“Recent strategies such as Progressive Design Build and Integrated Project Delivery are rapidly evolving, and coupled with the relentless advancement of digital technologies, these delivery methods are transforming the traditional relationships among owners, architects, and builders. With a growing body of evidence linking strong team collaboration to greater project success, project teams are becoming increasingly integrated and more transparent.” Robert Bostwick, AIA Project Delivery

Collaborative Efforts is a four-part series to provide knowledge and skills for any architect working in collaboration with owners, architects, consultants, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, and for those who manage architect collaborators.  Architects can positively impact project success through advanced collaboration, communication and leadership skills.

What Does Collaboration Mean and Why Should You Care, February 7, 2019, 4-7pm
Collaboration Tools & Tactics, March 7, 2019, 4-7pm
Project Management: Planning the Project, April 4, 2019, 4-7pm
Project Management: Executing the Project, May 2, 2019, 4-7pm

Thank you to Pete DeLisle, Hon.TxA, Kirk Krueger, AIA, and Al Hernandez, AIA, for their invaluable collaboration in developing this series.


  • Methods by which projects come to an architect
  • Selecting a project team for collaboration and project success
  • Establishing a communication plan
  • Methods of contract negotiation, setting milestones, and establishing a budget and schedule
  • Importance of communicating project details to members of the firm’s project team

PRESENTER:  George Watts, Hoar Program Management
George works for HPM, a program management firm ranked #42 in the US by ENR Magazine. For decades George has represented facility owners, managing capital improvement programs from preconstruction through building activation and turnover. Leveraging the benefits of Lean and IPD, George has formulated and led teams to successfully deliver projects for owners on four continents, with more than $5 billion in aggregate value and savings up to 25% of budgeted costs. George is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Construction Manager. He is a published author, ironman triathlete, and cocktail mixologist. His formal education includes undergraduate studies in civil engineering, finance and economics, and graduate work in theology.


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