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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BIM — Too Complex for Smaller Firms?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/25/22 9:56 AM   |  3 min read time

Some firms avoid BIM methodology because they think it’s a complete overhaul of their established workflows and can be expensive and time consuming to implement. Rob Hollis, AIA, explains in this video interview that BIM doesn’t have to be that complex.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

Why Landscape Architects Choose Vectorworks Landmark

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/24/22 9:09 AM   |  7 min read time

This Q&A was initially published on Land8.

In landscape architecture, many of the available software options seem to specialize in individual areas, requiring an investment in add-ons to enable more holistic workflows. This comes as a sticking point for many landscape architecture firms whose work spans beyond 2D drawings and plans.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape)

Helpful Vectorworks Landmark Features to Use for Winning Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/17/22 12:24 PM   |  4 min read time

There’s no denying that it takes skill to navigate the landscape design/sales process; however, many designers overlook the fact that their software can help with sales!

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Topics: Resources

Service Pack 3 Now Available for Vectorworks 2022

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/15/22 12:09 PM   |  4 min read time

This year’s third service pack update introduces some exciting functionality to Vectorworks 2022 and Vectorworks Cloud Services.

The updates focus on re-engineering of web viewing and the Nomad app, new storage integrations with the Vectorworks Cloud, updates to Datasmith file exchange for a direct link to Twinmotion, and support for .gITF within the MVR export from Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Product Launch, News

Getting Projects Done Faster in Landscape Design/Build

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/22/22 11:06 AM   |  4 min read time

The design/sales process within the landscape design/build field is defined by its quick turnaround times and client budget constraints. Firms are looking for the fastest way to complete a project and with the least amount of complications to achieve increasing profitability.

This is true for a lot of industries, of course, but the design/build professional acts as project manager in addition to designer. They’re essentially a single source of responsibility for a project contract, unlike, say, a design-only landscape architect or designer who isn’t building or installing.

This makes efficiency vital to design/build. In this blog, you’ll see a few capabilities within Landmark that are sure to speed up the process.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

3 Ways BIM for Landscape Methodology Made This Project Flourish

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/22/22 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

There’s a lot of information to consider with BIM. Taking a look at a project by scape Landschaftsarchitekten can illustrate a few reasons why (and how) a dedicated BIM effort makes the design process a whole lot smoother and, as a result, more effective.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape)

How Vectorworks Unique Workflows Lead to Successful BIM

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/18/22 11:00 AM   |  8 min read time

In this article, Vectorworks product marketing director and architect Rubina Siddiqui, assoc. AIA, writes about the unique workflows in Vectorworks Architect that enable successful BIM workflows.

This article initially appeared on AECCafe on May 12, 2020. 

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

Strategies for Designing Towards Net Zero Carbon

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/17/22 3:25 PM   |  6 min read time

Nate Kipnis, FAIA, is a leading activist in the realm of sustainability in architecture. Along with coining the term “High Design, Low Carbon,” Kipnis has taken the front seat in the journey towards carbon neutrality in architecture. Many of his projects with Kipnis Architecture + Planning demonstrate carbon reduction strategies as well as a decades-long commitment to environmental sustainability. This blog covers one of those projects.

In a webinar on Architectural Record, Kipnis discussed the overwhelming impact of the building industry’s rising embodied carbon levels. He made it clear that we’re nearing a crisis-level situation, and he outlined many steps we can take to address it.

Before we get into what architects can do to help, let’s first establish some definitions.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture)

Designing in Love | an Archeo-tainment Strategy

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/14/22 11:24 AM   |  6 min read time

It’s unusual for a couple to base their personal relationship on what they accomplish professionally — but that’s exactly what Patrizia De Masi and Walter Lutzu have done.

From Italy, the couple are co-founders of Photonika, a company aimed at producing experiences that place human well-being front and center. Though Patrizia focuses primarily on architectural lighting design and Lutzu focuses primarily on entertainment lighting, the two have shared such a deep interest in each other’s work that has given birth to unique concepts, the latest of which is called “archeo-tainment.”

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

What You Need to Know about Getting Started with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/11/22 4:54 PM   |  12 min read time

Looking into switching to Vectorworks Architect? This is the blog for you!

We know there’s a lot to consider when you’re evaluating design software, and so this blog is going to cover Vectorworks’ unique advantages, explore major aspects of the transition process, and offer resources to help you make your decision.

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Topics: Resources

Design Resolutions to Set in 2022

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/9/22 5:18 PM   |  5 min read time

As we move through the first quarter of 2022, there’s still time to set some design resolutions for the rest of the year!

This blog will examine a few industry trends to give you a solid baseline for setting design goals for the rest of the year. 

At the end of this post, you’ll find a survey with a few short questions about what you’re working towards. In December, we’ll publish the most common answers so you can see what your Vectorworks peers are working on!

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