This episode features a fun conversation between me and the super talented  Purvi Gandhi Irwin.  We talk about her preservation journey, travel, and different life experiences.  We also discuss the importance of documenting historic structures prior to them being demolished.



Purvi Gandhi Irwin:

As the Practice Manager for Architecture at CADD Microsystems, Purvi supports professionals across all disciplines with BIM technologies, which includes teaching Revit, developing workflows and standards, troubleshooting issues, and finding creative solutions to both design and modeling problems. She has 17+ years of experience, most spent as a preservation project architect, where she specialized in using innovative technologies to facilitate the documentation and rehabilitation of institutional buildings, and 12+ years of Revit experience working with historic buildings, from conceptual design, through construction administration and project close-out. Purvi is a registered architect with degrees in both Architecture and Historic Preservation. She served on the Alexandria, VA Parker Gray Board of Architectural review from 2012 until its consolidation in 2019, as both a board member and as Board Chair. She currently serves on the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review. In the past, Purvi was also active with both the local and national chapters of the Association for Preservation Technology. She has recently become more involved in equity and diversity conversations as they relate to both the larger AEC industry and more specifically around historic preservation principles. She loves to learn and teach, with a strong belief that diversity in all ways creates stronger and more resilient communities. She has presented at many conferences over the years, including BILTna conferences, Autodesk University, DesignDC, AIA National Conference, ArchEX conference, the APTI Annual Conference, and local AIA chapter events.

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