This is part of the Landscape Architecture + BIM in Practice series, which features landscape architects using BIM within professional practice.
OLIN is a landscape architecture and urban design firm. Founded in 1979 by Laurie Olin, the firm has an integrated design approach with a focus on the landscape.
With their main office in Philadelphia, OLIN currently employs around 65 people. They also have two smaller offices in Los Angles and Taiwan. Though based out of the United States, OLIN has worked on numerous international projects, including the UK, India, and China
I spoke with three landscape architects that have been involved with BIM at OLIN: Jessica Henson, Senior Landscape Architect, Chris Hanley, Partner and Director of Technology, and Richard Roark, Partner. They were able to tell me a little bit about what BIM tools they utilize, how they have implemented BIM, and what they envision for the future of BIM in landscape architecture.