Project Delivery Knowledge Committee Symposium –
Delivering the Future
This panel discussion on Project Delivery is designed to educate attendees on essential components of current trends in what was formerly termed “Alternative Project Delivery,” multiple methodologies that are rapidly becoming the norm in design and construction.

Panelists have been carefully selected for their expertise in delivering projects in ways that depart from traditional techniques and represent the future of our industry including real estate development, construction/contracting, public facilities/technology, construction law, and architect in integrated practice.

Learning Units: 2 LUs
AIA Orange County
1981 Orchard Drive
Newport beach, CA 92660
September 24th

Check-in: 5:30

Program: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Food and Beverages provided!

$15 General Admission
Ron Everly, AIA, F.SAME

Ron has extensive experience in program and project management, design / build project management, business development, contracts procurement / management, and architecture for aviation, public building programs, and secure installations for aviation and aerospace facilities. He is currently the Program Manager at John Wayne Airport.
Panelists Include:
Betsey Olenick Dougherty FAIA, Managing Principal, Perkins Eastman Dougherty

In 1979, Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP established the firm Dougherty + Dougherty (now Perkins Eastman Dougherty), and began a career emphasizing design excellence and sustainability for educational and community facilities. Betsey has been actively involved in the American Institute of Architects since 1976, is a former local AIAOC and AIACC President, and is a former Chancellor of the National AIA College of Fellows. She continues to serve as a member of the California Architects Board Professional Qualifications Committee, the AIA California Long Range Planning Committee, and is a Board Member of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA).
Aaron Locke, Senior De­velopment Manager, Woodridge Capital Partners

Aaron Locke is a senior real estate professional with extensive experience in multifamily, mixed-use, office, and hospitality development. As Senior Development Manager at Woodridge Capital Partners in Los Angeles, Aaron directly manages the design, entitlement and construction of $1B in assets across the United States. Prior to Woodridge Capital, Aaron worked at Adept Development where he managed the acquisition and development of high-end mixed-use properties within Southern California. Aaron gained additional experience in private equity at The Reliant Group in San Francisco. He is a licensed architect and has worked for a number of years in the architectural field on the design and construction of multifamily and higher education projects. He is a Cavin Fellow and founding member of the Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board. Aaron graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and received his master’s in Real Estate from Harvard University
Michael Murtaugh, Senior Partner, Murtaugh, Treglia, Stern, & Deily LLP Attorneys at Law

Michael J. Murtaugh received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati (BA, with honors, 1970) and his law degree from the UCLA School of Law (JD, 1973), where he represented the school in the National Moot Court competition and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. 

His practice focuses on the counseling and representation of design professionals concerning liability and business matters, employment counseling and litigation, and general civil litigation.
He has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest possible “AV Preeminent” rating for ethics and competence; and he frequently lectures to legal and professional organizations including, the Orange County Bar Association where he has served on the faculty of the College of Trial Advocacy, the AIA Orange County, SEAOSC and the ACEC California.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals of Southern California; and he is an honorary member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Lawrence Serafini, JWA Deputy Airport Director, Facilities Development

Lawrence G. Serafini is the Deputy Airport Director of Facilities for Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, the 42nd busiest commercial airport and 32nd busiest airport (total operations) in the nation. In this position, Mr. Serafini oversees Airport Development, Engineering, Maintenance, Planning and Environmental Compliance.

In the absence of an Airport Director from February 2015 to November 2015, Mr. Serafini was the Interim Airport Director. In this position, Mr. Serafini developed Airport policy and administered all activities associated with the operation of a medium hub commercial airport. As the Interim Airport Director, he was directly responsible for five Airport divisions which included: Business Development, Facilities, Finance & Administration, Operations and Public Affairs. He also oversaw the Airport staff and the Airport budget. Prior to joining JWA in August 2001, Mr. Serafini served as a consultant to the Airport for eight years.

After serving nearly 17 dedicated years in the United States Navy, Mr. Serafini retired as Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, while stationed as the Assistant Installation Director, MCAS El Toro and Environmental Officer, MCABWEST. While in uniform, Mr. Serafini served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Post of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Mr. Serafini is a registered Civil Engineer with the California Professional Engineers Association. He is a mentor and supporter of young engineers, having been involved with the UCI Civil Engineering / Environmental School Affiliates for over 20 years.

Mr. Serafini received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialty) from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (minor in Economics) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Steve Yots, Project Executive, Turner Construction Company

Steve Yots is a Project Executive with Turner Construction Company. With more than thirty years of experience in the construction industry, 16 of which have been with Turner, Steve has established himself as leader in managing successful and highly collaborative project teams. Throughout his career, Steve has overseen the building of more than 3.1 million square feet.

Steve is known amongst his peers as possessing excellent leadership skills with “hands-on” experience in all phases of construction, including estimating, project delivery, design, start-up and commissioning. He has worked on a number of notable healthcare projects such as the Sutter/CPMC Van Ness & Geary Campus Hospital and the United States Army Corp of Engineers - Weed Army Replacement Hospital in San Francisco, as well as projects for Eisenhower Medical Center and UHS. At the UHS Temecula Valley Hospital in particular, Steve utilized the ILPD delivery method, which required leading members of the design and construction team to ensure the Conditions of Satisfaction were met, managing cost and budget to assure that the Target Value Design goals were met, and encouraging innovative design and new installation ideas. Steve functioned on this project as a member of the Community of Practice, which coaches the entire project team and educates and introduces new team members to lean construction principles to apply them in the culture of continual improvement.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University, and is LEED BD+C Accredited.