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Discover the challenges faced by some of North America’s leading architects
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.
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.
In this article, MDT founders discuss how working with BIM has helped them deliver large commercial projects on time, and with improved accuracy.
Sustainably designed environmentally responsible projects are the hallmark of Oak Park, Illinois-based ARCHICAD firm Tom Basset-Dilley Architect (TBDA).
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.
ARCHICAD has been the software of choice at Isaman design, Inc. for the past 8 years, where a team of 6 tackle custom residential projects.
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
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:
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.
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ARCHICAD allows us to tap into a vertical workflow that allows our process to be more efficient throughout the life of a project ~ Aaron Leshtz
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
Richard Gemigniani of Gemigniani Architects, based in Sherman Oaks, CA has been using ARCHICAD since the late 1990s at his mac-based practice. Having used ARCHICAD for so many years, Gemigniani says it has made his practice more efficient.
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.
Ketchum, Idaho-based Williams | Partners Architects, P.C. (WPA) focuses on high-end residential projects using ARCHICAD as their BIM software of choice. The use of ARCHICAD provides streamlined workflows when consulting with interior designers or structural engineers.
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.
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 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 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