Historic Building Information Modeling (HBIM) is a comprehensive digital tool for capturing and managing information about a historic site, landscape, buildings, and artifacts.

This breakthrough technological platform, now in use at landmark sites such as Mount Vernon and the Lincoln Memorial, represents the state-of-the-art in managing the preservation, repair, restoration, and future use of historic resources. HBIM serves as a three-dimensional virtual file cabinet that enables users to access information about facilities and grounds intuitively, allowing for inquiries spatially as well as through a search function. 
Quinn Evans Architects has pioneered the use of HBIM at historic properties. Our new guide, Experiencing Past, Present, and Future with HBIM, explores the development and use of this advanced technology to support the stewardship of historic settings. HBIM benefits owners and directors of historic properties, as well as facility managers, curators, historians, architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors, and visitors by organizing and storing extensive data and imagery. Through careful, custom coding and cataloging that ensures ease of use, this robust, three-dimensional model reveals information spanning all eras of a property’s history, construction, and use, as well as the evolution of buildings and landscapes through the decades. The highly accurate visual representation also supports analysis and monitoring at scales and levels that have never been available before.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s a game-changer from traditional BIM
  • What needs are fulfilled by HBIM
  • What types of technologies make HBIM possible
  • How HBIM is being used by professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) profession, historic property stewards, and consumers for planning, design, construction, preservation, and educational purposes

Download Experiencing Past, Present and Future with HBIM to find out how this platform is changing the way historic properties are discovered, maintained, explored, and preserved for the future.  
Quinn Evans Architects provides planning and design services for museums, historic properties, and cultural institutions nationwide. Our clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the North Carolina History Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, and many others. To learn more, visit www.quinnevans.com/expertise