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Video: Be Inspired by Architecture Is Fun

Posted by Julie McClure on 3/23/15 11:06 AM   |  1 min read time

More people should be so lucky as to spend a day with the Exleys, the spirited husband and wife team behind Architecture Is Fun. We recently met up with Peter, FAIA, and Sharon who run their architecture and design firm in Chicago, creating spaces for children of all ages that are distinguished by beauty, art, and form. What we quickly learned is that the Exleys make the design process “fun” because they’re great listeners and creative problem-solvers. You can't help but feel inspired by these playmakers.

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Topics: Academic, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Summit, BIM (Architecture), News

Students and Emerging Professionals Can Win Free Trade Show Passes and Hotel Stays

Posted by Julie McClure on 1/21/15 10:16 AM   |  1 min read time

Are you a current undergrad student or emerging professional who graduated in 2010 or later? Would you like to attend PLANET Student Career Days, USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo, or LAbash 2015 without having to pay the registration fee? Now you can! Just enter our Conference Pass Giveaway by February 2, 2015, and you could be a winner.

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

Tech Roundup: January 2015

Posted by Julie McClure on 1/15/15 11:51 AM   |  1 min read time

It's that time again! Get ready to make the most of your Vectorworks software with two new tech tips videos on our YouTube channel.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

Tech Roundup: Fifth Service Pack for Vectorworks 2014, and Videos on Standard Naming and Lit Fog

Posted by Julie McClure on 12/16/14 11:51 AM   |  1 min read time

We released Vectorworks 2015 back in September, but if you're still using the Vectorworks 2014 product line, you can now get our fifth Service Pack, which features improvements and updates in the following areas:

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

Vectorworks 2015 Service Pack 2 Available, Plus Tips for Editing Workspaces and Presenting Projects

Posted by Julie McClure on 11/25/14 5:04 PM   |  2 min read time

It’s time to once again highlight some of the best tech tips from our YouTube channel and share recent tech news you may have missed.

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Topics: Resources, News

October's Tech Roundup Includes Release of Vectorworks 2015 Service Pack 1

Posted by Julie McClure on 10/15/14 11:59 AM   |  1 min read time

It’s time for another tech roundup where we highlight some of our best tech tip videos from our YouTube channel to help designers get the most out of their Vectorworks software, as well as share recent tech news you may have missed.

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Topics: Resources, News

"The Boxtrolls" Hits US Theatres with Sets Designed with Vectorworks Software

Posted by Julie McClure on 9/27/14 10:13 AM   |  2 min read time

When a community of quirky, mischievous creatures hits the big screen in the nationwide US opening of The Boxtrolls this weekend, you’ll have Oregon-based LAIKA to thank. Known for its Academy Award-nominated films ParaNorman and Coraline, the animation studio has created a stop-motion, hand-drawn, and computer-generated movie in which young people discover who they are and what they want to be, learning that the things that define us most are the choices we make and the people we touch.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Diego Bermudez Named 2014 Richard Diehl Award Winner

Posted by Julie McClure on 9/18/14 11:57 AM   |  2 min read time

Last week, we recognized 15 students as 2014 Vectorworks Design Scholars and revealed that a project by Diego Bermudez, a landscape design graduate student from the University of Pennsylvania, was the top entry. Bermudez won the Richard Diehl Award, impressing judges with his creative solution to a real-world problem.

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Topics: Academic, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, BIM (Landscape), News

15 Students From Around the World Win 2014 Vectorworks Design Scholarships

Posted by Julie McClure on 9/9/14 5:52 PM   |  2 min read time

The Vectorworks Design Scholarship program awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships today to promising design students around the world who impressed judges with their imagination and creativity. Fifteen students from eight countries will receive $3,000 to support their studies. Their schools will also receive Vectorworks software licenses and training.

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Topics: Academic, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, News

Video: The Design Büro Makes the Switch to BIM

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/28/14 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

Neil Marshall's role as a director and Chartered Architectural Technologist at The Design Büro in the UK covers everything from securing future work to delivering multimillion-pound schemes within the healthcare sector. One of his biggest roles over the past few years, however, has been overseeing the integration of BIM into the daily activities of the practice. Marshall believes that adopting BIM workflows at the start of the design phase inspires building users to engage with the design process and aids in the delivery of a better built environment.

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Topics: Project Highlight, BIM (Architecture)

Success Story: Architecture Is Fun Advances the Power of Play with BIM

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/26/14 11:12 AM   |  2 min read time

For award-winning architecture and design team Peter and Sharon Exley, fun elevates the everyday. In fact, as founders of the Chicago-based firm Architecture Is Fun, this husband and wife have crafted their professional ambitions toward making meaningful, interactive places and spaces for families. One of their first clients was the internationally renowned Chicago Children’s Museum; other children’s museums, exhibits, and adult cultural spaces soon followed.

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Topics: Project Highlight, BIM (Architecture)

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