Designing with Concrete in the 21st Century

Some architects have defined their careers by combining this versatile construction material with modern design software
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By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
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Concrete has long been, and continues to be, a significant building material that provides a full range of structural, architectural, and sustainability options. The science and technology of concrete has advanced notably to allow for a range of uses and capabilities that have been proven in countless buildings as well as industrial and infrastructure projects. Combining these capabilities with advances in computerized building information modeling allows entire design teams to work together to achieve designs that are truly representative of 21st century thinking and possibilities. Further, the longevity of concrete means that these constructed designs will likely endure for generations to come.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a practicing architect, green building consultant, continuing education presenter, and prolific author engaged nationwide in advancing building performance through better design.


Vectorworks, Inc. is the developer of Vectorworks software, a line of industry-specific CAD and BIM solutions that help more than half a million design visionaries transform the world.


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Originally published in Architectural Record
Originally published in December 2016