Collaborative Efforts

What Does Collaboration Mean and Why Should You Care

February 7, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Credit: 3.0 LU
Architecture and Design Exchange (AD EX)
325 N. Saint Paul St.
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75201

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Collaborative Efforts Series

“Recent strategies such as Progressive Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery are rapidly evolving, and coupled with the relentless advancement of digital technologies, these delivery methods are transforming the traditional relationships among owners, architects, and builders. With a growing body of evidence linking strong team collaboration to greater project success, project teams are becoming increasingly integrated and more transparent.” Robert Bostwick, FAIA, Project Delivery

Collaborative Efforts is a four-part series to provide knowledge and skills for any architect working in collaboration with owners, architects, consultants, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, and for those who manage architect collaborators.  Architects can positively impact project success through advanced collaboration, communication and leadership skills.

  • What Does Collaboration Mean and Why Should You Care, February 7, 2019, 4-7pm
  • Collaboration Tools & Tactics, March 7, 2019, 4-7pm
  • Project Management: Planning the Project, April 4, 2019, 4-7pm
  • Project Management: Executing the Project, May 2, 2019, 4-7pm

Thank you to Pete DeLisle, Hon.TxA, Kirk Krueger, AIA, and Al Hernandez, AIA, for their invaluable collaboration with Professional Development Manager Cathy Boldt in developing this series.

Topics of Discussion for Session 1:

1)  How projects are developed and progress with a strong emphasis on interdependencies of team members in all phases of project development and realization

2)  Project Delivery Methods, focusing on Integrated Project Delivery

3)  Developing Positive, Responsive and Enduring Solutions for Projects:

  • a collaboration model for interdependency and cooperation (owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants)
  • strategies for measuring and reporting success
  • facilitative leadership and co-creation (FOCI - project facilitators, orchestrators, collaborators and integrators)


Robert Lewis Bostwick FAIA is President and Director of Design at Bostwick Design Partnership, an architecture firm with offices in Cleveland, OH, Miami, FL, Erie, PA and Pittsburgh, PA.  The firm specializes in medical, educational, and library projects, and emphasizes continuous innovation in both design and project delivery.  Robert promotes commitment-based team cultures and lean design processes to improve project outcomes and strengthen the architect’s leadership role.  He is the immediate Past Chair of AIA’s Project Delivery Knowledge Community.  Before establishing his firm, Robert was a Senior Associate with Cesar Pelli in New Haven, Connecticut.  Robert received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and his Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University.


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