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Yale School of Architecture Upgrades Computer Labs With ARCHICAD

San Francisco, CA - January 4, 1999

Yale University, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious centers of higher learning, has received 33 sites of ARCHICAD 6.0 for its newly-upgraded School of Architecture computer labs.

As part of an overall program to upgrade the CAD tools available to its students, the School of Architecture will add 17 new personal computers (NT and Macintosh) to its computer lab and will introduce the ARCHICAD 6.0 sites for the first time in January 1999.

Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern comments,"We look forward to developing and expanding our computer capabilities in 1999. Ultimately, we want students that are as adept as the computer and we view 3D computer-aided design as one of many important tools."

Visiting Yale Professor and Professor of Computer Programming at Southern Connecticut State University Robert Frew, who is supervising the lab upgrade, comments, "The students entering our Architectural programs now are much more capable. Yale is increasing the incorporation of digital technology into the architectural design studios with the addition of dozens of new personal computers and 2D/3D integrated CAD software programs including ARCHICAD."

"We are thrilled to be among the programs bringing the Yale School of Architecture's computer lab and design studios into the twenty-first century, said Tamás Hajas, president of Graphisoft U.S. "ARCHICAD will be the most fully-integrated, object-based CAD program available to students attending Yale."

Yale University was founded in 1701 and today is one of the world's leading centers for teaching and research. The undergraduate College and eleven graduate and professional schools, with a combined total of more than 10,000 students, study for thirty different degrees. A faculty of more than 2,400 men and women teach and administer programs across a remarkable range of disciplines in the sciences and engineering, the social sciences, the humanities, and the various learned professions.

That distinguished tradition of teaching and research is supported by a library of more than 10 million volumes, state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, galleries and collections which are among the finest in the world. For more information about the Yale School of Architecture, established as the Department of Architecture in 1916, please visit

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