Linda Ashby

  • So glad to see you continuing this important work, Steve! Looking forward to your conference session at the Washington-ASLA Annual, March 22 in Tacoma!

  • ASLA’s standard ‘me too’ strategy of copying the architecture profession for lack of any original ideas”
    So true.

  • Thanks ida. Alan, come on now. Mark said it, Play Nice. Stick to the issues.

    OK LEED. Is it arbitrary? The benchmarks are taken from existing standards from an array of municipalities, associations, agencies, etc. – or local regulations per the project’s location, whichever is most stringent. Hardly arbitrary. Maybe sometimes not the most…[Read more]

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    I’m sorry to hear this. LEED projects *should* follow an integrated project delivery method, in which the full team works together from day 1. Being brought in for only six weeks, and being told how to design rather than you contributing as an equal collaborator, should not have happened, so the process you experienced was flawed. It was not true…[Read more]

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    Again, let’s stick to the issues. No one person’s CV bares significance here. Whether I’m a PLA licensed in three states who believes good outcomes are possible from SSI, a PE considering going back to school for an MLA, or an emerging LA professional who is working toward licensure – what does it matter? I was merely wondering who is e…[Read more]

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    I am not “another non landscape architect,” and I am not “telling you what to think.” Beyond that, let’s just stick to the issues.

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    Alan and Mark, what does “trying to encroach on the real pros” mean?  And to whom are you referring, “those without credentials something to put behind their names”? 

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    Perhaps, perhaps not. But landscape architects are not the only ones who work in the built environment. At the very least maybe you can agree that SSI – and LEED, etc – raise awareness of critical issues and landscape-based solutions to a wider audience of professionals and CLIENTS?  Can’t you agree that systems and plaques entice more prop…[Read more]

  • Linda Ashby replied to the topic Sustainable Sites in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 6 years ago

    Sustainable Sites Initiative has not been subsumed by LEED. GBCI is the third-party administrator for both LEED and SSI, which are independent rating systems intended to make schools, buildings, landscapes, communities healthier, happier places for the long term. Many do not consider them “BS marketing strategies”, it is a shame that you do. 

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