The Forum for America's leading Interior Architects
September 17-20, 2020
Arc Interiors is an intensive one-to-one business meetings program designed for Heads of Interior Design from America’s top A&D firms. Now in its 13th year, it is an opportunity for Designers to stay ahead of the curve and the most direct route for suppliers to introduce their products to these interior design leaders.
Great meetings but, most importantly, great vibes and connections. Arc Interiors is the perfect occasion to lay the foundations for long-lasting relationships, that would be profitable for mutual business.
We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:
1. Principal, Director, Vice President
2. Significant portfolio of interior design projects in North America
3. Top architecture/design firm
Confirmed 2019 attendees from the Top 10 architecture firms in North America include:
Co-Director of Sustainable Design
Principal & Director of Interiors
Practice Area Lead for Interiors
Principal & Practice Leader
Design Director/Senior Project Manager
IA (Interior Architects)
Principal & Partner
An event worth attending, where my time was well spent networking, learning, and socializing with inspiring quality professionals in my industry.
Julia Ventura Crawford
Thursday, September 17
The architecture / interior design industry is a web of small businesses run by extremely creative people many of whom never planned to lead a staff of 10- 50 or more. There is often a reluctance to risk the creative signature on the alter of a more powerful managing structure. In that vacuum however, viscosity and crisis can become the new normal, actually reducing creativity and creating a significant drag on margin and market penetration too. The problem is made more complex because generally, the clients have little experience and unrealistic expectations and the supplier base too, is largely run by people who got there via the excellence of their craft rather than their business acumen. Ian Jarvis, a globally trained consultant, wants to illuminate the solutions that can both nourish creativity while instilling success, efficiency and high focus for you as well as for your team of intense and ambitious folks The takeaway will be, Management’s Ten Commandments; The Starting Point For Change.
BiographyIan Jarvis is a proven executive; a results-oriented leader who sets goals, creates focus and drives performance. Bi-lingual and with an extensive track record throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Ian has a unique ability to solve problems at hi-speed and manage complex relationships near or far. Ian began his career in Paris, then moved to NYC to launch a French firm, Saint Gobain, in the highly competitive, US fragrance market. His success in New York, led to multiple offers and he ultimately transitioned to an entrepreneurial partnership in Los Angeles with heavy manufacturing responsibilities in the Pac Rim. After selling his last firm to French multinational Pechiney, Ian turned down offers to helm several companies, electing instead to create a consulting career. Ian works with executives in industries as varied as media, law, design, automotive and mobile. Ian’s experience, from start up to global, gives him a profound perspective on the real issues we all face in driving success and satisfaction in our work and those who work for us. His focus is in depth understanding of real time company dynamics, lifting the scrim on theory, reality and old habits and bringing his clients career changing insight in their workplace and themselves.
Friday, September 18
BiographyDavid Kepron is a Vice President of Design within the Global Design Strategies department at Marriott International. His focus is on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott’s “Premium Distinctive” segment which includes: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. Kepron brings 20 years of retail design expertise to the making of meaningful customer connections at hotel properties around the globe. His multidisciplinary approach to design focuses on understanding consumer behavior and the creation of relevant brand experiences at the intersection of architecture, sociology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested speaker, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising as well as creativity and innovation. David currently brings his creativity and insight on brand experiences to an international audience as a member of VMSD magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, as a Board Member of the Interactive Customer Experience Association (ICXA) and Sign Research Foundation’s (SRF) Program Committee. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World.” David Also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com.
Saturday, September 19
This session will develop and understanding of the internal discussions regarding the design of your corporate clients.
BiographyMore information will be announced soon.
Good Design = Good Feng Shui!
This seminar will provide Architects and Designers with a basic understanding of how good Feng Shui is always good Design. Using real world examples good Design that is not supported by good Feng Shui principles will be examined.
The mysteries and principles of this ancient practice will be explained so that Architects and Designers understand the practical application of classical Feng Shui their planning and design process to provide tangible results. Participants will understand that the application of authentic Feng Shui can ensure their projects achieve higher levels of success for everyone.
Architects and Designers will gain insights into the advantages of collaboration with an experienced Feng Shui Master. They will discover ways to ensure a project’s long-term success by combining good Design and auspicious Feng Shui in its design, documentation and construction.
Participants will learn:
– How humans interact with and respond to their environmental context for use in Programming and Analysis to the project’s advantage.
– How building site orientation and overall design geometry can affect the Planning and Design of a project to improve the success and well-being of the people inhabiting the project.
– How materials, shapes and colors influence the success and well-being of both the project and its inhabitants.
Participants will observe a practical demonstration of applying Feng Shui principles to program and analyze their personal office space to enhance their business success.
Regardless of project type, scale or cost, each participant will walk away with practical knowledge of Feng Shui principles that can expand their skills of programming, analysis, planning, design, documentation and construction to higher levels of professional success and greater client satisfaction.
BiographyBarbara Harwell is the President and founder of Barbara Harwell International Consultancy, a global firm that specializes in fully integrated energy solutions for residential and commercial projects of all types and sizes. She is a Feng Shui Master, Licensed Realtor, Emotion & Body Code Practitioner, Teacher, Mentor, Public Speaker and Metaphysician. Barbara brings over 35 years experience to her clients. She has enjoyed the entrepreneurial adventures of various businesses, which resulted in owning and operating commercial & residential real estate companies, a restaurant, a 6,600-acre cattle ranch, 4 The UPS Stores, multiple investment properties, VP Operations for restaurant conglomerate, as well as business & Feng Shui consulting projects of all types and sizes. Known as the Feng Shui Deva and Real Estate Feng Shui Master, she studied with world-renown Grandmaster Lillian Too, (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). She is part of the 400-year Wu Chang Pai lineage of Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai through her teacher Master Denise Liotta Dennis. Barbara is also a Red Ribbon Practitioner with the International Feng Shui Guild and a Master Instructor for the American College of Classical Feng Shui.
Sunday, September 20
Hilton El Conquistador
Imagine a Southwest hideaway where desert beauty embraces you, locally inspired cuisine tantalizes you, and recently remodeled guest rooms wrap you in luxury and comfort. Whether you’re in Tucson, Arizona, for business or pleasure, El Conquistador Tucson is your ultimate destination to experience the best of the Southwest. The instant you arrive, you’ll know this is a place infused with indigenous culture and connected with the surrounding natural beauty. Spanning 80 acres, our world-class resort boasts amenities you won’t find anywhere else, including our own horse stables, a mini Western village that’s perfect for private events, acclaimed Southwestern cuisine, and sparkling swimming pools.
10000 N Oracle Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704, USA
+1 520 544 5000