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Landscape Architecture Month: Bringing Ideas to Reality

4-26-2022

By Palmer Sandeno

Palmer is currently a Junior in the Landscape Architecture program at Washington State University. He has been interning with the Puget Sound Community Building and Landscape Architecture group at Parametrix for the last year.

3D modeling and photo-realistic visualizations can take a project from concept to reality. Showing stakeholders what a project will look like can help in the decision-making process and generate community support.

As part of my internship at Parametrix, I have helped several clients create renderings by taking a CAD base into a 3D modeling software such as Rhino or Sketchup. Which program we use depends on site-specific needs such as structure design or large open spaces. From there, I use a rendering software, such as Lumion, to apply texture, vegetation, and entourage to the site to breathe some life into it. We can use existing site imagery as a backgr... (more)

 

World Landscape Architecture Month: Honoring Landscape Architects Who Inspire Us

4-13-2022

By Jason Ceralde, PLA

Each year, April is declared as World Landscape Architecture Month with many states, including Washington, making official proclamations. The landscape architects of Parametrix would like to thank everyone who is taking the time to observe and honor the history and the role of our profession. No matter if we are engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, builders, construction managers, designers, drafters, scientists, etc.; we are part of an ongoing legacy of shaping the world’s environment. Each of us plays a role in this collaborative process to bring human experience in touch with natural ecosystems for the public health and safety of our communities.

In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, we are paying homage to landscape architects of history who have influenced us i... (more)

 

Meet the Landscape Architects of Parametrix

4-20-2021

April is World Landscape Architecture Month. We’re celebrating landscape architects for their role in deepening the connections between people and the environment. Meet our team of landscape architects who work on projects that have a profound effect on the places we live, work, and visit.

 

Frank Ide headshot with water in background

Frank Ide, PLA

Frank is a Senior Planner based out of our Spokane, WA office. He has over 30 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in landscape architecture? 

I initially pursued landscape architect... (more)