Teaching

April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]
August 21, 2009

Book Review – Light Plot Deconstructed

Full disclosure; Gregg Hilmar has been my friend in that late 20th/early 21st Century way of email and bulletin boards form many years. We have never […]
August 24, 2009

Book Review – “3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2009”

This week, I had the pleasure of reviewing Jonathan Pickup’s new volume “3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2009.” Jonathan, of Archoncad in New Zealand, is a world […]
September 11, 2009

Vectorworks 2010 – WooHoo!

Ok, I’m a nerd, and always excited about new software, especially if I’ve been playing with the new toys, ah, ahem, testing the software for many […]
September 15, 2009

Vectorworks Spotlight 2010 Getting Started Guides

So what did you do during your Summer vacation? Summer vacation, what Summer vacation? Much as I find Fall rejuvenating, I also find Summer vacation a […]
October 19, 2009

I wore this until…

…it was me. You can see the wear and tear from my undergraduate years. Since university, this button has been tucked away. Where it shall stay.
November 15, 2009

Milton Glaser Draws & Lectures

MILTON GLASER DRAWS & LECTURES from C. Coy on Vimeo. When I teach, I require a sketchbook. Doesn’t matter what I am teaching. I require my […]
November 16, 2009

Design Basics: The Color Wheel

In my initial post on color: Why Are You Afraid of Color? I touched on how I began to learn about color. Since we’re all faced […]
December 9, 2009

VectorNetWorking and everyday networking

Last night was the first meeting of the New Jersey Vectorworks Users group at the offices of Andrew Fethes Architects in Oradell, NJ (of course?!?!), a […]
February 10, 2010

8 Basic Vectorworks Layers

This post is based on a currently ongoing discussion on the Vectorworks Theatre Discussion e-Mailing List. I’m going to put most everything ‘below the fold’ here […]
February 23, 2010

65 Designers, no waiting

Cliff Kuang has an interesting post up at Fast Company on personality traits of designers. The Myers-Briggs personality test was taken by 65 designers, and skipping […]
February 28, 2010

A few good Vectorworks Downloads

For a long time we have had a section on the main site for downloads. The intent has always been to post some of our standard […]
March 29, 2010

5D@USITT

At the root of what we do is storytelling. Whether we are working on a dramatic film or theatrical piece or a trade show booth, museum […]