Arc US 2021

America’s Leading Architects Forum

September 16-19, 2021

Florida, USA


Arc US brings together America’s Top 100 Principal Architects and Vendors in one place for 4 days and 3 nights.

The experience centres around a series of one-to-one business meetings between architects and vendors, that each have selected ahead of time.

For suppliers, it’s the best way to get your products into the right hands at the nation’s leading A&D firms.

For architects, the value lies in re-connecting with peers and discovering the best solutions to your design challenges from the experts who will be your lifeline.


This is THE opportunity to meet with the top architects in the country. Relationships just keep growing.

Mike Granatowski

National Architectural Sales Manager



The primary element of Arc US is the 1:1 meetings

BOND personally invite the most influential architects from the Top 100 Architecture Firms in North America. Every attendee is pre-qualified; we only invite firm leaders with large-scale projects spanning all sectors, who are actively searching for new solutions.

You select the Principals you want to meet from that list, our system does the matchmaking and scheduling for you, plus the BOND Team manage your meetings like clockwork on the day.

Confirmed attendees include:

Frank Rascoe

Design Principal


Bill Baxley

Managing Director


Stephen Buck


ZGF Architects

Bruce McEvoy

Design Principal


Linda Brown

Senior Specifier


Manny Dominguez

Director of Design

Cooper Carry

Your meetings are with national managers or company presidents. I now have a high-level name and face associated to many of the building products we specify and use every day.

Anne Whitacre



How it works

90% success rate with our meetings which were excellent! One of the best events for meeting architects, ever!

Casey Robb


CF Robb Consulting


Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

Thursday, September 16

3:30 pm Majestic Ballroom Foyer

Delegate Registration

6:00 pm Majestic Ballroom 1-3

Seminar - A Citizen Architect's Journey

Steven Lewis | Principal, ZGF Architects

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Using the 4 themes below, I will share the opportunities available for architects to be agents of positive change through public service and private practice.




Who are we and how do we qualify?


Detroit’s equitable and inclusive recovery.


The profession of architecture’s response to the demand for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and, Concrete steps firms can take to live into an anti-racist present and future


Steven brings to ZGF a wealth of experience across urban planning and design, most recently holding a post with the City of Detroit as the Design Director for the Central Region of Detroit’s Department of Planning and Development as well as holding a Professorship in Practice, leading design studios focusing on community issues and urban planning at the University of Michigan. He was a founding partner of the firm RAW International in Los Angeles where he helped build a successful design practice over a 20-year period and collaborated with ZGF on memorable projects including the Exposition Park Master Plan and the California Science Center that made a tangible difference in the fabric of their communities. In 2004, Steven accepted an invitation to join the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Architect in Washington, DC, where he served a four-year term as program manager. Key projects included the $300m renovation of the Federal Complex in downtown Chicago designed by Mies van der Rohe, security pavilions at the 26 Federal Plaza federal building in New York City and the Thurgood Marshall Federal courthouse renovation. “We have had the privilege of working with Steven on exceptional projects that have had a distinct impact on the cultural life of the city,” notes Ted Hyman, ZGF’s managing partner. “His commitment to community building and placemaking is woven into every project he touches.” In addition to Steven’s excellence across the built environment, he demonstrates a commitment to equity in the profession that infuses every part of his professional life. Steven was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for the 2006-07 academic year, where he focused on the issue of race within the profession of architecture. In December 2010, he concluded a two-year term as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), traveling around the U.S., and several other countries advocating for architects-of-color. Steven used his platform as NOMA president to prioritize cultivating the next generation of diverse architects and designers. He was the 2016 recipient of the AIA’s esteemed Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award, and was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows.
7:00 pm Porte Cochere

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm Porte Cochere

Welcome Dinner

Friday, September 17

6:00 am Bourbon Steak House

Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 am Email from Russell Ford

Receive Final Meeting Schedules via email

8:45 am Majestic Ballroom 1-3

Seminar - Building Envelope Design: Understanding Codes, Best Practices and Tie-ins

Chris Kann | Product Manager, Carlisle

Chris Kann
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Building envelope systems and continuous air barriers have gained prevalence in the marketplace with inclusion into building and energy codes over the last decade. This presentation aims to bring awareness of code requirements as they relate to building envelope components and systems and shed light on common material misconceptions. Additionally, this presentation will focus on the all-important tie-in junctions which have been known to cause confusion resulting in leaky buildings and system failure. We will discuss tie-in design considerations, known product incompatibilities, as well as tie-in installation best practices.


Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (CCM) is a diversified manufacturer and supplier of premium building products and related technologies for the commercial and residential construction markets in over 80 countries worldwide. Carlisle has been a recognized leader in the roofing industry for nearly half a century, offering high-performance single-ply roofing solutions that include EPDM, TPO, PVC and roof gardens, as well as, architectural metal with custom fabrication capabilities. Carlisle also offers a full-line of polyiso and expanded polystyrene insulation, as well as a host of steep-slope underlayments, duct sealants, adhesives and hardware. Due to the expanded line of products, Carlisle also offers a single-source building envelope solution, by providing spray foam insulation, multiple types of air and vapor barriers and a variety of waterproofing materials. Every Carlisle company offers sustainable, eco-friendly products that help reduce a building's carbon footprint, and often minimizes its energy consumption and costs.
10:00 am Majestic Ballroom 4-8

One to One Meetings

12:55 pm TBD

Group Photograph

1:05 pm Porte Cochere


2:10 pm Majestic Ballroom 4-8

One to One Meetings

6:00 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm Cascata Pool

Drinks Reception

7:30 pm Cascata Pool


Saturday, September 18

6:00 am Bourbon Steak House

Breakfast at your leisure

8:30 am Majestic Ballroom 1-3

Seminar - A Principal's Guide to Resilience and De-carbonisation

Rives Taylor | Regional Sustainability Leader & Principal, Gensler

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Gensler’s goal is to be proactive with our project work by encouraging the adoption of ESG principles that help our clients achieve design-resilience, creating places that have not only market value, but also environmental and social value. The decisions we make today will positively impact the most vulnerable groups and generations after us. Holistic design strategies achieve sustainability and resilience within this broader framework of impact. This starts with a focus on well-being and inclusivity in our designs, combined with an aggressive path to eliminate all carbon emissions in our work by 2030. We’re also challenging our industry colleagues to join our commitment through the Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3).


Rives Taylor has more than 30 years’ experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 25 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, and sustainable design, scaled from facility operations to campus and city planning.  A Texas-practicing architect/educator, Rives directs Gensler’s Firmwide Design Resilience Task Force.  He casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials and the general public. In 28 years as adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor at Rice University Rives has influenced more than 5,000 students in his technical and high-performance design studios and seminars.  The approaches Rives developed for Gensler not only affect the firm’s extensive practice but also influence clients’ building decisions worldwide. He developed a firm-wide green practice primer called “The Four Tiers of Sustainability,” led the inclusion of sustainable design in the firm’s in-house education program, and in partnership with Architecture 2030 and the Design Futures Council, developed an “eco-charrette” process and developed a building performance metric that is now used in all of Gensler’s projects. In 2015 Rives led Gensler’s delegation to the Paris Climate Conference/Agreement and led the editorial team for the “Impact by Design”  Rives developed design and construction standards for clients such as ExxonMobil, ThyssenKrupp, Ford and Toyota are now embedded in those clients’ protocols and are followed worldwide.
9:35 am Majestic Ballroom 4-8

One to One Meetings

1:05 pm Porte Cochere


2:10 pm Majestic Ballroom 1-3

Seminar - The Economy in 2022: Growing But Slowing

Elliot Eisenberg PhD | President & Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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This seminar begins with a macroeconomic overview of how the US economy and the global economy are likely to perform in 2021, with a view to offering insight into how that is likely to affect residential construction. To that end, Eisenberg will lead a discussion on how US GDP is likely to perform by carefully examining household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and net exports.

Eisenberg will then discuss labor markets and wage growth, stock market performance, household formation, rising wealth and small business and consumer confidence, and of course inflation and the likely path of interest rates in 2022 as these variables are critical for real estate.     

Eisenberg will then focus his attention on real estate including multifamily, commercial and industrial property, supply chain issues, the work from home phenomenon, and touch on global warming and green design and global economic growth.  He will close by looking at current economic conditions across all 50 states.


Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational.  Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.  Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States.  He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues.  Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation.  His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications.  He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.  He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

3:15 pm Majestic Ballroom 4-8

One to One Meetings

6:30 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm Palm Court

Farewell Drinks Reception

7:30 pm Palm Court

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, September 19

6:00 am Bourbon Steak House

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Delegate departures

JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa • Aventura, Florida, USA

Official Event Airport: Ft Lauderdale International

Just north of Miami, you can discover luxury services, modern amenities and a stylish setting at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Elegantly designed, the spacious rooms and suites provide relaxing comfort with marble bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the resort’s tropical grounds.

We are working closely with JW Marriott to ensure compliance with all government regulations and WHO guidelines regarding COVID-19 protection and prevention. And needless to say we’ll be taking every extra step we can to ensure your health, happiness and success whilst with us. Here’s more on what you can expect:

19999 West Country Club Dr
Aventura, Florida 33180, USA

+1 305 932 6200

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