Mr. Jared Banks, AIA

Shoegnome, LLC
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Shoegnome, LLC
Seattle, WA


Jared Banks, AIA is a licensed architect in the State of Washington (State of Washington, License 11137). Jared was raised in New England (Connecticut), educated in Texas (Rice University), and worked in Minnesota for eight years before moving to Seattle, Washington. Jared founded Shoegnome, LLC in 2010 to promote the use of BIM in residential firms. Since then he has written over 750 articles and blog posts about BIM, ArchiCAD, and the relationship between the practice of architecture and technology. In 2015, Jared reincorporated Shoegnome, LLC in the State of Washington as an architecture firm with a primary focus on residential design. Shoegnome, LLC is part of a collaborative of small firms, working closely with Grayform Architecture (Houston, TX), Studio-134, LLC (Hopkins, MN), and westerbeck|architecture (Kenmore, WA) in addition to a number of other firms around the United States.

Jared has been a member of the AIA since 2010, the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Communications Committee since 2013 and joined the AIA CRAN Advisory Group in 2015.


Rice University
BArch, BA
1999 To 2005

Loomis Chaffee
1995 To 1999

Job History

Shoegnome Architects
Architect & Writer
Seattle, WA, United States
May 2010 - present

SALA Architects
Architect, BIM Manager
Minneapolis, MN, United States
September 2007 - February 2012

Nelson Tremain Partnership
Intern, BIM Manager
Minneapolis, MN, United States
January 2006 - September 2007

B. Aaron Parker & Associates | Metropeligo
Minneapolis, MN, United States
May 2005 - January 2006

Houston, TX, United States
June 2003 - April 2004


  • Computer Applications
  • Construction Documentation: Drawings
  • Research Services


  • Some days I'm an Architect who writes. Other days I'm a Writer who dreams about architecture.