Land8: Landscape Architects Network

  • Announcing the winners of the 2nd Annual Land8 Social Media Awards in Landscape Architecture! Social media has the power to significantly increase the awareness and importance of the profession of landscape a […]

  • Land8: Landscape Architects Network announces the 2nd Annual Land8 Social Media Awards in Landscape Architecture. Land8 was founded as an online hub for landscape architecture professionals to interact with each […]

  • Aiming to raise the visibility of the field and its practitioners, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has established an international landscape architecture prize of $100,000 to be awarded every two y […]

  • How would you share landscape architecture with K-12 students? Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA), a nonprofit organization, has officially launched its 2019 Curriculum Challenge. This annual […]

    • I just HOPE that one of the “Lesson Plans” has nothing to do with Global Climate Change or Global Warming. I may not be an expert environmentalist…..just a semi-retired LA who has been practicing Landscape Architecture for over 40 yrs. I feel I have done enough research and read enough articles that have convinced ME….that, NO, mankind will not destroy life on Earth. Not via CO2, not via wars, not even via Nuclear weapons.

      In looking at History…..hundreds of yrs. ago, plagues and wars have killed many millions of people…but, we survived.

      From my research, the thinking is that it will take a “source outside of our planet to potentially destroy it”….i.e. a Solar Burst from the Sun that would ruin our Planet’s protective Ozone layer….OR maybe a large Meteor. It was a Meteor about 5 miles wide that hit the Earth millions of years ago that wiped out all of the dinosaurs. But, we now have the technology to “divert” Metros aimed @ Earth.

      I find it fascinating that the Planet Earth has always found a way to SURVIVE…..maybe against all odds. IMO, people who really believe that we can control the CLIMATE CHANGES on Earth are just delusional. Environmentalist said many years ago, that Florida would already be under water by now…..wrong. ALL of Al Gore’s environment predictions have proven wrong….and here he is preaching getting rid of CO2 production by mankind and he’s personally leaving a huge carbon footprint. And, TRILLIONS of dollars will NOT fix the problem. Though, reducing “poor air quality” in our major cities I believe could be achievable…..but, HOW do you get Nations like China, India, Russia, Iran, and hundreds of other 3rd World Nations to cooperate…..answer, you don’t. Even if the air quality in the U.S. was 100% clean…..CO2 emissions is a Global problem, NOT just an American issue.

      If you’re going to create NEW COURSES for furthering the profession of Landscape Architecture…..I would suggest that University Professors educate themselves about “real world” practical design issues…..and reinforce the “basic principals” of Landscape Architecture…..and STOP teaching these pie in the sky, theories to your LA students that do NOT relate to ANY LA job their graduates will be seeking when they graduate.

      I have seen WAY too many examples of LA graduates’ work…..that are very poor examples of autoCAD, 3D sketches, creative designs, lack of grading and drainage skills, no real understanding of the “design process”, poor color graphic or rendering skills, very little understanding of how an LA firm operates, how to put together an effective resume’ and design portfolio, how to do a very effective job interview, not enough education about plant materials, hardscapes, swimming pools, water features, material costs…….all very practical info. that LA students must know IF they expect to make it out in the REAL WORLD. IMO, too many University LA Professors are just not doing a very good job of preparing their students for a successful LA career.

      J. Robert (Bob) Wainner

  • Attention all landscape architecture students, undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduates! Submit your best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain […]

  • Thanks for posting. Back to the original question… Yes, we have also noticed a decline in forum comments generally. We think, in part, that this is due to the explosion of popular social media platforms. Our own outside social media channels have 1.5 million followers which see lots of activity. When Land8 began, the iPhone was just invented and…[Read more]

  • Last month, we announced the launch of the inaugural Land8 Social Media Awards in Landscape Architecture. Social media has the power to significantly increase the awareness and importance of the profession of […]

    • Thank you for the award! We are very honored!
      We believe this prize is an amazing idea. Social media has become an indispensable platform for communication and we strongly believe our profession should use that. We need to use every tool we have to engage with the public and show it how our society and the planet can benefit from landscape architectural knowledge.

    • Thanks for sharing a piece of useful information regarding Landscape Architecture Firms, Its really helps to user to get find out the best Architecture Firm. And also as you say awareness and importance of the profession of landscape architecture.

    • This is all well and good. I believe that all of the efforts that are made to better our profession thru Social Media and other means is a MUST. However, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics predicts the JOB increase rate for Landscape Architects in America to be ONLY 6%…..or a total of 1,600 new LA jobs between 2016 and 2026. If you look at the number of Universities in the U.S. that offer a 4 or 5 year LA program or a Masters LA degree program….I believe there are approx. 40 Universities. Figuring approx. 40 LA graduates per year per University…..multiplied by 10 years… roughly 18,000 jobs. Knowing this………WHY would any High School Student enter a University and major in Landscape Architecture? It’s easy to see, there will NOT be near enough jobs for the LA graduates over the next 10 plus years! And, the JOBS that are available will definitely go to the VERY BEST candidates. Though, there’s no guarantee that every LA grad. will strongly pursue a career path in Landscape Architecture…..or will have the skill sets to make it. In the last semester of my Senior year as a Landscape Architecture Student, i had a private conversation with one of my LA professors told me that in his opinion ONLY 50% of my fellow graduates will ever become successful Landscape Architects (we had 40 graduates in my class). I’m Retired now @ age 69….I had a great run. But, I can’t help wonder what ALL of those future LAs are going to do??? It’s going to take a LOT more than just “Social Media” to generate a stronger job market for Landscape Architecture graduates.

      J. Robert (Bob) Wainner

      • Interesting numbers if accurate – and I have no reason to believe they aren’t. It feels right anyway.

        • Hello Tim;
          Well, I just retired earlier this year @ age 69. So, I’m not concerned about my circumstances. BUT, looking at those stats for future LA jobs vs. the number of LA graduates…….that concerns me for the young LAs graduating AND our profession.
          Best Regards,

    • P.S…….I stand corrected. I just now looked on WIKIPEDIA and it shows a complete listing of every U.S. University that offers a Landscape Architecture Degree Program…….there are almost (70) Universities……plus, several in Canada.

      J. Robert (Bob) Wainner

    • I don’t know if I can nominate someone else, but I just discovered this wonderful blog that seems to have the earliest article posted in Dec. 2010, so is now full of great reading. It doesn’t explain anything about the author but the articles include a wide collection of comments and photography of her visits to sites of interest and inspiration. She deserves some recognition for keeping it up and for its relevance to students and others, as well as her coverage of places many of us haven’t heard about, and aren’t likely to be able to go in person:

  • Land8: Landscape Architects Network announces the inaugural Land8 Social Media Awards for Landscape Architecture. Land8 was founded as an online hub for landscape architecture professionals to interact with each […]

  • Anova Furnishings, the U.S. based contemporary outdoor furnishings manufacturer, is launching an exciting new grant program to support licensure candidates undertaking the LARE (Landscape Architecture Registration […]

  • If you’ve ever attended the ASLA Meeting + EXPO over the last decade, there’s a good chance you attended or at least heard about the famous Land8 Happy Hour that bills itself as “The Largest Party for Lands […]

  • Multidisciplinary design firm Bolton & Menk came about the idea of a children’s book when the firm was brainstorming ways to partner with communities that were hosting the Smithsonian Waterways Traveling Exhibit. […]

  • open-education curriculum for landscape architecture students and educators is now available through the Land8: Landscape Architects Network., a free ICPI resource, links to […]

  • As anyone who has sat for the LARE exam knows, at the top of the screen of every question is a tab that says, “Comments.” The first time I saw this, during the exam, I was intrigued. After all, CLARB’s LARE intro […]

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