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Design Build for a Better Community

May 3, 2024

Breakout Session 3

2:20 PM

Breakout Rooms

1 DBIA Credit Hour, 1 AIA LU

Design build is a delivery model that sparks innovation and added value to client, but what are the benefits to the public at large when leveraged towards community focused projects? This session will examine some unique benefits that a design build delivery can bring to non-profit organizations seeking to find the best value for their community clients. We will examine 2 project case studies: The Austin Street Homeless Shelter building, and the Genesis Women's Shelter building both delivered under an integrated project delivery model.


  1. Analyze Project Challenges: Participants will be able to analyze and articulate the unique challenges non-profit organizations face when embarking on building projects, utilizing case studies such as The Austin Street Homeless Shelter and the Genesis Women's Shelter building projects.

  2. Align Building Programs with Mission Statements: Participants will learn to identify and leverage unique opportunities to align a building program with an organization's mission statement, ensuring that the physical space furthers the organizational goals.

  3. Value Addition through Partnership: Participants will be able to apply strategies to demonstrate how a design-build team can partner effectively with a client to add value beyond the basic requirements of the project.

  4. Apply Lessons from Case Studies: Participants will be able to summarize and apply lessons learned from the design-build process of community-focused projects to future initiatives, improving overall project outcomes.

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May 02, 2024, 7:00 AM CDT
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