Bethany Pritchard

Bethany Pritchard

Director of Design Technology

Throughout her educational and professional careers, Bethany Pritchard has pursued architecture & technology, a symbiotic union resulting in her passion for providing specialized technology solutions unique to the needs of the AEC industry. Over the years Bethany has worked with several architectural firms as a designer, architectural intern, CAD manager, BIM manager and BIM specialist.

Early on her specialization was in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop (now called AutoCAD Architecture), but since 2008 Bethany’s expertise has expanded to include Revit and BIM. Her experiences teaching Architectural Desktop at a local community college and attending Autodesk University in the early 2000’s sparked her interest in expanding the use of technology in the AEC industry through training and development of standards, templates, customized tools and workflows. She has been committed to providing these types of services to the AEC industry since 2002 when she started a consulting business. Beginning in 2022 Bethany stepped away from her consulting business to dedicate her attention to VMDO as the Director of Design Technology. In this new role, Bethany hopes to streamline BIM implementation on all projects and introduce staff to advanced design technologies through mentorship, training and the creation of customized resources.

In 2011, Bethany started the Charlottesville Revit User Group – another avenue for supporting the adoption and use of technology (specifically Revit) in the AEC community in Charlottesville. The group continues to have a strong local presence and has expanded its reach recently by offering virtual and hybrid events.

For several years Bethany has been a beta tester for Revit and is an active member of a customer feedback group for the Revit development team. She has also attended “Inside the Factory” events at Autodesk where she helped test new Revit functions and features to discover and report bugs and issues to the developers.


Education

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture,, Smith College, 1998

AutoCAD Certificate, Holyoke Community College, 1998