Building a People-Based Practice: Lessons from the Construction Industry

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

BCCI’s Director of Architecture, Steve Lawler, will be part of the panel speaking to what it means to build a people-based practice from the construction industry, and how we can apply practices to the architecture profession.

In 2019 there were over 10 construction firms on the San Francisco Business Times’ “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” list, but no architecture firms. In this session, we will learn valuable lessons about what it means to build a people-based practice from key leaders in construction, and how we can apply their best practices to the architecture profession.

Companies on the “Best Places to Work” list not only offer fun perks, but they also prioritize work-life balance, team building activities, giving back to their community and individual growth. All three of our panelists were chosen from the 2019 list, including Jon-Michael Johnson, Founder & CFO of Principal Builders (#2, Small Companies), Fran O’Sullivan, Vice President & CFO of Dome Construction (#28, Midsize Companies), and Steve Lawler, Director, Architecture of BCCI Construction Co. (#9, Large Companies).

William Duff, Founder & Managing Principal of WDA | William Duff Architects, will moderate. WDA’s growth has been driven by its people—a talented team who excel at creative problem solving through a shared set of core values: Communication, Creativity, Transparency, Excellence, and Growth. When recently asked what the most important lesson he has learned throughout his firm’s 20-year history, William didn’t hesitate. “Value people…both those we’re designing for and those helping us see our projects to completion.”

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