This week, Architosh released its BEST of SHOW awards and runners-up from the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia this year. We’re proud to announce that A360 won the BEST of SHOW award in the mobile category.
The awards highlight excellence, innovation, and emergent paths for technologies that support the architectural practice. There were five award categories, as listed below:
- Mobile Category Award
- Emergent Technology Award
- Innovation Category Award
- BIM Category Award
- Desktop Category Award
Architosh describes the mobile award category winners as, acknowledging both new or mature mobile software or hardware solutions exhibited or seen at the AIA convention, as measured by: implementation quality, acceleration of quality of solution, quality of attack on addressing ‘pain points’ in practice (specifically field-based), and the solution’s ability to run on the Apple iOS platform.
Pete Evans at AIA described a few standout reasons why A360 won this award:
“…We are awarding A360 in the mobile category because such mobile plus cloud solutions offer the coveted anywhere, any device access end users seek. Cloud based collaboration platforms like A360 aim to solve arguably one of the biggest challenges in the building industry—finding the single source of truth. As practicing architects, we know the frustration personally because it is most demanded of in the field.”
Frausto-Robledo at AIA and LEED AP asserts that A360 offers a democratized approach to toolchains and data formats by supporting everything from SketchUp files to Rhino to IFC to OBJ to DWG and more.
In addition to A360 winning BEST of SHOW in the mobile category, two other Autodesk products, betas, and technologies were received honors, including:
- Autodesk/AIA DDx 2030 API – BEST of SHOW, BIM Category Award
- Autodesk Project Fractal – Honorable Mention, Emergent Technology Award