Six landscape architects tell us about the ins, outs, ups,
and downs of life as a sole practitioner.
Edited by Linda McIntyre
What’s it like to strike out on your own as a sole
After a bad, or even just humdrum, day at the office, many
have dreamed of taking the entrepreneurial plunge and establishing their own
one-person practice. You can focus on projects that mean the most to you, keep
a flexible schedule, take more time off, do things your way.
Or can you?
To see what it’s really like working in what John Anderson,
ASLA, calls “the ultimate small firm,” Landscape
Architecture talked to a group of sole practitioners. Here’s what they told
“Lean and Mean” Is My Calling Card
John C. Anderson, ASLA
Anderson Design Inc. • Lawrenceville, Georgia
• Six years in solo practice; formerly worked in established
landscape architecture firms in Atlanta
I worked for a number of established landscape architecture
firms in Atlanta, but I always knew that eventually I would want to do my own
My work breaks down as follows: 50 percent higher
education/campus planning, 10 percent parks and recreation, 20 percent
streetscapes, 10 percent office/commercial development, and 10 percent planned
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