Andrew Spiering's Blog – October 2008 Archive (7)

A Tribute to Chrisy Hardy - Talented, Passionate, Adventurous

“I am an avid skier, runner, hiker and mountain biker who likes to be a landscape architect on the side. My reason for living is to exist outside on the slope, the trail or at the park.”

Chrisy Hardy passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 21, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. Chrisy was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to Colorado where she received a Bachelors of Science in… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 27, 2008 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Get your Sketch on...

In late 2007, Andrew O'Neil asked himself, “What if there were better ways for landscape designers and architects who struggle artistically to produce great graphics digitally?” Out of this question Graphic sketchbook was born. O'Neil has created an awesome resource for graphic gurus and beginners alike. Graphic Sketchbook is the largest community on the internet dedicated… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Economic Slowdown Impacts Landscape Architects, Survey Shows

Local, State Governments Most Effective in Championing Sustainable Solutions


Washington, DC - October 6, 2008 - Less than half of landscape architecture offices responding were busier than usual last quarter, and only a quarter of firms plan to hire in the short term as the economic turmoil begins to be felt across the profession, according… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 17, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

Government Minister Calls for Improvement in Planning and Design of Britain's Towns and Cities

Great Britain - 9 October 2008 - Government Minister Iain Wright MP today called for an improvement in the planning and design of Britain’s towns and cites and stressed the importance of good quality public space.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government said good design influenced people’s opportunities and aspirations but that it currently remained “an exception rather than the norm.”

Speaking at the… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 17, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

Congratulations to Dean Hill, ASLA

Landscape and Green Expert, Dean Hill, ASLA, Certified Green Professional (CGP), To Be Featured In Fall Issues of National Publications.

Indianapolis , IN, (September 8, 2008)- Indianapolis based landscape and residential green guru, Dean Hill, will be featured in upcoming issues of 5 national magazines. Beginning in October, Dean will be featured in Landscape Architecture, Martha Stewart Living, Innovative Home,… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 2, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Schedule of Events: LI Conference - Housing Land Use, & Community

9 October 2008 - Day 1 Programme highlights

Hungry City - How Food Shapes Our Lives - Carolyn Steel, Director, Cullum and Nightingale Architects

Cities cover just 2% of the world’s surface but consume 75% of the world’s resources. One third of the world’s grain harvest is fed to livestock, and meat production is set to double buy 2050. Carolyn Steel, lecturer and author of Hungry City looks at the crucial relationship between food and cities and asks what is… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 2, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Vectorworks Landmark Updates the 2009 Plant Database with Monrovia Plants

Columbia, Maryland (October 1, 2008)- Nemetschek North America is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Monrovia, the leading grower of premium ornamental plants, to enhance the plant database in Vectorworks® Landmark 2009. This long-awaited addition has more than doubled the number of plants in the Vectorworks plant database as well as improved the geographic coverage of plants in regions such as Florida and California.

"We are excited to offer this new comprehensive plant… Continue

Added by Andrew Spiering on October 1, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments



Durability of Bamboo Decking 3 Replies

Does anybody know anything about using bamboo decking in humid weather, like Hong Kong and the durability of bamboo when exposed to the elements? Thank you.Continue

Started by Juliana Tan in GENERAL DISCUSSION. Last reply by Juliana Tan yesterday.

This is why cities can’t grow all their own food 2 Replies

If every homeowner in Seattle ripped up their lawn and replaced it with edible plants, the resulting crop production would be enough to feed just one percent of the city’s residents, according to a new study by researchers at the University of…Continue

Started by Rob Halpern in SUSTAINABILITY & DESIGN. Last reply by Dave McCorquodale Apr 27.

CLARB LARE Scoring 15 Replies

Anyone else think it is ridiculous that it takes 4-6 weeks for CLARB to score a completely digital exam? Stupid.Continue

Started by nca in PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. Last reply by Brad Alexander Apr 26.

Alternates to AutoCAD....Vectorworks? 20 Replies

Fellow LA's  I have a question for you all.   I'm sure this probably has been asked already but only had a few minutes online and figured this might be quicker then searching.  I'm looking for a good alternative to AutoCAD.  We use A.C. 2016 in our…Continue

Tags: AutoC, Vectrworks, AutoCAD

Started by Anthony Parziale in TECHNOLOGY. Last reply by John Apr 26.


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