Presenters at the 2021 Forum


Meredith Banasiak

Stan Chiu

John Cutler

Santiago Diaz

Santiago Diaz’s educational background is in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Digital Media Arts, and Computer Science. Santi has worked in the manufacturing industry in a variety of roles including quality control, technical writing, and time studies. Throughout those years in the manufacturing sector, Santi learned lean manufacturing philosophies and methods. He then worked in design firms as a Computational Designer, focused on complex geometry for buildings with advanced timber structures in North America, as well as steel and concrete mega-projects in the Middle East and Asia.

Jenny Hastings

Jenny Hastings, IIDA, CID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC, is a Principal with Boulder Associates. Jenny is driven by her obligation to keep patients, their companions, care teams, and staff at the forefront of design. She believes in working closely with clients to see how far new, innovative ideas can be pushed. She is passionate about challenging how we, and the industry as a whole, think differently about the way we design and deliver our projects. Jenny is a resource in the firm for patient-centered design, evidence-based design support, integrating interior design and architecture, and infusing lean thinking into the design practice.

Hal Macomber

Hal Macomber is on the executive team at Touchplan with a focus on developing business partners. In addition, he is investigating how to make respect for people and continuous improvement hallmarks of the design and construction industry. Hal first introduced lean practices to the architecture discipline in 1996 when he was working with The Neenan Company, Fort Collins, CO. Among other things, Hal is known for authoring the Five Big Ideas, introducing reliable promising and giving the name Target Value Design and distinguishing the TVD foundational practices.

Ron Migliori

Ron Migliori

Ron Migliori, SE, has 40 years of industry experience and is an active member of the LCI Northern California and Core Group Member Emeritus. He co-authored “A Structural Engineers Perspective of Lean Design and Construction” and has presented at the Structural Engineers Association of California convention. Ron was on the IPD Advisory Council and a Peer Reviewer for the recently published book “Integrated Project Delivery – An Action Guide for Leaders.” He has presented at the LCI Congress, the Lean Design Forum, LCI CoP Chapters in Arizona, Nevada, Northern California, as well as the Central Valley (Sacramento). He has also presented at the LCI/P2SL Design Forum in Berkeley, CA and in St. Louis, MO. He has participated in over two dozen IPD projects and has facilitated and conducted training workshops for the Last Planner System in Design and Choosing By Advantages over the last 10 years. Ron is a past President of the DBIA Western Pacific Region. He has been involved in numerous Design-Build (DB) projects throughout his career with recent projects taking on Lean practices. Ron has seen and experienced the active trend of Lean in Design-Build gaining more traction every year and has a vision of an enhanced future state.

Larry Summerfield

Larry Summerfield, SE holds a bachelors degree in architectural engineering and has worked for Buehler Engineering as a structural engineer and Associate Principal for 32 years, engineering buildings throughout the built environment.  During that time, he has specialized in improving the design and construction process through developing and incorporating tools on many Lean and IPD Healthcare projects.  He has had the opportunity to present at LCI local chapters and LCI Congress on the practical use of Lean tools such as the Last Planner System, Choosing By Advantages, BIM, and Target Value Design.

Prof. Christian THUESEN

Christian Thuesen

Christian Thuesen is Associate Professor in project and construction management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has been a Fulbright scholar at UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has worked with projects for more than 20 years as lecturer, researcher, and consultant in various engineering settings, including construction and IT. This has sparked his fundamental research interest in the role of projects as vehicle for industrial and societal change but also more broadly in projects role in today’s society – as a human condition. To pursue this agenda he co-founded DTUs ProjectLab ( which he currently directs. His current research develops an research agenda on the transformation of the construction industry towards sustainability, leveraging developing digital capabilities.

Justin Wise 

Justin Wise, Principal with Stantec, Architecture (IPD), is an architecture and design professional with over 15 years of experience integrating the planning, design, and management of the built environment. Justin’s notable projects include multi-million dollar hospital and clinic design, as well as work in the commercial and hospitality sector. Justin is passionate about lean and integrated project delivery and actively manages several ongoing IPD/IFOA projects in California.