We manage hardware and software for Apple-based creative professionals.
We are BIM experts and can help you and your staff reach higher proficiency in your chosen software.
Our in house team can hone your skills with custom training to suit your needs, saving you both time and money.
We believe in direct, eye-to-eye communication.
If the answer can be summarised in one word then, no matter who you are, we will not write an essay in reply.
We give you our unbiased and straight-up advice. We don’t sell you hardware or software for profit. We don’t expect you to sign a lock-in contract with a big retainer.
… and it’s personal.
We are Daniel, Alex, Jon, Martin, Kevin and Tim.
One of us will be your point of contact, the rest of us are there for support.
No automated replies, no lodging of tickets, just us.
With our background in your design industry, we take pride in our ability to communicate with you and your team without a translator. We know how a design office works and what it needs to function efficiently. We believe in providing you with a closely integrated service. We watch, we listen, and we work with you to establish a strategy specifically tailored to the needs of your company. Our goal is to be the Design Technology Managers you wish you had years ago.
We are for real
macinteract is a Sydney-based Design Technology consultancy providing Apple-based BIM and IT services to creative professionals. macinteract is comprised of real people. We are a group of Architects and Designers with extensive international professional experience using ARCHICAD alongside several professional rendering and other creative software packages. Our clients range from sole operators to companies with over 130 staff. We’ve worked with and taught at various universities, and worked for leading architectural and interior design firms. We know what a deadline tastes like, have felt the dread of that spinning wheel and have first-hand experience of the ad-hoc nature of BIM and IT in growing firms.
Meet the team
With our background in architecture and design,
we take pride in our ability to share our global expertise with you and your team without a translator.
Dipl. Ing. arch. (TH) MSc arch
Daniel has worked on high-end residential, educational, institutional & infrastructure projects in Germany, Australia, New Zealand & Singapore, as well as contributing renderings & animations to a number of successful national & international competition entries. Daniel is actively involved in both Apple and Graphisoft run product development and beta testing programs.
Dipl. Ing. arch. (FH) M arch
Alex has a background in 3D architecture, using ArchiCAD for over 5 years at various practices overseas. He has used ArchiCAD on a variety of small and large scale projects, including international design competitions. He has since become a veteran Vectorworks expert, expanding our expertise. Alex has taught at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently teaching Vectorworks at UNSW Art and Design.
BA(hons) Arch Dip Arch ARB
Jonathan has practiced architecture both in the UK and in Australia with a combined 25 years experience in the construction industry. Jonathan has worked with Macs since they appeared on the stage in the mid 80’s and has continually worked in the Mac/CAD environment across numerous CAD platforms ever since. Jonathan has been teaching CAD and Mac skills for many years in both the office and learning institution environment.
Kevin is a qualified building designer and and has a background in IT administration and support. Since the start of his career in the architecture industry has used ARCHICAD on macOS in a Sydney based practice operating across multiple locations, where he gained in depth experience with BIMCLOUD.
With his unique background, Kevin has developed an eye to get IT and ARCHICAD working in harmony.
Martin has practiced architecture in Europe and Australia, working as a senior project designer in award-winning architectural firms. His experience spans a variety of project types including high-end and single unit residential, retirement villages, schools, interior design, and urban planning. Martin has a thorough knowledge across modelling, documentation and visualisation. He’s used ARCHICAD for over 15 years and is an advanced user of SketchUp and 3D visualisation software.
Tim is the macinteract Operations Manager.
With over 14 years working with some of Sydney’s leading architecture firms, Tim’s experience encompasses graphic design and bid coordination, practice and systems management, and technical support.
He has presented on graphic communication at AIA CPD events and provided IT support to a large, international-award-winning architecture studio. He is most happy finding order in chaos.