BLA Grad, Rick Bogaert Built a Diverse Career by Taking Risks
The master plan for Rick Bogaert’s 30-year career in landscape architecture has been revised several times as he’s adapted to changes within the profession and looked for new opportunities to build what he calls a “diversified” portfolio of skills. “I can’t think of another profession where its practitioners are more varied in what they do than in landscape architecture,” he says. Since completing his BLA in 1984, Bogaert has taken on design projects ranging from streetscapes, institutional planning, lakefronts and marinas, housing developments and recreational spaces, as well as environmental restorations and large infrastructure projects such as four-lane highways and light-rail transportation. He’s worked in small design firms, in municipal planning and in large multidisciplinary firms with landscape architects and allied professionals under the same roof. See full article in The Portico magazine.