BOND Multi 2024

1-on-1 with America's Leading Multifamily Architects

April 11-14, 2024

SC, USA

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

Once a year, America’s busiest and best multifamily residential architects and developers leave their projects and offices behind and head for BOND Multi.

They come because they need to meet innovative manufacturers who can show them things they haven’t seen before and who can help them deliver what their clients want.

If you believe in your products and your team, these are the people you need in your life and you simply won’t find them together anywhere else.

See the BOND Multi 2023 Review here.

 

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Who Attends
America's Top Multifamily Residential Architects. Guaranteed.

At least four months of research and prospecting goes into building the guest list for BOND Multi. Our search team, with a little help from industry friends, identify and recruit only the most qualified candidates, following a three stage process:

Step 1) Pinpoint the largest, most high-profile multifamily projects in North America in design stages

Step 2) Identify the architectural firms involved and the Principals leading the design and specification

Step 3) Invite those Principals to submit an application outlining their credentials. Accept and enrol pending final QC.

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BOND Multi regular attendees include:

Kelly Osburn

Senior Vice President

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Brett Robillard

Studio Director, Design Director

Gensler

Jan Steingahs

Principal

Arcadis

Ian Hunter

Regional Director

Dwell Design

Antonio Donofrio

Principal

Handel Architects

Keith Kobin

Principal

Hord Coplan Macht

Elaine Fitzgerald, BKV group

Elaine Fitzgerald

Principal, Senior Specification Writer

LJC - Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Duncan Slidell

Executive Vice President

Willow Bridge

How it works
This is NOT a trade show

You know exactly who’s going to be here and you will have a number of guaranteed, pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings with the multifamily project leaders 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 it’s this abundance of natural networking that opens up a whole world of possibilities. Because there’s a real community feel here and everyone’s more relaxed and open and any number of conversations can light up the multifamily project trail right in front of you – you’ll see!

 

 

BOND Multi delivers America’s true multifamily project leaders with time and space to get to know each other properly. The rest is up to you.

When an architect says “you are going to be my new best friend” that speaks volumes to our brand and message. Any supplier who’s looking to build relationships and become a trusted business partner in this industry needs to be here in this room.

Sam Sutherland

Business Development Manager

TownSteel, Inc.

Program

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

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

6:30 am

Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 am Email from Russell Ford

Final Meeting Schedule emailed to you

8:20 am

Seminar - HOUSING = ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Laolu Davies-Yemitan | Real Estate Broker-Developer, Five Woods Realty

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Synopsis

Housing is a fundamental human need that ranks right next to physiological human requirements on Marslow’s hierarchy of needs, and as such we must prioritize it in the same manner as other arguably less critical basic needs of society. Cities and towns are defined by communities, neighborhoods are the backbone of communities, and housing forms the basic building block of neighborhoods. We therefore must consider housing the essential infrastructure that serves as the bedrock of neighborhoods, communities, and towns, and consequently must place the same emphasis on housing affordability as that which we place on other basic infrastructure such as parks, roads, utilities, and public services. The responsibility for that falls on us all, but most importantly the practitioners of real estate who bring to life new housing opportunities and possibilities. 

Biography

Laolu Davies-Yemitan is principal of Five Woods Realty, a community development firm focused on building workforce multifamily and urban in-fill single and multifamily housing for working and middle- class families. Laolu leads the firm’s implementation and execution of strategies to facilitate housing and comprehensive community development, and additionally lends his consulting expertise to private and public sector clientele. Laolu serves as an adjunct faculty member where he teaches undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship and real estate finance. Laolu previously served in the public sector including working as Policy Advisor to a Houston City Council Member, and as Legislative Director for a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

Laolu holds the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and is a member of various local and national organizations including the Houston Housing Collaborative, Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Texas Lyceum. In addition, Laolu is the founder of My Brother Podcast, an online platform dedicated to capturing stories of present-day accomplishments of African American men to provide examples of positive role models.

Laolu holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown.

9:35 am

One-to-One Meetings

1:05 pm TBC

Group Photograph

1:15 pm

Lunch

Seminar - “Radical” Flexibility and Architectural Practice

Diana Nicklaus | President & CEO, SAAM Architecture

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Synopsis

Both during and after the pandemic, architects jumped on the task of assisting their clients in rethinking the physical and virtual work environments. But have these firms also adopted their own progressive approaches to how they work? With new modes of architectural practice available, some firms have evolved their practice model, others have reverted to traditional studio operations. This breadth of work modalities has disrupted the architectural labor market, shifted how we collaborate both internally and with clients, redefined staff expectations, and offered a variety of critiques on how we as architects work.

Hear from Diana Nicklaus, President & CEO of Saam Architecture on the successes and lessons learned of operating a hybrid firm since 2014.  Since its founding, Saam has offered its staff remote/hybrid work, “radical” flexibility, and unlimited vacation.  Initially an experimental way of practice, the Saam team has leveraged this culture and become a successful firm of 25 competing with some of Boston’s largest firms. 

Biography

In 2014, Diana co-founded Saam Architecture with the mission of delivering design excellence while providing a progressive HR model to attract top talent to an equitable environment. In doing so, Diana began an intentional experiment. She understood that a level playing field for all team members was essential to designing the firm she had envisioned throughout her career. After working in large firms for 15 years and experiencing the limitations of traditional practice, Diana reconciled her past experience and vision of supportive firm culture through a progressive practice model that empowers all team members to balance their work and life commitments.

Saam’s practice model quickly drew attention as an innovative, equitable, and new approach to practice. Audiences are both eager to learn more and often skeptical about how “radical” flexibility works without compromising design collaboration. Frequently asked questions inspired Diana to develop a shareable proof of concept intended to embolden others to become change agents. 

From conversations hosted by the Boston Society of Architecture to national conferences (#EQxDV Symposium; AIA Women’s Leadership Summit), multiple AIA components have engaged Diana to speak on practice, including her role nationally as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Practice. Diana has shared Saam’s experiment, highlighting how this model has emerged as a practice that is 88% women and includes team members from 9 countries who speak 11 languages. Diana’s approach, rooted in supportive teams and radical flexibility, has overcome many of the industry career pinch points for staff — moments of inflection where many often leave the profession.

Diana holds a B.A.in Art History from Tufts University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.

2:20 pm

One-to-One Meetings

5:35 pm

Free Time

6:40 pm

Meet in Lobby for off-site dinner

7:00 pm

Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Dinner

6:30 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Seminar - The Silent Partner – Importance in Acoustics for Multifamily Mass Timber Structures

Rose Mary Su | Principal Consultant in Acoustics, Acentech

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Synopsis

Having a noisy living environment can result in acute human effects such as stress, annoyance, and poor sleep quality.  More serious conditions can potentially occur to our human body in longer-term noise exposures. To understand how to create an environment that helps reduce such effects  on the human body, we must understand what the common noise sources are and how one can design better and help reduce noise impacts in multi-family living structures.  Although acoustical requirements are included in building design codes and local regulations, this is not always sufficient.   We will discuss the fundamental architectural elements in creating successful mass timber assemblies for optimizing a quiet living environment.  Relying on case studies, we will learn the lessons on how to design better and avoid costly noise mitigation measures.

Biography

Rose Mary Su is a Principal at Acentech, a multidisciplinary consulting firm for acoustics, technology, and vibration. She has over 20 years of consulting experience specializing in architectural acoustics, mechanical systems noise and vibration control, and environmental acoustics for a wide range of building types. Her creative and integrated design approach helps guide projects from complex concepts into reality. As a Principal, she has collaborated with architects and owners on numerous award-winning projects, not only to achieve excellence in design but also in sustainability.

She is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and presenter at industry conferences on various acoustics topics, most notably on mass timber. Within Acentech, she helps in advancing the research of acoustics and vibration of mass timber structures and other atypical architectural structures.

Rose Mary was invited in 2021 and 2022 as one of the jurors for the Boston Society of Architects’ Harleston Parker award, the highest honor awarded by the BSA/AIA that recognizes the most beautiful piece of architecture, building, monument, or structure within Metro Boston. Rose Mary serves as Acentech’s Labs Market Leader, responsible for marketing strategy, client development, and industry thought leadership.

9:05 am

One-to-One Meetings

12:35 pm

Lunch

1:40 pm

Christine Sheppard | Bird Collisions Campaign Manager, American Bird Conservancy

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Synopsis

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the magnitude of collisions with glass and the reasons birds collide with glass. It will include an in depth look at types of bird-friendly materials, how bird-friendly materials are rated, including ABC’s prescriptive rating option, and underlying principles for design of unique bird-friendly materials. I will also survey legislation across the U.S. and Canada, as well as the LEED credit for reducing bird collisions, and the GSA’s policy on bird-friendly design, exploring differences, commonalities and strategies for compliance.

Biography

Christine Sheppard earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.   Her first job was in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo Bird Department, where she started as curatorial intern, and ended as Curator and Chair of the Ornithology Department. Zoos deal not only with issues of their buildings causing mortality of wild birds.  Glass exhibit walls, windows and handrails bring bird collision problems inside and curators have a vested interest in finding ways to make glass safe for birds.  Interest in the issue led to Dr. Sheppard to join the board of the Bird-safe Glass Foundation as science advisor, in 2007. She also began conducting basic research into quantifying the effectiveness of different materials and patterns in preventing bird collisions. In 2009, she moved to the American Bird Conservancy as Director of the Glass Collisions Program.  She authored ABC’s Bird-friendly Building Design in 2011, with an update in 2015. She has also created AIA continuing education classes on Bird-friendly Design.  Dr. Sheppard helped create San Francisco’s Standards for Bird-safe Buildings (2011) and has since been involved in successful legislative efforts across the U.S.  She led the team that developed USGBC LEED Pilot Credit 55: Reducing Bird Mortality, which joined the main credit library in 2022.

2:45 pm

One-to-One Meetings

6:00 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Farewell Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Farewell Dinner

6:30 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:30 am

Delegate Departures

BOND Events is the best way to meet and work with premium firms and quality one-on-one contacts. Our commitment and level of participation at BOND has grown along with the success of our architectural program.

Dean Moilanen

Director of Architectural Services

Noble Company

Successful on so many levels. Did not expect to connect with suppliers and developers on such a deep level. Made some new friends too!

Paul Frank

Managing Principal

LRS Architects

Venue
Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

8400 Costa Verde Dr,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, USA

+1 843-449-8880

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