Boston and Albany – EYP Architecture & Engineering recently announced the key appointment of John Schippers as its new firm-wide BIM (Building Information Modeling) Manager. Nationally recognized for his expertise in managing the implementation of BIM and related technologies and their applications to the collaborative design and construction phases, as well as providing a clear BIM project environment, his impressive portfolio includes BIM coordination for a variety of high profile projects and building types. In his new role, Schippers will apply his strong technical knowledge of the BIM application to spearhead corporate-wide BIM growth, providing strategic leadership for improving project workflow and further elevating EYP’s high-quality designs.
A multi-disciplinary thinker, proven leader, and technological innovator, Schippers’ accomplishments include developing building information models to solve problems, quantify materials, illustrate construction sequencing, and communicate final products to clients; and development and dissemination of project standards and best practices for Autodesk, Adobe, and Microsoft applications. Prior to joining EYP, he managed BIM processes at such firms as Grunley Construction Company and RTKL Associates.
Schippers is a contributing author to Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 (and author of the chapter, “Revit in the Classroom”), and a frequent lecturer for national Revit user group meetings. Additionally, he currently serves as an Adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech Washington- Alexandria Architecture Center, teaching beginner and advanced Revit to fourth and fifth year and graduate level students.
Schippers received a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also an active participant in the American Institute of Architects’ Washington, DC chapter, where he previously served as a Board member.
John Tobin, LEED AP, EYP’s Vice President of Operations commented, “A key strategic addition to EYP, we are thrilled to have John join our team as we continue to advance in our next phase of BIM expertise. His demonstrated expertise in all areas of BIM, combined with his strong leadership and passion for teaching and sharing his expertise, will greatly benefit our entire firm as we continue to provide innovative designs and services to our Higher Education, Government, Healthcare, and Corporate clients.” He continued, “He will be a fundamental member of our model-based design process, and I am confident that his impressive strengths will make a strong impact on EYP’s strategic goals.”