Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable.
Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University
For the landscape architects at The Office of James Burnett (OJB), each project is about creating spaces that are individually suited to their unique environments and end users, which is a creative philosophy that 18-year OJB veteran Ronald “Chip” Trageser, ASLA, knows inside and out. In his 25 years of experience in the landscape architecture profession, Trageser has refined a design technique that combines this placemaking approach with an environmental consciousness.
Topics: Chip Trageser, OJB, Rice University, Ronald Trageser, The Office of James Burnett, ASLA, ASLA Fellow 2015, awards, Brochstein Pavilion, Community, FASLA, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Vectorworks Landmark
The American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of this year's 2010 Professional Awards. Out of 618 entries from 20 countries around the world, 49 were chosen for recognition. The awards ceremony will take place September 13 during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Washington, D.C.
Topics: ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, Blasen Landscape Architecture, Rice University, The Brochstein Pavillion, The Office of James Burnett, American Society of Landscape Architects, Landscape, Marion Brenner, Project Highlight