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Ernest R. Norling “Perspective Made Easy" [06 May 2008|12:36am]

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@ [10 Apr 2008|12:33pm]

I'd like to invite you to check out a new community about theory and practice of landscape architecture garden_genome . Thanks))
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Вот главная страничка:
Там, в опции "Календарный план проведения конференций"
открываете "Международные конференции":

ищете по наименованию шифр:

Работы высылаются не позднее
25 ноября 2007 г.
Обнаруживаете фамилию координатора: Бессменова Любовь Владимировна

В опции "Информация для участников конференции"
Открываются три окошка:

"Условия участия в конференциях", "Форма сведений об авторе публикации", "Требования к оформлению работ"
В форме сведений - реквизиты ПЗД
Особого приглашения не требуется. Надо иметь, что сказать, по заявленным темам.
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Sveiki from Latvia [20 Jul 2007|01:30pm]

[ mood | energetic ]

I am a 4th year landscape architecture student in LLU, Latvia. Right now i have jr architect position in a facades building bureau and i've been working there since summer 2006 (more than a year experience for now)
I am planning to immigrate to Canada, Ontario after i finish my university. That is 2009; 2 more years.
I don't speak french, bad for me :L  (but i do speak english, latvian, russian and a bit of german)
I like hockey and snow. We have 5 snowy months here in Latvia, so i think our climates don't differ much.

So, i wanted to search for canadians in this community.

I am really interested in any information about landcape architecture/architecture in Ontario.
-Is it possible to find a job for a guy like me over there? 
-Are the landscape architects/architects needed?
-How much do they pay landscape architects/architects $/h x 40hours/week?
-How's life in canada?

P.S. Our ex-president was a canadian citizen. Let's exchange, if you know what i mean :))

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A Blog That Might Be of Interest and Resource [30 May 2007|10:23pm]

This is a blog of a landscape design and build company. It has information on the progress and process ongoing projects, links to resources, and recommended materials for construction.

Turned Earth
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[08 May 2007|03:32pm]


Hi, I am a first year Landscape Architecture student at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Final Project for Intermediate Landscape Design, Winter Quarter [15 Mar 2007|02:59pm]

The site was set in the "Tustin Legacy" in Orange County, California. The site was a former US Marine Corps Air Station that was decommissioned. The city of Tustin has plans to develop the site into a mixed-use, multiple density residential, commercial, retail, and recreational space. It is a 1,584-acre master-planned development that has approximately 86 acres of park and open space. This is a real project that the professors decided to base this quarter's focus on.

"You are tasked with the planning and design of the park and open space system for the Tustin Legacy. The design intent is to accommodate a wide variety of activities and uses for all ages of people while integrating environmentally-responsible land use practicies and principles such as storm water management and water-wise plant palette."

Two previous design phases were group efforts. This is the third and last stage, an individual effort.

I chose to design a Native Californian Plant Trail, to educate and reconnect people of the community with the natural beauty and look of the Californian landscape. I wanted to illustrate how there were showy, garden-worthy plants native to the area that were specifically evolved for the site; coastal sage scrub. No extra water or fertilizer needed for beautiful color, texture and scents.

The individual planting beds I wanted to have maximum impact. I didn't want to emulate typical botanical gardens, which often had only one particular specimen of an individual species. I wanted oomph. You want blue? I'll give you blue. Swathes of California lilacs from the over 15-foot 'Ray Hartman', medium sized 6-8 foot tall 'Celestial Blue', to the groundcover 'Joyce Coulter'. I wanted to pack sages until you could smell them before you saw them. I wanted to turn this particular section of the park into a bird, insect, and small mammal magnet. Hummgingbirds would think they were in heaven from the sheer square footage of blossom. Butterflies. Songbirds and squirrels would go nuts over Coffeeberry and Mahonia.

The Plant Trail I placed next to a planned elementary school. To capitalize on the educational opportunity, I incorporated an outdoor classroom into my design.

My professor noted that my design had my typical playful swirls and curves and he said it was a really lovely, 'necklace effect'. I hadn't even thought of that!

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LABash 07! [10 Feb 2007|02:20pm]

[ mood | excited ]

So who here is going? UC Davis Landscape Architecture student here; we plan on bringing 23 students this time around!

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Hello and WASLA [28 Jan 2007|08:57am]

Hello all,

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brian and I’m a first year landscape architecture student at the University of Washington.

The posts here seem to be few and far between, so I’m going to try to post here more often.

Post one:

The WASLA conference is here in Seattle on February 2nd and I’m really jazzed to go. This will be my first LA related function I’ve been to. I think more then just the information aspect; I’m looking forward to meeting a few LA’s from the community. I’m also going to be taking a little class the next day at Mithun Architects about soils, plants, and compost. It should be fun.

Is anyone else going that is on here?

Just out of curiosity who here is actually practicing and who are students?
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Save a Tree [26 Jan 2007|04:36pm]

Earlier today, I was reading the blog of chocolatier David Lebovitz and he was discussing some fabulous jam some old friends of his make. They have a single tree of Blenheim apricots in their backyard and they make jam and you gte on a waiting list and in July they ask for money and you can buy a single pint of this delicious and rare jam.

So, I poked around the site and learned from the jam makers of We Love Jam that their tree is an endangered breed.

Once popular, and of superior flavor, the Blenheim is hardly ever found any more. Why? It doesn't keep well.

So, when I emailed to get on the waitlist (I love jam too!) I asked about seeds. Well, Eric and Phineas got right back to me and said they would be happy to mail me a seed, and seeds to anyone who wanted them. They would love to see the Blenheim make a resurgence.

Their tree is located in San Francisco, so, while I will attempt to start one at my new (and much sunnier office), I think all of you out on the Left Coast ought to write to these gentlemen and ask for a seed. Tell 'em Nicole from gala.ws told you about their jam and the seeds and you'd like one. Maybe get on the waitlist for jam, too ;)

Now, Right Coasters ought to try as well. According to Wikipedia, the apricot can withstand temperatures as low as -30F. However, that doesn't say if the Blenheim can, but it can't hurt to try. Especially if you have a nice southern facing wall to grow it against.

ETA: Eric & Phineas wrote this to me:

Our tree is actually in Santa Clara - the heart of Blenheim
territory. Apparently cold weather doesn't affect them in the winter, and they
love hot summers, but hate moisture.

(x-posted to eat_local, gardens_not_gas, landscapers and my personal journal.
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Coast, architecture, art [11 Jan 2007|02:16pm]

Hi! I search resourses about coastal architecture, coastal landscape design, art of coastal zone.... Can you help me?
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new here [29 Aug 2006|11:04am]

Hello everyone!
I just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I'm an illustrator/graphic artist for a small LA firm in central FL. Before this job I didn't know much about the LA industry, I was strictly art/design. But since (1 year) I've taken a big interest in it. I've even grown a green thumb, two years ago I killed a golden pothos, now I've got a whole garden on my 8'x4' porch.

I'm looking forward to getting to know other people in the LA industry, our firm is only nine people so there's a limit to what can be learned in this office.
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Be my dictionary! [28 Jul 2006|08:07pm]

Hello english-speaking people!

I need your help for my portfolio's english part. That is: what is the term or word normally used to call the place for which you make a plan? Direct translation from finnish would be 'target', but that sounds rather peculiar to me in english, somewhat... military? ;) But you know, the 'place', 'area', 'spot', 'object', 'destination'... but i'm looking for the word used the most often and of many different kind of projects. If there is any such thing...

I would be very happy for your help.
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Hello and help! [08 Jul 2006|05:06pm]

[ mood | Indecisive ]

Hey! I am new around here, but have enjoyed reading the posts, but am desperately seeking advice to help me make up my mind.

I'm in the UK, and have just completed a BA in Geography. I have been accepted on to two places to do a conversion course to Landscape Architecture, at the Uni of Gloucestershire, and at Manchester Met (MMU). The first seems to have a more structured, academic, modular approach, while MMU is more practical and design based. I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of either course, and which might be better in the long run.

Thanks for any help or ideas you can give,

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make your mark [30 Apr 2006|11:00am]

heres something you should check out. for all you conservationalists out there :)
peace out

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lAbASH 2006... pt. 2 [27 Mar 2006|06:17pm]
Best. Weekend. EVAAAR!

By the way, I'm from Guelph. You might remember us as the school that ate the entire conference, so I apologize if our overpowering presence got to be a little bit much at times:

So, where are you from?
*rolls eyes* Who isn't!

On behalf of us Canadian kids, we look forward to putting on an amazing show in 2008!
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lAbASH 2006 [26 Mar 2006|07:49pm]

[ mood | awsome weekend at UMCP ]

This year's lAbASH was freaking awsome all the way around!

It was at University of Maryland College Park which is where most of my friends go to school at but not I. Most of the festivities were located in the Stamp Student Union building which overlooks the baseball field and you can see some of the seats for the football field. I really enjoyed being down there and having a lot of fun there.

Friday I did two lectures which were sort of fitting. The first one was a lecture on Living Memorials which for me was really great since as a design build studio we are designing a living memorial for Ernesta Ballard here on campus. The speaker touched on how what one precieves as a healing garden is not always the case. He showed us many shots of healing gardens designed shortly after September 11, 2001. There are several others happening around the general Washington DC to Boston corridor. I found the lecture to be rather interesting and very informative. The second lecture I attended was on Security in Design and how to design with the measures that were brought about after September 11th. The speaker was a former Special Agent in the US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. She talked about the fundamentals of threats and how to design with those fundamentals in mind. It was really interesting to learn about setbacks to reduce the impact of a car bomb and how to think about terrorist activities. The emphasis is that no place is ever going to be 100% secure. The other thing was a jersey burrier is a jersey burrier is a jersey burrier, there is NO in between or way to make them look pretty. We then had onsite lectures and I did Laurie Olin from Olin Partnership in Philadelphia, PA. He was pretty laid back and talked about his redesign of the National Sculpture Garden on the mall. I really enjoyed it. Afterwards we had some time so Temple went to the White House and walked around. My Brothers Place on 2nd Street in NW was where the happy hour was and I just attended for about an hour and then left since I had some homework to do.

Saturday was workshops. I did the Graphics Workshop which in my opinion wasnt worth the time and effort for it. I was looking for a workshop where we learned how to improve our drawings and how to make our drawings look more realistic. Instead it was a workshop about color and how to make the scene look different in all types of light. To say the least it was not a good one and it let out at an hour early. YUCK. Lunch for me was off campus with my best friend. My afternoon workshop was a lot of fun. It was Greenroof Design by Bowman Consulting. We had a charet near the end which ran over but our designs were pretty neat for working for about 45 minutes. I enjoyed that one.

I didnt make it to the closing ceremony but thats a ok, I got home and I literally fell asleep for a while.

All in all AWSOME weekend!

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Thoughts? [06 Mar 2006|09:56pm]

Hey guys:

So, I bit the bullet this year and applied to grad school. Recently I've been accepted into two Landscape Architecture programs (the PhD program at Davis, and the MLA program at Berkeley). Right now I'm trying to rate the merits of both departments (for what it's worth, I'm studying arid climate river restoration). So...what do you guys think? Does anybody have any thoughts about the UC Davis's program vs. UC Berkeley's program?

Even though I know what the DesignIntelligence rankings would say...I don't have much faith in rankings (particularly these rankings). I'd really like to get some more descriptive feedback.

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[28 Feb 2006|07:07pm]

I have just been accepted to Masters of Landscape Architecture programs at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Michigan. Woohoo!!!! I don’t know much about funding yet, but since I’m not expecting much from anyone I’m just ignoring money for now. Both of these schools are a dream come true. But I don’t know where would be best for me. I know that RISD is an art school and Umich’s program is through the School of Natural Resources and would probably be more ecologically inclined. For what its worth DesignIntelligence ranks Umich higher. I will probably want to work around Boston in the future, so which school would be best? Is RISD to “artsy” for me to get a job? Is Umich to ecological? So many things to think about! Any opinions would be most appreciated. Thank you!
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what do you guys think... [25 Feb 2006|07:50am]

[ mood | curious ]

i've been thinking about putting together a landscape_recommendations community thing. i have a post and poll about it in my journal. the full explanation is over there, along with a poll!

i'd be interested in what y'all think!



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