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Introduction to Lean Design

The design phase is essential for any project's success since many of the decisions, budgets, and schedules are locked in during design. Yet despite its importance, few people in the AEC industry have a defined process for it. 

In this course we will introduce Lean Design and how it can be used to improve the project outcomes. We will talk about using the Last Planner System, Set Based Design, Pull Planning, and approaching a project as a network of commitments.

The goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and understanding for you to effectively apply Lean in the Design Phase. In this 3-hour, 25 lesson course we will be covering 5 major modules:

  1. Why We Should Improve The Design Process
  2. Responsibility Based Planning and Control
  3. Setbased Design
  4. Leadership and Expert Workforce
  5. The Future of Design and Construction


Stan Chiu

Director of Healthcare, Gensler

Stan Chiu, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, is Director of Healthcare for Gensler’s Los Angeles Practice, collaborating with diverse studios to serve fundamental human needs. He brings over 25 years of experience in complex projects focused on the Health, Wellness and Education sectors for clients such as Sutter Health, Samsung, UHS, the University of California and the Mayo Clinic. A leader in Lean Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Stan believes in the power of respect for people and continuous improvement. His projects have been recognized for design excellence including National AIA and SCUP Honor Awards. Stan serves on professional and institutional boards including the Lean Construction Institute.