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Any Landscape Architects on here??

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Outsider, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    Outsider

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    I am a Landscape Architect for an engineering firm, just wondering if there are any more LA's on here.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    macgyver

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    I have thought about going back to school for it. I have a small landscaping business I do on the side and would like to eventually get into the design aspect. I love a well landscaped property. Makes a huge difference.

    Did you go to school for landscape design?
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    tim920

    tim920 Never seen Forest Gump

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  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    I have my Bach. Sci. in Landscape Architecture, the program i went though was an ecology/landuse/planning program at West Virginia University. I do not have my license yet so technically i am a Landscape Designer at the moment. I do site design for most anything, grading plans, drainage, pipe networks, cut/fill volumes, cost estimates, renderings, master plans, etc. It pays the bills so i am not complaining.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Interesting profession, I figured it'd be a BA degree until you mentioned the programs.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I like to water the grass and dig holes :eek:
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    i just made an appointment with my first LA! very excited to make my front lawn look better. right now, it needs a fire. looks like the trees puked on it.

    i have zero vision, and would plant things that didnt survive. he is doing the design and letting me DIY the install. like keason..i can do the dumb stuff.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    Thats good that you contacted an LA, you may have saved a few pennies if you had just contacted a small scale contractor that specializes in residential design, most LA's are too artsy and their vision often is not buildable. I am sure you will be pleased with what he/she gives you, but do not be afraid to voice your views about what you want in the design, remember, its your house and you have to look at your surrondings day in and day out more so than the LA. Good LUck!!
     
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