July 17, 2014

My Six Degrees of Separation From Brad Pitt and Dr. Who - Or, Glasgow School of Art With Revit

More than twelve years ago I set out to prove that Revit was not ready for me yet. I had big ideas about what I wanted to design, as an architect, and was certain that Revit could not possibly meet that need. I took on, as a test case, the task of modeling the Glasgow School of Art. Working in my spare time I slowly attempted to model this beautiful building with Revit’s toolset.

Early (Revit 4.0?) 3D Model of the Glasgow School of Art

Revit surprised me, back then, with its power and flexibility and the act of trying to detail this great work of architecture helped me develop a fine appreciation for the work of Mackintosh. So, it was with great sadness that I read about the fire that has largely destroyed;this great building back in May 2014. Though I never did finish that model (surprise!), I’d like to be part of the actual rebuilding process now.

If you'd like to be among the esteemed community of Brad Pitt (or even better – Dr. Who) you can also donate to the rebuilding fund. More information on this effort can be found here: GS of A - How to Support

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for eclcofnj.org and growitgreenmorristown.org. @GVPinNJ