🗞️ AEC/tech Newsletter #20

👋🏼 Hi there! The AEC/tech Newsletter supplements the TRXL Podcast to fill in the details of what’s happening in the AEC/tech landscape. Happy reading.

This week's headlines:

Procreating a Dream-scape

On November 22nd, Procreate will release Procreate Dreams, a revolutionary new animation (read: storytelling) app for iPad priced at $20. Read more.

TAP Grant program

The TAP Grant Program by the American Institute of Architects funds proposals up to $10,000 that use emerging AEC technology to solve architectural challenges and improve firms. Read more.

Veras AI rendering app updated

EvolveLab updated Veras, their AI rendering app, to include "Refine Mode" which lets designers quickly adjust specific areas of their image using natural language prompting. Read more.

New app coming to convert images to 3d models

Polilayer is a new AI tool that turns images into 3D models for architecture. It simplifies the process from 2D to 3D by creating clean CAD layers in 3d space. Read more.

Proving Ground launches new weekly workflow blog series

Proving Ground launched "Weekly Workflow" - a blog series that shares tips to streamline digital design and building operations processes. Read more.

Don't miss the latest TRXL podcast episodes

128: ‘Space Architecture’, with Daniel Inocente
A conversation with Daniel Inocente.
Daniel Inocente joins the podcast to talk about the field of space architecture, his experience working at firms including SOM, HKS, Gehry Partners, and NASA that informed his pedagogic approach in architectural education and addressing the challenges to bridge the gap between practice and academia, digital tools used for design from mixed use projects to high rises to space architecture, and much more.
129: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, with Jeff Echols
A conversation with Jeff Echols.
Jeff Echols of Shadow Partners joins the podcast to talk about the larger topic of innovation in the built environment and how it should focus on outcomes for people, whether it's employees, clients, or inhabitants of buildings. We also talk about how technology and tools are augmenting designers to solve problems to ultimately achieve those outcomes, how leaders should focus on creating a culture of innovation to address pain points and set themselves apart from commoditization in the industry, and more.