The Design Side of Lean Construction

A LCI Northern California and AIA East Bay Joint Program

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
(Panel followed by wine & cheese reception)
Cost: Free. Event sponsored by Turner Construction.

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Please join us as we hear from architects on how Lean Construction has impacted their practices. Each panelist and Lean practitioner will present how Lean Construction techniques are used in their design processes and discuss cultural shifts within their organizations.


Denis J Stroup, AIA is a Senior Associate at HGA Architects and Engineers with over 24 years of experience, the last 15 years delivering acute healthcare projects in California.  He is often called on to head up multidisciplinary teams for larger projects in the role of a design team leader.  He possesses a strong leadership proclivity leveraging lean project delivery tools and methodologies in all projects he is involved in both large and small.

Rob Williamson, AIA is a licensed architect and Project Director in the San Francisco office of Taylor Design.  Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. He has worked extensively with the California Division of the State Architect (DSA), various campus agencies, and local building authorities in the permitting and construction of projects ranging from tenant improvements and alterations to new, ground-up facilities. Rob employs lean principles throughout the design process to help identify and understand the user values that contribute to these experiences, and to ensure that the process remains aligned with these values every step of the way.

Marianne O’Brien, FAIA is a Principal with SmithGroupJJR with more than 30 years of experience in the field of architecture leading projects and practices. She is recognized for her focus on collaborative project delivery through alternative methodologies and the application of Lean Principles. She was a panelist at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) national conference opening general session in 2011 and has presented nationally and internationally at Tradeline, SCUP, and AIA conferences.

Todd Henderson is a principal at Boulder Associates with 21 years of architectural experience, mostly in the healthcare market. A self-described ‘change agent,’ Todd led Boulder Associates’ successful shift to BIM and now works to further lean-inspired transformation of his company’s culture and beyond.

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