As a designer, engaging with all key stakeholders on a given project—the client; the client’s key decision makers, such as facilities and human resources leadership; and real estate professionals involved with a project—may be viewed either as cumbersome and time consuming or as an opportunity to create better outcomes. Embracing the latter in a strategic way often achieves greater consensus for a project throughout the design process. However, in order to make it meaningful to the participants, the client, and the design team, you have to ask the right questions, distinguish definite needs from wants, and ensure that everyone—not just the one with the loudest voice—has an opportunity to participate in the discussion.
Specialization within architecture practice is not a new concept, nor is the idea of thought leadership. How then can you amplify the expertise in your subject and position yourself as a thought leader? Publishing a book is not enough these days, but any content you do publish should contain the Seven Hallmarks of Compelling Intellectual Capital.
Bryan Almquist is taking the term software architect to heart by launching his own architectural software start-up not too far from the watchful eyes of silicon valley. What is he designing? Archetris, a product that can actually help architects through the programming and design phases. Learn more about Bryan and his new endeavor after the jump.
Leap Motion has taken the technology from the latest video game systems, made it more accurate, and adapted it for your computer system. That means you can control your computer with Minority Report-like gestures without even touching the screen.
Want to make sure that you are in the cutting edge of the latest technologies available to the AEC industry? AEC-Apps is a crowdsourced library of software apps (also known as applications) that support the AEC industry.
Shapeways is well on its way to delivering their promise of 3D Printing for all – designers and consumers alike. Today they announced a $30 million Series C round of financing that is being led by Andreessen Horowitz.
AEC-APPS defines itself as “a community-driven collection of apps for the AEC industry,” and is the first web-based livrary of architecture, engineering, and construction applications built by and for digital tool users and tool makers.