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2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Spoiler Alert: Keynote, Architecture Tours, and Parties

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/7/16 5:05 PM
The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop! Read More

Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit

Putting the "I" in BIM

Posted by Guest Author on 6/11/15 11:44 AM
By Martyn Horne, Member of the UK Landscape Institute’s BIM Working Group Read More

Topics: Martyn Horne, BIM, COBie, Community, Notable User

Important Design Considerations with Accessibility in Mind

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/5/15 11:45 AM
Each year at the AIA National Convention, a select number of architects who are making outstanding contributions to the industry through design excellence, furthering the field of architectural education, or advancing the profession are elevated as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on a select few AIA members, including Janis Kent, architect, CASp. We recently sat down with Kent to learn more about what makes her stand out in her field and pick up a few tips on accessibility planning. Here's what we learned: Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, FAIA, Janis Kent, Stepping Thru Accessibility, accessibility, BIM, Community, Notable User

Inspiration: Exploring Culture Through Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/18/15 11:03 AM
A design is more than a representation of an individual’s ideas; it’s a reflection of their experiences, environment, and the time in which they live. In short, design is a physical manifestation of a culture, an expression of a society’s values and ideology. That’s why we’ve created the fourth edition of MODUS News magazine: a collection of incredible projects, each designed with Vectorworks software by visionary architects, that provide a snapshot of the world’s diverse and captivating cultures. So begin your exploration and find the inspiration you need to transform the world. Read More

Topics: Allied Works Architecture, Architecture, Dominique Coulon et Associés, Hawkins\Brown, Holzer Kobler Architekturen, Modus News, MODUS News 4, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Salens Architecten, Simcic + Uhrich Architects, The Associated Architects Partnership, Community, Gigon/Guyer, inspiration, McGregor Coxall, MODUS, Notable User, Project Highlight, Yoshio Taniguchi

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

Success Story: Varian Designs Gives Shape to Sculptural Dreams

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/17/14 10:49 AM
Though he comes from a long line of artists and craftsmen, Forest Dickey was initially uncertain that he could turn his passion for woodworking into a career. But, being a self-declared stubborn individual, he eventually convinced himself to just “go do it, and see if it works.” Dickey’s determination paid off when he founded Varian Designs, a custom, artisanal furniture company, where he fuses elements of his Californian surroundings with visions inspired by his Scandinavian heritage to create heirloom-quality pieces. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Firm Profile, Forest Dickey, furniture, Parks and Recreation, Renderworks, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Case Study, Community, Lofn Chair, Notable User, Varian Designs

Success Story: Pacific Coast Land Design Gives an Old Town a New Start

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/10/14 10:44 AM
PCLD utilized CameraMatch, a Vectorworks plug-in, to align the 3D model with site photographs and create renderings that were more realistic and easily recognizable by stakeholders and users in context with the existing site and its surroundings. Read More

Topics: CameraMatch, Chris Roberts, Firm Profile, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, rendering, Renderworks, Success Story, 3D Modeling, Case Study, Landmark, Landscape, Mike Zielsdorf, Notable User, Old Town Newhall, Project Highlight, third party partner, Vectorworks Landmark

The Office of James Burnett Wins the 2014 ULI Urban Open Space Award for its Klyde Warren Park Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/18/14 11:57 AM
Finding room for open, natural spaces in over-developed major cities isn’t always easy. However, The Office of James Burnett (OJB) recently stepped up to the challenge, and we’re happy to announce that their design for Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, a pedestrian-friendly, urban park built over an existing freeway, earned the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award. The annual competition recognizes public spaces that socially and economically enrich and revitalize communities. Read More

Topics: OJB, Spotlight, Tara Green, The Office of James Burnett, Vectorworks Spotlight, Community, Dallas, James Burnett, Klyde Warren Park, Kyle Fiddelke, Landmark, Landscape, Notable User, Project Highlight, ULI, Urban Land Institute, Urban Space Award

3 Designers Share How Vectorworks 2015 Helps Them Do Business

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/21/14 10:37 AM
Since we launched the English version of Vectorworks 2015 in September, we’ve shared a lot of information about the new features and tools that will help you transform the world. Designers around the globe are sharing their excitement for the new release, too! Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, LEGOLAND®, product reviews, Rob Glisson, rojo Architecture, Spotlight, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Community, Landmark, Landscape, MIchael Klaers, MORRIS, Notable User, The Small Group, Universal Studios, vectorworks 2015

Two-Time Tony Winner Don Holder Talks Lighting Design, Favorite Projects, and More

Posted by Julie McClure on 7/24/14 11:23 AM
We had fun shooting a video interview at our office last night with Donald Holder, winner of two Tony Awards® for his work on The Lion King and South Pacific. Holder shared stories about his journey toward becoming one of Broadway’s best lighting designers, some of his favorite projects and collaborators, as well as his thoughts about the future. Stay tuned for the release of the video! Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Firm Profile, Jason Strangfeld, Michael P. Jones, Mikiko Suzuki McAdams, Spotlight, Success Story, Tony Award, Bridges of Madison County, Case Study, Donald Holder, Jon Weston, lighting design, Michael Yeargan, Notable User, Project Highlight

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