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Added by Jihyun Kim on September 3, 2008 at 1:00am —
Matt Landis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Kentucky and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). His studies have helped shape his thinking and develop his skills, but his education has not stopped. "I have always thought of my past jobs as part of my education," he says.… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on September 2, 2008 at 6:00pm —
So I've tried blogs before... they didn't last but will try once again.
I guess I will use this to track my last semester as an undergrad at Purdue. (December 21st can't get here soon enough!!)
My first week back at Purdue is down and along with just trying to get used to my new schedule, I seem to be unable to function on campus anymore either. For those of you not familiar with the Purdue program, for your 4th year in the program, you take a year off school to co-op at a… Continue
Added by Bel St.John, ASLA, LEED AP on August 30, 2008 at 1:50pm —
is an award winning landscape designer out of Novato, California. Her "circuitous path" through education lead her on a journey where she, "hybridized her studies from The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, The California College of Arts and Crafts and The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University into a career that embraces landscape design as a sculptural art form." Her designs are bold, her sense of humor keen. Read the e-interview I had with her… Continue
Added by Andrew Spiering on August 29, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Finally after two and a half whole months of 40+ hr weeks!!! Ugh..(picking up the sarcasm?)
But really, I'm ready to get back to school Tuesday for my fifth and final year at CSU...hopefully. Took a day off to register for classes today (yes, a little late). It was nice to get out in the sun and jump through all the financial aid hoops CSU requires. But I've reached the home stretch.
Added by nca777 on August 21, 2008 at 3:01pm —
Yesterday I briefed a small team on tasks related to my 2 new residential landscape jobs, need to focus on the main entry points for now to get the sense of arrival sorted. I then asked an assistant to refine 4 villa garden design prototypes for sending to the UK office for comment and booked up my flights to Bahrain on Saturday.
I have to be honest, my carbon footprint must be shocking due to business travel by air. I don't have a car and normally cycle to work but the recent… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on August 18, 2008 at 4:47pm —
So - this is my first ever blog. Thought I'd try my hand at it. A colleague shared this link with me today, and I thought it was too cool not to write about.
Really cool playground equipment from a Dutch design group. I want to talk one of my clients into installing a 'wall-holla' in a park. I showed it to my son and now he insists that we need one for our neighborhood park.
Added by Renee Erez on August 15, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Phew...by Thursday evening I had only wrapped up my final responses and revised proposal for the Suzhou Industrial Park project following a rigorous tender board interview in the morning. It was 8:30pm and I still needed to get through 21 emails, and draw up 2 master plans (sketch presentation) for a meeting on Friday. It was a late night and by 2:30am under dimming lights I'd pretty much achieved what I wanted for the drawing.
Friday morning I was driven and motivated to clear my… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on August 15, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Blimey the week passed quick! I was blogging away and suddenly a swift week slipped by. I had another meeting in Shanghai this Monday with another development company who were very interested in our recent residential landscape project for Vanke. Yes you guessed it they needed to see what we could do (ideas etc..) before they can formally invite us to carry out work. I am not new to this...Beijing Blindness was a foolish belief from internal colleagues that the lead was a genuine opportunity, I… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on August 11, 2008 at 8:20pm —
Exhibition/ performance by Sarah Foque
11-17th of August
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh.
Coffee chat deals with the spatial politics of a transitory space. A café has an ever changing occupancy; its non-physical spatial boundaries are therefore in constant flux. The work aims to pick up on these constant changing spatial arrangements and to visualise the movements through and usage of space through the abstract language of coloured lines. By this… Continue
Added by Sarah Foque on August 11, 2008 at 12:30am —
Creating albums is an easy way to organize your images. It will also allow your work to be featured on the Lounge for everyone to see! You can get more exposure and receive more feedback on your work...
It's easy to create an album of your work!
- Sign into Land8Lounge.
- Go to the "Gallery" link under the Library Tab and click "My Albums." (located at the top of the…
Added by Andrew Spiering on August 8, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Last Friday our office received a cold call from a real estate developer in Beijing asking to find out more about what we do and if we were interested in doing the landscape design for an urban streetscape. I pulled together a presentation and flew up to Beijing on Monday morning. Checked out the fantastic new International Airport, jumped on the airport express train and walked to the clients office. Had a healthy chicken and rocket ciabatta sandwich a kiwi power smoothie and then went up to… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on August 6, 2008 at 4:50pm —
What a day!! I had about 2 hours this morning to pull together some company profile information and project description sheets of landscape works related to urban highways and form the outline of a fee proposal. Had to get that sent off to a 'cold call' client from Gu'an near Beijing. (Cleared), Then had a meeting with our CEO who announced I've been promoted to an Associate Director (Nice one). Then had to phone real estate giants Vanke to apologize for being half an hour late to a design team… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on August 1, 2008 at 6:13am —
Topos included a news story about Land8Lounge in their latest newsletter. Thanks for helping spread the word!
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History of Topos
The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design was founded in 1992 as… Continue
Added by Land8 on July 31, 2008 at 12:58pm —
I came across this article
titled, "10 Habits that Bosses Love."
It lists 10 habits that get you on the "boss's A-List". It is geared more to the office/cubicle environment but still is applicable in our work. I have got one of them down... only nine more to go!
Added by Andrew Spiering on July 30, 2008 at 1:30pm —
I met a British Architect today for dinner, who told me a very long story about how he is now in a difficult situation and looking for a 'right hand man' to handle a massive master planning role in Shanghai!! He is dealing directly with the Major, government and developers and is basically the 'judge' after winning a competition some years ago to transform about 8km of the Huangpu River (on the Bund side - Puxi) near the 2010 Expo site. He needs a Chinese-English bilingual planner in a local… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on July 30, 2008 at 8:56am —
Added a few photos and movies to land8lounge today, the movies are mainly from 2007...what the hell have I been doing this year?! I ought to get back to making some new ones.
it is very windy today in Shanghai - a welcome change.
Events of the Day:
Finalising Staff Appraisal Forms / Recommendations
Submitting a revised proposal for a Science and Technology Park in Suzhou (again)!
Chasing some old clients to confirm the status of their potential… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on July 29, 2008 at 7:25am —
Just thought I'd start something on my blog. Nothing much to say right now except how hot and humid it is in Shanghai. better that being in Bahrian though where our landscape team are currently working on the landscape master plan for a championship golf course at Durrat Al Bahrian.
It is not a project I am particularly proud of, I'd much rather be designing wetland parks or restoring rivers. having to create artificial lakes and golf… Continue
Added by Lee Parks on July 28, 2008 at 7:24am —
Just a quick note to say that I am in Hawaii for the week and am enjoying the tropical plant material, the sun, and the warm water! It is very different than the cold climate of Northern California...
I have learned a few new plants (Common Names):
Hong Kong Orchid
Monkey Pod Tree
I will upload some pictures soon...
Added by Andrew Spiering on July 21, 2008 at 10:58am —
land8lounge passes the 1000 member mark.
It is hard to believe that what was just an idea a little over 4 months ago has become a uniting of more than 1000 individuals from all over the world. I would like to thank Andrew for taking that idea and making it a reality and furthermore for letting me become part of the team to help develop this site and watch it grow.
I also want to thank all of the members who have helped promote the site and who have so willingly shared… Continue
Added by Kevin J. Gaughan on July 20, 2008 at 11:05am —