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Vectorworks’ Brian Nicholson Among First SITES Accredited Group

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/21/17 9:22 AM
A huge congrats are in order to our Senior Landscape Product Specialist Brian Nicholson for passing the Sustainable SITES Initiative accredited professional exam. Nicholson is among the first group of SITES Accredited Professionals (APs) to pass the exam and receive the resulting designation. Read More

Topics: GRP, Sustainable Sites Initiative, ASLA, Landscape, LEED, SITES, Brian Nicholson, Green Business Certification Inc., Green Roof Professional, Landmark software, SITES Accredited Professionals, SITES AP, ASLA Annual Meeting, ASLA Colorado

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

Advancing Landscape Architecture Through Showmanship and Service

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/19/16 11:02 AM
“I don’t know what it is with me, but I guess I like to improve things,” says Kenn Bates with a chuckle as he reflects on his upcoming elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Bates feels humbled to be recognized on the same level as other fellows who have all exhibited extraordinary work and service because he doesn’t feel that he has done anything other than what is expected of him. “I was raised to give back to the community and do what you can to make it better,” says Bates. “To me, it’s just what I do.” Read More

Topics: ASLA Council of Fellows, beta tester, Edward D. Stone Jr. Landmark Award, Florida ASLA Landscape Architecture, LEGOLAND®, 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, ASLA National Chapter Presidents Council, Cypress Gardens, Edward Durell Stone Jr., FLASLA, Kenn Bates, Landscape, LEGOLAND Florida, Vectorworks Landmark 2017

The Importance of Place, Policy Making, and Service for Rising FASLA Gregory Duckworth

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/30/16 9:19 AM
For Gregory Duckworth, ASLA, the practice of landscape architecture is synonymous with service. Throughout his professional career, he has demonstrated a zeal for helping both his community and industry in many ways: from involving his firm, Environmental Concepts, LLC, in pro-bono projects, to serving in the Boy Scouts of America as Scoutmaster and providing guidance for Eagle Scout service projects, to working for his neighbors as an elected official at the local and state levels. In recognition of his service in the field of landscape architecture, as well as his public service, Duckworth is being elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Read More

Topics: 2016 SCASLA Annual Meeting: Come Hell or High Stor, Agriculture Natural Resources & Environmental, ASLA Council of Fellows, Boy Scouts of America, City of North Myrtle Beach, Environmental Concepts LLC, National Historic Landmark, SCASLA, Scoutmaster, South Carolina House of Representatives, St. Andrew Catholic Church and School, 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, Anna Hyatt Huntington, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Brookgreen Gardens, FASLA, Fillies Playing, Gregory Duckworth, Landscape, National Register of Historic Places

Happy World Landscape Architecture Month

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/9/16 10:00 AM
April is a big month for designers, and we’re not saying that just because the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is right around the corner. Another reason we’re welcoming April with open arms is because it’s World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), WLAM is dedicated to showcasing how spaces designed by landscape architects around the world affect our daily lives. Read More

Topics: Green Space, National Cherry Blossom Festival, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, D.C., Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Washington, WLAM2016, World Landscape Architecture Month 2016

Giving Back and Growing Careers

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/11/15 9:29 AM
Adele Ashkar isn’t your typical landscape architect. Her career path has taken her from working full time at a practice to becoming a respected educator to designing pro bono public projects. Through it all, she carried with her a passion for design and a dedication to sustainability that was recognized at last weekend’s ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO where she was elevated to ASLA’s Council of Fellows. Read More

Topics: Adele Ashkar, ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, ecology, Education, sustainability, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, Community, FASLA, George Washington University, Landmark, Landscape

Upcoming FASLA Mary Bates Shares the Importance of Giving Back to Your Industry

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/9/15 11:52 AM
Educating others comes naturally to soon-to-be-elevated ASLA Fellow Mary Bates. With an elementary school teacher as a mother, Bates has been involved with the teaching process from an early age and has worked to educate others about the importance of the landscape industry throughout her entire career. As such, her recognition from the ASLA for service is no surprise—to everyone except her, at least. “It’s a bit surreal for me,” Bates says. “There are so many Fellows whom I look up to and whose work I follow, so it seems crazy to me that I’m included in this group of talented people.” Read More

Topics: Boy Scouts of America, Education, Florida ASLA, Give Kids the World, Mary Bates, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, awards, Boys and Girls Club, Community, community service, DHM Design, FASLA, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture

Inspiration: Creating Landscapes for the Present and the Future

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/18/15 10:13 AM
For the landscape architects at The Office of James Burnett (OJB), each project is about creating spaces that are individually suited to their unique environments and end users, which is a creative philosophy that 18-year OJB veteran Ronald “Chip” Trageser, ASLA, knows inside and out. In his 25 years of experience in the landscape architecture profession, Trageser has refined a design technique that combines this placemaking approach with an environmental consciousness. Read More

Topics: Chip Trageser, OJB, Rice University, Ronald Trageser, The Office of James Burnett, ASLA, ASLA Fellow 2015, awards, Brochstein Pavilion, Community, FASLA, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Vectorworks Landmark

Meeting My Design Mentor

Posted by Guest Author on 8/6/14 11:42 AM
By Jeff Server, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, Assoc. AIA, Industry Product Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks Read More

Topics: Alan Berger, Architecture, Emscher Park, mentor, redeveloped projects, sustainable projects, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, ASLA, inspiration, Jeff Server, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Latz + Partner, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Tilman Latz

Meet Vectorworks 2014 and Win an iPad at ASLA and Greenbuild

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 11/6/13 10:02 AM
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Topics: Andy McDowell, Conference Pass Giveaway, iPad, The Art Institute of Houston, University of Nevada, ASLA, Cardno JFNEW, Community, Facebook, Greenbuild, Jamie Mitchell, Landscape, LEED, Miki Sankary, Nemetschek Vectorworks, US Green Building Council, Van Amy To, Vectorworks Landmark

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