Getting things built is the most exciting part of being a landscape architect. (for me at least)… (although i really like coloring things and making them pretty as well…) But seeing an image in your head and then seeing it actually exist is fascinating. I think ill try to examine what it took for me to get something built. (by the way, its definitely not the most amazing thing in the world, i do like the final product, im not happy with one or two things, and its not even really landscape architecture in a traditional sense, just a piece of a design; i wasn’t even part of picking out the plants around it!)….
K, to the list of the process:
- design lots of crazy stuff in school thats awesome and wont get built
- get a job and draw other peoples design every day
- get a chance to design something which gets critiqued and set aside
- get a chance to design something which gets critiqued and is thought is ok, then development never comes to fruition
- get many chances to design, development never quite gets there
- finally one design breaks through the barrier and moves forward.
- few questions from builders
- finally the design or something very similar exists!!
yay! 6 years of school and 4 years in the workforce and i got a thing made! ;-9