Monday, November 23, 2020

Hot off the Press! New Lake|Flato Book Just Released - Nature | Place | Craft | Restraint

Exciting news... available now at your local bookstore and online, our newest book is hot off the press!

Nature | Place | Craft | Restraint

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

My Autodesk Interview for AU - About Next-Gen Energy Analysis!

I am excited to share a pre-recorded interview I did with Autodesk about their next-gen energy analysis and total carbon tools, which is now featured at Digital Autodesk University 2020 happening this week! As the Director of Design Technology at Lake|Flato Architects, I am part of a select group of customers beta testing these new tools.

Today's post is about that interview and Autodesk's deep-dive video piece on sustainability lead by Lynelle Cameron, VP, Sustainability and CEO, Foundation | Autodesk.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Now Hiring: Design Performance Intern at Lake|Flato Architects

Update: Please note that this position if now filled.

We have an amazing opportunity in our group at Lake|Flato Architects. The Design Performance group is looking for an intern who will work remotely!
Know anyone who’s really passionate about sustainable design? Send them our way —we’re looking for a forward-thinking, energetic Design Performance Intern to join Lake|Flato remotely.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

AIA New Orleans Symposium - Day 2 Follow Up

This week, I presented on early energy modeling via the AIA New Orleans 2030 Committee's RISING: Symposium for Climate & Equity. In today's posts I will share a few slides from that presentation.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lighting Design and Real-Time Rendering at the University of Minnesota - Fall 2020

Yesterday, from 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) away, I once again had the good fortune to present to Professor Abimbola O. Asojo's  students at the University of Minnesota. I covered lighting analysis using the Autodesk Revit add-in ElumTools by Lighting Analysts, Inc. I also spent some time on real-time rendering using Enscape!

With the everyone's permission... I took this screenshot:)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

AU 2020 - Record Registrations and its Free

This year, due to the 2020 pandemic, Autodesk University will be virtual and consolidated to a single event... and it will be Free!

This has already resulted in record registrations. Today's post is about AU 2020 and how it will work next week.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Recommended Action for Autodesk 3ds Max Users

Autodesk announced an important 'recommended action' related to a vulnerability in 3DS Max that should be address ASAP for anyone using it...

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

AIA New Orleans Event Next Week - RISING: Symposium for Climate and Equity

I will be presenting on early energy modeling next week via the AIA New Orleans 2030 Committee's RISING: Symposium for Climate & Equity. Learn more about that, including details on how to sign up.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Enscape 2.9 Released Today!

The wait is over... and I am not talking about the US election results... the new version of Enscape has been released today!

Today's post is all about Enscape 2.9.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Decouple Revit Wall Layers for Vertical Offset

The layers in a Revit wall assembly have the ability to be unlocked so they can be adjusted vertically, apart from their adjacent layers.

Notice the two examples below, where the brick extends down to a brick ledge. Or, the wall studs continue to the structure above but the gypsum board stops just above the finished ceiling.

Learn all about this in today's post.

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