Friday, May 17, 2024

Autodesk Forma Series Recap

While I will surely share more on this topic, the sponsored part of my Autodesk Forma series has concluded. In this post, I will recap and share all the links in one place!

This post also includes the recently created Autodesk Customer Storey featuring Lake|Flato and our use of Forma.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Revit Face Based Families and Reference Planes

Sharing a short video on how Revit face-based families can host to reference planes and a few related tips and tricks.

For example, do you know why these two lighting fixtures point in different directions?

Or, do you know how to move a face-based family between two reference planes that are vertically offset without moving the fixture in plan?

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Hempcrete Presentation by BIOBUILD Last Week at Lake|Flato!

Last week, guest speaker Caroline Dunn from BIOBUILD in Austin, Texas, led our monthly Lake|Flato Sustainability Champions meeting. She presented on hempcrete and highlighted a new Hemp Lime Illustrated detail booklet she co-authored.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

AIA Public Policy & Position Statements Update - Architects Are Environmentally Responsible

The sustainability section of the AIA Public Policy & Position Statements was recently updated. I was on the team that crafted these updates, participated in listening sessions, and presented the proposed changes to various groups.

I am grateful for Lake|Flato's support of my position on the AIA National Committee on the Environment (COTE) Leadership, where my participation leads to opportunities like this.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

AIA Architect: Return to office: How it started and how it's going

I was recently interviewed by Wanda Lau for AIA Architect, along with a few other firms, to share how Lake|Flato's return to the office has evolved post-pandemic. Sharing that and a little more about our desk checkout system in today's post.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Design for Deconstruction Presentation - Northeastern University - Integrated Building Systems

Last week I had to opportunity to present (remotely) to architecture students at Northeastern University taught by my friend Lori Ferriss!

I presented some of the work Lake|Flato is doing related to Design for Deconstruction. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

BIM Pure - Autodesk Forma Bootcamp - Follow Up Post

I enjoyed hanging out with Nicolas Catellier on his BIM Pure YouTube channel today. We covered many of the Autodesk Forma tools and workflows... including the new Board beature, which is like Miro/Mural/Zoom Whiteboards... and the generative AI Explore tool that auto-magically creates several design options based on the selected site extents (as shown in the image below).

In this post, you can access the recording and get links to a few items I shared.

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