Michael Bade, UC San Francisco’s campus architect and associate vice chancellor of Capital Programs, has received the Lean Construction Institute’s prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award.
Each year, the Lean Construction Institute, or LCI, recognizes an exceptional individual or organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the advancement and implementation of Lean tools and techniques on capital construction projects.
Lean construction refers to a project management approach focused on maximizing value and minimizing waste through improved relationships, shared knowledge and common goals. Bade has led various national and international conferences on the topic of Lean design practices and technology.
At UCSF, Bade has implemented Lean design-build practices for construction of a number of major campus buildings and labs. He and his team in Capital Programs have also collaborated with architects, contractors, and other project partners to institute a comprehensive system of Lean design and construction performance metrics. He currently oversees more than 140 active capital projects and a program commitment of more than $2.7 billion over the next 10 years.
Founded in 1997, LCI seeks to improve the construction and design industries through Lean approaches to project design and delivery.