Beyond BIM—Lean Design

Join us September 19 to hear our expert panel discuss computational design, generative design, design for manufacturing and more.

Robert Baxter
Taylor Boyer Perkins + Will Matt Powell NBBJ Stephan Van Dyck
LMN Architects
Doug Moore

Building modeling is old news. Today’s leading design firms are harnessing cloud computing for rapid design iteration and optimization. Some design firms are embedding manufacturing data in building model objects to eliminate the need for shop drawings and to “lean” the project supply chain.

The Beyond BIM Series
This session is the first of a four-part series that will explore:

  • September 19: Lean Design
  • October 24: Pre-Construction
  • November 28: Construction
  • January 16: Building Operations

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98109


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Oregon Chapter Breakfast Meeting, Portland Public Schools – Harriet Tubman Elementary

Portland Public Schools – Harriet Tubman Middle School Conversion Project – Case Study

Please join us for our monthly Chapter Breakfast Meeting!


Steve Simonson, Senior Project Manager, Portland Public Schools

Steve Simonson was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of St. Paul’s School, received his undergraduate BS degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University and MS degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.  Steve has 13 years of professional experience in construction trades and construction management services.  After working for general and maritime contractors in Louisiana and Colorado while completing his education Steve moved to Seattle and worked in the mechanical design/build industry for several years, before landing in Portland, OR to work for in the public sector. Steve and his wife, Kathryn, live in Portland, OR with their two horses, two dogs, two cats, and a few fish.  Steve currently works with Portland Public Schools as a Senior Project Manager and looks forward to the next challenging project to work on.  His hobbies include horseback

riding, rock climbing, and disc golf.


Amanda Petretti, Principal, Studio Petretti

Amanda Petretti, AIA, is the founding partner of Studio Petretti, a design-driven architecture studio working with public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amanda has called Oregon home since 2004, receiving her MArch from the University of Oregon. She earned a BA degree in Architecture and Urban Design with a minor in Environmental Studies from New York University. With 15 years in the field, Amanda embraces opportunities to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex design problems. Her team brings significant experience with collaborative construction delivery methods and has led projects for education, civic engagement, housing, hospitality and creative office.



Andrew Schreck, Construction Executive, Mortensen Construction

Andy Schreck was born, raised and educated in Portland, OR. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, received his undergraduate BS degree in Business Administration Management; Construction Engineering Management Minor from Oregon State University and MBA from Regis University.  Andy has 25+ years of professional experience in construction management and general contracting services.  After spending the first 5 years of his construction career in Portland, Andy spent the next 20 years in California (San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego). Andy and his wife, Erin, have 3 daughters and recently moved back home to Portland, OR.  Andy currently works with Mortenson Construction as Construction Executive and looks forward to establishing new relationships in the Portland community.  His hobbies include fly fishing, golf, snowboarding, and family activities.


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