Heather Kossila

BA, architecture, University of Minnesota; AAS, drafting, Minneapolis Drafting School


Heather Kossila began her professional career in controls engineering, designing and programming controls and touch panels. She also did consulting work for local architecture firms and was employed by Horty-Elving Architects. In 2007, Heather put her technical skills to use in the construction industry, specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM). She is currently a senior BIM specialist with Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, where she explores and implements the use of cutting-edge technology in virtual design and construction in areas such as constructability analysis, trade coordination, estimating, and construction sequencing.

  • CMGT 3011 – Construction Plan Reading
  • CMGT 4003 – Managing in the BIM Environment