Vectorworks Booth at the AIA 2014 to Feature BIM Education, a Contest, Giveaways, and More

2014/06/11

If you’re heading to the AIA Convention 2014 in Chicago later this month, be sure to stop by the Vectorworks booth (#3251). We’re offering a dynamic lineup of presentations from award-winning architects and industry specialists, plus the to chance win Wacom Intuos® Pro tablets, learn practical applications of BIM with Vectorworks software, and enter the 2014 Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest.

Our booth presenters will provide all the information you need to successfully turn your 2D ideas into 3D, bid-ready realities. Nathan Kipnis, AIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning, starts things off on Thursday, June 26, with insight into how Vectorworks can help to improve the LEED rating of your design. On Friday, June 27, catch Peter Exley, FAIA, director of architecture at architectureisfun, who will share how he uses Vectorworks software to combine input from kids, clients, and communities into his designs, creating fun yet practical buildings that improve the quality of cities and neighborhoods. Werner Sabo, FAIA, Esq., construction attorney and architect at Sabo & Zahn, follows Exley and will teach attendees about the legal hurdles involved with using BIM, ensuring that your design goes from the screen to the construction site without a hitch.

Check out the entire booth schedule here.

Our own architectural industry and BIM specialists will also be available throughout the convention to demonstrate how Vectorworks software provides the tools needed to transition from CAD to BIM, and create clean and concise documents while still working with your team’s unique workflow.

In addition, booth visitors can enter the 2014 Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest, sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks. Architects and related professionals can share their creative concepts on five-inch-by-five-inch cocktail napkins, and all finalists will get their designs published in Architectural Record and in their online gallery. Grand-prize winners will also receive a box of napkins printed with their sketches. “For decades, architects have been famous for using cocktail napkins to sketch out their architectural ideas,” said Laura Viscusi, vice president of McGraw-Hill Construction Media and publisher of Architectural Record, GreenSource and SNAP. “We are delighted to have Nemetschek Vectorworks as a second-year sponsor.”

Finally, enter our daily drawing for a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet. You can enter at our booth and then learn about all the ways Vectorworks software can empower your BIM workflow. Hope to see you in the Windy City!

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