Entries by Frank Varro

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 8- M. Paul Friedberg

Podcast Episode 8: M. Paul Friedberg Chapter President Jennifer Nitzky and I sat down for a conversation with M. Paul Friedberg at his house in Manhattan. It was just announced that Paul will receive the ASLA Medal this year. He has created spaces across the world, including Minneapolis’s Peavey Plaza, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places, and Pershing Park in Washington D.C. In our next episode, we will discuss the current situation with Pershing Park, which is […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 7- Daniel Tal

Podcast Episode 7: Daniel Tal In this episode, recorded in November at the National Meeting for ASLA, I sit down with Daniel Tal, Author of two books on using sketchup in design. As a Landscape Architect he currently runs a 3D studio for a multidisciplinary firm in Denver. I originally met Daniel at an ASLA National Meeting several years ago while I was doing freelance 3D graphics. In this episode we talked about trends in 3D modeling, Realism vs. style, BIM’s role in […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 6- Tom Tavella

Podcast Episode 6: Tom Tavella In this episode, recorded in November at the National Meeting for ASLA, we have a conversation with Landscape Architect Tom Tavella. Tom is the immediate Past President for ASLA National, and is a Senior Associate with Alta Planning and Design. We spoke about how he went from an Art Major to studying Landscape Architecture, the importance of continuing to learn if you want to be a successful designer, and what daily life is like as a […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 5- Richard Alomar

Podcast Episode 5: Richard Alomar In this episode, Co-hosted by Kathleen Cholewka, we have a conversation with Landscape Architect Richard Alomar. We discuss his journey from Agronomy to being an Assistant Professor at Rutgers, some differences between large and small firms, the cultural side of design and Space, and the power of using sketching as a tool to better see and feel the places around you. We also talk about several events happening this April for World Landscape Architecture Month. For […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 4- Tim Nickerson

Podcast Episode 4: Tim Nickerson Co-hosted by Amy Verel, in this month’s podcast we have a conversation with Boston Chapter President Tim Nickerson. We talk about our unexpected career trajectories, the Project Management side of Landscape Architecture, the importance of networking and more. Listen Now Subscribe via RSS HERE Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes!   If you have questions or comments, e-mail Podcast@aslany.org or tweet @ASLA_NY or Frank at @LandArchGamer Amy Verel is @ACVerel   Our theme Music is by Daemon Hatfield– @DaemZero […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 3- Bill Eubanks and Susan Hatchell

Podcast Episode 3: Bill Eubanks and Susan Hatchell Co-hosted by Amy Verel, we have a conversation with Landscape Architects Susan Hatchell and Bill Eubanks. We discuss, among other things, how we got into the profession, Landscape Architecture’s role in the urban environment, and give some advice to those new to the profession.   Listen Now Subscribe via RSS HERE iTunes support coming soon!   If you have questions or comments, e-mail Podcast@aslany.org or tweet @ASLA_NY or @LandArchGamer Amy Verel is @ACVerel […]

Roots of Design Podcast Episode 2- Jennifer Nitzky

Podcast Episode 2: A chat with new Chapter President Jennifer Nitzky This episode of the Roots Of Design podcast is a conversation with Jennifer Nitzky that was recorded last year.  Co-hosted by Frank Varro and Kathleen Cholewka, we talk about design, cooking, travel, the profession, and more.   Listen Now Subscribe via RSS HERE iTunes support coming soon!   If you have questions or comments, e-mail Podcast@aslany.org or tweet @ASLA_NY or @LandArchGamer   Roots of Design is sponsored by Unilock