Discover a range of stories from architects in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico regions.
We decided to talk to several small architectural firms using BIM technologies to see how it has impacted their work and productivity.
Long time ARCHICAD user, Architects Lewis + Whitlock (ALW) has received regional and state awards and national recognition for their Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion project. The innovative...
Imagine a process in which your inspiring design takes shape - all the while, you're building a model that is 100% accurate and can respond to changes nimbly. It exists and is in use by leading...
Unwilling to be pigeonholed by a specific project type, Seattle-based firm Weinstein A+U considers their firm to be “accomplished generalists”. This means the firm defines themselves by the diverse...
This Post was co-written by Patrick May of 4dProof. Introduction I’m a completionist. ARCHICAD 21 has been out for almost 500 days. Patrick May and I have already written the little changes blog...
Our ‘Transitioning from 2D/Sketch Up to BIM‘ workshop explores some of the benefits and difficulties new users may encounter.
At the end of the 20th century, older architects had a difficult career decision to make. Embrace the emerging technology of computers or finish out their careers drawing by hand. It was a decision...
The entire team at GRAPHISOFT would like to congratulate KA DesignWorks on receiving TWO International Design & Architecture Awards. They've been recognized for the Klug Residence...
Growing practices need strong teams made of passionate, energetic and creative people. That’s why staffing goes way beyond finding someone with software skills. In this article you’ll find tips on finding employees with staying power.
“[ARCHICAD is] Undoubtedly the best design tool available to architects today”
“[ARCHICAD] has given my office an edge… We have been able to take on more projects and increase profits.”
“[Using ARCHICAD] has changed my life… My productivity is perhaps 3x what it was, with a fraction of the stress. “
Green Design Build LLC
GRAPHISOFT would like to congratulate the firm of Ordiz Melby Architects (OMA) on their silver anniversary. For the past 25 years this firm has excelled in educational, commercial and healthcare projects and is now the largest firm in Kern County, California.
A free download of ARCHICAD 22 is now available for Students and Educators; plus discover a range of free resources to help learn the software in your own time.
This week, one of GRAPHISOFT'S premier clients will present at User Groups in San Francisco and Seattle. Abelardo "JoJo" Tolentino, founder and CEO of AIDEA, will present at both...
From the beginning of his career, Peter Landon, FAIA, has had the community in mind – engaging on a one-to-one level that brings neighborhood-specific solutions to life. That legacy has continued since the 70s and has received numerous awards and accolades. That’s why it comes as no surprise that he will be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors.
For more than four decades, Landon served as “an advocate for excellence and equity in design, particularly in under-resourced communities”. GRAPHISOFT had the distinct honor to profile his firm and the work at Landon Bone Baker Architects (LBBA) in our first season of By Design, our award-winning digital series on the present and future of architecture. Peter and the LBBA team were featured
in our acclaimed second episode, titled "The New Urbanism". In the clip below, Peter Landon and Jeff Bone speak with passion and humility about what motivates them to remain committed to bringing good design to community-based housing.
Prepare to be inspired.
LBBA works firmly grounded in the beliefs that good design is for everyone and that architects play an essential role in making that happen for the community. Working from a core relationship with advocates so that they best address the needs of diverse residents and neighbors, LBBA strives to “…recognize and respect the value of our diversity...”
The entire team at GRAPHISOFT would like to congratulate Peter Landon for his receiving this distinct honor. Landon will receive the award on October 26 at Designight 2018, celebrating Chicago’s architectural community and the 2018 recipients of the Design Excellence Awards.
AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors has selected Peter Landon, FAIA to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
FORMA Design, Inc. relies heavily on the ability of ARCHICAD to represent their concepts well in renderings and in BIMx. The firm recently received awards for its work on a plastic surgery clinic.
In 2018 The Up Studio started trialing ARCHICAD – after just 1 month they knew it was the right BIM software for their practice.
For more than 30 years the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has been preparing the future leaders in architecture through the Grassroots Leadership Conference. Bringing together...
He’s back! Jared Banks came out of hiatus to write what is hands-down one of the most popular posts to appear on BIM Engine by ARCHICAD, the “All the Changes…” series – new for 22!
ARCHICAD 22 wins Best of Show, A18 for BIM “The fluidity and elegance that ARCHICAD 22 implemented in the curtain wall toolset was very impressive. The deepening connection to core BIM element tool chains to the leading algorithmic design software is just the most visible achievement but lurking behind the surface is continued leading edge programming skills with the integration of ‘machine learning’ into ARCHICAD 22 for the benefit of the user.”
Multiple awards have been given to GRAPHISOFT’s® original digital content series “By Design” – watch Season 2 streaming now at bydesign.graphisoftus.com
Discover how to create stunning renderings that transition into VR seamlessly using ARCHICAD and Twinmotion.
During this webinar recording, participants will learn:
- New features of ARCHICAD 22
- The ARCHICAD and Twinmotion connection
- Simple modeling techniques for designing in 3D
- Rendering and visualization techniques
- Move projects into VR presentations
In this webinar recording, you’ll discover how to enhance your project renderings and unlock the power of Virtual Reality for stunning presentations.
In ARCHICAD, you can store objects and textures inside the project (so called Embedded Library) or in external locations (so called Linked library). To check and manage the project libraries use the Library Manager.
Imaginative, inspirational designs are key to successful projects – and you will see how in just three clicks you can create stunning renderings that transition to VR seamlessly using ARCHICAD and Twinmotion.
Discover the options for creating Curtain Walls in ARCHICAD 22
BIM6x has put together a very unique destination training event for ARCHICAD users – travel to beautiful Cabo San Lucas for an in-depth learning session that will improve your skills and help you network with successful ARCHICAD firms.
A London train, speeding from Hammersmith to Baker Street, frames in its window the silhouette of architect Nick Masterton. The white plastic enshrouding Grenfell Tower flies by like a ghost. A...
GRAPHISOFT® has announced that ARCHICAD® 22’s global rollout process has begun. ARCHICAD 22 improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades and includes...
BIMcloud enables real-time, secure teamwork between architects, regardless of the size of the design project, the location of the offices, or the speed of the Internet connection
We are fast-approaching the world premiere of ARCHICAD 22. On June 14th, GRAPHISOFT will host a live event demonstrating some of the new, key features of our powerful BIM software. •...
The love of Legos takes this BIM education program to a whole other level. Read about how BIM and Legos bridged the gap of understanding for people who know BIM has benefits – they see it clearly in the end!
The series of regional conferences held annually in the spring in the Northeast, South, Midwest and West Quads are a wrap. Local chapters hosted Quad Conferences to bring students of architecture...
Announcing the next version of ARCHICAD its award-winning BIM software solution. ARCHICAD 22 improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, ARCHICAD 22 introduces significant improvements to its construction modeling, information management and 2D performance.
This new function in ARCHICAD 22 let users define any Calculation Rule as an Element Property Value and update it automatically, without time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.
New in ARCHICAD 22 - you can now map the layers of an IFC model to existing ARCHICAD layers! Users can now map the layers of IFC model elements to existing ARCHICAD Layers, preventing...
Users can now map IFC data to ARCHICAD Properties of the host project! This feature allows all functions that work with ARCHICAD Properties to be applicable to imported elements. For...
As the resolutions on our monitors evolve, to too must we! ARCHICAD 22 introduces detailed icon sets for Windows users working on 4k/5k screens. These special icons offer a much sharper...
ARCHICAD’s Railing Tool was given a major overhaul in ARCHICAD 21, along with the Stair Tool. Based on customer feedback from that release, we are pleased to announce the following new features:
In an effort to make geometric design easier for architects, ARCHICAD 22 now allows the Curtain Wall Tool to be used for floors and ceilings, as well as panel and sculptural elements.
Design in Action pairs DC Public and Charter High School students with top DC architecture firms for one week during Spring break. Started in 2012 by Janet Bloomberg, AIA of KUBE Architecture, the program has grown to include over 26 architecture firms each year. GRAPHISOFT North America partnered with the Washington Architectural Foundation, Catholic University of America’s Architecture School (CUA), and Common Good City Farm (CGCF) to support Design in Action: Build (DIA: Build).
ARCHICAD 22 features improvements to the quality and precision of exported Component and Material information when exporting to IFC2x3 and IFC4.
ARCHICAD 22 reads and writes AutoCAD 2018 DWG/DXF files!
Performance upgrades mean smoother navigation of models in ARCHICAD 22! Performance enhancements mean that the Pan and Zoom feature provides a natural and smooth user experience, even...
In an effort to make geometric design easier for architects, the Curtain Wall Tool now supports more accurate design, and maintains a closer adherence to local requirements for documenting and listing.
New in ARCHICAD 22: Several dialogues have been re-engineered to work faster and more reliably.
New in ARCHICAD 22: You can now select any combination of Drawing Primitives (lines, arcs, polylines), and Text Blocks (even containing Element-related Autotexts), and save them as a Label (just like Save as Object). When placing these newly created custom Labels on any element, Autotext will update automatically.
In this article, MDT founders discuss how working with BIM has helped them deliver large commercial projects on time, and with improved accuracy.
ARCHICAD 22 supports the import of IFC model elements that have NURBS (non-uniform rational basis spline) geometry representation.
In ARCHICAD 22, you will notice significantly improved performance when working with large numbers of complex Morph elements.
ARCHICAD 22 introduces new gestures when using the inbuilt trackpad or Magic Trackpad accessory.
This new feature is short and simple, and will be sure to save you time. When logging into your GRAPHISOFT ID within ARCHICAD, you’ll only need to do it once. Hurray!
New in ARCHICAD 22: We are pleased to announce that you will notice that 3D geometry intersections of walls on floor plan views have changed – they are now displayed as if they were true 3D projections as far as their connections are concerned. They are also now aligned with the derived quantity take-offs.
We never tire of championing our long-established relationship between ARCHICAD and Education initiatives. That's why we're proud to supply ARCHICAD software for free to students, colleges, high...
In ARCHICAD 22, Element Reservation within Teamwork has been made faster to help increase your productivity.
In ARCHICAD 22, the internal rendering engine has been upgraded to allow for even more realistic renderings, plus Stereoscopic, 360-degree and dome renderings.
ARCHICAD’s Stair Tool was given a significant upgrade in ARCHICAD 21, and users have offered suggestions on how it could be made even better. We are pleased to include the following changes and new features in ARCHICAD 22.
Sustainably designed environmentally responsible projects are the hallmark of Oak Park, Illinois-based ARCHICAD firm Tom Basset-Dilley Architect (TBDA).
The Stair Tool in ARCHICAD 22 now includes Stair Headroom Visualisation; Stair Headroom in Collision Detection function; Connection Types for Monolithic, Beam and Stringer Structures; and an Accessory-Only Tread Type for Concrete Stairs.
GRAPHISOFT is proud to be supporting the AIAS Northeast Quad Conference this year in New York City. This city's skyline provides a physical representation of constantly reaching towards progress!...
The annual conference born of an educational non-profit program known as EAST® Initiative(Environmental and Spatial Technology), has wrapped for 2018. This year high school and middle...
PH create mixed-use developments; residential properties; urban centered projects (spanning single family homes and large-scale city centers); as well as historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects.