ARCHICAD firm OFA received three AIA Florida/Caribbean Design awards – set to be given during this years AIA Florida Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club on August 1. The awards recognize excellence in architecture, elevate public consciousness of good design, and those owners, designers, and contractors whose work enriches the built environment.
High school students from across the United States put their ARCHICAD knowledge to work competing in an annual National LEED Dream Home contest, sponsored by Arizona based STEM curriculum developer, the CAD Academy. The contest requires participants to comply with LEED requirements while designing their project in ARCHICAD, software provided by GRAPHISOFT.
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.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming based Chris Lee of Design Associates Architects has been relying on ArchiCAD since the late nineties – to design residential, commercial and industrial projects. As a sole proprietor, Lee says he is always looking for ways to be efficient and help his practice thrive. Lee takes advantage of the powerful combination of his skills and ArchiCAD to be the most efficient and compete with firms of larger size. One of his go-to features of ArchiCAD is BIMx and he exploits it to his advantage time and time again.
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.
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.
Harvey Weber of Weber & Associates has been using ArchiCAD for over two decades now (ever since version 4.5). As a sole proprietor, Weber has managed to design and complete projects ranging from custom residential homes and large apartment buildings to corporate headquarters office interiors ranging in value up to $90 million. ArchiCAD has been a supporting factor in the success of all of those projects.