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