What does this announcement have to do with this building? It does not have anything to do with one of my previous firms Margulies Perruzzi Architects having designed the LEED Gold Base Building. If you look in the top right corner of the metal panel façade you will see the name Dassault Systemes who are the makers of Catia and other products as well as the parent company to Solidworks. This is the new building complex they moved into during the last month in Waltham, MA. Have you guessed the news yet?
After having worked for Architecture firms since 1997, today will be my last day working directly for an architecture firm. I have decided to pursue a different career path to better utilize my skills and passions. I have joined DS Solidworks as a Product Manager for their AEC software. Yes, I did say Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) software. As hinted in my post on Sunday, this blog will take a slightly different direction based on this change. The specifics of what that is be will be shown in time but it will definitely be new and exciting. I have enjoyed getting to know the top experts in large firm BIM as well as those in small firms being innovative at a different scale and everyone in between. With your help we can create something great. I look forward to working with all of you further in the future!