Thursday, August 27, 2020

AU 2020 - My Selected Session on...

I will be presenting techniques to develop next level architectural visualizations using Revit and Enscape at Autodek's flagship conference, Autodesk University. Of course, the 2020 conference will be virtual this year... but, the plus side is the conference is free!

This will be my first AU representing Lake|Flato, as its Director of Design Technology!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Inside the Factory Sessions - A New Video Series by Autodesk

Autodesk has started an interesting new video series looking under-the-hood and behind-the-scenes at their flagship architectural design product, Revit. This appears to be, in part, a response to an open letter to Autodesk, co-signed by several architecture firms in the UK, voicing their concerns about  rising costs and slowed architecture-specific tool development.

In this first episode they jump right into the deep end and talk about multi-threading, hardware, and performance in general!
"we want your models" for performance testing; Sasha Crotty, Sr. Product Manager, Revit Platform & Services at Autodesk

"for us, feedback is a gift" Harlan Brumm, Senior Product Manager - Architecture at Autodesk

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Monday, August 24, 2020

AIA Philly COTE Recordings - Environmental Design Tools

Per my post from about a week ago, AIA COTE Philly 2030 Working Group - Environmental Design Tools, I am following up to share the links to the recorded presentations.

Get an overview, in 20 minutes each, of the five main tools designed for architects to do early energy modeling; Sefaira, Cove.Tool, Insight, Climate Studio, and Rhino/Grasshopper/LadyBug/Honeybee.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference - Reducing Embodied Carbon Session

AIA Austin Summer Conference is now...AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference!

Tomorrow, my colleague, Kate Sector, Design Performance Coordinator at Lake|Flato, will be presenting with Roderick Bates, Principal and Researcher at KieranTimberlake, on reducing embodied carbon. 

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

AIA COTE Awards & Lake|Flato Winning Projects

Have you heard of the AIA COTE Top Ten Awards? Today's post offers a brief introduction to the award, some resources to develop the 10 metrics jurors look for. and a list of Lake|Flato's winning projects.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

I Moved to Texas!

Posts have been slow recently due to my recent move to Texas and ramping up in the new position as Director of Design Technology at Lake|Flato. Today's post shares a little about the move and transition!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Enscape Blog Post: Creating Realistic Glass in Architectural Visualizations

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a deep dive on glazing settings with some of the developers at Enscape. The goal was to better understand, and then document, how to take real-world glass manufacturer data and apply that to a Revit material in such a way that it would be accurate, consistent and repeatable! The resultant blog post is now live on Enscape's website!

Learn how to properly set the Visual Light Transmittance (VLT), Visual Light Reflectance (VLR), and glass color!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

AIA COTE Philly 2030 Working Group - Environmental Design Tools (10 AUG 2020)

AIA Philadelphia has been hosting a great series of events each month. Today's post is about next week's 'working group' and a presentation I will be giving... and its free!

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