Revit Architecture Essentials Classes
Architectural / Interior Design Firms & Contractors
April 23rd, 2013
“Related material to students very well. Good content for a beginner’s course. Darrell has good real-world experience relating to subject material. Now, as a PM, I will be able to communicate better with people doing most of the drawing.”
- Chris Ahumada, Project Manager – Alamo Architects
April 23rd, 2013
Darrell is “well experienced in the profession, and he discussed and was attentive to individual questions and comments. Excellent introduction. Lots of info to absorb. I now feel comfortable with the program. The class “increased my ability to communicate with the production staff and to eventually draw and design in Revit.”
- Nicholas Melde, Architect Intern – Alamo Architects
“Very thorough information. Was a great refresher from previous experience; however, I learned multiple new ways to do things that were time savers. Being a previous Revit user, this was a great overview and refresher that also helped fill in a lot of blanks for information that I was never exposed to. Very helpful.”
- Leslie McVey, Interior Designer – StudioSIX5, Inc.
February 22nd, 2013
“Darrell has an architect background and is very experienced. I now have the skills and confidence to get started. Nice job. Well done!!”
- Craig Puccetti, Principal / Architect – Schneider Halls Design
June 21st, 2012
“Darrell did a thorough job and answered any questions that came up. Darrell knows what he is talking about and is able to communicate that knowledge effectively to others. While much of the content was review for me, there were many specifics that were new to me. Definitely will improve my use of Revit.”
- Creighton Hoover, Architectural Intern – Connolly Architects & Consultants
June 21st, 2012
“Extremely knowledgeable and informative in the software, but especially using, teaching, and applying it architecturally. The overall format was structured and topics were organized well. Considering my level of knowledge with Revit was basically ‘0’, I feel as though I absorbed a tremendous amount in the 4 days. The course is highly rewarding to anyone with any level of experience. After speaking to others about Revit training (colleagues and instructors), taking the course with you (Darrell) has proven your skill level as well as justified the investment.”
- Vance Heinrich, Architectural Intern – Luddeke ADG – Took class while Unemployed
May 24th, 2012
“Very knowledgeable. Very patient. Some instructors fumble on hard questions. Darrell obviously knew the answers and is very comfortable with the program. It feels like we covered a wide range of topics in a short time.”
- Crystal Montelongo, BIM Manager / IT – Jauregui, Inc.
“Very knowledgeable and adapts to user’s needs. Darrell can cater to any experience level and has great recommendations to streamline workflow not found in a manual. Easy to get along with so it makes it easier to ask for help on questions. I used to cheat when I didn’t know how to accomplish a task, but now know the logic behind the tools and properties.”
- Alix Bulleit, Interior Designer – CTA Architects | Engineers
Feb. 23rd, 2012
Darrell had “Patience, knowledge, organization, and was receptive to questions. Practical training. Useful. I knew nothing before the class. Now I feel I can get a design off the ground.”
- Kevin Gedko, – Took class while at Dynamic Reprographics
Feb. 16th, 2012
“I really feel that our needs to start the program are now there. Every program has its tricks. I now feel I have a handle on Revit’s with Darrell’s course. Thanks Darrell. I look forward to our mentoring sessions.”
- John Cameron, Project Manager, Dalgleish Construction Company / Cameron Deal Kaplan Architects, LLC – Took class while at Connolly Architects
Nov. 28th, 2011
“Instructor encouraged questions, was available above and beyond standard levels. Location was great; instructor provided a very open and welcoming educational experience. Instructor is extremely knowledgeable and explains concepts in a very understandable format. Format provided a clear overall understanding of the basics making it possible to learn more advanced concepts. Subject material presented in a way that will allow working independently.”
- Jessica Ramirez, Architect Intern – Took class while unemployed
“Darrell understands how architects work and the pros and cons of tools in relationship to architectural practice… I appreciate that. I appreciate that Darrell answers questions as they come up in whatever detail that is necessary. That works well for mentoring class. I know there are other instructors out there, but they don’t have the people skills Darrell has. It is always a pleasure to have Darrell teach our classes. He handles all questions and comments with care and patience and I appreciate that. I always learn something even on tools I use all the time.”
- Ariel Chavela, Partner / Architect – Alamo Architects
Nov. 17th, 2011
“The course was fast paced but the instructor was still able to slow down and discuss issues and questions that came up. Instructor was very knowledgeable. I will be able to apply the newly gained skills to our projects because my approach to using Revit has been greatly broadened by the course. Thank you for your time and for this course.”
- Fabian Mancha, Architect Intern – Alamo Architects
Nov. 17th, 2011
“Darrell explained Revit in an accessible manner. Also, tailored the training class to our office standards and how to use Revit productively. The way the class was tailored for our office is much better than the previous classes I have taken.”
- Aramis Centeno, Architect Intern – Alamo Architects
Oct. 13th, 2011
“It was an excellent introduction to the program and an overview of the power that Revit offers.” Darrell is “a great teacher and is really knowledgeable. I hadn’t had any real experience with the product, but now I feel fairly confident. I think it has helped me learn invaluable skills that will make me more productive around the office. Thanks!”
- Sam McGlone, Architect Intern – Alamo Architects
“Patient with everyone and gave good background info on the weird aspects of Revit. Paced well. Lumped topics together that will make future workflow better. Definitely filled in some very large holes in my Revit knowledge. I’ve already used a few tricks on the project I am working on.”
- Briana Walters, Architect Intern – Alamo Architects
Oct. 7th, 2011
“Very good ability to adapt to mindsets of each student.” The instructor “covered a good profile of skill sets for using the software. I was glad that architectural principles were infused into the coursework.”
- Alfredo Cobos, Project Manager – Texas Facilities Commission
Mar. 31st, 2011
“Lots of great information, yet catered towards our own level of knowledge of the software. Better than any manual. The instructor not only tells you what and how to do it, but what not to do and why.”
- Daniel Alvarado Jr., Architect Intern – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
Mar. 31st, 2011
“Great personality, easy to understand and easy approach for questions. Very knowledgeable about the program. I learned more about Revit than I did in my courses in college. It’s (Revit) an awesome program and less overwhelming to learn when you have some guidance. It will cut the time it takes to produce a project due to coordination and changes to a fraction of what it was with CAD.”
- Crystal Davis, Architectural Intern – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
Mar. 10th, 2011
“Makes information relative to disciplines in class, personable & easy to ask questions” He “makes the class interactive and touches on broad and specific information as needed. Not a ‘Know-It-All’ type of instructor. I don’t think I would change anything” about the class. “I think it is very beneficial that the instructor is also an architect, so he can teach in our language…not just a program / computer language.”
- Stephanie Batla, Architectural Intern – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
“Darrell knew what he was talking about. No matter the content of our questions, he knew a way to solve the problem. I would definitely recommend Darrell because of his expertise and if there needed to be an explanation, then he could provide the necessary solution. I would like to come back and take this class again once I use Revit for a little while to reinforce what I know and restock on some concepts I don’t, even if I pay for it myself. Thanks again for your knowledge and taking your time to teach us.”
- Aaron Rivera, Architectural Intern – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
Mar. 10th, 2011
“I felt as though I learned all the information needed for the basics of Revit that will help create a project from the ground up. Even though I have had previous work done in Revit, I felt as though I learned how to do all of the things I didn’t know how to do and learned new ways to do similar things I already knew. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the material that he covered. He was able to answer any question that came up. I will be more knowledgeable and perform at a greater speed when using Revit now. Great class! I learned a great amount above what I already know.”
- Derek Copeland, Architectural Intern – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
Jan. 13th, 2011
“Very knowledgeable, flexible approach – willing and able to explore side topics and answer questions. I feel like even though I have a fair amount of experience, there was a lot to be learned. The Relaxed Format encourages questions that make this course valuable at all experience levels.”
- Steve Fillipp, Project Architect – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
Revit Structure Essentials Classes
Structural Engineering Firms
“Very knowledgeable and willing to work on flexible topics. Our class was scheduled once a week and it was great to digest what we had learned. Overall, seemed like a thorough and well organized course.” Darrell “has worked in the design industry and knows what works best for whom.”
- Eric Polanski, Structural Draftsman – Engineering 360, Inc.
April 11th, 2013
“Informative presentation. He has an “Excellent command of the program. His one-on-one exchange and personal instruction is very helpful. Good overall introduction to software capabilities.”
- Bill Gulley, Structural Draftsman – Frank Lam & Associates, Inc.
April 11th, 2013
“Very happy. Very Good…Wish there was more time. Very happy with the course and instructor. The flexibility was much appreciated.”
- Zach Lindauer, Structural EIT – Frank Lam & Associates, Inc.
October 22nd, 2012
“I’m coming from a zero-knowledge level, so the class has definitely given me some basic skills and better comfort level with how Revit, a previously unknown entity, works.”
- Jennifer Werland, Structural Engineer – CTA Architects | Engineers
June 13th, 2012
“Experienced and Excellent Speaker. Well Planned Out. Got my money’s worth.”
- Ryan Johnson, Structural Draftsman – Took class while at Datum Engineers
“Examples saved were easy to understand, maneuver, and contained most situations you would encounter with building.” The instructor “was very knowledgeable on the subjects and the different methods to do the drafting and why!” The class “was good because it followed the chronological order one would create a project. Learned a lot and feel like I can create and manage my way with confidence.”
- Derek Hammond, Structural EIT – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
May 12th, 2011
“Examples are clear and show step by step actions and results. He is very knowledgeable on the product (Revit) and its usage and application. The class allows for interaction beyond tutorials to connect various elements and methods of using Revit. I have done the tutorials, but tying them together to start a project was missing. The class brought that together.”
- Russell R. Carter, Project Manager / Structural Engineer – Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper, Inc.
February 25th, 2011
Darrell “was patient with students that had no idea what they were doing and we were able to grasp some of the basic skills. I was able to grasp more than what I had expected for the short amount of time that we had.”
- Joshua Ward, Draftsman – Took class while at P & S Masonry
Revit MEP Essentials Classes
MEP Firms and Other Consultants
“Darrell is comprehensive while concise in his teaching method. He’s patient and explains the material completely. Darrell’s class presentation covered from the basics (The Ribbon) to the customizing families and parameters. I have a better understanding of the program and am no longer intimidated by it.”
- Inez Gallegos, Electrical Designer with MS2 Consulting Engineers.
June 4th, 2013
“He covered almost everything on the itinerary. He took the time to stop and answer any questions we had, even if it was off subject. I got the chance to learn new faster and better tricks. He’s a great teacher to learn from.”
- Isaac Madrigal, Plumbing Designer with MS2 Consulting Engineers.
June 4th, 2013
“Patient and explains well. Informal. Makes it easy to ask questions. Cleared up many questions. Very knowledgeable.”
- Jorge Espinoza, Associate Mechanical Design Technician with MS2 Consulting Engineers.
May 11th, 2012
“I learned more in Revit from this class than at ITT Revit class.”
- Matt Litton, BIM & CAD Coordinator / Project Scheduler with Time Saver Technologies / BRATH, Inc.
July 20th, 2011
“Darrell, he is awesome! Very good at explaining the topics.”
- Ben Childress, Technician V with Energy Engineering Associates, Inc. (EEA)
March 24th, 2011
“Well organized. Good class… I am familiar with BIM now.”
- Don Lipinski, Project Manager I with Energy Engineering Associates, Inc. (EEA)
“Having the instructor here, particularly Darrell, and him having a better understanding of what we do here at EEA, he seemed more in tune to what we needed out of Revit than simply teaching us the basics.”
- Betsy Jauregui, IT Administrator with Energy Engineering Associates, Inc. (EEA)
Jan. 21st, 2011
“No Doubt that Darrell will be able to answer any question posed when the time comes.”
- Larry Migl, Technician IV – Designer CTA Architects | Engineers – Took class while at Energy Engineering Associates, Inc. (EEA)
Custom Revit Classes
Landscape Architects, Manufacturer’s, and Other Consultants
July 2nd, 2013
“Very organized. Class helped me clear up Revit questions which needed more explanation.”
- Michael Rodriguez, BIM Manager 4b Technology – Took class while at Jancom Technologies
“Darrell would stop and explain when we got lost. Virtually one on one tutoring style. Darrell was mindful of what needs to be learned on any level.”
- Andrea Wisthoff, Drafter – Guidepost Solutions.
Custom Revit Advanced Classes
“Great instructor. Very knowledgeable, patient, and experienced with Revit. Very structured, but also did a few things not on the format. If he didn’t have the answers, he worked it out in class. So much to be learned just by watching how the instructor uses the program. Learned the entire time I took the class. There were many things I learned in class that I was having difficulty doing. Absolutely worth it!”
- Heidi Holsinger, Owner / Architect – Holsinger Architecture
Oct. 1st, 2012
“Very knowledgeable and flexible with the flow of the class. He never tried to speed ahead or leave anyone behind or speak in an overly technical jargon. With the flexibility options, it was a great springboard into using the software. I have already used my new skills to model more productively and collaborate with other professionals.”
- Brian Garland, BIM Manager – American Constructors, Inc.
Architects, Contractors, and Subcontractors
“Learned how to practically apply use of software in our workplace and learned ways that Navisworks could better benefit and improve processes in the future. Darrell has the ability to provide ‘Real-World’ examples and applications of software uses. Very easy to talk to and he promoted in-class discussions over topics being taught. Has a lot of testimonials from working with other firms (architects and contractors).”
- Eddie Mazanec, Owner – Mazanec Construction
August 28th, 2012
“The material that is gone over during class is a good basin for learning the basics of the program. A well rounded class.”
- Kevin Kroll, MEP Draftsman – Lochridge-Priest, Inc.
Joseph P. Farage, owner of Buffalo Printing
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
Oza Bouchard, V.P. and Managing Principal for
Leo A. Daly, formerly of Morris Architects.