Founder, President, and CEO
John M. Russo, AIA, is an experienced architect, technologist and entrepreneur. He founded Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC), a Southern California firm specializing in providing Building Documentation and Architectural services since 1997. ARC has won two consecutive IDIQ contracts with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for Nationwide Laser Scanning, BIM, and SDM Services, under which ARC was selected to develop GSA’s Laser Scanning QA/QC Process for the Office of Design and Construction. Mr. Russo played a pivotal role in this process and led his team through the nationwide competition that led to ARC being awarded the 5-year, $30 million IDIQ contracts. With more than 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Russo has developed his passion for as-built documentation of buildings and facility lifecycle solutions into a thriving award winning business. As President/CEO, Mr. Russo’s responsibilities include strategic planning, day-to-day operations management, business development and client relations. Mr. Russo’s professional experience includes: laser as-builts (including working with Total Station lasers and HDS 3D laser scanners), design, space planning, construction document preparation and coordination, production management, quality assurance review, agency processing, and construction administration. His project experience encompasses a broad range of project types including: automotive, commercial, educational, entertainment, health care, hospitality, industrial, institutional, restaurant, retail, and residential. He has served as a member of the Building SMART Alliance, contributor to the BIM Forum’s Level of Development (LOD) Specification, Advisory Board Member with SPAR, member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is one of the founding members of the Orange County IT/CAD Manager’s Technology Roundtable. In 2011, Mr. Russo founded the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to furthering the excellence of building documentation, for which he was awarded the SPAR Star Award in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the industry. Mr. Russo has been a keynote speaker at the FARO User Conference and a featured speaker at many other industry shows and conferences such as the AIA Technology in Project Design, Delivery and Facility Management, the Leica Worldwide User Conference, the GSA BIM Conference, the GSA Technology Showcase, SPAR, Hexagon, ESRI, and the Revit Technology Conference (RTC). He has also been a contributing author for many leading industry publications such as LiDAR News and GeoDataPoint and has been featured in articles in ENR, POB Magazine, and LiDAR Magazine. Mr. Russo receives his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton and his Associate’s Degree in Architecture from Orange Coast College. He also attended UC San Diego to receive an OSHA 30 Certification for Hazard Recognition Training for the Construction Industry.