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In Need of Last-Minute CE Credits? Opportunities Here

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 12/5/17 12:02 PM
Need to check a few continuing education credits off your to-do list? It’s not too late — here are some of our AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so you can earn CE credits before the end of 2017. Click the title of each to register and earn over 5 CEUs, including 3.5 AIA LU HSW. Read More

Topics: Continuing Education Credits, continuing education, AIA, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Universal Design, Architectural Record, Architect magazine, BIM, King + King Architects, The Design Buro, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, webinars

Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM
With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations. Read More

Topics: 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Case Studies, collaborative design, Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, HSW, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, landscape architects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, webinar

Put 30 Minutes Toward Better Sustainable Design and 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 4/20/17 10:21 AM
With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Case Studies, continuing education, Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design, Inspiration Page, Landscape, low-impact design, site information modeling, Sustainable, sustainable design, webinar, Wes Gardner

Kickstart the New Year with Us

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/23/16 11:35 AM
We’re giving you a ready-made New Year’s resolution for 2017: improve your skills! But don’t worry, we’re making it easy for you by gathering a collection of free educational opportunities for designers of all industries. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, continuing education, Design Summit, Designing with Concrete in the 21st Century, Entertainment, Innovative Structural Elements for Innovative Desi, inspiration, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs, Planet Vectorworks, Resilient Building Design”, rock in rio, Rock in Rio: Lisboa, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Vectorworks Design Summit, webinar

Explore 3D Modeling and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 12/1/16 10:50 AM
Whether you are brand new to 3D modeling or a seasoned pro, everyone has something to learn from “The Art and Function of 3D Modeling” webinar, now available on demand. In just 60 minutes, Luis Ruiz, senior product specialist at Vectorworks, demonstrates how the tools and capabilities of Vectorworks software allow users to create beautiful 3D projects all within the program. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Entertainment, extrude, Inspiration Page, Landscape, Luis Ruiz, Marionette, parametric modeling, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, webinar

Maggie Shelters Bring Hope and Homes to Displaced Communities

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 9/28/16 10:36 AM
The word “home” means different things to different people, and no matter where you call home, it’s hard to imagine what you would do if you were forced out into the world and had nowhere else to go. This is the reality for millions of refugees displaced by war, famine, or disease. Few people would consider a makeshift tent to be a home, but families seeking asylum often have no other choice, as permanent buildings aren’t allowed in refugee camps. Read More

Topics: Architectural Record, Architecture, Bart Peeters, Belgium, continuing education, DMOA, DMOA architecten, Heverlee, maggie program, maggie shelters, NGO, refugees, Resilient Building Design”, University of Leuven, World Humanitarian Summit

Grow Your Site Information Modeling Skills and Earn 1 LA CES HSW PDH

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/16/16 11:16 AM
With the increasing importance of landscape ordinances and green building codes, landscape architects are now required to submit more drawings, make more edits, and keep track of more data than ever before. Now you can learn more about best practices for meeting these growing demands in a webinar worth 1 LA CES HSW PDH, “Augmenting Landscape Architects’ Design Workflows with Information Modeling.” Read More

Topics: 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, Building Information Modeling, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, Inspiration Page, Landscape, reports, smart objects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, webinar, Worksheets

Design for Energy Efficiency and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/2/16 11:54 AM
Our latest New Technologies webinar, “Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos” with François Lévy, AIA, principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, is now available on demand. After watching, you'll be able to start making more intelligent energy-use decisions using Energos, a responsive energy analysis tool in Vectorworks software. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, François Lévy, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, webinar

Conquer Organic Prototyping With On-Demand Webinar Worth 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/8/16 10:32 AM
To create designs inspired by the natural world you need a tool capable of producing organic shapes in a digital environment. Jacob Dale, creative director and founder of Tangably, opens up the possibilities for this type of design in the latest episode of our New Technologies webinar series, “Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool.” Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, 3D printing, AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Jacob Dale, New Technologies, Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool, Tangably, webinar series

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

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