From NBA games to corporate events, image projection and 3D technology company Quince Imaging dazzles viewers by mapping vibrant, moving displays onto every surface imaginable. The team at Quince Imaging combines the talents of engineers, media server operators, and motion graphics artists to produce their shows, using Vectorworks Spotlight software to pull it all together.
Environmental sustainability begins with individual designers using careful calculations to make informed decisions about their projects. And for the full-service landscape architecture team at Holcombe Norton Partners, achieving sustainability certifications for their sites centers around the use of data-rich models and intelligent worksheets.
Topics: site information modeling, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, SITES
Florida-based design firm ROJO Architecture operates out of a former shopping mall with wide-open spaces that are as equally suited to tossing around a football as they are to collaborating on large-scale projects for a variety of clients. And whether they’re designing for the medical, religious, commercial, hospitality, or private sector, the team at ROJO notes that above all else, they’re working for their project’s end users.
Watch two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder, best known for Broadway shows like The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, discuss everything from his start in the entertainment industry to how design software facilitates collaboration in this new video.
From Istanabul to Manhattan, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC (GKV) has transformed skylines all over the world. As one of New York City’s most highly regarded full-service architecture and interior design firms, GKV's philosophy cultivates a spirit of shared ideas and free-flowing collaboration to achieve the best design possible on any scale.
Topics: AIA, Architecture, DPC, Firm Profile, GKV, Randy Gerner, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, Architects, Case Study, cast-in-place concrete, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, inspiration, Project Highlight, video
The concrete jungle of New York City may not seem like a place where you’d find a team of designers dedicated to producing vibrant landscapes, but for Town and Gardens, Ltd., this reversal of expectations isn’t the only way they break the mold. To solve a common disconnect between an imagined design and a practical landscape, Town and Gardens evolved their firm into a design/build practice, collaborating with both construction teams and materials vendors to produce artful and viable solutions that enliven the Manhattan cityscape and beyond.
Nick Whitehouse creates shows for artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Britney Spears, and even though he designs for some of the biggest names in the music industry, his approach to lighting is focused on the little things. “When designers compete to be the brightest in every show, people’s eyes get tired," he says. "You have to take a step back and let the artist shine.” With this artist-centric design philosophy, forward-thinking techniques, and the help of Vectorworks Spotlight software, Whitehouse has made a name for himself as a chart-topper in the world of entertainment.
Seventy percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, and Adrian McGregor doesn’t think urban areas are ready to handle this increase. That’s why the landscape architecture and urban design firm McGregor Coxall is dedicated to preparing the built environment for increased population density, as well as environmental and economic changes in the coming decades.
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.
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
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.
Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Firm Profile, Sharon Exley, Success Story, visionary, 3D Modeling, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Case Study, Community, Customer Appreciation Party, inspiration, Peter Exley, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Summit
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.
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