Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: “Aubin Academy” titles, Renaissance Revit and Revit video training for lynda.com. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit® implementation, training, and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans 25 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University (AU), Revit Technology Conference (RTC) and a national speaker for BIM workshops for many years. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing, video and classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is based in Chicago, is an associate member of the AIA, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional.
Daniel Davis is a Senior Researcher at CASE where he leads research efforts focused on the impacts of technology on the building industry. Having recently completed his PhD entitled “Modeled on Software Engineering: Flexible Parametric Models in the Practice of Architecture” at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Daniel is particularly interested in the changes to design practice brought about by computation. He has taught internationally on the subject of computational design at universities including RMIT, Melbourne University, and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Daniel’s research has been published in Architectural Design, International Journal of Architectural Computing, CAAD Futures, and writes a regular technology column for Architect magazine.
Quite the jet setter, Daniel has travelled and lived globally (think Vancouver, Canada; Seattle, WA; Cambridge, England) and even had a hand tackling the computational challenges of Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. Originally from New Zealand, Daniel has spent the last few years living in Melbourne, Australia until we finally shipped him here stateside to New York City. He’s currently cozying up in Brooklyn and getting acquainted with the “It’s Showtime!” kids on the N/R trains during his commute to work.
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Melissa DelVecchio first joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998 and has been a Partner of the firm since 2008. She is currently Project Architect for the home of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing and two new residential colleges at Yale University, a 900-bed, 532,000-square-foot project in Yale’s signature Gothic vocabulary, leading a large design team working in Revit. Ms. DelVecchio has been involved with all aspects of design from concept through construction for two buildings at the Harvard Business School in Boston and a student center, classroom, and clinical building for Harvard Law School in Cambridge; the Uncommon Charter and Achievement First High Schools in Brooklyn, New York; and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Missy received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. She has served on juries for design studios at Yale University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Notre Dame, Temple University, and an awards jury for the Society of American Registered Architects. She is a fellow emeritus and has taught courses for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City. Ms. DelVecchio also serves on the Advisory Board of City Polytechnic, New York City’s high school for architecture, engineering, and technology.
Lindsey has over 9 years of experience in the architectural and building environments industry with a BS and M. Arch. She has worked as a BIM Consultant, Designer and Job Captain for several architectural firms in Hartford, Boston and New York. Continuing on as a BIM Coordinator, Lighting Designer and BIM Manager at Buro Happold Consulting Engineers and Robert A.M. Stern Architects. She has worked on many high profile projects including several Ivy League Universities as well as the Tel Aviv Red Line & the Louvre Abu Dhabi. She is currently the Director of BIM Operations: Building & Facilities at STV. Her role entails the management of all BIM models, coordination between design teams, and managing project workflows. Some of her software exposure includes Revit® Architecture/MEP/Structure, Navisworks®, Glue 360®, AutoCAD®, 3dStudio Max®, Rhinoceros and many more. Lindsey specializes in the implementation of BIM to large firms and the coordination of Super-sized projects.
Design Technology Manager Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Shaun specializes in assisting architectural organizations with integrating Building Information Modeling technologies into their design processes. He provides technical support, training, implementation, and consulting services around Revit Architecture, Rhino, and other architectural BIM solutions.
Currently Shaun is working at RAMSA leading a team of IT support, BIM Managers and Design Support Staff in the implementation of BIM standards, Drawing standards, Documentation and design software processes and workflows in an office of 300 employees.
Prior to joining RAMSA, Shaun worked as a consultant, where he served as BIM/CAD Manager and IT Support. He facilitated firms transition to BIM by assisting with software upgrades and installation, team training, developing BIM standards. He also assisted with general programming and custom software development.
Shaun held similar roles in other architecture and design firms, as well as Harvard Jolly Architects, prior to that.
Shaun holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee of Knoxville. He also honorably served with the United States Air Force.
Founding partner at Ike Kligerman Barkley, President of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation
Thomas A. Kligerman is a founding partner in the design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley of New York City and San Francisco, and is serving in his third consecutive term as the President of the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. Tom was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico, and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley over twenty-five years ago, Tom worked for Robert A. M. Stern Architects and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. He is passionate about the design process, and loves studying and creating architectural models. Tom and his family enjoy summer weekends racing sailboats on the coast of Rhode Island.
Director of SW Product Management, Professional Solutions Group at NVIDIA
Mr. Miller directs NVIDIA’s Advanced Rendering offerings, ranging from the Iray and mental ray shipping within industry leading software products to the OptiX ray tracing framework used extensively within private and commercial applications. He has helped guide leading software products for 20 years, including the 3D animation efforts at Autodesk and the Web Design products at Adobe. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois, is a registered architect, and has authored and edited books on 3D animation, rendering and visualization.
Owner – CGarchitect Digital Media Corp.
Jeff Mottle is the owner of CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation, the leading online magazine and user community for architectural visualization professionals. He also co-founded the CGschool, the only school to cater exclusively to architectural visualization professionals. Having worked in the industry since 1996, Jeff has been involved in developing and speaking at conferences around the world including: Mundos Digitales, IMAGINA, VisMasters DMVC and the American Society for Architectural Illustrators conference (ASAI). He is immersed in many areas of the industry and actively pursues initiatives that help promote the growth of the field, including CGarchitect’s yearly Architectural Visualization competition and 3D Awards.
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Graham Wyatt, Partner, has been with Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1983 and has been a Partner of the firm since 1989. He has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s reputation as a leader in the design of buildings for academic institutions, including over two dozen business schools; he is the author of the chapter on classroom buildings and professional schools, and specifically classroom types, in Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities (John Wiley & Sons, 2003, second edition 2013). His buildings for public policy and urban affairs include the LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also leads the firm’s commercial office building practice. Graham is a LEED-Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a recognized leader in the field of environmentally sustainable design; he has both written and presented on the topic, including at the annual National Greenbuild Conferences of 2005 and 2008. He is a member of the Architectural League of New York, the Municipal Art Society, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Society for College and University Planning, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Nature Conservancy, and the American Institute of Architects. He is a graduate of Princeton University, (A.B. Summa), Columbia University (M. Arch.), and the London School of Economics (Dipl. Econ.) where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Worldwide Segment Manager, AEC and Product Development, HP Workstations
Sean is responsible for global AEC and MFG marketing, and strategic alliances with Autodesk and other software vendors. Previously Sean was at Autodesk, where he was Senior Product Manager for Showcase, Newport, 3ds Max, and VIZ, and Senior Product Marketing Manager for AutoCAD Design Suite. Sean holds an MBA from Queen’s University in Canada, and he resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.