We are pleased to welcome Crystal Nupson as a BIM Manager in our St. Paul office.

From an early age, Crystal discovered her love for design due to her drawing skills surpassing her classmates. The journey to obtain art as a career started with an associate in Interior Design at Montgomery College.  She declares “Design is who I am… but I also have a mathematical and technical side to me.” Realizing her gifts, she pursued her studies in both Structural Engineering at Wichita State University and in Architecture at the University of Kansas.


Crystal began her career as a Project Manager’s Assistant for Proud Veterans (PV) where she collaborated with engineers who specialized in VA Hospitals. She also designed Residential Houses for Techniques Design, which is a Twin Company to PV. After seven years in this role, Crystal then worked as a Draftsman at Wells Concrete, Patterson Dental, and AECOM Architects & Engineers. At these firms, she utilized Revit to draft elevations, floor plans, and sections, and gained experience in researching healthcare trends. Additionally, she collaborated with structural engineers, civil engineers, landscape designers, and interior designers. Crystal also designed Residential Buildings Creative Concepts & Urevig Designs. Besides the task of design and drafting she performed landscape studies, onsite measurements, and cliental meetings. She then worked as a Process Engineer Draftsman at CompuCom where she trained new employees and managed projects for her team. Most recently Crystal was a Residential Drafter for Silent Rivers and Draft Source where she designed high-end custom residential homes and restoration for historic buildings.

“The job roles at EAPC match my skills and background better than the roles for Marry Poppins as Nanny. Everything that could define me was written onto the description at EAPC.”

With her previous roles she realized that problem-solving is her central strength, leading her from design and into BIM Management. She plans to expound the problem-solving skills to not only find efficient ways to perform modeling and project execution but also lead BIM strategic directions and discover disconnects between new employees, offices, and disciplines. Crystal says she would like to expound on teaching to advise, provide support, and mentor her project teams. With the combination of both teaching swimming and teaching technical training, she has taught for nearly 20 years.


As someone who likes to be busy and do a variety of things, Crystal’s interests extend to teaching (she is a swim coach), builds homes (was part of Extreme Makeover Home Edition), paints murals, volunteers for the homeless, dabbles in theater, research new technology, and among many other activities. Interesting fact, while helping with Extreme Makeover Home Edition, a few cleaners and Crystal were cleaning the construction mess until the last moment. When they heard, “Move that bus!” they panicked and dashed into the garage where they waited on boxes while the home was being filmed. Hard work was rewarded with pizza when the family came to meet the crew who worked until the very end.

Welcome to EAPC, Crystal!