Patricia Gamburgo A.I.A. - American Institute of Architects - International Associate
Frank L. Wright's Martin House Complex Associate
My name is Patricia Gamburgo, and I'd like to welcome you to my website.
About Me: I became an Architect in December of 1980. I remember that, after my graduation, I felt that I didn’t have all the tools and answers for a design professional. So, I returned to University, for Post-Graduation Engineering courses. After this and during the following years, I worked with different companies, doing design and project management, as well as cost estimation and construction management (on site).
Being the manager of a big project, supervising different professionals and coordinating all the documents turned out to be my biggest professional challenge.
Looking for tools and solutions, I went to College to learn “Advanced CAD applications”, where I was introduced to the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and to the programs allowing the integration of all the documents of a project: I had found the answers I was looking for!
In 2001, due to a project deadline I bought my first Punch! Software (R) program: it was Professional Version 4. I completed my project in time, and the images were a success!
After this project, I spent many hours looking for answers, learning the program, understanding how the program thinks. Since then, it has become a fundamental tool in all of my professional activities.
About my work: I started Punchhelpers in 2002, and since then, it became my full time job. Punchhelpers is my professional website, where I provide architectural 2D / 3D design and drafting services, Punch Software, TurboFloorPlan, and Architect 3D services, as well as training courses.
Please visit Our Services page to learn more about my professional assistance and services, as well as get a quote with different options.
If you prefer, you can buy my e-books. I have eBooks for all the programs and versions (current and past). Visit my eBooks page to know more about the different titles and editions.
About me and Punch Software (R): Since 2001, I have worked closely with Punch Software (R) and have collaborated with the different teams (programmers, marketing, etc.) Currently, I am proudly the Punch Software Forum Moderator as well as a Beta Tester and service provider (Windows and Mac). And of course, the writer of the collection of the well-known eBooks!
About me and TurboFloorPlan (R): In 2013, the TFP programs became based on the same programming codes. Since then, I answer specific questions (V17 onwards), helping users in TFP’s Community Forum. In 2014, I was invited by IMSI Design to write the TFP eBooks, and since then, I have written a new eBook for each TFP program and OS!
About me and Avanquest (R): I started my work with the Architect 3D programs in 2019 by writing articles about architecture and design for their blogs in Europe. In addition, I develop rendered images for their websites. Since May, I am also the Forum Moderator of their Facebook page as well as their Architect 3D Forums (English and French).
In the last months I received several emails and forum requests, asking for more objects and tutorials, resulting in the opening of the Punchhelpers Store in June 2019. Here, all community members can get lots of resources that can be used with any Punch, TurboFloorPlan and Architect 3D program.
If you have additional questions about the programs, I will be glad to answer them in the Community Forums, so we can share the answers with the entire community!
Questions or comments? Email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy your visit !