3 Architecture Firms that Harness the Power of BIM

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/22/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has often been referred to as a “single source of truth” for your project. And with Vectorworks Architect's BIM environment, you’re able to freely sketch, model, and document your design ideas with precision. BIM with Vectorworks also allows you to collaborate amongst stakeholders with a heightened level of detail.

For these reasons — and so many more — firms around the world have harnessed the power of BIM in their architectural designs. In this post, we’ll look at three projects to show you why you and your firm should also harness the power of BIM!

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Topics: Project Highlight, BIM (Architecture)

5 Inspiring Entertainment Designs

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/13/22 9:00 AM   |  7 min read time

Vectorworks Spotlight is your all-in-one solution for design, documentation, and production. Whether you work in lighting, scenic, film, event, or exhibit design, Vectorworks is the best solution with the flexibility to support your entire process.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design, News

How Hamilton + Aitken Architects Maximize Natural Light

Posted by Guest Author on 3/10/22 9:37 AM   |  6 min read time

*This article was originally published to ArchDaily on July 15, 2019


“When we started out, our goal was to change the world, to do something that would really make a difference to the lives of people,” said Chad Hamilton, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect of Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H+AA). “And education is one of the things that really determines how people live the rest of their lives. “So, for us it’s just awonderful feeling, to improve kids’ educational spaces.”

Whether working on schools, civic buildings, higher education, or other projects, the award-winning, San Francisco-based firm focuses on how each of these buildings will be used to enhance and enrich the lives of others.

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Topics: Project Highlight

9 Facts About James Bond Movie Sets and Their Creation

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/22/22 9:00 AM   |  2 min read time

No Time to Die, the latest James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s last, opened to tremendous fanfare in October 2021.  

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Topics: Project Highlight

Designing in Love | an Archeo-tainment Strategy

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/14/22 11:24 AM   |  6 min read time

It’s unusual for a couple to base their personal relationship on what they accomplish professionally — but that’s exactly what Patrizia De Masi and Walter Lutzu have done.

From Italy, the couple are co-founders of Photonika, a company aimed at producing experiences that place human well-being front and center. Though Patrizia focuses primarily on architectural lighting design and Lutzu focuses primarily on entertainment lighting, the two have shared such a deep interest in each other’s work that has given birth to unique concepts, the latest of which is called “archeo-tainment.”

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Tony Award-Winning Designer Explores Imagination with Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/9/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

What does imagination look like?

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Topics: Project Highlight

JPConnelly Designs NBC's Holidays with the Houghs

Posted by Carter Hartong on 12/10/21 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

As the holiday season approaches, festive specials are a great way to be both merry and bright!

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Topics: Project Highlight

December Webinars: The Story of BIM, AV Workflows, & BIM For Landscape

Posted by Carter Hartong on 12/8/21 9:52 AM   |  2 min read time

Maintain accreditation and earn continuing education credits with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Cultural Storytelling with Live Legends at OT Kun

Posted by Carter Hartong on 12/7/21 9:30 AM   |  5 min read time

With the release of Vectorworks 2022, we’re celebrating a few projects that exemplify what Vectorworks is all about — design without limits™. The first two projects we highlighted were the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and the site design of the Vancouver Convention Center.

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Topics: Project Highlight

Gabriel Chan Uses Vectorworks Spotlight to Celebrate Singapore

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/30/21 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Linesmith, a lighting design and professional drafting firm founded in 2020 to address the evolving needs of the events industry, displays the definition of the word “smith” on their website’s homepage:

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

The Evocative Renderings of West Highland Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/12/21 4:15 PM   |  10 min read time

This story is in loving memory of Vectorworks regional account manager Jeff Gering, who contributed to the story but sadly passed away before its publication.

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Topics: Project Highlight

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