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Building Smart: Implementing Integrated Practice




Podcast: 2006/8/28 - 15:36

Presenter: Patrick MacLeamy, AIA



Patrick MacLeamy, AIA, is chief executive officer of HOK, a global architectural design and services firm. Appointed to this position in March 2003, he leads the firm’s strategic vision and direction. During his 36-year tenure at HOK, Mr. MacLeamy has served in leadership roles in design, project management, marketing, and management. He also has overseen the establishment of several HOK regional offices in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. MacLeamy is committed to helping establish standards of quality, reliability, and efficiency in the building industry. He advocates changing the fragmented nature of the industry into a vertically integrated, highly efficient system that emulates the manufacturing industry. Mr. MacLeamy has supported this vision as a founder and international Chairman of the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI), an organization which fosters standards for data exchange in the building industry. He is also an active speaker and panelist for building industry forums including the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and the Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT).

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK) is a global provider of design and project delivery services with a network of offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Among the world’s leading design firms, HOK manages the planning, design, and construction process for all types of clients and facilities in every part of the world.

Their success comes at least in part from their adoption of integrated practice. Using examples from his work, like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) building in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Saint Bartholomew’s Teaching Hospital in London, Mr. MacLeamy describes an integrated practice necessary for successful completion of such large-scale and complicated projects. By incorporating interested parties throughout the design process, HOK’s approach is changing the relationship between owners, architects, and contractors.



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