BIM breakfast: Erik Churchill
Join us for a talk by Erik Churchill of SHoP Construction.
SC (SHoP Construction) utilizes advanced technology to visualize the details and challenges inherit in design and construction. By integrating design, fabrication, and project delivery we work to increase quality and unlock real value. Recent projects that highlight SC’s development of pre-fabricated construction solutions to build projects better include The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY; B2 Bklyn Modular in Brooklyn, NY; and a modular brownstone in Redhook, NY.
About Erik: As a project manager with SHoP Construction Erik utilizes his background in construction, architecture, and business to manage projects that push the boundaries of design, sustainability, and traditional AEC practice. He recently managed the BIM/VDC integration of the B2 Bklyn Modular project for Forest City Ratner Companies during design and prototype production. Currently Erik is developing SHoP Construction’s design/build services for pre-fabricated projects. He has experience with pre-construction services, estimating, design coordination, and managing architectural design. As an author Churchill has written on the changing roles of architects, publishing “Re-Negotiating Architects’ Relevancy - A U.S. Perspective of IPD and BIM”.
Previous to SHoP Construction, as a project manager Erik managed the design and build of single family homes including two of the first in the LEED-H pilot 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.