Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM  |  2 min read time

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. 

Quick Reads

Designing for Disaster with Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread

Directing people through a museum, expediting fans’ exit from a football stadium, and simulating the evacuation of entire cities in response to natural disasters all share one common thread: they benefit from SimTread pedestrian simulation software.

Environmental Consciousness Meets Urban Development

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.

Offshore Windfarms and the Future of Green Energy

One of the projects that architect and long-time Vectorworks software user Nathan Kipnis is most passionate about is the advanced development of an offshore wind farm on the Evanston, Illinois shoreline.

Articles for Credit


Resilient Building Design (1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour)

Discover how when eco-friendly tools offered in digital technologies work together, they can yield remarkable results.

Sustainability, Modular Design, and BIM (1 AIA LU/HSW)

Architects who recognize these emerging movements and are able to incorporate them into their practice will see benefits with their projects, clients, and firms.

Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs (1 AIA LU)

Examine the sustainability benefits that stem from fusing landscape design and architecture.

Webinars for Credit


Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos (1 AIA LU
)

Investigate how using an integrated energy analysis tool in the early stages of a BIM workflow can optimize schematic design.

 

Purpose-Driven Design: The Impact of Social Responsibility on Architecture (1 AIA LU)

Architectural design begins with a desire to fulfill a client's specific needs. But what if the design also needs to address the aspirations of an entire civilization?

Celebrate With Us In Person

If you’re attending Greenbuild 2016 this week, continue your celebration of eco-friendly architecture at booth #543 with us! We’ll be giving away two FLIR ONEs, t-shirts, and two editions of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design by François Lévy of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture.

Prizes

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

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