Maria Klemperer-Johnson is not your typical carpenter. Formally trained in computer science, she left the academic world to pursue a career in the trades. After realizing the lack of women in woodworking, she founded the Hammerstone School of Carpentry for Women.
A longtime member of the SketchUp community, Fred Bartels is an educator, builder, artist, and maker. Influenced by Seymour Papert and other education visionaries, Bartels saw a promising future for SketchUp in the classroom.
Early exposure to software and technology was hard to find in some areas of Campinas, Brazil... until Isabella Giacomin and Lais Tatagiba -- two of our Trimble colleagues in Brazil -- decided to change that.
Ed. Note: We’ve long been fans of Matthew Nicholls and his incredibly honed SketchUp chops that have been put to use modeling THE ENTIRE CITY OF ANCIENT ROME! Below, Matthew takes you through his modeling processes and talks about an exciting new MOOC he has created and that almost 10,000 people have signed up for so far. This is solid gold, folks.
For nearly 150 years, Virginia Tech has stood as a beacon of innovation within the higher learning community. Nestled in the rolling hills of Blacksburg, Virginia, this institution was built on the idea that collaboration, ingenuity, and invention can improve all of our lives.
Each semester, Professor Joaquin Lorda assigns a supplemental project that asks students to explore classical architectural methodologies, while iterating upon those prolific traditions. Students work in small teams, employing elements from Late Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Gothic, Mexican, Spanish and other time-honored styles, into collaborative architectural models limited only by imagination and processor speeds. We asked Professor Lorda and students Álvaro Martínez Alcalde Tejerina and