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Amid COVID-19, Allen, Texas Sees Surge in Commercial Activity

ALLEN, Texas – Aug. 27, 2020 – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Allen, a northern suburb of Dallas, has seen more than 2 million square feet of new commercial projects proceed this summer, according to the Allen Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). The resiliency of the city’s business community, officials say, has been demonstrated by sizable developments including the technology-focused office space, Allen Tech Hub, which will break ground in the next year, and the 200,000-square-foot office complex One Bethany West, now open. Companies including Crawford & Co., Highlands Residential Mortgage, Billings Productions and Brass Roots Technologies have either moved to, or expanded in, Allen this year. Allen Tech Hub, a 105,000-square-foot Class A office project, aims to acco...Read More

Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge

The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) of Abu Dhabi invites you to participate in a global creative ideas competition to improve outdoor thermal comfort in public spaces by mitigating the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in the city. The competition is open to all; but is specifically looking for designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, material scientists, educators, researchers, students, artists and/or inter-disciplinary teams from across the globe, to contribute. The winning entries will represent the most original and innovative ideas that attempt to reduce Heat Island Effect in a prototypical urban site in Abu Dhabi through design interventions or material and scientific innovations. Entries are not limited to architectural design interventions and ...Read More

The 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit

We’re cranking up the heat at the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. Join us in sunny Arizona at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass for an exciting three days of one-on-one learning opportunities, specialized training sessions, and inspiring talks from entertainment industry leaders. Located in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, the Sheraton Grand celebrates the Gila River Indian heritage and culture. Extend your stay and enjoy everything the resort has to offer, including an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a world-class spa, and more! Receive $100 off your 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit registration by using the promo code: LAND18

Interview with Adam Greenspan of PWP Landscape Architecture

In the Fall of 2017, the third annual Vectorworks Design Summit took place in Baltimore. The event, hosted near its headquarters in Columbia, MD, showcased the lineup of programs the company offers to the design world, including Landmark, their landscape-oriented platform. Similar to last year’s conference in Chicago, Land8 was there to bring you the latest from the software company as well as our take on the impact to landscape architects. This is Part III of our continuing coverage of the Vectorworks Design Summit 2017: Vectorworks Design Summit: Celebrating BIM for Landscape What’s New in Vectorworks 2018 Interview with Adam Greenspan of PWP Landscape Architecture ABOUT PWP LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Adam Greenspan, a design partner at PWP Landscape Architecture, has been the lead designer ...Read More

Vectorworks Design Summit 2017: Celebrating BIM for Landscape

This September, almost 500 design industry professionals descended on the inner harbor of Baltimore for the third annual Vectorworks Design Summit. The event, hosted near its headquarters in Columbia, MD, showcased the lineup of programs they offer to the design world, including Landmark their landscape-oriented platform. Attendance was a mix of landscape architects, architects, IT tech types, and entertainment professionals. Similar to last year’s conference in Chicago, Land8 was there to bring you the latest from the software company as well as our take on the impact to landscape architects. This article is the first of a 3 part series bringing you the sights and sounds from the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit: Vectorworks Design Summit: Celebrating BIM for Landscape Vectorworks 2018 Over...Read More

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