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Vickie Harris is the Firmwide BIM Leader and a core member of the Practice Technology team at HKS Architects in Dallas, Texas, USA. With her diverse skill set and over 10 years of architectural experience, she is responsible for developing, maintaining and administering all BIM protocol and standards. Focusing on the overall needs of the firm and working with the Regional Practice Technology Leaders, Vickie offers oversight for BIM implementation at the practice and project level, provides guidance for hands-on and group training for new hires and advanced professionals and acts as a resource for the firm with BIM software.
Vickie has uniquely carved out her current career path by linking her passion of making a change through architecture and the use of technology. She is focused on helping the AEC industry reach its potential through the integration of technology. Through her years of experience, she continues to see a lack of progression and adoption of new technologies due lack of change in contractual language. From her perspective, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors can truly change the way our world is developed and lived in, and this potential shouldn’t be limited because our forefathers didn’t have the foresight to know of what technological advancements may come.
Keeping this passion in mind, Vickie recently launched a blog in pursuit of transforming AEC industry and its use of technology. Although BIM and Design Technology were not her focus through her education, it has become an integral part of who she is and has made it a personal mission to help lead the effort to see true transformation in the industry – an amBIMtious Transformation.