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VIDEO: Pushing Technology to New Dimensions with Quince Imaging

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/21/16 9:24 AM
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. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Entertainment, image projection, inspiration, motion graphics, NBA, projection mapping, Quince Imaging, Spotlight, Success Story, Vectorworks Spotlight, video

Case Study: Designing Sustainable Landscapes with Smart Site Objects

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/25/16 11:31 AM
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. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, site information modeling, SITES, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability

Case Study: Creating Welcoming Spaces with BIM

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/3/16 9:32 AM
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. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Architecture, BIM, Case Study, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, inspiration, John Saldana, Rob Glisson, ROJO, rojo Architecture, Success Story, The Portland, Vectorworks Architect

Success Story: Improvisation by Collaboration with Tony Award Winner Donald Holder

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/24/16 9:58 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Case Study, Community, Donald Holder, Entertainment, inspiration, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Spotlight, Success Story, The Bridges of Madison County, The Lion King, video, visionary

Video: Randolph Gerner, AIA, of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC on the Essence of Structure

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/7/16 1:31 PM
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. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architects, Architecture, Case Study, cast-in-place concrete, DPC, Firm Profile, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, GKV, inspiration, Project Highlight, Randy Gerner, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, video

Inspiration: Creating the Urban Canopy with Town and Gardens

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/16/15 12:47 PM
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. Read More

Topics: Case Study, Design/Build, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Success Story, Success Story Video, Town and Gardens

Inspiration: Lighting Design for Music Royalty

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/3/15 9:49 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Case Study, Community, Entertainment, entertainment design, inspiration, Justin Timberlake, Nick Whitehouse, Spotlight, Success Story

Inspiration: McGregor Coxall Brings Environmental Consciousness to Urban Development

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/24/15 10:56 AM
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. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Adrian McGregor, awards, Ballast Point Park, Case Study, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, Success Story

Video: Mixing Low Carbon with High Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/31/15 11:19 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Case Study, Community, Firm Profile, green architecture, green design, KAP, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nathan Kipnis, Notable User, Sturgeon Bay, Success Story, Success Story Video, Vectorworks Architect

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

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