Archive for January, 2009

08
Jan
09

Entry Feature – 8 steps from concept to reality

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:

  1. design lots of crazy stuff in school thats awesome and wont get built
  2. get a job and draw other peoples design every day
  3. get a chance to design something which gets critiqued and set aside
  4. get a chance to design something which gets critiqued and is thought is ok, then development never comes to fruition
  5. get many chances to design, development never quite gets there
  6. finally one design breaks through the barrier and moves forward.
  7. few questions from builders
  8. 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

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05
Jan
09

Landscape Architects Helping Each Other Out

Recently I was happy to help a fellow landscape architect out with a graphic header for his blog, Landscape Architecture Resource.  He had crowd sourced the idea of designing a new header and put out a challenge for the design, and i was lucky enough to have won!larbanner1

yay! arent we a happy community of LA’s on the internet.  Speaking of which, have you checked out Land8Lounge. Awesome place to share ideas and talk to other like minded individuals about landscape architecture. Its also a great place to see others drawing techniques and built projects in the gallery or profiles sections (Here’s a link to mine).

04
Jan
09

Landscape Graphics – unrelated, but a learning experience

Green ink edits

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