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LA/Orange County

LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice

Welcome to the homepage of the Los Angeles / Orange County Community of Practice. Our effort is focused on educating, training, and advancing Lean knowledge for the engineering, designing and construction of projects within southern California. We stress the importance of collaboration and integrated project delivery (with or without a contractual obligation) as well as fostering trust on project sites or within an office environment.

We host several events annually and actively search for joint event opportunities at which we can reach more members of the design and construction community. Over the past couple of years, we have averaged around 50 attendees at our events which creates an energetic and engaging learning environment. At the beginning of each event, we routinely encourage all attendees to ask questions and share their knowledge regardless of whether competitors may be in the room. All of us want to improve. . . all of us want to learn. . . all of us want to advance the industry.

Our diverse group of dedicated Core Group members include:

  • Julie Davis (Leader), DPR Construction
  • Tom McCready (Vice Leader), BN Builders
  • Stan Chiu, HGA Architects
  • Dave Fabulich, Taft Electric
  • William Kay, Haley & Aldrich
  • Nick Krey, Southland Industries
  • David MacKay, PCL Construction Services, Inc.
  • Chris Maslyk, Skanska
  • Edwin Najarian, IMEG Corp
  • Michael Villar, KHS&S Contractors
  • Keith Walsh, Disney

We look forward to seeing you soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel to reach out to Julie Davis at or Tom McCready at



Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2018 events to be offered by the LA / Orange County Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for the invites! We look forward to seeing you!

9/19 – LCI Owners’ Panel in Pasadena (IMEG’s office)
10/10 – Lean Coffee in Orange County (Haley & Aldrich’s office)
11/7 – Joint CoP / AIA meeting (location TBD)
12/13 – Lean Coffee (location TBD)

LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule: Notes from the IPD Field (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP) @ HGA
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


LCI Los Angeles and Orange County
Community of Practice


Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule: Notes from the IPD Field

The Temecula Valley Expansion was delivered one month ahead of schedule, and $2Million under budget. The team balanced tools and culture to deliver these results. Speakers from HGA and DPR will address:
– Design and Construction industry performance
– Lean tools to increase reliability
– A system for organizing an integrated team, and
– The importance of culture in a high-performing team.

This is a two hour event, with a 40-minute presentation and 20 minutes of Q&A.
AIA attendees can sign in at the event for HSW credits.


Stan Chiu, Vice President – HGA- Stan is a principal with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare and higher education. He is a leader in Lean Design and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and has helped develop such core Lean IPD tools as Target Value Design and Set Based Design. Stan has lectured at national conferences and authored numerous articles on architecture, healthcare delivery, and Lean Design. His volunteer work includes serving on professional, educational and healthcare boards.

Anthony Munoz – DPR Construction – Anthony is a Healthcare Project Manager and Lean Leader with DPR Construction. With over 13 years’ experience, Anthony has spent the last seven years on Collaborative Project Delivery projects including IPD, design-assist, and design-build. As a frequent attendant and occasional presenter at LCI events, Anthony is excited to share his experiences and hear of others’ strides to growing the Lean community and improving together.

  • LCI Members/AIA Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $15.00
  • Owners: Free 

Parking is available on the street, or take the Metro-HGA’s office is five blocks from the 17th Street Station in Santa Monica


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