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September 2017

Creating Your Toolkit for Sustainable Design

September 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – Certification programs like LEED v4 and The Living Building Challenge have raised the bar for design teams to new levels. We are being asked to understand more areas of building science such as product chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, embodied carbon, and life cycle analysis. This requires out-of-the box thinking and a new toolkit that reaches into other disciplines and new technologies. As a result, Sustainable Building Design at the highest level requires an in-depth and fine-tuned design…

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October 2017

ARCHICAD from Solo Practitioner to Thriving Firm

October 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – If you’re a small firm, a solo practitioner planning to open an office, or a small office hoping to expand, you’ll want to hear Ken and Mark discuss what his firm learned as they’ve grown from a one-man operation to a two-office firm with locations more than 1,500 miles apart. Now operating in Basalt, CO, and Asheville, NC, KA Designworks also adds consultants to their team as the workload ebbs and flows. And those consultants might live…

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November 2017

Small Firm Uses BIM to Tackle Big Projects

November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – Jeff’s four-person firm remodeled an existing 100-year old home in San Francisco, a $32-million-dollar project that grew to 11,000 square feet, with the help of ARCHICAD. Only the façade of the double-wide house was left untouched as the redesign went forward; every element, inside and out, was custom, except for door hardware, and even that was finished on-site. Jeff will demonstrate how ARCHICAD helped his team model complex, detailed wooden walls, doors, an elliptical spiral stair made…

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December 2017

Modern to Historical | Building Custom Components

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – The success of using ARCHICAD on any project is in part due to it's flexibility to model design elements that have custom forms. In this seminar we will review several projects including a modern residence on the California coast and an historic library conversion in Alameda that both showcase how to architects, builders and designers can create an ARCHICAD model with a high level of detail. Join us as we discuss quick methods to add detail to…

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February 2018

Detailing in BIM with ARCHICAD

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – Getting details just right on your designs without overloading your model can be a bit tricky. In this ARCHICAD In-Practice session, Jamie Ingram with UHA London demonstrates different techniques for modeling complex assemblies and construction systems. His methods include custom library parts creation, optioneering filters and the new railing tool. All the details can then be extracted directly from the model, and be kept live, in a true BIM workflow without requiring any 2D drafting at all.…

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March 2018


March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – As much as we all love ARCHICAD, it is only a tool. In order to make a good profit, we must get the best out of it. Join this In-Practice Presentation to discover how to leverage your investment in software and training to increase practice profits. Timothy Ball, with JHD Architects, a modest residential practice in Tunbridge Wells, shares how his firm developed workflows and systems that help them achieve a very good profit. The key to…

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