Vectorworks, the first BIM software to receive IFC4 export certification, now supports your Open BIM workflows better than ever before.
Topics: buildingSMART International, IFC Interoperability, Open BIM, Rubina Siddiqui, Big BIM, BIM, IFC, Marc Pancera, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, Design Collaboration Software, IFC4, certification
Feeling wary about integrating BIM into your workflow? Thinking that adopting BIM will disrupt your design process?
Here are two ways that we can help.
As part of our commitment to supporting young talent, Vectorworks and our Swiss distributor ComputerWorks AG sponsor the Foundation Award program in Switzerland. We are proud to announce that JOM Architects in Zurich, Switzerland has won this year’s award that supports young Swiss architecture firms. The firm is led by three agency partners, each with different backgrounds and focuses, who combine their design philosophies to demonstrate the productive potential of heterogeneous mindsets.
Topics: Architecture, Art In Architecture, ComputerWorks AG, Hewlett Packard, Jaeger Koechlin Architects, Lilitt Bollinger, lilitt bollinger studio, Michael Metzger, Patrick Jaeger, Philippe Jorisch, Planet Vectorworks, Rubina Siddiqui, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Stefan Oeschger, swiss-architects.com, Vectorworks Designer, 2016 Foundation Award, arch-tv.ch, Ariel Koechlin, awards, distributor, Foundation Award, Hochparterre, JOM Architects
Working as a team is often an integral part of the design experience, but it doesn't have to be painful. With the new Project Sharing feature (which is part of Vectorworks 2016, by the way), you can work concurrently on the same file with as many people as you want without worrying about accidentally saving over someone else’s work. See? Painless! Although, we can’t do anything about that one teammate who isn’t pulling their weight. Sorry.
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
Many young architects dream of becoming the next Frank Lloyd Wright, creating iconic designs that inspire their contemporaries and future generations. But sometimes, the designs with the greatest impact aren’t the most distinctive or attention-grabbing; instead, they’re the ones that improve the lives of the people who experience them. This concept of designing to help the world, rather than become the next starchitect, is the subject of the latest Art in Architecture webinar, "Purpose-Driven Design: The Impact of Social Responsibility on Architecture," which is now available on-demand on our website.
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.
Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, The Business of Creativity, visionary, #ArtInArch, Community, continuing education, inspiration, Inspiration Page
What do Japanese art, factories, and protests have in common? Find out as we explore the lives and work of two of the greatest minds of the Art Nouveau movement, Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, in the latest webinar of our Art in Architecture series. Now available on demand, “Art Nouveau and Its Influence on Architecture” delves into this short-lived period in the history of design and its effects on the Modern movement that followed. After watching the webinar, you’ll also be able to take an associated quiz to earn 1 AIA Learning Unit.
Topics: Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Arts and Crafts Movement, Education, Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Ta, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Victor Horta, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Arch
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.
Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Art Nouveau's Influence on Architecture, Atomic Architecture, Education, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, Art In Architecture webinar series, Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965, continuing education, webinar
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?
An English version of SimTread 2, a pedestrian simulation program, is now available as a plug-in exclusively for Vectorworks 2014 software. Developed through a partnership between A&A Co. Ltd., Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread lets you simulate and analyze crowd movement and plan evacuations using tools that integrate into projects you’ve already designed. The plug-in works for both Mac and Windows.