Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA replied to the topic State of the Profession in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 13 years, 1 month ago
Hopefully I can help you get a decent picture of what’s going on in the Baltimore/DC area for LA’s and architects. I used to work at an architecture firm for a number of years and probably have stronger ties to that portion, but anyway here goes:
*** Of the LAs you know, how many lost their jobs after the economy went bad?
I lost my job in Oct…[Read more]
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA replied to the topic entering the LA field in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 13 years, 2 months ago
Yeah ESF! Anyway… on the note of working for a firm that collaborates with scientists and biologists, there is a firm that comes to mind in Baltimore called Biohabitats (http://www.biohabitats.com) where they have a great mix of all those professions. They’re very passionate and have a great portfolio of ec-sensitive projects. And it’s reflected in…[Read more]
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA replied to the topic Are you working or not ? in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 13 years, 3 months ago
This is a great discussion, I look forward to hearing the conclusions of all your responders. I didn’t reply originally because my answer is both Yes and No.
I was laid off from my old firm in Oct 2008, my husband shortly thereafter. We’d talked about starting up our own firm and decided this was the perfect time to do it. So a year ago, we…[Read more]
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA posted an update in the group ESF Alums 13 years, 3 months ago
I should also mention that our ESF president, Cornelius Murphy, as well as USGBC founder and president Rick Fredrizzi are on the Board for the CoE, this is a GREAT organization to become involved in.
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA replied to the topic Why Do You Hate New Urbanism? in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 13 years, 4 months ago
I’ve been to Stapleton, got family that lives there very happily, and agree with what some of you are saying about these neighborhoods being great in some ways but being their own arch-nemesis’ as well. We just happened to be there for one of the farmer’s markets, and had brunch at Udi’s, had a lovely time. But in order to get…[Read more]
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA replied to the topic Mike Lin Workshop in the forum EDUCATION 13 years, 4 months ago
I’m surprised he’s still offering this class… I emailed him when I was with my old firm to see if he’d be interested in offering a course in the MD/DC area that I’d gladly hook up with the local ASLA to coordinate, and he (or his secretary, whoever), got back to me A YEAR LATER.
Jill Bellenger, ASLA | LEED GA posted an update in the group ESF Alums 13 years, 7 months ago
how did I not know you did this, Carl?? NICE. What’s up, former stumpies?