Hi. My name is Scott, and I am a recovering Architect.

I am blogging with less than two weeks under my belt as the new AEC Industry Technical Specialist at ATG. If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you are probably anticipating a riveting tale of Drone scans, Virtual Reality or Collaboration for Revit.

Which is why I know that I will not disappoint you with this captivating tale of how I ended up here, as a recovering architect.

Like every other architect I have met, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be one. Although I had very little artistic ability and was not very fond of math, I persevered. I received my Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Arkansas and passed the Architectural Registration Exam, officially confirming my status as a Licensed Architect.

I had the pleasure of working with a variety of firms in several metropolitan areas. The first 5 to 10 years of an architect’s career are full of excitement and energy, learning something new every day, and earning increasing levels of responsibility with each new project.

Eventually though, the traditional career path began to lose its appeal. It stopped being fulfilling, so I decided that I needed to open my own practice.

This allowed me the freedom and artistic license that I felt was lacking elsewhere. I rode the roller coaster of being a sole practitioner for eight years. And while I can now say that I have learned more than I ever wanted to know about running a business, I’m not sure I learned nearly enough about being a better architect.

Architecture is a tough profession; I admire anyone that finds fulfillment in it at the 20-year mark and beyond.

I was initially hesitant to step out of the traditional role of architect by taking this position with ATG. But I came to the realization that this opportunity would give me the ability to focus on the aspects of architecture that I truly enjoy and to master them.

I love working with the software but never had the opportunity to use it to its full potential in my traditional architectural role. I look forward to completing the required Autodesk certifications and using my instinctual problem solving skills as part of the ATG support team.

I enjoy mentoring others; being an instructor for ATG will give me the opportunity to really grow into this role as a thought leader and instructor. I enjoy the process of putting together beautiful wall sections and details; Team Augmentation affords me the chance to do this for a variety of professionals around the country. I am very excited to be a part of this team and look forward to this new adventure.