Updates from ASLA

ASLA 2021 Professional Residential Design Honor Award. Ghost Wash. Paradise Valley, AZ. COLWELL SHELOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE >

ASLA SKILL ED: Lean Project Delivery in Design and Construction


In the design and construction industry, complex problems arise daily. Join us for a three-part course series to gain insight into approaches and tools to:

  • optimize team communication and problem solving
  • find and address hurdles before they slow down workflow
  • provide value to your projects and client

This series was created to help you design, document, and build projects on time and on budget. Lean methodology is aimed at creating more value for the client and eliminating waste occurring from a lack of collaborative planning.

Lean processes are often applied in the design and construction industry by owners, designers, general contractors, construction project managers, and tradespeople. With a Lean mindset, design teams can share information freely and collaboratively to solve difficult problems and make decisions quickly and efficiently.

This knowledge and skill set will help you excel in your role as a landscape architecture professional and contribute to the overall success of projects!

June 13-15, 2023
1:00 – 2:30pm ET
3.0 PDH (LA CES / non-HSW), 1.25 PDH (LA CES / HSW)


To take advantage of your membership discount use your member log-in credentials.

Workshop Modules
June 13, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
Module 1 | What is Lean?
This session introduces Lean Project Delivery as relevant to the design and construction industry, compares conventional delivery with Lean delivery outcomes, and describes the goals and benefits of Lean. With real examples of lean principles and tools used during the design phase on projects you will leave this session with improvements you can bring directly to your projects.
Speaker: Ed Thompson, Director of Business Development, Cherry City Electric

June 14, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
Module 2 | Last Planner System in Design
The Last Planner System® (LPS) focuses on generating and maintaining flow in work processes by promoting conversations between team members so they can identify problems before those issues interrupt the flow of work. This session introduces the five levels of the LPS around which all planning occurs: should, can, will, did, and learn.

Speaker: Amy Clements, Sr Lean Specialist, JE Dunn Construction

June 15, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET
Module 3 | A3 Thinking
In the design and construction industry – as in all industries – complex problems arise daily. Each project contains hundreds of decisions containing thousands of variables and sorting them out to arrive at the best outcome is critical. A3 problem solving provides teams with a strategy to effectively and efficiently deal with problems that they encounter and decisions that need to be reached, bringing the entire team into the collaborative problem-solving process.

Speaker: Jeremiah Sugarman, Lean Services Manager, JE Dunn Construction

Thank you to our general sponsors:
Boston Architectural College
Iowa State University
University of Georgia

Leave a Comment