America's Leading Multifamily Architects Forum
April 21-24, 2022
BOND Multi brings together America’s Top Multifamily Architects, Developers 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.
Top notch. Hands down the best venue for getting product information into the right hands at an architectural firm.
BOND Multi is designed for Principal Architects with portfolios of multifamily residential projects. Each architect is selected, not just because of their seniority and influence, but also because they oversee design and product selection for their projects. Around 75 of the top 100 architect firms in North America are represented, along with leading Developers.
We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:
1. Principal, Director, Vice President
2. Significant portfolio of multifamily projects in North America
3. Top architecture/design firm
Typical attendees include:
Creative Design Director
Lincoln Property Company
Senior Vice President
Humphreys & Partners Architects
This is THE opportunity to meet with the top architects in the country. Relationships just keep growing.
How it works
Successful on so many levels. Did not expect to connect with suppliers and developers on such a deep level. Made some new friends too!
Please note the following program is from the October 2021 event and will be updated for 2022 soon!
Thursday, October 14
In 2011, the first baby boomers started retiring and millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest demographic in U.S. history. That same year also marked the first time that more than half of the children born were racial minorities, according to the Census Bureau. These and other macro demographic trends have impacted housing design and community amenities needed to attract young individuals and families to live. But they also impact the qualities companies need to attract the best and most ambitious young professionals to work. This presentation will address how the best companies are attracting and retaining the best talent, specifically in the design and development industries.
Casius Pealer is Director of Tulane University’s Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program and a Favrot Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture. Trained as an architect and a real estate attorney, Casius has over 20 years of community and economic development experience, including in private practice, local government, and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, Casius served as the first Director of Affordable Housing at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as Assistant General Counsel for Real Estate at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), and as a consultant on multifamily housing and the impact of design and construction on health outcomes, energy use, water use, and community access.
In addition to being a regular speaker at professional conferences nationally, Casius is a former Chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Committee and the current Vice Chair of Next City, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. He has been published in the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, the AIA Journal of Architecture, and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine.
Casius is licensed to practice law in New York State and Washington, DC, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. A native of Central Florida, Casius holds a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture.
Friday, October 15
Learn how a group of architects, professors, students, and manufacturers in Kentucky developed a series of innovative projects including a top ten winning entry in the Solar Decathlon and used this knowledge to tap into the expertise of the houseboat industry to design and build net-zero single-family and multi-family residential projects.
Dr. Gregory Luhan, is the John Russell Groves Endowed Professor of Architecture in the UK College of Design and an affiliate professor with UK’s Lewis Honors College and the College of Engineering Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. Luhan holds a University Research Professorship and is a nationally recognized architect, scholar, author, professor and academic leader whose work investigates how design, emerging digital technologies, critical theory, pedagogy, practice, and academic-industry partnerships intersect. Dr. Luhan teaches Architecture and Historic Preservation digital studios and seminars on design theory, systems thinking and design computing. His expertise includes digital visualization leading to digital manufacturing with applications to design-build projects, full-scale assembly, and the incorporation of ecological design features in affordable, resilient housing design. Dr. Luhan’s professional practice includes award-winning, research-driven projects which enabled him to forge collaborative relationships with disciplines outside architecture, most notably engineering, education, business, physics, arts & sciences, and the fine arts. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, Master of Architecture from Princeton University, and doctorate at Texas A&M University.
Saturday, October 16
As a leader, have you ever thought to yourself “when did that change?” I had no idea that was an issue or a problem. Then this is the class for you. We will discuss the on-going needs and risks within our practices and some of the ones coming your way soon. What does the #MeToo movement mean to our firms? Equity by Design? Why can’t someone just be an independent contractor if they want to? We will also delve into the key elements of culture. How to test your theories of staff Happiness. Elements to maximize staff retention. Where is your next staff member right now? Is it human or AI? How do you win a bidding war? It will be a lively discussion and we can learn from each other.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Laurie has a background of HR leadership positions at The Ratcliff Architects, Gensler, Psomas, Anshen+Allen/Stantec, and now Taylor Design! A frequent speaker and teacher Laurie has presented for the AIA (national and local), the Senior Executives Institute, ACEC, UC extension, Knowledge Architecture and other events. Never one to shy away from open and frank discussions, come hear the latest in HR risks!
This seminar begins with a macroeconomic overview of how the US economy and the global economy are likely to perform in 2021, with a view to offering insight into how that is likely to affect residential construction. To that end, Eisenberg will lead a discussion on how US GDP is likely to perform by carefully examining household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and net exports.
Eisenberg will then discuss labor markets and wage growth, stock market performance, household formation, rising wealth and small business and consumer confidence, and of course inflation and the likely path of interest rates in 2022 as these variables are critical for real estate.
Eisenberg will then focus his attention on real estate including multifamily, commercial and industrial property, supply chain issues, the work from home phenomenon, and touch on global warming and green design and global economic growth. He will close by looking at current economic conditions across all 50 states.
BiographyAcclaimed Economic Expert & Former Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders in the USA. Elliot Eisenberg. Ph.D. is an International acclaimed Economic Expert, often called the “Stand-up Economist”, uniquely specializes in making the arcana and minutiae of economics entertaining and relevant. His expertise is sought out by leading public and private sector organizations, state and local governments, hedge funds and investment advisory groups for his valuable insight on the economy and its impact on various industries. With a finger on the pulse of current trends and issues, his presentations include up-to-the-minute economic news and information. He has a unique, comical style that makes economics entertaining and accessible to all audiences.
Sunday, October 17
To be announced
East Cost venue to be announced