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Lean Architecture: Excellence in Project Delivery Michael Czap, AIA, RTKL Associates, Inc., Dallas Lean Architecture is the ongoing process of rethinking architectural methodology by applying “Lean” principles to every aspect of practice. This fast-paced program introduces participants to techniques of process management with three goals for application to architectural management, documentation, and technology. 111059 LUHs 1.5

Balancing Perspectives: Getting to Win-Win with Your Contracts Grant Gealy, Esq. and Scott Lyford, Esq., Mills Shirley, LLP, Houston This knowledgeable duo provides practical advice on favorable and unfavorable contract language. Among the items on the agenda are indemnity provisions; contractual standard of care; consultant contracts; limitation of liability; submittals; construction cost, budgets, and value engineering; project scope; and contract administration. Learn how to successfully negotiate the removal or inclusion of certain contract language. 111060 LUHs 1.5

Striking Career, Family and Life Balance Betsy del Monte, FAIA, The Beck Group, Dallas; Heather McKinney, FAIA, McKinney York Architects., Austin; Patricia Oliver, FAIA, University of Houston; Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, Richter Architects, Corpus Christi In architecture school, 50% of students are women, but in practice only about 15% of registered architects are women. Some argue that women leave architecture because of long hours, dedication, and commitment that leads to excessive time away from personal life. This distinguished panel of women architect-leaders will share their stories of overcoming the challenge of life/practice issues, explain model uses of technology to minimize work overload and redundant overtime, and help others create a list of life balance do’s and don’ts.

Continuing Education | Events | Tours | THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

The design consciousness of the area immediately surrounding the Santiago Calatrava bridge has been elevated through the collaborative efforts of the CityDesign Studio, city officials, the local design community, and local residents, resulting in the enhanced livability of all Dallas citizenry. With a focus on the importance of urban design, the presentation shows how collaboration from the public and private sector can result in an enhanced built environment. 111058 LUHs 1.5

Sponsored by Architecture Plus 111061 LUHs 1.5

3:00 PM–3:30 PM Networking Break While rounding the final lap of this three-day event, take time to enjoy beverages, stretch your legs, and a last bit of networking. Sponsored by Purdy-McGuire Inc. | 512.478.7386


Texas Architects' Convention: 2011 Registration Guide  

72nd Annual Convention andDesign Products & Ideas Expo27-29 October 2011Dallas Convention Center With stirring keynote speakers, invigorati...