BIM Specialist, Teacher and Researcher
Stefan Boeykens is an architect-engineer from Belgium.
After graduation, he worked a few years as a professional architect, for several local offices, where he was involved in design, building permits, drafting, site supervision, visualisation and IT management.
At the end of 2000, he got the opportunity to return to his former university (KU Leuven), at the Department of Architecture, where he started teaching Computer Aided Architectural Design. Initially AutoCAD and 3D Studio VIZ, but step-by-step, he introduced SketchUp, Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, ArchiCAD, Artlantis, Unity, Processing and Cinema 4D. He completed a PhD on Building Information Modelling in 2007 and worked a few years as a post-doc, focusing on the use of BIM throughout the design process. He became familiar with a wide variety of IT skills: Windows, OSX, Linux, VBA in Excel, php, C++, Java/Processing, Autolisp and C # in Unity.
At the moment, Stefan is a part-time guest professor at KU Leuven, teaching Building Information Modelling.
In parallel, he is working as a senior Innovation and BIM manager/consultant for D-Studio, a Belgian company focusing on BIM middleware and consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at BIM-related events and is actively involved in different professional working groups on BIM standardisation, including CEN/TC 442 (Europe) and TC BIM & ICT + CLUSTER Digital Construction (Belgium).
He is father of three boys and enjoys reading, cycling, loosing time online and learning.
If he has some additional time, he likes to compose music, mainly focusing on guitar, but occasionally with vocals, synths and laptop drums.