LHB Spotlight: Dan Stine, BIM Administrator

Authored by Dan Stine, March 18, 2019.

Time with LHB: 
15 Years

What’s your favorite LHB project you’ve worked on? 
A current project, Vision Northland; a new hospital in Duluth, MN. This is a significant project for the local community on many levels and replaces the hospital I was born in.

Why do performance services matter?
Incorporating performance services in our work adds value, improves building performance, occupant comfort, saves money and is good for the environment.

If you weren’t an architect, what would you be doing?
I would probably be a computer programmer. I have completed coursework towards a computer science degree at the University of Minnesota several years ago. Either that, or a “professional” traveler!

Quick Bio:
I am a registered architect (WI) with over twenty years of experience in the field of architecture. As the BIM Administrator here at LHB, I have implemented Building Information Modelling (BIM), BIM-based lighting analysis, early energy modeling, virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and the Electrical Productivity Pack for Revit (sold by CTC Software). Dell, the world-renowned computer company, created a video highlighting my implementation of VR at LHB.

I have presented internationally on performance design and BIM in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Slovenia, Australia and Singapore; including, NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (2018), Lightfair (2018), and AIA-MN Convention (2016, 2017, 2018). By invitation, I spent a week at Autodesk’s largest R&D facility located in Shanghai, China to beta test and brainstorm new Revit features in 2016.

Committed to furthering the design profession, I also teach graduate architecture students at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and have lectured for interior design programs at NDSU, Northern Iowa State and University of Minnesota, as well as Dunwoody’s new School of Architecture in Minneapolis. As an adjunct instructor, I previously taught AutoCAD and Revit for twelve years at Lake Superior College. I am a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and Autodesk Developer Network (ADN), and am a Construction Document Technician (issued by CSI).

I have also written several textbooks which are used in high schools, colleges and universities across North America. One text on Autodesk Revit is the number one Revit-book in the academic market in the US. Two of my books are focused on hand sketching, co-authored with LHB-er Steve McNeill and another book covers interior design for Revit, co-authored with LHB-er Aaron Hansen.

To hear Dan’s most recent podcast with Enoch Sears, Business of Architecture Founder, click on the following link https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/podcast/281-alternate-careers-bim-administrator/.


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