All good points, thanks.
Intra-office discussion are already pointing us in different directions since this post. Upgrade the local server (off of externals) and into a real server, or at least a capable computer. Then do offsite backups and skip all the “in the cloud” stuff – which seems better suited for casual editing or collaborating, not…[Read more]
Ricky Peterika replied to the topic What To Call Yourself or I Like Poking Sleeping Bears with Sticks in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 9 years, 5 months ago
Long thread, read about 50%.
Before Licensure I referred to myself as:
In casual conversation: “I work at a landscape architecture firm”
On a resume: “Design Associate” or “LARE Candidate” (figuring in-field people would understand that)
When I was in (architecture) school: shirts were printed with “ARCHITECT” in bold across the front and I t…[Read more]
I realize this is taken out of context but this is what I read:
“if you’re a year or two out of school there should be more questions than advice coming out of your mouth.”
You replied to a reply of MY post, where I say I am “a year or two out of school,” and where I am offering Mandy advice on how I’ve handled this LA vs. ARCH dilemma. That w…[Read more]
Ok – well I agree with your restated point completely.
I couldn’t help but read in your last paragraph that “young designers shouldn’t be giving advice to other young designers (on here) about being a young designer,” which, frankly, upset me. I realize now that wasn’t your point.
Does 7 years experience while concurrently in school allow me to offer advice to another young designer in a blog setting? If not, I’ll be glad to request that a moderator delete my post,
Mandy – Long thread to start from scratch, but I’ll chime in with a couple points (based on the scan-job I just did)
-As a young designer (1 year out of school, 7 years experience) I’ve found that one of the best ways to get my input heard is to use my contemporary skills (computer graphics: sketchup, photoshop, indesign). Nothing knocks small…[Read more]
I let my AIA Associate membership lapse until my local chapter sent me a form to apply for a fee waiver – which was granted! Maybe ASLA has the same?
Ricky Peterika replied to the topic Need User Friendly Residential Landscape Design Application in the forum TECHNOLOGY 10 years, 6 months ago
Not widely or professionally accepted in this field yet (I think), but Google Sketchup can be very useful. http://sketchup.google.com/
It can do a lot of what AutoCAD can do, especially if you don’t need the ACAD .0001″ precision. BEST OF ALL, the normal, basically fully-functioning version is FREE. Intuitive, plenty of user-created blocks (varied…[Read more]