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

Improving Energy Efficiency Using Vectorworks 2016's Energos Tool

Posted by Guest Author on 9/29/15 11:57 AM   |  4 min read time

By François Lévy, AIA, Author and Partner, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture

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Topics: Architecture, energy analysis, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, BIM, Community, Energos, energy modeling, Hope House, Vectorworks 2016

Purpose-Driven Design Webinar Offers Opportunity to Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/25/15 11:56 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Education, Purpose-Driven Design, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Steve Alden, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, inspiration

Inspiration: Making a Case for Climate-Sensitive Design

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/25/15 9:39 AM   |  4 min read time

Sustainability isn’t just wind turbines and carbon emissions legislation. Design professionals can have a positive effect on the environment by taking the local climate into consideration when modeling their projects.

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Topics: Architecture, climate-sensitive design, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Passivhaus, Renderworks, resources, solar studies, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, climate, Energos, Heliodon tool, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning

Sustainability, Innovation, and Design: Offshore Windfarms and the Future of Green Energy

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/19/15 9:56 AM   |  5 min read time

Working for a small firm doesn’t mean you can’t make big changes. Just ask Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Throughout his career, Kipnis has challenged design paradigms by blending excellence in architecture with a social conscience as part of a five-person architectural team.

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Topics: American Institute of Architects, Architecture, environmental design, FAIA, Nathan Kipnis, sustainability, Vectorworks, green design, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, wind farm

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