Taylor Schmidt

Taylor Schmidt

New York, NY, US

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Licensed Architect and design technologist interested in innovative digital design and construction solutions, smart buildings, and connected cities.



Suffolk Construction, New York, NY, US, Senior Virtual Design and Construction Manager

Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
440,000 sf Multi-family Residential

222 East 44th Street
441,000 sf Multi-family Residential

Oct 2016 - current

Skanska USA Building Inc., New York, NY, US, VDC Manager

Columbia University, University Forum, New York, NY
56,000sf Higher Education Building
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Dattner Architects
VDC Specialist responsible for:
- Member of Design Assist team for Curtain Wall, Precast Facade, and Structural Steel
- Coordinate and Manage Design team and subcontractor models for construction coordination
- Use model to review sequencing and constructability issues for resolution with design team
- Utilize and administrate BIM 360 Glue for mobile access to review issues on site

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, NY
800,000sf Public Transportation Center
Architect: Santiago Calatrava + Downtown Design Partnership
VDC Specialist responsible for:
- Coordination closeout to review and resolve trade coordination issue for final installation
- Verify conditions in the field as per the coordination model
- Compile closeout model for client turnover

Brooklyn Health Center, Brooklyn, NY
165,000sf Healthcare Building
Architect: Francis Caufmann
VDC Specialist responsible for:
- Management and coordination between design and trade models
- Review trade clashes and run coordination meetings to resolve open issues prior to installation
- Utilize models to review field issues and RFIs

NYU Langone Medical Center - Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY
104,000sf Healthcare Building
Architect: Perkins Eastman
VDC Specialist responsible for:
- Construction Logistics and Safety modeling to overlay design model

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Citic Ruibo Towers, Shanghai, China
290,000sm Mixed-Use Towers and Podium
Junior Architect responsible for:
- Production and coordination of DD drawing set
- Production of presentation material for weekly client design meetings

Ping An IFC South Tower, Shenzhen, China
129,000sm Mixed-Use Tower and Podium
Job Captain/BIM Lead responsible for:
- Management and Coordination of project Revit model
- Develop and maintain project workflow across software platforms
- Lead team producing and coordinating SD and DD drawing sets
- Develop curtain wall design and detailing for project tender

Tencent Qianhai, Shenzhen, China
190,000sm Commercial Office Headquarter
Job Captain/BIM Lead responsible for:
- Management and Coordination of project Revit model
- Lead team producing and coordinating SD drawing sets
- Attend client meetings to review project status and expectations

Member of the BIM Leaders Group and the Design Technology Test Group within the firm

Mar 2012 - Aug 2015

Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, CT, US, Architectural Designer

Western Connecticut State University Visual and Performing Arts Center, Danbury, CT
135,000sf Higher Educational Building
Junior Architect responsible for:
- Management and Coordination of project Revit model
- Coordination and production of DD and CD drawing sets
- Attend project coordination meetings to review status and resolve open issues

Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, East Hartford, CT
85,000sf Educational Building
Junior Architect working on SD and DD drawing sets

Jun 2010 - Feb 2012


Kansas State University, MArch, Architecture

Thesis: 'A Place To Spectate', collaboration with Populous, Kansas City

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture

Undergraduate Study Abroad

Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Areas of Specialization