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Jonathan Bykowski

AIA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Principal and President, Array Advisors; Practice Leader, Operational Planning


“It is my mission to empower everyone I work with to find the best solution.”

Jonathan has dedicated his career to not only transforming healthcare systems for clients but also their facilities’ design. As a Principal and Lean facilitator, Jonathan infuses process improvement into each step of the process. His passion for problem-solving drives him to challenge traditional solutions and approaches. He tailors the project approach for each client to understand their organization and develop improvements to support and enhance them. Jonathan is most excited about developing new tools to help engage stakeholders, drive consensus and increase value for capital projects.

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Bachelor of Architecture
Philadelphia University

Bachelor of Science, Interior Design
Philadelphia University

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Villanova University

Knowledge Sharing

What a Post-Pandemic Hospital Might Look Like,
Contributor, Bloomberg CityLab, February 2021

The Death & Life of Master Planning
Speaker, Healthcare Design Conference, November 2019

IPD Pure, IPD Lite and Target Value Design
Speaker, Advancing Integrated Project Delivery, September 2019

Taking a Radical Approach to Procurement, Planning & Estimating that Raised the Bar for Project Delivery
Speaker, Advancing Preconstruction & Estimating, May 2019

How Patient Satisfaction & Space Efficiency are Dictating Today’s Healthcare Projects
Panelist, Pulse Healthcare, November 2016

FUTURE Building Lean: Finding the Product in Architecture
Speaker, Lean Product & Process Development Exchange, September 2016

The Process of Process-Led Design: Two Case Studies
Speaker, Healthcare Systems Process Improvement, February 2016

It’s not an MOB – Shifting the Paradigm to Create a New Integrated Multi-Specialty Outpatient Center
Speaker, Healthcare Design, November 2015

Start Smart – Lean Design as the Foundation for Lean Construction
Speaker, Lean Construction Institute, October 2015

Living Lean – One Firm’s Journey to Practice What We Preach
Speaker, Lean Construction Institute, October 2015

Applying Lean Tools in Healthcare Design
Healthcare Facility Managers Association of Delaware Valley, June 2015

Continuous Improvement Lessons Learned
Speaker, Knowledge Architecture Connect, May 2015

KaiNexus Blog
Interview with Mark Graban, October 2014

Healthcare Reinvents the Wheel
Panelist, Philadelphia Healthcare Real Estate Summit, April 2014
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Improving the Process Before It Exists: IEs & Architects Working Together
Speaker, Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2014, February 2014

Letter from a Parent: Empathy is a crucial component of design 
Author, The Institute for Family Center Care, January 2014

When a Chair Becomes a Toilet: Why the People Are More Important Than the Mock-up
Author, Healthcare Construction + Operations News, January 2014