10 Tips for a Sustainable Building Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 8/2/21 4:30 PM   |  12 min read time

Sustainability is engrained into architects and designers. You account for waste, consider locally sourced materials, and even how your design will impact the world around it. The challenge, however, is empowering clients to choose more sustainable options. This is not because they’re anti-sustainability, but because they’re unaware of the long-term benefits and growing accessibility of sustainable design. When some hear “sustainability,” they think of dollar signs and aesthetic compromise.

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Serving Our Community at Maryland Food Bank

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/23/21 10:24 AM   |  3 min read time

At Vectorworks, we strive to broaden our perspectives by collaborating and interacting with people whose experiences are different from our own. To promote inclusion — one of our four core values — we encourage our team to gain new perspectives through volunteering. We proudly offer our team members time off specifically for serving their communities, wherever that may be.

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Topics: News

Remembering the 2016 Summer Olympics, Designed with Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/22/21 3:02 PM   |  6 min read time

July 23 marks the beginning of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. And although it is taking place a year after its intended start, anticipation is at a fever pitch.

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Innovative Wooden Architecture in North America

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/20/21 3:23 PM   |  2 min read time

Wood probably doesn’t jump to the front of your mind when you think of innovative design materials. However, there are many products — Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), for example — pushing the boundaries of sustainable and hybrid construction.

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Topics: Events

Australian Expansion: Previewing Vectorworks’ Latest Acquisition

Posted by Dominic Gugliotta on 7/15/21 11:31 AM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks Inc. bolsters existing opportunities around the world to develop the brand and continually influence the next generation of design. The recent acquisition of longtime distributor OzCAD Pty Limited demonstrates this mindset and provides a valuable means to provide additional service to the Asia-Pacific region.

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Topics: News

July Webinars: Kitchen Drawings, Collaborative Tools, & Livestreams

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/12/21 9:38 AM   |  2 min read time

Maintain accreditation and earn continuing education credits with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Events, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

How Architects & Interior Designers Can Create Anything with 3D Modeling

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/7/21 3:34 PM   |  9 min read time

In a design software, flexible drawing tools and modeling commands are essential to creating unique interior spaces. The last thing anyone would want is for their software to limit their creativity.

Vectorworks Architect is perfect for the designer who’s full of ideas. Consider drawing, modeling, documenting, collaborating, rendering, and presenting any project all in one program — and consider that program equipped with limitless ways to design spaces and objects. Such a program would be quite an asset to a creative mind.

Let’s look at a few strengths Vectorworks Architect offers to interior architects for 3D modeling.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, Interiors

Vectorworks at 2021 AIA Conference

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/6/21 9:59 AM   |  2 min read time

If you’re like us, the American Institute of Architecture Conference is always a highlight of your year. Each conference provides new opportunities to learn, receive industry updates, and network — all in the name of growing as a designer.

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Topics: Events, News

June Tech Roundup: Captivating Tips from Vectorworks Experts

Posted by Dominic Gugliotta on 6/25/21 4:42 PM   |  1 min read time

Our June tech roundup highlights the different perspectives your Vectorworks masterpiece can be viewed in. This month, Vectorworks experts focused on adding a new independent viewpoint to a project via Google Earth as well as the importance of visibility when dimensioning in 3D.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

3 BIM Myths Architects Must Understand

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/22/21 5:23 PM   |  5 min read time

As the AEC industry continues discussing building information modeling (BIM), it’s become clear that some firms aren’t quite ready to fully embrace the workflows.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

Vectorworks’ Richard Diehl Award: Highlighting the Grand Prize Winner

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/16/21 11:46 AM   |  4 min read time

Each year, we offer the Vectorworks Design Scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, entertainment, and interior design. This scholarship is a unique opportunity for students to take the next step in their journey of professional development.

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Topics: Academic, Project Highlight, News

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