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.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Christien Methot, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, lindsay high stanislaw, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, Pacific Coast Land Design, parramatta, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight
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.
Topics: Ali Honarkar, Architecture, BIM, Chad Hamilton, Community, Dylan Chappell, Education, Expanding the Territory of Design with BIM, François Lévy, inspiration, Michael Timcheck, New School Architecture, podcasts, resources, Richard Garber, Stan Rostas, Staying Creative In Your Firm, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity
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.
Topics: AIA, Ali Honarkar, Architecture, Community, #DiscussDesign, Division1 Architects, Dylan Chappell, Dylan Chappell Architects, Education, Michael Timcheck, Nemetschek Vectorworks, resources, Staying Creative In Your Firm, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects
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?
Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA, Architect, Architecture, Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, Community, Joe Andrulaitis, Michael Timcheck, Success Story, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect
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.
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.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Architecture, BIM, Case Study, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, Michael Timcheck, Open GL, Success Stories, Success Story, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects, Vectorworks Architect, workgroup referencing, YouTube
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!
Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA, Architect Is Fun, Architecture, Bram Oosterhuis, Bram Oosterhuis' Studio, Darry Sang, Darryl Sang Architects Limited, Education, Eric Gartner, Frans Willigers, Jessica Wijsenbeek, Karen Lewis, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Michael Timcheck, Nate Kipnis, Neil Marshall, oil for live communication, Peter Exley, 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, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects, Vectorworks Architect
“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.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Architecture, Case Study, Firm Profile, Karen Lewis, KPMG, M Group, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, Michael Timcheck, Mitchell Freedman, Project Highlight, Renderworks, Success Story, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect
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.
Topics: AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Expo, Ali Reza Honarkar, AR-works, Architecture, BIM, buildingSMART alliance, CadFaster, Cloud, Dan Monaghan, Deke Smith, Division1 Architects, François Lévy, Jeff Roberson, Jeffrey Ouellette, Michael Timcheck, Nemetschek Scia, Open BIM, SimTread, The M Group, third party partner, Tuomas Holma, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Cloud Services