In this episode I sit down with Randy Deutsch and talk BIM, education and how technology is shaping the business of Architecture.


Randy Deutsch AIA, LEED AP is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a scholar-practitioner in architectural technology, teaching Anatomy of Buildings, Construction of Buildings, Professional Practice, Comprehensive Capstone Design Studio, and a graduate seminar – Construction Management: Virtual and Real. He is a BIM Strategist, IPD Advocate and lead design architect responsible for the design of over 100 large, complex sustainable projects. His designs and writing have appeared in ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, DesignIntelligence and other periodicals.

Randy is the author of BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice (Wiley, 2011,) tracking the social and organizational impacts and collaborative work process of the new technologies on individuals, organizations, the profession and industry, and the forthcoming books, Data Driven Design and Construction: Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data (Wiley, 2015), and Convergence: An Integrated Framework for Architectural Practice (Architectural Design, 2016). Randy authored the chapter on IPD in the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice 15th Edition, and served on the Chicago Architectural Club’s Board of Directors and AIA Chicago Board as Director and Vice President. He blogs at and, both featured in ARCHITECT magazine and AIA National website, and at He’s led a Harvard GSD Executive Education program on BIM and leadership each summer.

Randy is recognized as a professional thought and practice leader and recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award – Chicago. A prolific social media influencer @randydeutsch, Randy speaks frequently on the subject of BIM, IPD, technology, big data, data driven design, leadership, change management, lean construction, design strategy, construction management, collaboration, issues of interest to emerging professionals and advocacy and support for equality in architecture. Randy keynoted the AIA Large Firm Round Table on Technology in Dallas, TX.


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