Building Informed Environments

Kimon Onuma, FAIA

 Kimon Onuma, FAIAFounder and president of ONUMA, Inc., is a trailblazer at the intersection of architecture, technology, and Building Informed Environments(tm). With over three decades of experience, Kimon has guided the industry towards information-driven design, championing the use of BIM since 1993. One of his significant contributions is the creation of BIMStorm. This international event brings industry organizations into a virtual environment to explore forward-looking technology uses such as BIM, digital twins, and artificial intelligence.

Kimon has vital roles in notable industry organizations. He currently leads the Data Standards Framework work group on the BIM and Digital Twins Subcommittee of the National Institute of Building Sciences, where he also provides input on developing the National BIM Standard. 

He also serves on the BIM and GIS Connections Roadmap committee for buildingSMART International and the Open Geospatial Consortium. In the past, Kimon was the Chair of the Thought Leadership Subcommittee of the buildingSMART Alliance and the 2013 American Institute of Architects, Technology in Architectural Practice (AIA TAP) chair. Kimon's contributions to the industry extend beyond leadership roles. He is a prolific author and speaker who contributes significantly to industry literature and presents at numerous events worldwide. His innovative approach to design and collaboration with various federal agencies continues to impact the building industry substantially.


Software Developers


About ONUMA, Inc.

Established in 1988, ONUMA, Inc. stands at the forefront of merging digital and physical environments. Under Kimon Onuma's leadership, the company's unique team of architects and computer scientists developed the award-winning ONUMA System, a web-based real-time cloud collaboration tool for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Twins and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This pioneering approach underscores the potential of BIM for the entire lifecycle of assets. Linked to the ONUMA System, they developed BIMgenie, a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that enables BIM and digital twins. This integration allows assets of all types and scales to link with geographical data and maintenance schedules, optimizing facility and asset management. ONUMA, Inc.'s innovative applications of technology have led to collaborations with an array of significant organizations such as the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of State, the National Institute of Building Sciences, the National Academies of Sciences, the Federal Facilities Council, and the Asset Leadership Network. Their approach, characterized by agility, leanness, and innovation, drives the development of solutions applicable across the entire facility lifecycle.

Partial List of Clients

Art Center College of Design
Atsugi Naval Base
Balfour Beatty
Booz Allen Hamilton
Broaddus & Associates
Build Hospital Live
Catskill Elementary
Chabot College
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
College of the Desert
Cooper High
Cresewood Elementary
Del Amo Elementary
Delta Community College
Departement of Veterans Affairs
Department of Defense
Department of General Services CA
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State
Defense Health Agency
General Services Adminstration
National Insitute of Building Sciences
Fleming Middle
Foundation for CA Community Colleges
Halldale Elementary
Karl Storz
Leapwood Elementary
Leland Elementary
Leo Daly
Los Angeles Community Colleges
Los Angeles Unified School District
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Michael Baker
Ministry of Health Holdings Singapore
Misawa Air Force Base
Misawa Homes
National Capital Planning Commission
Orcutt Winslow
Park Western Elementary
Point Fermin Elementary
Rancho Santiago Community College
San Francisco Department of Emergency Services
San Diego Community College
San Mateo College
Seventh Street Elementary
Solano Community College
South Orange Community Colleges
Southwest College
Solano College
Southland Homes
Strategic Building Innovation
Sussex Tech
Tinian Hotel
Trus Joist
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Coast Guard
US Coast Guard Academy
US Department of State
US Navy
US Marine Corps
US Air Force
White Middle School
West Point
Yokosuka Naval Station
Yokota Air Force Base