GRAPHISOFT Forges Partnership with Leading Madrid Architecture School
BUDAPEST, March 20, 2012 – GRAPHISOFT, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, has announced that the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) will install more than 400 ARCHICAD 15 licenses.
GRAPHISOFT Spain will train the university’s educators, who in turn will begin training the students on the use of the award-winning architectural software.
Architecture & design students and teachers are entitled to receive the fully-functional education version of ARCHICAD for free. Students and teachers are entitled to 1-year free education licenses of ARCHICAD after showing proof of their education status. In addition, architectural schools and academic institutions are entitled to equip their computer labs with the free academic version of ARCHICAD. Given that BIM is the fastest-growing trend in the AEC design industry, GRAPHISOFT took the lead in developing the first, full-fledged BIM curriculum to support the university education of BIM to students. As a result, the number of universities taking advantage of this opportunity has grown as well. Since GRAPHISOFT began offering free software to students, teachers, and universities through www.myarchicad.com, students are better-equipped to start their careers armed with the knowledge and practical skills they gain through the study of Building Information Modeling.
The Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) is the leading school of architecture of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. It prepares future architects and grants the title of Architect, as well as doctorates and diverse master degrees. ETSAM is considered by many professionals of the sector as the best in Spain and one of the best world-wide.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for lightweight access to BIM for non-professionals. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.