The Left Coast Does It Right: Design-Build in California & Washington State

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Design-build is the project delivery method of choice for many universities in California and Washington State. The session will explore the reasons these institutions choose design-build and how they organize the process of procuring, contracting and managing projects to achieve their goals. Panelists will reflect on lessons learned about structuring design-build to achieve integrated design that delivers design excellence and value.

1) Compare approaches to selecting design-build teams.

2) Discuss how higher institutions are embedding integrated project delivery (IPD) into design-build.

3) Learn how higher ed. clients use design-build on high profile campus projects.

4) Discuss how higher ed. clients determine value in design-build.

Walter Schacht

Partner, Mithun

Walter is a leader in design-build project delivery in Washington State. He chairs the state’s Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) that oversees alternative project delivery for public works including design-build. He edited CPARB’s Design-Build Practices Guidelines and leads the faculty of the AGC Education  Foundation’s twice-yearly Design-Build Workshop. Walter led panels at the 2018 and 2019 DBIA Conference and Expos. He is nationally recognized for design excellence on projects for academic, cultural and civic institutions including design-build projects for the University of Washington State, Washington State University and Clover Park Technical College. He was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 2014.

Steven Tatge

Executive Director, Project Delivery Group, University of Washington

Steven is responsible for the execution of the University of Washington’s capital project program, which typically involves $600 million to $1 billion in projects annually.  The university is a leader in the use of alternative public works and has developed a unique approach to “Integrated Design-Build” that combines aspects of integrated project delivery contracts with design-build. He led the national DBIA award-winning UW Tacoma University YMCA/Student Center project. 

Prior to joining the university Steve worked for a general contractor, managed projects for a private biotech company, and was a senior associate at the Miller/Hull Partnership, an AIA Firm of the Year recipient. He served as co-chair for state’s Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) Design-Build Statute Review Committee.


12/19/2020 at 8:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/19/2020 at 8:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available