BOND Multi 2018

America's Leading Multifamily Architects Forum

April 19-22, 2018

California, USA


The below program is from 2018

Seminar timings and/or content may vary at our discretion.

Thursday, April 11

Delegate arrivals

1:00 pm Hotel Lobby

Depart for Pre-Event Tour to USS Midway (pre-registration required)

5:15 pm Fairway Ballroom

Panel Discussion: Boost your BOND Experience - A Guide for Suppliers

6:30 pm Fairway Ballroom

Seminar - Emotional Intelligence: The Gateway Towards Effective Leadership

James Walbridge | Principal, HDR

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Effective leadership requires more than just strategic vision and a high IQ. Strong Emotional Intelligence or “EQ” is considered an essential skill distinguishing truly effective leaders. This presentation will introduce, describe and coach the current accepted and forward-thinking concept of Emotional Intelligence. The five components of Emotional Intelligence will be broken down and explained in dialogue with the attendees supported by intensive audience participation in live “street-theatre” skits. This hands-on learning experience will provide the attendees with examples of real-world scenarios they can immediately associate with in their respective organizations to then apply their new Emotional Intelligence knowledge towards building their career leadership skills.


James is an architect, builder-general contractor, and craftsman with 35+ years in the architecture / engineering / construction industry. His career spans creative + design leadership, business development, operations, management, logistics, collaboration building and community outreach. His architectural project experience consists of corporate, civic, hospitality, housing, education and performing arts with roles varying from designer, project manager or principal-in-charge. His leadership skills within the profession, at local, state, and national levels in the American Institute of Architects over the past 26-years, were recognized with being elevated to the College of Fellows in the AIA. James is a nationally recognized speaker, coach, and a premier voice in the profession providing industry-leading leadership, business development, communication, and practice establishment training.

7:30 pm Pool Deck

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Pool Deck

Welcome Dinner

Friday, April 12

6:00 am Breakfast at your leisure

Torreyana Grille

8:00 am Fairway Ballroom

Seminar - Collaboration, Conflict and Time

Pete Delisle

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This program will engage in dialogue and reflective learning contributing to the participant’s greater understanding of the interdependencies of collaboration, the imperative and challenges of embracing conflict and reconciliation, and the strategic value of time as a critical resource. The conversation will examine the human and systemic factors that advance or impede collaboration. Specific strategies and models will be presented to enable participants to directly address the complexities of these important relationships. The imperative of leadership will be presented, and senior members of firms will be encouraged to embrace their responsibilities as stewards of the built environment.


Peter A. DeLisle is an educator and a businessman. He is a Principal with Educet and the Leadership Design Studio. He is the principal instructor for the award-winning Emerging Leaders Program and the Advanced Leadership Programs at AIA-Dallas.  He has assisted in the design and presentation of leadership practices related to architecture in Texas, Louisiana, and AIA-National.His recent writing and teaching includes, The Architect as Leader in the Handbook for Professional Practice (15th edition, 2013), AIA;  and Leadership Effectiveness,  an on-line program hosted by aecKnowledge, as well as contributing to Leadership in Collaborative Architectural Practice, AIA and The University of Utah School of Architecture and Design (Carraher, Smith,Wiley, 2017).DeLisle’s background in education includes programs in commerce, education, architecture and engineering. DeLisle is a member of the executive education faculty at the University of Notre Dame, teaching in the Mendoza College of Business and the College of Engineering.  He was a Program Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership. He held the William B. Severns Chair in Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana and was Professor and Leslie B. Crane Chair of Leadership Studies and Director of The Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College. He was a senior human resources office for two major technology companies and has worked with  more that 300 companies over the last 25 years.He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in human resource development leadership  and Phi Kappa Phi from the College of Education at the University of Texas in Austin.  He was named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects in 2014. And an Honorary Member of the Texas Society of Architects in 2017.DeLisle is married for 45 years to Janice Braem DeLisle, They reside in Torrington, Connecticut.
9:00 am Grande Ballroom Foyer

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:20 am Grande & Scripps Ballroom

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Group Photograph

1:00 pm Parterre Gardens


1:50 pm Grande & Scripps Ballroom

One to One Meetings

5:00 pm

Free Time

6:00 pm

Meet in Hotel Lobby for Bus to Coasterra Restaurant

6:30 pm

Evening at Coasterra Restaurant

9:30 pm

Bus back to Hotel

Saturday, April 13

6:00 am Torreyana Grille

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am Fairway Ballroom

Seminar - Future Housing: Nanotechnology creating Advanced Materials and Systems

George Elvin PhD | Assistant Professor, School of Architecture , Gone Studio

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Nanotechnology, the design of materials at the molecular scale, is changing the face of architecture, luxury housing included. Already, luminous nanofilms are turning entire walls and ceilings into sources of light, nanoparticle coatings are making buildings self-cleaning and VOC-eating, and nanofilm solar panels are turning entire buildings into solar collectors. Join George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP, for a glimpse of some of the hundreds of building products currently using nanotechnology and a look ahead at next generation nanotechnologies. Together you’ll explore the technology behind the nano-revolution, what risks it may bring, and what it means for the future of building.


George Elvin is an Associate Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University, where his research and teaching focus on architecture for extreme environments. He is the author of over 40 books, chapters and articles, and has delivered lectures and workshops in over 20 countries. In 1981 he founded his own design-build firm, and in 1998 received his PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an Associate Professor at Ball State University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
9:15 am Grande & Scripps Ballroom

One to One Meetings

12:40 pm Parterre Gardens


1:40 pm Fairway Ballroom

Seminar - Will your Apartment be Smarter than YOU?

Ryan Herd | 'The Smart Guy' - President & Founder, 1 Sound Choice

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The smart home concept is hot, hot, hot! More than a quarter of Americans already own some kind of smart home product. But what does the term smart home actually mean in today’s market?

This session will define today’s smart home concept and provide a basis for understanding its value, applicability in today’s MDU market, and its scope of opportunity. It will not only reveal how to incorporate the latest smart home technologies into new and existing homes, it will also take a closer look at how different generations are using technologies in their homes as well.


With more than 28 years of industry experience, there’s no one more knowledgeable about the 'Smart Home' concept than Ryan Herd. He is the owner of a highly successful, high-end Smart Home installation company (1 Sound Choice), and the author of the "Join the Smart Home Revolution". As an entrepreneur, Ryan has been in the audio-video industry for over 28 years, specializing in-car audio applications and inventing new audio concepts and proprietary technology in automotive sound design. In 2001, Ryan established a home theater company, and within three years, he had built a dynamic, technically superior, and customer-driven team, which designed and built some of the most impressive high-end custom home theaters in existence. Today, Ryan is Owner and CEO of 1 Sound Choice LLC, which operates in the fields of Smart Home automation, audio-video, home theaters, and specialized lighting. He also consults for several smaller audio/video firms, Manufacturers, and Builders. Ryan is an active member of the National Home Builder’s Association (NHBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).
2:50 pm Grande & Scripps Ballroom

One to One Meetings

6:05 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Parterre Gardens

Farewell Drinks Recepition

8:00 pm Parterre Gardens

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, April 14

6:00 am Breakfast at your leisure

Regency Ballroom 1 & 2

Delegate Departures

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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

On one of the most remarkable stretches of sand and sea in South Florida, The Diplomat Beach Resort is ideally situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale along Hollywood’s Gold Coast.

10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037, USA

+1 858 558 1500

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