Russian CAD Design Competition Winner Rocks Out in Budapest


Olga Khamatgalieva, winner of the 2010 Best ArchiCAD Student Project held in Russia last Spring, recently visited Budapest to meet ArchiCAD developers at GRAPHISOFT headquarters and to rock out at the Sziget Festival, one of Europe’s largest music festivals. Olga, a fourth-year student at Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don, won the competition with her university library design.

“The trip to Budapest was unforgettable!” said Olga, whose visit to GRAPHISOFT and the Sziget Festival was captured on video. “I met with ArchiCAD developers, people from the modeling department, technical support, as well as people responsible for software distribution.”

The student competition was organized by the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and supported by GRAPHISOFT. More than 170 student projects arrived from 22 cities across Russia, Ukraine, and Armenia, with the majority of projects created with ArchiCAD. The main goals of the competition were to:

  • increase the use of CAD in the learning process and expand the community of CAD users;
  • create opportunities for sharing experiences with CAD software;
  • identify the best building designs created with CAD software; and
  • assess the level of expertise among CAD specialists in the Russian AEC industry.

“I would like to thank GRAPHISOFT for the opportunity to visit Budapest,” Olga said. “The experience was invaluable and helped me set new goals in my future career as an architect,” she added.

The contest was organized by the representative office in Russia and CIS countries and supported by GRAPHISOFT Partners in the region:

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