Greg Bish

  • one element of the argument is time…I believe I can get can get reasonable representation of my ideas faster and cheaper (a more easily distributed and edited!) with some help from technology.

    but take a step back. why am i drawing?

    1) Am I sorting out design ideas for myself? (sketching/thinking out loud)

    2) Am I creating a visual that I…[Read more]

  • Greg Bish replied to the topic Lawn in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 12 years, 6 months ago

    People always say that: “there’s something about the smell of fresh mown grass”

    Once, at a picnic, when a friend of my dad’s found out i was a Landscape Architect, he asked me a question.

    he asked: “why does my neighor’s fresh cut lawn smell better than my fresh cut lawn”..

    I was stumped..I think i responded “Probably because you didn’t have to…[Read more]

  • Greg Bish replied to the topic Lawn in the forum PLANTS & HORTICULTURE 12 years, 6 months ago

    noise…yes, I’m with you there.

    I grew up in West Virginia where lawns were large, and mowed lawn was the default condition regardless of terrain (it wasn’t unusual to see gas mowers with coils of rope attached to the handle :)…fortunately obsessive chemical lawn absolutism was the exception not the rule.

    Now i live on a relatively flat 1/5…[Read more]

  • This is a discussion that comes around from time to time.

    There have been articles and letters on this subject published in LAM many times.

    I wonder how many.

    I’ve made my peace with ‘Landscape Architect’.

    Maybe we should just render ‘Landscape Architect’ into Esperanto. to jazz it up.

  • May I suggest that you step back and accept the LARE design criteria for what they are: the LARE design criteria. Someday soon it will be behind you.

    parking criteria vary alot and from client’s odd-ball proprietary standards to the almost infinite variations of review agencies, municipalities. You usually end up having to accept these standards…[Read more]

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