The End of the World as you Know It: Reinventing Your Project Process

John Blignaut

Forget everything you thought you knew about the design process- it’s one that breaks our work as architects into the silos of predesign, schematic design, design development and construction drawings. The true value of design is in solving the right problem, but we’ve been handcuffed to a broken process that even introducing a CM or IPD didn’t address. Imagine an environment that allows the exploration of all facets of the issue in order to develop scenarios that can be critically evaluated and tested with your client. This presentation will touch on critical elements of client engagement and share feedback from a process evolution that has helped adapt traditional ideology to the new norm centered on transparent communication, quick turnaround and evidence based cost effective solutions. This presentation will outline the theory behind this bold new strategy as well as provide feedback from the implementation of it.