Catching Up

It’s been another couple of busy weeks here in the office.  A looming deadline has kept me away from most social media even more than ever lately.  Hopefully things will lighten up in the next couple of weeks and things will slow down enough that we can remember to breathe.  We’ve been working on updating our portfolio of projects that we’ve completed over the last year and should be updating them over the next few weeks, so please check back regularly for more updates.


We’ve received a couple of requests asking when we are going to host our inaugural Social Media Bootcamp.  We are looking at two dates right now, either Saturday, November 12th or Saturday, November 19th.  We still need to verify the availability of the host location and coordinate with the Arizona Chapter of ASLA to determine the date of their annual strategic planning meeting. Boyd is on the executive committee for the chapter and needs to attend that meeting as well.  They chapter is looking at one of these two dates and as soon as they finalize their date, we will finalize ours.  So stay tuned!


Finally, Boyd’s last two columns for Landscape Architect Business Magazine are available.  We forgot to provide the link last week, so you can read his column here.  Last week Boyd discussed the need for sometimes having to “get back to basics”.  In his column he shares the story of a colleague who was shortlisted for a park project and their team built a model for the interview.  We’re currently working on setting up an interview with them to discuss the project and share the process of building their model with you.


This week, Boyd reflects on growing up and planting a family garden and the values that he learned from doing so.  You can read this week’s column here and please leave us a comment and let us know if you have a similar experience.  We’d love to hear from you!

The Latest

It’s been a busy week here at CDG and we have an announcement that we are very excited about!  We’re working on the final details for an all day hands-on social media workshop.  We have created an events page on our blog, and will be posting the details early next week. We don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, but if you’ve ever wanted a hands on workshop where someone teaches you how to create a Twitter and Facebook page for your business as well as help you create a top notch LinkedIn page for yourself, then mark your calendar for October 15, 2011, (EDIT: Due to a scheduling conflict, we are going to have to re-schedule until November. Please check back soon and we will post an update with the new date. Thanks!) because this workshop will be for you!

In other news, Boyd’s Friday column, The Week-Ender, for Landscape Architect Business magazine has been posted and you can read it here. This week Boyd discusses the importance of water as a natural resource and whether or not we should reconsider using water features in our landscape designs. After you read this article, please let us know what you think. We look forward to your comments!

Welcome to September

As we enter the month of September we are anxiously awaiting the cooler temperatures of fall.  Even though the reality of the situation is that we still have at least six more weeks of really warm weather, we anticipate the changing of the seasons and all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Today is Friday, and that brings us to our latest column for Landscape Architect Business magazine.  This week Boyd reminisces about his college experience and reminds us that we all have something to contribute to our great profession.

Before we close, we’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.  Please be safe and enjoy your time off. So without further delay, read the column here.

Busy Week

It’s been a busy week here at CDG.  Yesterday was our Central section AzASLA luncheon.  We had a great presentation on the history of the canal system in Phoenix dating back to the early 1900s.  It was really interesting to see and hear about the history of agriculture in the valley and how abundantly green the valley once was.

On another note, Boyd’s most recent column, The Week-ender, for Landscape Architect Business Magazine is now online.  This week, Boyd gives his thoughts on how improper maintenance can be detrimental to the success and sustainability of a landscape design.  Read it here.  We’d love to hear your opinion or thoughts on the matter here, so please comment below.

New Weekly Column

We are excited to be a part of  a new online publication called Landscape Architect Business.  Every week LA Business publishes a Week-Ender column and our own, Boyd Coleman, will be a regular contributor.  We will post links to the column here and hope that you will leave feedback regarding your thoughts about the articles. Also, let us know if you have any ideas for topics that you would like to read.

You can read Boyd’s latest column “Summer Blues” here.