Product Director, Google EarthBrad Schell has been a long-time fan of 3D, both as a user and developer of 3D applications. He began his career as a structural engineer and first discovered the power of 3D while detailing precast concrete structures. He founded CadZooks in 1990 and sold the company to Autodesk in 1996. CadZooks built 3D add-on applications to AutoCAD.
In 1999, Schell and Joe Esch founded @Last software with the mission of making 3D accessible so everyone would be able to experience the fun and power of 3D. SketchUp is the result of their efforts. @Last was acquired by Google in March 2006.
Schell has a B.S. in structural engineering from The University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Session: Building a 3D Model of the Globe