After more than a month, the time has come to announce the official winners of the 2023 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition.
The submissions this year were unmatched in creativity. Our Revit judging panel, including Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith, John Pierson, Design Technology Specialist at the Parallax Team, and Jim Balding, Founder of The ANT Group, expressed how impressive each entry was this year.
For that reason, the decision to narrow down entries to 10 semifinalists was difficult enough. However, it proved far more difficult to decide which three Revit families should take home this year's grand prizes.
In the end, the judges were able to arrive at a decision and crowned the winners of the 2023 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition.
Watch the full video below to see the announcement of winners, plus the judges' reactions to each.
On behalf of the entire BIMsmith Team, thank you to all who participated and made this year's competition the best one yet. Cheers to 2024!
Introducing the Winners of the 2023 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Holiday Revit Family Competition
1st Place - Poinsettias
Creator: Tamara C.
Company: Ware Malcomb
Tamara C once again brought the vibrant holiday spirit of Mexico with her Poinsettia entry! This beautiful and festive family comes with a mix of sizes and a stem length parameter, creating a blossoming array of options for crafting vibrant plant decorations.
2nd Place - Musical Railing
Creator: Dariel Rey Garcia
Company: Emproy 2
Santiago Calatrava once said "The architect is not only the director, but he is the composer."
This year, Dariel Rey Garcia turned this quote into a Revit reality with his "Musical Railing." This system family, transforms Revit into a musical canvas, featuring a five-line staff to orchestrate your favorite melodies. And in a festive twist, Dariel even transcribed the holiday favorite, 'Jingle bells', to showcase his entry.
3rd Place - Fireworks
Creator: Nick Dodge
Company: Ratio Design
Nick Dodge lit up the competition this year with this dazzling entry, inspired by the sparkling fireworks of global New Year celebrations – from the iconic Times Square to the vibrant Chinese New Year festivities. This adaptive firework family can transform into a myriad of firework shapes, capturing the essence of joyous celebrations all around the world.
Honorable Mention - Charcuterie Board
Creator: Azusa Allard
Feast your eyes on this delightful charcuterie board submission, a perfect Revit addition for your New Year party planning. This handy set of families isn't just visually appetizing, but also brilliantly functional. Azusa has thoughtfully included a schedule, which cleverly doubles as a convenient shopping list for your gathering.
Honorable Mention - SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas Wish
Creator: Simon Yew
Company: VIA Architecture
Simon Yew is making holiday dreams come true with this clever entry – it's the SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas wish brought to life! Load in your own family, and let your favorite sea sponge wish for your family to appear.
Congratulations to This Year's Winners
As we close out this year's competition, we would like to again thank everyone who participated. This competition is always the highlight of December and January for the BIMsmith Team, and we look forward to seeing what this amazing community comes up with next year!
Recap: 2023 BIMsmith Winter Wonderland Semifinalists
12 Days of Christmas
Creator: Allison Hawes
Company: Hord Coplan Macht
Alison Hawes put her own spin on the 12 days of christmes. She created a parametric display of your favorite Revit tools and icons. Follow along, for all twelve days, and maybe even sing aloud if you think you can keep up.
Adaptive String Lights
Creator: Hilal Özkan Erşan
Company: RKW Architektur
Hilal Erşan took an illuminating approach to a Revit string light family. This adaptive family lets you simply place the anchor points while the logic seamlessly connects the rest into a luminous string of fairy lights.
Ribbon Christmas Tree
Creator: Philip Chan
Philip Chan created this unique family that will make any wall, Merry and bright. This unique Ribbon Christmas tree family is fully customizable with parameters for ribbon material, width, height, thickness, and even light distance. It's a perfect addition to any project looking for that contemporary festive touch!
Creator: Evelyn Peterson
Company: Engineering Consultants
Evelyn brings a festive twist to the competition by ingeniously transforming the iconic BIMsmith logo into a charming holiday wreath. This delightful adaptation captures the spirit of the season while tipping a hat to the BIMsmith brand. To top it off, she's tied it all together with a variety of colorful bows.
Clean Parametric Tree
Creator: Julian Wandzilak
This fully parametric Christmas tree is an impressive product of Julian's passion for elegance in 2D representation. Intentionally choosing to avoid the "black mess" pitfall that is common with tree families, He leveraged his mathematical expertise to create a geometrically crisp and stylistically unique tree.
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