Studio Drake returns to Archicad

Set up in October 2020, Studio Drake is going from strength to strength and has taken on a number of projects, from small extensions to a development of seven dwellings. The studio’s philosophy is to try to push people to think differently, and primarily designs residential buildings and extensions with a sustainable focus. Why Archicad? Steve Drake of Studio Drake explains how an... more

Simon Mack Architecture Makes the Switch

Based in Henley-on-Thames, Simon Mack Architecture was established nine years ago. The studio specialises in contemporary residential design for new builds, home extensions and renovations. Why Archicad? Simon had been using Autocad for 15 years, but that meant drawing in 2D and then re-doing presentations in 3D. The studio enjoy making  presentations exciting for clients and they... more

Graphisoft releases Archicad 25

Graphisoft has released Archicad 25, delivering design tool improvements, enhanced design workflows and significant productivity improvements to its core design processes. Available on both PC and Mac operating systems this latest version includes: Collaboration improvements, including a new native Survey Point tool, improved interoperability with Revit and Solibri, and... more

Unsworth Architects make the switch to Archicad

Tim Unsworth set up Norwich-based Unsworth Architects in 2018. Specialising in listed building extensions and conversions, Tim works alongside a team of freelance architects and technicians and has recently made the switch to using Archicad. Unsworth Architects on making the switch Tim explained that he had been using Autodesk software - namely Revit and Autocad. Prior to setting up... more

Maber – Education and Skills Funding Agency

Established in 1983, Maber is an award-winning practice with offices in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, London and Birmingham. Transforming three secondary schools for 21st century education Secondary education is a fundamental time of life, however those who also have to endure this time in a decaying and poorly insulated building, this can only add unnecessary pressure and stress for... more

Constructive Thinking refurbish Hallmark Hotels

Constructive Thinking was contracted to refurbish several of Hallmark Hotels’ properties. Not content with standard refurb workflows, the practice devised an ingenious, time-saving process to speed up the project and dramatically cut revenue loss for Hallmark. Constructive Thinking use Archicad to speed up the refurbish process With Hallmark’s hotels spanning a vast range of... more

Brunel University – Penoyre & Prasad

Award-winning, London-based studio Penoyre & Prasad were asked to design a new Learning and Teaching Centre for Brunel University in London, to encourage peer-to-peer and team-oriented learning. Brunel University: Designing flexible learning spaces fit for the future The original Brunel University Lecture Centre, designed by Richard Sheppard and John Stillman, was completed in... more

HLM – University of Sheffield Social Sciences Building

HLM Architects won a competitive bid by offering a remarkable design in reply to a brief to create a world-class facility for the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Social Sciences. HLM design a world-class building for academic excellence Making up over a third of the total student population with 11,000 in the sector, The University of Sheffield holds the Faculty of Social... more

Lafferty Architects’ Zurich House

Approached by client Aviva Ireland in 2015, Lafferty Architects were presented with a brief to design a Grade A office building to the highest architectural and environmental standards. Lafferty delivers bright and flexible office space as part of redevelopment Zurich House was redeveloped as part of a masterplan to upgrade and improve the Blackrock Estate in a village location on the... more

Construction Computing Awards 2020

The Construction Computing Awards (also known as The Hammers) showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Results are determined by Construction Computing Magazine reader votes and decisions by a panel... more