Kellan Vincent replied to the topic When to hire? How to Hire? And when to think about renting office space. in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 7 years, 2 months ago
We are in the same position as a design/build company. There are two of us currently that do both project management and design. The last couple of years have been very slow/intermittent but this year we have been borderline overwhelmed to the point that my construction management time is taking 90% of the time I have for design work. After trying…[Read more]
I use/have experience with: AutoCAD with LandFX, Vectorworks Landmark, SketchupBIM, site modeling, smart planting tools, ability to switch between 2D and 3D within a single fileAutoCAD is pretty standard and pretty easy to grasp once you know the commands but to me it remains a bit dated with very limited 3D abilities. Sketchup is great for very…[Read more]
I graduated in 09 with internships before that and currently I work in a design/build firm that is quite busy. We have a drought here in Texas which is severely injuring the build side of landscape minus people replacing their turf grasses with aggregate.
That being said, the reason for a lack of attention to land8 on my part is that it is just…[Read more]
Kellan Vincent replied to the topic Looking for examples of Parks or Plazas under highways in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 10 years, 9 months ago
While I was not involved in the design phases of the project, on a cross country motorcycle trip I came upon this skate park while wandering around Manhattan. I completely loved how a normally unused space became an obvious ‘home’ for many of the kids in the area. All takes place under the on-ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Here are a few of my…[Read more]
I seem to be in a similar situation as yourself, tho I have already set my choices in motion at this point. My family has a design/build business that has been established over the last 30 or so years. It was always a joke that if I didn’t get an education, I would end up working for it. 10 years later and after graduating with a BLA…[Read more]
I would put in my suggestion for Vectorworks Landmark. I switched from a Sketchup/AutoCAD workflow at the beginning of 2009 and am simply amazed at its capabilities. While there is a learning curve involved, once you start getting the hang of using an integrated 2D/3D interface that produces both plans and renderings in equal capacity you wont…[Read more]
A contractor we work frequently with has a large herd of goats.
I might need to try this out!