Craig Forneris

Craig Forneris

Chicago, IL, US



“Wherever technology reaches its fulfillment, it transcends into architecture” - Mies Van Der Rohe

     With another wave of technology derived by the need to further convey design intent, one wherein the designer has the ability to make their own digital tools, in a user based, web based stage,  one cannot overlook the necessity of a skilled technologist as I to facilitate enhanced orchestration. The ability to virtually convey design intent and allow computation to drive deisgn options, analytics, and responsiveness to the designer has taken reign in the competitive business of architecture. Crafting my technical abilities through leadership as a BIM manager for SmithGroup, Digital Design Manager for Solomon Cordwell and Buenz, and ownership of my own AEC digital consulting firm Three Point Square, successes lie in the paths I create not just in technology and custom digital workflows but people themselves, those wanting to push the envelope and develop new tools for their own design processes. This is exemplified by the years spent teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Columbia College Chicago, and Harrington School of Design Chicago.



Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Instructor

ARCH 125 - Introduction to Architectural Computing
- ARCH 226 - Computer Aided Design in Practice
- ARCH 434 - Building Information Modeling Strategies
- ARCH 560 - Integrated Building Delivery Practice
- ARCH 497 – Comprehensive Building Design studio

Jan 2011 - current

Antunovich Associates, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Three Point Square Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Owner

Digital design consultantcy

Jan 2014 - May 2016

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Instructor

Developed new required digital core curriculum for interior design and directed the implementation and teaching of the new courses. This included new syllabi, custom custom course content, file re-structure, workflow and standards development.

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

SCB, Chicago, IL, US, Digital Design Manager

Managed the design production with related functions. Provided solutions specific to graphic
presentations and design model production. Trained all users on BIM and graphic related software.
Provided technical support for all digital design needs. Managed and supported all output for graphics.
- Managed firm wide Digital Design initiatives under direction of Design Technology Oversight
- Participated in firm leadership meetings and input on manpower, scheduling, and project bids
- Provided staffing recommendations and reviews for potential Digital Design related candidates,
pilot projects, and teams.
- Responsible for instituting and managing internal training programs
- Managed the development of internal standards, templates, digital libraries and documentation
- Responsible for maintenance of internal centralized render farm for central and satellite offices
- Custom development of tools for internal software updates and synchronicity amongst user
- Internal technical software consultant to office holistically

Jan 2011 - Dec 2013


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Architecture

Sustainable Built Environments.
Gpa: 4.0
Design Principles, Guidelines, and Recommendations for Integrated Wind Turbines in Tall Buildings: Moving Towards a Self-Powered Built Environment

Aug 2009 - Dec 2010

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Professional Bachelor of Architecture
5 year accredited degree
Gpa: 3.8

Minor in digital design

Aug 2004 - May 2009

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL, US, Arts

Associate in Arts
Specialization in business management

Aug 2002 - Dec 2006