Matthew Nelson

Innovation at the cross-section of People, Process and Technology

Challenge the existing paradigm of siloed project delivery within the AEC Industry. Utilize current and emerging technologies to enhance project team communications to best service clients and design/construction teams. Champion integrated project delivery methods to provide predictable design schedules, and increase construction velocity. Enhance authoring tools with pragmatic workflow based solutions to improve productivity and designer satisfaction.


Thrives in a complex environment where multiple disciplines work together to deliver accurate construction deliverables. When applications fail to meet expectations, works to find creative solutions to solve issues.
Designs and Develops technology solutions that empower team members. Strives to always find a way to remove technology barriers, and allow specialists to focus on their core competencies.
Facilitates the breakdown of silos between project teams to streamline conflict resolution, and enhance clarity between Architects, Engineers, Trades and Owners. Identifies key struggles between digital and interpersonal communications to streamline project teams.
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk Navisworks
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk AutoCAD MEP
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil3D
Autodesk BIM360
Autodesk Forge
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk 3DSMa
Autodesk Maya
McNeel Rhino3D
Google SketchUp
AGI32 / ElumTools / Visual
Laser Scan Post Processing
Autodesk ReCap
Amazon Thinkbox Sequioa
Adobe Creative Suite
Virtualization (Citrix, VMWare)
Digital Fabrication
.NET Core
Revit API
Navisworks API
Rhino API
Fusion360 API
Solidworks API
Relational Databases
Windows 7 / 10
Version Control (Git,SVN)
Amazon AWS Compute
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft SCCM
Distributed File Systems
General Networking
Serverless Deployments
Continuous Deployment
Continuous Integration


Walt Disney Imagineering - Glendale, CA Sr. Manager - Lead BIM & VDC Product Lead
2017 - Present

Design and manage the development of enterprise grade BIM/VDC interoperability solutions for mixed industry use to integrate BIM, industrial design, manufacturing and visual effects platforms into a singular integrated ecosystem. Manages a distributed team of Product Management, Software Engineers and Developers. Implements business analytics systems to report KPIs from BIM / VDC datasets. Manages the development of automated platforms for on/off-boarding team members from Autodesk BIM360 and Bluebeam with a focus on IP protection and controlling subscription costs. Develops a plugin/addin management platform for automated deployment, usage analytics and exception management for global network of workstations.

Walt Disney Imagineering - Glendale, CA Sr. Manager - BIM Technologies

Managed overall BIM process for the development of Theme Parks, Resorts and Multi-use facilities. Developed bespoke tools to support project delivery and maintain consistency between discrete datasets. Designed workflows for the integration of Concept, Design and Construction phases within an Integrated Project Delivery process. Designed and implemented robust Business Analytics for project health and tracking delivery progress. Supported both Enterprise and Project BIM management to enable BIM adoption across multiple projects. Integrated co-working environment of virtual workstations, distributed file systems and multi-tenant active directories into a Revit centric project environment.

WeWork | CASE Inc. - Portland, OR Lead Building Information Specialist

Responsible for developing BIM-based implementation strategies that focus on scalability and widespread firm adoption for large-scale capital projects. Developed solutions for multiple AECO clients to improve communication and remove silos within the project delivery process that exists between the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries. Enabled increased productivity for project teams with an integrated delivery approach that enhances clarity between project teams by leveraging technology and identifying key struggles between digital and interpersonal communications. Developed bespoke software solutions for streamlining processes for complex projects for a large-scale co-working startup.

SSOE Group | Evergreen Engineering (EDC) - Hillsboro, OR BIM/CAD Technical Leader | BIM Manager

Designed and implemented a sophisticated BIM/VDC delivery system for the Semiconductor industry. Responsible for implementation of all BIM platforms. Conducted feasibility studies for integration of 13 disciplines into single design authoring platform. Developed proprietary Revit add-ins to aid the delivery of large scale projects and development of Fabrication-grade mechanical isometrics within the Revit environment. Championed the development of Revit native workflows of Laser-scanned data towards data rich models for use in manufacturing facility projects. Performed custom training for internal and external clients for Autodesk Products and for the integration of the BIM process into the Retrofit environment.

Ideate Inc. - Portland, OR MEP Technical Specialist

Provided Autodesk Certified training and support for the Autodesk MEP suite of products. Specialized around Autodesk Revit MEP and Autodesk AutoCAD MEP. Customized and tailored training and support to a wide range of MEP engineering and construction firms to optimize real-world productivity within allocated training time-frames. Performed in-depth technical support to minimize project downtime with an emphasis on user experience. Spoke at trade and association events to highlight cross-discipline communication and best practices for integrating technology into existing workflows. Assisted MEP firms on customized Autodesk software deployment to meet the clients specific needs.

Stantec Consulting Engineers | Vollmer Associates - OR, NJ/NY BIM Manager / CADD Coordinator / Graphic Designer

Initially hired as an AutoCAD drafter within the northeast regional survey department, and was responsible for processing LIDAR and photogrammerty data into Autodesk TIN and flattened topography for large scale civil projects. Integrated existing underground utilities into TIN models to identify grading and excavation conflicts. Assisted —and later led— project submittals for multiple disciplines within the regional offices. Worked intra/inter-office environments to deliver projects and developed strategies to streamline data and communication transfer. Assisted with on-site survey teams to acquire accurate site conditions for integration into CAD data.

Sidney Bowne & Son - NY/NY Survey Technician


State University of New York

Mechanical Engineering (Course Work)

The Stony Brook School


AUGI (Professional)
Autodesk ADN
Autodesk Certified Professional
Autodesk Certified Trainer
Microsoft MSDN Developer
Former pdxRUG Board Member
RTCNA Speaker
AU Speaker


"Matthew is an extremely talented, technically minded professional, who`s skill set is rivaled by very few in the BIM and construction world. I was lucky enough to work with Matthew on a fast paced, multi-discipline, fabrication level detail BIM project. Matthew played a key role in enabling the success of the project with his knowledge of BIM, his innovation and creativity, and his ability to motivate and lead those around him. I learned a tremendous amount from working with Matthew and I can only hope that I get the opportunity to work with him again in the future."

Douglas Nachtrieb
Mechanical Engineer at PAE Consulting Engineers

"As BIM Manager for Stantec’s West Coast Region, Matthew oversaw the documentation and information organization of our largest and most complicated BIM projects. His work has been a major factor in Stantec’s continued success in progressive and integrated building information documentation. His commitment to a problem solving attitude results in continued improvements and elevates the documents quality of every project discipline involved. Matthew has deep knowledge of all major disciples of the built environment and communicates seamlessly between them. He shares a fundamental desire to teach and collaborate with each project team members. Matthew is a tremendous asset and a joy to work with."

John Paul Peterson
Senior Associate at PAE Consulting Engineers

"Matthew is a very sharp and dedicated team member that was always willing to put in the extra time required to get things done right. His organizational skills and extensive AutoDesk product experience were instrumental to multiple successful submissions on the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building Modernization project."

Michael Hedrick
Project Engineer at McKinstry

"Matthew led Building Information Management (BIM) modeling services for our team on a complicated renovation project for the Federal Government. His knowledge and diligence in this assignment was admirable. I would not hesitate to ask him to join any project team on which I worked."

Tom Phelps
Principal at Stantec Consulting