As a practitioner of architecture for over 25 years – I received the AIA Young Architect Award – Chicago, have been responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects, and my designs have appeared in Architectural Record and other periodicals. I have been invited on multiple occasions to speak at The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) BIMForum, most recently in June 2013 in Miami, and actively served on Chicago Architectural Club’s Board of Directors and AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President. Groups and Associations I belong to include AIA, Design Futures Council, Chicago BIM-IPD Group, NYC-Revit Users Group, NIBS, NCARB, SBSE, BTES, ICSC, ULI, and LCI. As a consultant, I have consulted with Gehry Partners, HOK, as well as design technology companies and am heavily embedded in the digital technology world.
As an educator and academic, I am an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – teaching BIM, building technology, professional practice, construction management, and design. I create original education content – not only at the University of Illinois, but also Northwestern University (in 2011 and 2012) and Harvard GSD Exec Ed (in 2012, 2013 and 2014.) I am invited to write and podcast for DesignIntelligence (for their trends and technology issues,) and have an article in The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice 15th Ed. My recent peer-reviewed essays have been included in conference proceedings for organizations such as the Building Technology Educator’s Society (BTES,) AIA FOREFRONT and others. I am a strong advocate for using technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) to better represent, document & build, and for integrated work processes for better collaboration and results. My peers consider my expertise to be in Sustainable Design, Architectural Design, BIM, Revit, Integrated Project Delivery.
I am a published author (BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice, Wiley, 2011), and my upcoming book is entitled Data-Drivem Design and Construction: Strategies for Capturing, Applying and Analyzing Building Data (Wiley, 2015.) Contact me at email@example.com to discuss.
I am very active in social media: on Twitter, I have nearly 4000 followers and have tweeted over 21,000 profession- and industry-related tweets – most advancing the use of BIM and integrated practice in the AEC industry – since 2009. My Klout and PeerIndex ratings have been very high for our industry, often among the top 10 or 10%, and I am regularly considered by followers to be an influencer in their decision making. I have 1000 professional connections on LinkedIn (colleagues, former colleagues and future colleagues) and over 500 connections in architecture and construction. On Facebook, I have over 150 friends, plus maintain two separate architecture-related sites for students. I maintain several popular industry-related blogs, including bimandintegrateddesign.com and architects2zebras.com, that have been featured in Architect Magazine and the AIA National website.
I am also regularly on the speaker circuit. For example, I have in past months spoken on BIM at the AIA National Convention in Denver, and twice in Chicago in 2014; at Harvard GSD Exec Ed in Cambridge, MA to 30 industry leaders (including 2 Google executives), at the BTES Conference at Roger Williams University and at Notre Dame’s CSDR-ND Sustainability Community Data Forum in Chicago. While as a professor I speak/read/present annually in front of 100s of academics and 100s of students, but more importantly I speak/present annually in front of 1000s of practitioners, live (in person) and virtually, on the subjects of BIM, Integrated Design, Virtual Design & Construction, Lean Construction, Design/Build, Design Thinking, Design Strategy, Design Management, Design Leadership, Creative Problem Solving and Employee Engagement. Some of these talks are keynotes.