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Architecture is Fun Wins AIA Chicago Firm of the Year Award

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 12/15/17 9:41 AM
A huge congratulations to our users at Architecture is Fun, who have been declared “2017 Firm of the Year” as part of the AIA Chicago Professional Excellence & Distinguished Service Awards! Read More

Topics: Architecture Is Fun, AIA Chicago, Young At Art, Peter Exley, Sharon Exley, AIA Chicago Foundation, Young At Art Museum, Case Study, Chicago, IL

Couples Who Design Together, Stay Together

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/14/16 10:00 AM
Valentine’s Day: A time set aside each year for showing appreciation to the person you love the most – a special someone who, for these designers, is their coworker. We asked three couples who run architectural firms together about their favorite aspect of working with their spouse. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Architecture Is Fun, BarriosEscudero, Case Study, Community, Ilianna Kwaske, inspiration, Juan Barrios, Kwaske Collaborative, Mercedes Escudero, Peter Exley, Ron Kwaske, Sharon Exley, Valentine's Day, Vectorworks 2016

Video: Be Inspired by Architecture Is Fun

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/23/15 11:06 AM
More people should be so lucky as to spend a day with the Exleys, the spirited husband and wife team behind Architecture Is Fun. We recently met up with Peter, FAIA, and Sharon who run their architecture and design firm in Chicago, creating spaces for children of all ages that are distinguished by beauty, art, and form. What we quickly learned is that the Exleys make the design process “fun” because they’re great listeners and creative problem-solvers. You can't help but feel inspired by these playmakers. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA, Architecture, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Community, Customer Appreciation Party, Education, Firm Profile, inspiration, Peter Exley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Highlight, Sharon Exley, Success Story, Vectorworks Design Summit, visionary

Success Story: Architecture Is Fun Advances the Power of Play with BIM

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/26/14 11:12 AM
For award-winning architecture and design team Peter and Sharon Exley, fun elevates the everyday. In fact, as founders of the Chicago-based firm Architecture Is Fun, this husband and wife have crafted their professional ambitions toward making meaningful, interactive places and spaces for families. One of their first clients was the internationally renowned Chicago Children’s Museum; other children’s museums, exhibits, and adult cultural spaces soon followed. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, 3D printing, Architecture, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Chicago, Chicago Children's Museum, Firm Profile, Florida International University, Frost Art Museum, MakerBot, MakerBot Replicator, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Peter Exley, Project Highlight, Sharon Exley, St. Chrysostom's Day School, Success Story, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Young At Art

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

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: 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

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