A huge congrats are in order to our Senior Landscape Product Specialist Brian Nicholson for passing the Sustainable SITES Initiative accredited professional exam. Nicholson is among the first group of SITES Accredited Professionals (APs) to pass the exam and receive the resulting designation.
Topics: ASLA, ASLA Annual Meeting, ASLA Colorado, Brian Nicholson, Green Business Certification Inc., Green Roof Professional, GRP, Landmark software, Landscape, LEED, SITES, SITES Accredited Professionals, SITES AP, Sustainable Sites Initiative
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: 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, site information modeling, SITES, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability
What do people outside the design profession think of when they hear the word "architect"? Perhaps it's a simple answer, like someone who defines space, someone who draws, designs, and models. But perhaps there's a deeper question we should be asking, a more philosophical one: What do people think architects really are?
Congratulations to Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H&A), whose Maritime Center earned them an Honor Award for Historic Preservation at the AIA San Francisco's 2014 Design Awards. The program celebrates outstanding achievements in architecture and design by Bay Area individuals and organizations, as well as professionals from other places who contribute to the framework of the local built environment.
Topics: 2014 Design Awards, 3D Modeling, AIA, AIA San Francisco, Architecture, BIM, Chad Hamilton, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, LEED, LEED Gold for Schools Certification, Maritime Center, Project Highlight, Richmond College Prep, Richmond Community Foundation, Vectorworks Architect
Weeksville Heritage Center is an urban project by the award-winning firm Caples Jefferson Architects PC. It consists of a two-story, 23,000-square-foot new building and 41,000-square-f00t interpretive landscape, which recreates farmland and serves as a gateway connecting the present to the past, including four 1800s houses on site – remnants of the 19th century free African-American community of Weeksville. The project, created with Vectorworks Architect software, was recently chosen as among the 17 best in American architecture by ARCHITECT magazine in its 2013 Annual Design Review.
Topics: 2013 Annual Design Review, 3D Modeling, Architect magazine, Architecture, Caples Jefferson Architects PC, LEED, Michael Behrman, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Architect, Weeksville Heritage Center
Topics: Andy McDowell, ASLA, Cardno JFNEW, Community, Conference Pass Giveaway, Facebook, Greenbuild, iPad, Jamie Mitchell, Landscape, LEED, Miki Sankary, Nemetschek Vectorworks, The Art Institute of Houston, University of Nevada, US Green Building Council, Van Amy To, Vectorworks Landmark