Collaboration and Trust Build Team Culture at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health

by: Jordan Gevers, Marketing Manager

Last month, the team behind the Design-Build Institue of America’s 2021 Project of the Year—the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health—sat down with Kim Wright on the Design-Build Delivers podcast to discuss what made the project was so successful.

The striking building, hosting three different public health organizations, is the culmination of three years of work by the project team, including the Miller Hull Partnership and Lease Crutcher Lewis, under UW’s progressive design-build contract.

Now that the project is complete, when asked what made the project a success, the entire team, from UW to Miller Hull to Lewis, shares the same sentiment: collaboration and trust. But in the world of architecture and construction, especially in the progressive design-build arena, those are overused buzzwords – aspirational, but often no plan to execute.

With that in mind, the team gives a look behind the curtains: what does collaboration actually look like on a day-to-day basis?  How is trust developed not in a philosophical sense, but on the ground in the midst of a project?

Hear from Brian Aske, Lewis Education Director and DBIA Past President; Joe Neilsen, Lewis Senior Project Manager; Sian Roberts, Miller Hull Partner; and Jeannie Natta, University of Washington Senior Project Manager, as they discuss what makes this project so impressive.

Learn the nitty, gritty details of life inside the progressive design-build Big Room and an honest, off-the-cuff assessment of how a Project of the Year gets executed.