The ‘Father of BIM’ Also Raised Generations of Digitally-Minded Architects
It’s a rare chance, indeed, to study with a professor who changed the landscape of an entire industry. Charles “Chuck” Eastman was that professor for Georgia Tech architecture and computing students.
Eastman, Professor Emeritus for the School of Architecture and the founder of the Digital Building Lab (DBL), passed away peacefully at his home on November 9, 2020. As his former students and colleagues learned the news, Eastman’s profound influence on digital design was evident in their reactions.
The College of Design honors Eastman not only through the recounting of his achievements but through classes we teach that explore and build upon the legacy of his work.