Vickie Patel currently is the Practice Technology Manager 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 BIM Managers, Vickie offers one-on-one support to project team members, provides hands-on and group training for new hires and advanced professionals and acts as a resource for the firm with BIM software. She has spoken at technology conferences such as Midwest University, and is very active in her local AIA chapter speaking at various event including the Women in Architecture conference. Vickie is LEED BD+C accredited and holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Texas at Arlington, a Bachelors of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, and is a Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional.