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Kristen Fry is a registered architect with experience in designing higher education environments for teaching and learning. She is a Senior Associate at Ayers Saint Gross Architects and Planners, in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Fry has experience as Project Architect for all phases of design and construction and has served as Building Information Modeling or BIM Manager on LEED Certified Academic Buildings. Through her efforts facilitating interdisciplinary design consultant teams, she exercises an interoperable workflow across platforms to merge expertise and optimize design.
Ms. Fry specializes in spatial data management utilizing digital design media through planning, programming and concept design. She has examined how architecture and the design process can support innovative cross-curricular learning in technology intensive fields. Ms. Fry has lectured on the integration of practice-based representation and documentation methods in academia as well as the utilization of BIM across the life cycle of the project from design and construction to facilities management. She has served on AIA Baltimore Design Awards and CANstruction committees and volunteers at the Neighborhood Design Center.
Ms. Fry teaches Building Information Modeling: Integrated Practice. This course seeks to explore the boundaries of BIM and its ability to visualize, document and coordinate space, understand the concepts and techniques of digital modeling and explore design opportunities in digital media at all phases of practice. The course focuses on ways of exploring architecture by developing collaborative forms of visual communication that re-prioritize ways of seeing, thinking and designing. As the profession struggles to redefine the media and method of architectural deliverables in the age of BIM, this course is uniquely positioned to examine and reflect upon the changing ethical and legal responsibilities such practice might have on the profession and illuminates the strategies contemporary architectural practitioners must employ to prepare for digital practice.