Working Out: Thinking While Building: Paper Proceedings

International Design-Build: Education/Profession Comparisons

Fall Conference Proceedings

Author(s): Philip Gallegos

With over 25 years of educational experience in design build program, the most recent design-build exploration has in the arena of international programs. These international opportunities challenged educational assumptions, material differences, and the implication of integragted approaches required in both educational and professional settings. Incresingly, the world is reposnding to both catastrophic events, climate induced disruptions and human induced environmental stresses caused by wars and civil strife. As the profession took a significant lead in initial exploration of design build as a project delivery method, the most visionary thinkers in the professional have responded to the opportunities and dangers of expanding design build in stressed situations. A good example of visionary thinking by a professional is the recent Pritzger Prize winner Shigeru Ban. The next question for educational design build programs is to ask parallel questions about design build possibilities in other countries. This paper will examine a university led design build project in Guatemala as a University led program, and Rwanda a professional service. The overarching goal is to explore similarities in the framework of a university program and a professional firm. The framework will be to compare and contrast the needs for integration of knowledge, communications, project delivery implications, and the problems with international design and construction. The methodology will be to explore the results of design and construction work. The paper will also examine appropriate context, cultural and political, and discern lessons about program selection, expectations, design results, dangers and management issues. The implication is to address the quality of design work and the implications for both educational objectives and professional work.

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