TH46 - Lessons from Grassroots Design Build for Professional Practice

Thursday, November 29 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Once considered only an “alternative” project delivery method, community-driven design build projects can provide powerful lessons and insight into more traditional processes. Join Miriam Gee of Co-Everything and Sam Batchelor of designLAB architects for stories and lessons from the job sites of community-driven design/build projects. Miriam and Sam share roots in Steve Badanes’ University of Washington Neighborhood Design/Build Studio. Collectively, they have co-taught and collaborated on over two dozen student-lead and non-profit design/build projects over the past ten years in academia and professional practice. This workshop will be a high-energy overview of how the A/E/C industry can benefit from these grassroots processes, followed by a hands-on community engagement and design/build that use the consensus-driven design methodology .* This session is part of the WID Symposium.

Learning Objectives:

Identify three ways to improve community relationships and maintain critical partnerships

Through active workshop participation, gain a better understanding of the strategies for developing consensus with very diverse groups of stakeholders and maintain their support throughout the entire project

Replicate techniques and group exercises that promote shared ownership and involvement that we have used to effectively deliver community-based projects on time and under budget

Outline effective and fun methods for engaging with the community, so that many voices may influence the design of a public space


AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU

Education Tracks: Project Delivery

Event Type: Workshops > Session