Reasons Why During the Design Process Drawing Still Remains Relevant

 A stronger connections between the design and the audience occur when Hand-drawn concepts allow ideas to emerge and build Hand-drawn Design Drawing. We’ve all done it. So why is it the exception not the norm in design today? Architecture and design schools have stopped teaching hand drawing, so students don’t regard it as an integral part of the thinking process. Now that computers … Read More

Tech Company Simplify the Leap from BIM to Virtual Reality (VR)

Faster conversion times and higher-quality graphics are enabling VR to make the jump from novelty to necessity. If a picture, or in this case, a VR rendering, is worth a thousand words, then how many words would a 3D virtual tour be worth? The answer: more than a thousand. A lot more. It’s like comparing “The Cat in the Hat” … Read More

Utility Regulations Hinder Growth Of Solar Industry In Nevada

Solar Naveda

The challenges of burgeoning solar electricity generation are highlighted by the conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities. In recent months, three of Nevada’s largest casino companies announced plans to step up purchasing and producing more solar energy for their hotels. The casinos are responding to increasing demand for responsible energy use from companies that rent their conference halls. They also want … Read More

Utility Regulations Hinder Growth Of Solar Industry In Nevada

Solar Naveda

The challenges of burgeoning solar electricity generation are highlighted by the conflict between energy-hungry casinos and utilities. In recent months, three of Nevada’s largest casino companies announced plans to step up purchasing and producing more solar energy for their hotels. The casinos are responding to increasing demand for responsible energy use from companies that rent their conference halls. They also want … Read More

New Plans and Renderings of Google HQ’s Mountain View Campus Released!

Google Head-Quarters

Design plans for a new section of Google HQ’s Charleston East campus show a building with the appearance of a giant tent. The building will incorporate many state-of-the-art features to provide the most efficient workplace possible. Back in February 2015, Google released its initial plans for the project, but this past February saw them update and alter those plans. The … Read More

Architects Help Promote Community on College Campuses

architects community college

There are emerging examples of how partnership between two-year academic institutions and architects can further elevate community on campus. There is a fundamental component of advancing our nation’s higher education system. It is enriching the community college experience for students. With 45% of all undergraduate students in the U.S. enrolled in community colleges, these institutions are critical to our country’s long-term … Read More