Here are the Semifinalists for the 2021 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition

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Here are the Semifinalists for the 2021 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition


BIMSMITH 1/5/2022

COMPETITION UPDATE: Here are the official winners of the 2021 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition.


The 2021 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition has officially come to a close.

This year's competition was full of submissions that reflect the fun, creativity, and talent of the BIMsmith community. On behalf of the entire team at BIMsmith, we thank everyone who participated.

Our judges had a tremendous time reviewing all of the entries, and although it was a difficult decision, they eventually arrived at a consensus for this year's ten semifinalists. These semifinalists will be narrowed down by our judging panel to three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place). These final winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 12, 2021. All semifinalists will also have the opportunity to have their Revit families posted on BIMsmith Market for public download.

Congratulations to all the participants represented by these entries, and good luck in the final round of the 2021 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland competition!

Holiday Railings

Creator: Simon Yew
Company: VIA Architecture

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Simon Yew created a variety of holiday-themed ornamental railings, from trellises to candy canes and holiday figures. "I find railing doesn't get much love in Revit," Simon said in his submission.


Advent Calendar

Creator: Allison Harper
Company: Hord Coplan Macht


Allison Harper submitted an Advent Calendar that spells out "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the reverse of each day of December leading up to Christmas. The judges appreciated the lack of cookies and milk on the "after" photo from December 25.



Creator: Julian Wandzilak


This may look like your typical snowflake, but Julian Wandzilak describes it as "one family to make them all."  With no visibility tricks, the snowflakes are fully parametric in size, angles, shape, and materials. 


Monopoly: BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Edition

Creator: Simon Yew
Company: VIA Architecture

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With a creative take on the classic board game Monopoly, Simon Yew modeled a Monopoly Revit family that contains a traditional version and a BIMsmith Winter Wonderland version. The creativity and attention to detail are impressive, all the way down to placing one of the competition's judges (Paul Aubin) on the Jail tile.


String Lights

Creator: Manuel Brey
Company: Desarrollos KOMA, G.P.C.

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This family created by Manuel Brey repeats four lights along a wire that can vary in length and spacing between lights.  Each of the lights in the family can vary in type, color, and tilt angle, giving you the option of making different patterns. Also, the materials for each glass color were custom-made in order for the lights to illuminate in the right way.



Creator: Mark Davis
Company: Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects

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Mark Davis created this Hanukkah menorah to help celebrate the festive season. Within this family, the user is able to adjust the flame, the candle base, candle height, and finish.


Inflatable Santa

Creator: Philip Chan
Company: SmithGroup

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After winning the second place prize in 2020, Philip Chan entered the 2021 competition with this parametric inflatable Santa Revit family, reminiscent of your local car dealership around the holidays. The family is made as a structural column so it can be placed in a vertical or slanted position. All of the materials, arm angles, and heights are parametric. 


Jelly of the Month Certificate

Creator: John Pierson
Company: Parallax Team


With a nod to one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time, John Pierson created "the gift that keeps on giving": a scalable, fully-parametric Jelly of the Month Club Certificate Revit family. He also gave a special shoutout to Carl Storms in his own three-story version of the certificate. Very nice, Carl.



Christmas Train

Creator: Andrei Triffo
Company: O'Connell Mahon Architects


As anyone knows, a Christmas tree setup is incomplete until it has a train to go around its base. Andrei Triffo created this Christmas train Revit family, modeling it to rotate along an axis with the wheels spinning. 


Holiday Garland

Creator: Rina Sahay
Company: Fishbeck


Rina Sahay created this Revit family with inspiration from the garland in her own home.  This is a formula-driven parametric array of simple geometries in a Line Based Generic Model family. Brightly colored reflective materials call out the ornaments. Transparency, cutouts, and bump mapping add detail to the garlands without the need of modeling actual foliage.


Winners to Be Announced January 12

Congratulations are in order to every one of the ten semifinalists! The top three prizes will be determined this week by the judging panel and will be officially awarded on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. 

  • 1st Place - $500 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Place - $350 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Place - $150 Amazon Gift Card


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