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Doug Parris, FAIA

During 40 years of professional practice, Doug Parris has driven organizational transformation by rethinking design and construction methodologies. He has developed, promoted, and executed Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the most prominent paradigm shift in design and construction in decades, now the preferred approach of owners looking for less siloed design and delivery processes.

As an innovator in Design-Build and IPD, Doug’s emphasis on systematic practice bolsters collaboration, speeds time-to-market, increases productivity, and delivers transformational environments for domestic and international healthcare and higher education facilities. Doug currently is a leader of NBBJ’s Integrated Delivery and Design Practice Futures teams. For the past seven years he has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to frame a new delivery process called Integrated Design Construct (IDC), which has become the standard for all major VA projects, including the facilities underway in New Orleans and Omaha.

His expertise also encompasses project leadership, project management, and cost management on a broad range of higher education, research laboratory, and healthcare projects for such clients as Kuwait University, Kuwait Ministry of Health, Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Clinic.


Columbus Design Week, Fueling the Creative Economy: Columbus as a Design Incubator,
Columbus, OH, October 2012

AIA Ohio Convention, Honoring America’s Heroes: How VA is Transforming the Veteran Patient Experience through Research Driven Design, Cleveland, OH, September 2012

AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, Restoring Urban Infrastructure: Project Legacy, New Orleans, LA, May 2011

ASHE Conference, Integrated Innovation: Designing the New Orleans VA Replacement Medical Center, Tampa, FL, July 2010

Partnerships in Healing Environments Joint Engineering Conference, The Paradigm Shift from CAD to BIM: The Reinvention of Project Delivery for Capital Projects, Las Vegas, NV, August 2008

DBIA/COAA Healthcare Project Delivery Conference, Transformational Design and Construction Through Integration and Technology, Houston, TX, December 2007


The Center for Architecture and Design, Board Member, 2012-present
National Council of Architectural Registration, Board Member, 1992-present
New Orleans Homeless Initiative Task Force, 2011-present
Columbus College of Art and Design Advisory Board Member, 2009-present