Session 5

Value Management

This program is the fifth of six in the Mastering the Future Business of Architecture series that is designed to address the soft-skills side of our work, or the business of architecture.  This fifth session will focus on managing quality, schedule, and budget in ways that balance the short-term costs against long-term value.

Date, Time, Location

Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive
St. Paul, MN  55114


Includes handout, continental breakfast
AIA members $100
NonMembers $150

Note: You may sign up for the entire series of six for a discounted price.

Continuing education

3.75 LU Hours

Key topics

  1. Quality, schedule, budget
  2. Return on investment
  3. Life cycle
  4. Target value estimating


Larry Gleason, FAIA, is Vice President of CPMI, a national professional construction management firm, founded in 1970 to provide cost management, planning, project management and construction consulting. A pioneer and proponent of integrated pre-design, cost-management and project delivery methodologies, Larry has forged an essential bridge between architects and clients through innovative legislative reform, professional advocacy, and local, regional and international education.
Steve Hauser is a Project Manager at Target. He also teaches Construction Documents and Contracts at the University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education. Previously Steve has worked for four different general contractors, a specialty subcontractor and a full-discipline architect/engineering firm. Responsibilities have included both “hard dollar” and conceptual estimating, marketing, project engineering, and both project and general management.
A. Peter Hilger, AIA, is co-faculty director of the Construction Management degree program at the University of Minnesota, where he manages the development and delivery of curricula. An architect by training, a builder by passion, and a teacher at heart, Peter has served the Construction Management program since its inception in 1997, and he received the CCE Distinguished Educator Award in 2009. In the classroom, Peter brings his construction and business experience to bear with an approach that challenges students to think beyond the facts and figures, communicate thoughtfully, and support decisions with sound reasoning and rationale. 


The MFBA series is intended for professionals with 10 – 20 years’ experience. You may register for individual sessions or for a discounted price, you may register for the entire series of 6 sessions.
Register today!


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director