Atlas of Digital Architecture
Odilo Schoch took on the position of Head of BIM at Swiss Federal Roads Office, one of the largest infrastructure owners in Switzerland, in 2020. He is about to hand over his position as Head of Postgraduate Education on Digitalisation at ETH Zürich, where he taught computational thinking to professionals within the construction sector. He established two companies which consult infrastructure and building owners as well as government agencies in customised future proof digital solutions and value-adding BIM. Among his clients are Swiss Fede-ral Railways, the cantons Zürich and Aargau, the City of Zürich, and retail giant Migros, and he carries out development within the Linked Data Working Group and ifcrail of buildingSMART International.
Odilo’s interests are the critical and contextual modelling of data concepts and matching processes. This leads to the implementation of tailor-made solutions for individuals and organisations. As a principal investigator of the Swiss national Competence Centre in Digital Fabrication, dfab.ch, he links his expertise on data, processes, and robotic fabrication.
With a background in a family run architectural business, he studied architecture at ETH Zürich, UCL London, and RWTH Aachen. He has practised in Germany, Switzerland, and China for companies such as Ove Arup Engineers and Baumschlager Eberle architects. He was Professor for BIM at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, visiting professor at SEU South East University in Nanjing, and Tsinghua, Beijing, China.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
(with Jakob Beetz, André Borrmann, Petra von Both, and Frank Petzold)
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