Parallax Panel Discussion Next Week

For anyone who might be interested, Parallax Team will be participating in a panel discussion next Wednesday, March 24 at 11 PT (2 ET). It is being hosted by two Dynamo user groups- Dynamaniacs of Calgary (DoC) and Dynamaniacs of Edmonton (DoE).

The topic is on the “real” benefits of adopting and using Dynamo and coding within an AEC firm. We plan to talk a bit about FOREground, which is the site/landscape tool set that we have been developing for Revit. (more images and gifs can be found on twitter:

Link below to register:

‘BIM There, Done That’ on LAM

This month’s issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine has a new article out, “BIM There, Done That,” which focuses on Meghan Quinn from Office of Cheryl Barton who seems to have some pretty solid Revit experience.

It is a good follow-up to their first article last year, “The Limits of BIM“. And it is certainly refreshing to read about a landscape architect with a can-do attitude about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture. Though I was admittedly surprised by a few statements throughout the article.

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BIM in Practice: HOK

This is part of the Landscape Architecture + BIM in Practice series, which features landscape architects using BIM within professional practice.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with 24 offices across the US, UK, UAE, Canada, India and China. With about 1,800 people worldwide, HOK currently employs about 100 landscape architects, urban planners and urban designers.

I recently spoke with Brandon Hartz, a registered senior landscape architect based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Out of about 100 people at HOK’s D.C. office, there are 10 people within the planning group, including six landscape architects. This team frequently collaborates with HOK’s New York and Atlanta offices and does work in the Middle East with the firm’s Dubai office.

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BIM in Practice: OLIN

This is part of the Landscape Architecture + BIM in Practice series, which features landscape architects using BIM within professional practice.

OLIN is a landscape architecture and urban design firm. Founded in 1979 by Laurie Olin, the firm has an integrated design approach with a focus on the landscape.

With their main office in Philadelphia, OLIN currently employs around 65 people. They also have two smaller offices in Los Angles and Taiwan. Though based out of the United States, OLIN has worked on numerous international projects, including the UK, India, and China

I spoke with three landscape architects that have been involved with BIM at OLIN: Jessica Henson, Senior Landscape Architect, Chris Hanley, Partner and Director of Technology, and Richard Roark, Partner. They were able to tell me a little bit about what BIM tools they utilize, how they have implemented BIM, and what they envision for the future of BIM in landscape architecture.

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