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Alexandra Nelson

Alexandra Nelson

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I love what I do and I'm passionate about design, technology, and innovation. Technology enables us to create solutions that make the time spent by designers and the building industry more effective and revolutionary. As a BIM Coordinator, I’ve taken on a wide-range of responsibilities from the development of time-saving automated workflows, model auditing and cleanup, working to meet Port Authority BIM standards, complex coordination with subs, as well as in-office tutorials and ongoing research. Most recently, I am wrapping up work on a large-scale aviation project (Newark Terminal One) as one of two BIM specialists in our New York office. I have experience using Revit, Dynamo, the Revit API, C#, Python, Rhino, Grasshopper, Tableau, MySQL, Arduino IDE, and many other relevant technologies. I have a Dual Master’s Degree in Information Technology (MSIT) + Architecture (MArch), specializing in Design Computation. I also received my 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree and have over 4 years of experience using Revit.

Employment 

Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners Ltd, New York, NY, US, BIM Coordinator

A global design practice specializing in architecture, master planning and industrial design. The firm has a global Design Technology team, where I work as one of two BIM specialists in the New York office. This role includes a wide range of responsibilities from the development of time-saving automated workflows, model auditing and cleanup, coordination with subs and their BIM models, as well as tutorials, training and ongoing research.

Key Projects:
- Newark Airport Terminal One | Newark, NJ
- JFK Central @ JFK Airport | Queens, NY
- Scottish Rite Residential | Washington, D.C.
- ASU IT + Science Building | Tempe, Arizona
- Portlands Bridges | Toronto, ON

Aug 2018 - current
 

BB+M Architecture, Charlotte, NC, US, Architectural Intern

A mid-sized, quick-pace firm specializing in Multi-Family, Office, and Mixed-Use projects. I worked on many new construction projects which allowed me to experience how to work on all phases of design.

Apr 2016 - Aug 2018
 

Insight Architect, Charlotte, NC, US, Architectural Intern

A small firm focusing on the design of learning spaces and sustainability.
I worked on design concepts, the measuring and development of exisiting drawings, as well as the submittal of a now-approved LEED Platinum Certification.

Jul 2015 - Apr 2016
 

Education 

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, MArch, Des Comp (Design Computation)

Aug 2016 - May 2018
 

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Masters, Masters of Science in Information Technology

Aug 2016 - May 2018
 

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills