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Episode 27 - Luciana Burdi: Master Builder reimagining design and defying construction norms

September 02, 2023 Dick Bayer Episode 27
Episode 27 - Luciana Burdi: Master Builder reimagining design and defying construction norms
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Episode 27 - Luciana Burdi: Master Builder reimagining design and defying construction norms
Sep 02, 2023 Episode 27
Dick Bayer

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Luciana Burdi returned to Southern Italy after receiving her masters in Architecture from Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice, Italy.  She had developed a passion for using architecture in the public sector and so turned her attention to the United States.  At the age of 28, with no experience in English, she moved in with family in Chicago and began a career in public service and the built environment that has been remarkably successful.  She was a SPURS Fellow at MIT, then took her Doctor in Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  She has been teaching “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” at Worcester Polytech since 2011 and co-taught “Modern construction Delivery Methods” at Wentworth Institute of Technology for many years.  She’s on the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Board of Directors and was on the Board of Directors of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) for many years. She won that organizations 2015 “CMAA National Award in New Technologies Techniques in CM.”  Recently she won the Construction Institute’s “Industry Innovation” Award.  She serves as the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at MassPort in Boston.  Join us for an entertaining hour with this powerhouse woman in construction.

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Luciana Burdi returned to Southern Italy after receiving her masters in Architecture from Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice, Italy.  She had developed a passion for using architecture in the public sector and so turned her attention to the United States.  At the age of 28, with no experience in English, she moved in with family in Chicago and began a career in public service and the built environment that has been remarkably successful.  She was a SPURS Fellow at MIT, then took her Doctor in Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  She has been teaching “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” at Worcester Polytech since 2011 and co-taught “Modern construction Delivery Methods” at Wentworth Institute of Technology for many years.  She’s on the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Board of Directors and was on the Board of Directors of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) for many years. She won that organizations 2015 “CMAA National Award in New Technologies Techniques in CM.”  Recently she won the Construction Institute’s “Industry Innovation” Award.  She serves as the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at MassPort in Boston.  Join us for an entertaining hour with this powerhouse woman in construction.