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Design Scholarship Winners Announced: Rice University School of Architecture Student Team Wins Grand Prize

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/21/17 11:55 AM
Now in its third year, our Design Scholarship has continued to help students reach their highest potential by offering nearly $40,000 in prizes for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Richard Diehl Award, Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Vectorworks Designer, ETH Zürich, interior design, Landscape, Arizona State University, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Dries Pattyn, Filip Staszkiewicz, Kalen McNamara, Peter Markos, Rice University School of Architecture, Sarah Whiting, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Ted Brown, University of Iowa, University of Sheffield, Academia, Alexander Drachenberg, Astrid Stevens, Brecht Scheelen, KASK, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Ningxin Cheng, Paula Wheeler, Sophia Rodermund, Tineke Gol, Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, TU Dresden, UHasselt, University of Antwerp, University of Wuppertal, Design Scholarship, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applie, Joël Héritier, Totalization

5 Secrets to Successful Group Projects

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 11/21/16 11:48 AM
Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable. Read More

Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University

20 Cities in 20 Days: Vectorworks 2016 Tours Germany and Austria

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/20/16 12:51 PM
While many of us were gearing up for the New Year, Germany and Austria experienced a tour like no other – if design is your thing, that is. Our Vectorworks distributor, ComputerWorks GmbH, tackled 20 cities with its "Inside Vectorworks 2016" tour, attracting nearly 1,500 attendees and seizing every chance to share our latest software release through group demos, one-on-one sessions, and workshops that touched upon everything from collaborative workflows and 3D planning in landscape architecture to Spotlight training by one of the program's biggest worldwide users PRG, as well as interesting case studies, and quick tips for architectural design success. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senft, Education, Judith Jahn, Nikolai Hein, PRG, Richard Diehl Award, Spotlight, University of Sciences Detmold, Vectorworks Architect, Architect, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University, ComputerWorks, Eike Scheps, Inside Vectorworks 2016, Landmark, University of Kassel, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, #Vectorworks2016, video, Yumeng Zhang

Transforming a Class Assignment Into $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/9/15 10:29 AM
Earlier this year, student Benno Schmitz of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin received an assignment with one overarching instruction: merge culture and nature into one structure. Working with his professors over the course of a semester, Schmitz took this mission to heart, designing a building that tied the landscape surrounding Bonn, Germany, which is close to where he grew up, into the city’s urban fabric. After months of work, Schmitz believed his vision for The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn could be worth more than a grade, so he submitted his creation to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. An esteemed panel of global judges agreed, selecting Schmitz's work as the best among over 2,000 entries submitted to the program and honoring him with its $10,000 grand prize and Richard Diehl Award. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Richard Diehl Award, awards, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Community, competition, #FundMyVision, inspiration, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Introducing the 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship Winners

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/20/15 11:14 AM
The results are in! After an international panel of design professionals and academics reviewed the over 2,000 submissions to this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship, the winning projects have been selected. Benno Schmitz from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin received the Richard Diehl Award, the scholarship program’s $10,000 grand prize, for his design for The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn. Read More

Topics: Education, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Planet Vectorworks, Richard Diehl, Richard Diehl Award, awards, Benno Schmitz, Community, competition, #FundMyVision, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Diego Bermudez Named 2014 Richard Diehl Award Winner

Posted by Julie McClure on 9/18/14 11:57 AM
Last week, we recognized 15 students as 2014 Vectorworks Design Scholars and revealed that a project by Diego Bermudez, a landscape design graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania, was the top entry. Bermudez won the Richard Diehl Award, impressing judges with his creative solution to a real-world problem. Read More

Topics: Education, Richard Diehl Award, 3D Modeling, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Community, Diego Bermudez, Landmark, Landscape, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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