Arc US

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:

Tim Taylor



Bruce McEvoy

Design Principal


Linda Brown

Senior Specifier


Stephen Buck


ZGF Architects

Scott Godfrey


Cuningham Group Architecture

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.

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

6:00 pm

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

Rives Taylor | Regional Sustainability Leader & Principal, Gensler

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More information will be announced soon.


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.

7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:15 am

Seminar - The Re-Birth of Detroit

Steven Lewis | Principal, ZGF Architects

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From 1935 – 1988 Detroit was one of the richest cities in North America and after the crash in 2008 it turned into a ghost town. With over 5000 houses torn down, this seminar will explore its recreation and its challenges.


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.

9:20 am

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:30 am

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Group Photograph

12:55 pm


2:00 pm

One to One Meetings

6:05 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Drinks Reception

7:30 pm


6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:15 am

Seminar - From Lean Principles to Action: Advance Your Organization and Your Projects

Sue Klawans | Owner, SK Lean

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Lean means many things to many people.  In this session, you will learn what Lean means in the world of planning, design and construction, and how you can put principles into action to influence any part of the system.   We’ll discuss how to apply Lean internally, to build your high performance organization.  And we’ll consider how to identify project-specific priorities for the application of Lean systems, processes and information flow.  You’ll also learn how to assess the capabilities of project partners, including owners, contractors and consultants, to embrace Lean in practical ways that will make your project – and your organization – more successful.


With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Sue Klawans is a recognized leader, sought after to speak on high-performance teams and collaboration, Lean, technology and process innovation, productivity and prefabrication, quality, design phase, metrics and key performance indicators.  She has a background in planning, design and construction (as a general contractor, construction manager at risk, and owner’s program manager), along with proven experience and business results as a senior executive and Lean strategist.   Sue has managed and facilitated both long-term and annual strategic planning, resulting in advancements in employee development, profitability and risk management.  She created and implemented a unique, multi-dimensional Lean training and development program focused on elevating people and teams to achieve breakthroughs and reach new levels of integration and capability.  As a senior operational excellence executive, Sue provided strategic vision and leadership for programs in operational excellence, quality, knowledge sharing, innovation-into-practice, improving profitability, client feedback, process improvement, business consulting, business intelligence, playbook development and more.  Sue has held national leadership positions in organizations, including Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and its Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, a group comprised of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, contractors, and designers.   She is a member of the Construction Owners’ Association of America Industry Relations Council.  Sue was a founding member of the Construction Quality Executives Council and served two terms on the National Institute of Building Sciences' Board of Directors.  She served on the core leadership group for “Integrated Project Delivery:  An Action Guide for Leaders,” a project of the Charles Pankow Foundation, IPDA and CIDCI. 
9:20 am

One to One Meetings

12:30 pm


1:20 pm

Seminar - BIM can do so much more

Tony Saracino | Senior Sustainability Success Manager, Autodesk, Inc.

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More information to follow soon.


A sustainability professional that integrates an art, science, and business background to navigate complex industries and organizations and generate creative solutions to their business challenges.

2:30 pm

One to One Meetings

6:15 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Farewell Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Farewell Dinner

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate departures

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa • 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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