About the Program & the Team

Learnvirtual by Archvista, Inc.

Learnvirtual is developed by Archvista, Inc., a BIM technology consulting business based in the bay area of California. Our company has over twenty years experience implementing Archicad and BIM into the AEC industry.

Join the Learnvirtual program to hear architects, builders, consultants and other AEC professionals discuss how they use Archicad In-Practice. Learnvirtual offers LIVE online presentations of Archicad projects, On-Demand Training from basic to advanced and a coaching program where you learn from seasoned experts. Join our education program and…

  • Increase Archicad expertise through In-Practice user presentations
  • Learn techniques for modeling and documentation using Archicad
  • Build knowledge about BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Engage with personal one-on-one coaching for focused online training

Archvista has brought to market a broad range of technology training tools and products including Architectural Record Homes Interactive, NASA Virtual Tours, aecobject ModelPort, Archicad Step by Step Training Guide, Learnvirtual Education Program and DESIGN[realized] Event Series.

Archvista, Inc., P.O. Box 10266, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: 800-522-0554 or Email: [email protected]

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Our Principal’s

Thomas M. Simmons

Director BIM & Business Development

Simmons has extensive experience in technology for building design, project management and construction. Through his work with architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors he has a broad understanding of BIM technology with specific emphasis on its use to inform design decisions, increase efficiency in documents, produce more accurate cost estimates and facilitate construction coordination through a Virtual Design and Construction process.

As a leader in strategies for BIM and VDC implementation, Simmons has worked with small, medium and large business, including Anshen + Allen / Stantec, Swinerton Builders, The Weitz Company, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Studios Architecture, and PCL Construction.

Simmons was on the AIACC IPD Technology Task Force and part of the steering committee that developed the AIA IPD Guide. He has been an instructor, lecturer and speaker on BIM and related topics. Simmons has a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University.

Tracie A. Simmons

Managing Director

For the past several years Tracie has been leading the development of continuing education programs for the AEC Industry. She works with industry and topical experts to explore the vision as well as the practical aspects of building projects.

She is a published writer and frequently blogs about industry issues and education programs. She was previously Vice President at Ketchum and has a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University.

She manages Learnvirtual – a blended BIM learning platform with Archicad In-Practice user presentations, On-Demand learning classes and personal coaching sessions.