More people should be so lucky as to spend a day with the Exleys, the spirited husband and wife team behind Architecture Is Fun. We recently met up with Peter, FAIA, and Sharon who run their architecture and design firm in Chicago, creating spaces for children of all ages that are distinguished by beauty, art, and form. What we quickly learned is that the Exleys make the design process “fun” because they’re great listeners and creative problem-solvers. You can't help but feel inspired by these playmakers.
Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA, Architecture, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Community, Customer Appreciation Party, Education, Firm Profile, inspiration, Peter Exley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Highlight, Sharon Exley, Success Story, Vectorworks Design Summit, visionary
Are you a current undergrad student or emerging professional who graduated in 2010 or later? Would you like to attend PLANET Student Career Days, USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo, or LAbash 2015 without having to pay the registration fee? Now you can! Just enter our Conference Pass Giveaway by February 2, 2015, and you could be a winner.
Topics: Community, Conference Pass Giveaway, Education, Entertainment, Facebook, LABash 2015, Landscape, PLANET Student Career Days, Planet Vectorworks, Stewart Rom, trade shows, USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo
Topics: Community, Default Render mode, Education, Landmark, PDF, Planet Vectorworks, Projection options, resources, Spotlight, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks YouTube Channel, @VectorworksHelp
We released Vectorworks 2015 back in September, but if you're still using the Vectorworks 2014 product line, you can now get our fifth Service Pack, which features improvements and updates in the following areas:
Topics: Callout tool, Community, DXF/DWG, Education, Landmark, Landscape, Mac OS X Yosemite, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Service Pack, standard naming, Vectorworks 2014, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Architect
It’s time to once again highlight some of the best tech tips from our YouTube channel and share recent tech news you may have missed.
Topics: Community, Curtain Wall object, Editing workspaces, IFC, Planet Vectorworks, publish command, resources, Saved Views, Service Pack, SP2, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks YouTube Channel, View Transition Animation, workgroup referencing, Worksheets, workspaces, YouTube
It’s time for another tech roundup where we highlight some of our best tech tip videos from our YouTube channel to help designers get the most out of their Vectorworks software, as well as share recent tech news you may have missed.
When a community of quirky, mischievous creatures hits the big screen in the nationwide US opening of The Boxtrolls this weekend, you’ll have Oregon-based LAIKA to thank. Known for its Academy Award-nominated films ParaNorman and Coraline, the animation studio has created a stop-motion, hand-drawn, and computer-generated movie in which young people discover who they are and what they want to be, learning that the things that define us most are the choices we make and the people we touch.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Alan Snow, Coraline, Elle Fanning, Entertainment, Here Be Monsters, Kieron Thomas, LAIKA, ParaNorman, Project Highlight, Sir Ben Kingsley, stop-motion animation, The Boxtrolls, Toni Collette, Travis Knight, Vectorworks software
Last week, we recognized 15 students as 2014 Vectorworks Design Scholars and revealed that a project by Diego Bermudez, a landscape design graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania, was the top entry. Bermudez won the Richard Diehl Award, impressing judges with his creative solution to a real-world problem.
The Vectorworks Design Scholarship program awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships today to promising design students around the world who impressed judges with their imagination and creativity. Fifteen students from eight countries will receive $3,000 to support their studies. Their schools will also receive Vectorworks software licenses and training.
Topics: Alexander Davey Thomson, Andrea Linney, Chen Yin Feng, Community, Daniel Sweeting, Diego Bermudez, Education, Enoch Wes Calkin, Judyta Cichocka, Lisa Vromman, Marcel Hauert, Markus Bobik, Michael Signorile, Paul Dembeck, Planet Vectorworks, Richard Diehl, Shao Xing Yu, Tina Simon, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Wu Xin Jing
Neil Marshall's role as a director and Chartered Architectural Technologist at The Design Büro in the UK covers everything from securing future work to delivering multimillion-pound schemes within the healthcare sector. One of his biggest roles over the past few years, however, has been overseeing the integration of BIM into the daily activities of the practice. Marshall believes that adopting BIM workflows at the start of the design phase inspires building users to engage with the design process and aids in the delivery of a better built environment.