Energy Modeling For All

Posted by Guest Author on 10/23/14 11:56 AM   |  3 min read time

By Nathan Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal at Kipnis Architecture + Planning

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Energy Use Intensity, EUI, HEED, Net Zero, resources, Sefaira, 2030 Commitment, American In, Community, IES, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, LEED Gold, Nate Kipnis, third party partner

Join The Business of Creativity

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/1/14 11:56 AM   |  2 min read time

Design is all about finding unique solutions. So, how do you stand out in a world where uniformity is rewarded? Join the online, interactive discussion that will connect the dots between vision and reality in The Business of Creativity Google+ Hangout on Air October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. This hour-long discussion, led by Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks, will define what it means to be visionary and how flexible workflows help designers discover new ways to imagine and construct their projects. From small firms to large, the panel of practitioners will share details about their creative workflows and perspectives on the future of technology.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Entertainment, Novedge, Rob Glisson, rojo Architecture, Ron Kwaske, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, Aurora Meneghello, Community, #DiscussDesign, Google+ Hangout on Air, Landscape, MIchael Klaers, Morris Architects, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Office Ron Kwaske Architect, The Small Group, vectorworks 2015

Video: What Do You Love About Architecture?

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/21/14 12:01 PM   |  1 min read time

What is it about being an architect that you really love? Is it the exploration down a path of discovery to solve a difficult design challenge? Is it creating award-winning work, collaborating with accomplished team members, or grinding through a set of construction documents?

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Success Story, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architect, Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, Community, Joe Andrulaitis, Michael Timcheck, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Video: Interior Design with Karen Lewis at The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/18/14 11:59 AM   |  1 min read time

We're thrilled to showcase the talents of another Vectorworks user. In this new video, Karen Lewis discusses how office trends and meaningful materials impact the projects she creates as an interior designer at The M Group Architects & Interior Architects in Reston, Virginia (USA). The 17-person firm is sought after by building owners and corporate and industrial clients for office building architecture and interiors, as well as by government contractors and agencies for mission-critical and secure design. Their work varies from 5,000-square-foot tenant spaces to building complexes totaling one million square feet.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Michael Timcheck, Project Highlight, YouTube

Meet Our BLMC and AIA Conference Pass Winners

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/15/14 10:37 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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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

Hamilton + Aitken Architects Honored for Historic Preservation of Maritime Center

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/23/14 11:53 AM   |  3 min read time

Congratulations to Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H&A), whose Maritime Center  earned them an Honor Award for Historic Preservation at the AIA San Francisco's 2014 Design Awards. The program celebrates outstanding achievements in architecture and design by Bay Area individuals and organizations, as well as professionals from other places who contribute to the framework of the local built environment.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Richmond College Prep, Richmond Community Foundation, Vectorworks Architect, 2014 Design Awards, 3D Modeling, AIA San Francisco, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, LEED, LEED Gold for Schools Certification, Maritime Center, Project Highlight

10 Designers, 15 Tips: Career Advice for Emerging Architects and Interior Designers

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/22/14 10:36 AM   |  5 min read time

To continue our series of articles offering career advice to recent graduates and emerging professionals, here's what 10 Vectorworks software users in the field of architecture and interior design have to say. We also sprinkled in some inspirational images from additional users. Enjoy!

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Eric Gartner, Karen Lewis, oil for live communication, RIBA, Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Sang Architects & Company Limited, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SPG Architects, Success Stories, The Design Buro (Coventry) Ltd, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architect Is Fun, Bram Oosterhuis, Bram Oosterhuis' Studio, Darry Sang, Darryl Sang Architects Limited, Frans Willigers, Jessica Wijsenbeek, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Michael Timcheck, Nate Kipnis, Neil Marshall, Peter Exley, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Nemetschek Vectorworks Wins Industry Leadership Award for BIM Camp Events

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 12/12/13 11:09 AM   |  1 min read time

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that we received a 2013 Product Innovation Award (PIA) in the Industry Leadership category from Architectural Products magazine for our BIM Camp events, which help architects and designers learn the skills they need to adopt BIM workflows in their practices.

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Topics: AIA, Open BIM, Steve Alden, Architectural Products, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, continuing education, Greenbuild, HSW, IFC, LA CES, Nemetschek Vectorworks, PDH, Product Innovation Award

Vectorworks Architecture Experts to Speak at the AIA's Design DC 2013

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/24/13 11:15 AM   |  2 min read time

We are proud to announce that two of our architectural industry specialists will be leading educational sessions at the AIA’s Design DC, the Washington, DC region’s number one show for anyone involved in the architecture industry. The event brings key specialists and decision makers together for networking, education sessions, tours, and more.

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Topics: AIA, Education, Michael Walton, Rubina Siddiqui, BIM, Design DC, Kevin Nigri, Perkins + Will, Wes Gardner

The Award-Winning Bud Clark Commons is Inspirational Architecture

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 9/3/13 9:46 AM   |  2 min read time

When people hear the phrase “affordable housing,” they may recall the cheap building materials that are often used for these types of projects to offset costs. However, when Holst Architecture was challenged to create affordable housing that would last 50 to 100 years, cheap wasn’t an option because the building had to last.

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Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Architecture, Bud Clark, Bud Clark Commons, residential architect, 2013 Residential Architect Design Awards, Community, Creating Community Connection Award, Dave Otte, Holst Architecture, Project Highlight

Nemetschek Vectorworks announces Vectorworks 2012 U.S. Tour

Posted by Lisa Lance on 10/13/11 1:34 PM   |  1 min read time

Designers in the U.S. in the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries will have the opportunity to attend free events throughout the month of November to experience hands-on test drives of Vectorworks 2012 software.

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Topics: AIA, Education, Planet Vectorworks, Scia Engineer, Trex, Vectorworks 2012, Vectorworks Service Select, APLD, AR-works, Asset, Censeo, CINEMA 4D, DeckWorks, Include Software, LA CES, MAXON, third party partner

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