April 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3075 Highland Pkwy
Downers Grove
IL 60515-1288 US


LCI Chicago Community of Practice


Working Inside the Big Room

Thursday, April 20, 2017

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Advocate Health Care – Corporate Campus
3075 Highland Parkway
Suite 3700
Downers Grove, IL  60515

Advocate Health Care has a goal of providing affordable healthcare to Chicagoland communities. One component of Advocate’s strategy to align with this goal is through our Ambulatory Facilities Design & Construction Program. To help achieve this goal, Advocate partnered with one Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) team to execute all ambulatory projects throughout Chicagoland over the next five to ten years. The team was tasked to continuously improve our building’s design and construction through delivering standard and repeatable projects, and eliminate wastes in the delivery process ultimately reducing Advocate’s overall capital spend.

The intent of this session is to offer a behind the scenes look to the audience, focusing on a few of the key components to the big room concept. Whether it’s reviewing an innovative idea through the A3 process, problem solving, or visual communication, each has its own element of challenge and value inside the big room. Come see what our challenges are for our program and how we go about tackling them. 


Peter Messina, Advocate – As Advocate’s Manager of Planning, Design & Construction for the Ambulatory Services program, Peter leads the strategic development of the program’s implementation. From the early onset of project feasibility development, to capital funding allocations and approvals, and then to integrating the delivery team to execute the projects, he leads the program through each step.

Jeff Neaves, HDR Architecture – Mr. Neaves is an Architect at HDR Architecture and works as a Senior Project Manager. Jeff has extensive experience in healthcare design and construction. Since 2012, he has worked consistently on projects in an Integrated Project Design delivery format. 

Jeff’s healthcare design and project management experience spans the full spectrum from master planning, academic medical centers, comprehensive community health, outpatient facilities, and neighborhood clinics.

Dave Pfipsen, KJWW – Dave’s entire career has been with KJWW where he serves as Project Executive and Project Manager for many of KJWW’s healthcare projects. Dave is a licensed Professional Engineer experienced in a wide variety of building types involving various mechanical systems, such as fire protection, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), piping, heat recovery, humidification, and plumbing systems. He serves as Team Operations Manager for one of KJWW’s healthcare teams.

Ryan Yoho, Boldt – As Boldt’s project executive for Advocate’s Ambulatory Program, Ryan’s accountability begins with the initial project concept planning and carries through to completion of each project within the program. His experience with implementing collaboration and Lean concepts during design and construction helped create the ILPD environment expected on the projects.

Aaron Frederick, Martin Peterson Company- Aaron has over 28 years in the industry and currently serves as a Project Manager for the Martin Peterson Company on the Advocate Ambulatory Care projects. He is responsible for coordinating the pipefitters, sheet metal and plumbers and ensures open communication by keeping everyone up-to-date on the project.


  • $75 = LCI / AGC / AIA / COAA Member 
  • $85 = Non-Member
  • $55 = Faculty Member
  • $20 = Students