Lean Journeys in Architecture
Four architects talk about their journeys in Lean to increase value and reduce waste in their work. Lean Construction techniques and processes come from the manufacturing world where a step saved is a dollar earned. Production system based on Lean values efficiency and productivity.
When these principles and practices are applied to an iterative process such as designing a building, they impact the way architects work and add value in their work. Working in Lean is often described as a journey rather than a state. Four architects describe their respective Lean journeys and how their work has been impacted.
John Long, AIA – Perkins + Will
Marianne O’Brien, FAIA – SmithGroup JJR
Stephen Kieran, FAIA – Kieran Timberlake
Paul Davison, RIBA – Mark Cavagnero Associates