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June 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm #169193
What state are you in? Most licensing boards require some amount of time working under the supervision of a Licensed Landscape Architect, not a contractor.February 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm #171165
yes ASLA is woefully out of touch OR perhaps just blatantly disregarding the very large elephant in the room. I did not renew my membership this year, simply not in my budget.February 25, 2009 at 11:40 am #175002
Still hanging on to my job. We have let people go, taken salary cuts, and most recently, hour reductions. I have considered going back to school to study an alternate field if things get worse for me.December 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm #175829
What is this drafting thing you people speak of??? I didn’t think there were any folks who drafted by hand left in the world.
Seriously though, spend as little as you can without sacrificing quality. After you get out of school that table may become nothing more than a piece of furniture. I can’t even remember what happened to the table I had while in school.November 28, 2008 at 2:50 pm #176037
Claudia, it is good to see you are exploring your options in regard to your pending May graduation. This has to be the most difficult time ever for graduating landscape architects. As a Landscape Architect practicing in the Upstate I have seen first hand the slow down in new work. Just about every firm I am aware of in the Greenville / Clemson market has been forced to let go of some very talented people in order to stay afloat. And this is not just Landscape Architecture firms, it is happening to all design disciplines.
I say this not to be the bearer of doom and gloom but to remind you to network, network, network. It’s important for you to get out there and meet people while you are still a student, as it sounds as if you are going to be tied to the Upstate upon graduation. If the economy does pick up as we all hope in the spring and summer and firms have the ability to hire new staff, you are going to want you name to be at the top of the list. There are a lot of people looking for work in our field, and that list grows daily as firms lay off and students graduate. The days of having your pick of job offerings has vanished for the time being.
As someone mentioned earlier, get out there and shake those trees. Attend an Upstate Landscape Architects meeting, visit all the different firms, and meet the City Planners for all the towns in our area. Build those contacts now, they will pay off in the future.October 19, 2008 at 1:23 pm #176424
Just a couple of ideas that I have used on various projects: 1.) small planters along the base of the wall – keeps skaters from building up speed) 2.) exposed aggregate concrete, or paver bricks for the walking surface makes it tough to skate on 3.) utilize scoring patterns as previously mentioned.October 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm #176425
No offense but that is hideous. I hope that detail is blending in with some unseen site features. Not only does it deter skateboarders, but anyone who may want to enjoy the space.
Can you describe the overall design or maybe show more photos so we can get a feel for the whole design?August 15, 2008 at 2:27 am #177292July 20, 2008 at 11:42 am #177293
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