Interior Designers, Render with Style

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/6/19 3:27 PM   |  5 min read time

Have you ever been impressed by the new-age, well-lit interiors of dentist and orthodontic offices? Have you ever wondered what goes into designing them?

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Topics: rendering, sustainability, interior design, LEED, Walkthrough animations, Green Curve Studio, Jacek Slizynski, American Association of Orthodontics

VIDEO: Chad Hamilton Bridges Education and Sustainability

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/23/19 9:49 AM   |  3 min read time

It must be daunting to design a school. Think about it: many will treat your project as a second home — at such a young age, their environment is bound to shape them. For the rest of their lives.

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Topics: Chad Hamilton, Education, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, video, Burlingame Intermediate School

Celebrating Sustainable Earth Day Designs

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/22/19 4:36 PM   |  6 min read time

For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work! 

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Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre

Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations.

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Topics: Stephen Schrader, sustainability, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Case Studies, collaborative design, Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, HSW, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, landscape architects, webinar

Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM   |  2 min read time

Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos. 

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Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Landscape Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, webinars, World Architecture Day, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Urban Development, webinar

VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM   |  1 min read time

When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design.

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Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

Grow Your Site Information Modeling Skills and Earn 1 LA CES HSW PDH

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/16/16 11:16 AM   |  1 min read time

With the increasing importance of landscape ordinances and green building codes, landscape architects are now required to submit more drawings, make more edits, and keep track of more data than ever before. Now you can learn more about best practices for meeting these growing demands in a webinar worth 1 LA CES HSW PDH, “Augmenting Landscape Architects’ Design Workflows with Information Modeling.”

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, reports, smart objects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, Worksheets, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, Inspiration Page, Landscape, webinar

Case Study: Designing Sustainable Landscapes with Smart Site Objects

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/25/16 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

Environmental sustainability begins with individual designers using careful calculations to make informed decisions about their projects. And for the full-service landscape architecture team at Holcombe Norton Partners, achieving sustainability certifications for their sites centers around the use of data-rich models and intelligent worksheets.

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Topics: site information modeling, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, SITES

Kick Off 2016 With Continuing Education Credits

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/5/16 11:02 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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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

Earn HSW Credits by Exploring Sustainability, Modular Design, and BIM

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/3/15 3:59 PM   |  1 min read time

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.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Education, Peter J. Arsenault, resources, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architectural Record, BIM, Case Study, Community, continuing education, HSW, Modular Design

Giving Back and Growing Careers

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/11/15 9:29 AM   |  5 min read time

Adele Ashkar isn’t your typical landscape architect. Her career path has taken her from working full time at a practice to becoming a respected educator to designing pro bono public projects. Through it all, she carried with her a passion for design and a dedication to sustainability that was recognized at last weekend’s ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO where she was elevated to ASLA’s Council of Fellows.

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Topics: Adele Ashkar, ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO, ecology, Education, sustainability, visionary, ASLA, ASLA Fellow, Community, FASLA, George Washington University, Landmark, Landscape

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