2017 Alumni Connection Picnic July 23rd

June 12, 2017 in Events

Alumni Picnic 2017 Invite Flier-3

 

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New UCLA Extension Classes: Sketching in CUBA and How to Succeed in the Landscape Industry

June 12, 2017 in Education

UCLA Extension is offering two special classes.

First a class on the business of landscape and secondly a travel abroad class to CUBA.

How to Succeed in the Landscape Industry

I have heard Judith Guido speak and asked her to do this class. She has worked in the industry for over 15 years, as a Vice-President and Marketing CEO for many big firms.  She is very impressive and a great speaker and networker.  I hope you take advantage of this offering.

Sketching on Location in CUBA

Richard Scott and I will be leading a sketching trip to CUBA! Covering Havana and its environs, we will visit many gardens and some of the famous organic gardening cooperatives. This will be a terrific tour and  may be the only opportunity you have to sketch in CUBA as there is discussion of again of the new administration curtailing travel to this country. We will be having a WEBINAR information session on this on June 27 at noon, so please tune in!

You can use your Alumni Connection membership to get a discount on the Landscape Industry course! (Cuba has no discounts.)

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2017 special courses

Job Opportunity for for a Senior Landscape Designer in Newport Beach

October 24, 2016 in Job Opportunities

Headquartered in Los Angeles, NDH Search Worldwide is a leading recruiting firm for the design, architecture, and engineering communities around the globe.

NDH Search has a current opportunity for a Senior Landscape Designer for their client, Lifescapes International, Inc., located in Newport Beach, CA:

(See previous post for additional opportunity)

Our client, Lifescapes International, Inc., is one of the world’s leading landscape architectural design firms and is currently seeking to add a Senior Landscape Designer to their talented team of landscape architects.

They are a successful firm that has over the past five decades designed many celebrated, recognizable and award winning garden environments around the world. Their portfolio of work includes commercial, hospitality, residential, and roofscapes representing clients from casinos, resort and retail companies in the United States and worldwide.

Overview:

The ideal candidate has a degree in landscape architecture and minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience. They will be enthusiastic and passionate towards the pursuit of planting design and will be a horticultural expert. They will have the ability to create and oversee the installation of exceptional garden environments and emulate the company’s well-known vision of excellence. They will be able to coordinate with contractors in the field, and adapt to a variety of environmental and thematic considerations. The ideal candidate is required to have a solid working knowledge of plant materials. The position may require extensive travel both domestically and internationally.

Desired Skill Set:

  • Working technical knowledge preferred of Landscape Architecture, Architecture
  • Conceptual design on both master plan and detail scales
  • Clear understanding of technical / construction documents, plans, sections, elevations, construction details
  • Experience with field art direction / quality control
  • Enthusiastic, high energy
  • Passionate about horticultural design
  • Accustomed to dynamic, fast paced design studio environment
  • Great communication skills

Education and Licensure:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture

Firm provides:

  • A dynamic work environment with possibility for professional advancement
  • Full medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Generous vacation package, plus more
  • Optional 401k plan

Please do not contact our client directly.

Please contact: Brenda Mathews 510.316.7282 or at brenda.mathews@ndhsearch.com or Nancy Horne 323.464.6494 xt 101 or at nancy.horne@ndhsearch.com for more information and to submit your resume.

For more about NDH Search, please visit: ndhsearch.com

Job Opportunity for a Landscape Architect/Designer in Beverly Hills

October 24, 2016 in Job Opportunities

Headquartered in Los Angeles, NDH Search Worldwide is a leading recruiting firm for the design, architecture, and engineering communities around the globe.

NDH Search has a current opportunity for a Landscape Architect/Designer for their client, Christine London, Ltd., in Beverly Hills, CA:

(See next post for additional opportunity)

Our client, Christine London, Ltd., is a renowned landscape design firm that is seeking an experienced Landscape Architect/Designer to join their team.

This successful firm prides itself on designing compelling, beautiful, functional environments that enable and inspire people to live well. Their studio culture is based on collaboration, mutual respect, and a shared belief in the transformative influence that quality design can have on our lives. They particularly value the productive and engaging relationships that result from client and design team collaborations.

The ideal candidate has 5+ years’ related experience, is dedicated and passionate towards the pursuit of design excellence and professional growth, enjoys collaboration, has a positive self start attitude and possesses outstanding design skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Designer, collaboration with principal in concept development and design features
  • Project Management, coordination with contractors and consultants, from bidding to completion and coordination with clients, from schematic design to completion
  • Preparing presentation packages, sketching schematic design, delegating and managing drawings
  • Preparing construction documents, design development – details and delegating and managing drawings

Desired Skill Set:

  • Conceptual design on both master plan and detail scales
  • AutoCAD – proficient in CAD with clear understanding of technical drawings – plans, sections and elevations.
  • Project Management – both onsite and administrative
  • Perspective Drawing – strong rendering skills for master plans, perspectives, elevations and sections.
  • SketchUp is a plus – graphic renderings and presentation.
  • Adobe Creative Suite – Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Good communication skills

Please do not contact our client directly.

Please contact: Brenda Mathews 510.316.7282 or at brenda.mathews@ndhsearch.com or Nancy Horne 323.464.6494 xt 101 or at nancy.horne@ndhsearch.com for more information and to submit your resume.

For more about NDH Search, please visit: ndhsearch.com

July 31, 2016 – Alumni Connection Picnic

June 21, 2016 in Events

July 31, 2016 – Alumni Connection Picnic

Details to follow.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 – San Marcos Growers – Plants for the California Garden

June 21, 2016 in Events

Flier below. More details to follow.

2016July Flier – 2016July

Part Time Freelance Opportunity in Culver City California

May 6, 2016 in Job Opportunities

 

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Very busy residential drought tolerant landscape designer. Owner is a graduate of the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.

Office Location: Culver city
Client location: all over town
website: boslerearthdesign.com
email:boslerearthdesign@gmail.com

BoslerEarthDesign

 

Work Description:

  • Looking for part time help, flexible hours
  • Excellent AutoCad skills, LandFX a plus
  • Good InDesign , Photoshop, Excel skills
  • Drought tolerant plant material knowledge a plus
  • May be required to participate in site surveys
  • Hourly rate: $20-$25  depending on experience

Business is booming so may be other possibilities in the future.

Email Catherine at boslerearthdesign@gmail.com if interested

Job Opportunity – Landscape Maintenance Manager and Design Assistant (Topanga, CA 90290)

April 21, 2016 in Job Opportunities

Busy and diverse Landscape Design/Build/Maintain office seeks Landscape Maintenance Manager and Design Assistant with knowledge of irrigation, drainage, drought tolerant plant material and overall landscape experience. Must have great communication and organizational skills, and work in AutoCAD / Sketch up specifically for landscape. Part-time position available immediately, that can grow into full time.
Your duties would include:
Organize and schedule the maintenance crew and generate daily work descriptions.
Communicate with and visit maintenance clients maintaining our high quality standards; including but not limited to soil probing, identifying vectors, adjusting drainage.
Work with design team to produce design concepts, sun studies, irrigation, lighting layouts, presentation layouts, and final presentations. Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch Up Please include Resume/Portfolio Samples with Response Location: Topanga, California 90290 Hourly – Negotiable- based on experience
Please send your Resume/Cover Letter to:
omanager@campionwalker.com

Water, Soil, Trees: Planning for a Sustainable Future Feb 21, 2016 Event

February 16, 2016 in Events

Water, Soil, Trees: Planning for a Sustainable Future

Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 8:00am – 2:00pm
TreePeople Conference Center
12601 Mulholland Drive,  Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Begin the day with a light breakfast and networking, then enjoy three experts’ presentations on preparing for a sustainable future in the face of climate change.  Each presentation will include a Q&A session.

Following the presentations, enjoy an organic lunch and a moderated roundtable discussion between all three presenters.  We will wrap up the day with additional Q&A and networking.

 

Rain Water Harvesting:  a good idea for your landscape
Catch it – Move it – Store it – Use it

Marilee Kuhlmann
Urban Water Group, Inc.
Comfort Zones Garden Design

Be Loyal to Your Soil
What is it?
Why is it important?
What’s going on down there?
Frenemies & enemies of soil
Building better soil

Paula Henson
Urban Water Group, Inc.
Terra Bella Landscape Design

Preparing our trees for the next century…
 Impact of climate change on urban trees
How can we adapt?
Species selection for the next century
Reduce problems and improve tolerance

Lisa Smith
Registered Consulting Arborist #464
ISA Certified Arborist #WE3782
ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualified

Please RSVP and attend our event!

http://sustainable-feb21.eventbrite.com


COST
$35  Alumni Connection members *
$45  Non-Members

* Membership is open to all UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program graduates, instructors, current students, and friends and family of Full Members. Annual dues range from $10-$40 depending upon the member category.

TreePeople

Design Thinking Workshop at UCLA Extension

February 16, 2016 in Events

Give your organization an edge in the forward-thinking social-impact movement.

Enroll your team-members in UCLA Extension’s exclusive weekend workshop, “Design Thinking.”
This stimulating three-day experience is led by Marc Mertens, CEO of the revolutionary design firm A Hundred Years, which has been called an operation of “creative genius” (Forbes). It will also be led by the equally talented Barbara Groth, CEO and Creative Director of Big Buddha Baba. Both of these design firms work with projects that are catalysts of social change. In this intensive deep-dive into the tools and methodologies of design thinking, you’ll learn ways to strengthen employees’ insights, brainstorming skills, and design abilities.
Applicable to professionals in various industries, students are given hands-on design challenges, and encouraged to embark on the rich process of research and discovery that can translate into real-world benefits for your organization. Previous projects have involved app building, library reimagining, and redesigning how people experience art.
Enroll now. The future awaits!
Design Thinking Workshop: Designing for Impact
Questions? Contact us at (310) 206-1422, or email ux@uclaextension.edu.

Course Discription:

This three-day workshop is an intensive deep dive into the tools and methodologies of design thinking and prototyping. Students are given a real-world design challenge and then embark on the process of research and discovery, mapping the challenge, brainstorming the possibilities, sketching and improvisation, defining the opportunity, and prototyping experiences to drive impact across digital and physical landscapes. The emphasis in the workshop is on immersion, collaboration, experimentation, invention, and experience design.

Los Angeles: A Hundred Years
Friday, 6-9pm,
March 4

Los Angeles: A Hundred Years
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm,
March 5 – 6

3 meetings total

No refund after Mar 3.