Kimon Onuma, FAIA, has been practicing architecture for three decades; building informed environments, ecosystems and cities. His firm is one of the first to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) on a large scale master planning project nearly two decades ago. His firm’s award winning BIMStorms are cloud-based tools and processes used for city planning and design to enable real-time collaboration of specialists, architects, planners, programmers and the community. Kimon serves on the Board of Direction for the buildingSMART alliance and is on the American Institute of Architects (AIA)Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community. He will be AIA’s 2013 TAP Chair.

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