Fred Besancon replied to the topic Let me rephrase…How many of you are successful LAs with an MLA, but no BLA? in the forum STORY BOARD 3 years ago
B.Arch – very useful as an undergraduate degree and background before going into landscape architecture.
I recently took and passed the CSE and have several resources for those studying for the exam. Some of the resources I found helpful I used when I studied the CSE for architecture exam (I’m also a licensed architect).
- John Denson’s study guide, sample question e-book, and web site, http://www.cselandscapearchitect.com; John’s e-books and web si…
Here are a several more thoughts / suggestions to add to the mix. Some of which probably have been addressed by others, but maybe in a different way:
- Networking: Another way to meet professionals is through your local design schools and trying to get involved as a TA or serve on design juries. I imagine its different in NYC, but here in Sa…
Fred Besancon replied to the topic Help!! Advice about master in landscape architecture in the forum EDUCATION 5 years, 6 months ago
Hey Brian – how’s it going? Blast from the past in seeing your name.
To follow up on Brian’s point, and to speak highly of my time at RISD, one of its great assets is that you can enroll in Brown University’s Sheridan Teaching Program. It’s a year-long course that helps prepare one to teach in higher education. RISD has developed its own se…[Read more]
Just to chime in, in looking at developing order in the landscape (or architecture), you have to be clear as to your intent and how you construct the site. Ultimately I believe all design in an imposition on the site so we have to be clear as to what we are trying to do and why. Another way to put it is to determine your reaction to the c…[Read more]
If possible Luke, I would recommend travel sketches over travel photography. I find sketching to be a more sought after, rare skill. Furthermore, sketches reveal more about what you are looking at and how you interpret a scene. I’ve brought personal sketchbooks to interviews that demonstrate the range of activities I do, where I’ve been, and my…[Read more]
Fred Besancon replied to the topic MLA program with emphasis on higher education career? in the forum EDUCATION 6 years, 9 months ago
Another program to look at is RISD – namely its connection to Brown University which includes Brown’s Sheridan Center for Teaching.
A number of MLA students (myself included) have gone through this. The Sheridan program is a one year long series of lectures, workshops, and seminars focusing on how to learn to teach at the university level. Wh…[Read more]