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Careers, Lights, and Rock 'n' Roll

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 1/6/17 11:33 AM
The Vectorworks crew attended the Rock in Rio: Lisbon music festival last summer. Partnering with Production Resource Group (PRG) to provide Vision previsualization services to the designers lighting up the event’s five nights of performances, we also took time to document the construction of the fest’s stages, talk with the bands’ lighting designers, and see the power of Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision software in action. Read More

Topics: Adam Bassett, Entertainment, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Patrick Woodroffe, PRG, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Rock in Rio Madrid, Stereophonics, Terry Cook, Vision, 2012 London Olympics, Brent Clark, Coldplay, Götz Bauer, Legends of Summer, Nick Whitehouse, Olympics, Woodroffe Bassett Design

Live from Lisbon: Bringing Rock in Rio to You

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/24/16 11:03 AM
The days were warm, the nights were cool, and the shows were hot at Rock in Rio: Lisbon. Over our week in Portugal, we worked hard and played hard, taking every opportunity to interview the lighting designers working at the festival. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, playlist, PRG, rock in rio, sponsorship, Spotlight, Vision, Community, ESP Vision, inspiration, music

Live from Lisbon: Rock in Rio Pre-Show

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/18/16 5:07 PM
By Liz Bauman, Content Marketing and Strategy Manager at Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: 30th Rock in Rio, Adam Lambert, Entertainment, @FrankOnDesign, Joseph Simons, previsualization, PRG, Queen, rigging, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Stewart Rom, Stewart Rom Chief Marketing Officer, Vision, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Baltimore Maryland, Beyoncé, Brandon Eckstorm, Bruce Springsteen, "Crazy in Love", Cueing, entertainment and event technology solutions, ESP Vision, Frank Brault, Hollywood Vampires, Joe Dimaio, KoЯn, lighting design, lighting technology, Lisbon Portugal, Liz Bauman Content Marketing and Strategy Manager, Maroon 5, Parque da Bela Vista, previz, Vision Studio

Inspiration: Designing for Detail at the SwissFEL Research Facility

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 12/28/15 11:56 AM
The design and construction of the SwissFEL particle acceleratory facility in the forests of Switzerland presented architects and civil engineers with unique challenges. But equipped with Vectorworks software's BIM capabilities, architects at Itten+Brechbühl AG developed a model to account for the meticulous level of detail required to design a facility that houses a state-of-the-art free electron laser while also respecting the lush habitats of the surrounding landscape. Read More

Topics: Andreas Johri, SwissFEL, SwissFEL particle acceleratory facility, BIM, Community, inspiration, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, Journal of the National Institute of Building Scie

The Holiday Gift Guide for the Designer Who Has Everything

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 12/7/15 11:21 AM
Shopping for the designers in your life can be a challenge, but we’re here to help with some great holiday gift ideas chosen by Vectorworks staff members from across the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, holiday gifts, Community, gift guide, Landscape

New from Business of Creativity: Expanding the Territory of Design with BIM

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/22/15 11:57 AM
Explore the ingenuity of BIM workflows and the impact of technology on creativity with renowned architects-turned-authors, Richard Garber, AIA, Principal, GRO Architects, PLLC, and Director of the School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and François Lévy, AIA, Principal, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture. Read More

Topics: François Lévy, Richard J. Garber, BIM, creativity, inspiration

Sustainability, Innovation, and Design: Offshore Windfarms and the Future of Green Energy

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/19/15 9:56 AM
Working for a small firm doesn’t mean you can’t make big changes. Just ask Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Throughout his career, Kipnis has challenged design paradigms by blending excellence in architecture with a social conscience as part of a five-person architectural team. Read More

Topics: American Institute of Architects, Architecture, environmental design, FAIA, Nathan Kipnis, sustainability, Vectorworks, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, wind farm

Important Design Considerations with Accessibility in Mind

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/5/15 11:45 AM
Each year at the AIA National Convention, a select number of architects who are making outstanding contributions to the industry through design excellence, furthering the field of architectural education, or advancing the profession are elevated as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on a select few AIA members, including Janis Kent, architect, CASp. We recently sat down with Kent to learn more about what makes her stand out in her field and pick up a few tips on accessibility planning. Here's what we learned: Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, FAIA, Janis Kent, Stepping Thru Accessibility, accessibility, BIM, Community, Notable User

Learn How BIM Gives Buildings Back to the Architect and Earn 1 HSW LU

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/20/15 11:48 AM
Looking to expand your understanding of how building information modeling (BIM) transforms the design process while earning 1 HSW LU? We have just the answer with our latest article in the May issue of Architectural Record. Written by Peter Arsenault, FAIA, “Building Information Modeling as a Design Process” presents a compelling look at the future of architecture. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling as a Design Process, Education, resources, Architectural Record, BIM, HSW LU, Learn How BIM Gives Buildings Back to the Architec, Peter Arsenault

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