Arkitema Architects

People in Architecture – An Interview with Marianne Friis of Arkitema Architects

Marianne Friis is Head of BIM Management at Arkitema Architects, a Danish company. In this interview, we discuss architectural BIM, especially from the Scandinavian perspective.

Marianne Friis ArkitemaArkitema Architects was founded in Aarhus in 1969. Today, it is one of Scandinavia’s biggest architectural firms, with fifteen partners and a staff of 500 employees. The company has offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Stockholm, and Malmö.

In this interview, we discuss the following topics:

  • What has inspired Marianne to combine architecture and technology in her career?
  • Who is Arkitema Architects?
  • What is the state of BIM in Denmark?
  • How does Arkitema use BIM?
  • What are the main challenges of getting the full value out of BIM?
  • How does Marianne see the future of BIM in 3 to 5 years?

You can reach Marianne via LinkedIn.

Listen to the interview (also in iTunes)

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


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