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Design Scholarship Winners Announced: Rice University School of Architecture Student Team Wins Grand Prize

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/21/17 11:55 AM
Now in its third year, our Design Scholarship has continued to help students reach their highest potential by offering nearly $40,000 in prizes for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Richard Diehl Award, Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Vectorworks Designer, ETH Zürich, interior design, Landscape, Arizona State University, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Dries Pattyn, Filip Staszkiewicz, Kalen McNamara, Peter Markos, Rice University School of Architecture, Sarah Whiting, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Ted Brown, University of Iowa, University of Sheffield, Academia, Alexander Drachenberg, Astrid Stevens, Brecht Scheelen, KASK, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Ningxin Cheng, Paula Wheeler, Sophia Rodermund, Tineke Gol, Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, TU Dresden, UHasselt, University of Antwerp, University of Wuppertal, Design Scholarship, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applie, Joël Héritier, Totalization

Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Technologies, 2D Drafting, AutoCAD, CAD, Industrial Tech, interior design, Ladue Middle School, Mac

The Four Phases of Interior Architecture with Munther Design

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/23/17 9:10 AM
Some designers don’t think of interior design as an architecturally intensive field, but Lena Munther begs to differ. As the owner of Munther Design, she’s a practicing interior architect who enjoys challenging the status quo of what her profession means to others. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Chelsea School of Art and Design, Lena Munther, McCann-Erickson, Munther Design, Ranazul Tapas & Wine Bistro, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center, CVRC, FX Studios Salon & Spa, Integrative Medicine at Crossroads, interior design, Levi Strauss, Life FX, Norwegian Military Services, Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group

Great Design for a Good Cause with One Student's Master Project

Posted by Hannah Force on 11/4/16 11:51 AM
When it comes time for students to start their master project, it can seem like an ominous, looming task, and making up your mind on what to focus on can be difficult, too. But for Raphael Leonida, a recent DeMontfort University graduate, he knew exactly what he wanted to design for his master project: an occupational therapy center. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, master project, rendering, Academic Newsletter, DeMontfort University, interior design, occupational therapy, #VectorworksFeatureMe

“Will I Ever Use This Project Again?” Yes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/13/16 10:47 AM
Long nights, early mornings — it’s tough being a student sometimes. On top of the large workload, you have to think about the cost of tuition, materials, and all the other odds and ends that accompany college life. That’s why we want the hard work you put into your projects to be worth more than just a good grade, so we’re launching the third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Now your all-nighters can score you up to $10,000 USD, a major resume booster, and free publicity that will get you noticed by potential employers. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Landscape Design, Planet Vectorworks, Architecture student, design student, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Inspiration: Constructing a Career in Interior Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/6/16 10:35 AM
Marinella Vronti, a recent interior design graduate from the UK, has always known that she wanted a career in the creative industry. “During school, I was always attracted to subjects like art,” Vronti says. “I always knew that I would never be the student to pursue politics or a career in business. I wanted to be able to create things.” Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, 3D Modeling, 3D printing, CINEMA 4D, Community, De Montfort University, Digital Design, inspiration, interior design, Marinella Vronti, Vectorworks software

Inspiration: Organic Design Meets Ergonomic Furniture

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/26/16 11:42 AM
Latin American design firm BarriosEscudero sees every project as an opportunity to combine technology, materials, and fabrication techniques to create structures that prevent wastefulness during construction. To do so, they avoid cookie-cutter solutions and seek out personalized responses to every challenge they face. Interested in seeing what the office has created using this design philosophy? If you’ve visited the Vectorworks 2016 webpage and explored our Subdivision Surfaces feature, you might have already seen one of their projects: the Pabellón Ricchezze. Read More

Topics: Architecture, medium-density fiberboard, Pabellón Ricchezze, BarriosEscudero, CNC router, Community, FIMAR, inspiration, interior design, International Furniture Fair of Argentina, The Ricchezze Pavilion, Vectorworks 2016

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

Fade Art Exhibition Examines Beauty, Aging, and Relationships with Color

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/19/15 10:58 AM
In an increasingly youth-oriented world, obsessed with physical perfection, interior designer and artist Niloufar Lamakan explores the concepts of beauty and aging in her upcoming “Fade” exhibition. Fade, which will run from January 26 to the 31 at the Clerkenwell Gallery in London, challenges the notion that life begins with youth and vibrancy and fades into invisible grayness. Inspired by the unexpected behavior of color combinations, Lamakan is concerned with how people interact with color at different stages of life. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Fade, Clerkenwell Gallery, Community, Computers Unlimited, Fade Art Exhibition, interior design, Kesoon Chance, Niloufar Lamakan, Project Highlight

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