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




6 Responses to “Entry Feature – 8 steps from concept to reality”

  1. April 24, 2009 at 3:55 am

    You need to post more and show all those new tools that you youngsters have to work with.

    I’ll stick to the hand work, but the future looks promising for graphics, and especially 3-D presentations and thinking in conceptual form . . .

  2. 2 nuanialef
    February 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    you have a wonderful site!

  3. May 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I agree, there is nothing quite like seeing your ideas come into reality!

  4. March 15, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Really nice concept, even better realization of it.

  5. March 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Beautiful design. I’ve always had a soft spot for innovative entryways to gated communities. Having worked on a ton of subdivisions around Chicago, this concept is far more impressive than most I have seen in the local market.

  6. July 8, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Nice design and implementation, we have signs like this not just for gated communities but when entering new localities we get greeted with a big rock sign with the town name on it.

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