When I was in school studying Landscape Architecture, professors would walk around the design studio, look at your partially drawn landscape design and ask what your concept was. They really didn’t care what the design looked like because design is so subjective. What they were interested in was your concept for the client and how the concept supported the overall design. While walking The Culinary Institute of America today, I got a quick chuckle. My mind flashed back to my days as a landscape design student. The planters placed around the campus were so appropriate and I’m sure would have gotten praise from my past Landscape Architecture professors. The obvious question is whether the vegetables in the planters are used in any of the C.I.A. restaurants.