Arc US

1-on-1 with America’s Leading Commercial Architects

November 21-24, 2024


1-on-1 Meetings and Networking with America's Leading Commercial Architects

North America’s leading commercial architects and designers will be with us at Arc US in November. Every architect and designer you’ll meet has a portfolio of live, confirmed large-scale commercial projects and the influence to decide who gets specified and who doesn’t.

This is your chance to sit down, one-on-one with the people who are driving North America’s biggest and most interesting commercial projects. 3 days and nights away from deadlines and distractions means time and space get to know each other properly. And that’s where the magic happens.

Want to come and say hello?

Read the Arc US 2023 Review here.

Who Attends
America’s Leading Commercial Architects. Guaranteed.

America’s leading Principal Architects and Designers are giving us 3 days of their time to come and meet building product manufacturers who have interesting things to show them and who can help them deliver what their clients want.

If large-scale commercial projects are important to your business, these are the people you need in your life and you really will struggle meet them anywhere else.

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Arc US regular 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

The speakers and networking opportunities are unmatched. Everything ran like clockwork, so it can be easy to overlook how much time and energy was put in to making it, from a customer’s point of view, look so effortless and professional. I’m quite impressed and blown away. This has been 1st class all the way.

Thomas Mozina


Perkins + Will

How it works
This is NOT a trade show

This is not like any other architect event.

You know who’s going to be here before you arrive and you will have a guaranteed number of 1-to-1 meetings with the ‘buyers’ of your choice. And this is just the start:

You are all together for 3 days and 3 nights at a luxury resort, so there’s time and space to meet everybody and have proper conversations and this opens up a whole world of possibilities. Because there’s a real community feel here and everyone’s more relaxed, open and helpful and any number of conversations can light up the commercial project trail right in front of you – you’ll see!


> 18 pre-arranged 1:1 meetings
+ 72 hours of networking in a luxury resort
= a proven formula for success



We will deliver North America’s true commercial project influencers with time and space to get to know each other properly.

You just need to show up!


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

Mike Granatowski

National Architectural Sales Manager



PLEASE NOTE: This is last year’s program.  Check back soon for the 2024 schedule.
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

6:00 pm

Seminar - Living on Purpose

Craig Goldblatt | Inspirational Coach and Speaker, Craig Goldblatt

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Are you living your purpose at the deepest level?

Are you committed to deliver an inspired and impactful life? 

Do you believe you can fulfil your potential in this lifetime? In order to be truly motivated we need to know and understand the following: There is only one thing human beings want in our lives and that is to experience our deepest feelings, to feel a strong sense of security, excitement, self-worth, connection, growth and giving to others. 

To live with clarity and power, it is important to realise our emotions; what Is missing for us and what we have in abundance.Purpose led exercises help both us and others to experience more of what we want. • Clarify who you are at your very best 

• Gain a real understanding of yourself, your purpose and what’s most important to you right now 

• Uncover your strengths so you create the massive impact you’ve always imagined 


Passionate about Living on Purpose, Craig connects people, to the impact they want to make through keynotes, personal coaching, purpose workshops and experiences.

700 keynote presentations. 5 continents. 100,000 people worldwide. For over 2 decades, Craig has been changing lives with his powerful message. With his ability to challenge rather than tell, he rouses audiences to take action and become their best selves.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Craig has travelled the globe, working in the private sector and with charity enterprises and non-profit organizations. Experiencing some of the most diverse cultures on the planet, he has developed an enhanced awareness of purpose, intention, motivation and human identity.

Empowering people to make a real difference, Craig connects each individual and organization to the heart of their true purpose and creates an actionable blueprint to make it happen.

7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 am Email from Russell Ford

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8:45 am

Seminar - Are You Smarter than Your Data? - Opportunities, Risks and Strategies for AI in AEC

Phil Bernstein | Professor, Adjunct, Yale School of Architecture

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Machine learning technologies are the next big thing in digital design and construction, now that BIM is firmly established and the industry well entrenched in the creation and use of data. What does machine intelligence mean for the processes, results, and risks of our industry? Does the latest surge in so-called “creative” machine learning platforms like Stable Diffusion or DALL-E mean the end of human-generated design? This talk will examine the technological trajectory that points toward widespread AI in the AEC industry, and speculate on both its opportunities for improvement, and its possible destructive power, for architects, engineers, and contractors.


Phil Bernstein FAIA, is an Associate Dean and Professor, Adjunct at the Yale School of Architecture, where he has taught courses in professional practice, project delivery, and technology since 1988. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk, where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology and sustaining the firm's relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations. Prior to joining Autodesk, Phil practiced architecture as a principal at Cesar Pelli & Associates (now Pelli Clarke + Partners) where he managed many of the firm’s most complex commissions including projects for Reagan National Airport, the Mayo Clinic, and Goldman Sachs. He writes extensively on issues of architectural practice and technology, and his books include Architecture | Design | Data – Practice Competency in the Era of Computation (Birkhauser, 2018) and Machine Design: Architectural Futures in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (RIBA, 2022). Phil has been honored twice by DesignIntelligence as one of the “30 Most Admired Educators in Architecture” and was named as an Outstanding Industry Contributor by the Connecticut Construction Institute. He received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Architecture also from Yale.  He is licensed to practice in California.

10:00 am

One to One Meetings

12:55 pm

Group Photograph

1:05 pm


2:10 pm

One to One Meetings

6:00 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Drinks Reception

7:30 pm


6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:30 am

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

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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!

9:35 am

One to One Meetings

1:05 pm


2:10 pm

Seminar - Setting The Right Performance Goals by Contract

Jessyca Henderson | Principal and Assistant General Counsel, HKS

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Jessyca Henderson is a Principal and Assistant General Counsel at HKS. She is an empathetic, creative collaborator and advisor. As an attorney, she benefits from her broad industry knowledge as an architect and enjoys giving targeted advice to those with the desire to serve, strengthen and sustain both people and planet. 

3:15 pm

One to One Meetings

6:30 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Farewell Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Farewell Dinner

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Delegate departures

I truly enjoyed the format of the one to one meetings and feel that I made some real connections with suppliers that I will be calling on for future projects. I was actually surprised to find that almost every supplier I met had something that I feel I could specify.

Erin Fearins


Welch Interior Design

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Pkwy,
San Antonio, TX 78261, USA

+1 210 276 2500

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