Marin Pastar, AIA, NCARB, ASHE

Marin graduated from Drury University in 2005 and got licensed as an Architect in 2011. From the beginning of his career, he was deeply involved in 3D modeling and visualization with AutoCAD and 3DS Max, which evolved into a career-defining turn to Revit and BIM.

Fascinated by BIM compared to traditional project delivery methods, Marin was the driving force in evolving the 11-person CAD firm into an innovative, technology driven, multi-office 200+ person BIM-VDC firm that BatesForum is today. Marin is involved in all aspects of Projects from Design and VR, to streamlining AEC Workflows from Planning, Design and Construction, into Facility Management and Operations, through the creation of a new service line named Enhanced Integration.

Marin has been a regular Autodesk University attendee and a Revit Certified Professional since 2012. Besides speaking about industry-leading best practices at Autodesk University annually since 2015, he has also been invited to speak at several CSI and AGC conferences as well as numerous graduate and undergraduate Architectural schools across the nation. He is also very active in various NCARB committees ranging from helping with development of the ARE 5.0 Architectural Licensure exams, to most recently contributing to the Futures Task Force discussing projections on how disruptive changes in the AEC industry are affecting the role of the Architect.