Seminars & Conferences

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Architects Who Inspire Design with BIM @ AIA San Francisco
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Motivated by new technologies, a rising wave of architects are designing with BIM to create inspiring architecture, interior design and urban planning. Join us to discover why firms from around the country are using ARCHICAD, BIMx, Rhino and Grasshopper to push the boundaries of creativity and collaboration in ways never before imagined.

  • KURV
    • Working for developers led KURV to create a custom solution to analyze project feasibility.
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  • CAST Architecture
    • Design-build roots combined with BIM gave this firm a unique advantage in Seattle’s rapidly growing economy.
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  • OPA
    • From creative explorations to client types, OPA is discovering new opportunities for technology.
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  • Urban Strategies
    • Using BIM to help cities visualize plans for change leads to creating better communities and sustainability.
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  • Laney LA
    • LA’s hottest residential architect talks about breaking away from the desktop into a world of a mobile practice.
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  • CORE Architecture
    • Using technology to create memories was key to turning this firm into one of DC’s leading retail architects.
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Learning Objectives:

Attendees who attend this seminar will learn the following:

  • Discover how to avoid rebuilding SketchUp models in Revit.
  • Understand why ARCHICAD is becoming a popular design tool for architects, interior designers and urban planning.
  • Identify how BIMx, Twinlinker, Rhino and Grasshopper are being used on projects for mobile review and parametric design.
  • Learn the benefits of using one model from schematics through documentation and it’s affect on the project workflow.

AIA CES LU’s : 1.5 Units

Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Graniterock
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift. Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit