High Performing Teams: Building the Trump Tower


On November 1st, the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute held the 3rd annual Project Development Day Event in Rolling Meadows, IL.    The title of the event was “Going beyond the Triple Constraints”, and there were 4 tracks of educational programming offered.    I was the track lead for track #3 covering stakeholder management, procurement, and risk management, and I was responsible for getting 7 speakers from a wide variety of application areas, including IT, manufacturing, construction, and transportation, as well as project management consulting firms that specialized in everything from Lean Six Sigma, public speaking/leadership principles, and strategic planning.    During the next week, I intend to give summaries of the presentations that were given at the PD Day Event.

1.  Speaker Bio

Lucas Tryggestad, AIA, LEED®AP is an Associate Director within the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). As a Studio Head and Technical Coordinator, he aligns design concepts with integral technical solutions and is responsible for overseeing a project’s technical development through construction administration.

Lucas recently completed the Trump International Hotel & Tower – Chicago and is currently working on large-scale mixed-use towers in Russia, Australia, and China. He has worked on several federal buildings with the General Services Administration (GSA) in various locations throughout the United States and has also been actively involved in Retrofit Chicago, a commercial buildings initiative aimed at reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions within existing infrastructure.

Lucas is a LEED accredited professional, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), an affiliate member of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) and a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Illinois School of Architecture and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also a 2013 recipient of the AIA National Young Architects Award.

2.  Presentation Summary

I am waiting for the slides of the presentation so that I can make a complete summary of this presentation.   Thanks for your patience!   I should have all the posts for the PD Day Event up by the end of next week, November 15th!

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