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The AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community (PD) promotes the architect’s leadership role in all project delivery methods by assembling and distributing knowledge and best practices for a variety of project delivery methods, e.g. design-build (DB), integrated project deliveries (IPD), and public-private partnerships (P3).

  • 1.  Design Management

    Posted 06-21-2019 06:37 PM
    In a design-build or IPD projects the design manager serves in a pivotal position
    between the owner, designers, and builders. The design manager directs the actions of
    design professionals (architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects,
    and specialty consultants) in the conceptualization and development of a design.
    Most design-build projects are led by builders. Many design managers have substantial
    construction-phase skills, but limited design-phase experience. 

    Has anyone on this forum felt that they have been marginalized while participating in contractor led IPD or Design/Build projects?
    I am writing about the potential roadblocks to successful Design Build Project Delivery and would like to hear your experiences good & bad with collaborative design processes
    - How to overcome negative feelings and politics. 
    - Processes that successfully support tilt the scale to Designers culture but also meet contractors focus on budget and schedule controls. 
    - What are your "conditions of satisfaction" - 

    My most recent blog post on this topic can be found at.

    Please let me know if you would be willing to participate in upcoming survey research on this topic. 
    My email is or give me a call (510) 309-2003

    Bruce Cousins AIA
    Santa Fe NM