1. What do you think is the most exciting development in landscape architecture at the moment?
There is a lot of exciting moves happening in landscape architecture. Landscape urbanism design is becoming quite popular in the course of study in many university studio settings. Also, the wave of digital visual representation is becoming more standard in the design communication and research aspects. Students are using PhotoShop and Illustrator to visualize environments in more photo-realistic ways. Some students are using more complex 3D programs such as Rhino with Grasshopper plugin to generate parametric landscape designs.
2. What are your 3 favorite landscape architecture books?
-Great City Parks
-Recovering Landscapes: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture
-Taking Measure across the American Landscape
3. What made you choose to have a career in landscape architecture, and what would you be doing now if you had gone down a different path?
I enjoyed designing spaces for people, and environmental design. I also enjoy geographical design and mapping.
Not quite sure what I would be doing, I have always had a desire to pursue a career in graphics, architecture, and a landscape since a young age, but I would probably speculate something in the field of health and fitness, if I did not pursue this path..
4. Sum up the profession in 3 words.
Art, environment, mapping
5. What advice would you give to aspiring authors in landscape architecture?
-understand what the trends in design, research , technology or visual representation are in landscape architecture, and see if they are fully covered in other publications, and discover what are the missing points in other publications. These gaps or un-tackled issues can be the main concept of your book.