Forrest R. Lott, AIA, LEED AP
Lott is principal of Lott + Barber Architects, a 14-person firm in Savannah, Ga., that provides design services for projects including state university and college buildings, local hospitals and medical offices, and commercial clients. The firm also provides new-community planning, land-use evaluations, and master plans for public and private owners.
Lott has served as president of both the South Georgia AIA and AIA Georgia and as a member of the National AIA Documents Committee, recently serving as chair of the education task group. He currently serves on the AIA task group drafting integrated project delivery documents and is a coauthor of the recently released AIA publication, Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide.
Lott has presented widely on building information modeling and on facility issues and has served on several state-level bodies to advise on university facilities issues as well as budgetary oversight. In his local community, Lott has served on the Historic Savannah Foundation Board and was past chair of the Savannah Historic Board of Review.
Zigmund Rubel, AIA
Mr. Rubel is a Principal at Anshen + Allen Architects and has over 17 years of experience on large and small scale healthcare projects. He is the 2007 President of the AIA San Francisco Chapter and a Board member of the AIA California Council. Mr. Rubel has spoken throughout California and nationally on Integrated Project Delivery, Building Information Modeling implementation, best practices for healthcare project delivery and Operating Room Design and Construction.
Mr. Rubel is currently leading Anshen + Allen's larger Healthcare projects, including the Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Replacement Medical Center and Laguna Honda Hospital Replacement. In addition, Mr. Rubel is responsible for two small Medical Office Buildings and the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Hospital being delivered with Integrated Project delivery models.
James M. Suehiro, AIA LEED AP
AIA National Director, Northwest & Pacific Region
Jim Suehiro, AIA LEED AP, Principal at NBBJ, is director from one of the largest AIA regions and an active member of AIA Seattle since 1984. NBBJ provides architecture, planning, and design services to healthcare, corporate/commercial, institutional, educational, laboratory, transportation, and retail clients. Major projects include: Swedish Medical Center (Seattle, WA); Banner Estrella Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ); Telenor Headquarters (Oslo, Norway); Reebok Headquarters (Canton, MA); the U.S. Federal Courthouse (Seattle, WA); and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport South Terminal Expansion (Seattle, WA).
Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. He has worked in several firms during his thirty years in practice, notably with the McKinley Architects as a project designer, TRA Architecture Engineering Planning Interiors as an airport design principal, and currently at NBBJ as Principal focused on the Airports and Transportation practice.
Jim is the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Director, serving on the AIA National Board 2006 – 2008. He is a member of the board AIA Integrated Practice Discussion Group and is the AIA board representative to the 3xPT Strategy Group (CURT, AGC, and AIA) that is focused on industry transformation of the project delivery process.
The AIA and AIA California Council collaborated to produce Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide, which covers principles and techniques of integrated project delivery and, particularly, how to use such methodologies in designing and constructing projects. In this podcast, three drafters of the Guide - Forrest Lott, AIA, Zigmund Rubel, AIA, and James Suehiro, AIA - discuss integrated project delivery.