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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

Registration for Mies van der Rohe-Inspired Youth Talent Architecture Award Closes July 29

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/20/16 11:00 AM
Vectorworks has teamed up with the Fundacío Mies van der Rohe to give architecture, urban planning, and landscape design students across Europe an opportunity to gain recognition for creating remarkable experiences. As an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) is open to European higher education institutions, which must register and nominate their student’s best capstone projects from the 2015-2016 academic year by July 29, 2016 to qualify. Read More

Topics: 1929 International Exposition at Barcelona, Architecture, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, farnsworth house, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Illinois Institute of Technology, john martens, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mies, Mies van der Rohe, Seagram building, Second Chicago School of Architecture, sponsorship, The Barcelona Pavilion, awards, bruno paul, Community, competition, inspiration, peter behrens, Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, YTAA

In the Spotlight: Vectorworks Software Users Win Big at the Tony Awards

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/15/16 12:59 PM
This past Sunday was the biggest night in theatre as the best and brightest on Broadway took to the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York to celebrate the 2016 Tony Awards. Vectorworks Spotlight software users took home some of the top design awards of the night. We congratulate these talented designers and will continue to admire their work as they blaze new paths in the world of scenic and lighting design.  Read More

Topics: aida, airline highway, aladdin, Alexander Hamilton, Broadway, Entertainment, fun home, hairspray, joe mantello, kinky boots, LiveDesign Online, Natasha Katz, once, roundabout theatre company, scenic design, she loves me, Spotlight, the humans, Tony Award, Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, tony award for best scenic design, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, awards, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Community, costume design, David Rockwell, david zinn, Hamilton, Howell Binkley, in the next room, Jersey Boys, lighting design, the rockwell group, Tony Award nomination

Vectorworks Architect BIM Software Wins Architosh’s “BEST of SHOW” Award

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 6/9/16 10:31 AM
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve brought home another major win from this year’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, and not just because of all of the wonderful demos and conversations we had with the architects there. We’re talking about receiving our third consecutive “BEST of SHOW” award from Architosh. This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 design software won the Desktop category. Read More

Topics: #AIACon16, American Institute of Architecture Convention, “BEST of SHOW” award, Planet Vectorworks, sustainable design, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, awards, BIM, company announcements, company news, Energos, Marionette

Vectorworks Users Honored with Henry Hewes Design Awards

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/2/16 10:43 AM
Since 1965, the Henry Hewes Design Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in design for theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway, celebrating the fields of scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and notable effects: a unique category that includes achievement in sound, music, video, and puppetry. We would like to congratulate the Vectorworks Spotlight users who are among the 66 nominated artists and four award winners from 49 productions that ran during the 2014-2015 season. Read More

Topics: Alexander Hamilton, Asa Wember, Avenue Q, Brdley King, Broadway, Derek McLane, Entertainment, Harvard, Henry Hewes Design Award, Jason Lyons, Kevin O'Donnell, LiveDesign Online, Mimi Lien, Monty Python's Spamalot, Natasha Katz, off-Broadway, Riccardo Hernandez, Roger Hanna and Price Johnston, scenic design, Spotlight, The Invisible Hand, the Musical "Parade", Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, Vogue Magazine, Andrew Lieberman, awards, Beowulf Boritt, Brett J. Banakis, Christian DeAngelis, Community, costume design, Darrel Maloney, David Rockwell, Donald Holder, Hamilton, Henry Hewes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Howell Binkley, inspiration, Jersey Boys, lighting design, Nevin Steinberg, New York Theatre Workshop, notable effects, off-off-Broadway, puppetry, Rachel Hauck, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess", The New York Philharmonic, The New York Times, Tony Award nomination, Tyler Micoleau, Yale School of Drama

Vectorworks Users Make Shortlist for RIBA's Inaugural International Prize for Architecture

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/16/16 11:57 AM
In its inaugural year, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) International Prize for Architecture recognizes the most significant building of the year that demonstrates visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, while making a distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context. Unlike any previous RIBA award for architecture, the RIBA International Prize is open to any qualified architect in the world. Read More

Topics: AAAP, Architecture, Billie Tsien, International WWI Memorial, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Philip Gumuchdjian, RIBA, RIBA awards committee, RIBA International Prize, RIBA Shortlisted Buildings, Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Royal Institute of British Architects, Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers, The Ring of Remembrance, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, awards, Culture House Rozet, dRMM Architects, European Hansemuseum, gence d’architecture Philippe Prost, Gumuchdjian Architects, Invisible House, Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ, Peter Stutchbury Architecture, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Fine Arts

From Classroom to Competition, Students Show Their Skills

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/4/16 10:39 AM
While the concepts students learn in the classroom are valuable, there’s no substitute for the real-world experience that design competitions provide. Competitions are great because they let emerging visionaries test their skills and interact with working professionals, and receiving a prize at the end doesn’t hurt, either. Architectural students from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in the Dominican Republic, as well as the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science in Japan, collaborated with Vectorworks users and industry experts from around the world during Build New York Live, a collaborative, virtual design competition held over 48 hours. Their team, BIM Unlimited, used non-standard geometry and BIM workflows to integrate structural analysis, MEP design, external windflow analysis, and 4D construction scheduling into a single global design. The resulting 60-story residential tower and multisport community outreach arena in Lower West Manhattan won the competition's “Best Use of BIM for Sustainability or Constructability Award.” Team BIM Unlimited's submission to Build New York Live. “The fact that we worked with a team of over 20 people from around the world to produce a project in a such an accelerated way was just amazing,” said Dominican students Ibsen García, Alfredo Cuello, and Ramdel Guerrero. “We ended up understanding how similar the workflows are in other countries compared to the Caribbean and what the demands are on other professionals in the architecture and construction field. We had no limits on the collaboration process since everyone was working in the cloud, which was really liberating. Everything just worked as it should, and we never had any issues.” While the students in the Dominican focused on creating the building form's massing models, students from Japan used FlowDesigner software, which communicates with Vectorworks Architect via IFC file exchange, to run an airflow analysis, simulating the wind patterns over the site based on information from existing buildings and weather data. The team, comprised of students Prudsamon Kammasorn, Tatsuya Karube, Shuya Morita, Tomohiro Yamamoto, and Hideaki Yoshida under the leadership of doctoral student Yasin Mohamed Ibrahim, used windflow analysis to directly impact the building’s design. This impact includes the creation of the sports arena's distinctive, vertical-louvered façade, the setback core of the residential tower's ground floors, and the placement of trees in the landscape design, which reduced the wind velocity at the corner of the building facing the ocean. Read More

Topics: Alacero, BIM Unlimited, Education, Mirex, Tokyo University of Science, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, awards, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build New York Live, Community, competition, IFC, inspiration, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

And the American Package Design Award Goes to… Vectorworks 2016!

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/12/16 2:03 PM
After a company rebrand and the historic launch of Vectorworks 2016 design software with more than 100 updates this past September, it's hard to envision that Vectorworks 2016 could get any better. Alas it has – winning an American Package Design Award from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) in the Electronics and Computers category this week! Read More

Topics: American Package Design Award, Graphic Design USA, Planet Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, awards

Awards Season Kicks off Early for Vectorworks Architect 2016

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/14/15 12:54 PM
We've done it again! For six years and counting, we’ve been honored by the Construction Computing Awards, an annual program that celebrates the technology, tools, and solutions that aid in the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, as well as civil engineering projects of all sizes. Read More

Topics: Architecture, JR Architecture, Stewart Rom, The Hammers, awards, BIM, CADschool, Cadventure, Community, Computers Unlimited, Construction Computing Awards, Darick DeHart, "One to Watch" Product Award, Vectorworks Architect 2016

Transforming a Class Assignment Into $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/9/15 10:29 AM
Earlier this year, student Benno Schmitz of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin received an assignment with one overarching instruction: merge culture and nature into one structure. Working with his professors over the course of a semester, Schmitz took this mission to heart, designing a building that tied the landscape surrounding Bonn, Germany, which is close to where he grew up, into the city’s urban fabric. After months of work, Schmitz believed his vision for The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn could be worth more than a grade, so he submitted his creation to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. An esteemed panel of global judges agreed, selecting Schmitz's work as the best among over 2,000 entries submitted to the program and honoring him with its $10,000 grand prize and Richard Diehl Award. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Richard Diehl Award, awards, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Community, competition, #FundMyVision, inspiration, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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