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Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
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.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Landscape Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, webinars, World Architecture Day, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Urban Development, webinar

VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM
When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

Inspiration: Making a Case for Climate-Sensitive Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/25/15 9:39 AM
Sustainability isn’t just wind turbines and carbon emissions legislation. Design professionals can have a positive effect on the environment by taking the local climate into consideration when modeling their projects. Read More

Topics: Architecture, climate-sensitive design, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Passivhaus, Renderworks, resources, solar studies, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, climate, Energos, Heliodon tool, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Sustainability, Innovation, and Design: Offshore Windfarms and the Future of Green Energy

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/19/15 9:56 AM
Working for a small firm doesn’t mean you can’t make big changes. Just ask Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Throughout his career, Kipnis has challenged design paradigms by blending excellence in architecture with a social conscience as part of a five-person architectural team. Read More

Topics: American Institute of Architects, Architecture, environmental design, FAIA, Nathan Kipnis, sustainability, Vectorworks, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, wind farm

Video: Mixing Low Carbon with High Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/31/15 11:19 AM
Nathan Kipnis started his career as an architect when energy-conscious design was viewed as nothing more than a passing fad. However, he knew that the future needed people who understood that “green” features didn’t have to come at the expense of beautiful architecture. In this new Success Story video, Kipnis explains how he's made it his firm's mission to combine technical efficiency with a modern aesthetic, pioneering a movement toward stylish sustainability. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, green architecture, KAP, Nathan Kipnis, Sturgeon Bay, Success Story, Success Story Video, Vectorworks Architect, Case Study, Community, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Notable User

Making Energy Modeling a Standard Part of the Design Practice

Posted by Guest Author on 12/2/14 11:55 AM
Liam Buckley, Project Manager at Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Read More

Topics: AIA 2030 Commitment, Architecture, Greenbuild 2014, LEED V4, Nathan Kipnis, Rand Ekman, 3D Modeling, ASHRAE Standard 189, Cannon Design, IES, IESVE for Architects, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Liam Buckley, third party partner

Vectorworks Booth at the AIA 2014 to Feature BIM Education, a Contest, Giveaways, and More

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/11/14 11:59 AM
If you’re heading to the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago later this month, be sure to stop by the Vectorworks booth (#3251). We’re offering a dynamic lineup of presentations from award-winning architects and industry specialists, plus the to chance win Wacom Intuos® Pro tablets, learn practical applications of BIM with Vectorworks software, and enter the 2014 Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest. Read More

Topics: AIA Convention 2014, Architecture, architectureisfun, Education, GreenSource, Laura Viscusi, McGraw-Hill Construction Media, Nathan Kipnis, Sabo & Zahn, SNAP, Wacom Intuos® Pro, Architectural Record, BIM, Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Peter Exley, trade shows, Vectorworks software, Werner Sabo

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