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Case Study: Quality Follows Innovation at the Zurich Opera House

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/17/17 9:22 AM
Darkness falls over the entire theater, the curtain opens, and a bright spotlight illuminates the dancers on stage… Read More

Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Case Study, Lilith Gardell, CAD drawings, Dominic Büttne, event engineering, Martin Gebhardt, Spotlight libraries, Swan Lake ballet, Visibility tool, Zurich Opera House

VIDEO: 5+1AA Architectures On Their Design Philosophy

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/26/16 11:27 AM
Everyone has a message to tell through their work. In our latest Industry Insights video, Alfonso Femia, CEO, and Simonetta Cenci of the award-winning 5+1AA Architectures explain the design philosophy that has evolved within their Italian-based firm over its twenty-year history: that architecture has the ability to create a dialogue between history and the human experience. Read More

Topics: 5+1AA architectures, Architecture, Case Study, Industry Insights, inspiration, video

VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM
When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

Case Study: Designing Sustainable Landscapes with Smart Site Objects

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/25/16 11:31 AM
Environmental sustainability begins with individual designers using careful calculations to make informed decisions about their projects. And for the full-service landscape architecture team at Holcombe Norton Partners, achieving sustainability certifications for their sites centers around the use of data-rich models and intelligent worksheets. Read More

Topics: site information modeling, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, SITES

Case Study: Creating Welcoming Spaces with BIM

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/3/16 9:32 AM
Florida-based design firm ROJO Architecture operates out of a former shopping mall with wide-open spaces that are as equally suited to tossing around a football as they are to collaborating on large-scale projects for a variety of clients. And whether they’re designing for the medical, religious, commercial, hospitality, or private sector, the team at ROJO notes that above all else, they’re working for their project’s end users. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Rob Glisson, ROJO, rojo Architecture, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, inspiration, John Saldana, The Portland

Success Story: Improvisation by Collaboration with Tony Award Winner Donald Holder

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/24/16 9:58 AM
Watch two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder, best known for Broadway shows like The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, discuss everything from his start in the entertainment industry to how design software facilitates collaboration in this new video. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Spotlight, Success Story, visionary, Case Study, Community, Donald Holder, inspiration, The Bridges of Madison County, The Lion King, video

Couples Who Design Together, Stay Together

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/14/16 10:00 AM
Valentine’s Day: A time set aside each year for showing appreciation to the person you love the most – a special someone who, for these designers, is their coworker. We asked three couples who run architectural firms together about their favorite aspect of working with their spouse. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Ilianna Kwaske, Kwaske Collaborative, Mercedes Escudero, Ron Kwaske, Sharon Exley, Valentine's Day, Architecture Is Fun, BarriosEscudero, Case Study, Community, inspiration, Juan Barrios, Peter Exley, Vectorworks 2016

Seeing is Believing When it Comes to BIM Workflows

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/15/16 1:24 PM
If you’re thinking about implementing a BIM workflow or making BIM a more integral part of your design process, then there is plenty of information out there to help. However, if you're looking to go beyond the concepts behind BIM and see it in action for yourself, pick up a copy of Innovative Vectorworks BIM. This collection of detailed, illustrated case studies showcases projects from the United Kingdom paired with an introduction to BIM modeling to help you reimagine your workflows. Read More

Topics: Education, Innovative Vectorworks BIM, Jonathan Reeves, resources, Vectorworks Architect, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Community, Computers Unlimited

Video: Randolph Gerner, AIA, of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC on the Essence of Structure

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/7/16 1:31 PM
From Istanabul to Manhattan, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC (GKV) has transformed skylines all over the world. As one of New York City’s most highly regarded full-service architecture and interior design firms, GKV's philosophy cultivates a spirit of shared ideas and free-flowing collaboration to achieve the best design possible on any scale. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, DPC, Firm Profile, GKV, Randy Gerner, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, Architects, Case Study, cast-in-place concrete, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, inspiration, Project Highlight, video

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

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