G. William Quatman, Esq., FAIA, DBIA
2007 Chair, AIA Design-Build Advisory Group
Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
Mr. Quatman is a licensed architect and practicing attorney with the law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on construction law and on design-build. He is an expert in the area of state legislation for design-build and is past national chairman of DBIA's Laws Committee, for which he was named DBIA’s Committee Chair of the Year (2003). Mr. Quatman has spoken at multiple AIA and DBIA National Conventions on design-build and other topics, and he has given courses on design-build nationwide, in Canada and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Quatman teaches courses on design-build at the University of Kansas and is the author of a leading book on design-build titled Design-Build for the Design Professional (Aspen 2000), as well as the chief editor of AIA’s book, The Architect’s Guide to Design-Build Services (Wiley 2003). He is the 2007 Chairman of the AIA's Design-Build Knowledge Community Advisory Group and serves on DBIA’s Designation Board. Mr. Quatman is the author of The Ethics Advisor, a monthly series of articles published in Dateline magazine. In 2004, 2005 and 2006, he was named to the prestigious Best Lawyers in America listing. In 2005, he was named the Missouri Architect of the Year by AIA/Missouri. Mr. Quatman is the first architect ever to become both a Fellow of the AIA (FAIA) and a Designated Design-Build Professional (DBIA) of the Design-Build Institute of America.
Gary Lapera, AIA
Michael Graves and Associates
Principal and Studio Head, Gary Lapera has master planned and designed numerous mixed-use residential projects throughout the world, in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In late 2006, he and his studio won an international competition for an approximately two-million square foot mixed use hospitality, residential and retail center on the Nile Corniche in Cairo, Egypt. The award winning Ministry of Health and Sport in The Hague has become a landmark within the Netherlands. The NovaCare Complex, a training center for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, has set new standards for professional sports training. He was Principal-in-Charge of the US Embassy Compound in Seoul, Korea, which included housing as well as a chancery office building.
In recent years, Mr. Lapera has undertaken numerous residential projects for developers that have explored development from the largest scale of community planning to the details of interior fit-out. Examples of the latter include Kasteel Holterveste in The Netherlands and Maxwell Place on the Hudson in Hoboken, New Jersey. Mr. Lapera joined the firm in 1983 following his education at Cornell University and Harvard University.