Image credit: Courtesy of Antoine Predock Architect PC

2018 Vectorworks Design Summit to Deliver Two Can’t-Miss Keynotes

Architect Antoine Predock and Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar to headline event

Columbia, Md. (June 7, 2018)—Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. reveals its two can’t-miss keynotes during the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit: Antoine Predock, architect at Antoine Predock Architect, and Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. Vectorworks invites professionals, educators and students in the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries to attend the fourth annual event, which will take place November 4 to 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz.

Led by Sarkar, the “Vectorworks CEO keynote” will take place on Monday, November 5 at 9 a.m. Sarkar will focus on the company’s strategic vision and direction regarding current trends and future technology. Additionally, attendees will get a closer look at the new technologies in the latest software version, Vectorworks 2019, from the research and development leaders that made them possible.

“Unlike our competition that develops products for a single industry, we have the advantage of being able to innovate across multiple industries and serve a broad array of designers. This gives us an advantage in that we can see and embrace innovations that they cannot,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Year after year, the Vectorworks Design Summit is the best place to learn how Vectorworks has advanced and to get up and running with our latest technology.”

On Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m., Predock will deliver the second keynote, titled “Site Specificity and the Aura of Globalization.” His speech will educate attendees on how they must tune into the context of the people and vibe of a place and how the connection to those conditions can lead to unbelievable things in design. Predock will share his experience balancing the physical and digital sides of design. Predock will also talk about his wide-ranging projects, from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is now featured on the Canadian ten dollar bill, to the Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), a College of Media and Communications, to the Luxe Lake Gateway and Art Center in Chengdu, China. A Vectorworks user for 25 years, Predock will explain how the software played a role in these projects.

In addition to these two inspiring keynotes, the conference will include 90+ industry sessions and workshops, one-on-one tech support, networking events and hands-on training. Multiple sessions will offer continuing education credits.

Secure your spot at the ultimate training event and register today by visiting vectorworks.net/design-summit.

Press can register for free by emailing Vectorworks Senior Communications Manager Lisa Lance at [email protected]

Join the Summit conversation by following and engaging with #VectorworksDesignSummit.

About Antoine Predock

Antoine Predock and his team have planned more than 100 buildings and projects, including Austin City Hall and The Turtle Creek House in Texas, San Diego Padres Petco Park, Stanford University Center for Integrative Studies and The Ohio State University Student Activity and Recreation Center, among others. His firm’s work has been featured in more than 60 exhibitions, 250-plus books, over 1,000 journal and newspaper articles, as well as films such as “Gattaca.” He was also featured on “Good Morning America” as a “Green Architect.” Antoine has been honored with more than 100 national and regional design awards including an AIA Gold Medal in 2006. He also was a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and is a Fellow of the AIA, RIBA and RAIC and was a William Kinne Fellow at Columbia University.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM solutions provider serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we've been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury, England and London, England, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

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