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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.
Along with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Vectorworks, Inc. — a global design and BIM software provider — reveals the winners of the fall 2019 In Studio Render/Sketch competition. Now in its third year, AIAS members were asked to share their sketches and renderings to highlight their studio work and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their own skills. This competition was open to all years and skill sets. “The jury had a tough time deliberating with the tremendous entries this time around,” said AIAS President Sarah Curry. “The caliber of applicants improves every time, and we chose the selected winners based on their ambition, ability and artistry. Each of the contestants who placed was able to convey the emotion and atmosphere of the project and site through a mastery of their craft.” 2019 In Studio Render/Sketch competition winners were as follows: First place and winner of $300: Alex Geisen of Washington State University Second place and winner of $200: Deiland Slaughter of Fairmont State University Third place and winner of $100: Lauren Wertz of Auburn University “As part of the submission process, AIAS members had to tag Vectorworks’ Instagram handle when they uploaded their designs, and it was phenomenal to witness all of the inspiring and creative design submissions from students,” said Alice Lowy, marketing programs director at Vectorworks. “The fundamental mission for Vectorworks is enabling great design to occur. We’re grateful for our continued partnership with AIAS, and it’s wonderful to see great designs materializing with the future generation of architects.” To see the winning project images, check out our Planet Vectorworks blog. About the AIAS The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. For more information, visit aias.org. About Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks. ###
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Vectorworks, Inc., a global design and BIM software developer. An initial partnership began this fall, with the launch of the AIAS InStudio Render/Sketch competition. “With the success of such a relevant competition to our membership, we discussed broadening our relationship with Vectorworks, a company who is at the forefront of this technology,” said Kimberly Tuttle, director of Leadership & Career Services at the AIAS. Vectorworks has signed on for a Gold Partnership and will be sponsoring the AIAS InStudio Render/Sketch competition, which will launch in the fall of 2018. AIAS members will be asked to share their sketches and renderings to highlight their studio work and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their own skill sets. This competition is open to students of all years and skill sets, which makes it an attractive competition to the AIAS membership. The first-place winner will receive $300, with second and third place winners taking home $200 and $100, respectively. Last year’s winning entries can be viewed here. “Vectorworks is passionate about supporting the next generation of designers, so partnering with the highly-respected American Institute of Architecture Students was an obvious choice, because we desire to inspire students by showing them what’s possible with design and BIM,” said Daniel Monaghan, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “We look forward to doing so by collaborating with the student-run organization on upcoming projects, competitions and events.” Join us at AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC July 19-22, 2018, to meet and hear more about Vectorworks’ products and programs. The conference is a platform to discuss chapter leadership and business leadership, community involvement and innovation. Attendees can learn from local CEOs, founders, government officials and professionals. Additionally, Vectorworks will be at the AIAS FORUM on December 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Held every year over the winter holiday, members hear from sponsors, learn from other leaders, discuss issues relevant to architecture and design education and conduct official AIAS business. “AIAS members like to live on the edge of design, technology and innovation. As the next generation of architects, the AIAS is excited to partner with Vectorworks, a next-generation technology company. Vectorworks' products and technology can help propel AIAS members to the forefront of the design and architecture professions,” said Nick Serfass, executive director of the AIAS.