This position provides leadership and direction for the firm’s use of Building Information Modeling (currently using REVIT), VR, Rendering and 3-D Design applications throughout the design and documentation process. The Manager plays a key role in ongoing efforts to redefine our digital design and documentation process, including virtual reality, rendering and digital modeling.
Develops, documents, and implements firm-wide practices and standards to optimize efficiency and accuracy of BIM production and digital design; includes maintenance and updates of Best Practices for the Design Process, staff training, file management standards, project set-up, support and reviews.
Works with project teams to determine appropriate design methodology, to decide which design tools to use for projects and consults with teams throughout Projects to facilitate the use of design and documentation tools.
Directs all relative training, research and recommendations as they relate to 3-D Design technologies, innovations to model production and digital design.
Coordinates with consultants to integrate their design/documentation methodologies with those chosen for the EDR portion of the project to facilitate consistent and reliable transfer of information.
Supervises our IT consultant, coordinating the maintenance, purchasing, and updating of server, network, software and workstation hardware.
Develops and manages technology budget with Director of Finance.
Researches and advises Firm regarding trends and new design technologies in order to improve production and efficiency and to keep pace with industry technological advancements.
Maintains/develops relationships with Revit/BIM and other applicable architectural software user groups, organizations, and other contacts, as needed for development and ongoing education.
Maintains comprehensive knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the architectural field.
Architecture or appropriate Technical degree required.
Expert knowledge and proven background in AutoDesk Revit; interest and experience in emerging digital design and computation technologies and related architectural software applications and practices.
Must be highly effective at implementing architectural software programs, techniques, and procedures and have a desire to work within an entrepreneurial, architectural environment.
Must be self-motivated, resourceful, and organized.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), and strong team-oriented people skills; must be able to articulate BIM concepts and practices to all levels of design team.
Minimum 5 years of experience with digital design in architecture or a related field.
Ongoing education to maintain proficiency in field of architectural design software/implementation.
EskewDumezRipple, APC (EDR) is a New Orleans based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, interior environments, research and urban strategies. A recipient of the 2014 Architecture Firm Award, EDR has created a national reputation for designing projects that are programmatically thoughtful and technically sophisticated as well as cost and resource conscious. Our commitment to enhance and protect both the cultural and natural environments of the communities we serve is evident in the beauty and technical craftsmanship of our designs and the long-term sustainability of our projects.