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.

Aligning Goals & Objectives – 3 Best Practices/Common Mistakes

In an ever-evolving and challenging industry, it is important to work hard to meet business goals and objectives on an ongoing basis. There are several impactful factors (i.e., employees, company culture, and reputation) that play a major role in the success of a firm and this holds true in AEC

How to Implement BIM in an AEC Firm

Building information modeling (BIM) has transformed the design-build industry over the last decade. This 3D design tool helps architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms transform the way projects are designed and constructed by collaborating on decisions early in the planning phase. When used to its full potential, BIM can decrease

The Evolution of Interior Design  – 4 Trends with Staying Power

The days of people sitting in cubicles all day are waning. Office environments have made tremendous strides in reinventing themselves to keep pace with market demands. The idea is to create spaces within the work environment that are stimulating, innovative and energizing places to be. Work environments are infusing company

BRANDING – IT’S IMPORTANT EVEN IN THE AEC WORLD

Every year, new trends emerge for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms. The market changes too quickly for any AEC firm to sit back, relax, and watch the world pass by. The latest AEC trends include integrated marketing and branding techniques, utilizing big data, and increasing recruiting efforts. Our marketing

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