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VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM
When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

Kick Off 2016 With Continuing Education Credits

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/5/16 11:02 AM
2016 has arrived, and it’s time to hit the ground running. To help you get started, we’ve collected some AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so that you can pick up a few credits, as well as spark your imagination as you begin another year of creative design. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Education, LEVENBETTS, Peter J. Arsenault, Platane Architecture, Resolution: 4 Architecture, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Architectural Record, BIM, Community, continuing education, Diego Bermudez, ETH Zürich, HSW, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design

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

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

Sustainability, Innovation, and Design: Offshore Windfarms and the Future of Green Energy

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/19/15 9:56 AM
Working for a small firm doesn’t mean you can’t make big changes. Just ask Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Throughout his career, Kipnis has challenged design paradigms by blending excellence in architecture with a social conscience as part of a five-person architectural team. Read More

Topics: American Institute of Architects, Architecture, environmental design, FAIA, Nathan Kipnis, sustainability, Vectorworks, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, wind farm

Video: Mixing Low Carbon with High Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/31/15 11:19 AM
Nathan Kipnis started his career as an architect when energy-conscious design was viewed as nothing more than a passing fad. However, he knew that the future needed people who understood that “green” features didn’t have to come at the expense of beautiful architecture. In this new Success Story video, Kipnis explains how he's made it his firm's mission to combine technical efficiency with a modern aesthetic, pioneering a movement toward stylish sustainability. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, green architecture, KAP, Nathan Kipnis, Sturgeon Bay, Success Story, Success Story Video, Vectorworks Architect, Case Study, Community, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Notable User

Making Energy Modeling a Standard Part of the Design Practice

Posted by Guest Author on 12/2/14 11:55 AM
Liam Buckley, Project Manager at Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Read More

Topics: AIA 2030 Commitment, Architecture, Greenbuild 2014, LEED V4, Nathan Kipnis, Rand Ekman, 3D Modeling, ASHRAE Standard 189, Cannon Design, IES, IESVE for Architects, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Liam Buckley, third party partner

Energy Modeling For All

Posted by Guest Author on 10/23/14 11:56 AM
By Nathan Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C, Principal at Kipnis Architecture + Planning Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Energy Use Intensity, EUI, HEED, Net Zero, resources, Sefaira, 2030 Commitment, American In, Community, IES, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, LEED Gold, Nate Kipnis, third party partner

Vectorworks Booth at the AIA 2014 to Feature BIM Education, a Contest, Giveaways, and More

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/11/14 11:59 AM
If you’re heading to the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago later this month, be sure to stop by the Vectorworks booth (#3251). We’re offering a dynamic lineup of presentations from award-winning architects and industry specialists, plus the to chance win Wacom Intuos® Pro tablets, learn practical applications of BIM with Vectorworks software, and enter the 2014 Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest. Read More

Topics: AIA Convention 2014, Architecture, architectureisfun, Education, GreenSource, Laura Viscusi, McGraw-Hill Construction Media, Nathan Kipnis, Sabo & Zahn, SNAP, Wacom Intuos® Pro, Architectural Record, BIM, Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Peter Exley, trade shows, Vectorworks software, Werner Sabo

10 Designers, 15 Tips: Career Advice for Emerging Architects and Interior Designers

Posted by Julie McClure on 5/22/14 10:36 AM
To continue our series of articles offering career advice to recent graduates and emerging professionals, here's what 10 Vectorworks software users in the field of architecture and interior design have to say. We also sprinkled in some inspirational images from additional users. Enjoy! Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Eric Gartner, Karen Lewis, oil for live communication, RIBA, Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, Sang Architects & Company Limited, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SPG Architects, Success Stories, The Design Buro (Coventry) Ltd, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architect Is Fun, Bram Oosterhuis, Bram Oosterhuis' Studio, Darry Sang, Darryl Sang Architects Limited, Frans Willigers, Jessica Wijsenbeek, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Michael Timcheck, Nate Kipnis, Neil Marshall, Peter Exley, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

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