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Nemetschek Vectorworks Presents: Purpose-Driven Design

Join Nemetschek Vectorworks Episode No.7 for an examination of the work of several architects who are designing with genuine purpose and a commitment to sustainability.

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The presentation will take place on September 10th 2015 by Steve Alden, AIA, Architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks. To get registered for this webinar, click here.

Architectural design begins with a desire to fulfill a client’s specific needs. But what if the design also needs to address the aspirations of an entire civilization? Today, the challenges of managing resources, population growth, changing climate, and economic disparity all impact the purpose of architecture.

Technological advances bring increased power to the design process, and contemporary architects are viewing the world through a wider lens than ever before.

01 - The image was designed by SPG Architects with Vectorworks Architect software. All rights reserved.

01 – The image was designed by SPG Architects with Vectorworks Architect software. All rights reserved.

They want to contribute real and meaningful solutions that improve the lives of those touched by their work while ensuring the long-term stability of the environment. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discover why today’s designers choose to take a broader approach to their creative solutions by considering the social impact of what they build.
  • Examine how students in design programs are responding to, and influenced by, important sustainability initiatives.
  • Identify how technological advancements in design software and construction methodology help achieve better building performance.
  • Investigate the work of several practitioners who have made a commitment to purpose-driven design.

The conversation can be joined on social media, using #DiscussDesign.

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