7 Tips to Network Like a Pro

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/10/16 11:54 AM   |  4 min read time

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.

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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   |  1 min read time

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.

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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   |  1 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  1 min read time

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.

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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   |  3 min read time

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.

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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

The Atomic Age is Over, But Your Chance to Earn 1 AIA LU Is Here to Stay

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/17/15 10:32 AM   |  1 min read time

When scientists first divided the atom at the end of World War II, everyone knew that “the future” had arrived. This technological advancement affected everything from the economy to politics to art, and architects like William Pereira and Albert Frey began designing buildings that defied gravity or resembled lunar landers. Join us as we explore the age of “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965” in the latest episode of the Art in Architecture webinar series.

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Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Atomic Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Art In Architecture webinar series, Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965, continuing education, webinar

Stay Creative in your Firm by Registering for the ‘Business of Creativity’ Episode on March 18

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/12/15 11:46 AM   |  2 min read time

How do you keep your creative edge? That is one of the many questions that will be addressed during our second installment of the Business of Creativity video series, airing Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Prior to the premier of the video, entitled “Staying Creative In Your Firm,” registered participants will receive an email detailing how they can view the discussion.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Dylan Chappell Architects, Education, resources, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Ali Honarkar, Community, #DiscussDesign, Division1 Architects, Dylan Chappell, Michael Timcheck, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Staying Creative In Your Firm, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

Art in Architecture Webinar Series Returns March 12

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/5/15 10:18 AM   |  1 min read time

For two decades after the end of World War II, experimentation in architecture and design led to the creation of a stylistic lexicon where structures defied gravity, cars flew, and buildings resembled lunar landers. This iconic, The Jetsons-esque era is the topic of this year’s first Art in Architecture webinar, “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965.”

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Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Ta, resources, Steve Alden, Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965, continuing education, The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Arch, webinar series

Earn 1 AIA LU by Discovering the Symbolism, Emotion, and Power of Iconic Architecture

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/4/15 10:16 AM   |  1 min read time

From the Pyramids at Giza to the Eiffel Tower, architects have always strived to make their mark on the world. And as the technological ability of these designers has increased, so too has the scale of the architecture that they leave behind. However, this presents a unique problem: If every architect is working to create distinctive structures, what makes a building truly iconic?

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Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Community, continuing education, Iconic Architecture, Small Iconic Architecture, webinar

Register Now for the Next Art In Architecture Webinar: Four French Architects You Should Know (1 AIA LU)

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/12/14 11:38 AM   |  2 min read time

Our Art In Architecture webinar series has taken viewers from the origins of iconic architecture in post-World War I Russia through to its emergence as an international trend in the design industry. The third installment, titled “Four French Architects You Should Know – Eiffel, Prouvé, Perrault, and Ricciotti,” taking place on Wednesday, December 17, at 2:00 pm ET, will explore the work of four designers in an examination of their common cultural roots and the historical influences that guided their creative energy. Register here and attend this free webinar to earn 1 AIA Learning Unit.

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Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Gustave Eiffel, Jean Prouvé, Rudy Ricciotti, Steve Alden, Art In Architecture webinar series, #ArtInArch, continuing education, Dominique Perrault, Four French Architects You Should Know

Earn 1 AIA LU and Decide if Konstantin Melnikov was a Constructivist, a Rationalist, or Both

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/14/14 11:54 AM   |  2 min read time

The year is 1917; Russia has just pulled out of World War I, the last of the Tsars have been deposed, and Konstantin Melnikov walks out of architecture school, degree in hand, ready to make his mark on the world. The rapidly changing political, economic, and social landscape of the time was reflected in many forms of art, including architecture, whose practitioners rallied into two camps: the constructivists, who believed that buildings should exist solely to serve a function, and the rationalists, who argued for the place of idealism in the design process. Melnikov seems to defy this binary at every turn, creating projects that could fit into both categories and wouldn’t look out of place among the works of today’s “modern” architects. His visionary designs are dissected and analyzed in the first installment of Nemetschek Vectorworks’ Art In Architecture webinar series, “Melnikov: Early Sparks of Russian Iconic Architecture.”

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Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Konstantin Melnikov, Melnikov – Early Sparks of Russian Iconic Architec, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, Iconic Architecture, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Small Iconic Architecture

New Continuing Education Webinar Series Discusses Iconic Architects Who Transformed the World

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/28/14 1:26 PM   |  2 min read time

Design visionaries of the past understood that great architecture emerges when you challenge convention and present something unexpected to the world. So to help you delve into the mindsets of innovative architects like Melnikov, Eiffel, and Perrault, as well as explore their connections to the visionaries of today, Nemetschek Vectorworks is launching a free series of webinars focused on the “Art in Architecture.”

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Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Four French Architects You Should Know – Eiffel, Gustave Eiffel, Jean Prouvé, Konstantin Melnikov, Melnikov – Early Sparks of Russian Iconic Architec, Prouvé, Rudy Ricciotti, Steve Alden, #ArtInArch, continuing education, Dominique Perrault, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Perrault, Small Iconic Architecture, webinar, webinar series

Join The Business of Creativity

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/1/14 11:56 AM   |  2 min read time

Design is all about finding unique solutions. So, how do you stand out in a world where uniformity is rewarded? Join the online, interactive discussion that will connect the dots between vision and reality in The Business of Creativity Google+ Hangout on Air October 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. This hour-long discussion, led by Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks, will define what it means to be visionary and how flexible workflows help designers discover new ways to imagine and construct their projects. From small firms to large, the panel of practitioners will share details about their creative workflows and perspectives on the future of technology.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Entertainment, Novedge, Rob Glisson, rojo Architecture, Ron Kwaske, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, Aurora Meneghello, Community, #DiscussDesign, Google+ Hangout on Air, Landscape, MIchael Klaers, Morris Architects, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Office Ron Kwaske Architect, The Small Group, vectorworks 2015

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