Thursday, October 28, 2010

Upcoming Meeting - Erin Rae Hoffer

We are pleased to invite Erin Rae Hoffer from Autodesk to speak with us in an upcoming meeting. As you will see below, Erin can speak to a very broad set of topics. This is where we want your feedback. These user group meetings are for you and about you, so please take a moment to answer the survey question above, or email us with questions or specific threads you would like her to speak to.

"Generally, my presentations focus on the role of technology in the context of AEC industry change. Of late, I am focusing on three major trends in AEC – the move toward sustainable design (both policy and practice), the move toward collaborative project delivery (including design-build, integrated contracts, and public-private partnerships) and the impact of building information modeling process on companies (new competencies and strategies). While this is admittedly a very broad set of topics, I would be happy to work with you on finding the best intersection between these topics and the interests of your group."

Erin Rae Hoffer AIA LEED AP BD+C is an architect with Autodesk, a leading provider of software for architecture and engineering. With AEC Solutions at Autodesk, Erin fosters the adoption of innovative approaches to design and practice. Prior to joining Autodesk, she served as Executive Vice-President with the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and served on the board of directors of the Boston Society of Architects as Commissioner of Technology. She led technology and services organizations for Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tufts University.  Erin received a Master in Architecture from UCLA, and a Master in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Sustainable Urban Policy at Northeastern University’s program of Law, Policy and Society. She is registered to practice architecture in California, is a LEED Accredited Professional and member of the AIA and CSI.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 5 Meeting Postponed

Due to a death in the family over the week-end, Eric Wing has had to postpone his trip. We will reschedule for a later date, to be determined. We'll keep you posted.

Sorry for any inconvenience.