BOND Multi 2023
America's Leading Multifamily Architects Forum
April 13-16, 2023
Multifamily architects and developers with residential projects throughout North America
BOND Multi brings America’s top multifamily architects, developers and vendors together for 3 days and 3 nights.
That’s North America’s top multifamily architects and developers, all with confirmed multifamily projects in one place, relaxed and ready to talk. Imagine the conversations you could have…
Shall we start with who comes?
Scroll down the page to get a snapshot of who was with us at the last event. Better still, get the full list of confirmed attendees so far for this year.
We only invite the most prolific and influential multifamily architects, all with portfolios of confirmed multifamily projects.
Now consider the time, effort and expense it would take to even try to get in front of this number and calibre of decision maker and you’ll start to appreciate what’s on offer here.
Previous attendees include:
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Humphreys & Partners Architects
Perkins and Will
Studio Executive Director
Vice President of Development
The Michaels Organization
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
How it Works
The BOND Multi experience centres around a series of one-to-one meetings between multifamily architects, developers and vendors that each have selected before the event. And this is just the start: you’re all together for 3 days and nights, away from all the usual distractions, in a uniquely relaxed set up where you can properly get to know each other and this is where the multifamily project trail really lights up. Because this is about relationships and connections and that’s where collaborations are born.
These multifamily project leaders are taking time out of their busy schedules to meet solutions providers who can help them deliver something outstanding for their clients and if you want to get a true understanding of the needs and aspirations of America’s multi residential project leaders and have some interesting solutions to discuss, you will not find a better platform.
For suppliers, it’s the best way, bar none, to win hearts and minds at the nation’s leading multifamily A&D firms.
For multifamily architects and designers, 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.
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.
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- Day 3
- Day 4
Thursday, April 13
This lecture introduces the audience to the idea and principles of the Passive House. Originating in Sweden, predecessors of the Passive House were built to airtight and highly insulated standards, using an airtight and well-insulated building envelope as a passive design measure for higher energy efficiency. Following the 1973 oil embargo, the idea was further developed in parallel in Germany and the United States, with the University of Illinois Small Homes Council developing the Lo-Cal house in North America, a structure that was about 60% more energy efficient than a comparable code standard home of its time. With the end of the energy crisis, the US shifted away from energy efficiency measures in the built environment, leaving the field to Dr. Wolfgang Feist in Germany, who further developed the Passive House idea, also addressing the often-severe challenge of fresh air exchange in such tightly sealed buildings. Feist improved the overall efficiency to about 80% above code standard and showcased the Passive House system’s full feasibility by building the first certified Passivhaus in Kranichstein in Germany in 1989. With his building, he also introduced an efficient residential full-house mechanical heat recovery system that would solve previous air quality and humidity issues. At the same time, he founded the Passivhaus Institute PHI in Darmstadt, Germany, and defined the Passive House standard that specified the maximum annual heating demand as 15 kWh per net square meter of living (or inhabitable) space, which equals 4.75 kBTU per square foot per year. The Passive House strategy returned to the United States in 2003 when Katrin Klingenberg reintroduced a modified version of the standard by building the first certified Passive House in Urbana, Illinois. She founded the Passive House Institute US PHIUS and, over the next decade, adjusted the original standard to North America’s more extreme climatic conditions, making the updated standard fully available as the 2015 PHIUS+ standard that considers climate-specific performance criteria as well as cost-effective measures. Today, the Passive House standard is one of the more rigorous building standards that demands a high level of energy efficiency in each of its certified buildings. Ever since its original inception, more than 60,000 certified Passive House buildings have been built around the globe, including structures at all scales ranging from single-family residential buildings to large housing projects, office and institutional buildings, sports complexes, manufacturing buildings, and more. This presentation will give a thorough introduction to the standard’s major principles, including a brief outline of the simulation and evaluation tools available and the pathway to becoming a Certified Passive House Consultant. The lecture concludes with a discussion about envelope details and their execution towards a successful high-performance building.
Jörg Rügemer graduated with a master’s degree of architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Additional studies include his architectural diploma as his first professional degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany, as well as meteorology at the University of Cologne. Mr. Rügemer is a licensed architect in Germany and eligible to practice in all countries of the European Union. He is an International Associate member of the AIA and a member of the Building Technology Educators Society BTES and the Society of Building Science Educators SBSE. He has worked internationally for architectural firms such as Frank O. Gehry, Bothe Richter Teherani and Anshen+Allen, before founding Atelier Jörg Rügemer in 2001 in Berlin. Between 2004 and 2008 he run an architectural firm with partners in Shanghai, focusing on large urban developments and densified housing. He won numerous competitions and received research scholarships and various architectural awards for his completed work both nationally and internationally. Since 1999, he taught sustainable architecture at universities in Germany and the U.S., including FIU in Miami and the UofU in Salt Lake City, where he focuses on resilient and cost-effective high-performance buildings. His research findings resulted in the design and construction of Utah’s most energy-efficient and cost-effective house, which laid the groundwork for further explorations of high-performance, resilient structures, with the goal to make such buildings available to a larger clientele, including low-income and underrepresented minority groups.
Friday, April 14
Gain a better understanding of market conditions and what may lay ahead, and importantly why. Join the always-entertaining Bowtie Economist, Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., as he discusses the latest data about the current and expected condition of the economy. You’ll learn the most recent statistics on a multitude of key topics such as: the likelihood, timing and magnitude of the upcoming recession, current economic growth prospects, including manufacturing activity, and all important consumer spending, 70% of GDP. Eisenberg will then turn his attention to the health of the labor market, the path of inflation, the most current thinking at the Fed and the likely route of interest rates. Elliot will then do a deep dive into the housing market by examining new and existing home prices, home sales, new home starts, the number of homes being built, inventories, home loan activity, population growth, the condition of supply-chains, the shape of the yield curve, savings rates, and much more. Be ready to take plenty of notes.
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 www.econ70.com.
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!
Saturday, April 15
Rico will discuss the One Seattle Vision for the City, the Comprehensive Plan Major Update efforts to reverse the negative impacts of redlining and gentrification, lean into community engagement, anti-displacement strategies, and considerations for how to support BIPOC families and organizations to build generational wealth. He will touch on the broad range of work that is the Office of Planning and Community Development portfolio, including the City’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy, West Seattle to Ballard Link Extension Light Rail Station Area Planning, Subarea Plan work, and missing middle housing considerations. Rico will discuss how the City of Seattle is beginning to think about recovery beyond the pandemic, community building, and where will the design profession may be in 10 years as we look at how we seize more opportunities to engage social equity through build environment projects. He will speak to how architects can help to achieve a vision toward more beautiful, sustainable, and equitable communities while they seek work-life balance in a post-Covid hybrid workplace.
Rico Quirindongo, AIA, has been working for 29 years to revitalize and reimagine Seattle historic landmarks and neighborhoods. He is Acting Director of the City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development. Rico believes that through proactive design, vision, and multi-agency collaboration, opportunities for social change can be realized through community-invested civic projects.
Rico was a mayoral appointee to the Historic Seattle Council for six years, was a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects Northwest Chapter and.
Rico works with organizations to positively influence communities through design and is committed to the betterment of his hometown, Seattle, through public engagement, design, and civic service. Rico is a recognized expert on civic projects and city-convened taskforces to create and execute processes for inclusive and authentic engagement. Rico was chair of the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority Council, was a Downtown Seattle Association board member, and in 2021, he was given a Commercial Real Estate Leadership Award as a Neighborhood Champion by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Rico completed his first Ted talk, called Transforming Communities Through Architecture in 2020.
Rico is a 1999 University of Washington (UW) College of Built Environment (CBE) alumni, and worked in 2019 and 2020 with the Deans Office, the CBE Facilitation Team, faculty and students to complete their the UW CBE Strategic Framework. In April of this year, Rico was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by UW CBE recognizing significant contributions made by alumni in the profession of architecture and the broader community.
Rico was American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle President in 2012-13. Prior to becoming president, Rico sat on the AIA+2030 national steering committee, a committee born out of AIA Seattle that has seen to it that 24 cities nationally provided curriculum to help design teams and owners meet the 2030 Challenge. From 2022-2022, he was a State Representative on the AIA Strategic Council a national think tank of the member organization. Rico was recognized by AIA as a Citizen Architect in 2012 and 2020. In 2022, Rico received the Jennie Sue Brown Lifetime Achievement Award from AIA Washington Council.
Research shows that high performance under pressure does not come to down to merely cognitive capacity, material rewards, the right culture or management by objectives. A successful approach to sustainable performance and burnout prevention must consider the person as a whole.
The key to enabling people to flourish under pressure lies in an integrated theory of performance management that addresses the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Each of these four levels profoundly influences the others, and failure to address any one of them can have detrimental consequences upon performance.
The Achieve Your Ideal Performance State programme has been designed to provide knowledge, guidance and support to equip participants wit the tools required to improve their self-management skills, to thereby improve their resilience and ability to deliver results under pressure.
By learning hoe to increase their human capacities at all levels, participants will bring their talents and skills to full fruitiion, allowing them to develop their ideal performance state.
“Soon after earning his degree in International Business Management from universities in the United States and Japan, César led a successful career in two Fortune 500 companies in the technology & communications industry for 15 years, holding executive leadership positions in various regions across the world.
César is now an adjunct professor at IE Business School, a Corporate Wellness Specialist certified by the Corporate Health and Wellness Association (U.S.A), and an Executive Life Coach accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Under the training and personal guidance of Dr Deepak Chopra, the global leading authority on mind-body medicine, César became a Senior Educator for the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the London-based Global Centre for Conscious Leadership.
For the past decade, César has been providing workplace wellbeing and change management consultancy, facilitating workshops, webinars and coaching executives across multiple industries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North and Latin America
César lives in England with his wife and two children.”
Sunday, April 16
Top notch. Hands down the best venue for getting product information into the right hands at an architectural firm.
Successful on so many levels. Did not expect to connect with suppliers and developers on such a deep level. Made some new friends too!
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