Success Stories

GRAPHISOFT is proud to announce that The Architectural Review and The Architects' Journal have named Sandra Barclay 2018's "Architect of the Year" for her work on Peru's Museo de Sitio de Paracas, designed by ARCHICAD client Barclay & Crousse. The museum was built on the ruins of its predecessor, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2007. The judges lauded the building's simplicity and strength in a challenging context. "The architects responded to the lack of context with a design that is both robust and simple, yet powerful, and even its man-made imperfection adds value to the building."


"Over the course of three decades, Andrew Patterson has forged a reputation as a confident designer of striking buildings with great presence. His practice's portfolio is replete with distinctive projects. Patterson buildings do not just assert their difference against the designs of the architect's peers; they are also highly differentiated from each other." ARCHICAD users will know him best as the visionary behind the ARCHICAD 20 signature building, the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Congratulations to Andrew Patterson, for winning the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal!


"While the typical approach is to treat BIM software as simply the latest means for documenting design, Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei is channeling the latest capabilities of ARCHICAD — the dominant BIM software in Japan, as well as Central and Eastern Europe — to develop an entirely new design process." Learn how Nikken Sekkei uses a data-driven, tech-oriented approach to not only enhance the quality of their designs, but also to apply design thinking to architectural practice.


GRAPHISOFT has released another user case study video, shot during the Key Client Conference in Kyoto earlier this year. This interview was conducted with Frank Hasling Pedersen, Architect, IT and BIM manager of Denmark-based Schønherr A/S, a landscape design firm.


ARCHICAD 21's iconic signature building is Sydney University's new Charles Perkins Centre. The firm behind the Charles Perkins Centre, fjmt, is a multidisciplinary design studio and one of the region’s foremost and awarded architecture and urban design practices. Now owning 97 ARCHICAD licenses, fjmt was at the forefront of the industry in Australia, introducing desktop CAD and PDF workflows in the 1990s. A project the size of the Charles Perkins Centre comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities.


Learn how GRAPHISOFT grew from a small company in what was then the Eastern Bloc to a world-leading design software company that has grown with the success of its flagship product, ARCHICAD. TheB1M.com traveled to Hungary recently to shoot a short documentary about GRAPHISOFT's history and vision for growth beyond the borders of Hungary.


BUDAPEST, July 14, 2015 – GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, is pleased to announce that GRAPHISOFT Brazil has inked a deal with Fernandes Arquitetos Associados (FAA), one of Brazil’s major architecture firms and the only Brazilian firm responsible for designing two 2014 World Cup arenas..

“Following one month of work by our BIM Manager, and a discussion of the results with the team, we concluded that ARCHICAD, in addition to having a price closer to our reality, was also much closer to everything we had always looked for in a BIM tool. With a very positive technical evaluation and competitive cost, it was relatively easy to make the decision to migrate to ARCHICAD,” Fernandes said.


Find out from Sylla International, an international firm founded in 1989 and based in Tampa, Florida. This former Bentley client made the switch in 2014 and never looked back.


Christophe Ouhayoun and Nicolas Ziesel founded Koz Architects in 1999 with the goal of developing expressive and cheerful architecture, founded on discussion, experimentation and “creative democracy,” open to any situation that drives social and environmental innovations ever further.


480 Hay Street, Perth is a $500 million mixed-use redevelopment offering a luxurious 5 star Westin hotel, office, retail and dining space options for locals and visitors alike. The project, managed by BPi, is the first of its kind in Australia to adopt a true Open BIM approach.