Nemetschek Vectorworks Announces Dates for 2015 Art in Architecture Webinars

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Continuing Education Webinar Series Offers Opportunities to Earn AIA LUs

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This webinar series is more than just an art history course. It puts architecture into context by examining the world in which it was built.

Great architecture is influenced not only by a designer’s creative visions but also by the social, economic, political and technological advancements of their time period. That’s why Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is excited to announce the next episodes of its Art in Architecture webinar series, a Continuing Education program that explores great movements in the history of design through the lens of some of the world’s most celebrated designers.

“This webinar series is more than just an art history course. It puts architecture into context by examining the world in which it was built,” says series host Steve Alden, AIA, architect at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “And by learning how the past impacts design, everybody watching can perhaps find some inspiration for their next project.”

Following each Art in Architecture webinar, viewers can choose to take an associated Continuing Education quiz to receive 1 Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Learn more about upcoming episodes below:

  •     March 12, 2:00 p.m. EDT: “Atomic Architecture in America: 1945-1965”

For two decades after the end of World War II, experimentation in architecture and design led to the creation of a stylistic lexicon where structures defied gravity, cars flew and buildings resembled lunar landers. Learn about architects and designers like William Pereira, Albert Frey and many others, as well as the influence of the atomic age on creativity. Register for this free webinar at http://www3.vectorworks.net/AtomicArchitecture.

  •     May 14, 2:00 p.m. EDT: “Four Japanese Architects You Should Know: Kenzō Tange, Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito and Tadao Ando”

These four architects share a cultural heritage that views the built environment through a distinct lens, placing high value on emotion, experience, introspection and harmony. Discover how Japan’s long history has shaped the philosophy and creative output of these architects and how their personal journeys unfold in unexpected ways.

  •     July 9, 2:00 p.m. EDT: “The Art Nouveau Movement and its Influence on Architecture: Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh”

This webinar looks at the lives and legacies of two Art Nouveau masters. While distinctly different in their responses to the Arts and Crafts movement, both Horta and Mackintosh made important contributions to European architecture that are universally acknowledged.

For more information about the Art in Architecture webinar series and to stay updated about future topics, email usmarketing(at)vectorworks(dot)net.

About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is the developer of Vectorworks software, a line of industry-specific CAD and BIM solutions that allow designers to easily capture, develop and communicate their ideas with accuracy and efficiency. With more than half a million users around the world, Vectorworks software is a global leader in 3D design technologies for the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries. Nemetschek Vectorworks was founded in 1985 and has been a part of The Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2000. For more information, visit http://www.vectorworks.net.

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