Ian Shafer


To secure opportunities which will allow me both to contribute my expertise and to continue to develop in support of quality architecture and building construction drawing strongly on emerging tools and technology – Revit .


Skillful, talented and highly creative project professional since 1988.  With experience and knowledge of architectural / engineering practices, construction technology, building materials, equipment, and mathematics to carry out necessary responsibilities as they pertain to client interface, project design, construction administration and inspections.

Skills and Knowledge

·       BIM/CAD Management, Development and Customization- Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, BIM 360.  Training, testing and evaluating BIM software.  Classroom and on-site BIM/CAD Training.  Supervision and evaluation of production and design drafting staff.  

·       Construction Coordination - coordinate all aspects of construction using digital technology (BIM, CAD, etc) working towards an Integrated Project Delivery: drafting, modeling services, construction administration and project coordination, material and area take-off services, scheduling, estimating and estimation-assist.  Leading to more efficient coordinated construction documents with fewer revisions.

·       Design and Production - hospitality, commercial, institutional and residential projects.  Preparation of construction documents, specification and details, structural and casework drawings, door and finish schedules, feasibility and zoning studies/proposals, schematic and design presentations, code analysis and building permits, Leasing / BOMA documents, calculations and exhibits.  

·       Project Management / Project Leadership - scheduling, coordination, client liaison, contract/construction administration, job-site visits, team oversight, report writing and communications. 

·       Construction Administration - Resolving issues of constructability and integrating design with the built environment.  Responding to questions from owners, construction managers, contractors, consultants and building officials.  Attending meetings representing the A/E team.

·       Trade / Crossover Skills - Intermediate knowledge of structural, mechanical, electric and plumbing, experienced in both residential and commercial build out and renovation projects, experience in planning, budget and scheduling.


School of Architecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Architecture Program (Bridge)

                Red River Community College, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Engineering Design Technology

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bachelor Of Science, Mathematics



Design Software:  Revit, AutoCAD Architecture (ADT), Autodesk NavisWorks, BIM 360

(limited experience – Archicad, Vectorworks)

Additional Software:  Microsoft Office, Constructware, Buzzsaw, Adobe CS5
(limited experience – Corel Graphics Suite, Sketch Up)

Hardware and software support: installation, maintenance, development, training, office standards, troubleshooting and technical support. 

Affiliations / Certifications

·       Autodesk - Revit Architecture Certified Professional

·       Construction Document Technologist (CDT)

·       American Institute of Architects, Associate Member (#360000013)

·       Certified Engineering Technologist (CET #4474)

·       LEED Accreditation (LEED AP) – in process.


For several years, I served as a BIM Coordinator, trainer and CAD Manager.  The system I have developed / managed assisted my colleagues to excel in their efforts, creating consistency of drawing standards and efficient information management.

Currently, I am concentrating my efforts on Revit, Integrated Project DElivery and the Virtual Building / BIM development. I am excited about the vast opportunities within a coordinated model. I am sincerely committed in my belief that the Virtual Building and the Integrated Practice is the future of responsible and sustainable construction and architecture.

My experience with the coordination of large projects in collaboration with owner/clients, contractors, consultants, building officials and inspectors has prepared me well for the challenges of Construction Coordination and Management. Rich with the experience and strong in ability, I am eager to apply my knowledge to your project. 

I thank you for your time, attention and the opportunity to present my company and myself. I know that True North will be of great value to your project. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ian Shafer, Principal Consultant