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Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM
With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations. Read More

Topics: Stephen Schrader, sustainability, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Case Studies, collaborative design, Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, HSW, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, landscape architects, webinar

Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Landscape Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, webinars, World Architecture Day, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Urban Development, webinar

VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM
When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

Grow Your Site Information Modeling Skills and Earn 1 LA CES HSW PDH

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/16/16 11:16 AM
With the increasing importance of landscape ordinances and green building codes, landscape architects are now required to submit more drawings, make more edits, and keep track of more data than ever before. Now you can learn more about best practices for meeting these growing demands in a webinar worth 1 LA CES HSW PDH, “Augmenting Landscape Architects’ Design Workflows with Information Modeling.” Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, reports, smart objects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, Worksheets, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, Inspiration Page, Landscape, webinar

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: 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

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

Earn HSW Credits by Exploring Sustainability, Modular Design, and BIM

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/3/15 3:59 PM
Are HSW credits on your holiday wish list? Well you’re in luck, because we’re giving out gifts a little early this year. Check out our recent Continuing Education article with Architectural Record, “Sustainability, Modular Design, and BIM,” and take the associated quiz to earn credit by exploring how said design trends are merging to produce incredible results. Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Peter J. Arsenault, resources, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architectural Record, BIM, Case Study, Community, continuing education, HSW, Modular Design

Giving Back and Growing Careers

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/11/15 9:29 AM
Adele Ashkar isn’t your typical landscape architect. Her career path has taken her from working full time at a practice to becoming a respected educator to designing pro bono public projects. Through it all, she carried with her a passion for design and a dedication to sustainability that was recognized at last weekend’s ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO where she was elevated to ASLA’s Council of Fellows. Read More

Topics: Adele Ashkar, ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, ecology, Education, sustainability, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, Community, FASLA, George Washington University, Landmark, Landscape

Improving Energy Efficiency Using Vectorworks 2016's Energos Tool

Posted by Guest Author on 9/29/15 11:57 AM
By François Lévy, AIA, Author and Partner, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture Read More

Topics: Architecture, energy analysis, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, BIM, Community, Energos, energy modeling, Hope House, Vectorworks 2016

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

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