BIM Coach/Design Technician
Guernsey born and bred, Gerard has recently returned to the island with his family having spent the past few decades living and working in the United States.
Gerard is an experienced BIM Manager/Coach, BIM Tech, Architectural Designer, Graphic Designer, IT Manager, 3D Generalist / Animator / Renderer specialising in ArchiCAD.
Having worked with Mogavero Architects in Northern California, he was also the chair of the Sacramento ArchiCAD User Group. More recently Gerard lived in Los Angeles, working with Minarc in Santa Monica, building them custom ArchiCAD-based systems for doing design and take-offs, as well as designing and detailing on a range of projects.
Gerard has experience across a range of sectors from single-family luxury, single-family market-rate, multi-family residential, multi-family affordable residential, commercial, retail, restaurant and assembly spaces. Project scopes have ranged from a single modest building to multi-building sites with half a million square foot footprints, complex land-use issues, planning issues, tree and historic façade preservation issues.
Outside of work Gerard plays fretless bass and guitar across a range of styles, and does sound design and production; he’s an ex-high-performance motorcyclist; he has a background in assorted martial arts & fencing.
Gerard is passionate about digital and traditional sketching and sculpting; architectural history and technologies over time; architectural design and architectonics across cultures, having traveled through England, France, Italy, Japan and United States exploring architectural exemplars; and he is actively exploring game development / level design.