ARCHICAD User Articles
Clark Design Group plans their projects, using ARCHICAD, and simplifies the lengthy planning and design period of a project before creating construction documents. Dubbed “participatory planning” the process involves designing in real-time in front of the client – on the entire scope of projects taken on by the firm, industrial, medical, institutional and has helped the firm become more efficient and productive.
“The way the building functions will change and evolve based on the client’s needs, but they change for the better because the building works the way they need it to work. When you solve their problems, your design ideas can still be preserved, but what you get are new opportunities for more creative architecture.”
Boston-based Verner Johnson, Inc. specializes in planning and designing museums and the outdoor public spaces they occupy. Their planning work involves developing a complete facility program to understand what types of spaces within the museum are required, how large they need to be, and how they need to relate to one another. The firm relies on ARCHICAD to develop a master plan, which can then be used to assist existing or new museums develop their mission and be successful in achieving it.
The team at Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) took first place in the recent 2015 AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition. Using ARCHICAD, architect, Nick Carnahan, and intern architects Brandon Reinke and John Annis seized the opportunity to display their skills by submitting a design titled The Oneida. Using ARCHICAD 18 and the built-in rendering engine powered by CineRender, the design shows off a more modern look, using materials that play off the old and new components.
More than a year ago here on the blog, we profiled Cheikh Sylla of Tampa, FL-based Sylla International and his decision to adopt ARCHICAD over another BIM software he had been using for quite some time. Since then he has been busy, putting his skills and ARCHICAD to the test. At the start of 2015 Sylla evaluated his decision candidly, honestly sharing his experience for his readers and other architects considering a similar change.
GRAPHISOFT recently announced the development of the latest BIM software, ARCHICAD 19 – and it will be shipping soon. Now we want you to get familiar with all the bells and whistles and be ready to receive your copy. So please save the date for a very important webinar!
I wrote about the future of the ArchiCAD community in my recap post of the 2015 BIM Conference and challenged people to step up. I have not been disappointed with the results. The first e-mail I got was from Adam Lasota. Adam is looking to start a user group in his area (New York City). There actually already is a user group, but it’s not as active and healthy as he’d like. He is working with two great local Graphisoft employees, but he was looking for advice on how to energize the group and make the meetings something everyone wanted to attend.
The simplified license options now available for BIMx and BIMx PRO make it easier than ever for users to select either the FREE version or the paid PRO version. Even with paid licenses, the purchase decision boils down to either providing all models on one device OR one model on all devices.
Bjarke Ingels of BIG – on the Hot to Cold exhibit at the National Building Museum says, viewing climate challenges as an opportunity to explore and create ways to respond to existing conditions and enhance the building’s performance rather than succumb to it, opened the architect to making informed design decisions
One of the largest architecture, engineering and construction firms in Japan, Takenaka Corporation has equipped thousands of its field technicians with BIMx Docs. Takenaka is taking BIM data into the field, onto the construction site in a streamlined and paperless manner.