Jody L. Verser, AIA

Associate architect | director of technology

Digital technology plays a growing role in architecture and design every year. Jody has embraced the benefits of these roles and made great efforts to educate himself and others in the proficient use of these digital tools, specifically as they relate to architecture. The bulk of his life that he's been studying design software and adopting new technologies has prepared him to do this. He believes proper knowledge and use of building-information technologies lead to valuable collaboration, productive decisions, and efficient buildings.

Before and after graduating from the Fay Jones School of Architecture in 2009, Jody trained students and professionals in current design software. He's continuing to work with colleagues to provide workshops and tutorials. From 2009 to 2013 he worked with the planning group at the University of Arkansas to create a 3d campus for visualizing the historic, existing, and master-planned campus. During significant growth at the university, he worked with facilities management, design teams, and builders to create a more urban campus.

In July of 2013, Jody joined Modus Studio. He has since become an Associate and the Director of Technology, committed to streamlining workflows, educating colleagues, and making the most of the role digital tools play in our profession. From writing visual scripts to creating data trackers, Jody curates the role of digital tools at Modus to reinforce high-quality design. Thoughtful implementation of tools, digital or otherwise, throughout the life of a project can elevate design and generate metrics upon which to measure success.