Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable.
Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University
For students trying to break into the professional world, networking and exposure are everything. That’s why Nemetschek Vectorworks created the Student Conference Pass program, a competition where students who write compelling essays about their career aspirations are selected to attend major industry conferences at our expense. Students Ry Burke of Reed College, Carson Cooper of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Megan Ukoh of University of Maryland, College Park, traveled to the LDI, ASLA, and Greenbuild conferences this year, respectively. Keep an eye on these up-and-coming industry professionals!
Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Education, Entertainment, Megan Ukoh, Planet Vectorworks, Ry Burke, Spotlight, Student Conference Pass Program, Vectorworks, Carson Cooper, Nemetschek Vectorworks, trade shows
Theatrical productions are an important outlet through which people can express their creativity and explore their artistic visions. So when drama students at Northwood High School got to use Vectorworks Spotlight software to design sets for their fall play, “The Ash Girl,” a dark twist on the classic tale of Cinderella, they were able to take their passion for the stage one step further.
Did you know that we support the academic community through a Conference Pass Giveaway program? We do! Winners of this essay competition can attend a major industry conference without worrying about registration costs or hotel fees. Students get the chance to interact with experts in their field, and we help them to reach their professional goals with Vectorworks software.
Topics: Academic Community, AIA, Architecture, Conference Pass Giveaway, Education, Entertainment, Spotlight, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, American Institute of Architects Convention, BLMC, Broadway Lighting Master Classes, Kevin Vasquez, Michelle Lee, trade shows