We read A Clearing in the Distance for a class on the History of the Park Movement: from Central Park to the Santa Monica Mtns. A friend who is a journalist also recommended it. It IS interesting to find out about the designers' lives. If you visit Yosemite one of the visitor centers has a John Muir sketchbook. His life was interesting too. Thanks for the compliment on my sketches!
Hey Jay. Things are good and I'm busier than ever since I started working here. I see that you are in Nashville. Looks like you are doing well and you've got some good work on your page. Keep up the sketching, your work looks great. Drop by if and when you are in the area. Go Dogs!
Thanks, Jay. I like the way you described my works, ha ha.
By the way, you are in Tennessee? We did a project in Chattanooga, when I worked for George Hargreaves.
You may check it out. I've never seen the completed project though (came back to Thailand before it was done)....
Sounds very familiar Jay. I would probably follow the MBA route, but keep dabbling in the Sustainability realm. Take additional classes, if available, in areas that support your other passion. That would only help.
With regard to the management, teaching, etc, that will follow in due course. Do not rush things, trust me, it will drop in your lap sooner than expected. Enjoy every level of professionalism, soak in as much knowledge and experience as possible. It is unbelieveable how many small things resurface throughout your career. I mean, the smallest things.
So enjoy, absorb and be prepared to responsibly pass on your experience, knowledge and expertise to the next generation. Believe it or not, you will get more satisfaction from seeing a younger prospect further advance your initial goals or directives that you help guide or assist in paving their path.
It's incredible dude! Let me know if there s anything else I can assist with.
Throughout history—with the exception of the great Olmsted, of course—it seems that landscape architects seldom find their way into the design spotlight. Lurking in the shadows of a project's sources, the portion of folks…