An architect by education who transitioned to technology early in her career, Lauren holds a Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Art and Architecture from Miami University. She has 16 years of industry experience ranging from healthcare and industrial architectural design to BIM implementation, innovation projects, and executing corporate initiatives. Her creative passion lies in Lean, continuous improvements, and innovative model / data use solutions for design and construction operations. Lauren currently leads a diverse group of VDC technology leaders, software DevOps, and model managers whose focus is on implementing new and innovative technologies, processes, and best practices in design and construction. Over the past several years, Lauren has presented at numerous conferences and is also a published thought leader in well-known industry-leading publications such as Building Design + Construction and Engineering News-Record. In 2022, she was named in Autodesk’s “40 Under 40: Champions of Construction” list, which honors innovative individuals who continue to push the industry forward.