Monday, May 19, 2008

Tell Me About It...

Good news for all those purveyors of Landscape Architecture.
Bad news for those who like having time to blog... :)

Landscape architects staying busy
POSTED: 03:20 PM PDT Monday, May 19, 2008BY

From the Oregon DJC:

"A majority of landscape architects, nationally, remained busy in the first quarter of this year.

In the latest quarterly survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects, 55 percent of respondents said their billable hours are at or above average. In addition, 38 percent plan to hire additional more landscape architects in the current quarter. The survey queried 427 firms.

"Landscape architecture firms have turned to high-end residential work, commercial development and public sector projects to mitigate the slowdown from the housing market," said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA.

The survey also showed that landscape architecture firms are seeing high interest from clients in sustainability issues. About 73 percent of clients expressed interest in bioswales and stormwater management, and nearly the same percentage want low maintenance, native plantings. About 28 percent voiced interest in green roofs."

At least I have an excuse for my dismal posting rate lately :)

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