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7 Tips to Network Like a Pro

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/10/16 11:54 AM
Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced professional, networking can feel intimidating. It’s hard enough to introduce yourself to someone new, but then you also have to talk about yourself, make a good impression, and figure out next steps. Thankfully, networking gets easier with practice, but having a few tips doesn’t hurt, either. Here’s some advice on how to connect with potential clients, employers, and peers from some of our very own industry team members. Read More

Topics: AIA, ALSA, Architecture, Edwin Espinoza, Entertainment, Eric Gilbey, LeBron James, networking events, Ruby Siddiqui, Steve Alden, industry events, Landscape, networking, Vectorworks Design Summit

Discover the Roots of Today’s Design Trends and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/31/16 9:54 AM
We’ve survived the Atomic Age, journeyed through the Modernist period, and now it’s time to examine how these historic design movements influence the architects of today with the latest Art in Architecture webinar, PoMo Interdictive Architecture: 1985 to 2005, which is now available on demand. Listen in as series host Architect Steve Alden, AIA, explores how modern architects are using the precision of computers to experiment with shape and structure, rejecting the assumptions of the past to push the limits of what a building can be. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Atomic Age, Education, Modernist period, resources, Steve Alden, continuing education, inspiration, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, Post Modern, webinar

Great Design, No Apocalypse Required

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/29/16 10:27 AM
The Atomic Age of design following the end of World War II saw the rise of modernist, purely functional architecture. But once the threat of an apocalypse passed, the world of design experienced a dramatic shift away from the modern aesthetic, embracing ornamentation and expression. If we’ve piqued your curiosity, then join Architect Steve Alden, AIA, as he explores this exciting period in history in the latest Art in Architecture webinar, Post Preapocalyptic Architecture: 1965-1985, and take the associated quiz to earn 1 AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Post Preapocalyptic Architecture: 1965-1985, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, inspiration, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, webinar

Earn AIA LUs with a Journey Through Time

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/28/16 10:49 AM
We’ve already taken you through the post-WWII era of Atomic architecture, but one burning question remains: with civilization no longer teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, what happens to design? To help find an answer, Art in Architecture webinar series host Steve Alden, AIA, is continuing his exploration of the past with two new episodes airing April 5 and May 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET, each worth 1 AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Atomic Architecture, Education, resources, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, Community, Continuing Education Credits, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, Post-Preapocalyptic Architecture

Kick Off 2016 With Continuing Education Credits

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/5/16 11:02 AM
2016 has arrived, and it’s time to hit the ground running. To help you get started, we’ve collected some AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so that you can pick up a few credits, as well as spark your imagination as you begin another year of creative design. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Education, LEVENBETTS, Peter J. Arsenault, Platane Architecture, Resolution: 4 Architecture, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Architectural Record, BIM, Community, continuing education, Diego Bermudez, ETH Zürich, HSW, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design

Inspiration for the Designer On the Go

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/25/15 11:39 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Education, François Lévy, New School Architecture, resources, Richard Garber, Stan Rostas, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Ali Honarkar, BIM, Community, Dylan Chappell, Expanding the Territory of Design with BIM, inspiration, Michael Timcheck, podcasts, Staying Creative In Your Firm

Don’t Lose Sleep Over BIM, Attend a 2015 BIM Camp

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/5/15 10:35 AM
If the thought of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is keeping you up at night, you don’t have to worry. You’ve already taken the first step toward implementing a BIM workflow by using design software. The second step is attending BIM Camp, a seminar we're offering in cities across the United States over the next few months. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Building Information Modeling as a Design Process, Education, resources, Sketch to BIM, Steve Alden, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, continuing education, HSW, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Purpose-Driven Design Webinar Offers Opportunity to Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/25/15 11:56 AM
Many young architects dream of becoming the next Frank Lloyd Wright, creating iconic designs that inspire their contemporaries and future generations. But sometimes, the designs with the greatest impact aren’t the most distinctive or attention-grabbing; instead, they’re the ones that improve the lives of the people who experience them. This concept of designing to help the world, rather than become the next starchitect, is the subject of the latest Art in Architecture webinar, "Purpose-Driven Design: The Impact of Social Responsibility on Architecture," which is now available on-demand on our website. Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Purpose-Driven Design, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, inspiration

Need Inspiration? We Have Your Back

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/14/15 2:39 PM
Every great design starts with a spark of imagination. However, with encroaching deadlines and shrinking timelines, busy designers can find it difficult to make time for creativity. That’s why we made the Inspiration Page, a space full of original content designed to help you discover your next visionary idea and transform it into reality. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, visionary, #ArtInArch, Community, continuing education, inspiration, Inspiration Page

Earn AIA LUs with 2 New Episodes in the Art in Architecture Webinar Series

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/29/15 11:57 AM
What do Japanese art, factories, and protests have in common? Find out as we explore the lives and work of two of the greatest minds of the Art Nouveau movement, Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in the latest webinar of our Art in Architecture series. Now available on demand, “Art Nouveau and Its Influence on Architecture” delves into this short-lived period in the history of design and its effects on the Modern movement that followed. After watching the webinar, you’ll also be able to take an associated quiz to earn 1 AIA Learning Unit. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Arts and Crafts Movement, Education, Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Ta, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Victor Horta, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Arch

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