Faizan Zaidi

Faizan Zaidi

New York, NY, US



In a nutshell, I have carved my career at the intersection of Architectural Design, Construction and Technology. Helping AEC firms navigate the ever-changing landscape of Digital Design.

Primarily providing strategies and developing workflows around the most cutting edge digital tools currently utilized by AEC professionals. Integrating design and BIM (Building Information Modeling) for efficient project development and delivery solutions.

BIM Strategy Implementation, Initial Project Setup & Kickoff, Desk-Side Training & Mentoring, Production & Technical Support, Navisworks Clashes & Interference Coordination, BIM Quality Control & Revit Model Management, Data Management & Extraction. Automation Workflow Development. 



Convene, New York, NY, US, Design Technology Manager

Convene designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major U.S. cities.

• Strategize and develop Design Technology roadmap that aligns with company’s goals and growth metrics. Engage with key stakeholders to ensure digital tools and processes are implemented for the Planning, Design, Development and Construction teams.
• Implement project wide BIM standards and ensure validity of the BIM Execution Plan; communicate standards with team members, ensure model components and families are built and developed according to standards developed by the firm.
• Conduct BIM Kick-Off strategy meetings with internal and external teams. Provide guidance and BIM support throughout the project.
• Research and recommend innovative ways to utilize BIM data to add value to customers and/or increase internal efficiencies. Designed and developed framework to extract data from Revit models for a centralized data repository, with interactive dashboards.
• Develop highly customized and automated workflows using Autodesk Dynamo. Primarily responsible for designing, writing and deploying scripts that drive workflow efficiencies.
• Manage and develop guidelines for Convene’s BIM 360 hub. Transitioned teams and projects to Autodesk’s BIM 360 cloud, opening designers and consultants to a streamlined design collaboration platform and the ability to efficiently function remotely.
• Facilitate BIM related training programs by hosting, developing, and teaching; including webinars, internal technology deployments and whitepapers. Ensure that project personnel are trained and up to date with current best practices and procedures.

May 2018 - current

Microdesk, New York, NY, US, BIM Management Consultant

Client: Kohn Pedersen Fox | KPF
Role: BIM Management & Implementation

• Worked on multiple large-scale projects as a BIM management and implementation specialist for Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates. BIM Manager and point of contact on project teams for all BIM related management and queries.
• Managed and developed BIM strategy for projects in varied phases ranging from schematic design to construction administration
• Provided deskside support and training to team members across various projects; day to day support for team members transitioning from a CAD environment, provided guidance and strategies for complex modelling and document production tasks
• Performed detailed clash analysis of multidisciplinary models during coordination meetings using Navisworks. Setup views required to efficiently analyze and discuss clashes with consultants involved with the project.
• Undertook complex modelling and automated scripting tasks to refine workflow and maximize efficiency on projects.

• Hudson Yards Development | Manhattan
• Xuhui Waterfront Business District | Shanghai
• Echelon Seaport Towers | Boston
• Capitol Crossing | Washington D.C.

Oct 2015 - May 2018

GreenbergFarrow, Somerset, NJ, US, BIM Specialist | Architectural Designer

• Autodesk Revit specialist on project teams, Providing assistance to internal teams in preparing complex Revit models while coordinating BIM models provided by project consultants.
• Assist senior designers and project team on conceptual designs and design development by preparing graphic presentations and renderings. Developing code compliant architectural solutions.
• Assist in developing project scope, plan, and services during the contract process. Translate planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.
• Coordinate construction drawings with consultants to incorporate building and engineering systems into architectural designs to produce construction documentation using Revit and AutoCAD to prepare plans, elevations, sections, details and secure regulatory approvals
• Incorporate LEED® accredited sustainable design principles, and prepares documentation for the LEED® certification process

Apr 2014 - Oct 2015

Freelance, Piscataway, NJ, US, BIM Specialist

• Involved as a BIM consultant in the renovation and extension of an Islamic Cultural Center (Muslim Center of Middlesex County | MCMC). Explored and presented multiple designs using Revit.
• Consulting work included production of a comprehensive 3D model produced using Autodesk Revit.
• Renderings and Walkthrough-Animations of the exterior and interior of the proposed addition.
• Integrating Structural and MEP 3D models with the architectural model produced.

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Dec 2013

Areas of Specialization