Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice by Bruce G. SharkyReady, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice by Bruce G. Sharky

Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional Practice

byBruce G. Sharky

Hardcover | September 16, 1994

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A textbook for the required course on professional practice in all accredited degree programs in landscape architecture. Covers essential areas of professional practice from marketing to project management, legal issues and technical specifications. Guides readers through planning a successful career in this field.
Title:Ready, Set, Practice: Elements of Landscape Architecture Professional PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 10.3 × 7.3 × 0.75 inPublished:September 16, 1994Publisher:Wiley

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471555126

ISBN - 13:9780471555124

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Table of Contents

Historical Perspective.

Ethical Perspectives and Professional Conduct.

Forms of Professional Practice.

Professional Continuum.

Marketing Yourself.

Professional Service.

Organizational Perspectives.

Starting a Small Design Firm.

Business Marketing.

Office Records.

Life of a Project.

Legal Issues.

Professional Services Contracts.

Technical Specifications.

Contract Administration.

Concluding Thoughts.




From Our Editors

In authoring this unique book, Bruce G. Sharky has rendered the landscape architecture community a valuable and much-needed service. On the one hand, it satisfies the long-standing demand for a comprehensive textbook for required courses on professional practice given in accredited landscape architecture degree programs throughout North America. At the same time, it functions as a superb guide to professional literacy and a career planner for young professionals just starting out. Few writers are as qualified as Bruce G. Sharky to author such a book. In addition to his extensive pedagogical experience, he has had more than twenty-five years professional experience working in top firms in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Winnipeg and as a partner in his own thriving Anchorage-based firm. In researching Ready, Set, Practice, Professor Sharky conducted a survey of professional practice courses offered in more than sixty programs in the U.S. and Canada. That survey revealed that there are more than 100 topics universally considered to be indispensable in a course desig