Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.
Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Landscape Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, webinars, World Architecture Day, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Urban Development, webinar
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.
Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, webinar
We love talking to our users — whether it’s over social media, on the community board, during a firm visit, or even during a 1-on-1 software demo. It helps us to discover what drives our users’ passion for design, how we can better help them succeed, and what they love most about our software. That’s why we decided to reward three lucky designers with a complimentary trip to attend the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago for simply engaging with us on social media.
Topics: Amanda Warren, and Other Cool Stuff, Art Institute of Chicago, CEO Bonggill “Alvin” Chu, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Free Vectorworks Design Summit Trip, Jonas Witte, Mitchell Elliott, Nacogdoches, Planet Vectorworks, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Frank Br, Rendering for Success, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, Tricks, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Alberta, Architekturbüro Ebersberger, Assistant Manager Maxim Hahm, Canada, Customer Appreciation Party, Energos, Energy Efficiency, Giveaway, Live-Lab Lighting and Visual Expression Laboratory, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Passive House standards, Rendering Tips, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksFeatureMe
Explore cutting-edge developments in the world of design with our ongoing, accredited New Technologies webinar series taking place throughout the summer.
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
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve brought home another major win from this year’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, and not just because of all of the wonderful demos and conversations we had with the architects there. We’re talking about receiving our third consecutive “BEST of SHOW” award from Architosh. This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 design software won the Desktop category.
Topics: #AIACon16, American Institute of Architecture Convention, “BEST of SHOW” award, Planet Vectorworks, sustainable design, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, awards, BIM, company announcements, company news, Energos, Marionette
The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop!
Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit
If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions.
Topics: AIA LUs, Architecture, Asite, Bluebeam Software, EIZO, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, Fairmont Chicago, graphical scripting, Maxon Computer GmbH, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Rendering Tricks, Scia, Site Analysis, Solibri, Spotlight, The Office of James Burnett, 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architectural Tours, BIM, Canon U.S.A, Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom, collaborative BIM, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, ESP Vision, Flansburgh Architects, HP, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, LA CES PDHs, Marionette, MIllenium Park, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksDesignSummit
Whether you’re attending the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. this weekend or not, we bet that designing "green" is often on your mind. That’s why we've collected some thoughts from leading architects and landscape architects to inspire you as you incorporate sustainable thinking into your workflow.
Topics: Adele Ashkar, Adrian McGregor, Architecture, François Lévy, Greenbuild 2015, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Case Study, Community, Energos, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Nate Kipnis, trade shows, Vectorworks 2016
There are a lot of exciting new features in Vectorworks 2016, and we know you want to start incorporating them into your design workflow right away. That’s why we asked three designers who’ve been using these features to share some insight on what they’ve found to be best practices when it come to the latest release of Vectorworks software.
Topics: Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, resources, Shook Kelley, Stanley Rostas, Tech Roundup, tech support, @VectorworksHelp, 3D Modeling, BIM, Energos, King + King Architects, Luc Lefebvre, Marionette, Vectorworks 2016
Topics: Architecture, energy analysis, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, BIM, Community, Energos, energy modeling, Hope House, Vectorworks 2016
Sustainability isn’t just wind turbines and carbon emissions legislation. Design professionals can have a positive effect on the environment by taking the local climate into consideration when modeling their projects.
Topics: Architecture, climate-sensitive design, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Passivhaus, Renderworks, resources, solar studies, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, climate, Energos, Heliodon tool, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning
If you’ve heard about the exciting features coming in Vectorworks 2016, you can see them for yourself at booth #3181 at the AIA Convention 2015, where Vectorworks Architect experts are on hand to answer all your questions about the current version of the software, as well as preview three tools we know you’ll love once 2016 hits the market this fall:
Topics: AIA, AIA Convention 2015, Architecture, Education, Project Sharing, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Cloud, Energos, Marionette, trade shows, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Remote App