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David Shorter

Graphisoft Australia National Support and Training Manager.

ArchiCAD user since 1991 (version 4.1) Worked as ArchiCAD consultant from '94 until 2000 when I joined Graphisoft Australia, details as follows:-


Name                     David Shorter


Date of Birth          26th February 1944


Nationality             Australian (British migrant)


Marital Status         Married


Address                  5 Kelly's Esplanade, Northwood NSW 2066

Telephone               612 9427 0538

Mobile                    0412 597 695





Jan 2000 to present

National Support and Training Manager, Graphisoft Australia

Leading the national support and training team.

Dec 97 to Jan 2000

Building Simulation Consultant

Focusing on the support and ongoing training of the established ArchiCAD user base. Training new users and expanding the understanding, within the CAD community, of the benefits of object oriented building simulation systems. Support, development and the integration of ArchiCAD into a total system solutions including RDMS linking and Building Management Systems.

Feb 95 to Dec 97


R&D for Archigraph

This consultancy has covered areas of ArchiCAD product development for Archigraph and Graphisoft including recommendations to Graphisoft regarding ArchiCAD in a multiuser environment, interfacing with external applications including RDMS, beta testing of the versions 5 release and training.

Feb 93 to 95

Flower & Samios

Information Systems Manager 

Flower & Samios is a fully computerized architectural company. ArchiCAD used as core CAD system for all design presentation and documentation.

Responsible for Macintosh System coordination and development

Project architect on refurbishment project in Castlereagh Street contract value $3,500,000.00

Apr 88 to 92

Crone & Associates

C A D / Computer Manager  

Full responsibility for GDS in house system from inception. Including development of office standards, schematics and documentation related to a number of projects up to a value of  $750m. Responsible for strategic direction of the development and integration of computers and their use within the architectural / management environment. Hands on involvement in several major projects including Paddy's Market and Park Plaza.

Major CAD projects

Park Lane Hotel - Sydney

Office Building / Tattersals Club - Elizabeth St - Sydney

Retail and Residential Development - Market City - Sydney

Office and Retail Development - 2 Park Street - Sydney

Office Development - Jakarta - Indonesia

Office Development - Cavill Avenue - Surfers Paradise

Office Development - Castlereagh Street - Sydney

Jan 87 to Apr 88

Smith Jesse Payne + Hunt

Position - Senior Architect

Burwood Computer Centre for Commonwealth Bank Value $70m

Responsible for coordination of information to builder over the closing stages of the project. Various refurbishment projects for Commonwealth Bank.

Responsible for coordination and development of Macintosh network into office environment and the use of CAD.



Sep 86 to Dec 86

Travel to Australia via USA and Canada

Aug 86

Consultant to Hanscombe Partnership (QS) on Value Engineering workshop on major Docklands Development.

1963 to 1986

Sidney Kaye Firm Partnership

Major Projects

Headquarters for Rank Xerox at Marlow (UK)

23000 m2 High Tech Offices - Current Value $100m.

Project Leader Principal Client contact. Responsible to Senior Partner. Full coordination for 12 person Architectural Team including control and coordination of other consultants. Chairman of all Design and Site Meetings. Value Engineering workshop.


Appointed  Associate Director in 1982

Involved in early development of Computer aided drafting and its use in the Architectural environment.


Shopping Centre at Guildford (UK)

135000m2 Retail floor space, public areas and Bus station.

Current Value $60m

Project Leader responsible to Senior Partner


Office Development at Woking (UK)

21,000 m2 Office Space. Current Value $55m.

Project Leader. Responsible to Senior Partner. Full coordination for 8 person Architectural Team including control and coordination of other consultants. Chairman of all Design and Site Meetings.


Office development at Sheffield (UK)

23,000 m2 Office Space. Current Value $80m. Project Leader.



1999                          Sydney TAFE: - Commercial Course - Introduction to ArchiCAD

1999   UTS Post graduate Studies: - Introduction to CAD and Advanced CAD

1998 UTS Post graduate Studies: - Introduction to CAD and Advanced CAD

April 95 Principal tutor at UTS / Introduction to ArchiCAD course.

This was the first in series of courses at UTS to promote an understanding of how computers and CAD should be integrated into the architectural process

1995/6 KVB College: - Introduction to CAD

1995                          UTS Post graduate Studies: - Introduction to CAD



March 1999 Coffs Harbour :- ArchiCAMP “Object Oriented Building Simulation

October 1998 Sydney :- “Object Oriented Building Simulation”

August 1998 Sydney :- “CAD and the QS”

June 1998 Sydney:- “CAD Management in the 21st century”

August  1997 Melbourne:- ArchiCAD, “Using Intelligent Objects”

August 1996 Melbourne:-  ArchiCAD “Power User Seminar”

September 1996 Melbourne:-  ArchiCAD “Version 5 and Back to Basics Seminar”

94  to  97 Various presentations to Sydney ArchiCAD User Group


TRAINING Principal trainer for Woods Bagot in their implementation of ArchiCAD.

Training the first 35 Architects in The Rice Daubney Group following their introduction of ArchiCAD in the middle of 1995

Training new and experienced ArchiCAD users as part of my consultancy work.

OTHER Professional development:- Design Computing diploma Course at University of Sydney.

Paper:- “ArchiCAD and Facilities Management” presented to Graphisoft board at world user conference in October 1997

Paper:- "ArchiCAD in a Multiuser Environment"  presented at the Graphisoft  world user conference in Hungary in October 1995

Panelist:- "CADD for small practices"  a PD seminar at Tusculum

ArchiCAD User Group - Setting up Sydney ArchiCAD User Group for 1997



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