Our Story

It was a cold day in November 2015, in a bar in downtown Manhattan. Drinking Japanese craft beer, the two co-founders of designtech were having a heated discussion about the current state of affairs in the design and construction industry. Whilst there were many good things happening in the industry, as a collective we still trail behind the likes of the automotive and aerospace industries. designtech was formed to help the AEC industry as a whole, seek a new direction.

As the UK’s leading Computational BIM Consultancy, we pride ourselves on offering expert solutions to your bespoke problems by utilising our pool of industry specialists, whether you need help delivering a multidisciplinary infrastructure project or complex facade geometries, we have the right team and solution for you.

Our Mission

designtech is built to provide a better and more hands-on design and delivery consultancy to the AEC industry. We are focussed on delivering targeted support to the Design and Construction industry in the areas of Design Delivery, Computational BIM, Custom Tools, BIM Implementation, Training and Project Support. Based on our broad industry experience, we provide direct support to design teams for project delivery, operational efficiency and process management.

With the emergence of the internet of things (IoT), improved data and modelling standards, big data analytical technology and VR/AR; there is great scope to develop as an industry and utilise readily available data to allow decision makers to understand and interrogate complex problems.

Architectural theories combined with computational methodology is paving the way for a new way of designing.

Team

Over the past decade we have delivered a wide array of complex projects around the world. Focussing on the BIM delivery of Transportation, Commercial and Educational projects, designtech are well placed to support your design team with the latest industry knowledge and technical expertise. designtech is supported by a team of Architects, Technologists, Information Managers, Surveyors, Software Developers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Computational Designers.

Our Story

It was a cold day in November 2015, in a bar in downtown Manhattan. Drinking Japanese craft beer, the two co-founders of designtech were having a heated discussion about the current state of affairs in the design and construction industry. Whilst there were many good things happening in the industry, as a collective we still trail behind the likes of the automotive and aerospace industries. designtech was formed to help the AEC industry as a whole, seek a new direction.

As the UK’s leading Computational BIM Consultancy, we pride ourselves on offering expert solutions to your bespoke problems by utilising our pool of industry specialists, whether you need help delivering a multidisciplinary infrastructure project or complex facade geometries, we have the right team and solution for you.

Our Mission

designtech is built to provide a better and more hands-on design and delivery consultancy to the AEC industry. We are focussed on delivering targeted support to the Design and Construction industry in the areas of Design Delivery, Computational BIM, Custom Tools, BIM Implementation, Training and Project Support. Based on our broad industry experience, we provide direct support to design teams for project delivery, operational efficiency and process management.

With the emergence of the internet of things (IoT), improved data and modelling standards, big data analytical technology and VR/AR; there is great scope to develop as an industry and utilise readily available data to allow decision makers to understand and interrogate complex problems.

Architectural theories combined with computational methodology is paving the way for a new way of designing.

Leadership

Over the past decade we have delivered a wide array of complex projects around the world. Focussing on the BIM delivery of Transportation, Commercial and Educational projects, designtech are well placed to support your design team with the latest industry knowledge and technical expertise. designtech is supported by a team of Architects, Technologists, Information Managers, Surveyors, Software Developers, Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Computational Designers.

David Flynn

Director

David Flynn has 13 years of industry experience delivering projects around the world. Focusing on the technical aspects of project delivery from the design side, he has spent the majority of his career building the knowledge to help designers develop their designs and execute them in efficient workflows based around individual office requirements.

David is a fully qualified Architectural Technologist educated at Dublin Institute of Technology (Dip Arch Tech). David has previously been employed at Grimshaw Architects as their global Head of BIM, at KPF in London managing CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) and at AL_A as their CAD/BIM Manager. These roles involved leading drawing package production with large teams as well as technical involvement in design teams for projects in Europe, Asia and North America. This coupled with leading BIM processed across multiple offices has allowed David to gather a wealth of experience with implementation and execution of design processes.

Main professional interests are the coordination and delivery of highly complex projects, supporting design teams using a wide array of tools. Experience delivering large drawing packages at all stages and across many geographical regions allows David to focus on what makes design teams efficient, productive and aligned with their local industry standards.

Mark Thorley

Director

Mark brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to various stages of work in both the process and delivery of BIM. He has experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and ensuring better levels of collaboration throughout the design process. His extensive knowledge of BIM software enables a greater workflow and results in the best methods of delivery possible. He has amassed a portfolio of great projects delivered in BIM ranging from Leisure, Residential, Religious, Retail, Educational and Sports Stadia.  

As a fully qualified Architectural Technologist, Mark has worked in managerial BIM and Computational roles for the last 7 years for companies such as Aecom, Grimshaw and Spacezero, delivering iconic projects such as the the Al Wakrah Stadium Precinct, for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.  

Mark is passionate about computer science and its application in the field of Architecture and Construction. Working alongside some of the leading organisations in the building industry, Mark has designed strategies, software and workflows that help to utilise building data and create efficiencies through the automation of design and production. His skill set has led him to be one of the leaders in Computation and tools such as Dynamo. Over the years Mark have collectively taught colleagues and external consultants and have spoken at conferences worldwide

Sol Amour

Associate

Sol holds both a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and a Masters of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

He has experience in a diverse range of fields ranging from construction through landscaping, industrial design and architecture. He has focused his career on education and a technical understanding of complex problems, tempered by carefully considered holistic design. Most of his career has been set within multidisciplinary firms, working on large scale commercial projects, where his focus has been upon communication, clarity and effectiveness between all parties involved –  while delivering outstanding bespoke design solutions.

Sol’s aptitude has lead him down a more technical path, where the use of coding, visual scripting, computation and agile methodologies have allowed him to work smarter, not harder. His ethos is that we should leverage the computational power available to us to automate many of the backend processes the modern world demands to allow us to get back to what we all want to do: Design carefully considered buildings that enhance the built fabric of both our cities and environment.

Antonio Rodriguez

BIM Coordinator

Antonio studied at the KEA Copenhagen School of Design and Technology before working with Mikkelsen Arkitekter, Adamson Associates and Karakuseic Carson Architects. With a keen eye for detail, Antonio works closely with a number of clients on projects worldwide, assisting and upskilling teams around him. He is an expert in Revit and Dynamo, and is currently developing his knowledge of Python Script further each day.

Rachel Gimbert

Project Manager

Rachel is a highly motivated and proactive individual with a passion for efficiency and company culture within change management environments. With experience in the areas of project management, business strategy, workflow, design, and marketing she has experience working within industries such as Publishing, NGO and Architecture. Her key focus at designtech is system management and she is working closely with the directors to develop a clear company strategy in a number of areas including brand direction and marketing.

Rahil Zilani

Software Developer

Rahil joined designtech in early 2018 after completing his BSc degree in Computer Games Development at the University of Westminster. He has strong development skills in both C# and C++ and is helping to develop both internal and external plugins and software used by designtech and many of our clients.

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Unit 740, Salisbury House
29 Finsbury Circus
London EC2M 7AQ

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