Portland Home Design Business Receives Technology Makeover

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Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. are proud recipients of a major technology makeover sponsored by Autodesk and Lenovo, comprising new workstations, software, training and office upgrade.

We have always been at the forefront of innovation in technology as well as home design

Popular Portland, Oregon based home design firm Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. (AMDA) are proud recipients of a major technology makeover sponsored by Autodesk and Lenovo. Comprising new state-of-the-art workstations, cutting-edge 3D design software and extensive training and support provided by Ideate, Inc. — the surprise makeover has enabled AMDA to immediately pass along the benefits to clients.

“We have always been at the forefront of innovation in technology as well as home design,” said Alan Mascord, president of AMDA. “It’s been difficult to keep the office up to date in this tough economy— we are really excited about the new services we can now offer our clients and are extremely grateful for this opportunity to redefine our capabilities. We were shocked but delighted.”

In addition to streamlining existing workflows and improving the delivery of designs and construction document packages, AMDA plans to leverage the new innovations in mobile technology, design visualization and building analysis to aid clients. Homeowners, builders, realtors, and developers will be able to take advantage of new services such as home energy analysis, photo realistic interior renderings, and even real time visualizations and real world physical ‘3D printed’ models.

“Helping our customers achieve and maintain a competitive advantage is one of our top priorities,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president of AutoCAD Products at Autodesk. “This Technology Makeover has given Mascord the ability to do things they never thought possible, and are already seeing positive results with clients. This makeover has also been a big morale booster for the Mascord employees, and we are thrilled to have been a part of this company’s transformation.”

About Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc.
Since 1983, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. has been designing custom homes, stock home plans, and providing marketing and technical support to homebuilders nationwide. By balancing architectural perfection with the need to be practical, award-winning home designer Alan Mascord has assembled a creative team with the talent to identify trends in American home styles and the skills to translate them into designs that are beautiful, efficient and easy to build. Mascord’s designs have gained national attention gracing the covers of magazines such as Builder, Better Homes & Gardens® and House Beautiful.

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