TK Design & Associates, Inc.
President

Todd Hallett, AIA, President of TK Design & Associates, Inc. (tkhomedesign.com) has been designing award winning homes for over 20 years. He spent 15 of those years working for a $50 million production building company. Todd designed all of their homes but also worked in every other aspect of the company including purchasing, development, land acquisition, product development, and operations, and was President of the company for three years. Equipped with his vast building experience and fueled by his love for architecture he left to form an architecture firm that is second to none in working cohesively with Builders. Todd specializes in Lean Design and works, alongside Scott Sedam of TrueNorth Development, in the trenches with builders, suppliers, and trade contractors. His Lean Design blog appears weekly at Housingzone.com. Todd welcomes your feedback at thallett@tkhomedesign.com or 248.446.1960.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Scott Sedam and I are presenting at PCBC from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 5. The program is below and you can get your tickets right now at the PCBC website. The seats are filling up quick so if you are interested reserve your seat as soon as possible to make sure you can attend. I hope to see you there!

Totally Cool & Completely Cost-Effective
1:30pm–4:30pm
Ticket Required: $75*
 
Many architects design for “cool.” Yet few design what builders really need; “Totally Cool & Completely Cost-Effective". During the downturn, design was often compromised when cost-cutting ruled. With foreclosures, short-sales and inventory reduction campaigns all "rebidding" the housing market, the common builder tactics were understandable. With these, however, came extensive collateral damage in quality, customer satisfaction, supplier & trade relationships and profitability. More than 20 case studies of the application of Lean Process to design & construction demonstrate homes of any type and price can reflect great design, with zero damage.
 
In this hands-on, ½ -day workshop, residential architect Todd Hallett of TK Design and industry consultant & author Scott Sedam of TrueNorth, team up to reveal the principles of Lean-Design, taking participants through multiple case-studies from around the country. Todd’s unique background includes serving as VP Purchasing, COO and CEO of a 230-unit production builder while responsible for award-winning designs, giving him a deep understanding of cost that few architects acquire. Working together, Scott and Todd discovered that combining Lean Process with Lean Design leads to breakthrough results with builders of all sizes and product-types, in any market. Participants will learn the opportunities and obstacles, how to implement and leave thinking differently about how beautiful a home can be–and still remain under budget.
 
*Includes a complimentary ticket to the Strategies For Getting Back Into The Game (Wednesday, June 5, 9:45-12:00pm)
 
Scott Sedam, President, TrueNorth Development, Inc.
Todd Hallett, AIA, President & Founder, TK Design & Architecture

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