Site Observations | Grand Park, Los Angeles, USA

September 17, 2018,AEST

Site Observations is a new feature of WLA. Seeking to provide a first-hand experience of landscape architecture projects. These are not design critiques but seek to provide observations, impressions, perceptions of a the site and experiencing the space.  Grand Park | Read More

How to solve the shortage of landscape architects?

September 12, 2018,AEST

During the financial crisis, I raised the possibility of a shortage of landscape architects and now a decade later there is anecdotal evidence that there is now a shortage of landscape architects in the UK, Australia and other countries. We | Read More

Designing for Social Exchange and Protest

September 6, 2018,AEST

In recent times, the spaces of the cities have become places of protest and places of attack. The fear is that these spaces will become fortified and lead to the reduction in public exchange and erosion of democratic use of | Read More

How can we better promote landscape architecture?

August 22, 2018,AEST

In a recent WLA reader survey, the most common answer to the question What is your biggest problem you face working as a landscape architect? was a lack a recognition of landscape architecture by the allied professionals and clients. What is | Read More

Should landscape architects have minimum fees?

July 5, 2018,AEST

There has been some recent discussion about architects and landscape architects salaries and fees after headlines in the UK reported that architects are paid less than building tradespeople (between £4000-10000 less per annum). The debate amongst architects has raged about minimum | Read More

Challenges in taking the lead

July 2, 2018,AEST

As a followup to my last post on Landscape Architects taking the lead it seemed appropriate to look at the challenges that landscape architects face as they start taking more of a role in managing teams and clients. As landscape | Read More

Landscape architects taking the lead

June 27, 2018,AEST

Over the past decade, we have seen landscape architects moving out of shadows and increasingly leading projects from residential developments, placemaking, urban design and climate change initiatives including Resilient by Design projects or reimagining a city precinct or leading a | Read More

Creating your BIM plan to improve your efficiency

June 1, 2018,AEST

BIM (Building Information Modelling) gives designers the ability to share data-rich designs in a 2D or 3D format with clients, consultants, contractors, facilities managers and more. The recent trend of government mandating BIM to be used on projects, this has | Read More

USDA Forest Service study finds increase need for urban forests

April 5, 2018,AEST

The USDA Forest Service recently published the US Urban Forest Statistics, Values, and Projections (David J. Nowak and Eric J. Greenfield) in the March edition of the Journal of Forestry. The study estimates the change in urban land on a national level (USA) and state-by-state, and | Read More

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