Edamarie Mattei, owner of landscape firm Backyard Bounty in Silver Spring, Maryland, has followed a storied career path, and landscape architecture was not always a part of it. After graduating from Georgetown University, she became a 9th grade English teacher in New York City’s South Bronx. She then went on to be a teacher trainer, where she taught in Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as in California. It was in California where she developed a passion for gardening that led her back to school to study landscape design and horticulture.
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.
Topics: Architecture, Architecture student, design student, Entertainment, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, Landscape Design, lighting design, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.
Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Landscape Design, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Urban Development, Vectorworks Architect, webinar, webinars, World Architecture Day
Many homeowners lack the outside perspective needed to visualize the full potential of their outdoor spaces, which is where Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) President-elect Danilo Maffei, APLD, PCH, of maffei landscape design, LLC and his 26 years of expertise come in handy. In his day-to-day work, Maffei provides creative direction and design solutions for private, residential, public, and commercial properties, focusing on blending existing and new materials to make the most of any available space. In the Builder and Developer magazine article, “How to Capitalize On Underutilized Landscape Space,” Maffei illustrates that he practices what he preaches through his own project experiences.
Topics: APLD, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Builder and Developer Magazine, Danilo Maffei, Dr. Oz, How to Capitalize on Underutilized Landscape Space, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Design, maffei landscape design, Mehmet Oz, Vectorworks Landmark
With more than 624 acres of rolling green hills, 8,000 trees, and hundreds of gardens, the Arlington National Cemetery’s serene surroundings pay tribute to the 14,000-plus veterans and their family members who rest there. The Virginia site also provides a sense of peace and comfort to those who come to mourn their lost loved ones. As a result, the maintenance of these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosts the annual Renewal and Remembrance service event and why we have graciously participated for the past seven years.
Topics: Aboriculture Industry, Acting Superintendent of the Arlington National Ce, aeration, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain Joe Mason, Chairman of Renewal and Remembrance, Eric Gilbey, Got Your 6 Executive Director Bill Rausch, Irrigation, irrigation installation and repairs, John Eggleston, Landscape, landscape and hardscape projects, Landscape Design, Landscape Installation, Landscape Management, Lawn Care, NALP, NALP President Brett Lemcke, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Perennials, phosphorous application, PLA, Planet Vectorworks, Renewal and Remembrance, Renewal and Remembrance NALP Committee, Site Maintenance, Spanish-American War Monumnet, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, tree cabling and lightning protection, Vectorworks’ product marketing manager – landscape, Veterans, Weed Man USA’s Phil Fogarty, Wreath-laying ceremony
Vectorworks is proud to support innovative young designers and honor the creative visionaries who have paved the way for their success; that’s why we’re sponsoring the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), organized by the Fundacío Mies van der Rohe. European institutions of higher education have until July 29, 2016 to recognize their architecture, urban planning, and landscape design students by registering and nominating their best projects from the 2015-2016 academic year.
Topics: Architecture, Architecture student, Chicago Federal Center, competition, Education, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Illinois Institute of Technology, inspiration, Kwaske Collaborative, Landscape, Landscape Design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mies, Planet Vectorworks, Ron Kwaske, S.R Crown Hall, sponsorship, urban planning, Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, YTAA
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.
Topics: Architecture, awards, Community, competition, construction, David Chadwick, Education, engineering, Entertainment, environmental design, event planning, exhibit design, #FundMyVision, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, lighting design, machine design, MIchael Klaers, Planet Vectorworks, scenic design, Scholarship, theater design, urban design, urban planning, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, woodworking
By Eric Gilbey, RLA, ASLA, Prof. APLD, Landscape Architecture Industry Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks
Topics: 2D, 3D, Color Creation, Customized Symbols, Eric Gilbey, Image Texture, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Design, personal libraries, rendering, Shape Manipulation, Symbols, Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Landmark