The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is pleased to announce the fourth lecture in a series of monthly events focusing on the intersection of Design and Information Technology.

Steve Murphy
    talks about designing and building the Boeing 787 airplane.

Please forward this invitation to everyone who might be interested.





The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

Thursday 31 May 2007, 7pm - 8pm,   FREE
University of Southern California (see below for details)

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This event qualifies for 1 CEU credit.


Boeing is embarking on a journey to introduce a new product which will change the aerospace industry; the 787 Dreamliner. The 787 has set numerous sales records in its first year and continues to be groundbreaking as it moves toward the rollout of the first airplane.

Since 1916, Boeing has been at the frontier of human flight. The 787 Dreamliner continues that voyage. It is truly a world airplane. Because of Boeing's global business approach and its strategic partnerships around the world, talented people from many countries are making important contributions to building this innovative airplane. The Boeing Dreamliner provides a business solution for airlines everywhere — offering unsurpassed operational flexibility. Exciting improvements in passenger comfort will change flight forever. The Dreamliner continues the Boeing tradition of advancing commercial aviation, and providing the platform for the future.

The talk will focus on the challenges of setting up an entirely new business model, a new suite of tools and processes to digitally build the airplane, a new set of materials and with a timeline one year less than has ever been achieved in commercial airplanes.


Steve Murphy
3D Implementation Leader
The Boeing Company

Steve Murphy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. He joined The Boeing Company in 1987 as a Structures Analyst in the Boeing Aerospace Company, then moved to Commercial Airplanes a year later. During that time he has worked on all BCA airplanes including the 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. He has held multiple jobs including the manager of the Knowledge Based Engineering Team. For the last five years he has been on first the Sonic Cruiser, which became the 7E7 and is now a few months away from first flight as the 787. He has held numerous positions on the program including the Engineering Process Leader, the CATIA V5 PLM Implementation Manager and the Process Implementation Leader. He is currently responsible for the implementation of the new all digital tools and processes into the 787 program around the world.


Boeing 787 by countries of origin


Event Information

Thursday 31 May 2007, 7pm - 8pm,   FREE
Gin Wong Conference Center, Harris Hall 101
School of Architecture, University of Southern California

The event will start promptly at 7pm. Light food will be served from 6pm. Please arrive early so that we can ensure a prompt start.

This event is free due to the generous support of USC School of Architecture and ABC Imaging.

1 AIA CEU credit provided by the AIA/LA CAD Committee.

Driving Directions

Enter the campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd at USC Watt Way (between Figueroa and Vermont Blvd). Parking on campus is $7. The parking attendant will direct you to the closest available parking. The Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center is located in Harris Hall just east of Gate 1.
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The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is coordinated by Marty Doscher (IT Director, m0rphosis Architects) and Reg Prentice (Gensler).

Marty Doscher holds a Bachelor of Science degree with major in Architecture from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc. Marty Doscher is IT Director for m0rphosis architects in Los Angeles. His primary focus is the integration of the virtual building model into design and construction processes. He has over 20 years experience with CAD, and has been in an IT/CAD management role for 8 years.

Reg Prentice holds Bachelor of Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He works in technology leadership at Gensler in Los Angeles. Previously Reg was the Director of Information Management for Gehry Partners in Los Angeles, where he worked in various technology management roles for over 11 years. Reg is focused on the integration of technology and design.

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