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,…Continue
Added by Stephanie Marino on October 27, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
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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,…Continue
Added by Nicholas Buesking on October 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
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? …
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…Continue
Added by Lisa Horne on August 23, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments
For over a thousand years, we have been creating maps. As children we are fascinated by…Continue
Added by Cameron R. Rodman on August 15, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on August 4, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
“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…Continue
Added by Jonathon Geels on July 7, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Benjamin Boyd on July 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cameron R. Rodman on June 23, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Whether they are called breezeblocks, screen blocks, cinder blocks, textile blocks or even Besser blocks (here in Australia) the hollow concrete block has long been a popular construction material for both architecture and landscape.Continue
Added by Jason Davidson on June 15, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is transforming working practices across the built environment sector, as clients, professionals, contractors and manufacturers throughout the supply chain grasp the opportunities that BIM…Continue
Added by Paul Lincoln on June 15, 2016 at 8:20am — No Comments
Sketchup for Site Design: A Guide to Modeling Site Plans, Terrain, and Architecture is the follow-up to Daniel Tal's 2009 edition of the same name. Since then, the environment of Sketchup hasn't changed dramatically,…Continue
Added by Benjamin Boyd on June 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Landscape architects are stereotyped as working in the “wild” end of the AEC industry. Plant material, soils, hydrology, and other natural systems appear to be imprecise (if viewed from the wrong perspective), therefore, other design professionals infer that landscape…Continue
Added by Nathan Qualls on June 8, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments
Company culture is a hotter-than-ever term. A business needs it. Recruiters flaunt it. Employees desire it. But what is corporate or company culture, truly? Why is it trending now? Most importantly, why should you care about it when you’re looking for a job?
You may have heard of organizational culture during a high school or college business class. It’s a…Continue
Added by Design Workshop Human Resources on June 8, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
I have recently taken the opportunity to take a critical look at Vectorworks, one of the many drafting programs on the design/engineering market. Fellow Land8 writer Benjamin Boyd covered the…Continue
It should come as no surprise that we want to ensure our family and friends are protected against harm whilst at our homes. If you have a swimming pool on your property, it is important to ensure that it has been properly fenced in and covered when not in use to ensure adequate protection. In this article,…Continue
Added by Chris Rhodes on May 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments