
Apr 15, 2015
Rob Halpern replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Painting pavement for raised garden beds?'
"How will the raised beds be drained? Painting the asphalt a light color just seems blinding to me and uncomfortable for those in the garden area. Consider laying down wood chips and at the end of the season collecting what remains as compost or…"
Apr 15, 2015
Rick Spalenka replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Painting pavement for raised garden beds?'
"I tried to add text to the photo of those barrack looking buildings.  That was a project I did in Garmish, Germany in 1979 while in the Army.  That building was then the "Russian Institute" where our army prepared people for…"
Apr 14, 2015
Rick Spalenka replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Painting pavement for raised garden beds?'
Apr 14, 2015
William J. Blount replied to Paul Stafford's discussion 'Autodesk Impression - anyone use it?'
"I use Impression fairly regularly.  On a more powerful machine it seems to be more stable, but still glitchy.  I'll have to check out m-color, I hadn't heard of that before, but I've been looking for a more stable platform…"
Mar 23, 2015
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Aug 1, 2012
William J. Blount replied to William J. Blount's discussion 'Can a professional LA or HR person look over my stuff.'
"Thanks to everyone who is offering to help. I have gotten a job since posting this, but I attached my resume and portfolio to the first post just because it still never hurts to have others look over my stuff so that I know for the future. Thanks…"
Jun 24, 2012

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At 5:36am on March 24, 2011, Hugh Ryan said…
Hi. I just want to let you know that I have organised an International Student Design Competition and all details can be seen at www.slant.eu
 
 
 

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Warm greetings!!! I am a student of Landscape Architecture in the Philippines, our thesis is on the process now, our topic is to transform Manila Port (which is an industrial seaport) into a ecological seaport. we want your opinion to this study,…Continue

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