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Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech (2012)
Dr. Lucas is originally from Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Upon graduation in 2004, he moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia and worked for Toll Brothers, Inc. in their architecture offices. At Toll Brothers he was responsible for aiding in the design and production of construction documents for homes being built throughout the northeastern part of the country as well as communicating with the project managers on the construction job site. In 2006 Dr. Lucas moved to Blacksburg, VA and worked for Thomas Koontz Architect (TKA) while attending Virginia Tech in pursuit of his Masters of Science in Building Construction Science and Management from the Department of Building Construction. In 2008, Dr. Lucas completed his MS and continued at Virginia Tech to complete his PhD where he was involved in research projects dealing with the use of virtual environments in safety training, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to increase project delivery efficiency, and promoting the use of BIM for facility management. Upon graduation with his PhD in Environmental Design and Planning (Construction) in the summer of 2012, Dr. Lucas became an assistant professor at Clemson University where he teaches Materials and Methods of Construction and continues to conduct research related to BIM. In the fall of 2012 Dr. Lucas became a member of the American Institute of Constructors (AIC) and received the position of editorship for the AIC’s semi-annual professional journal The Professional Constructor. Dr. Lucas has published numerous journal articles, made several conference presentations, and written several book chapters on his research.