Alex Altieri

Alex Altieri
A content writer with Vectorworks since early 2019, Alex comes from a background of journalism and philosophy. He believes that the AEC, landscape, and entertainment industries are filled with untold stories — stories about the most creative people in the world.
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May Webinars: Home Theaters, Design-build Efficiency, & Entertainment Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/6/21 10:44 AM   |  2 min read time
Architecture | Residential Interior Drawings: Home Theater

Tuesday, May 18 | 2 –3 PM ET

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Topics: Events

3 Open House Takeaways for Software & Industry Insight

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/5/21 12:54 PM   |  4 min read time

It’s a wrap! The first virtual Vectorworks Open House is in the books and we couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out. It’s certainly an event to remember, one we’d love to do again in the future.

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Topics: Events

Better Together: Introducing the Global Vectorworks Partner Network

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/26/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

As a company, Vectorworks serves a global userbase of over 650,000. The software is used all around the world, and so wouldn’t it be best for us to also partner with companies from all around the world?

You bet!

We’ve recently announced the Vectorworks Partner Network, a means to connect with innovators in our industries and incorporate stunning software and hardware integrations to the Vectorworks product line. The logic is that when we combine our resources, we form a diverse ecosystem that can improve product offerings and simultaneously share them with wider audiences. In essence, we’re better together.

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Topics: Partner Products, News

Visual Edge: Lighting a Large Event Under COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/23/21 11:00 AM   |  5 min read time

“Wow. You guys can do so much.”

Oneka McClellan, once a fashion designer, maintains her eye for glamour in her latest pursuit as co-pastor and creative director for Shoreline City Church in Dallas, Texas, where she and her husband, Earl McClellan, have been growing community since January of 2012.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

The Production Behind the 91st Academy Awards

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/20/21 12:03 PM   |  6 min read time

“No matter what kind of design you’re doing, there’s always some kind of story to be told,” said Amanda Stephens of David Korins Design, the group responsible for the set design on hit productions like Hamilton on Broadway and the 91st Academy Awards.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

2021 Pritzker Prize Goes to Paris Architect Duo Lacaton & Vassal

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/12/21 9:09 AM   |  1 min read time

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillippe Vassal together comprise the namesake of French architecture firm Lacaton & Vassal. The firm has won the 2021 Pritzker Prize award, regarded as the highest honor in the architecture profession. We extend huge congratulations for achieving this distinction.

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Topics: News

April Webinars: Building Delivery, Multi-user Environments, & Lighting a Billie Eilish Tour

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/8/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

Looking for opportunities to up your skill with Vectorworks? Our monthly webinars are the thing for you. Each month you can tune into a webinar for each of our industries — architecture, landscapes, and entertainment. It’s a great chance to learn from practiced professionals.

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Topics: Events

Speak with Our Team at the Vectorworks Open House

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/7/21 11:00 AM   |  1 min read time

It makes us proud as a company to incorporate user feedback and requests into our development process. Many of the features you see in Vectorworks software today come straight from the minds of our users.

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Topics: Events

Service Pack 3 Now Available for Vectorworks 2021

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/16/21 10:40 AM   |  5 min read time

It’s that time of year — Service Pack 3 is now available for all English-based versions of Vectorworks 2021, including Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD, and Vision.

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Topics: Product Launch, News

A Switch from AutoCAD for More Efficient Stage Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/11/21 1:00 PM   |  4 min read time

Through its 25-year history, Germany’s Megaforce has gone through several evolutions in its CAD practices. At first a traditional event service provider, the firm now specializes in large stage construction and specialized installations, having demonstrated prowess with their latest design tool — Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Why BIM Is Taking Over Landscape Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/8/21 10:44 AM   |  34 min read time

Building information modeling (BIM) has become commonplace in the AEC industry due to its advantages over traditional CAD. It's easy to see that information modeling carries the same benefits for the landscape industries, as we already see in the AEC sector.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

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