Joe Villanti, AIA, Founder of baselab., a full service architecture design studio, has been been practicing architecture in Chicago for over 15 years. Mr. Villanti specializes in mixed-use urban infill projects with a focus on sustainable high performance buildings. In addition to new construction, baselab., is adept at adaptive re-use including historic renovation and commercial and retail construction.
A big proponent of BIM, building information modeling, baselab. utilizes Archicad software by Graphisoft, a leader in the BIM software arena. There has been a lot of dialogue in the industry with regards to new methods of project delivery, specifically Integrated Project Delivery. IPD as it is referred to, coupled with BIM to achieve sustainable high-performance buildings, is said to be the path to the future of our profession. As an architect and a firm leader it is issues like this that are so important to the future success of baselab.. To stay in front of the wave, or better, to know which wave to catch is of vital importance.