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  1. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. opens registration for its sixth Vectorworks Design Summit. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, design professionals, customers, educators and students across the globe in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries will virtually hear the latest from Vectorworks leadership and product experts, take part in live training sessions and network with Vectorworks partners and fellow users—all at no cost.

     

    “Even though we’re going virtual for this year’s Design Summit, we’re committed to providing an exceptional training and networking experience for customers all around the world,” said Customer Success Director Juan Almansa. “We’re tailoring this event to not only include exclusive trainings, networking opportunities and a look at our future developments but to also help attendees gain confidence in their design skills using Vectorworks software.”

     

    Each day of the event will have a specific focus for attendees.

     

    Monday, Nov. 1: Hear from Vectorworks leadership including CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Chief Technology Officer Steve Johnson and Product Marketing Director Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA in live presentations followed by a Q&A session.

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 2: Participate in live and on-demand trainings, attend thought leadership sessions on key industry topics and get exclusive content from the Vectorworks Partner Network.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 3: Ask questions and connect with product experts and Vectorworks partners in an open-house style networking session.

     

    “I'm thrilled to speak at this year’s Design Summit about Stageport's research into BIM, digital twins and the entertainment industry, and I look forward to sharing our Vectorworks experience with the community,” said Jazz Hutsby, visualization technologist at Stageport. “With all the advancements in Vectorworks features and the industry over the last year, I’m hopeful attendees will gain insights into the benefits of creating digital twins of venues to help change the way they create, adapt and share their own drawings.”

     

    All design professionals, customers, educators and students are invited to the Vectorworks Design Summit.

     

    Secure your spot and learn more about the event by visiting the registration page.

     

    Media interested in press interviews with Vectorworks team members can submit their requests to pr@vectorworks.net.

     

    Connect with other design professionals in the latest conversations by following #VectorworksDesignSummit.

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  2. Tania Salgado-Nealous Honored in the Human Resources Executive of the Year Category

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. proudly announces Chief Human Resources Officer Tania Salgado-Nealous, PHR, SHRM-CP was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Human Resources Executive of the Year Category in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®.

     

    The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s premier business awards program, open to all individuals and organizations worldwide. The 2021 IBAs received more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries in 63 different nations and territories. This year’s competition featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    The various and creative employee engagement efforts Salgado-Nealous has implemented in her 14-year career at Vectorworks have helped to make employee’s lives better not only at the office, but also at home. Since 2019, Salgado-Nealous has executed paid paternity leave for employees, hired over 70 new employees for the U.S., U.K. and Canada offices and helped to reinforce and communicate Vectorworks’ core values of inclusion, balance, collaboration and innovation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she also successfully oversaw the transition of all three company offices to full-time remote work in less than one business day, implemented several pandemic-friendly employee engagement activities and transitioned company training and development opportunities to a new virtual environment.

     

    “After such a remarkable year and a half tackling great adversity, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this achievement,” said Vectorworks Chief Executive Officer Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Tania is a dedicated champion of our employees and a leader by example of the culture at Vectorworks.”

     

    Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.

     

    “What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience.  We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our December 8 virtual awards ceremony.”

     

    Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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  3. Global Design and BIM Software Provider Will Serve as Technical Member of International Consortium

     

    Today, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. announces its official membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global resource for geospatial information and standards. As a technical member, Vectorworks will offer its experience and expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows to the OGC.

     

    “Joining the OGC is a milestone that not only shows our commitment to standards for BIM and location data, but also demonstrates how we’re continually progressing to advocate for the needs and standards of the AEC and landscape industries,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Together with the 500-plus businesses and organizations this partnership brings, we look forward to discussions with innovative thought leaders on emerging tech trends, open geospatial standards and the future of BIM and GIS that will define solidified and streamlined principles for the industries.”

     

    Through their member-driven consensus process, OGC serves as the leading authority on geospatial standards, ensuring that location information is findable, accessible, integrable and reusable. Vectorworks global architecture, landscape architecture and planning customer-base, along with the use of geospatial data across BIM and BIM for landscape workflows, are leading priorities for the company. As such, together with the OGC, Vectorworks will participate in discussions that ensure interoperability of geospatial data within design and BIM projects.

     

    “I'm happy to welcome Vectorworks to our collective global, problem-solving community of geospatial experts and users that is the OGC," said OGC CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh. "A key part of the mainstreaming of geospatial is the integration of information between the AEC and geospatial information environments in the architecture and landscape architecture industries. Vectorworks’ commitment to such an integration across BIM workflows based on international open standards and best practices cannot be timelier and more impactful to the Consortium and the community overall.”

     

    Read about OGC’s mission and vision here and learn more about their newest member by visiting vectorworks.net.

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  4. Continuing its support for emerging designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces Leslie Majer as the Richard Diehl award winner for the fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. With over 1,800 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 28 students for 21 projects in the architecture, entertainment, landscape and interior design industries. Winners included both individual and group submissions.

     

    The winning project titled “Badehaus Breitstrom” was submitted by Majer for her thesis studio project at Bauhaus Universität Weimar and focuses on bathhouses and urban facilities. The project includes a historical reference with a focus on contemporary design, construction methods and sustainability. Majer used Vectorworks for drawings and connected them to Maxon’s Cinema 4D to create renderings.

     

    “Leslie Majer’s project is a true gem,” said Vectorworks Product Marketing Director Rubina Siddiqui. “It showcases very impressive work—not just in the graphics and the thoroughness or the detail, but also the space that is created through the juxtaposition of simple and heavy elements to create something so massive and intricate is quite an accomplishment. We congratulate Leslie and all this year’s winners for their creative achievements. We hope the scholarships aid these designers in continuing to elevate and progress the design industry with their contributions.”

     

    “It’s an incredible honor to win this scholarship and to be recognized by a jury of experienced, diverse design professionals,” said Leslie Majer, now graduate architecture student at ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. “In architecture school, we’re very much taught to learn and form our own stance on what’s important more so than the real parameters of construction or what our ideas will actually affect in the real world. It is an amazing feeling that the Vectorworks Design Scholarship gave the project and the topics it incorporates a bigger forum, which reaches beyond the discourse of my own university.”

     

    This year’s winners represented countries from around the globe United States, Dominican Republic, Australia, England, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.

     

    Congratulations to all winners:

     

    Architecture Winners

     

    • “Pliable Display-Ground,” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen, and Wanting Zhou, Rice University
    • “Swinburne Station!,” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
    • “The Invisible Castle,” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
    • “Hideout, Self-sufficient Huts in Cambodia,” by Justyna Dmytryk, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
    • “Ziemlich beste Nachbarn - Ein dezentrales Nachbarschaftszentrum,” by Sina Dreßler, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
    • “Badehaus Breitstrom,” Leslie Rahel Majer, ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich
    • “Forest Revolution,” by Wang Jiawen, Tama Art University

     

    Landscape Architecture Winners

     

    • “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture,” by Chien-Yu Lin, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • “Industrial Complex of an International Company Dedicated to Manufacturing Electronic Devices,” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
    • “Eden Project Productive Garden,” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth
    • “The Project of Podwawelski Park in Krakow,” by Łukasz Byś, Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology
    • “Dandelion - Zbrojovka Reloaded,” by Carina Brandl and Amelie Kessler, Technical University of Munich
    • “Fjorde in der Berliner Mitte - Bepflanzungskonzept Innenhöfe Charlie Living,” by Caroline Kemkes, Frauke Weerts, and Christian Lepper, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
    • “Le Bain Sauvage,” by Elisa Fomasi, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

     

    Interior Design Winners

    • “Projekt Adaptacji Wnętrza Stodoły na Cele Mieszkalne,” by Martyna Jaworska, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
    • “Unkabut.bar,” by Lukas Riedl, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
    • “In Situ - Ein Marktplatz mit Geschichte,” by Michelle Mosiman and Sara Vergallo, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

     

    Entertainment Winners

     

    • “Subject to Change,” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland College Park
    • “All We Have Is Time,” by Wei Guo, Victoria College of the Arts
    • “Covid-19 Music Tour,” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    • “Dzika Kaczka - Teatr Telewizji,” by Maciej Strzałkowski - Rajca, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

     

    Visit the Vectorworks Design Scholarship web gallery to view the winning designs, runner-up projects and projects from previous years. 

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students and professors can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.

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  5. Scholarships Awarded to 12 Students for Winning Projects in Fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to recognize the future of design in announcing this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship regional winners. Twelve talented designers were selected for their projects out of over 1,800 submissions by graduate and undergraduate students in major disciplines related to the architecture, landscape architecture, entertainment and interior design fields.

     

    The winners were selected by an international panel of design, academic and media professionals. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.

     

    “Because of the pandemic and how it has modified people’s working patterns, the judging panel took the opportunity to get together on Zoom, and that enabled us to discuss the most technologically impressive or interesting entries,” said CAD User Editor David Chadwick, a member of this year’s judging panel. “Most of the entries are of high technical quality, have been produced after intensive research or exhibit some exhilarating creativity. Like previous years, one of the most striking things about the entrants was their diversity of origin.”

     

    This year’s winners represented countries from across the globe including Australia, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Here are the 2021 winners:

     

    ARCHITECTURE WINNERS:

    • “Swinburne Station!” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
    • “The Invisible Castle” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
    • “Pliable Display-Ground” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen and Wanting Zhou, Rice University

     

    LANDSCAPE WINNERS:

    • “Complejo Industrial de Empresa Internacional Dedicada a la Manufactura de Dispositivos Electrónicos” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
    • “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture” by Chein-Yu Lin, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • “Eden Project Productive Garden” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth

     

    ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS:

    • “All We Have Is Time” by Wei Guo, Victorian College of the Arts
    • “Subject to Change” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland, College Park
    • “COVID-19 Music Tour” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

     

    “This year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners are a true representation of the bright future of design,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “We continue to be incredibly impressed by the projects submitted each year and we congratulate all winners for their creative accomplishments.”

     

    All regional winners received the equivalent of $3,000 USD in local currency, free Vectorworks educational software licenses for their schools and complimentary virtual workshop training. In addition, all scholarship winners have advanced to compete for the Richard Diehl Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, professional networking opportunities and media exposure. The Richard Diehl Award winner will be announced on June 16, 2021.

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.

     

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  6. As Part of the Continued Sponsorship, Winners Received a free Vectorworks Spotlight License

     

    Concluding its fifth year as a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) sponsor, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces the winners of this year’s regional awards. KCACTF held eight regional festivals, bringing together talented students from all around the country to deliver virtual productions. Festival attendees were also treated to exclusive panels, workshops, competitions and feedback from experts in the industry.  

     

    “At its core, KCACTF provides opportunities for participants to develop cutting-edge skills and learn current best practices,” said Jesse Dreikosen, KCACTF national chair of design, technology & management. “To do this effectively, we rely on industry-leading sponsors, such as Vectorworks. The company’s sponsorship will help the design, technology and management students expand their design approaches and achieve higher levels of professionalism.”

     

    Since 2017, Vectorworks. has partnered with KCACTF to help foster and reward young talent in the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) industry. In pursuing this, Vectorworks is proud to reward each student winner a free professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight 2021.

     

    Winners were chosen for their commitment to innovation, efficiency and excellence in design.

     

    Congratulations to all the winners:

     

    Region 1:

    Issac Goldbaum, Salem State University for “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.”

     

    Region 2:

    Sam O’Dea, York College of Pennsylvania for “The Agitators.”

     

    Region 3:

    Jenny Bauer, University of Wisconsin Parkside for “Romeo and Juliet.”

     

    Region 4:

    Victoria Leatherman, College of Charleston for “Last Night and the Night Before.”

     

    Region 5:

    Danielle Roth, University of South Dakota for “Angels and Demons: Medieval Mystery Plays.”

     

    Region 6:

    Ian Olsen, Texas Tech University for “The Violet Response Project.”

     

    Region 7:

    Johnathan Billington, George Fox University for “Silent Sky.

     

    Region 8:

    Sera Shearer, Utah State University for “A Flea in Her Ear.”

     

    “It is our privilege to award each festival regional design winner a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight — the industry standard for design and documentation,” said Vectorworks Senior Entertainment Technologist Frank Brault. “Congratulations to all the winners, they have all been recognized as leaders in specific regions for the quality and completeness of their designs and we are once again proud to award them here.”

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks support for the academic community visit vectorworks.net/education.

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  7. New distributors bring experience, innovation to Asian market

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is expanding its service in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by onboarding two influential distributors in the design and production industry: Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing. Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing will expand and grow the Vectorworks business to better serve customers in the APAC market.

     

    “We’re proud to add Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing to our growing roster of distributors in the APAC region to best serve our customers in the industry” said Vectorworks Global Channel Operations Director Victoria Morris. “By expanding our presence in the APAC market and bringing in proven experience within the design industry, both distributors will improve our ability to give our customers the best possible support.”

     

    Based in Mumbai, Tathastu Techno Solution joins Datalogics, an existing Vectorworks distributor, in the burgeoning Indian market. Tathastu Techno Solution, which currently distributes 3D, animation VFX and motion graphics software by sister company Maxon, will represent Vectorworks in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

     

    “Vectorworks products fit perfectly with our vision to partner with world-renowned 2D/3D software companies,” said Chetan Jain, CEO of Tathastu Techno Solution. “India is a diverse and innovative market and partnering with Vectorworks will give us the opportunity to better serve our customers with the best software solutions. Customers are acquisitive to adapt to new products and technologies and we see great potential to introduce Vectorworks products to customers and assist them in changing their existing workflows and product pipelines. This partnership between Tathastu and Vectorworks will definitely scale new heights in business across India.”

     

    As a distributor for MA Lighting — a platinum partner with Vectorworks, Total Solution Marketing joins existing distributors Softedge and Quick Solutions to represent Vectorworks in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The experience they bring to the media and entertainment industry will expand access to product support, training and customer success in the region, including offering Vectorworks training conducted by Linesmith founder and long-time Vectorworks user Gabriel Chan.     

     

    “We are privileged to be appointed a distributor for Vectorworks and look forward to our collaboration,” said Total Solution Marketing Executive Director Tevin Heng. “In the past few years, we have seen the continued partnership of Vectorworks and MA Lighting and other lighting manufacturers to enhance lighting design workflow processes in the entertainment lighting industry. We believe Vectorworks is the one-stop solution for entertainment show documentation and design. With the Vectorworks team support, we will offer local training and improve the quality of technical support to Vectorworks users.”

     

    To learn more about becoming a Vectorworks distributor or to find a local distributor in your region visit vectorworks.net/international.

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  8. Vectorworks Partner Network creates collaborative global community and opportunities to connect with 685,000-plus Vectorworks userbase

     

    Today, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its Vectorworks Partner Network, offering an engaged and diverse group of technology organizations in the architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design and entertainment design industries that bring transformative solutions to embolden a designer’s vision and creativity.

     

    “Our network of global partners are innovators and collaborators who create solutions that empower designers to transform the world with great design,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Together with our partner community, we’ll pioneer and deliver innovative solutions, address customer pain points and maximize user workflow efficiencies.”

     

    The network will offer three partnership categories:

     

    • Technology: Industry-leading companies adding advanced built-in capabilities, as well as third-party plug-in or add-on options, to optimize efficiency in Vectorworks software.
    • Content Partners: Manufacturer-specific libraries of CAD/BIM symbols, material textures, images and/or associated data that represent manufacturers’ products.
    • Hardware: Quality-tested and validated manufacturers meeting performance requirements and standards with our software.

     

    The Vectorworks Partner Network builds off decades of successful partnerships. Many credible and trusted partner brands reside in the network as it launches including Nemetschek Group sister brands Bluebeam, dRofus, Maxon, Solibri and Scia, as well as Enscape, Lumion, MA Lighting International, NBS Chorus, Robe lighting, Siemens, to name a few. Earlier this month, Vectorworks announced its Unreal Engine partnership along with its Vectorworks 2021 Service Pack 3 release and now Epic Games will also join the partner network.

     

    To learn more or to join the Vectorworks Partner Network visit, vectorworks.net/community/partner-network or email partners@vectorworks.net.

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  9. First partnership competition awarded members cash prizes based on best design and renderings

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. along with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announce the winners of the 2021 Parklet Design Competition. As the first partnership competition with AIAS, members were invited to share their designs and renderings to provide a creative solution to the parklet challenge.

     

    For the competition, students had to design a parklet — a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street. In addition to their submissions, contestants had to follow and tag the AIAS National Office and Vectorworks on Instagram for consideration.  

     

    “It was great to see such a variety of designs showcasing how to repurpose public space in unique ways, I'm always impressed by the creativity and innovative thinking of our members,” said AIAS President Erin Conti.

     

    Here are the winners of the 2021 Parklet Design Competition:

     

    First place awarded $500: Michael Zima of Illinois Institute of Technology.

     

    Second place awarded $250: Maria Fernanda of University of Maryland.

     

    Third place awarded $100: Nicole Bass and Hamees Gabr of City College of New York.

     

    “This was our first time partnering with AIAS for a competition, and it was a great opportunity to see the unique, creative submissions,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “We always enjoy giving students the chance to show off their design skills so they can be recognized for their talent.”

     

    Students who wish to showcase their design skills on an international scale are encouraged to submit either new or old projects to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD. Submissions are due March 31.

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  10. Award-winning company ranked by Maryland’s largest general-circulation daily newspaper
     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Baltimore Sun. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection, among others.
     

    “In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Energage CEO Eric Rubin. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”  

     

    “We’re honored to be recognized as a top workplace and we thank our employees for making this distinction possible,” said Vectorworks Vice President of Human Resources and Operations Tania Salgado-Nealous. “This has been a challenging year for all of us due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, however, I’m exceptionally proud that we were able to continue our operations reflecting our core values of inclusion, balance, collaboration and innovation in order to serve our employees and customers during this difficult time.”

    View all rankings on the Baltimore Sun’s website and learn more about Vectorworks, Inc. at vectorwork.net.

     

    View all rankings on the Baltimore Sun’s website and learn more about Vectorworks, Inc. at vectorwork.net.

     

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  11. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. This global competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design who can now submit either new or old projects for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD.

     

    “This year’s theme is “Design. Submit. Win” and we want students from around the world to do just that,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “This is a prime opportunity for students to show off their best work for professional recognition and more, and we look forward to seeing what students come up with.”

     

    To apply, students must complete a quick online application providing their contact information followed by details about their project before submitting for consideration. A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on design, technology, originality, presentation and writing.

     

    The competition includes a two-round judging process. First-round winners will each receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for the chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. Scholarships may be used as winners see fit from tuition to travel. Additionally, winners’ schools will receive free Vectorworks Designer software and free virtual workshop training.

     

    “I entered the Vectorworks Design Scholarship to show I could design a stage, present it with clarity and more in software programs like After Effects, Vision and MAonPC,” said Kristopher Clemson, founder of Bifröst Lighting LLC and last year’s first entertainment Richard Diehl Award winner. “Winning the scholarship was a tremendous help in getting my career started and I encourage all students to enter the contest, because not only is the scholarship money helpful, but it’s also an amazing opportunity to get your foot in the door into your industry, whether you attend a well-known school or not.”

     

    Submissions are open now through March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced June 16, 2021. Students can also visit the academic programs page to find additional resources to help with their projects.

     

    For more information or to apply, visit vectorworks.net/scholarship.

     

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  12. Milestone release adds Vectorworks to Enscape’s list of fully supported 3D modeling programs

     

    Enscape GmbH, the leading provider of real-time rendering and virtual reality technology for the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, has launched Enscape 2.9. This release supports Vectorworks 2021 from global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. and allows architects, landscape design professionals and entertainment designers to add Enscape to their Vectorworks planning and presentation workflows.

     

    “This partnership confirms our dedication to integrating new technology that brings direct benefits to customers,” said Dave Donley, director of product technology at Vectorworks. “Enscape does a marvelous job creating nice workflows and developing plug-ins that allow users to add Enscape objects directly into their Vectorworks models. We're confident users will enjoy the Vectorworks 2021 features now that Enscape fully supports Vectorworks 3D modeling.”

     

    Unlike traditional rendering software, Enscape leverages innovations in graphics card technology to instantly transform Vectorworks models into immersive real-time 3D experiences. Vectorworks users can quickly navigate large BIM models, and changes made in Vectorworks are immediately visible and fully rendered with accurate materials, lighting and shadows.

     

    As a result, designers can see in real-time the effect their design decisions have on a space and its construction, helping them validate their ideas and get to decision points faster. Design teams can walk through a project to understand spatial relationships and perform visual inspections to identify errors that may be missed in the plan review. Enscape offers firms a new way to communicate with clients to ensure designs meet their visions.

     

    "We're pleased to partner with Vectorworks to bring Enscape's real-time 3D rendering and virtual reality technology to Vectorworks users,” said Daniel Monaghan, Enscape's business leader in the Americas. "Like Vectorworks’ integrated rendering features, Renderworks, Enscape plugs directly into the Vectorworks interface, so it's very easy to learn and use. If you know how to add a light and texture in Vectorworks, you already know how to use Enscape — the results are just instant.”

     

    Enscape for Vectorworks is available on the Windows operating system in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Users can try Enscape free for 14 days here.

     

    To learn more about the partnership with Enscape, visit www.enscape3d.com/works-with/vectorworks or watch the on-demand tutorial.

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  13. Global competition will recognize design students’ best work

     

    Continuing its commitment to cultivating future generations of designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. will open submissions for its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship on December 1, 2020. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship invites undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design to submit either new or old projects.

     

    “Last year, we received over 1,600 submissions worldwide and we’re looking forward to getting even more submissions this year,” said Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students to take the next step in their professional development by submitting to win scholarship prizes while showing off their creative designs.”

     

    Students will be able to submit their best work for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD and gain professional recognition. Winners will also acquire free Vectorworks design software for their school’s lab and free virtual workshop training.

     

    Those who wish to enter are encouraged to start thinking of their submissions now. Visit vectorworks.net/scholarship to learn more and to enter your email address to be notified of when entries open.

     

    Additionally, students can visit the academic portal to receive a free educational copy of Vectorworks Designer and check out the inspiration gallery of last year’s winners to help get started.

     

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  14. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. celebrates their nominations for the 2020 Construction Computing Awards. Vectorworks, Inc. and its products Vectorworks Architect and Vectorworks Landmark received nine nominations in BIM, architectural and innovation categories, among others. Additionally, the Vectorworks Nomad app is nominated in the Mobile Application category and Jonathan Reeves of Jonathan Reeves Architects received two nominations for his projects and work as a Vectorworks trainer.

     

    The Construction Computing Awards, also known as "The Hammers," is now in its 15th year. The awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions used in the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The Hammers are the perfect opportunity for companies from every industry sector to seek recognition for their efforts over the past 12 months.

     

    “We’d like to thank the Construction Computing Awards for recognizing our efforts and commitment to the AEC industry,” said Vectorworks UK Director of Sales Adrian Slatter. “Despite this unprecedented year, providing innovations to our customers remained our top priority, which is why the launch of Vectorworks 2021 highlights our continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance and the user experience.”

     

    Vectorworks and its products are short-listed in the following categories:

     

    ·       BIM Product of the Year: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       Architectural CAD Application of 2020: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       GIS/Mapping Product of 2020: Vectorworks Landmark and Architect

    ·       Mobile Application of 2020: Vectorworks Nomad

    ·       Product of the Year 2020: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       Company of the Year: Vectorworks, Inc.

    ·       Innovation of the Year 2020: Vectorworks Architect 2021

    ·       One to Watch Company 2020: Vectorworks Architect and Landmark

    ·       BIM Project of the Year: Jonathan Reeves Architects with Vectorworks for Earth Sheltered Eco Home

    ·       Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Project of the Year 2020: Jonathan Reeves Architects with Vectorworks for Urban Masterplan

    ·       Editor’s Choice of 2020: Vectorworks Architect 2021

     

    The awards are determined by voter submission and a panel of judges. The Editor’s Choice award is selected by David Chadwick, editor of Construction Computing Magazine. Voters are encouraged to place their votes here by November 2. Winners will be announced on November 12.

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  15. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. along with founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting have transitioned the General Device Type Format (GDTF) website to VPLT— the German Entertainment Technology Association. This migration will ensure a compliant platform for the exchange and future development of GDTF, which offers manufacturers and users a better way of planning and controlling complex productions from design to implementation for an event.

     

    GDTF was conceived to create a unified definition for the exchange of data for the operation of intelligent luminaires. The unified standard provides a constituent and dependable way to adapt new fixtures and devices in the lighting industry. GDTF was previously recognized by DIN SPEC 15800 as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.

     

    “Technological developments are part of everyday life in our industry and ensure even better opportunities to deliver creative solutions that are precisely tailored to diverse productions of the highest quality,” said Randell Greenlee, director of commerce and international affairs at VPLT. “With the publication of DIN SPEC 15800, a new and important standard for the event industry has now been created. We hope for the widest possible dissemination of the standard within the industry thanks to the companies involved — Vectorworks, MA Lighting and Robe lighting — who have strived right from the start for an ‘open’ standard.”

     

    VPLT is the German Entertainment Technology Association, representing around 800 members from the service, personnel, trade and manufacturer sectors of the event industry. The association is actively involved in all of the industry standards and standardization processes of DIN and is represented in the European standardization committee (CEN / TC 433 - Entertainment Technology). The association is also involved in standardization in the ESTA Technical Standards Program (ANSI) in the USA.

     

    “On behalf of the three founding companies, we are all more than pleased to move the GDTF website under the roof of the VPLT, an independent association,” said Gerhard Krude, managing director of MA Lighting Technology. “This step is actually underlining what was always the intention of the original website, which is a barrier-free entity for serving the entire lighting industry community of end users, as well as manufacturers regardless of products, brands and boundaries.”

     

    To learn more about GDTF, visit gdtf-share.com.

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  16. Registration is now open for global event that will include addresses from Vectorworks’ CEO and leadership team, as well as live Q&A

     

    Following last week’s Vectorworks 2021 release, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. invites all users and press to its global Vectorworks Design Day on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This virtual event is geared toward designers in the architectural, interior architecture, landscape and entertainment industries and will educate customers on the new Vectorworks 2021 features, while providing access to a variety of live and on-demand presentations and discussions.

     

    This year, attendees can expect a welcome presentation from Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, where he will share the direction of development and deliver a keynote that covers product strategies centered around the theme of this year’s release “Simplicity to Design the Complex.”

     

    “The global COVID-19 pandemic has altered the lives of many, which is why we are taking this opportunity to bring Vectorworks Design Day to our users in a virtual format, so more people can learn about the new features and tool improvements in Vectorworks 2021,” said Dr. Sarkar. “We look forward to giving a behind-the-scenes look at how our latest release was created to empower designers of all disciplines with simple solutions to design their most complex projects. Our live Q&A will allow us to connect with our customers worldwide and offer a two-way conversation that not only fields their pressing questions but also shares how Vectorworks is adapting to best support our customers given these challenging times.”

     

    The event will also include core feature and technology updates from industry experts and exclusive on-demand presentations from global Vectorworks users including:

     

    ·      Randolph Gerner, AIA principal at GKV Architects

    ·      Linette Brown, exhibit designer at originstudios

    ·      Lisa McRavey and Iain Lyon, senior landscape architects at Raeburn Farquhar Bowen

    ·      Derek Lee, BCSLA, CSLA, LEED® AP principal at PWL Partnership

    ·      Ben Inskip, production designer at ARTDPT and Siyan Lighting

    ·      Nick Lawrence BEng (Hons) BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA, director at A&Q Partnership

     

    “We’re honored to present at this year’s Vectorworks Design Day,” said Gerner. “As a Vectorworks user for more than 25 years, we will explain how as a firm, we have evolved with the platform and now lead the path to a full integration with utilizing other BIM platforms. I look forward to sharing with attendees how Vectorworks allows us to be on the cutting edge of design and productivity with their flexible and intuitive tools.”

     

    Registration is free and the event will last approximately two hours. To best serve those around the world, times are offered at 8 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Visit the registration page to secure your spot and submit questions to be answered during the live Q&A by Dr. Sarkar and the Vectorworks leadership team.

     

    Press interested in attending can contact Vectorworks PR Coordinator Kamica Price at kprice@vectorworks.net for more information or to schedule a press interview with executives, industry experts, customers, request a demo of Vectorworks 2021 and more.

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  17. Vectorworks Architect 2020 is the Jury Winner for the Design Tools-Software & Digital Tools category

     

    Now in its eighth year, the Architizer A+ Awards has selected global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. as a 2020 Architizer A+ Award winner. Notably, Vectorworks Architect 2020 is this year’s Jury Winner in the Design Tools-Software & Digital Tools category. The award-winning BIM software was previously named a finalist for the second year in a row and also won the 2019 Popular Choice Award in the Design Tools-Apps & Digital Tools category.

     

    The Architizer A+Awards highlight the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today with separate categories for architecture and products. Through relevant new categories, topical coverage and pioneering jurors, the awards celebrate industry professionals working at the forefront of today’s creative challenges. The awards emphasize the industry’s most innovative use of materials and technologies, as well as those celebrating sustainable design and new approaches to building. New categories this year included sustainable products, design hardware and BIM technology.

     

    “Being recognized as this year’s Architizer A+Award Jury Winner is an extraordinary honor, and we thank Architizer and the esteemed jury for presenting us with this prestigious award,” said Steve Johnson, vice president of product development at Vectorworks. “This achievement reinforces our dedication to provide the AEC industry with progressive BIM tools and capabilities needed for their entire design process. Vectorworks Architect 2020 is the epitome of providing our customers with best-in-class quality and performance improvements for a great user experience and this commitment will continue with future software versions.”

     

    The jury, composed of some of the world's best architects, interior designers and product designers, judged entries based on aesthetics, performance and impact.

     

    Vectorworks Architect is an award-winning BIM software solution that allows you to sketch, model and document any size project from concept to completion. From initial sketch to coordinating full-scale construction plans, Architect brings efficiency to workflows and data-rich insights to the full design process.

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks Architect, visit vectorworks.net/architect. View the full list of winners by visiting the Architizer A+Award winner’s gallery.

     

    About Architizer

    Architizer’s core mission is to empower architects. Through its inspiring content, building-product marketplace, awards program and vast online reach, Architizer connects architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities and a better world.

     

    Architizer A+Awards

    The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. Imagine your best work in front of a global audience of 400+ million.

     

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  18. For the second year in a row, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. ­­is an Architizer A+Awards finalist. Specifically, Vectorworks Architect 2020 is competing against three other products for the 2020 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and the Jury Award in the Software & Digital Tools category. Vectorworks Architect 2019 was the 2019 Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Design Tools-Apps & Digital Tools category.

     

    Now in its eighth season, the Architizer A+Awards will highlight the most pressing issues facing architecture and design today. Through relevant new categories, topical coverage and pioneering jurors, the awards will celebrate industry professionals working at the forefront of today’s creative challenges. The 2020 awards will promote work that is harnessing cutting-edge approaches, materials and technologies to create more resilient spaces and cities for generations to come.

     

    New this year are awards that emphasize the industry’s most innovative use of materials and technologies, as well as those celebrating sustainable design and new approaches to building. These include categories for sustainable products, design hardware and BIM technology.

     

    “We are honored to be a finalist again for this prestigious award and thank Architizer for including us alongside other incredible products and companies who are helping to drive the AEC industry into the future,” said Vectorworks Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Powell. “Each year, we strive to provide enhanced and new software capabilities that simplify design workflows from sketch to BIM. In particular, Vectorworks Architect 2020 was created with an emphasis on helping architects strike a balance between practicality and creativity using data-driven insights.”

     

    The jury evaluates the product categories based on aesthetics, performance and impact.

     

    The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award is determined by public voting. Be sure to cast your vote by July 31 on their website. Popular Choice and Jury winners will be announced on August 4.

     

    To learn more about the nominated product, Vectorworks Architect 2020, visit vectorworks.net/architect.

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  19. Higher education graduates are eligible for a 40 percent discount on award-winning design software licenses up to twelve months after graduation

     

    To help graduating students transition into their professional careers, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. is offering recent graduates 40 percent off perpetual licenses as part of its student2PRO program. This deal is applicable to any Vectorworks product.

     

    “Starting a career after graduation is a momentous milestone for any graduate, and the student2PRO program is the perfect initiative in helping graduates take that first step toward career success without having a huge financial burden setting them back,” said Alice Lowy Marketing Programs Director. “This option is to help ensure up-and-coming professionals have the necessary 2D drawing, 3D modeling, and BIM tools to bring their designs to life.”

     

    student2PRO is a gateway program helping recent graduates jumpstart their professional careers more easily by offering discounts on the standard price. Additionally, those who take advantage of student2PRO are eligible for a 40 percent discounted membership to Vectorworks Service Select — the maintenance program that includes upgrades to product, priority technical support, exclusive training opportunities and early release of new content libraries. Service Select members also receive member-only features in Vectorworks Cloud Services.

     

    “Going the student2PRO route was such a valuable option for me and now as a full-time lighting designer, I use the features in Vision and Spotlight in my day-to-day work on theatre productions,” said Chloe Clark, a San Diego State University alumna. “Not only is the program an economical option for graduating students, but it’s also beneficial that Vectorworks updates and enhances its software regularly in conjunction with my industry constantly changing. It’s an easy way for me to always stay up to date.”

     

    To qualify for student2PRO, graduates must have completed a degree at a university, college, post-secondary vocational or poly-technical school within the past 365 days and submit transcripts or a diploma showing degree completion and graduation date. Alternatively, graduates can take advantage of the current monthly or yearly subscription license offerings on Vectorworks products, where available.

     

    For more information or to submit your transcripts or diploma, visit vectorworks.net/education/student2pro.

     

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  20. With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. touts that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.

     

    “With this latest accomplishment of DIN SPEC 15800, GDTF will continue its growth and see even greater success now that it is recognized as a standard way of communicating controllable characteristics of lighting fixtures,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “GDTF has covered a lot of ground in the two short years since inception. We already have 35 manufacturers signed on to support the open standard and are grateful for their contributions to help build a solid basis for a standardized format that will advance the industry in new ways. I look forward to seeing more manufacturers, as well as more entertainment professionals contributing to the wide-spread availability of GDTF files and benefiting from it in their workflows.” 

     

    DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide. A DIN SPEC, is a document that specifies requirements for products, services and/or processes, and it’s a trusted strategic instrument for quickly and easily establishing and disseminating innovative solutions on the market. DIN's job is to ensure that a DIN SPEC does not conflict with any existing standards or rules of procedure.

    Now, GDTF will be a standard for describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device in the lighting and entertainment industry. GDTF will be used as a foundation for the exchange of device data between lighting consoles, as well as CAD and 3D pre-visualization applications. The purpose of an existing GDTF file is to reflect the real-world physical components of the devices and to provide control based on this information. A GDTF file contains and is derived from the device’s real-world geometry, attributes and abilities.

     

    “At Robe we are thrilled by all the new development around GDTF because there are now great possibilities for providing detailed specifications of our moving head fixtures in a format not specific to a particular console manufacturer, but defined by a standard format – the new DIN SPEC 15800,” said Josef Valchar, CEO of Robe lighting. “This format covers DMX desk related use-cases and also includes data for visualization purposes, dedicated portions for media servers and for event-planning workflows. With DIN SPEC 15800 and the GDTF Builder to create the files online, there is absolutely no reason to remain locked to old, manufacturer-specific proprietary formats but rather use open standard fixture definition files.”

     

    “The recognition by DIN that GDTF offers value to manufacturers and practitioners in the live production and events industry is a monumental moment in the maturity of the GDTF file format,” said Gerhard Krude, managing director of MA Lighting Technology. “This signifies that the industry is ready to embrace the benefits of using it to standardize the definitions of real-world controllable objects, which is just the start for GDTF. Looking ahead, future revisions to the DIN SPEC 15800 will extend the GDTF to all parts of the industry including media servers, rigging systems, laser systems and much more.”  

     

    “DIN SPEC 15800 is a good example of what DIN wants to achieve with DIN SPECs: support those who improve the status-quo with an innovative idea,” said Michael Bahr, project manager at DIN. “GDTF can be one of those ideas for the entertainment industry. I'm happy that we could support this project and develop a standard with the GDTF group. In a short period of time, we were able to develop the document which will build trust in the GDTF format. DIN SPEC 15800 will make the GDTF format available and usable to everyone. That's what DIN SPEC is made for: ‘Today’s idea. Tomorrow’s standard.’”

     

    To learn more, visit gdtf-share.com or watch the on-demand webinar, “Integrating GDTF & MVR into your Workflows.”

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  21. In conjunction with Earth Day 2020, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. celebrates their latest award. The Howard County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Environmental Services, Recycling Division selected Vectorworks as the winner of the 2020 Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Award. This accolade recognizes local businesses for their recycling and waste reduction efforts during the 2019 calendar year.

     

    The winning submission, “Greenworks,” is an environmentally-based project presented at the company’s regular innovation discussions and focuses on methods to create a sustainable work environment. Employees from various teams and departments collaborated on the project that went into full effect a few months later. The project outlined implementing proper traditional recycling techniques and adding a new system to include recycling plastic bags and film packaging, which ultimately becomes Trex decking. Additionally, other initiatives involved purchasing utensils instead of plastic cutlery and replacing water bottles with a water filtering system.

     

    “One might expect an innovation project from a global design software company to be a technology-focused project; however, we chose to focus on sustainable ways to improve our environment,” said Janet Coppage, operations coordinator at Vectorworks and one of the employees behind the Greenworks project. “Not only are we pleased to see this initiative have a significant impact on our nearly 200 employees at our Columbia headquarters, but we also see this as an opportunity to educate families and surrounding communities for a greater reach and positive impact in our environment.”

     

    Learn more about the award-winning company, by visiting vectorworks.net.

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