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Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM
Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Education, graphical scripting, resources, BIM, Community, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, python script, the proving ground, VectorScript, Vectorworks 2016, webinar

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

4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM
François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error. Read More

Topics: ADA, AIA LU, Education, François Lévy, New Technologies, resources, accessibility, BIM, Community, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos

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

Find Out What’s New in the Design Industry with This Accredited Webinar Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/14/16 11:27 AM
Explore cutting-edge developments in the world of design with our ongoing, accredited New Technologies webinar series taking place throughout the summer. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Stephen Schrader, Tangably, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, 3D scanning, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, Community, continuing education, Energos, From Point Cloud to Documentation, Holcombe Norton Partners, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Jacob Dale, LA CES HSW PDH, Landmark, point cloud, Vectorworks 2016, webinar, webinar series

Your Inside Look into Innovation at Vectorworks

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/7/16 11:03 AM
We’re always pushing the boundaries of what design software can accomplish here at Vectorworks, but just like anyone else, we run the risk of getting caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities and losing sight of new possibilities. That’s why we have Innovation Weeks: times where we set aside our normal tasks to focus on new ideas and pursue unexpected solutions. In doing so, we’ve been able to bring you new tools like our integrated graphical scripting feature, Marionette, which started out as an idea pitched during an Innovation Week. Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Steve Johnson, Vectorworks Community Board, Community, company news, Darick DeHart, innovation, Innovation Week, inspiration, Marionette, Vectorworks Wish List, video

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

Live from Lisbon: Bringing Rock in Rio to You

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/24/16 11:03 AM
The days were warm, the nights were cool, and the shows were hot at Rock in Rio: Lisbon. Over our week in Portugal, we worked hard and played hard, taking every opportunity to interview the lighting designers working at the festival. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, playlist, PRG, rock in rio, sponsorship, Spotlight, Vision, Community, ESP Vision, inspiration, music

Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop BIM Competition is Racing into Reality

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/17/16 11:37 AM
Since announcing that this year’s annual Build Earth Live competition would focus on designing a high-speed Hyperloop station connecting Dubai and Fujairah, the concept has gone from experimental to tangible. In the past, this 48-hour competition called for designers around the world to come together as teams and create innovative structures using BIM workflows and cloud technology, but these designs were never more than models. This year, Build Earth Live organizers Asite, supported by headline sponsor Vectorworks, have partnered with Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, and Hyperloop One, a company developing the world's first Hyperloop, to potentially bring the winning design to life. Read More

Topics: Asite, Dubai Future Foundation, Hyperloop One, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, Community, competition, Dubai Road and Transport Authority

Inspiration: Designing With the Existing World

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/13/16 10:48 AM
Vectorworks celebrated its 30th anniversary with the release of MODUS news 5, showcasing designs that capture unique interior-exterior relationships between structures and their surroundings. From a living roof in the center of a bustling city to an open-air art museum that follows the natural topography of a rolling landscape, this issue highlights how visionary designers use Vectorworks software to change the way we understand the interactions between design and the natural world. Read More

Topics: Architecture, environmental design, Modus News, modus news 5, nature, Community, inspiration, MODUS

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