PennFirst: The IPD Team that Tackles Urban Planning an AIA/GBCA/COAA Joint Event

PennFirst: The IPD Team that Tackles Urban Planning an AIA/GBCA/COAA Joint Event

  • Start time:

    June 8, 2017 @ 11:30am

  • End time:

    June 8, 2017 @ 1:30pm

  • Registration fee:

    Member, $20; 

    Non-Member, $40

  • Location:

    Center for Architecture

  • Address:

    1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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  • Contact:

    Angela Hendrix   215.568.7015    Send an e-mail

  • Description:

    A team of designers, healthcare specialists, engineers, and builders, self-named the "PennFIRST Team," is nearly two years into the design and construction effort of a New Patient Pavilion for Penn Medicine. Using an integrated project delivery (IPD) strategy, the team is collaboratively tackling complex urban planning, design, and construction challenges inherent in an approximately 1.5 million-square-foot facility on a dense urban site. Learn how shared integration space, parametric cost modeling, PITs, HBDI, decision trees, full-scale mock-ups, and live simulations are being put to the test to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration and promote team problem-solving and innovative thinking.

    Speakers include:
    Daryl Bodewin, HDR, Inc.
    Steven Greulich, Penn Medicine
    Ed Hanzel, L.F. Driscoll
    Mack Stulb, L.F. Driscoll

    Learning Objectives include:

    • Explore real-life implications of using IPD to develop a large, highly integrated urban health complex.

    • Learn how a well-conceived integration space positively contributes to a collaborative multidisciplinary planning and design effort.

    • Understand the critical importance of thorough staff on-boarding, behavioral tendencies, servant leadership, and HBDI analyses.

    • Explain how a project team PIT structure can integrate disciplines, solve design and construction challenges, and manage construction costs.

    *** AIA members should register at, COAA PA members and local owners are invited as our guests. Please RSVP to Angela Hendrix at or 215-568-7015.

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    Space is limited, so register today!