WIA’s March event is being postponed until further notice, due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns and precautions being taken in Vancouver, the safety of attendees, volunteers and hosts always comes first.
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St Jeromes academic exterior - Ana Mari Llanos - WIA Vancouver March 2020

On the evening of March 18th join us for a presentation by Ana Maria Llanos, Principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects. 

Ana Maria will be discussing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method and presenting two case studies. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a new paradigm for a collaborative design and construction process. Through immersive integration of architectural culture with the client, consultants, contractor, and trade partners, a resourceful and resilient team-based project model is established. 

With origins in California, IPD is designed to maximize value to the owner through efficiencies in all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. Incentives are in place to reward the architects, consultant team and contractor upon successful completion of a project.

 Learning objectives:

  • To understand the origins of IPD and what failings it sought to address in the design and construction process
  • To gain first-hand experience from 2 case studies at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, Ontario and at the Town of Okotoks in Calgary.
  • How coordinating Building Information Modelling (BIM) is integral to information sharing and the culture of trust that is the foundation of IPD among team partners
  • Identifying which types of projects lend themselves to IPD and understand how an IPD contract is negotiated and structured

Ana Maria Llanos leads the Vancouver studio of Diamond Schmitt. Her work is focused on western Canada, including institutional, health care facilities, performing arts, residential, commercial, restoration and academic projects. She is well versed in a wide range of delivery methods and has completed projects using IPD, Stipulated Sum, CM, and P3 models.

She was Project Architect for the recently completed Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a landmark for the City of Vancouver and a state-of-the-art facility for 3,800 students, faculty and staff. As Executive Architects for the large Oakridge Redevelopment, she is leading Diamond Schmitt’s involvement to deliver residential towers, the Civic Centre and the interior design of the retail areas.

Ana Maria Llanos is recognized at the 2020 Influential Women in Business Awards as one of BC’s most outstanding business women in a private or public sector company.

* This event is approved for AIBC 1 Core Learning Unit.

6:00 – 6:15: check-in 

6:30 – 7:30: Presentation

7:30 – 8:00: Social

Please be sure to arrive by 6:15 PM as we will give away any remaining reserved spots at that time. If the event is full at your time of registration you may join the wait-list.


When:  Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00 PM

Where:  Diamond Schmitt Architects, 2010- 1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Entrance fee: $10

Tickets for this event will be released on March 12th, 2020 at 7:00 am.



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