The second webcast in the 2021 Queries & Theories inclusive design series (hosted live on September 22, 2021) featured special guest Roger Grant, Executive Director, BIM for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).
Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Design at Quinn Evans moderated the discussion with Quinn Evans' Charles Thompson, Associate where they engaged in an informative dialogue surrounding proper and sustainable access to building information management, the building information lifecycle, and evolving technology.
Watch our Queries & Theories: Culture Series - Session 2: BIM: Information Access for All webcast recording below.
Learn More About the Speakers
Roger J. Grant is Executive Director Building Information Management for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) where he manages projects for federal agencies. He has focused on developing and delivering information products and services to support design, construction, and management of the built environment for more than 30 years. Roger has experience in whole building performance; building and civil infrastructure information modeling; safety and security assessment; cost planning and estimating; and technology, project, and business management. As a member of A-E-C Industry associations, he has been extensively involved in technology and standards development nationally and internationally. Roger began working with building SMART International (bSI) shortly after its founding and is a bSI Fellow. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Masters of Business Administration both from Bradley University.
Charles Thompson, Associate for Quinn Evans is a designer and preservationist architectural historian who focuses on architectural preservation research and development, restoration design, and documentation. He has been instrumental in the development of breakthrough Historic Building Information Models for significant historic properties such as Mount Vernon. As a member of Quinn Evans’ Historic Conservation Studio, Charles possesses analytic, visualization, and graphic design skills to develop digital models that assimilate many layers of building information.
Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Design at Quinn Evans has an approach to design that enables cultural institutions to address new audiences while enhancing their buildings’ and sites’ essential character. She utilizes facilitation, graphic representation, and digital technology to develop solutions that make history and meaning tangible. Alyson enjoys engaging and empowering diverse stakeholder groups to create authentic and inclusive experiences of shared cultural places—making these places stronger, more dynamic, and better connected to their communities.