Adam Trujillo

  • Yeah, I’m going to definately look into local quarries that our office can specify stone from.
    However, I did look up Vulcan and they do a lot of aggregate extraction here around LA and it’s pretty bad. There is a whole website and community uproar about their company.

    So I guess this really comes down to what Jason…[Read more]

  • I’m just struggling finding a sustainable product that has the aesthetic qualities of stone. The issue is that the process of quarring stone is very environmentally devastating and energy intensive. So what material do we specify as designers that don’t have such a dramatic impact on the environment. I’m looking for alternatives that are truely…[Read more]

  • Well, I was going to do a small consulting side job (planting and irrigation design) and when I emailed the client and told them my rate was $50 an hour they never contacted me again…. haha. Maybe they just felt like it was so small they could design it themselves with some help from or something?

  • It’s well worth the bus ride to go to see Villa D’Este in Tivoli. It was my favorite thing about visting Rome. I actually forget how long the bus ride is. Maybe 30-45 min? Can’t really remember. But it was worth it! Loved the garden and the fountains. I think you kids are going probably going to have a lot a fun here too because of all the water…[Read more]

  • I’m on the fence about it. There is definitely a difference between international and domestic projects. As Boilerplater kind of got into above. I appreciate that ASLA has reached out internationally and I think it is really important that they do. It just seems like it’s a little bit tougher for the domestic projects to compete. Though this is…[Read more]

  • If you are looking for something off the beaten path then the Las Vegas Wash is a great place to do some outdoor hiking (granted if its not too hot) The Las Vegas Wash has been degrading for over the past 20 years because of the intense amount of development. However, the Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee has been making amazing efforts to…[Read more]

  • I would say the first thing to consider whenever working within the urban fabric is context. You can throw all the amenities and structures you want into the space however, if there is no context the project and design will fail. Look at the surrounding areas and study the site. Look at pedestrian traffic patterns, vehicular traffic patterns,…[Read more]

  • You might want to check out a few of these. Some of the subscriptions are pretty pricey but a lot of them give student discounts. You can also find some of them out on amazon for pretty decent prices. Check them out. They helped me and helped me understand landscape architecture a little bit more while I was going to school.

    Praxis http://www.prax…[Read more]

  • Nick,
    I would highly suggest it. It was nice just using my studio time to do this. and they aren’t that big. I just used 11×17 scrap cardboard and glued down my base perspective image that i made from sketch up and started gluing (water down, but not too watered down) trace paper to be able to draw over and paint over when it dried. go check out…[Read more]

  • I have a lot of different techniques. Some purely digital while others are purely hand drawn and painted, what me and my mentor, Andy Wilcox who teaches at CSU Pomona’s LA Dept., like to call built images. We call it this because the image is created by having several layers of trace paper, glue, paint, collaged images, pencil, wax pencil and…[Read more]

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