BrightBuilt Barn, designed in ArchiCAD, wins LEED award for innovation

BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2010 – The BrightBuilt Barn – an innovative “net zero” home that needs no furnace, is easy to repair/upgrade, and is designed to last for centuries – has won a major innovation award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Designed in ArchiCAD, the highly acclaimed BrightBuilt Barn was selected for the 2009 LEED for Homes Innovative Project Award “because it brings to life a vision of an evolved future for the homebuilding industry, and effectively employs a smaller, replicable, flexible prefabricated design that succeeds in re-imagining the look and feel of ‘home,’ while keeping upfront costs low and long-term operational costs to an absolute minimum,” said the USGBC. The home was designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects in ArchiCAD Building Information Modeling (BIM) software from GRAPHISOFT. Bensonwood Homes built the home, and principals of the companies accepted the award recently at GreenBuild, the annual USGBC conference.

Read more here … http://www.graphisoft.com/community/press_zone/brighbuiltbarn.html

Awards for Graphisoft EcoDesigner product, Urban Trees (ArchiCAD user)

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner gets “HAMMERED” – Environment Wins

Budapest, December 16

GRAPHISOFT has received the Environmental Product of the Year award for its EcoDesigner product at the annual Construction Computing Magazine awards held in London on November 19. Known as “THE HAMMERS,” the awards are now in their fourth year and are widely regarded as the industry’s leading accolade. This year, over 7,500 votes in 21 categories were received from the readers of Construction Computing Magazine.

Read more here:
http://www.graphisoft.com/community/press_zone/ecodesigner-hammered.html

Award-Winning ‘Urban Trees’ Development Rejuvenates Seattle Block

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2009

Architects have transformed a blighted Seattle lot into an award-winning commercial/residential complex featuring flexible “live-work” units, green design, and a plaza on which pedestrians and cars can coexist.

Designed with ArchiCAD building information modeling (BIM) software from Graphisoft, Urban Trees is a winner of an AIA Seattle “Future Shack” award recognizing progressive solutions for urban living.

Read more here:
http://www.graphisoft.com/community/press_zone/urban-tree-seattle.html

Architosh Talks to Viktor Varkonyi, CEO Graphisoft

Architosh Talks to Viktor Varkonyi, CEO Graphisoft
by Anthony Frausto-Robledo LEED AP

Viktor Varkonyi, CEO Graphisoft

At Build Boston 2009 Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Graphisoft, sat down with Architosh to talk about ArchiCAD 13. The keynote speaker that morning at a Boston area architects BIM forum, Varkonyi explained that his company’s latest Building Information Modeling (BIM) software has changed the game in terms of what is possible with collaboration in architectural practice.

Read the article:
http://architosh.com/2009/12/architosh-talks-to-viktor-varkonyi-ceo-graphisoft/