We are excited to invite you to join us on May 27th for our first WIA virtual 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 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 Architects and has over 20 years of experience with the firm. 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 Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Stipulated Sum, Construction Management (CM), and Private-Public Partnership (P3) models.

She has successfully delivered IPD projects in Ontario and Alberta and has spoken about this highly collaborative delivery method at a number of events. She is a great advocate for collaborative design processes and methodologies.

Ana Maria is a graduate of UBC’s School of Architecture, is rooted in the west coast lifestyle of British Columbia, and was recognized at the 2020 Influential Women in Business Awards as one of BC’s most outstanding businesswomen in a private or public sector company.

She was the Project Architect for the recently completed Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 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.

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

5:00 – 5:15: Online Zoom check-in and Introduction
5:15 – 6:15: Presentation
6:15 – 6:45: Q&A

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 5:00 PM
Where: Online (Eventbrite registration is needed to receive the Zoom link and directions to join this meeting)

Registration for this event will open on May 20th, 2020 at 7 am.
Register here.



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