Architecture-for-health lectures eyed integrated project delivery

George J. Mann

George J. Mann

Lecture sponsors, acknowledgements

All lectures held
11:30 a.m.
Langford C111


The Fall 2013 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series featured 13 presentations by luminaries from the design and construction industries focused on integrated project delivery — a collaborative design and construction process — as it relates to the building of modern health care facilities.

The lectures were sponsored by the Texas A&M College of Architecture's Center for Health Systems & Design.

The American Institute of Architects defines integrated project delivery (IPD) as "a collaborative alliance of people, systems, business structures and practices in a process that harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction."

This fall's Architecture-for-Health lectures will focus on various aspects of IPD expressed primarily through case studies examining a wide variety of health care facility projects, said George J. Mann, holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Professorship in Health Facilities Design and lecture series coordinator.

"Our distinguished speakers," he said, "will examine issues and trends toward achieving IPD, discuss its advantages and disadvantages and talk about legal and contractual ramifications."


 Aug. 28

Why Integrated Project Delivery?

The Wednesday, Aug. 28 introductory presentation, "Why Integrated Project Delivery?" features short talks by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture, and heads of the college's four departments: Ward Wells, professor of architecture; Joseph Horlen, professor of construction science; Forster Ndubisi, professor of landscape architecture and urban planning; and Tim McLaughlin, professor of visualization. Also speaking are James Smith, professor of construction science, Zofia Rybkowski, assistant professor of construction science and Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, professor of architecture and CHSD director.



IPD: Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Trust

John E. Kemper, CEO of the KLMK Group, Inc. in Richmond, Va. will present "Integrated Project Delivery: Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Trust," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in Langford C111.


sept. 11

Working as a Team on Nemours Children's Hospital in
Wilmington, Delaware: A Case Study Now Being Completed

Jeffrey S. Kent, AIA, managing director of facilities for Enterprise Services in North Jackson, Fla., and Edward E. Huckaby, FAIA, ACHA, ACHE, senior planning consultant for FKP Architects in Houston, will present "Working as a Team on Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware: A Case Study Now Being Completed," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in Langford C111. Two representatives from SKANSKA, the construction company who built the children's hospital, will join them.


sept. 18

Designing and Building Health Hospital Facilities
for 1.3 Billion People in India: The Road Ahead

Dr. R. Chandrashekhar, Ph.D., FIIA, FIHE, MAHA, chief architect for India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, will present "Designing and Building Health Hospital Facilities for 1.3 Billion People in India: The Road Ahead," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Langford C111. After his lecture, Chandrashekhar will receive the Leadership and Humanitarian Award, presented for the first time by the Center for Health Systems & Design.


sept. 25

Case Study: Forest Park Medical Center in Austin

Robert Doane, AIA, ACHA, associate principal, and Beth Carroll, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, ASHE, planning and design senior associate, both from Page Southerland Page, LLP in Dallas will present "Case Study: Forest Park Medical Center in Austin," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Langford C111.


Oct. 02

Case Study: Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio

Rachel Knox, vice president, John Bienko, associate principal and senior vice president, and Bernita Beikmann, associate principal and senior vice president, all from HKS, Inc. in Dallas, Texas, will present "Case Study: Akron Children's Hospital in Ohio," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Langford C111.


Oct. 09

Landscape Architects Collaborate with Architects

Chuck McDaniel, ASLA, managing principal of SWA Group in Dallas and Norman T. Morgan, AIA, principal for HKS Architects, Inc. in Fort Worth will present "It ends with construction….it begins with design." 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Langford C111.


Oct. 16

IPD: Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going

Chris Peck, vice president of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and Norman T. Morgan, principal, HKS Architects, Inc., will present "Integrated Project Delivery: Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in Langford C111.


Oct. 23

Legal and Contractual Implications of IPD

Hollye C. Fisk, FAIA, attorney at law, managing principal and trial attorney for Fisk Fielder Alexander, P.C. of Dallas, and R. Craig Williams, AIA, attorney at law, principal and chief legal officer for HKS Architects, Inc. in Dallas, will present "Legal and Contractual Implications of Integrated Project Delivery," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Langford C111.


Oct. 30

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building: An Integrated Approach

Matthew Braun, project executive for Howard S. Wright Constructors, a Balfour Beatty Company in Portland, Oregon, will present "Edith Green: Wendell Wyatt Federal Building: An Integrated Approach," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Langford C111.


Nov. 06

California Department of Corrections &
Rehabilitation Correctional Health Care Facility

Michael Brenchley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP and senior vice president for HDR Architecture, Inc. in Dallas, Texas will present "California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Correctional Health Care Facility," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Langford C111.


Nov. 13

IPD: The Next Logical Step in Project Delivery

Former  chairman of 3D/International, Charles B. Thomsen, FAIA, FCMAA, and Gary Boyd, president of MOCA Systems,  will present "Integrated Project Delivery: The Next Logical Step in Project Delivery," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Langford C111.


Nov. 20

A Case Study: Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth

Chuck Greco, chairman, and Mark Linenberger, division manager for Linbeck, and Norman T. Morgan, AIA, principal at HKS Architects, Inc., will present "A Case Study: Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth," 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Langford C111.

About the lecture series:

The Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series are made possible by the generous support of former students Ronald L. Skaggs, chairman emeritus, and Joseph G. Sprague, principal and senior vice president, both of HKS Inc.

Each long semester, the lecture series addresses important topical themes related to major issues and trends, both domestic and international, in health facility design. Past lecture themes have included:

  • Issues and Trends in the Design of Children's Health & Hospital Facilities;
  • Problems, Pitfalls and Opportunities in an International Architecture for Health Practice;
  • China: Toward Improved Health Care and Health Facilities;
  • Innovative Architectural Solutions for Delivering Healthcare to the Uninsured and Underinsured; and
  • Leadership in Navigating Through Turbulent Times.

For additional information on the lecture series, contact Judy Pruitt at 979.845.7009 or

posted August 23, 2013