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About Us: Our Mission  

Architosh ® is a publication of BritasMedia™ and is exclusively focused on being the number one vertical Web portal dedicated to Macintosh IT resources for CAD/3D/AEC students and professionals.

Architosh Mission Statement
BritasMedia's publishing mission with the Architosh Web site is to serve a worldwide audience of Macintosh-based CAD/3D and AEC professionals and students with market-leading information (IT) resources, news, reviews, and editorial and analysis products. Since 1999, Architosh has been the world's leading Mac CAD/3D/AEC portal—now serving over 25,000 unique readers monthly in more than 70 countries around the globe.
Architosh Strategy
To achieve this end Architosh is primarily focused on the following items:
• Provide extensive IT resources for Mac CAD/3D/AEC end users and developers
• Provide news, reviews, editorial and other content
• Establish and support AIWUG
• Reinforce the Apple and Macintosh Brands
• Provide supportive 'vertical' e-commerce facilities

Architosh is not officially endorsed or associated with Apple Computer Inc. 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, B.Arch.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, B.Arch., is the founder and editor of the award-winning Architosh.com Web site. Educated in Boston as an architect, he has been an architectural professional for over 18 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.

In addition to his consultancy, Anthony is an associate in the firm, Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, Inc, a leading design-oriented architectural practice in the Boston area, serving as Director of Information Technologies.

From 1997 - 2001 he has been a member of the Thesis Studio and History & Theory faculty at the Boston Architectural Center College of Architecture and Interior Design and a Thesis Advisor. He lives with Susan and their two children in the "illuminating" Brown University / Eastside neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, 50 minutes south of Boston.

Susan Hopper
Managing Partner/Research Editor

Susan took on an active role in Architosh in July of 2000. She serves Architosh with research, editorial assistance, writing, planning, and overall business strategy.

Susan received her MS degree from Simmons College, Boston.

Karen Popp
Associate Editor/Business Development Manager

Karen Popp joined Architosh.com as an Associate Business Development Manager in 2003. With over ten years of strategic sales and marketing experience, including lengthy experiences in developing business for industry publications and Web sites, such as CAD Systems and Cadence Magazine, Karen brings invaluable expertise to Architosh. Her role is to handle new corporate sponsorship and advertising programs and to help develop mutually beneficial partnerships and promotional opportunities for our corporate clients.

Additionally Karen serves editorial duties including pre/post exposition/conference research and writing, and content development strategies related to corporate sponsors.

For advertising and promotion inquires, please contact Karen directly at [email protected] or 415-460-1144. If you are need of additional assistance or e-Store opportunities please contact Anthony Frausto directly at: [email protected]

Akiko Ashley
Senior Associate Editor

Akiko Ashley has joined Architosh in 2003 as a Senior Associate Editor. She will be a regular contributor of 3D product reviews -- such as her recent Strata 3Dpro review feature article -- and other special features. 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.

Rick Bernstein
Senior Associate Editor

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 a Senior Associate Editor, Rick has begun what we hope will be a long writing career at Architosh with his feature Indepth article on formZ 4.1, by auto-des-sys, Inc.

Edward Arrington
Associate News Editor

Ed has joined Architosh.com in early 2004 as our new Associate News Editor. Additionally, Ed may contribute some programming/scripting experience to the site later this year. Ed is a graduate student in college in New York City focused on animation and media.

Kemper Smith
Intern Editor - Summer 2004

Kemper Smith is Architosh's first summer intern for 2004. Kemper is a fourth year college student in the architectural program at Mississippi State University, School of Architecture. You can visit his student website to view some of his work here. Kemper has begun his technical journalism with our 2004 National AIA Conference Exhibition Report and photo coverage here.


Last updated: 19 June 2004.

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