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March 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm #164299
I would be interested in helping with this. I am in Iowa now and would have to coordinate getting there. What are you specifically looking for? A “sketchup for dummies” kind of scenario?
I’ve attached some of the sketch up work I’ve done. Here is a link for a video of a Sketch Up model I’ve created also. http://www.halleng.com/recreation.htm
Let me know the details and I would be happy to discuss the opportunity with you.
Eric ShepleyFebruary 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm #164983
I have used the print window for this to do some design development work. There are options under “Print Size” to choose “Fit to Page” or “Use Model Extents”. Have neither of these boxes checked and set your page size then choose the scale. Just be sure you adjust the measurements to reflect inches and feet correctly. (see the image below)
I have also used layout for finished projects and plans.January 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm #165706
Thanks. That did it.January 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm #165708
I think so. Although I was trying to edit a component and the clipping pane came on again so I had a hard time zooming in enough to edit the component.January 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm #165710
The model was located away from the origin. I wanted to preserve the location to post on Google Earth once I was done. I have since moved it. I also changed the view from parallel to perspective. There was also a component “floating” in space that I didn’t notice before.
Thanks for all your suggestions.
EricFebruary 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm #175010
Here’s a link to a Rain Garden manual used in Iowa and a link the their website.
The city of Seattle also has a great program call Natural Drainage Systems that has been installed on few sites.February 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm #175118
I would suggest sticking to more subdued colors. I remember one of my first marker projects prompting the professor to put on his sunglasses. I tried coloring a sand beach with a basic pack of Prismacolor markers and it turned out Bronco orange.
For most of what I have done (based on South West plant palettes), I’ve used Pale Olive (137), Celery (126), Grass Green (110), Willow Green (108). Definitely get a blender to help smooth out the edges. Cool Gray #1(188) provides a good shadow. Most of the other bright colors I use as accents over the basic drawing.
I’ve attached a scan (not great quality) to show a couple of quick trees.January 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm #175607
Have you personally gone to the firms you’ve applied to? I know for me, I felt much better if I could personally deliver my materials rather than mail them to be put in the pile with the rest of the mail. Don’t forget to follow up with those you’ve submitted applications to. First with a thank you, then with a formal request of the status of your application. It sounds like you have done some good things to get yourself involved outside of the office environment, that won’t go unnoticed for long.
Good luck.January 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm #175621
I was approached by the firm I did the contract work for. They understood my situation and that I was getting ready to relocate, however they really needed some help on a very large project. I didn’t learn of the scenario until I followed up with them after an interview for permanent work. I set up a contract with them like you would any client to specify the amount to be paid and the time frame of the work (fortunately, it continued well past the initial time frame). I believe there a lot of firms that would consider this especially if they’ve been awarded a large project and need help for a short period.
I would say this would be a good topic to bring up when inquiring about employment to see if the firm would be willing to consider contract work.
In my case, had I not made the decision to relocate, I would have had an offer for full time employment. I was told that show my abilities much better than what comes across in my resume and my portfolio.
I say go for it.January 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm #175653
I would agree that it’s something probably used to protect the corners. But at roughly 2′ tall (based on the bricks in the photo) I can’t think of what exactly it would be protecting the structure from.
I have an uncle that is an Architect/LA in the Philly area that may have a better idea of what exactly it is. His name is Rick Ragan. His firm is Ragan Design Group. Here’s their website http://www.ragandesign.com Let him know I suggested you contact him.January 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm #175655
Could you elaborate on what it is attached to? It’s hard to get a sense of what purpose it might serve without the context of it. I would question if it is purely aesthetic or if it is a functional piece perhaps enclosing something behind it. Would be possible to remove it to look for some kind of manufacture id in the inside of it since it has some simple mounting bolts.December 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm #175931
The best advice I was given when preparing for the exams is THEY ARE NOT REAL WORLD PROBLEMS AND DO NOT HAVE REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS! It’s especially frustrating for those who have been out practicing for a while. You get used to having people getting variences and creating shared spaces based on use at different times or getting departments within agencies to overule one another. (Typically the engineering has overuled the landscape standards from my experience.)
I whole heartedly understand your frustration. As hard as it may be to do, remove yourself from what you think the solution should be and focus on the criteria of the problem and the standards set in the reference manual. It’s not going to be the best designed solution, but it’s what works.