Spring is here, and it’s time to embrace the great outdoors, as well as learn how your designs can benefit from integrating interior and exterior spaces. Grow your knowledge and earn some Continuing Education credits with Architect magazine’s recent article, “Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs.”
If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions.
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2016 has arrived, and it’s time to hit the ground running. To help you get started, we’ve collected some AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so that you can pick up a few credits, as well as spark your imagination as you begin another year of creative design.
Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Education, LEVENBETTS, Peter J. Arsenault, Platane Architecture, Resolution: 4 Architecture, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Architectural Record, BIM, Community, continuing education, Diego Bermudez, ETH Zürich, HSW, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design
Are HSW credits on your holiday wish list? Well you’re in luck, because we’re giving out gifts a little early this year. Check out our recent Continuing Education article with Architectural Record, “Sustainability, Modular Design, and BIM,” and take the associated quiz to earn credit by exploring how said design trends are merging to produce incredible results.
Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Peter J. Arsenault, resources, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architectural Record, BIM, Case Study, Community, continuing education, HSW, Modular Design
If the thought of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is keeping you up at night, you don’t have to worry. You’ve already taken the first step toward implementing a BIM workflow by using design software. The second step is attending BIM Camp, a seminar we're offering in cities across the United States over the next few months.
Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Building Information Modeling as a Design Process, Education, resources, Sketch to BIM, Steve Alden, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, continuing education, HSW, Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Every great design starts with a spark of imagination. However, with encroaching deadlines and shrinking timelines, busy designers can find it difficult to make time for creativity. That’s why we made the Inspiration Page, a space full of original content designed to help you discover your next visionary idea and transform it into reality.
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When scientists first divided the atom at the end of World War II, everyone knew that “the future” had arrived. This technological advancement affected everything from the economy to politics to art, and architects like William Pereira and Albert Frey began designing buildings that defied gravity or resembled lunar landers. Join us as we explore the age of “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965” in the latest episode of the Art in Architecture webinar series.
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For two decades after the end of World War II, experimentation in architecture and design led to the creation of a stylistic lexicon where structures defied gravity, cars flew, and buildings resembled lunar landers. This iconic, The Jetsons-esque era is the topic of this year’s first Art in Architecture webinar, “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965.”
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From the Pyramids at Giza to the Eiffel Tower, architects have always strived to make their mark on the world. And as the technological ability of these designers has increased, so too has the scale of the architecture that they leave behind. However, this presents a unique problem: If every architect is working to create distinctive structures, what makes a building truly iconic?
While great architecture comes from the minds of visionary designers, outside factors can also influence the creative processes – especially in a country caught amid two hundred years of massive social, political, and economic upheaval. That’s why the next installment of the Art in Architecture Continuing Education webinar series, “Four French Architects You Should Know – Eiffel, Prouvé, Perrault, and Ricciotti,” explores not only on these designers’ works, but also how the world around them influenced their most iconic structures. Cultural roots, the works of their predecessors, emerging technologies, and social challenges all impact the structures that Eiffel, Prouvé, Perrault, and Ricciotti have designed, shaping the France that we know today.
While a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym regularly might be tricky to keep, we’re making it easy to commit to earning your required Continuing Education credits. In fact, we recently partnered with Architectural Record to produce “A Placemaking Approach to Design.” Available online and in the December 2014 print version of the magazine, this article delves into the mindsets of today’s forward-thinking designers who have made it their mission to plan sites that serve today’s needs and those of generations to come: a concept known as intelligent urbanism.