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    Design Tech Meetup: Assembling the Best Design Software Suite for Your Practice

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

    In recent years we’ve seen a trend to use BIM earlier in the design phase. But is BIM really a good design tool? What are the benefits for the design phase? Are sketch style tools available in a BIM solution or would SketchUp still be required? Can I visualize my ideas quickly and in real-time? We invite you to join two technology experts, Tom Simmons, ARCHVISTA/Graphisoft and Sam Anderson, Epic Games, who will review how an Archicad, BIMx and Twinmotion workflow provides firms with a comprehensive design solution. Matt Maneval will then discuss why these solutions are a crucial part of the workflow at Walker Warner Architects including predesign massing, client presentations, architectural development and communicating design intent in construction.



    Learning Objectives

    1. Discover the benefits of BIM in the design phase
    2. Evaluate solutions for modeling, client presentations and immersive visualization
    3. Learn how to improve productivity when transitioning from design to documentation
    4. Hear why this design software suite is a crucial part of the workflow at Walker Warner Architects


    About the Presenters

    Thomas Simmons is the Business Director with ARCHVISTA Consulting, a Graphisoft partner that provides Archicad services and sales to clients in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. He has over 20 years of BIM consulting experience with architecture, interior design and design build companies ranging from small firms to multi-national corporations and previously was the Director of Design Technologies at EHDD.

    Sam Anderson is the Technical Marketing Manager with Epic Games developing visual and technical content in Unreal Engine and Twinmotion. A designer and 3D artist based in New York City and Los Angeles, Sam has a focus in real-time rendering. Previously she was a visualization specialist at SHoP Architects where she focused on research and development, promoting the use of real-time technology to improve design processes.

    Matt Maneval is a licensed architect and Job Captain for Walker Warner Architects where he has worked on residential projects from Hawaii to Wyoming, and is also a visualization and Twinmotion advisor for WWA’s internal BIM team. Matt’s passion for design & technology intersect in WWA’s practice where he works to advance 3D modeling & visualization capabilities for architects as well as integrate new technologies like VR, AR, and 3D printing into the architectural design process.


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    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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