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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.