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Ron Kwaske, AIA, on Mies-Inspired Young Talent Architecture Award

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/12/16 10:52 AM
Vectorworks is proud to support innovative young designers and honor the creative visionaries who have paved the way for their success; that’s why we’re sponsoring the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), organized by the Fundacío Mies van der Rohe. European institutions of higher education have until July 29, 2016 to recognize their architecture, urban planning, and landscape design students by registering and nominating their best projects from the 2015-2016 academic year. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Illinois Institute of Technology, Kwaske Collaborative, Landscape Design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mies, Planet Vectorworks, Ron Kwaske, S.R Crown Hall, sponsorship, Architecture student, Chicago Federal Center, competition, inspiration, Landscape, urban planning, Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, YTAA

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

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

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

Build Earth Live Hosts a Hyperloop Competition to Bridge Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/29/16 11:59 AM
The annual Build Earth Live competitions bring together designers from across the globe to tackle a wide variety of challenges using BIM workflows and cloud technology, and this year is no different. Organized by Asite, this year’s competition is centered around linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a super-speed Hyperloop. In particular, it focuses on creating station terminuses within the context of the two cities in the United Arab Emirates. The 48-hour event kicks off on Monday, May 23, 2016 at noon ET and ends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at noon ET. The wide timeframe facilitates flexible schedules among international team members in different time zones. Read More

Topics: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hyperloop System Technologies, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, Asite COO Nathan Doughty, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Build Qatar Live 2012, competition, Hyperloop Technology

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

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

Lorsch Abbey and Gleisdreieck Park Win German Landscape Architecture Awards

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/14/15 10:22 AM
Recently, over 300 landscape architects and designers gathered in the heart of Berlin, Germany for the 12th German Landscape Architecture Awards. Selected by the Federation of German Landscape Architects, winning projects exemplify socially and ecologically oriented housing and landscape development, as well as contemporary open-space planning. The eight-member jury reviewed over 127 projects as part of this year’s competition, awarding two top prizes to firms that use Vectorworks Landmark software. Read More

Topics: Federation of German Landscape Architects, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Atelier LOIDL, awards, Community, competition, German Landscape Architecture Awards, Gleisdreieck Park, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Lorsch Abbey, TOPOTEK 1 Society of Landscape Architects

BIM Unlimited Receives Recognition with Build New York Live Award

Posted by Guest Author on 10/9/15 11:39 AM
By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Computers Unlimited BIM Unlimited won the BEST USE OF BIM FOR SUSTAINABILITY OR CONSTRUCTABILITY award at the Build Earth Live event last week. This virtual, global design competition revolved around a site location in New York City. Like previous competitions such as Build London, Sydney, and Qatar, teams had just 48 hours to publish their proposals to Asite's Adoddle cloud-based collaboration platform. Read More

Topics: Asite, BIM Unlimited, Martyn Horne, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Adoddle, awards, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Live, Build New York Live, Cloud, Community, competition, Computers Unlimited, partnership

Students Can Start the Semester Off Right with Free Conference Passes

Posted by Hannah Force on 8/19/15 10:32 AM
Know a student who'd like to attend a major tradeshow? Through our Conference Pass Giveaway program, three lucky students can win a free registration and hotel stay, as well as have the opportunity to build their resume, network like a pro, and have some fun with us at one of these major industry events: Read More

Topics: Architecture, ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, Conference Pass Giveaway, Entertainment, Free Conference Pass, Free student software, Greenbuild 2015, Live Design International 2015, Planet Vectorworks, Student Help, Student Resources, ASLA 2015, Community, competition, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Industry Conferences, LDI 2015, trade shows, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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