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Students, Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/15/17 11:23 AM
The end of the semester is here, and whether you’re spending your summer at home, interning, or on vacation, take a few minutes to repurpose your projects for a chance to win $10,000 with a Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Closing July 15, all you need to do to be in the running for the scholarship is submit your stellar project and answer just three questions in 150 words or less each. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Benno Schmitz, Beuth Hochschule für Technick Berlin, Carrie: The Musical, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, Entertainment, Harvard Graduate School, Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Natasha Polozenko, Philadelphia University, Stephanie Dudak, University of Cincinnati, University of Pennsylvania, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Wes Calkin

20 Cities in 20 Days: Vectorworks 2016 Tours Germany and Austria

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/20/16 12:51 PM
While many of us were gearing up for the New Year, Germany and Austria experienced a tour like no other – if design is your thing, that is. Our Vectorworks distributor, ComputerWorks GmbH, tackled 20 cities with its "Inside Vectorworks 2016" tour, attracting nearly 1,500 attendees and seizing every chance to share our latest software release through group demos, one-on-one sessions, and workshops that touched upon everything from collaborative workflows and 3D planning in landscape architecture to Spotlight training by one of the program's biggest worldwide users PRG, as well as interesting case studies, and quick tips for architectural design success. Read More

Topics: Architect, Architecture, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senft, ComputerWorks, Education, Eike Scheps, Inside Vectorworks 2016, Judith Jahn, Landmark, Nikolai Hein, PRG, Richard Diehl Award, Spotlight, University of Kassel, University of Sciences Detmold, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, #Vectorworks2016, video, Yumeng Zhang

Top 10 Things That Made Vectorworks Great in 2015

Posted by Hannah Force on 12/30/15 10:00 AM
It’s been a monumental year for the design industry, beginning with female architects like Denise Scott Brown receiving the American Institute of Architects' top award, the Gold Medal, along with her husband and partner Robert Venturi. We also witnessed a global commitment toward building a more sustainable world with the European Commission's 2020 Energy Strategy. Then we saw the fulfillment of the "Back to the Future" movie franchise’s prediction that hoverboards would be real. Read More

Topics: 2020 Energy Strategy, Architect magazine, Architosh, Benno Schmitz, BIM, BIMobject, Case Study, Church Production Magazine, Denise Scott Brown, ESP Vision, European Commission, #FundMyVision, Hoverboards, inspiration, LEVENBETTS, partnership, Planet Vectorworks, product reviews, Robert Venturi, The Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Architect 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Designer, #Vectorworks2016, #VectorworksDesignSummit

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

Introducing the 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Winners

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/20/15 11:14 AM
The results are in! After an international panel of design professionals and academics reviewed the over 2,000 submissions to this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship, the winning projects have been selected. Benno Schmitz from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin received the Richard Diehl Award, the scholarship program’s $10,000 grand prize, for his design for The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn. Read More

Topics: awards, Benno Schmitz, Community, competition, Education, #FundMyVision, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Planet Vectorworks, Richard Diehl, Richard Diehl Award, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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