There will be over 22 hours of Archicad Training content, including the keynote and many other noteworthy presentations covering a comprehensive range of topics designed to help you take your practice to the next level. All content will focus on North American architecture and construction. We suggest at least an intermediate level of Archicad knowledge for all attendees.
These are high-caliber presentations not intended for absolute beginners. Please see the Archicad Refresher Workshop below which is designed for newer users in a hands-on environment. We utilize one large meeting room so you do not have to worry about concurrent sessions. Also, all content is recorded so that you can review later.
...this hand-on 8.5 hour (max) course is aimed at newer to intermediate users who may be accompanying another attendee. During this power-packed course you will create a 3 story mixed-use building and touch on ALL 44 of the architectural tools of the latest Archicad version, as well as dozens of fundamental techniques practiced by experienced Archicad users. The course is completely hand-on (using your own laptop) and we will have trainers available to guide you all the way.
This is designed not only as a means to familiarize yourself with the software, but also to experience how a project is modeled in Archicad and how documentation can be automated.
Archicad Concierge sessions are included in the price of admission! Get a minimum of three personalized one-on-one instruction from our world-class trainers through the Archicad Concierge program. Book 1/2 hour sessions with the expert(s) of your choice. We recommend bringing your laptop so that you can get help directly with your projects.
Whether you need assistance in a particular area of Archicad or would like advice on how you can be more efficient, our team of experts is happy to help. More details and sign-up info will be provided well before the event.
Note: Even if you are signed up for the Refresher Course, there are still Archicad Concierge sessions available outside these times. Please give a 30 minute break to allow time to get there!
We've assembled a dream-team of trainers with comprehensive knowledge of all things Archicad. In addition to presentations and group sessions, your trainers will be available for one-on-one instruction through the Archicad Concierge program.
BIM6x Archicad Solutions Director
After several years, he began to focus more on architectural technology. In 1996, he founded Visual Motion, Inc. offering architectural and technology consulting to architects and builders throughout the intermountain west. It was then where Chris saw Archicad for the first time while exploring different CAD options for the company. He was blown away by the power of Archicad, which led to him becoming an Archicad Solution Provider.
BIM6x Archicad Technical Director
Link has a long-standing relationship with Graphisoft’s Archicad development team, communicates with their technical support team daily, and has visited Graphisoft headquarters in Budapest, Hungary on several occasions. Link is also an award-winning Archicad alpha and beta tester since 2003, a member of multiple Archicad forums, and a highly respected and well-liked member of the Archicad community.
BIM6x Technical Sales
Born and raised in South Africa, Matt has always been passionate about technology and design and his career had always featured a bit of both until he began as a technical support agent at Graphisoft SA. He quickly developed a passion for helping people and included training others on how to use Archicad. It wasn’t long before he moved into a new province to improve sales and increase Archicad awareness in the region.
Christopher T. Lee, AIA, NCARB
Christopher Lee is the owner and operator of award-winning Design Associates Architects, an innovative architectural design firm headquartered in esteemed Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He joined the Global Housing Foundation Board in 2019.
Lee has an extensive and diverse background in architecture and has worked with a variety of corporate and individual clients focusing the firm’s talents on unique, stylish structural designs with an emphasis on effective use of spatial contouring and management.
Watch Chris Lee's ByDesign Video:
Trainers & Staff
James has an extensive background in Archicad with over 20 years of experience. Originally from Australia, he has worked as a Senior Urban Designer in Australia and the United Arab Emirates, working on large conceptual urban projects in China and the Middle East. He has been in the GRAPHISOFT family for the past 11 years, as a Product Manager, helping to shape the future of Archicad.
Veleda manages the internal Customer Success teams, including Professional Services, Customer Engagement, and Technical Support. She has worked with Graphisoft for nearly a decade and spent prior years in the reseller channel serving clients across North America. Veleda has over 20 years of Archicad experience and 17 years of instructing clients on how to use the software. She provides strategy and insight to ensure customer success.
Director of Customer Success, GRAPHISOFT North America
Catherine Cabezas has been part of the AEC industry for over 15 years both practicing Architecture as well as leading sales and customer success for the East coast of the United States. She is currently part of the Key Accounts team at GRAPHISOFT North America.
Key Accounts Sales Manager, GRAPHISOFT North America
Zsolt’s been working for Graphisoft since 2019, starting as a Technical Support Engineer. Now he is responsible for training content development and delivery for Graphisoft Learn. Among various topics he is more experienced in Open BIM collaboration, Documentation and Visualization techniques in Archicad. Prior to Graphisoft, he worked as a BIM coordinator on bigger projects in Hungary and he also has experience in architectural and interior design.
Professional Services Consultant, GRAPHISOFT
Leeswann has demonstrated success in this area for several years gaining valuable experience as a trusted advisor for North American firms. Prior to joining Graphisoft, she consulted with residential and commercial architects. She holds a Masters of Architecture and Masters of Urban Planning degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Key Account Manager, GRAPHISOFT
For 15 years he has hosted OnLand.info, probably the oldest Archicad blog on the web. Here he shares tips and insights on all aspects of professional Archicad use, in order to grow the Archicad community and help users see the technology’s potential.
Associate at Rill Architects
The first project ever done in Archicad for a student competition drifted this architect on the Graphisoft journey. Gordana first worked at Graphisoft's partner - hiCAD, in Serbia, where she was born and raised. In 2016 she joined Graphisoft, first as a Technical Support Engineer, then as a BIM Consultant, and currently, she looks after Graphisoft Community as a Global Community Manager.
Global Community Manager, GRAPHISOFT
Jared runs Shoegnome Architects, a Seattle, WA based residential architecture firm. He's been using Archicad since 2006 and blogging about BIM, Archicad, and the relationship between the practice of architecture and technology since 2010. If you haven’t watched one of his Archicad videos, read one of his blog posts, or heard about the Shoegnome Open Template for Archicad, you've probably never googled an Archicad question or attended an Archicad event.
Architect, AIA, Shoegnome Architects
He is an experienced architect with 18+ years of expertise in all aspects of a project from schematic design to construction administration, relocated from Boston to Montreal to join Epic Games. He has extensive experience using Archicad, having worked on various projects of different sizes and complexities. Prior to joining Epic Games, he provided professional services for Graphisoft and led the Boston Society of Architects' Archicad user group for 8 years.
Twinmotion Product Support Specialist, Epic Games, Inc
Born and raised in Puerto Rico where he finished his Architecture degree. Began using Archicad in school and has been using it since in various Architecture offices in Tallahassee Florida, where he worked as a BIM Manager before starting to work with Graphisoft North America. Is passionate for learning & teaching, and is an active member of several online Archicad User groups.
Customer Engagement Specialist, GRAPHISOFT North America
Patrick has been an avid Archicad user since 2006. He was the in-house software consultant and manager for a high profile Bay Area firm. Then he stepped out on his own, forming a training and consulting company, 4dProof. His focus has remained on small and medium projects, maximizing software and workflow efficiencies, leveraging Archicad, among many other tools, to get the most out of the design and collaborative process.
BIM consultant at 4D PROOF