“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.


  • Design Management

  • Code Compliance

  • Construction Documentation

  • Quality Control (independent reviewer)

  • Construction Contract Administration

  • Project Closeout (Archive of everything; “Wildly Happy Client”)


Rick is a Managing Director and Design Principal at the Beck Group, an integrated architecture, construction, and technology firm. Twenty years ago as a senior partner at Urban Architecture, he helped lead the merger with The Beck Group, creating one of the largest integrated architecture and construction firms in the country.

Rick has shared his experience at the national level as chairman of the AIA Center for Integrated Practice, the chairman of the Project Delivery Knowledge Community, a national board member of DBIA, and a founding member of the DBIA Design Excellence Council. In the last six years he has organized six conferences and made 10 regional and national presentations on design, integration, and technology. He has become a resource for the AIA in helping to shape position statements on issues such as Design- Build and Public Private Partnerships. He has served on multiple professional design juries including the National AIA Healthcare Design Awards, Oklahoma State AIA Design Awards, the AIA Rio Grand Chapter Design Awards, and the DBIA National Design excellence Awards. Rick has taught design studios at the University of Texas at Arlington and served as a visiting Juror and critic at UT Austin, Texas A&M, University of Houston, and NJIT.


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