What’s Wrong with Landscape Architecture?

Execution. Grand ideals with no plan for real-world execution. Inspired by a recent blog post from new LA grad Win Phyo (https://landarchs.com/10-things-wrong-landscape-architecture-today/), I decided respond with a few thoughts from my perspective as a landscape architect, a member of a startup business, and an entrepreneur: Win, these are all accurate observations and it is awesome… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Landscape Architecture?

Webinar Series Launch

We here at Keysoft Landscape are introducing a monthly webinar program that will provide insights into key landscape architecture technology issues and opportunities aimed at helping designers save time and improve accuracy while enabling greater creativity. In this series I’ll detail how landscape architects can maximize productivity within AutoCAD to improve both design creativity and… Continue reading Webinar Series Launch

Why are Landscape Architects Being Pushed into Revit?

If you read my previous blog post, 5 Key Takeaways from ASLA 2016, you will remember that the most used word at the Keysoft booth was Revit. Regardless of their role, position, or seniority in their studio, most Landscape Architects have Revit on their mind, but for many different reasons. In LA-only studios, most practitioners… Continue reading Why are Landscape Architects Being Pushed into Revit?

Five Key Takeaways from ASLA 2016 in NOLA

Just a few years ago I was attending seminars, earning my CEUs, and absorbing the latest trends in our profession at the ASLA conference from the perspective of a PLA. This year I was at the Keysoft Solutions booth having conversations with practicing landscape architects about why they attended the conference, what they are taking… Continue reading Five Key Takeaways from ASLA 2016 in NOLA

Applying Lean Design Thinking to Landscape Architecture Practice

The Story Community planning consultants Happyland Collective, based in the Netherlands, conducted research in 2012-13 to find alignment between “lean startup” principles and “design thinking” principles (a new framework called “lean design thinking” developed by Muller & Thoring in 2012) and the landscape architecture design process. By combining a landscape architect’s competencies with these entrepreneurial… Continue reading Applying Lean Design Thinking to Landscape Architecture Practice

The Case for Precision

The Story Landscape architects are stereotyped as working in the “wild” end of the AEC industry. Plant material, soils, hydrology, and other natural systems appear to be imprecise (if viewed from the wrong perspective), therefore, other design professionals infer that landscape architects can get away with imprecise designs. It’s just dirt and shrubs, afterall. But,… Continue reading The Case for Precision

The Limits of BIM

The Story Building Information Modeling (BIM) compliance is on the horizon. Are we as landscape architects prepared to deal with it? Explanation The push for BIM compliance has outpaced the software industry’s offerings to the landscape architecture industry. Many firms are employing stop-gap measures using software optimized for buildings and building components, not the realm… Continue reading The Limits of BIM