As one of the Vice Presidents of PRESWERX, I am responsible for quality control and constructability reviews of many of our projects. Whether our deliverables are standard still renderings and animations or full 4-dimensional construction logistics, the utmost care is taken to ensure that our visualizations accurately depict real site conditions experienced by the AEC team. In doing so, I also manage our building construction education and serve as a resource for our entire team via working sessions, lunch and learns, and over-the-shoulder peer reviews. As the founder and President of BIMWERX, I create and manage all aspects of building information modeling (BIM) including modeling of various trades, advising of constructability issues, and coordinating all building systems for our clients.
I began my formal training at the University of Florida where I obtained my Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture degrees. During my studies, I focused much of my attention on 3D modeling, renderings, and presentations. I honed my skills throughout each semester, where I always went above and beyond to produce the most visually compelling content for my projects. During my graduate courses, I was fortunate to be asked to teach digital media as a GTA, effectively helping to pave the way for future students by expanding the “CAD Class” to include other forms of visual expression, including 3D Max, Premiere, Form-Z, Photoshop, and of course AutoCAD.
Prior to starting BIMWERX, I interned at an AE firm each summer where I gained an applicable knowledge of building structures and office standards. This invaluable experience combined with my digital media competency facilitated my first job out of college at one of the premiere architecture firms in Jacksonville. During that tenure, I was able to work on many project types including worship, hotels, office buildings, senior living facilities, and multifamily housing, as well as run my own projects. As the economic downturn approached, I began developing my knowledge of building information modeling and construction while serving as BIM Manager at different architecture firms. Wanting to become even more well-rounded, I became the VDC manager for a large contractor, where I worked on both federal and non-federal projects, gained full understanding of contracts and construction processes, and became proficient at estimating and bidding.