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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

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!...

Join Us for a Live Q&A

On Thursday, March 8 - GRAPHISOFT North America will host an interactive meeting featuring Olvia Demetriou of Hapstak Demetriou+. Born and raised in the urban planning and architecture industry -...

Our final studio profile of Episode 4 of By Design lets us see architecture through the eyes of Olvia Demetriou, Co-Founder of DC architectural firm HapstakDemetriou+. Demetriou comes to the industry from a familial connection, being born and raised in the urban planning and architecture field. That early exposure to high intensity design meetings shaped her and helped her realize at a young age she wanted to be an architect.

Watch the Studio Profile for insight into Demetriou's unique and rich experience as a pioneering woman in the industry. You'll hear her speak about her use of ARCHICAD and how it supports her ability to create renderings that have made a developer say, “I want to live there".  

Watch Episode 4: Breaking Ground here

By Design Firm Profile – Hapstak Demetriou+

Our final studio profile of Episode 4 of By Design lets us see architecture through the eyes of Olvia Demetriou, Co-Founder of DC architectural firm HapstakDemetriou+. Demetriou comes to the...

Join Us for a Live Q&A

On Wednesday, February 28 - GRAPHISOFT North America will host an interactive meeting featuring Luke Ogrydziak from Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA) in San Francisco. We’re pleased to have this...

Women of the New Wave

One day, researcher Despina Stratigakos sat down with a group of women from a global architectural firm. “These women had attended excellent schools, and their work ethic was extreme, eating lunch...

We move forward through Episode 4 of By Design and take a closer look at CORE architecture + design. This prominent DC-based firm relies on ARCHICAD to support their creativity and help them stay profitable. Allison Cooke and the team at CORE truly embrace an interdisciplinary approach to projects. Learn how being able to look at multiple perspectives, via ARCHICAD and the firm's blended, cohesive team strategy helps them be successful.  

Watch Episode 4: Breaking Ground below:

By Design Firm Profile – CORE architecture + design

We move forward through Episode 4 of By Design and take a closer look at CORE architecture + design. This prominent DC-based firm relies on ARCHICAD to support their creativity and help...

As GRAPHISOFT continues its original digital content series, our focus moves to the stories of two successful female architects. Allison Cooke and Olivia Demetriou describe their journeys into architecture and examine their roles at the head of two successful DC-based architectural firms, CORE architecture + design and HapstakDemetriou+. See how they are Breaking Ground in By Design, Episode 4. Be sure to sign up for series updates so you don't miss an episode.

Watch Breaking Ground now!

By Design – By GRAPHISOFT – Episode 4

As GRAPHISOFT continues its original digital content series, our focus moves to the stories of two successful female architects. Allison Cooke and Olivia Demetriou describe their journeys into...

Join Us for a Live Q&A

Due to an unforeseen conflict, we need to reschedule the By Design webinar that was set for January 31st to February 7th. If you have already registered, you do not need to take any action; you will...

We move forward through Episode 3 of By Design, taking a closer look at Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA). The projects that this prominent San Francisco-based firm creates truly stand out. Luke Ogrydziak and Zöe Prillinger combine deep interests in architecture and technology and develop projects using representational tools to explore options. ARCHICAD supports their creativity and gives them freedom to design in an efficient way. 

Watch Episode 3: Pacific Rising here

By Design Firm Profile – Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA)

We move forward through Episode 3 of By Design, taking a closer look at Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA). The projects that this prominent San Francisco-based firm creates truly...

As we move through Episode 3 of By Design, Pacific Rising, we discover how CAST Architecture relies on ARCHICAD to work through design ideas. When the team at CAST explores possibilities, ARCHICAD is there from the beginning of the project, supporting their creativity by providing a fluid modeling tool. That means they find themselves using it for a project's entire life cycle, without turning to other software.

Click here to watch their profile and see how that aspect of their workflow lets them work the details and understand the materials, structural aspects and provide documentation, in a more efficient workflow.

By Design – Firm Profile, CAST Architecture

As we move through Episode 3 of By Design, Pacific Rising, we discover how CAST Architecture relies on ARCHICAD to work through design ideas. When the team at CAST explores...

Architecture in the Age of Anxiety

  If we don’t know who we are, how do we find the confidence to build things? And if our buildings won’t speak to us, how can we know what they are? Self-induced highs of perception just won't get...

As GRAPHISOFT continues its original digital content series, we turn our eye onto the West Coast. The architecture firms we're profiling celebrate contrasts - proving the idea that something can be completely different and yet still be a good neighbor. OPA & CAST Architecture. Be sure to sign up for series updates so you don't miss an episode.

 

By Design – By GRAPHISOFT – Episode 3

As GRAPHISOFT continues its original digital content series, we turn our eye onto the West Coast. The architecture firms we're profiling celebrate contrasts - proving the idea that...

We're into the next part of By Design Episode 2 where we're getting an in-depth look at the impressive work Toronto-based firm, Urban Strategies does with ARCHICAD.

In this firm profile piece, you'll come to understand the passion and commitment that Michel Trocmé and his team bring to every project so that communities can reinvest in themselves and hold onto their special quallities. Trocmé explains how they figure out big ideas for cities using ARCHICAD. It is an intense amount of information and in his experience, the models stand up to those immense amounts of data without fail. 

Prepared to be impressed.

Click here to watch the Urban Strategies profile.

By Design – Firm Profile, Urban Strategies

We're into the next part of By Design Episode 2 where we're getting an in-depth look at the impressive work Toronto-based firm, Urban Strategies does with ARCHICAD. In this firm profile...

By Design Episode 2 continues with an in-depth look at the legacy that Chicago-based firm, Landon Bone Baker has built over the years.

In this firm profile piece, Pete 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.

Click here to watch the LBB profile.

By Design – Firm Profile, Landon Bone Baker Architects

By Design Episode 2 continues with an in-depth look at the legacy that Chicago-based firm, Landon Bone Baker has built over the years. In this firm profile piece, Pete Landon and Jeff...

Expanding Your Choices

Increased Interoperability You may have already heard the big news from BIM6x, our long-time ARCHICAD reseller and BIM solutions provider. The company has globally released an RFA RVT...

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On Tuesday, December 5th - GRAPHISOFT North America will host an interactive meeting featuring Alex Hughes from KURV Architecture in NYC and Anthony Laney from Laney LA in Los Angeles. During the...

Our original digital content series continues with Episode 2: The New Urbanism.

In this episode we feature two prominent ARCHICAD-firms, Chicago, IL-based Landon Bone Baker and Toronto, Canada-based Urban Strategies. These powerhouse firms apply a visionary approach to designing public housing (aka social housing).

As we move through "The New Urbanism" we'll examine the architect's role in creating housing that contributes to vital, vibrant, and successful communities.

The trailer for Episode 2 is now available here.

By Design – By GRAPHISOFT: Episode 2

Our original digital content series continues with Episode 2: The New Urbanism. In this episode we feature two prominent ARCHICAD-firms, Chicago, IL-based Landon Bone Baker and Toronto, Canada-based...

The S.O.B. and The Hardhat

  There are those not embarrassed to be called sidewalk superintendents: the millionaire in his unstructured blazer, the local loafer in his peppermint cable knit, the schoolgirl in her pleated...

By Design bonus material is now ready for your viewing pleasure.

Visit our By Design page to learn more about Laney LA, Inc. Hear from the founder of LA's hottest residential architecture firm as he opens up about his dreams, challenges and the lessons he's learning from Hollywood.

In this insider look, you'll learn how he fused his passion for creative work with an approach to design that puts his clients in the driver's seat.

Get an inside look at how ARCHICAD supports Laney's teams of emerging professional to use their unique talent and the latest technology to earn an expanded role at the client table.

See all the By Design videos here

By Design – Firm Profile, Laney LA, Inc.

By Design bonus material is now ready for your viewing pleasure. Visit our By Design page to learn more about Laney LA, Inc. Hear from the founder of LA's hottest residential...

BY DESIGN – By ARCHICAD

  We recently began promoting our original digital series "BY DESIGN". It is a collection of first-hand stories told by ARCHICAD users who inspire us. We'll cover a range of topics in BY DESIGN...

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