Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way architects work by dramatically enhancing the efficiency of the design, building and maintenance process. Gillis Architects has invested heavily in BIM, and is among a growing number of U.S. architects to offer its benefits to clients. Using three-dimensional, real-time building modeling software, we are able to present dynamic visualizations of design work in progress. This enables us to minimize surprises for clients and also lets us provide more comprehensive, coordinated technical documents for construction.

To learn more about BIM and why industry leaders in architecture are increasingly using it, visit these websites:

  • Graphisoft is the pioneer and leader in developing Virtual Building(TM) solutions.
  • Collision Detection (Mechanical components that are to be hidden may interfere with structural or other design features).
  • Ecodesigner (Enables architects to quickly and efficiently evaluate design alternatives based on energy consumption, carbon footprint, and monthly energy balance.)
  • Ecotect is a complete building design and environmental analysis tool that covers the full range of simulation and analysis functions required to truly understand how a building design will operate and perform.
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting