Archinect
Ron Allen

Ron Allen

Denver, CO, US

 

About 

Ultimately my goal is a position to influence design process which demonstrate cost savings and timeline/delivery efficiencies. In short, a position to refine and focus production on what matters in AEC. BIM is the best path we have to rewrite the rules for tighter tolerances to bypass industry stagnation.

I started early programming computers in 1984. I Attended MSU S/ARC(accredited) where I started AutoCAD in 1994. By 1996 I started using the predecessor to AutoCAD Architecture(ACA) - Soft Desk to put 3D plans and integrated callous to sets together, then moved to ACA around 2000. In 1998 I turned professional using AutoCAD for production while working on my IDP. I learned the intricacies of buildings, systems, mechanical systems and their envelopes. By 2006 I started Revit and byv2009 I was a BIM manager with my own PXPs running full discipline coordination and management.

Participation and review is essential to collect, reshape and hone the production process to a fluid & uniform state. Anyone should be able to identify where they are in the project process to jump in on any adjacent project with minimal startup time. Centralized libraries allow for consistent managed data and lightweight templates. Allowing content to recycle and evolving enriches data through knowledgeable contributors, QAQC, PM and Principal input to inform future projects. 

My philosophies is derived from multiple resources including Architecture, Construction, Computer Science, Programming, IT, music, and Art. This eclecticism traces threads of data in rhythms and flows to cross-access platforms like AutoCAD, Sketchup, Revit, VR and other technologies to provide opportunities for expression and communication. 

My Architectural perspective is broad- ranging from one-man operations to massive groups like HKS, Atkins, WATG, and AECOM; each unique experience sharpened direction and insights to a wide range of applications and processes.

My Architectural Project experience ranges from small (residential) to Large (Mall/ hospitality/ Industrial) including single/multi-family, commercial, military, US Veterans Administration (104M), healthcare (600M+), hospitality(750M), themed projects(1.2B+), Industrial (60M+) and entertainment (30M-120M).

Thank you for taking time to read about me and I hope to learn more about you and your company.

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Employment 

KTGY, Denver, Design Technology Leader

The Design Technology Leader is responsible for leading the use of technology to achieve the vision and strategy of the firm to drive the implementation of current and emerging technologies for use in the firm wide practice.

This role may also explore, promote and support the adoption of new design technologies within the firm. This may include technology workflows related to Computational Design, Building Analysis, Design Visualization, methods Modular fabrication and more.

The Design Technology Leader will be relied on to establish proper procedures and methods to be rolled out / employed with all new technologies used in project delivery, creating consistency firm wide.

Jul 2019 - current
 

AECOM Denver Colorado, B+P Studio, Denver, CO, US, Regional BIM Manager Central Super Region/ Architectural Project Manager

Responsible for providing leadership and direction of specific BIM technologies to assigned project teams. Develops technical solutions to wide range of difficult problems. Works under general direction.

Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Perform complex assignments involving the use of multiple application platforms and complex systems including Revit software to achieve set results and deadlines.

Responsible for substantial architectural projects. Selects, evaluates, and implements architectural procedures and techniques to use to complete projects. Writes reports and specifications, supervises the preparation of architectural plans, and reviews completed plans and estimates. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. Wide degree of creativity and latitude.

Aug 2015 - Jul 2019
 

Fieldstone Architecture and Engineering, Tampa, FL, US, BIM Manager / Project Manager / IT

Project management (architectural); BIM management; Technical Research and practical application; Prospectus production work; Training; Technological guidance; Server management (3x 2008 r2 ); FRS; DFSR; File management; Scripting; VBA Programming for AutoCAD, outlook, Excel and Word; VB macro programming for Revit; Research cost estimating, energy analysis and rendering capabilities through Revit; Supervise and manage Security(LAN); Template creation and data management for Revit (through 2015); Network Layouts; Data structures, management and organization; Hardware and software maintenance, purchasing; Research and development for strategies & tactics; Standards implementation and process engineering; end-user support;

May 2013 - May 2015
 

Atkins (previously PBS&J), Tampa, FL, US, Bim Manager | CAD Designer

Revit server; file management; model production and management; Training videos and step by step help file; file organization and maintenance; modeling; detailing; family production and content management

Sep 2012 - May 2013
 

VOA Associates Incorporated, Orlando, FL, US, BIM Manager | Job Captain | Advanced Revit Specialist for Concept, SD, DD, CDs CA

BIM Manager | Job Captain | Advanced Revit Specialist for Concept, SD, DD, CDs CA, parametric families, Standards management, templating, Project setup & support, architectural intern, code research, design, detailing, create bim execution plans. Misc. work in AutoCAD Architecture/ADT & AutoCAD.

Oct 2008 - May 2012
 

Cuhaci and Peterson Architects, Orlando, FL, US, Non-registered Architect

Drafting, project coordination, site visits, data collection, detailing of prototype Lowes/Walgreens/TOGOs stores & adaptation to site specific areas in CAD

Jan 2001 - Nov 2011
 

HKS, Inc, Orlando, FL, US, Architectural and Design Services | Model manager | Support

BIM Model manager | Job Captain | advanced Revit Specialist, Continuing education, open work environment, and multiple team work. Model manager on several projects; Revit management, family creation, support and training and project troubleshooting.

Oct 2006 - Aug 2008
 

BSB Design, Oviedo, FL, US, Architectural and Design Services

Clubhouse, amenity and single/multi-family tract housing. Production, limited teaching,
training, assisting with new skills in advanced masking techniques, file management,
streamlining transmittal, email collaboration and use of batch processing for files.
Recommendation available upon request

May 2005 - Apr 2006
 

Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, Orlando, FL, US, (Temp) Architectural and Design Services

Non-registered architect. Production work and family editing and creation in Revit, innovative Data coordination with family tagging and AutoCAD based drawing coordination, AutoCAD production work, drawing coordination and detailing, consultant coordination.

Nov 2004 - May 2005
 

The evans group, Orlando, FL, US, Production Coordinator

Single/multi/tract housing & some high-rise development. Translation of sketch work SD through DD and CD design phases. Detail development. Offer input to technological strategies and data management. Material definition and scheduling. Code research and calculation on single, mid-rise and high rise multi- family / condo, amenity drawings, and development.

Feb 2002 - Oct 2004
 

Fugleberg Koch, PLLC., Orlando, FL, US, (TEMP) Graduate Architect II

Multi-family apartments, Convention center for Royal Pacific. Drafting, project coordination, detailing.

Apr 2000 - Dec 2000
 

montanna & associates, Orlando, FL, US, (TEMP) Architectural Interiors production

High end residential interiors. Draft work, preliminary design work, data management, custom profiling, digitizing, site meetings, some client meetings, general office duties.

Jul 1999 - Jan 2000
 

butner architectural, Montgomery, AL, US, Architectural Intern

Warehouse/Strip mall/ Sears stores renovations. Draft work, some preliminary design work, Corel Presentation Graphics, Digitizing, Photography, Mall and strip mall renovations.

Jul 1998 - Jul 1999
 

Education 

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, US, BArch, Architecture 5 years accredited

Began in Computer Engineering with intent of integrating computers and architecture, shifted to architecture in 1991. Continued studies in Computer Science (Undeclared minor) and Art.

Activities and Societies: Reflector Newspaper-Photo Editor; Famous Maroon Marching Band; Jazz Band; MSGA(Mississippi State University Gaming Association);

Jan 1989 - May 1998
 

S. D. Lee High School, Columbus MS, High School, High school

Aug 1985 - May 1989
 

Awards 

AIAS Mas Alla de la frontera, 1st Place

Beyond the border student competition

1995
 

Renatra Fusca, Award

Odyssey of the mind creativity award, Mississippi

1989
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills