AIA 2019: Learn and Earn in Las Vegas

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 5/22/19 4:00 PM

A’19 will be here before you know it! We’re all in. Here are five reasons why you should be. ♠️

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Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Vectorworks Architect, Continuing Education Credits, video, Hamilton + Aiken Architects, AIA Conference on Architecture, 1 AIA HSW, Net Zero Energy

4 Power Couples Share Lessons in Love — and Design 💕

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/13/19 12:07 PM

This Valentine’s Day, we caught up with a handful of our users who work alongside their significant others. With stories sweeter than candy, we wanted to get you into the holiday spirit by showing how their partnerships translated to career success. You’ll also discover some secrets and tips to balancing a successful modern day working/personal relationship.

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Topics: California Polytechnic State University, Chad Hamilton, Valentine's Day, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Google Drive, Garth Woodruff, Lani Woodruff, RootBound, Andrews University, Vectorworks Landmark design software, FDR Memorial, University of Washington, Sabrena Schweyer, Perennial Plant Association, Susan Aitken, Land2c Landscape Architecture, Tim King, Kat King, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc., Samuel Schweyer, Disney, Beatles

Teaser Tuesday: Clip Cube for Viewports in Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/4/18 11:36 AM

The upcoming feature we are showcasing today is likely to be a crowd pleaser. In Vectorworks 2019, we are introducing clip cube support for viewports and Renderworks modes in design layers and sheet layers.

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Topics: Chad Hamilton, Renderworks, Clip Cube, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Vectorworks Forum, vectorworks 2019, Viewports

Vectorworks User Provides a Clean Path to the Future

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/25/18 1:29 PM

At Vectorworks, we value the use of sustainable design. That’s why we’re proud to share that San Francisco-based Vectorworks user Hamilton + Aitken Architects is a participant in the 7x7x7 Design Energy Water initiative. Through this program, the firm demonstrates ways existing school campuses can transition to Zero Net Energy (ZNE) — a clean path to the future.

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Topics: Chad Hamilton, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, 7x7x7 Design Energy Water, Zero Net Energy, ZNE, San Francisco Unified School District, James Lick Middle School

Here are a Few of Chad Hamilton’s Favorite Things, About Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/17/17 9:56 AM

Discover the benefits of the new Vectorworks 2018 features straight from Chad Hamilton, principal at Hamilton + Aitken Architects, a dedicated Vectorworks user, and one of our valued beta testers.

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Topics: beta tester, Chad Hamilton, MiniCAD, Renderworks, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Vectorworks 2018, Direct Section and Elevation editing, beta tester testimonials, Multiple Drawing View Support, Upgraded Renderworks with CineRender, MAXON CineRender, Robust Wall Modeling options, Resource Manager Enhancements

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM

You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before.

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Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View

Inspiration for the Designer On the Go

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/25/15 11:39 AM

Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, train, or even hoverboard this holiday season, we have a great lineup of podcasts to refuel your imagination. And if you’re staying closer to home, don’t worry, these inspirational episodes are the perfect way to gain new perspectives on design no matter where you are.

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Topics: Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Education, François Lévy, New School Architecture, resources, Richard Garber, Stan Rostas, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Ali Honarkar, BIM, Community, Dylan Chappell, Expanding the Territory of Design with BIM, inspiration, Michael Timcheck, podcasts, Staying Creative In Your Firm

Get Schooled on Educational Architecture with the Business of Creativity

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/19/15 10:56 AM

“Right now there’s a whole lot of innovation happening in the way people teach,” says Chad Hamilton, AIA, LEED AP, principal at Hamilton + Aitken Architects. “And it’s really interesting as an architect to contribute to that and to learn about it.” Watch Hamilton and Stanley Rostas, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, founding principal at Shook Kelley, in this 30-minute discussion about the opportunities and challenges involved in designing spaces for students in the latest installment of the Business of Creativity video series, New School Architecture.

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Topics: Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Education, New School Architecture, Shook Kelley, Stanley Rostas, The Business of Creativity, visionary, Community, #DiscussDesign, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, inspiration

Hamilton + Aitken Architects Honored for Historic Preservation of Maritime Center

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/23/14 11:53 AM

Congratulations to Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H&A), whose Maritime Center  earned them an Honor Award for Historic Preservation at the AIA San Francisco's 2014 Design Awards. The program celebrates outstanding achievements in architecture and design by Bay Area individuals and organizations, as well as professionals from other places who contribute to the framework of the local built environment.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Richmond College Prep, Richmond Community Foundation, Vectorworks Architect, 2014 Design Awards, 3D Modeling, AIA San Francisco, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, LEED, LEED Gold for Schools Certification, Maritime Center, Project Highlight

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