The following post was written by Haley Nelson, an attendee of an AIAS West Workshop who happily provided us with a thorough review of what ended up being a surprising and welcome foray into technology, as she puts it “of the future”.

Thanks to a summer internship that used ARCHICAD exclusively, I had become “conversational” in ARCHICAD and had since made it my go-to drafting software for my graduate architecture studies at the University of Oregon.

Having attended software workshops in the past, I recalled how common it was for workshop leaders to emphasize the ways in which their software could nurture and elevate the creative process, touting features such as “parametric design compatibility” and “top-of-the-line 3D rendering”. My expectations of the ARCHICAD…

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