The landscape architecture industry, as it moves to standardize BIM workflows, is experiencing a transition not unlike moving from hand drawings to CAD drafting.
Landscape architects increasingly feel pressured to integrate BIM into their workflows to maintain ownership of the entire design and build process. This transition seems daunting, perhaps even unachievable, but several firms are up for the task.
Topics: Open BIM, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, IFC export, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Landscape Architecture, Marionette, Vectorworks Landmark, Collaboration, user success story, BIM for Landscape, scape Landschaftsarchitekten
This year, we’re celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) with a Vectorworks Design Summit social media giveaway!
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software.
Topics: Building Information Modeling, Eric Gilbey, Green Industry, MiniCAD, Parasolid, Resource Manager, site design, Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, BIM, CAD, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Braulio Gutierrez, Land Planning, Landmark software, Landscape Architecture Podcast, The Ohio State University, Michael Todoran
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts.
Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes
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.
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
Environmental sustainability begins with individual designers using careful calculations to make informed decisions about their projects. And for the full-service landscape architecture team at Holcombe Norton Partners, achieving sustainability certifications for their sites centers around the use of data-rich models and intelligent worksheets.
Topics: site information modeling, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, SITES
April is a big month for designers, and we’re not saying that just because the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is right around the corner. Another reason we’re welcoming April with open arms is because it’s World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), WLAM is dedicated to showcasing how spaces designed by landscape architects around the world affect our daily lives.
Topics: Green Space, National Cherry Blossom Festival, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, D.C., Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Washington, WLAM2016, World Landscape Architecture Month 2016
Educating others comes naturally to soon-to-be-elevated ASLA Fellow Mary Bates. With an elementary school teacher as a mother, Bates has been involved with the teaching process from an early age and has worked to educate others about the importance of the landscape industry throughout her entire career. As such, her recognition from the ASLA for service is no surprise—to everyone except her, at least. “It’s a bit surreal for me,” Bates says. “There are so many Fellows whom I look up to and whose work I follow, so it seems crazy to me that I’m included in this group of talented people.”
Topics: Boy Scouts of America, Education, Florida ASLA, Give Kids the World, Mary Bates, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, awards, Boys and Girls Club, Community, community service, DHM Design, FASLA, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture