Deborah Christman replied to the topic Land F/X or Vectorworks Planting; 2 questions in the forum TECHNOLOGY 8 years, 6 months ago
Thanks. I am glad to hear you say it is worth every penny ’cause it is a LOT of pennies. So I assume you use Parallels to run run the F/X Cad on the Mac?
My first question probably was not very clear. To run LandF/X, it seems as though I need to purchase Land F/X PLUS F/X Cad since I don’t have AutoCAD on my Mac. The AutoCAD LT does not work. So…[Read more]
Deborah Christman replied to the topic I am looking for information on what school districts are doing or want to do more innovative school yards here in Northern California in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 9 years, 8 months ago
Thank you both! I have mined the forum site and there is a lot of good stuff there that I have already put to use.
I am trying to combine my Landscape Architecure certificate and 38 years of teaching into something where I can help the local average SF Bay Area school district make better playgrounds for children. We can do so much better, but…[Read more]
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Designing Natural Play Spaces for Children in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 9 years, 8 months ago
I just went through the wordpress pack. Wonderful! I had seen several of the playground examples in LAM, but it is so nice to have it all in one place. I can use some of it to inspire my colleagues and the head of grounds and facilities at my school district. Thank you.
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Stormwater 9 years, 8 months ago
A colleague and I are collecting examples of stormwater mitigation installations that have been around for at least five years. We are trying to find out if they continue to function well and continue to look good enough to please the public.
Deborah Christman replied to the topic What's your favorite Job Interview Question? in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 9 years, 8 months ago
When you conduct a POE, what is the most important thing you look for?
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group California Native Plants 11 years, 5 months ago
I have been using more Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ up here in the East Bay of S.F. It seems to be an easy evergreen plant. So far, so good.
Has anyone had any problems with it after it has established?
Also what is your favorite Ceanothus and why?
Deborah Christman replied to the topic A review of the 9/11 memorial by good old Wytold in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 11 years, 6 months ago
A void in our confidence. Another in our hearts. The effect works for me. Looking forward to seeing it.
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Help! Making Sketchup more realistic in the forum GRAPHICS 11 years, 9 months ago
Have you tried Kerkythea? It is free and the results are realistic. A bit of a learning curve, but there is a network of people to help.
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 11 years, 9 months ago
Thanks. It looks good! Now for a big rain to see it in action!
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 11 years, 10 months ago
So does the water go through in the right hand corner of each cell? Or is each cell a separate containment area?
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Edging? in the forum DETAILS & MATERIALS 11 years, 11 months ago
I used Permaloc aluminum edging 2 yrs ago to keep DG in my path and the dirt and mulch from my berms out. I called asalesman at Permaloc and he was very helpful specifying what I needed. They then sent CAD dwgs to show how it needs to be installed. I was very careful to put in geotextile, then gravel then another layer of geotextile before the D…[Read more]
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 11 years, 12 months ago
What is the grade and the largest amount of water you are dealing with? The planter needs to be designed to handle whatever nature throws at you. You can retrofit the drain like Chris said to become the overflow at the down end of your planter. If you have a lot of slope, check dams can hold the water and pool it to infiltrate fully. Then the…[Read more]
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group WORK 12 years, 3 months ago
I am big into spaces for children. I have worked with children for many years and love to find ways to help them explore, develop, and get a little closer to nature. They are our natural scientists. However, I am also studying storm water mitigation and its connections to green streets. Am working to find ways to combine the two interests.
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 12 years, 10 months ago
Jon Q. asked about construction documents for green street work. After mining Portland’s BES site, i found a lot. Very helpful.
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 13 years, 5 months ago
Welcome Kevin! Thanks Jason for your comments on maintenance. After e-mail chats with many people, the fundamental move is to have regular inspections to look for needed maintenance patterns. I agree that it is a relatively new field for L. archs, and so the phrase “moving target” is apropos for the moment.
Deborah Christman posted an update in the group Green Streets 13 years, 7 months ago
I am pulling together a maintenance manual for a design studio that wants to install storm water mitigation in its projects. After reading widely, I have noticed that most information has the same maintenance guidelines. I find it difficult to believe that if sedimentation must be cleaned out 4-5 times a year from an in-street planter in Portland,…[Read more]
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Geotextiles in the forum DETAILS & MATERIALS 13 years, 9 months ago
Thanks, Bob. I ended up ordering from a clearance house and got some De Witt at a reasonable price. We’ll see how well it works. You are right about product reps. I ordered some Permaloc for edging and the the reps were really helpful.
Deborah Christman replied to the topic We'd like to hear from you… in the forum ANNOUNCEMENTS 14 years ago
I will have completed my course work for a certificate in landscape architecture next month, so I will have more time to look at other people’s work, contribute to discussions, and even post my work. With Land8, the learning never ends. Thanks for your efforts Andrew! Deborah Christman
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Essential Reads in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 14 years, 2 months ago
This was great book! I loved the layered diagrams. Helped me recall info from my history of L.A. classes.
Deborah Christman replied to the topic Public vs. private// No use for license in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 14 years, 5 months ago
Thank you for your insight. The class was to teach us how to put together a strong first portfolio for interviews. We didn’t so much of that. I can definitely understand how working with the variety of groups to bring a project to fruition can be creative and satisfying. And finding ways to do good work within those restrictions might be the most…[Read more]
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