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Cearnal Andrulaitis' focus on BIM saves time and builds a beautiful community

Posted by Julie McClure on 1/8/13 8:31 AM

The Santa Barbara Bank & Trust building makes a prominent, architectural statement. Courtesy of Amber Medley Photography.

Cearnal Andrulaitis has an unparalleled record of success focused on architectural and interior design on Santa Barbara's South Coast. But perhaps more unique is how efficiently this firm uses Vectorworks Architect software and a BIM workflow to achieve innovative design solutions.

"When we only worked in 2D, it was tedious to complete all our elevations and sections while showing multiple window sizes and heights correctly," says Joe Andrulaitis, AIA, LEED BD+C, a partner at the 11-person firm. "When designing with a BIM workflow, however, this tedium disappears and saves us a tremendous amount of time."

The office is a vital, creative environment where great design evolves through great teamwork. Courtesy of DesignWorks Media.

Click here to read this new article that explores this talented firm led by Brian Cearnal, AIA, LEED AP, and Andrulaitis. The profile also highlights several projects, including the prominent Santa Barbara Bank & Trust building, and Alma del Pueblo, a large Mission-style building with Colonial Revival features that was designed to achieve a LEED for Homes Platinium designation. Once completed, Alma del Pueblo will include 37 residential units and stores atop podium parking, as well as courtyards, a club room, and a rooftop garden.

The profile concludes with a summary of Bella Riviera, one of Cearnal Andrulaitis' largest BIM projects to date. Nearing completion, the project involved the construction of 115 townhomes on a six-acre, terraced site with grand ocean views, native craftsman architecture, as well as the dramatic whites and Terra-cotta hues of Spanish colonial design. We hope you enjoy getting to know the people and projects of Cearnal Andrulaitis as much as we have!

 

Topics: Alma del Pueblo, Bella Riviera, Firm Profile, LEED Platinum, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, Joe Andrulaitis

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