DESIGN APPROACH

iM STUDIOS, LLC has assembled the unique and diverse talents of highly qualified Principal Practitioners who
continually strive to develop, implement, and realize the full potential of Architectural design + 3D Intelligent
Modeling according to the needs of our various clients. We view the BIM as “virtual design and construction”,
with a built-in information database acting as a shared information repository, integrating all geometric and
qualitative data generated during the Design Phase with all quantitative building information and specific
product data installed during the Construction Phase. BIM is an environment for hosting this valuable
information repository within a virtual representation of the “As-Built” facility, generating a powerful platform
from which to more efficiently and cost effectively manage facility operations and maintenance with remote
access, control, monitoring, and data retrieval capabilities.

The firm was founded in 2010 in San Antonio, Texas as an independent Architectural Design, Building
Information Modeling, and Building Information Management/Data-Network Solutions consulting firm to
provide more efficient and cost-effective Design + BIM Process Implementation, Integration, and Delivery. We
specialize in imaginative and innovative architectural design solutions proactively advancing the use and
integration of computer generated, virtually built environments that are 3D, interactive, and most importantly,
information rich. We are headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, supporting major projects locally, regionally,
nationally in the Federal Government/DoD, County Government, Municipal Government, K-12 Education,
Higher Education, Commercial Development, and Healthcare market sectors.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE

 iM STUDIOS, LLC provides Architectural Design + BIM Support Specialty Services including:
  • Programming
  • Site Analysis
  • Prototype Designs
  • Design Reviews
  • Construction Phasing Planning (4D Modeling)
  •  Disaster Recovery & Response Planning
  • Site Utilization Planning in Pre-Construction Phase
  • 3D Visualization
  • Clash Detection Reviews
  • Construction Schedule Sequencing Animations
  • Energy Analysis
  • Building System Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Lighting/Photometric Analysis
  • Mechanical System Analysis
  • Sustainability (LEED) Evaluation & Documentation
  • Code Validation
  • Cost Estimation
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Existing Conditions Modeling
  • “As-Built” Conditions Modeling
  • Preventative Maintenance Scheduling
  • Asset Management Tracking
  • Space Management
  • Building Envelop Analysis

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THOMAS ‘TAB’ BAKER, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Partner, Senior Architect

tabbaker@im-studios.com

Tab co-founded iM STUDIOS, LLC in 2010 and brings 33 years of experience including architectural design, building information modeling support services, and construction management expertise in the design and design-build industry.  As iM STUDIOS’ Managing Partner and Senior Architect, Tab is responsible for the operation of the firm, client development, design leadership, project management, and quality control.  Previously, he was Senior Vice President at WestEast Design Group where he managed the firm’s federal design and design-build teams overseeing projects for the Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Prior to WestEast, Tab was Vice President at URS Corporation in Dallas, Texas leading the Architectural and Facilities Department responsible for Texas and Oklahoma managing project across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Middle East.  A graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design in 1984, as well as completing his Master of Architecture degree at Clemson University in 1992, Tab is a firm believer in life long learning.  He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Clemson University for 2 years and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at San Antonio College for 4 years contributing to the education and development of future architects and designers.  Tab maintains his NCARB credentials and is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and Urban Land Institute (ULI).  

MARITZA MICKELSEN, AIA, LEED AP

Project Architect, Production Manager

maritzamickelsen@im-studios.com

Maritza joined iM STUDIOS, LLC in 2018 and brings 9 years of experience in the design industry.  Her role at iM STUDIOS as a production manager and project Architect includes staff oversight, project management, quality control, and client development.  Previously, she was a project manager at Open Studio Architecture where she managed an array of commercial projects for various clients.  Maritza also has  design experience in the educational K-12 market sector as she spent 3 years with PBK.  She us a graduate of the University of Texas San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in Science of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude.  During her time at UTSA, she completed a study abroad semester in Italy which she believes honed her appreciation of craft and attention to detail.  Maritza has an active license to practice in the state of Texas and Arizona as well as active LEED Accredited Professional credentials.  She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), and Urban Land Institute (ULI).