Lollapalooza Brazil’s Rocking Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/28/22 9:00 AM   |  4 min read time

Music festivals such as Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Tomorrowland are beginning to take place all around the world.

These festivals aren’t only a great way to feel community and watch live music. They’re also an opportunity for designers to show off their hard work.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Case Study | PRP, Vectorworks, and the Invictus Games

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/19/22 9:30 AM   |  2 min read time

If you didn’t already know, our Customer Showcase is full of great case studies where you can learn how a variety of design professionals are delivering high-quality projects designed with Vectorworks software.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Drafting, Collaborating, & Documenting on the Set of Star Trek

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/20/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

It's summertime, and everyone loves a summer blockbuster!

John Amorelli’s design prowess led him to be hired to design stage maps and rigging designs for J.J. Abrams’ 2013 summer blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

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)

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