VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC

The imagination to design. A commitment to form, function and sustainability, balanced by a deep knowledge of the building process delivers timeless design and enduring structures.

Technology in Construction – How Far We Have Come

At first, there was a rope and pulley system and then machinery. Now, there is drone technology. A recent study reported 26% of construction professionals are using drone technology or plan to use it by 2020. Of those who currently use drone technology, Georgia Tech indicates that job efficiency improves

Fundamentals of Daylight Design

Designing Spaces with Light in Mind Daylight is dynamic. Daylight design plays a vital role in reducing glare, improving energy efficiency, and providing human-centric benefits. Lighting and light control impact almost every aspect of a building’s design. It can easily enhance and have a positive impact on a building’s environment

(VIDEO) 4 Reasons an AEC Firm Uses Drones

Drones and the AEC Industry  The popularity of drones for architecture, engineering, and construction projects cannot be denied. Drones are invaluable for preventing mistakes, tracking data, and delivering cost-effective & flexible project management. In fact, drones can decrease the cost of construction by eliminating errors, reducing material waste, and decreasing

A Look at 7 Incredible Feats in Modern Construction History

Throughout history, there have been many incredible feats of construction. From the building of the pyramids to the mysterious construction of Stonehenge, one-of-a-kind structures have come to life in different time periods that still impress us today. These marvels of the modern world deserve to be recognized for their size,

Urban Planning – Creating a Culturally Diverse Experience

Urban planning trends are constantly changing. Cities and suburbs grow, adjust, and update based on the needs and wants of the population. Syracuse is no different; it continues to see a growing interest in living downtown with an occupancy rate hovering well over 95%. Our fully integrated design-build team is

4 Tips to Enhance Visibility of Your Office or Building

It is a common mistake when designing for a new commercial space to overlook the design of the exterior of your building. Focusing on updating your office space to fit your growing needs or improving your store layout to better attract customers is definitely important, but overlooking your building’s exterior

5 Game-Changing Materials to Create a Better Way to Build and Design

The design-build and construction industry is always evolving. Both processes and the materials that go into those processes are constantly being evaluated to create more effective and efficient outcomes. “Super materials” have multifunctional traits, meaning they can give a building the power to clean the environment, repair itself, and much

A Look at Office Space Design Through the Years

Many of us spend so much time in an office environment that we hardly give a thought to the assumptions and planning that went into its design. Most of us are so caught up in the daily grind that we probably don’t think about how the environment might be impacting

Innovative Use of Building Materials in Construction

The world of building construction may seem to outsiders like a world in which fundamental principles that have worked for so long still continue to function without much change. Buildings are designed, built and enjoyed. But clearly that’s just the surface of what’s happening in the fascinating world of architecture

3D Printing in Architecture and the Future of Construction Printing

Much like the mainstream introduction of Building Information Model (BIM), 3D printing in architecture is very much in an infancy stage. Architects, designers, and engineers around the world are collectively seeing the potential for 3D printing in construction. With 3D prototypes, case studies, and scaled models growing in value, the

Benefits of Pre-engineered Buildings (PEBs)

Pre-engineered buildings, or PEBs, are a popular method of construction not only in the United States but across the globe. Market analysts predict the PEB market to grow at a CAGR of 12% through 2020. The key drivers of growth in PEBs over the past decade lie somewhat in e-commerce

4 Trends to Watch in Architecture

U.S. cities are growing fast – and a consolidating population has driven changes in the field of architecture. In cities like Syracuse, urbanization is changing the face of the community, encouraging people to shop and work much closer to where they live. There is a general trend towards cities encouraging

6 Factors to Consider When Hiring an Architecture, Engineering or Construction Firm

The process of searching for, deciding upon, and hiring an architecture, engineering, or construction firm for your next building project is a large undertaking. It likely involves multiple levels of decision-makers, resources, and considerable time. As detailed in past blog post titled 4 Reasons to Use an Integrated Design-Build Firm,

What is BIM? | Architecture Firm in Syracuse, NY

Building information modeling (BIM) is a 3D design tool that helps architecture, engineering, and construction firms transform the way projects are designed and constructed by collaborating on decisions early in the planning phase. A building information model is a digital representation of the building that can be manipulated in real-time.