June 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
380 Saint Peter St Ste 600
BWBR Architects
Saint Paul
MN 55102-1316 US

Lean Construction Institute – Upper Midwest Community of Practice


Lean Design Workshop

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: BWBR Architects
380 St. Peter Street
Suite 660
St. Paul, MN  55102

The Upper Midwest invites you to spend an afternoon discussing how lean thinking is being implanted in the design process within our local community of practice. The program will start with four architectural and engineering firms sharing either stories of lean in practice, or their lean journey in implementing lean thinking in their firms. The 2nd half of our event will be a structured brainstorming exercise to gain further understanding of how the community sees waste in the design process – and what we can do about it. 

Following the workshop we will meet at Kincaid’s for happy hour. 


Jason Nordling – BWBR – Having grown up in a household with a nurse for a mother and a carpenter for a grandfather, I was instilled with passion for creating and for people’s well being. Whether I create a worship space that provides people a sense of serenity; a safe, secure correctional space; or a place that heals people, making them whole again, I experience a gratifying sense of purpose. And the fact that I can do it with a group of people every day who share my passion makes my work that much more enjoyable.

Jon Buggy –  RSP – With a big smile and hearty laugh, Jon draws you in and captures your imagination. A natural storyteller, he’s comfortable presenting, mentoring, teaching or designing. His experience spans the globe with time spent managing major projects and firms. Healthcare. Higher Ed. Here in the U.S. and overseas. Active in AIA and other industry organizations, Jon is engaged and engaging. Plus he’s a great sounding board. Quick with ideas and advice.

Terri Erickson – Clark Engineering – Terri serves as structural engineering manager at Clark leading her team with a passion for continuous improvement and persistent reflection on the status quo.  She relentlessly embraces her role creatively nurturing a culture shift that maximizes each individual person’s participation, strengths, and unique contributions. She enjoys using lean tools and methodologies to reduce workflow wastes and enhance collaboration with a steady beat for long-term sustainable improvements.

Jason Pederson – Meyer Borgman Johnson – Jason guides firm-wide strategic and performance priorities across all five MBJ regional offices, fostering a culture of learning and service. His design experience centers on several of MBJ’s core market sectors, civic, healthcare and higher education. Jason has special expertise in integrating BIM technologies into progressive methods of project delivery to complete projects faster and more cost-effectively.

Attendance is free!