Nancy Clark Brown is passionate about technology and is genuinely invested in helping the AEC industry become more efficient and productive in design and construction delivery. Prior to Assemble Systems, Nancy was a Sr. Manager at Autodesk, and was involved in transforming how building information modeling authoring and analysis tools were used in education. She has experience working with many Autodesk products including 360 Glue and Field, Revit Architecture, Navisworks Manage, Ecotect, Green Building Studio, Vasari, 3ds Max, AutoCad and Quantity Takeoff.
Nancy is a former tenured associate professor at Washington State University. Nancy has a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in the City of New York and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. She is a licensed architect in the State of Washington and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
When she is not working you can find Nancy with her family at a ski hill, on a lake or around a golf course in the Pacific Northwest, weather permitting. She enjoys virtually remodeling her house over and over with the latest 3D technology and loves to travel around the world to visit architectural masterpieces of any century. Her favorite places to visit are Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and her own backyard, in Spokane, WA.
As part of our getting to know the Assemble Team series, we will ask Nancy some highly anticipated questions to get to know her better:
1. If you could describe yourself in only three words what would they be?
Strategic, productive, ambitious
2. If you could have dinner with one historical figure who would it be?
Notable women business leaders are not exactly historical and most are still alive. Estee Lauder or Coco Channel might be considered historical. Both were entrepreneurs and transformed the businesses they were in. I would gladly entertain either if they could fit it into their calendar.
3. What is your favorite food?
Anything that I haven’t cooked. The food isn’t as interesting to me as the people I share the wine with.
4. Tell us one thing on your “bucket-list”
I have been to 47 states, and not just passing through airports. I can tell you something I have done or experienced in every state. I need to find reasons to get to the last 3. Experiencing the US has made me respect and appreciate our diversity, different political views and business practices. Hopefully Delaware won’t change my mind about that.
5. What was your favorite class in College?
Structures. It was a great combination of theory and practice. There were few teachers I would attend an 8:00 am class for, but for Professor Ken Carper’s class I was always present. He was a fantastic teacher.