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Collaborative Project Delivery: A Case Study of Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Van Ness Campus Hospital


Project culture has direct impact on collaboration.  A collaborative culture enables good design and is more important with the use of BIM enabled project delivery.  Collaborative project delivery, when properly configured, has all parties benefiting from collective risk management, offsetting the trend to compartmentalize detailing inherent with BIM enabled project delivery.  

This is a case study of how Sutter Health and SmithGroup architects, HerreroBoldt (a partnership of Herrero Builders and The Boldt Company) used an Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) method to deliver a LEED-certified facility that encompasses California Pacific Medical Center's vision and guiding principles. The project incorporated the latest in lean project delivery including target value design, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and advanced approaches to ILPD. 

Successfully leveraging the expertise of all these parties, focusing them in the same direction, and orchestrating them to move together seamlessly is no easy task. Under traditional contracts, architects and contractors aren’t accustomed to working together like this. With integrated project delivery, all three parties—owner, architect, and contractor—are collaborating from the start, joining forces to problem-solve, pursue cost efficiencies, streamline the construction process, and share risks and rewards. That’s the theory, at least. Does it work in practice?

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Learning objectives

  • Create and Engage Target Value Design (TVD) groups
  • Use A3 reports to enable a culture of learning
  • Categorize BIM assignments to optimize design, constructability, and field production
  • Facilitate coordination of design, constructability and plan production through use of Virtual Design Construction (VDC) visualization tools.

Recorded live April 19, 2022

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  • Kent Heatherwick

    Kent Hetherwick


    Principal Architect | Smith Group

    Kent is a Pricipal Architect at Smith Group. For Kent, the expression "Think Globally, Act Locally...
  • Will Lichtig

    Will Lichtig

    Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff | The Boldt Company

    Will Lichtig is Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for The Boldt Company with more than 25...
  • Gregg D. Ostrow



    Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture...