Alternative Project Delivery and the Role of the Architect
Capital projects for educational facilities are increasingly being procured through alternative project delivery methods such as general contractor/construction manager, design-build, and integrated project delivery. Higher education clients indicate that the reasons for the use of these methods include qualifications-based selection of contractors, increased collaboration between designers and builders, and cost certainty.
Many public owners in Washington State are utilizing progressive-design build with the goal of creating a structure that promotes integration between architects and contractors. However, the inherent contractual relationships of design-build make the designer a subcontractor to the builder. Architects are concerned about the loss of their ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the project, document the details, and oversee implementation.
Panelists will discuss alternative project delivery methods, their impact of on the role of the architect and potential for integrated design. They will compare and contrast different project delivery methods and consider the possibilities for embracing the best aspects of each approach.
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- Learn about the evolution of project delivery types for higher education projects.
- Understand the impact of alternative project delivery types on the practice of architecture.
- Identify team structures that encourage integration among owners, architects and contractors.
- Define opportunities for architects to maintain (or regain) their role as strategic partners in the process.
- Walter Schacht FAIA, Principal | Schacht Aslani Architects
- Mike McCormick, Associate Vice-President, Capital Planning & Development | University of Washington
- Dr. Carrie Dossick, Professor of Construction Management | University of Washington
- Bill Bouten, President | Bouten Construction
- Sian Roberts FAIA, Partner | The Miller Hull Partnership
All speakers subject to change.
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