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François Lévy Commends the “I” in BIM

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/3/17 9:23 AM
This time there is an “I” in team, particularly with BIM data workflows. In a new article for Building Enclosure, “Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Envelopes,” architect François Lévy touches on how firms can take full advantage of BIM within their teams. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, François Lévy, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, BIM data, Building Enclosure, Sustainable Building Envelopes

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

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

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

Hot off the Presses: Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/1/16 12:31 PM
We know you’ve been on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the latest editions of the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, and the wait is finally over. Written by expert trainer Jonathan Pickup, who has over 25 years of industry experience and is the author of several Vectorworks training manuals, the eighth editions of each of these manuals are now available in hard copy with accompanying DVDs and are designed to educate readers on how to make the most of Vectorworks 2016 software. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, resources, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Jonathan Pickup, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual

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. Read More

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

Inspiration: Green Thoughts From Leading Designers

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/17/15 11:49 AM
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. Read More

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

Tech Roundup: Vectorworks 2016 Special Edition

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/2/15 11:59 AM
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. Read More

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

Improving Energy Efficiency Using Vectorworks 2016's Energos Tool

Posted by Guest Author on 9/29/15 11:57 AM
By François Lévy, AIA, Author and Partner, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture Read More

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

Inspiration: Making a Case for Climate-Sensitive Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/25/15 9:39 AM
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. Read More

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

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