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We make projects happen
by offering real estate, architectural design and construction technology solutions.





We are entrepreneurs
and present that architects and designers should be proactive  in identifying opportunities and exploring solutions to our social, economical and environmental challenges.




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Call us what you want
we prefer to focus on providing the best process to help you achieve your goals.


Mark
Press
2110 Pickering Residence, published in Dwell, January 2019

AC-CA Dublin Footbridge Competition - Top Honorable Mention, July 2016


Teaching
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Adjunct Faculty, January 2015-2017


Lectures
“Design and Construction is a Hot, Flat and Crowded World,” Unsitely Colloquium, Montreal, October 2014

“SHoP Construction BIM Perspective,” Georgia Tech BIM, Perspectives Lecture Series, Georgia Tech, May 2014

“New  Methods of Delivery: Prefabrication Strategies in Residential Construction,” Pennsylvania Housing Research Center Penn State University, February 2014

“Technology for Project Integration,” Autodesk University, December 2013
 

Publications Churchill, Thoren. “Renegotiating Architects’ Relevancy - A U.S. Perspective on IPD and BIM.” Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. TU Delft Publishing Delft, The Netherlands, 2009.  

 

about

BLDGWORKS, founded in 2015, is structured to allow it to perform as an investment firm, an architectural design firm and a construction management firm. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is implemented for superior organization, goal alignment and proactive mindsets that creates an environment conducive to collaboration and teamwork.




Erik Churchill
Founder / Principal
esc@bldg-works.com


Erik utilizes his background in architecture, consutruction and business to challenge BLDGWORKS and individual projects to push the boundaries of design, sustainability, and traditional AEC practice. 

Previous to fuonding BLDGWORKS, Erik was a Senior Project Manager at SHoP Construction where he managed client communications, A&E consultants, BIM/VDC integration and SHoP project teams. Erik specialized in managing the design process on projects that used advanced methods of construction such as pre-fabrication. As an author, he has written on the changing roles of architects, publishing “Re-Negotiating Architects’ Relevancy - A U.S. Perspective of IPD and BIM.”

Erik has also managed the design and build of single family homes including two of the first in the LEED-H program. As a consultant he has worked with Clif Bar on sustainable packaging initiatives, Gerding Edlen Developers in Portland, OR on financing Living Building Challenge projects and with Gehry Technologies in Paris on technology development. At the University of Oregon, he developed the community design-build program, designBridge, into a nationally recognized program. Erik received a BA from Brown University, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon. He is a registered architect in the state of New York.








Vail Rooney
Director of Project Integration
vail@bldg-works.com


Vail specializes in the use of advanced technologies for project delivery. Most recently he was a senior associate and BIM implementation manager at SHoP Architects where he worked with A/Es, general contractor/sub-contractor teams, and clients to develop mutually beneficial BIM strategies.

During his time at SHoP Vail lead a major research and development project for the Department of State and Overseas Buildings Operations to fully utilize the benefits of BIM, QTO, and virtual reality in their project delivery methods. He also designed and lead R&D efforts at SHoP to enable the use of cloud based BIM technologies and parametric modeling office wide.

Previous to SHoP, Vail was a design technology leader  at world renown offices such as Perkins+Will, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and KPF. He has worked from concept design to construction documentation on many large domestic and international projects. Vail received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo as well as a Masters of Architecture from the advanced placement program at Parsons The New School for Design.



contact


745 5th Avenue Floor 29
New York, NY 10151

541-206-8208
office@bldg-works.com




jobs



Virtual Project Controls (VPC) Engineer

BIM Analyst is a junior position to help implement virtual projects controls with a large corporate client engaged in a large portfolio of work around the world.  In this role a BIM Analyst would engage with design and construction Building Information Models to enable QTO and cost analysis. This role is an opportunity for any member of the  Architect / Engineer / Construction community with an interest in BIM (3D,4D,5D modeling) to fully engage and explore these methods of documentation. We are looking for a highly motivated person, to become involved in other aspects of our growing firm. The role requires high flexibility, ambition, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a dedication to taking personal responsibility for results. Regular travel is expected.


Experience
  • Degree in architecture, engineering, construction, project controls, or related fields required
  • 0-3 years experience with BIM platforms (primarily Revit)
  • Interest in project controls, QTO, and cost analysis
  • Exhibition of leadership skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically to develop solutions


Technology Experience and Proficiency
  • Experience with Revit highly preferred
  • Experience with Dynamo a plus but not required
  • Experience with Python scripting a plus but not required
  • Experience with Revit API a plus but not required


Salary and Benefits
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Contribution to healthcare
  • Paid Time Off
  • BLDGWORKS encourages employees to work towards NCARB licensure, AIA membership, and other certifications such as LEED. Any such licenses and certifications are ideal in a candidate.


Position Start Date – ASAP


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio along with salary requirements to
office@bldg-works.com





analyze

         

We evaluate future needs and define opportunities

Services
Concept development
Financial proforma modeling Investment strategy development Securing of financing Business development consulting
                               
                                       



envision

         

We seek design solutions beyond typical models and answers

Services
Design architect
Architect of record
Programming
Master planning
Consultant management
                                   



integrate

         

We utilize technology to develop more
efficient workflows between architecture
and construction

Services
Construction management not at risk

Design-assist management

4D schedule integration
5D cost estimation
Direct-to-fabrication modeling & MGMT
     
         
   


educate

         


We actively participate in the education
of designers and future influencers of our
built, economic and social background.

Services
BIM Training