K-12 Design-Build at Its Best

About the Event:

Progressive Design-Build is changing the future of K12 construction. There has been a movement toward a more integrated method of project delivery that focuses on balancing the needs of the districts, designer, and builder team. The goal is to create a shared vision that aligns the team around a single set of guiding project principles that drives project success. While the industry has seen rampant successes in increasing collaboration, decreasing timelines, and achieving cost certainty, we all still have a lot to learn. Progressive Design-Build delivery is made better by learning from those that have had successes, learned lessons, and made mistakes. Please come to hear how some of those lessons learned can assist your district in moving forward toward successful delivery of your district’s capital improvements.

Key Takeaways:

Safely benefit from the Lessons Learned without having to endure the mistakes within your own district.

Gain in-depth familiarity of K12 Progressive Design-Build processes.

Learn the “What Not to Do’s” in K12 project delivery.

Become more comfortable with the idea of change.

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About the Speaker:

Morris Aldridge
DBIA Executive Director Planning & Construction
Tacoma Public Schools

Morris is DBIA Northwest Regional Vice President and leads Washington State in K12 Progressive Design-Build delivery with many successful projects for Tacoma Public Schools. He has travelled across the country guiding public school districts in transitioning from traditional design-bid-build to Progressive Design-Build to achieve better project delivery results. Morris has seen great success with his commitment to using PDB in the Tacoma Public Schools projects, which range from early learning programs to high school, as well as a Career Technical Education centered project in partnership with the Port of Tacoma.


Eric Smith, P.E.

Director, Facilities & Capital Projects WSU Health Services Washington State University – Spokane

Scott McGlocklin

Director of Preconstruction, Bouten Construction Company

Nick Byers, AIA, Assoc. DBIA

Associate Principal Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.

  • Date : 02/22/2024
  • Time : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (UTC+0)
  • Venue : Spokane Convention Center - Room 402 ABC

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