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    The Next Wave – Progressive Design-Build: Team View

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Have you seen the next wave coming? It is progressive. Join current and future partners for this three-part series focused on Progressive Design-Build, presented jointly by AIASF and DBIA WPR. Learn from pioneers in the industry who have experienced the benefits and challenges of the delivery methodology. Come prepared with an open mind and any questions you might have. The format for each of the three virtual sessions will be moderated panel discussions, opening up to participant questions. Join the conversation and be ready to navigate the progressive wave.

    The first session in the series is project focused and perspective dependent. Hear from each of the primary partners who delivered the recently completed Chico State University Science project. Gain perspectives from the Owner, Designers, and Builder. Understand why this delivery methodology was selected, if the Owner’s expectations were met, whether the Architect felt that design was honored in delivery equation, if the Contractor’s methodologies were impacted, and what surprises were encountered along the way.

    Registration is open at the bottom of this page.


    Series Sessions

    This is the first of three sessions in this series. For details and registration for the other two events, please visit the calendar listings below:

    Session 2: Owners’ Perspective
    Wednesday, February 24, 12 – 1 PM

    Session 3: Designers’ Perspective
    Wednesday, March 24, 12 – 1 PM


    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the fundamental differences between Design-Build Stipulated Sum and Progressive Design-Build
    2. Increase understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the primary parties in Progressive Design-Build: Owner, Contractor, Architect.
    3. Learn strategies to assess decisions for best value.
    4. Learn about the nuances of Progressive Design-Build from the perspective of the panelists through targeted audience questions.


    About the Panelists

    Mike Guzzi, PE, LEED AP serves as the Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations and Capital Projects at Chico State. His scope includes custodial, grounds, utilities, and maintenance as well as management of construction and sustainability for the entire campus. He also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Civil Engineering Department teaching leadership, ethics, and construction engineering. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Chico State, a Master of Arts in American history from the American Military University, and a Master of Science in civil engineering from UCLA. Prior to his arrival at Chico State, he served 20 years in the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps managing wartime and humanitarian construction and engineering for the military both at home and abroad to include multiple deployments to places such as Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

    Russ LaGrow, DBIA, LEED AP has been with DPR Construction for 17 years, and serves as DPR’s Regional Higher Education Market Leader for Sacramento, Bay Area, and Seattle offices.  Russ has successfully led numerous projects including the CSU Chico Science Building, UC Davis Teaching and Learning Complex, and San Francisco State Science Replacement Building. He is a Designated DBIA Professional, LEED AP, and has a degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly SLO.

    Bill Katz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Design Principal at SmithGroup. He has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 28 years, with a focus on Science & Technology and Higher Education environments. Bill has vast experience in Collaborative Design Build Project Delivery and creating strategies for maintaining design intent during the process. His most recent projects include the recently completed Physical Sciences Building at Chico State and the Teaching and Learning Center at UC Davis. Bill holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.

    Roxanne Malek, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Principal and the Director of Operations for SmithGroup San Francisco. Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the firm’s Northern California Higher Education Studio Leader. Throughout her career, Roxanne has worked closely with institutional stakeholders to create inspirational, innovative and value-driven solutions on numerous California campuses. Her clients include Stanford University, UCSF, UC Merced, UC Davis Health, CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, Contra Costa Community College, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Roxanne holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and serves on SmithGroup’s Board of Directors.


    About the Moderator

    Marianne O’Brien, FAIA, LEED AP is a Principal with SmithGroup recognized for her focus on collaborative project delivery through alternative methodologies and the application of Lean Principles. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally at LCI, P2SL, Tradeline, SCUP, and AIA conferences and was a panelist at the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) national conference opening general session. Marianne is a DBIA WPR Board Member, and former Board Member and President of AIA SF. She shares a wealth of practical and theoretical experience in delivery methodologies paired with identified strategies for success. Marianne brings a balance of inspiration, insight, theory, and practical application to every presentation.


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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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