As part of the organization’s 2030 Commitment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages its members to design all carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. This means that architects need to start thinking about designing sustainable structures if they haven’t already.
Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Vectorworks Architect, Continuing Education Credits, video, Hamilton + Aiken Architects, AIA Conference on Architecture, 1 AIA HSW, Net Zero Energy
Your hard work should be celebrated by more than your clients. Below we’ve rounded up some of the top awards to enter in 2019. Take a look to see where you can share your work or nominate the work of your peers.
Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Landscape Management, American Society of Landscape Architects, APLD, ASLA, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Live Design, World Architecture Festival, Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards, Fast Company Magazine, Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, Harry Schuster Service Award, Harry Shuster, Landscape Design Award, 2019 APLD International Design Conference, ASLA Student Award, Live Design’s Excellence Awards, LDI event, The Award of Distinction, Chapter Service Award, Award for Leadership in Landscape Sustainability, 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture, Total Production International Magazine, TPi Magazine Awards, #MadeWithVectorworks
Need to check a few continuing education credits off your to-do list?
It’s not too late — here are some of our AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so you can earn CE credits before the end of 2017. Click the title of each to register and earn over 5 CEUs, including 3.5 AIA LU HSW.
Topics: AIA, The Design Buro, webinars, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Architect magazine, Architectural Record, BIM, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, King + King Architects, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Universal Design
Last month, we launched Vectorworks 2018 and hosted our third Vectorworks Design Summit, and we know what you are all thinking… What are we going to do next?
We’re headed across the U.S. with a series of FREE seminars and social events! Vectorworks product specialists and local users will be presenting on topics relevant to the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Each event will include an educational session and happy hour with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.
Topics: AIA, Oscar Dominguez, The Voice, AIA San Francisco, BIM, David Korins Design, Dear Evan Hansen, #Vectorworks2018, Pono Kitchen and Bar, AIA Chicago, The Farm SoHo, Boston Society of Architects, AIA Austin, True Food Kitchen, WeWork Times Square, Amanda Stephens
Does Marionette intimidate you? Alan Woodwell, architectural designer at Playoust Churcher Architects, offers helpful insight in his recent AECbytes article, “The Many Marvels of Marionette and How to Make the Most of It.” Marionette is one of Vectorworks software’s smartest tools because it allows users to speed up their design workflows and simplify repetitive tasks, leading to impressive finished products. When Marionette made it’s debut, AECbytes Editor Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., commented: “From what I saw, Marionette seemed fascinating, and I would have to rate it as the ‘coolest’ feature I saw at this year’s AIA.”
The future may not be written, but you can get a glimpse of it at our booth at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida. From today, April 27 to Saturday, April 29, we’ll be in the Software & Technology Pavilion at booth #2863 previewing immersive technologies and showcasing how Vectorworks Architect enables you to take on a project of any scale and in any phase of design.
Topics: 3D modeling tools, AIA, AIA conference, AIA National Conference on Architecture 2017, Architecture, Augmented Reality, IFC Interoperability, Orlando, Vectorworks Architect, 3D laser scanning, 3D Modeling, BIM, Daniel Monaghan, Florida, Laser Scan, Next Gen 3D Modeling, panorama, VR, web view and virtual reality
With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet.
Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, low-impact design, site information modeling, Sustainable, sustainable design, BIM, Case Studies, continuing education, Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design, Inspiration Page, Landscape, webinar, Wes Gardner
What happens to your project files and data after you complete a project? Are they copied to durable media? Sent to the cloud? And how do you confirm long-term access to your firm’s project and client history?
We’re giving you a ready-made New Year’s resolution for 2017: improve your skills! But don’t worry, we’re making it easy for you by gathering a collection of free educational opportunities for designers of all industries.
Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Designing with Concrete in the 21st Century, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Resilient Building Design”, rock in rio, Rock in Rio: Lisboa, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Architect, Architectural Record, continuing education, Design Summit, Innovative Structural Elements for Innovative Desi, inspiration, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs, Vectorworks Design Summit, webinar
Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced professional, networking can feel intimidating. It’s hard enough to introduce yourself to someone new, but then you also have to talk about yourself, make a good impression, and figure out next steps. Thankfully, networking gets easier with practice, but having a few tips doesn’t hurt, either. Here’s some advice on how to connect with potential clients, employers, and peers from some of our very own industry team members.
Topics: AIA, ALSA, Architecture, Edwin Espinoza, Entertainment, Eric Gilbey, LeBron James, networking events, Ruby Siddiqui, Steve Alden, industry events, Landscape, networking, Vectorworks Design Summit