Archive for March, 2014

Cool Spaces! A New Show for Architecture Fans

March 27, 2014
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Cool Spaces! host Stephen Chung talks to architect Frank Gehry.

Next week, an exciting new TV series, Cool Spaces! The Best of New Architecture, will premiere on PBS, taking viewers deep inside the process of making architectural designs a reality. Hosted by Boston architect and educator, Stephen Chung, Cool Spaces! offers viewers an insider’s look at the creation of some of the best public spaces in America and all the challenges along the way, from design to completion.

Bluebeam was fortunate enough to speak with Stephen, who shared the inspiration behind the show’s creation: “The reason I wanted to make the show was to get people excited about the world of architecture. But part of the problem with contemporary design is that it can be hard to understand what it’s about. People see a crazy form and don’t get it. That’s where the show comes in. As an architect myself, I take viewers on a journey to discover what a building is all about. Along the way, we meet all of the people involved in its creation: the client, the design team and the end users. Viewers will come away from the show with a real understanding of each featured building.”

Each hour-long episode will focus on cutting-edge, contemporary spaces that push the boundaries of design. The first episode will showcase three performance spaces, the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Missouri and the Barclays Center in New York. We’ll also meet the amazing design teams behind these creations and learn about what makes each project so special. We’ve seen a sneak peek, and trust us – you won’t want to miss it! Episodes will air nationally on PBS beginning on April 1, but as each public television affiliate sets its own air date schedule, be sure to check your local listing for exact stations, dates and times.

Until next time,


Denim Day at Bluebeam

March 17, 2014

Friday was Denim Day at Bluebeam, meaning it was time to don our finest denim duds from head to toe. Bluebeamers were sporting the best in denim-on-denim looks, such as jeans, denim shirts and skirts and “denim tuxedos.” A few of us even went reaching way back into our closets to find those oldies but goodies like denim jackets and acid-wash jeans. It was truly a sight to behold! Rather than explain any further, I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves. 🙂

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A few of our Pasadena office folks in their Denim Day finest. Don’t they
look grand?


Carissa rocks a full length denim ensemble.


Jared looks distinguished in blue.


Michelle keeps it classy with a denim tuxedo.


Will is the epitome of sophistication in his denim tux.


Jeremy contemplates greatness as he sports a
rolled up, casual look.

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Katie and Stan are ready for martini’s shaken, not stirred, in their
denim tuxes.

Until next time,


Vote for Bluebeam in the Architzer A+ Awards!

March 5, 2014


We’re proud to announce that Bluebeam is a finalist in the Products +Apps category for the Architizer A+ Public Choice Awards! This award recognizes the best of architecture and design worldwide in 60 categories, so we’re very excited to be among the five finalists in our category.

Winners are determined by online public voting, and we need your help to win! Just visit the website and click on our entry to vote for us. Voting is now open through March 21, so please show your love for Bluebeam today!

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