Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM   |  8 min read time

Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Production & Lighting Design, News

Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM   |  1 min read time

Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, News

Tech Roundup: June 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/17/16 11:37 AM   |  2 min read time

Your projects will be picture-perfect after this month’s Tech Roundup focusing on CameraMatch, a plug-in that allows you to easily align your 3D models in Vectorworks software with photographs.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM   |  3 min read time

François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, BIM (Architecture), News

Find Out What’s New in the Design Industry with This Accredited Webinar Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/14/16 11:27 AM   |  2 min read time

Explore cutting-edge developments in the world of design with our ongoing, accredited New Technologies webinar series taking place throughout the summer.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), News

Discover the Roots of Today’s Design Trends and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/31/16 9:54 AM   |  1 min read time

We’ve survived the Atomic Age, journeyed through the Modernist period, and now it’s time to examine how these historic design movements influence the architects of today with the latest Art in Architecture webinar, PoMo Interdictive Architecture: 1985 to 2005, which is now available on demand. Listen in as series host Architect Steve Alden, AIA, explores how modern architects are using the precision of computers to experiment with shape and structure, rejecting the assumptions of the past to push the limits of what a building can be.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture), News

Get Your Head in the Point Clouds and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/27/16 10:27 AM   |  1 min read time

Point cloud technology is an incredibly useful tool for designers. Whether you need to work with an existing space or just learn the lay of the land, transforming data captured with 3D scanning into point clouds can revolutionize how you design. But do you know how to best incorporate point cloud information into your workflow? With the webinar “From Point Cloud to Documentation,” you can discover how to make point cloud technology work for you and then take an associated quiz to earn one AIA LU credit.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture)

Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM   |  1 min read time

Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

Build a Better Business with BIM

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/9/16 11:46 AM   |  1 min read time

While some architecture firms in the U.K. are still striving to adapt to the required BIM Level 2 delivery for public sector designs, the firm bpr architects is on the cutting edge of BIM implementation. Director Paul Beaty-Pownall has adopted a BIM-inspired collaborative strategy into all elements of the firm, and in 2014, he transitioned the company's business structure to be employee-owned, helping build relationships among employees that increase the effectiveness of BIM.

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture), News

Tech Roundup: April 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 4/22/16 9:48 AM   |  2 min read time

In this month’s Tech Roundup, we’re going back to basics. Whether you’re a Vectorworks software expert looking to refresh your knowledge of core skills or if you’re new to the program and are still learning how to navigate the different functions, this month’s new crop of tutorial videos will help guide you through key fundamentals. The lessons in these videos apply to entire suite of Vectorworks software and are compatible with Vectorworks 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, News

Inspiration: Constructing a Career in Interior Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/6/16 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

Marinella Vronti, a recent interior design graduate from the UK, has always known that she wanted a career in the creative industry. “During school, I was always attracted to subjects like art,” Vronti says. “I always knew that I would never be the student to pursue politics or a career in business. I wanted to be able to create things.”

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture), Interiors, News

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