Architosh™ is a publication of Architosh LLC, and BritasMedia™ and is exclusively focused on being the leading Internet magazine dedicated to Mac CAD and 3D professionals and students worldwide.
Architosh Mission Statement
Architosh LLC’s publishing mission with the Architosh Web site is to serve a worldwide audience of Macintosh-based CAD and 3D professionals and students working within multiple fields and industries including: Animation, Architecture, Computer-Aided Industrial Design (CAID), Construction, Engineering, Game Design, MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Medical, Science and Visualization.
Since 1999 Architosh.com has been the world’s leading online resource for Macintosh CAD and 3D, offering market-leading IT resources, news, reviews, and editorial and analysis products. We serve over 190,000 readers worldwide annually in more than 140 countries. And we have served over 8 million page views with 1.88 million page views being served since the launch of the latest version of Architosh in October 2008.
Our Editorial Calendar is available online to help advertisers with their media planning.
To achieve our ends Architosh is primarily focused on the following items:
- Provide extensive IT resources for Mac CAD and 3D end users and developers
- Provide extensive weekly news coverage within our area of focus
- Provide indepth product reviews and event show coverage
- Provide exclusive executive-level interviews and premium editorial features
- Provide extensive “on-site” searchable information resources
- Reinforce and support the Apple and Mac brands
- Develop and nurture a “supportive” online community at Architosh.com
Architosh is not officially endorsed or associated with Apple, Incorporated. We do however consult with a wide range of industry contacts, including Apple contacts, Apple VAR’s and other industry stakeholders on strategy and direction in support of our mutual goals.
Architosh Publishing Team
Anthony Frausto-Robledo, BArch., AIA, LEED AP
Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Anthony Frausto-Robledo, BArch., AIA, LEED AP is a practicing architect and the founder and editor of the award-winning Architosh.com Web site. Educated in Boston, he has been an architectural professional for over 20 years and was a senior designer with the distinguished Boston architectural firm Koetter Kim & Associates prior to launching his web consultancy, BritasMedia.
In 1998 Anthony established BritasMedia, an IT consultancy focused on Web design, brand identity, and A/E/C market information products for professional services firms, software and technology companies, universities and educational customers worldwide.
A LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a licensed and registered architect in the state of Rhode Island, and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Anthony has been an associate for 11 years with an architectural firm in the Boston area in supplement to his consultancy. To learn more refer to his LinkedIn page here.
Business Development Adviser
Since October 2008, Karen is now serving a new role as a Business Development Adviser to Architosh. She joined the Architosh team in 2003. With over 12 years of strategic sales and marketing experience in the CAD, AEC and IT publication fields, including lengthy tenures with top publications such as CAD Systems and Cadence Magazine, Karen will continue to bring invaluable insight to Architosh.
To learn more about our corporate sponsorship programs or to inquire about advertising and promotional opportunities please visit our Advertising page.
Tim Danaher trained as an architect at the Architecture schools of Bath and Oxford, United Kingdom. Currently he resides in both Germany and the UK. He specializes in visualization using SketchUp and a number of rendering programs including key new players in the 3D arena such as Cheetah 3D and Luxology’s modo. Since leaving architecture school he has also written extensively for the UK press, including the MacUser magazine and the Architect’s Journal. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of the Arts, London and London City University.
Pete Evans, AIA
Mr. Evans is a practicing architect in Des Moines, Iowa, and chairs the AIA Iowa Professional Development Committee. Mr. Evans is aware of the complex practice, technical and personnel issues involved in rolling out BIM at an office and on a project including as the project architect on SD-CD phases on a $40M project with thorough BIM implementation.
Mr. Evans organized the AIA Iowa 2006 Integrated Practice and Technology seminar focused on BIM and Integrated Technology and Practice. Mr. Evans also coordinated the AIA TAP BIM Awards 2007, 2008 & 2009 presentations of all winners and entrants and has presented on BIM topics at National AIA and ICC conferences and workshops. He has taught and presented in the Architecture department at Iowa State University and has presented his work at Purdue University, International Visual Literacy Association conferences and also spoken on architectural technology at Virtual Reality Conferences. AIA This Week has published his technology-focused articles and he has been a key participant in many AIA Iowa award winning architectural projects.
A passionate Mac user, Pete Evans, AIA, has published PDF-related articles for Architosh in the ToshLetter and has helped coordinate meetings at key events. We look forward to his continued support and articles for Architosh.
Rick Bernstein is a computer specialist in various CAD and 3D sofware applications that run on the Macintosh platform. He is the founder of Three Dimensional Technology a company that provides training services, modeling/rendering services, and software sales focused on the architectural and design fields in New York City. His work can be viewed on the web at www.threedt.com
As an Associate Editor, Rick has begun what we hope will be a long association at Architosh with his feature Indepth article on formZ 4.1, by auto-des-sys, Inc.
Greg Miller, MArch., received a Bachelor of Arts from Standford University and a Master of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. Greg has been in the architectural profession in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for the last couple of decades and currently has a private practice specializing in residential design.
From 1993 through 2003, Greg was a partner in RDC Interactive Media in Palo Alto, an interactive media firm catering to the AEC market including manufacturers, publishers, and high-tech companies. When not designing homes or building websites, Greg enjoys playing drums for two progressive rock bands.
Greg Miller is a house-hold name for Macworld Magazine readers, having been one of its primary software product reviewers of CAD and 3D applications for the Mac for many years.
Britney H-R is BFA degree candidate (in Film) at the internationally renowned art school Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. A former Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, New York, film student, she has been making ambitious movies in Apple’s iMovie since she was in 7th grade. A devoted Mac user, she purchased her very own 13-inch iBook G3 when she was just 13 from baby-sitting money she saved up all summer. A fan of the writing of Virginia Wolf, Woody Allen and the films of Luc Besson, she has a big interest in serious Hollywood film drama.
Since 2005 Britney has contributed news reports for her father’s publication and attended Siggraph Boston 2006. We hope her role with Architosh will expand to cover film-editing, film-related 3D, compositing software soon.
Matthew W. Brewster
Matthew Brewster is the founder of BIMiDEAS and is one of the preeminent ArchiCAD instructors in North America. Based in Seattle, he has a professional background in architecture and construction and offers ArchiCAD training and BIM consulting services for the Seattle area and throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska. For over 10 years Matthew has focused on solutions for AEC market firms and has helped clients transition to new technologies. His first contribution Viewpoint to Architosh is titled, “Green BIM: Sustainable Design and Building Information Modeling” and talks about unique challenges to BIM in the Pacific Northwest and samples some key BIM projects in the region.
John Helm, NCARB
John Helm, NCARB, is an architect from southern California with many years of experience in a wide range of commercial and residential projects. He has been a Vectorworks user for over 15 years and says that writing about software programs like Cameramatch gives him a chance to explore their potential beyond what he might do in practice. He practices with this Italian architect wife in Northern Italy while maintaining a presence in southern California. Their firm, Helm & Mancini Architects, has recently included a winning design for a bell tower in Italy, a central plaza for a small town, and a 100 kw photoelectric plant. The firm’s work spans from Europe to Mexico to Canada to the US.
John believes that the free hand sketch is the fastest and most effective technique for preliminary design but after that 3D modeling should take over. His renderings have appeared on the Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. website. The firm’s Italian-English capabilities make it ideal for partnering with other firms for translation and remote work arrangements. To learn more visit their website: www.hm-architects.com
Tom Lazear is a BSME graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, holds an MSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. Tom founded Versacad Corporation and operated it successfully until he sold it to Prime Computer, Inc. Tom has held executive management positions at Fluor-Daniel, Prime Computer, Computervision, PowerPlan and Archway Systems. Currently, as CEO, he directs Archway Systems’ businesses representing a number of graphic and CAD software products. He currently resides in Huntington Beach, CA. Tom enjoys spending his spare time with his grandchildren and is looking forward to his first great-grandson this summer. Tom has contributed a Viewpoint article on “A Case for 2D CAD in a 3D BIM World.”
Frank P. Gennaccaro
Frank kicked-off Architosh’s feature “Viewpoints” articles series with “Constructing BIM education in the 21st Century.” Viewpoints are written by guest contributors who have a vested interest in CAD and 3D from the vantage point of expert consultants, service or instruction providers, or software and hardware makers.
Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from San Francisco State University. Over the course of his career, Frank has acquired more than 10 years of customer service experience, working in the restaurant, hotel, banking, market research, telemarketing, automotive and computer/internet industries. Frank is originally from Pennsylvania but is currently residing in San Francisco, California, and is an Associate at ARCHVISTA Building Technologies. In his spare time, Frank is a human rights activist, beginner musician and yoga enthusiast.
Akiko Ashley became a contributor in 2003 with her Strata 3Dpro review feature article. Ms. Ashley is one of the co-founders of Luminetik 3D Animation and VFX Studio in Santa Monica, California, and on the Advisory Board of Keyframe Magazine. Her company produces industry leading visual effects, animation and 3D content for numerous companies — such as HP — across a broad spectrum of industries, including film and television, advertising, architecture and industrial design.
Akiko Ashley’s Luminetik is currently in production on a computer animated motion picture called “Dis_Konnected” at their studio in Los Angeles.
Don Seidel, AIA
Don Seidel, AIA, is president of Seidel + Hammons, Inc. an architecture and design firm in San Antonio, Texas. A frequent guest-lecturer on technology at the San Antonio College Department of Architecture, he is also a longtime Vectorworks user and registered Vectorworks trainer. Don contributed an interesting article in 2002 on large-format plotting in Mac OS X back when the new Unix platform from Apple was younger.
Contributor (Intern Editor-’04)
Kemper Smith was Architosh’s first summer intern in 2004. Kemper was a fourth year college student in the architectural program at Mississippi State University, School of Architecture when he began writing for Architosh. He has covered both news and event coverage, including several Siggraph reports. Kemper began his technical journalism with our 2004 National AIA Conference Exhibition Report and photo coverage.
Mike Moore and William Huchting
Reader Volunteer Forum Moderators
Mike Moore is an architect located in Perth, Australia, with a particular passion for architecture on the Mac computer platform. Mike is an accomplished Vectorworks user and has been providing readers and forums users assistance in our dedicated multi-vendor (ISV) oriented forums for many years.
William Huchting is a registered architect with his own firm (MakeArchitecture) in the United States and has been practicing architecture on the Macintosh for well over a decade. William is an accomplished BoA, Vectorworks, and ArchiCAD user and is familiar and experienced with multiple design and modeling applications include Google’s SketchUp.
The opinions and views of our Architosh Forum Moderators and Super-Moderators are explicitly and singularly their own views and are not endorsed, supported, or agreed upon in whole or in part by Architosh.com and its parent company Architosh LLC (Rhode Islsand) or by this publication’s editorial staff, editors and guest contributors.
Last updated: 25 Feb 2009.