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7 Habits of Highly Effective Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/26/16 11:16 AM
When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users. Read More

Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, lindsay high stanislaw, M Group, Pacific Coast Land Design, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Christien Methot, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, parramatta, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Landmark

Inspiration for the Designer On the Go

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/25/15 11:39 AM
Whether you’re traveling by car, plane, train, or even hoverboard this holiday season, we have a great lineup of podcasts to refuel your imagination. And if you’re staying closer to home, don’t worry, these inspirational episodes are the perfect way to gain new perspectives on design no matter where you are. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Education, François Lévy, New School Architecture, resources, Richard Garber, Stan Rostas, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Ali Honarkar, BIM, Community, Dylan Chappell, Expanding the Territory of Design with BIM, inspiration, Michael Timcheck, podcasts, Staying Creative In Your Firm

Stay Creative in your Firm by Registering for the ‘Business of Creativity’ Episode on March 18

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/12/15 11:46 AM
How do you keep your creative edge? That is one of the many questions that will be addressed during our second installment of the Business of Creativity video series, airing Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Prior to the premier of the video, entitled “Staying Creative In Your Firm,” registered participants will receive an email detailing how they can view the discussion. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Dylan Chappell Architects, Education, resources, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Ali Honarkar, Community, #DiscussDesign, Division1 Architects, Dylan Chappell, Michael Timcheck, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Staying Creative In Your Firm, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Video: What Do You Love About Architecture?

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/21/14 12:01 PM
What is it about being an architect that you really love? Is it the exploration down a path of discovery to solve a difficult design challenge? Is it creating award-winning work, collaborating with accomplished team members, or grinding through a set of construction documents? Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Success Story, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architect, Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, Community, Joe Andrulaitis, Michael Timcheck, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Video: Interior Design with Karen Lewis at The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/18/14 11:59 AM
We're thrilled to showcase the talents of another Vectorworks user. In this new video, Karen Lewis discusses how office trends and meaningful materials impact the projects she creates as an interior designer at The M Group Architects & Interior Architects in Reston, Virginia (USA). The 17-person firm is sought after by building owners and corporate and industrial clients for office building architecture and interiors, as well as by government contractors and agencies for mission-critical and secure design. Their work varies from 5,000-square-foot tenant spaces to building complexes totaling one million square feet. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Michael Timcheck, Project Highlight, YouTube

Video Case Study: M Group Architects & Interior Architects

Posted by Julie McClure on 7/7/14 11:55 AM
Step inside the offices of M Group Architects & Interior Architects as Michael Timcheck and Karen Lewis share the firm's philosophy and scope of work, discuss how their workspace enables collaborative design, and reflect on how they create spaces that elevate how their clients do business. Timcheck also describes how OpenGL walkthroughs, workgroup referencing, and working in 3D with BIM in Vectorworks Architect software informs the firm's designs and leads to a better result. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, Open GL, Success Stories, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, workgroup referencing, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Michael Timcheck, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects, YouTube

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

M Group Improves Office Environments Through Creative Collaboration

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/27/14 10:30 AM
“One of the worst things I can do is force a design on my client,” says Michael Timcheck, an architect at The M Group Architects and Interior Architects in Reston, Virginia. “So when we initiate a project, we learn about the client’s design aesthetic and what they want their building to communicate. We capture the client’s desires and create spaces that work for them." The approach has proven successful for this 17-person firm, whose work focuses primarily on office building architecture and interiors, as well as mission-critical and secure design for government contractors and agencies. And, you can read more about them in our new user success story, linked below. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, M Group, Mitchell Freedman, Renderworks, Success Story, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Case Study, KPMG, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, Michael Timcheck, Project Highlight

Vectorworks at the 2012 AIA National Convention

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/25/12 8:39 AM
Last week, members of the Vectorworks team traveled to Washington, D.C., for the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo. We gave demonstrations at our booth of Vectorworks Architect, as well as some great new offerings: CadFaster, SimTread, Vectorworks Cloud Services, and AR-works. Read More

Topics: AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo, Ali Reza Honarkar, Architecture, buildingSMART alliance, François Lévy, Jeffrey Ouellette, Nemetschek Scia, Open BIM, SimTread, The M Group, Vectorworks Architect, AR-works, BIM, CadFaster, Cloud, Dan Monaghan, Deke Smith, Division1 Architects, Jeff Roberson, Michael Timcheck, third party partner, Tuomas Holma, Vectorworks Cloud Services

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