New York — Citing exceptional growth in sales and new seat development, Microdesk, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and the nation’s largest AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner/Operator) industry consulting firm with expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM), announced the expansion of its consulting team.
The company’s unprecedented growth is a result of its ongoing success from partnerships with the world’s largest building and infrastructure design projects and high-profile organizations such as Stanford University, Denver International Airport, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, MassDOT, Kohn Pedersen Fox, and University of Massachusetts. With 11 locations in the United States and a growing presence in London, talent acquisition is a key component of Microdesk’s culture.
During the first quarter, which ran from February to April, Microdesk hired 24 new team members. New hires, such as Chris Fercho, AECO consultant, in Chicago; Paul Seletsky, senior solutions specialist, in New York City; and Bonyan Zolghadri, consultant, in San Francisco are key indicators of the company’s momentum. All three consultants are renowned leaders and entrepreneurs who have joined the Microdesk team to share their knowledge and technical expertise with clients.
“We pride ourselves on the ability to attract world class talent,” stated Microdesk President and CEO Michael DeLacey. “Microdesk’s latest hires reinforce our commitment to our clients, as well as build upon the strong team structure we already have in place. We’re anticipating the rapid growth to continue in the upcoming years, as we pursue additional projects that aim to change the design and construction process.”
Microdesk strategically identifies talented individuals with specific technical experience, accompanied by active in-field experience. Microdesk also seeks to find a good balance of people who like to have fun and enjoy life, which is a big component of the company’s culture.
Paul Seletsky, AIA, views BIM as a catalyst toward positive transformations in the building industry, enabling architects and engineers to capitalize on visual augmentation for faster, iterative, design options, and cloud-based collaboration and services for improved construction management and energy analysis. He served as digital design director for noted architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York, and KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia, from 2005-2010 and 2010-2012, respectively, where he spearheaded research and development efforts. Seletsky served as chair of the Technology Committee at the AIA New York’s Center for Architecture from 2003-2013, and has managed, written, and lectured on design technology in both the public and private sectors. He i a registered architect and a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York.
Chris Fercho, recently a principal at BCS IS|IT LLC with stops at Pierce Engineers and Structural Dimension, Inc, comes to Microdesk with previous management and consulting roles at esteemed organizations. His extensive experience in AutoCAD and Revit coupled with his project management skills allow him to assume the responsibilities of assessing business goals. Natural leadership and strategic planning skills permit him to effectively integrate the right mix of technology, processes, and training to address an organization’s unique needs. Fercho understands that maintaining a long-term, successful BIM strategy requires the dedicated support of a partner to stay current on technology, troubleshoot issues, and look for additional opportunities to leverage BIM. He holds a degree in Construction Technology & Architectural Drafting from Waukesha County Technical College. Bonyan Zolghadri, formerly a BIM Coordinator for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff with preceding employment at Güzin İnşaat and Varjavand Consulting Engineers, enters Microdesk with an expertise in architectural design. His comprehensive knowledge of Autodesk Revit, Indigo Renderer and Lumion 3D paired with his expanding skillset in visual coding on Dynamo and Python enable him speed up the BIM process while minimizing errors in BIM management tasks. Zolghadri’s specialty in BIM allows him to produce project and template set ups, perform BIM Model maintenance, conduct BIM Automation, and create related content. His passion for architecture and technology along with his vast knowledge of BIM has led him to successfully manage the digital data and workflows with high profile companies in the past. Zolghadri holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree in architectural engineering from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman.