Cody Thurman

  • I have crossed UGA off of my list. After visiting Athens, I just don’t think I would want to live there from three years. At the LSU open house I found out that they normally do not allow deferment. If I am accepted and choose to go there but not granted in-state tuition. I will most likely take a year off and work. I will keep my current job and…[Read more]

  • Sorry I didn’t check this until after I left. I enjoyed my trip down this past weekend and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. The program is top notch and is really ahead of the game. The one complaint I have is that Baton Rouge is not an attractive city to me. The campus is beautiful but I can see myself getting bored easily. I plan on checking out…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the advice James. I’m visiting LSU on friday and I asked to have an interview incase I still have questions for them after the open house.  but I doubt I’ll be able to get any advanced standing. They won’t even offer it to me at UT and our program was meant to be a prep for LA school. So I’ve come to the realization that it’s going to…[Read more]

  • If you don’t mind me asking, did you already get accepted or is this the school that you have your heart set on?
    If you were already accepted, did they allow you to defer a year. I’m really wanting to defer for one year so I can get in state tuition after establishing residency.

  • thank you so much sara and good luck with your endeavors…keep us posted please

  • I will be applying to LSU, FIU, UC-Denver, UWashington, UOregon, and University of New South Wales. I’m not limited geographically luckily. What ever school and city I feel the best connection with will be where I decide to move. If I don’t get in, I will transfer jobs to the city and live there a year or two and apply again.

  • I agree about everyone’s situation being different. There is currently still decent work where I am from however, with impending legislation, a degree in landscape architecture is needed. My degree in landscape design and construction will effectively become useless for those who want to mainly do design.

  • Cody Thurman posted an update in the group Group logo of LA DownunderLA Downunder 10 years, 4 months ago

    Hey guys and gals,
    I’m currently considering moving to Oz to get my MLA and was hoping to get some feedback from current practitioners in Australia about the following masters programs: University of Canberra, RMIT, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, and University of Adelaide. I believe the Univ. NSW masters program is not…[Read more]

  • If you don’t mind me asking Sara, what schools are you applying to?

  • Hi Sara, I’m currently getting applications ready, preparing to take the GRE, and putting together my portfolio. I’m hoping we can get some others to chime in with constructive ideas. I’m going to include both hand drawn plans, CAD drawings, and maybe some sketches. I would keep things consistent throughout your portfolio and I would make sure…[Read more]

  • I left a good book out. Plan graphics for the landscape designer by Tony bertauski. Its actually a relatively cheap book but it’s packed full of info 

  • Another good book is residential landscape architecture ( by booth and hiss) which walks you through the design process but also has sections on color rendering and drawing perspectives from photos. The three listed by Thomas are currently on my coffee on my table and are pretty much standard books for designers/la’s.

  • Touché haha. I was worried I was going to have to keep paying them during grad school if I took that year off. I found out that it would freeze once I reenrolled so I wouldn’t have to make payments during school which is good. I also looked at colorado’s requirements for establishing domicile and it appears that if I meet enough requirements then…[Read more]

  • My one problem is I’m finishing up school now and won’t graduate until may. And if I move after that, I will have to take a year and a half off. Unfortunatley as soon as I take that year and a half off to work, my student loans will begin to accrue interest and I have to start paying them off. If I stay enrolled full time meaning grad school the…[Read more]

  • Well I found out now that I can no longer get instate tuition at lsu or anywhere else but utk. I may be able to appeal but the odds of getting approved are slim. However I’d really like to attend a school that is already accredited so that I’m eligible to sit for the lare. So it seems as though I’ll be racking up some debt from out of state…[Read more]

  • Thanks nick. You are one of the reasons I’m going to pursue an mla.
    I was going to stick with my bachelors in LD&C until I saw some of your videos on YouTube. You opened my eyes to a whole nother side of Landscape architecture (I used to be a residential only oriented.
    You have great graphics man.
    I saw the new program info for CSU fairly…[Read more]

  • Thanks Andrew. It’s a 13 hour drive from home which is far enough away. It’s currently my number one choice however I am very interested in UCD as well.
    Learning new plants is not a big deal to me. I fell in love with Colorados landscaping after reading the book plant driven design.
    One thing I’m curious about is what kind of reputation does UCD…[Read more]

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