April 26, 2018

CM Professor Carrie Dossick participates on AIA panel to discuss alternative project delivery methods



MODERATOR – 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

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.

Experts on Monday’s panel discussed alternative project delivery methods, their impact of on the role of the architect and potential for integrated design. They compared and contrasted different project delivery methods and consider the possibilities for embracing the best aspects of each approach.

For more information: https://www.aiaseattle.org/event/alternative-project-delivery-w-cae/