In this episode of BIMThoughts we talk about how to Participate in a worldwide crowdsourcing effort to virtually reconstruct the lost treasure that is Sir John Soane’s Bank of England. Join Autodesk®, HP, NVIDIA, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, CASE, CGarchitect and Sir John Soane’s Museum for this first of its kind project that leverages modern BIM technologies to collaboratively re-create Classical architectural forms.


  • Head over to Project Soane to find out more and to join the project
  • Paul Aubin’s  Renaissance Revit: Creating Classical Architecture with Modern Software On Amazon

More about the project

Project Soane is a worldwide crowdsourcing effort to virtually reconstruct Sir John Soane’s Bank of England, one of modern architectural history’s greatest losses,  using modern BIM technologies.

Join Autodesk, HP, NVIDIA, CASE, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, CGarchitect and Sir John Soane’s Museum for this first of its kind project that leverages modern BIM technologies to collaboratively recreate neoclassical architecture. Contributors will receive worldwide recognition and a chance at winning over $20,000 in awards for their efforts.


The team at Robert A.M. Stern Architects explored the Soane Museum’s archive of original drawings to compile reference kits for two of the Bank’s facades and two of its most admired rooms.

Upon registration, participants will receive access to the reference kits on Autodesk®A360®. Included in each kit is an Autodesk® Revit® software file, containing all the crowdsourced contributions. Participants simply contribute to the Revit file, and check it back into A360 when they are done.

All individual contributions will be merged back into the master room templates. This process will be managed by the Revit software gurus at CASE to ensure accuracy, consistency and completeness.

As a participant or team you can model as much of the project as you like. You are also not required to complete any section you start.  As this is a crowdsourced project, other participants can pick up where you left off by downloading and working from the model you have uploaded.

Once you have registered and logged into the Autodesk A360 website, you will be able to start contributing to Project Soane.

Full instructions, file downloads and a user community  will be made available on the A360 project website.


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