For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work!
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre
Birds of a feather flock together is a proverb we’ll soon see in action through urban planning firm McGregor Coxall’s upcoming project, “Bird Airport.” With construction expected to begin in Tianjin, China in late 2017, and slated for completion by 2018, the project aims to decrease the number of endangered bird species by providing a safe place for migrating birds to access shelter and food during their long journey across Asia.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, China, Worksheets, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, design, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Asia, Bird Airport, bird sanctuary, carbon footprint, East Asian-Australian Flyway, eco-friendly, education center, green infrastructure, journey, migration, Port of Tianjin, recreational nature trails, recycle, site design tools, Vectorworks Landmark software, water habitats, wetland, wetlands, bird life, observation walkway, renewable energy, research center
When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, lindsay high stanislaw, M Group, Pacific Coast Land Design, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Christien Methot, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, parramatta, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Landmark
Whether you’re attending the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. this weekend or not, we bet that designing "green" is often on your mind. That’s why we've collected some thoughts from leading architects and landscape architects to inspire you as you incorporate sustainable thinking into your workflow.
Topics: Adele Ashkar, Adrian McGregor, Architecture, François Lévy, Greenbuild 2015, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Case Study, Community, Energos, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Nate Kipnis, trade shows, Vectorworks 2016
Pack your bags! You’re invited to join us for a revitalizing three days of workflow-enhancing fun at our annual global conference! In its second year, the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is taking Illinois’ Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park hotel by storm from April 25 to April 27. With keynote presentations by Vectorworks executives and industry leaders, a sneak peek into the future of our software, and networking opportunities with product engineers, power users, and third-party partners, attendees will leave feeling inspired to solve their next design challenge.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Education, Fairmont Chicago, IL, Millennium Park, Planet Vectorworks, Stewart Rom, Synchro Software, 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Chicago, Community, McGregor Coxall, partnership, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksDesignSummit
Seventy percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, and Adrian McGregor doesn’t think urban areas are ready to handle this increase. That’s why the landscape architecture and urban design firm McGregor Coxall is dedicated to preparing the built environment for increased population density, as well as environmental and economic changes in the coming decades.
Do you dream of transforming the world? Then join a community of visionaries at the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit on April 27-29 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Attendees across all design disciplines will benefit from thought leadership sessions, engaging breakouts, product development insight, and more. Plus, you'll get a chance to network with Vectorworks software engineers, power users, third-party partners, and other professionals, walking away with proven workflow successes, improved skills, and all you need to dazzle your next client!
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Asite, Biplab Sarkar, Bluebeam Software, Education, Exhibit Logic, Leo Van Broeck, LEVENBETTS, MAXON Computer, Philadelphia, Planet Vectorworks, ROJO Architects, Sean Flaherty, Sofitel Philadelphia, 3D Modeling, Architecture Is Fun, BIM, Bogdan & Van Broeck, Community, Holcombe Norton Partners, McGregor Coxall, MORRIS, Synchro Software Ltd., The Small Group, third party partner, Vectorworks Design Summit
Graduation ceremonies are wrapping up here in the United States, so we wanted to similarly wrap up our series of articles with tips for emerging professionals. This time, we sought career advice from Vectorworks users in the world of landscape architecture/design and urban planning. Hope you find these words of wisdom useful!
Adrian McGregor is managing partner of McGregor Coxall, a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Sydney, Australia, and founder of The Biocity Studio, an innovative research group and internet portal that encourages action to ensure a cleaner, stronger world.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Telstra Business Awards, The Biocity Studio, Topos Magazine, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Ballast Point Park, BIM, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Notable User, Parramatta Road