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Recognizing Innovative Young Architecture Firms with The Foundation Award

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/19/16 11:32 AM
As part of our commitment to supporting young talent, Vectorworks and our Swiss distributor ComputerWorks AG sponsor the Foundation Award program in Switzerland. We are proud to announce that JOM Architects in Zurich, Switzerland has won this year’s award that supports young Swiss architecture firms. The firm is led by three agency partners, each with different backgrounds and focuses, who combine their design philosophies to demonstrate the productive potential of heterogeneous mindsets. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Art In Architecture, ComputerWorks AG, Hewlett Packard, Jaeger Koechlin Architects, Lilitt Bollinger, lilitt bollinger studio, Michael Metzger, Patrick Jaeger, Philippe Jorisch, Planet Vectorworks, Rubina Siddiqui, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Stefan Oeschger, swiss-architects.com, Vectorworks Designer, 2016 Foundation Award, arch-tv.ch, Ariel Koechlin, awards, distributor, Foundation Award, Hochparterre, JOM Architects

Discover the Roots of Today’s Design Trends and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/31/16 9:54 AM
We’ve survived the Atomic Age, journeyed through the Modernist period, and now it’s time to examine how these historic design movements influence the architects of today with the latest Art in Architecture webinar, PoMo Interdictive Architecture: 1985 to 2005, which is now available on demand. Listen in as series host Architect Steve Alden, AIA, explores how modern architects are using the precision of computers to experiment with shape and structure, rejecting the assumptions of the past to push the limits of what a building can be. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Atomic Age, Education, Modernist period, resources, Steve Alden, continuing education, inspiration, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, Post Modern, webinar

Great Design, No Apocalypse Required

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/29/16 10:27 AM
The Atomic Age of design following the end of World War II saw the rise of modernist, purely functional architecture. But once the threat of an apocalypse passed, the world of design experienced a dramatic shift away from the modern aesthetic, embracing ornamentation and expression. If we’ve piqued your curiosity, then join Architect Steve Alden, AIA, as he explores this exciting period in history in the latest Art in Architecture webinar, Post Preapocalyptic Architecture: 1965-1985, and take the associated quiz to earn 1 AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Post Preapocalyptic Architecture: 1965-1985, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, inspiration, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, webinar

Earn AIA LUs with a Journey Through Time

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/28/16 10:49 AM
We’ve already taken you through the post-WWII era of Atomic architecture, but one burning question remains: with civilization no longer teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, what happens to design? To help find an answer, Art in Architecture webinar series host Steve Alden, AIA, is continuing his exploration of the past with two new episodes airing April 5 and May 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET, each worth 1 AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Atomic Architecture, Education, resources, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, Community, Continuing Education Credits, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, Post-Preapocalyptic Architecture

Kick Off 2016 With Continuing Education Credits

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/5/16 11:02 AM
2016 has arrived, and it’s time to hit the ground running. To help you get started, we’ve collected some AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so that you can pick up a few credits, as well as spark your imagination as you begin another year of creative design. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Education, LEVENBETTS, Peter J. Arsenault, Platane Architecture, Resolution: 4 Architecture, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Architectural Record, BIM, Community, continuing education, Diego Bermudez, ETH Zürich, HSW, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design

Purpose-Driven Design Webinar Offers Opportunity to Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/25/15 11:56 AM
Many young architects dream of becoming the next Frank Lloyd Wright, creating iconic designs that inspire their contemporaries and future generations. But sometimes, the designs with the greatest impact aren’t the most distinctive or attention-grabbing; instead, they’re the ones that improve the lives of the people who experience them. This concept of designing to help the world, rather than become the next starchitect, is the subject of the latest Art in Architecture webinar, "Purpose-Driven Design: The Impact of Social Responsibility on Architecture," which is now available on-demand on our website. Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Purpose-Driven Design, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, inspiration

Need Inspiration? We Have Your Back

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/14/15 2:39 PM
Every great design starts with a spark of imagination. However, with encroaching deadlines and shrinking timelines, busy designers can find it difficult to make time for creativity. That’s why we made the Inspiration Page, a space full of original content designed to help you discover your next visionary idea and transform it into reality. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, visionary, #ArtInArch, Community, continuing education, inspiration, Inspiration Page

Earn AIA LUs with 2 New Episodes in the Art in Architecture Webinar Series

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/29/15 11:57 AM
What do Japanese art, factories, and protests have in common? Find out as we explore the lives and work of two of the greatest minds of the Art Nouveau movement, Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in the latest webinar of our Art in Architecture series. Now available on demand, “Art Nouveau and Its Influence on Architecture” delves into this short-lived period in the history of design and its effects on the Modern movement that followed. After watching the webinar, you’ll also be able to take an associated quiz to earn 1 AIA Learning Unit. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Arts and Crafts Movement, Education, Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Ta, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Victor Horta, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Arch

The Atomic Age is Over, But Your Chance to Earn 1 AIA LU Is Here to Stay

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/17/15 10:32 AM
When scientists first divided the atom at the end of World War II, everyone knew that “the future” had arrived. This technological advancement affected everything from the economy to politics to art, and architects like William Pereira and Albert Frey began designing buildings that defied gravity or resembled lunar landers. Join us as we explore the age of “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965” in the latest episode of the Art in Architecture webinar series. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Atomic Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Art In Architecture webinar series, Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965, continuing education, webinar

Art in Architecture Webinar Series Returns March 12

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/5/15 10:18 AM
For two decades after the end of World War II, experimentation in architecture and design led to the creation of a stylistic lexicon where structures defied gravity, cars flew, and buildings resembled lunar landers. This iconic, The Jetsons-esque era is the topic of this year’s first Art in Architecture webinar, “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965.” Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Ta, resources, Steve Alden, Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965, continuing education, The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Arch, webinar series

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