From the early stages of design through construction, CO Architects coordinates and communicates design through Building Information Modeling (BIM). As early adopters, we served as beta testers for the new technology. More than just a vehicle for documentation, model-to-fabrication processes are driving new approaches to design, as seen in our strategy for the entry bridge at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. BIM is our primary mode of design delivery for projects ranging from large, internally complex hospitals and laboratories, to institutional buildings with detailed façade design.
“BIM Saved $10 Million”
By nature, architectural projects involve balancing budget with schedule. Used wisely, BIM can reduce building and design costs dramatically. Fast Co. Design reported on how CO Architects used BIM to save our client $10 million on the Oregon Health & Science University Medical Education Building in Portland, OR.
“Go Behind the Façade”
In order to create the complex, copper façade panelization for the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building in Phoenix, AZ, we utilized multiple BIM software and digital documentation methods early in the design process. Visit our Journal for an in-depth look into our process.
We are award-winning experts in BIM tools and processes for planning, programming, design, and documentation because of our continued commitment to new technologies. As early pioneers of BIM software and practices, we helped blaze a trail for the rest of the industry.