Michael Schroeder

Michael J. Schroeder is Lecturer in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and teaches Information Centered Design Futures. He is President and CEO of BIM Jet, INC. developing innovative technology solutions for the AECO industries and leads their BIM implementation teams. He has managed the transition of several large architectural practices, including ADD Inc., Burt Hill, and SEA. He has provided consultation to international construction organizations and provided technology guidance to foreign and domestic government agencies. He was a founding co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Building Information Modeling (BIM) round-table. He taught the Building Information Models and Parametric Design courses at the GSD and was a teaching fellow for the Advanced Digital Media and Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing courses. While at the Center for Design Informatics at Harvard, Schroeder collaborated to develop a digital reconstruction of the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence Italy, and 3D stereo digital interactive interfaces for visualizing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain. He was a senior software engineer for Macromedia Inc. and has founded several innovative companies servicing the AECO industries in the US and northern Europe. Formerly, Schroeder was Director of Design Technology at Safdie Architects. His interests blend the boundary between architectural design processes, computer programming, construction, and visualization. Schroeder holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University and a Master in Design Studies with distinction from the Harvard Design School.