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There is a fantastic reason to get up early on Friday during AIA – the presentation by Education Experts, STR Partners on Renovation. Sponsored by GRAPHISOFT, the team at STR is going to enlighten attendees about how they renovate extremely efficiently with ArchiCAD.
Dwell on Design LA, the largest design event in the U.S., will be back at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20th through the 22nd. Throughout the unique 3-day event, GRAPHISOFT will be exhibiting at booth #952.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a single government grant totaling $682,000 which paid for the construction of four public libraries. One of the last Carnegie libraries built in the United States using that grant is the Mount Pleasant Library in Washington, DC. The Mount Pleasant Library was originally built in 1925, and was recently renovated and expanded by DC-based architecture/design firm CORE using ArchiCAD.
The Mount Pleasant Library was recognized for design excellence by the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with an Honor Award, Unbuilt Category 2009 and the American Institute of Architects DC Chapter, Merit Award for Historic Resources, 2013.
In addition, the Library is seeking LEED Certification for environmentally-friendly design.
Lythgoe and the team at Beehive have been using ArchiCAD for the past eleven years to build safe environments for the family and property. His expertise and knowledge of the highly specialized bunker requirements has been recognized in his recently receiving a U.S. patent for a pre-cast bunker design that was completely designed in ArchiCAD.
The AIA Chicago Small Projects Awards have been announced and ArchiCAD firm, Wrap Architecture has won an award for its “Safe House” design. The city-wide competition that celebrates small-scale work and emerging firms is now in its fourth year. Recently thirteen projects out of a field of 96 entries were recognized at a ceremony held at Architectural Artifacts.
Michael Doll AIA, an architect based in Cedarburg, WI created a skyscraper for the design competition, Evolve 2014. The concept is a public building, “Cevitas Centralis” Latin for “Citizen Central.” It is a building dedicated to public use as opposed to profit driven and would be used as a public gathering place, for performances, meetings and events.
Oh Yeah!!! Cue the Kool-Aid pitcher crashing through a cinder block wall… why am I beginning the post this way? Because in his own words, John Black of Lapis Design Partners has admitted to drinking the ArchiCAD Kool-Aid – and this is his story.
Black has been using ArchiCAD since version five. He believes the best thing Autocad ever did was drop their Macintosh platform just at the moment he began looking for a software program. Having been a Mac user, with no plans to change, he was ready to go from hand-drafting right into ArchiCAD. As with many users we’ve interviewed here on the blog, he had two weeks to get up to speed enough to create a design and presentation.
Software transition stories happen all the time, whether we hear about them or not. In learning about the story of an architectural firm switching from one software to another, the reader needs to fully understand the why. One story worth checking out is that of the firm SYLLA INTERNATIONAL.