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Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design. 

With adetailed look at the design process, from idea development to the documentation necessary for execution, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design will encourage you to create your own process and workflow through exercises that build on one another.   The text stresses the process of developing an idea, visualizing it, and evolving it for presentation, documentation, or drafting. The author focuses on both the technical how-to and the art of design, giving you the tools you need to learn and then use the application professionally. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, it contains inspirational work from Broadway, major regional companies, and non-theatrical entertainment design.

  1. An integrated companion website hosts exercise files and images for exercises and projects within the book
  2. Aspirational projects highlight what you can achieve through mastery of the software
  3. Imperial and metric measurements are provided throughout

What you will find on this website

Book Resources

Exercise files and images to accompany projects discussed within the book.


Links to help resources and products.

More Projects from the Book

Inspirational images of projects from a variety of sources, from Broadway to a spelling bee.

Vectorworks 2015

This section will be updated as the software releases new versions and updates.

Kevin Lee Allen is an Emmy Award winning scenic and lighting designer who works in theatre, film, television, as well as corporate environments, themed architecture, corporate and museum exhibits, special events, and specialty graphics. Projects include work for the United States Government, CNN, CNBC, CNN International, a virtual interview with Benjamin Franklin, productions of Romeo & Juliet, the Tempest, and Once Upon a Time in New Jersey.  Mr. Allen has been a Vectorworks beta tester and has taught and lectured on the use of Vectorworks at universities and at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes.