April 13, 2022 7:30 am - 9:30 am

The Human Costs for Design-Build Projects

The Great Resignation continues to impact every industry, including design and construction. Turnover costs have significant impacts, but what about the human cost of turnover on projects? These challenges can have real impacts on team chemistry, project budgets and schedules. In this dynamic program, you’ll hear perspectives from a designer, a builder, and an owner, and how our industry can use the efficiencies of design-build project delivery to sustain team cohesion, even with project headwinds.

You will learn about:

  • How to build dynamic project teams and set them up for long-term success.
  • Tools that are used to build team chemistry, comradery and ensure cohesion throughout the entire project.
  • What happens when someone leaves in the middle of the project? How to train and onboard new people to minimize or neutralize the impact of turnover to project stakeholders.
  • What you can do to lead through project challenges and maintain team morale.
  • Design-build best practices in a post-COVID-era – do collocation and big room setups work in a hybrid environment?

Location: The Columbia Tower Club 701 5th Ave 75th floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

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Speakers include:

Molly Wolf  AIA, DBIA™, Healthcare Director and Market Leader at NBBJ Design

Molly Wolf, Healthcare Director at NBBJ, is a DBIA professional and registered architect who has dedicated her career to healthcare design and construction. Molly’s experience and passion for alternate project delivery started while working as a Construction Project Manager for Swedish Medical Center. During this time she saw, first hand, the value in bringing teams together to solve complex design problems collaboratively. This experience provided a foundation from which she moved on to lead the design of two DBIA award winning Progressive Design-Build projects at Harborview Medical Center, the first for the University of Washington Medical Center as well as a Developer-led Design-Build Wellness Center for Providence. Building on her lessons learned from these projects Molly is an advocate for achieving exceptional design and innovation by leveraging the strengths of her design-build teams.



 Tony Stewart AIA, DBIA™, Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Tony Stewart, Vice President of Design Construction Integration at Skanska, serves in an executive role with a focus on integrated project delivery. As a design-build coach, he is responsible for developing fully engaged and empowered teams. He leverages tools such as StrengthsFinder, CoreClarity and Genius Factor (as a certified coach) to support individual team members find the roles that fit their talents, energy and passion, and provide the greatest value to the larger project team. Collaborative and integrated partnerships are in his DNA. Since 1985, Tony has served in key roles across the built environment spectrum – experience as an architect, contractor, developer, broker, property manager, marketer and business developer. He has had good fortune to work with some of Seattle’s most distinguished design, construction, and development companies – NBBJ, McKinstry and Howard S. Wright, and Baugh/Skanska.


Troy Stahlecker PE, LEED® DBIA™, Director Project Delivery Group, UW Facilities

Troy Stahlecker is the Director of the University of Washington (UW) Facilities Project Delivery Group with oversight of the University’s projects greater than +$5M. Troy’s 30+ year career at the UW, began with design-bid-build, followed by GCCM and most recently design-build project delivery. His portfolio represents roughly $300-500 million of annual project work, with design-build being the delivery model of choice for projects greater than $5 million. In his role, Troy is responsible for providing oversight for the successful delivery of projects, throughout all phases. The UW sets a high bar for this journey through a collaborative, inclusive, and safe environment – always open for conversation with a continuous improvement mindset. Core principles include responsibility for ‘owner’ behaviors contributing to successful delivery, and striving for ‘awesome’, measured through their own experiences, their project stakeholders and project partners.