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Discover a range of stories from architects in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico regions.

“[ARCHICAD is] Undoubtedly the best design tool available to architects today”

AOME Architects

“[ARCHICAD] has given my office an edge… We have been able to take on more projects and increase profits.”

Mittmann Architect

“[Using ARCHICAD] has changed my life… My productivity is perhaps 3x what it was, with a fraction of the stress. “

Green Design Build LLC

A Decade of BIM is Just the Beginning

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.

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.

Congratulations to Peter Landon of Landon Bone Baker

AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors has selected Peter Landon, FAIA to receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Up Studio

In 2018 The Up Studio started trialing ARCHICAD – after just 1 month they knew it was the right BIM software for their practice.

ARCHICAD 22 Wins Best of Show Award

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.”

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

Three Clicks to Immersive VR Webinar Recording

In this webinar recording, you’ll discover how to enhance your project renderings and unlock the power of Virtual Reality for stunning presentations.

Why are My Library Parts Missing?

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.

ARCHICAD by the Beach with BIM6x

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.

Writing on The Wall, Then and Now

  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...

BIM Server has a New Name

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

Announcing ARCHICAD 22 – BIM Inside and Out

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.

22 Reasons: Railing Tool Updates

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:

Design In Action: Groundbreaking!

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).

22 Reasons: Custom Graphical Labels

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.

22 Reasons: Unified Logins

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!

22 Reasons: Stair Tool improvements

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.

Northeast Quad – REACH

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!...

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