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5 Secrets to Successful Group Projects

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 11/21/16 11:48 AM
Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable. Read More

Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University

Top 10 Things That Made Vectorworks Great in 2015

Posted by Hannah Force on 12/30/15 10:00 AM
It’s been a monumental year for the design industry, beginning with female architects like Denise Scott Brown receiving the American Institute of Architects' top award, the Gold Medal, along with her husband and partner Robert Venturi. We also witnessed a global commitment toward building a more sustainable world with the European Commission's 2020 Energy Strategy. Then we saw the fulfillment of the "Back to the Future" movie franchise’s prediction that hoverboards would be real. Read More

Topics: 2020 Energy Strategy, Church Production Magazine, LEVENBETTS, Planet Vectorworks, product reviews, Robert Venturi, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Architect magazine, Architosh, Benno Schmitz, BIM, BIMobject, Case Study, Denise Scott Brown, ESP Vision, European Commission, #FundMyVision, Hoverboards, inspiration, partnership, The Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Summit, #Vectorworks2016, #VectorworksDesignSummit

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

3 Questions, 2 Judges, 1 Scholarship Worth $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/7/15 9:14 AM
Want to win $10,000? The deadline for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship is less than a month away. As you finalize your application, get some advice on crafting the perfect project from two of the program’s judges: Michael Klaers, lighting designer and founder of California-based design firm The Small Group, and David Chadwick, editor of CAD User Magazine, a trusted news source for the AEC industry in the United Kingdom. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, environmental design, event planning, exhibit design, Landscape Design, machine design, Planet Vectorworks, scenic design, Scholarship, urban design, woodworking, awards, Community, competition, construction, David Chadwick, engineering, #FundMyVision, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, MIchael Klaers, theater design, urban planning, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Spread the Word: 5 Tips on Winning $10,000 with the Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Posted by Guest Author on 6/16/15 10:45 AM
By Diego Bermudez, Winner of the 2014 Vectorworks Design Scholarship and Richard Diehl Award Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Richard Diehl, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, David Chadwick, Diego Bermudez, #FundMyVision, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Know Any Students Interested in $10,000?

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/20/15 9:18 AM
Are you a student looking for some financial assistance? Or do you work with students whose designs deserve recognition? The second annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship program is here to help! Read More

Topics: Diego Bermundez, Education, Planet Vectorworks, University of Pennsylvania, Community, #FundMyVision, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Students Can Win Up to $10,000 by Entering the Vectorworks Design Scholarship Program

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/6/14 11:57 AM
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Topics: Education, Planet Vectorworks, press release, Renderworks, Richard Diehl, Scott Campbell, Stewart Rom, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Designer, Community, Dakantas AS, #FundMyVision, The Richard Diehl Award, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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