Interview with Livia Geusa, BIM Coordinator & Senior ArchitectNews
Ana Patricia Martínez Menéndez • September 22, 2020
Give us a little information about yourself
I have been working as an Architect since 2012. I have worked for 5 years for an engineering company that gave me the chance to work for a long time abroad, especially in Oman and Qatar. I started working in BIM with the new project of Doha’s underground, in Qatar.
Three years ago I started working as BIM Coordinator and Senior Architect for Studio Costa Architecture. Here I have further implemented my personal skills using Revit for interior design projects. Studio Costa Architecture is a design studio based in Rome, Dubai and Riyadh which develops architecture projects on different scales, from masterplan to architecture and interior design.
In recent years I've worked as BIM Coordinator for complex projects of interior design, both for accommodation facilities and luxury residential facilities in the Middle East. We have managed to perfectly implement BIM technology thanks to these projects, starting from the early creative processes to the executive and technical processes.
Why did you join BIMobject?
I work with Revit for interior design projects, starting from the concept phase to the construction one. For this reason, it’s extremely useful finding on BIMobject furnishing models that are always updated, which correspond to the models published within the catalogs of the most important and international brands. In this way, our team is able to quickly deliver a realistic project to the final customer, with plausible measures and realistic pictures.
How do you use BIMobject?
Very often I have to manage interior design projects that are extremely big and complex. BIMobject is very useful because it allows our team to find 3D Revit families that we always need to use, such as furnishings, sanitary and lighting elements. Furthermore, we need to find files compatible with other design software.
How does the platform improve your business?
The interior design workflow includes the use of different software, depending on the design phase and on the representation intent. Studio Costa Architecture has to deal with the design phase but also with the visual phase, for this reason is very useful to find real furnishing models that are always updated. We can use these models, enriched with textures and materials, in our renderings and show them to our customers.
What opportunities does BIMobject offer you and what effects do you get out of it?
BIMobject allows me to work very quickly, because it contains many products of many brands and you have to look in one single platform. You can make a quick summary of the companies on BIMobject and compare them to analyze their different characteristics. Furthermore, BIMobject allows you to save your preferred items so that you can save more time during your research process.
Explain how your business can get more sustainable with our platform.
Using digital platforms is useful to save paper and printed catalogs, which are very difficult to refer to, and that need to be updated every year.
Find out more about Livia's work in www.studiocosta.ae