Inclusive Architecture | Mike's House by François Lévy

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/18/22 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

People with intellectual and/or development disorders (IDDs) often have difficulty with communication, social interaction, and executive function skills. As a result, they may benefit from specially designed environments that help support their needs.

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The Vectorworks 2023 Features This Architect Loves

Posted by Guest Author on 11/18/22 9:00 AM   |  7 min read time

This story is written by Jonathan Reeves BA (Hons) M, Arch Dip. Arch RIBA, of Jonathan Reeves Architects and Jonathan Reeves CAD. 

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What Is BIM | Building Information Modeling in the AEC Industry

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/10/22 2:18 PM   |  7 min read time

BIM, or building information modeling, has changed the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry for its ability to enable a more holistic approach to designing and constructing buildings.

In this blog, you’ll find information on BIM and why more and more professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry are taking advantage of it.

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How to Design Spaces That Are Better for Occupants & the Planet

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/7/22 9:00 AM   |  8 min read time

As architecture and interior design professionals, you have the opportunity to create spaces designed with the well-being of their inhabitants and the planet in mind.

The demand for more environmentally conscious buildings and interiors has also never been higher. So, adopting greener design practices may help you attract new business!

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Phase by Phase with Vectorworks Architect | Schematic Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/1/22 3:57 PM   |  10 min read time

In our first phase-by-phase overview, you read about predesign. Now it’s time to dig into the second design phase: schematic design.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Rendering Workflow with Vectorworks & Enscape

Posted by Carter Hartong on 10/19/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

This blog is written by Enscape’s Gemma Da Silva, the Enscape Content team member proudly responsible for the Enscape Blog. Check out video tutorials to learn more useful rendering tips, the Enscape Knowledge Base for step-by-step how-to articles, and the Community Forum to connect with fellow Enscape and Vectorworks users. 

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Top 5 Netflix Shows for Interior Design Inspiration

Posted by Carter Hartong on 9/14/22 10:27 AM   |  5 min read time

“When you know how to listen, everybody is the guru.” This famous teaching from Ram Dass is a meditation on how we can learn from everyone. As an interior designer — similarly — you take inspiration from everywhere.

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Phase by Phase with Vectorworks Architect | Predesign

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/8/22 10:00 AM   |  7 min read time

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) notes that there are five phases in a design project: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration.

Content from us at Vectorworks typically focuses on the first three of those phases, plus the additional “predesign” which many consider to be phase zero. Predesign is a constant focus for us because it’s where Vectorworks Architect has a huge advantage over other software options, and that’s what this blog is about.

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BIM Updates in Vectorworks 2023

Posted by Carter Hartong on 8/19/22 9:57 AM   |  3 min read time

The next version of Vectorworks design software brings BIM updates that will let you spend more time designing and less time being bogged down by technology. 

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Underrated Vectorworks Features | Clip Cube

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/10/22 5:06 PM   |  4 min read time

Looking for some simple ways to be more efficient with Vectorworks? Then you’ll love the Clip Cube tool!

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3D Modeling Webinars for Interior Architects Using Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 8/3/22 9:00 AM   |  4 min read time

The more you learn as an interior designer, the more solutions you’ll have in your metaphorical tool belt.

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How to Use Data-Driven Modeling for Interiors

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/29/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

More and more, you’re being asked as an interior architect to create 3D models and collaborate with other architects or consultants. Sticking with just 2D drawings may no longer be an option for you and your firm.

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VIDEO | Home Office Design for Interior Inspiration

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/10/22 9:00 AM   |  3 min read time

As an interior architect, inspiration is just as important as any other tool in your tool kit.

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