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.