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Landscape Architecture Is Evolving

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/27/19 5:46 PM   |  2 min read time

The landscape architecture industry, as it moves to standardize BIM workflows, is experiencing a transition not unlike moving from hand drawings to CAD drafting.

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Topics: Eric Gilbey, awards, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM for Landscape, DLA, Landscape Business, Digital Landscape Architecture, Twenty for 2019

Toolsets for Success: 3 Prize-winning Designs

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/28/19 11:55 AM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks loves supporting student designers. Our Design Scholarship does just that — it’s a chance for students to win a substantial cash prize along with recognition in the realm of design.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, Scholarship, Vectorworks Architect, ComputerWorks, interior design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Alexander Drachenberg, Sophia Rodermund, University of Wuppertal, Florian Rothermel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, The Other Place, Dormouse – Staying in the Old Barn, Bergwärts

An Exclusive Look at Innovation at Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/13/19 5:22 PM   |  2 min read time

It’s not a stretch to say that design requires imagination. You start with an idea, it evolves, you adapt — the creative process seems to start broad, almost wishful. It starts with a question: “What if?”

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Innovation Week, Marionette, Innovation Expo, Natalie Nixon

5 Ways to Get Started with Vectorworks

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/7/19 3:09 PM   |  6 min read time

Vectorworks software is beginner-friendly. At first, it felt out of my league. I didn't know where to begin. But hesitancy subsided as I realized how learning the basics is just downright feasible.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Training, layers and classes, Viewports, Core Concepts, Bryan Seigel

Celebrating Sustainable Earth Day Designs

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/22/19 4:36 PM   |  6 min read time

For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work! 

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Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre

How Trade Shows Grow Your Influence in the Landscape Industry

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/10/19 2:54 PM   |  5 min read time

As a landscape professional, you might ask yourself: What’s the point of trade associations? Why do they exist? Who benefits? Well, look no further, because we have answers.

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Topics: Eric Gilbey, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Danilo Maffei, trade shows, Vectorworks Canada, 2019 APLD International Design Conference, Landscape Ontario, Landscape Ontario Congress, Association of Professional Landscapers, GIE+Expo, LANDSCAPES, trade associations

A New Way to View the "I" in BIM

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/19 3:39 PM   |  11 min read time

In recent years, digital design has seen a transformation with the implementation of BIM, or Building Information Modeling, the concept that data be attached to its corresponding digital model. The idea here is to ease communication between project partners by having one point-of-reference, one model that can be used through all design phases — from sketching to construction. 

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Topics: Martyn Horne, BIM, COBie, IFC, Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks UK, BIM Show Live 2019, BIM Show Live, UK BIM Alliance

5 Helpful Tips from a Scholarship Winner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/11/19 12:19 PM   |  3 min read time

The 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship is in full effect. Only a few months remain before the August 29 deadline.

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Topics: Richard Diehl Award, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, #FundMyVision, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Students, Don't Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/25/19 10:59 AM   |  1 min read time

Time is running out! Students, don’t forget to apply to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, where you could win $10,000 USD. You can even recycle old work — just make sure you submit by August 29, 2019 and answer the 3 short questions in 150 words or less. It’s that easy.

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Topics: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Natasha Polozenko, Stephanie Dudak, Wes Calkin, Benno Schmitz, Diego Bermudez, Philadelphia University, University of Cincinnati, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Design Scholarship, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

"Scenery of the Region": This Nursery Has Served 3 Generations

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/20/19 10:43 AM   |  5 min read time

Imagine a space for children that’s both indoors and out, a play space conditioned to let in the best weather and keep out the worst.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, AMP, Makoto Maeda, AIWA Nursery, amahaji, hamaen, Okinawa, Architecture MasterPrize, hana blocks

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