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Creativity and Constraints

Remarkable Objects, hosted by Leda Marritz, Creative Director at DeepRoot, is a new podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design. In each episode, we will hear from leaders and innovators whose work aims to influence the way we think about, design,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on November 22, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Higher Stakes

Landscape architects are skilled facilitators, listeners and translators of diverse information into meaningful action. Are we good at adaptation? The dynamic conditions that we preach about in nature also apply to our social world. Certainly, dynamic conditions revealed themselves last week with our national election. Can we adapt to the information that’s been revealed? We are proud stewards of land and…

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Added by Debra Guenther on November 18, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Recap: ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting and EXPO

New Orleans is one of the few distinctly diverse places in the United States where there exists a rich sense of place. From a history rooted deeply in its multi-cultural backgrounds derived from French, Spanish, Haitian, African, German, and Irish peoples. This bouillabaisse, of sorts, has come together over the past few centuries to become a place that many people love to call home…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on November 17, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hacking the City: From Pavement to Parks

Remarkable Objects, hosted by Leda Marritz, Creative Director at DeepRoot, is a new podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design. In each episode, we will hear from leaders and innovators whose work aims to influence the way we think…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on November 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

6 Benefits Of Commercial Landscaping For Your Business

Who doesn’t love to have attractive and uniquely designed outdoor space for business? However, nowadays, commercial landscaping is  the new trend and they are making the area look all the more pretty. Yes, with a good commercial maintenance, a better working environment is ensured for employees and this in turn increases the clients seeking the services. There are various ways to…

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Added by Leroy Campbell on November 6, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies

"To engage with potential digital technologies is to understand a new language, new workflows, design processes and theory." …

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Added by Benjamin Boyd on October 30, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Green and Complete: The Street Design Paradigm

Remarkable Objects, hosted by Leda Marritz, Creative Director at DeepRoot, is a new podcast about the intersection of nature and urban design. In each episode, we will hear from leaders and innovators whose work aims to influence the way we think about, design, and build the urban environment.

In Episode 2,…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on October 27, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Quantifying the Landscape with the Landscape Performance Series

Hooked on podcasts? So am I. Unfortunately, I have struggled to find a podcast related to my profession and passion: urban design. Thankfully, DeepRoot has stepped in and created Remarkable Objects.

Remarkable Objects, hosted…

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Added by Stephanie Marino on October 12, 2016 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

Software Review: Vectorworks

In one of my previous posts, I took a look at the promise of Vectorworks software for landscape architecture. I was impressed by the host of features the software has to offer through its multiple platforms: basic 2D/3D modeling with Fundamentals,…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on October 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Nail Your Interview at Your Dream Company

After nearly six years as an HR professional, and three years spent exclusively in recruiting, I have a golden line that I’d like to share with you about interviewing. 



Interviewing is much more of an art than a science.



What, you say? How on earth could it be an art? Aren’t companies looking for the perfectly rehearsed answers? …



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Added by Design Workshop Human Resources on August 31, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

5 More Recommended Reads for the Summer

School is starting again. In the next few weeks, the hum of professional networking events will return and clients and fellow consultants will be back in town. But there is still a little time left to fit in one or two more summer reads. Following up from my previous article…

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Added by Lisa Horne on August 23, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Killin' It Like A GIS Pro...Landscape Architecture Style.

Curating Change in the National Parks - Rodman

For over a thousand years, we have been creating maps. As children we are fascinated by…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on August 15, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Welcome Profusion: Social Justice Discussion and Action

At the 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting in Denver, a group of landscape architecture practitioners and academics convened a rousing panel entitled …

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Added by Allyson Mendenhall on August 7, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

6 Backyard Ideas for a Perfect Landscape

Having a backyard is a true blessing for every home owner. Having a nice small outdoor space just for yourself is something many people don't achieve their whole lives. And if they do, they rarely appreciate it completely. These spaces are often neglected, overgrown with weeds and full of dangers. But if you decide to take…

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Added by Jane Wilson on August 4, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

Five Recommended Reads for the Summer

It’s summer and that can mean a slowing down of creative interchanges in the classroom or at local professional events. Sometimes Dallas and other cities across the US seem to be in a kind of lull with the summer heat and the lessened activity compared to spring and fall.

A stack of lighter books on hand will help keep that creative spark alive into the fall.…

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Added by Lisa Horne on July 15, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Emerald Ash Borer Found in New Host

Since 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer has spread across the United States, wreaking havoc on Ash trees. It has destroyed a significant amount of urban canopy, and the need for removal and replacement has placed economic pressures on many municipalities. Efforts to contain the pest have slowed but not stopped its spread. The saving grace has been that the Emerald Ash Borer has seemed…

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Added by Nicholas Buesking on July 13, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Necessity of Advocacy: Discussing the Politics of Landscape Architecture

When people think about what influences elected officials, nine times out of ten their first thought is money… Clearly, skepticism reigns supreme when it comes to our views of how to influence a policymaker.” - Stephanie…

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Added by Jonathon Geels on July 7, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Waldheim and Desimini's Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Most people's interaction with maps is on their phone these days and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. However, the landscape architect knows that mapping is one of the keys to both speculative design and its…

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Added by Benjamin Boyd on July 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cities of the Future Need a New, More Collaborative Approach to Placemaking

Designers Must Develop These Five Areas of Expertise to Stay Relevant and Make Lasting Change

By Carmine Russo Jr  |  Associate/Urban Designer/Landscape Architect, NBBJ

In my career, I have watched many design professionals play a passive role in city making, providing incremental change without influencing the greater context. This needs to change. Particularly in…

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Added by Carmine Russo Jr on June 28, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

The Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future is over. Landscape architects have returned home all over the country and all over the world. Over 715 landscape architects convened on…

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Added by Cameron R. Rodman on June 23, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Shipped out a stunning set of these to a customer today. We love how our Oil Rubbed Bronze finish came out on these. We use a high quality eletroplating pocess to finish our water features. If you are looking to add some pizazz to your landscape,…Continue

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Started by Shawn Fludd in GENERAL DISCUSSION 9 hours ago.

L.A.'s who seek licensure in CA but don't qualify? 3 Replies

California is considering updating their reciprocity qualifications.  there are a number of us who are licensed in another state that had softer qualifications (experience or unrelated degrees) to sit for the LARE.  However, even though we have…Continue

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Started by Jon Pride in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Andrew Garulay, RLA 14 hours ago.

Getting Employed 30 Replies

Hi. My name is Shawn. I've been through the whole catch-22 experience loop for far too long (since 2009) and I really need to figure something out. Anybody have any thoughts on what I need to do to get employed by a design/drafting office? I know…Continue

Started by Shawn Boyd in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Tosh K 19 hours ago.

Editorial: Eligibility requirements for State Landscape Architect Licenses 10 Replies

June 28, 2015Dear Land8 Members:ANY LAND8 member should feel free to add their own comments here.EDITORIAL:  It's my opinion......that EVERY student who earns a Landscape Architecture Degree. (4 yr., 5 yr. or Masters in Landscape Architectures)…Continue

Started by J. Robert Wainner in STORY BOARD. Last reply by Chris M on Tuesday.

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