Reshaped Team to Lead BIM & Digital Strategy
LSI Architects is committed to building on its BIM delivery capabilities and reputation for being an industry leader in the provision of BIM processes and technologies. An experienced internal team, led by Partner Rupert Kitchen, Associate Matt Clarke and CAD Manager James Lake and including a number of employees who have undertaken BIM Level 2 training at BRE, continues to develop our experience and to provide our technical staff with the necessary training, systems and processes required to enable LSI to continue to deliver exemplar BIM projects.
Following the departure of BIM Manager Karl Thurston, who joins developers of ArchiCAD software Graphisoft, our reshaped team continues to lead the Practice’s digital strategy.
Partner Rupert Kitchen commented that;
“Karl’s legacy at LSI is that he leaves the Practice in an exceptionally strong position to be able to further establish our already significant portfolio of BIM projects.
We retain a strong focus on ensuring that our team has the right levels of knowledge, skills and experience to enable us to continue to deliver exemplar BIM projects.
The Practice remains committed to working with our clients to help them to understand BIM and to understand what it is that BIM technology and processes can do for them, so that they might realise the benefits that these can bring.
We would like to thank Karl for all of his hard work over the last 23 years and wish him well in his new role with Graphisoft.”
LSI has delivered a number of BIM enabled projects to date such as the BIM Level 2 UEA Hickling House and Barton House student residences, Arthur Rank Hospice, Brent Knoll School and the BIM Level 2 Crome Court student residences at the UEA. Crome Court (Below) was amongst the first BIM Level 2 schemes to be delivered in the UK and scooped a number of industry awards including the 2015 RICS Design Through Innovation Award, a Construction Computing Award and was nominated for the British Construction Industry BIM Project of the Year.
BIM was not a requirement on our new hospice in Cambridge for Arthur Rank Hospice (Below) but was still used to great effect. The project was recently named the RICS East of England Project of the Year and was shortlisted for BIM Project of the Year at the Building Better Healthcare Awards.