BOND Regional 2018

America's Leading Regional Architects Forum

May 17-20, 2018

Florida, USA


The below program is from 2018

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

Thursday, May 16

Delegate Arrivals

2:00 pm Hotel Lobby

Depart for Pre-Event Tour to Flagler Museum (pre-registration required)

6:30 pm PGA Ballroom

Seminar - The Enemy Is Not The Code

David Collins | President/CEO, The Preview Group, Inc.

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The Codes and Standards World Council has finalized its changes for the 2018 editions. Jurisdictions around the country are beginning the process of adopting the new code, often with local modifications. This seminar will discuss the code development process and explore new or expanded provisions of the code that may impact your practice.


A founding member of the firm, Dave has had a hand in most major projects, particularly the large university and building development projects. His extensive experience in numerous code-related organizations and activities, as well as his work on a wide spectrum of projects, is not only an invaluable asset to the firm and its clients, it has also garnered him a national reputation as an expert in codes and regulations. As consultant to the Codes Advocacy Program for the American Institute of Architects since 2000, he has participated in committee work for the International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, Green Building Institute, Underwriters Laboratories, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, among others. Dave’s active involvement at all levels of the code development process allows him the opportunity to influence decisions that affect the regulatory environment throughout the Unite States, both now and in the future.
7:30 pm Honda Pavilion

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Honda Pavilion

Welcome Dinner

Friday, May 17

6:00 am Palm Terrace

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 pm PGA Ballroom

Seminar - Post-Petroleum Building Materials

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

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We use more oil to make plastic building products than for any other use except transportation and consumer products. And while plastics have many advantages, they are drawing increasing attention in green building. Polyvinyl chloride faces growing restrictions for health reasons, and global plastic production generates two billion tons of CO2 annually. But alternatives that offer the advantages of plastic with fewer environmental and health concerns are on the rise. Join George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP, for a tour of Post-Petroleum Building Materials — new materials that use much less oil than ordinary ones. You’ll see how innovations in bioplastics, nanotechnologies, and hi-tech twists on traditional materials are leading to greater energy independence, health and sustainability in architecture.


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.
9:40 am PGA Ballroom Foyer

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:55 am PGA Ballroom

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Delegate Photograph

12:55 pm Ironwood


1:45 pm PGA Ballroom

One to One Meetings

5:00 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Croquet Lawns

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Croquet Lawns


Saturday, May 18

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am

Seminar - Building Resilient Communities through a High-Performance Building Industry

Ryan Colker | Vice President of the Consultative Council/Presidential Advisor, National Institute of Building Sciences

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Natural disasters are having a profound impact on communities. In 2017, the US experienced 16 disasters causing over $1 billion of damage each, with a total cost of over $300 billion. How and where we build has a significant impact on the ability of communities to weather the storm and recover from hazard events. As the designers, constructors and owners of the built environment of today and tomorrow, the building industry has an opportunity and a responsibility to build resilient communities. This presentation will explore the path forward including the identification of cost-effective mitigation strategies; the evolution of codes, standards and other guidance (including rating systems) to address current and future risks; and assuring the industry is prepared to meet the needs of the building owners, occupants and communities it serves.


Ryan M. Colker is Vice President at the National Institute of Building Sciences where he leads the Institute’s efforts to improve the built environment through the collaboration of industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors. He directs the Consultative Council which develops findings and recommendations on behalf of the entire building community and transmits those recommendations to Congress and the Administration. He also serves as staff director of the Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; the National Council on Building Codes and Standards; the Off-Site Construction Council and the Institute’s STEM Education Program. He is a recognized expert on emerging issues within the built environment including resilience, building performance, and off-site construction and speaks and writes frequently on these subjects. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as Manager of Government Affairs for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). While at ASHRAE, he assisted in the formation of the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus and the development and piloting of the Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE’s building energy labeling program. Previously, Colker served as the Program Director of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, where he was the lead staff member in charge of interdisciplinary programs for a 14-member consortium of professional and scientific organizations. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in environmental policy from the University of Florida.
9:45 am PGA Ballroom

One to One Meetings

12:35 pm Ironwood


2:30 pm PGA Ballroom

Seminar - Commodity, Firmness & Delight: 2018 Edition

James Timberlake | Partner, Kieran Timberlake

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KieranTimberlake seeks ways to improve the art, quality, and craft of architecture by developing new materials, processes, assemblies, and products. This leads the firm to conduct deep investigations during design that bring together the diverse fields of architecture, environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and more. The result is a detailed and crafted architecture that is resonant and compelling to its users because it embodies the vision of its people and its place in the world. Join James Timberlake as he discusses approaches to clients’ needs, as well as the needs of the environment, and how that has broadened the firm’s vision of the relationship between process and craft to inform thoughtful and delightful design.


James Timberlake is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise, and innovative design and planning. James explores some of today's most important topics, among them, efficient construction methods, resource conservation strategies, and novel use of building materials. Examples include Melvin J. and Claire Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, which employs the first actively ventilated curtainwall of its type in North America; SmartWrap™, a mass-customizable building envelope exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Cellophane House™, a fully recyclable, energy-gathering dwelling exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Embassy of the United States in London, which employs strategies to significantly reduce energy consumption and sets an agenda to achieve carbon neutrality. Under his guidance, the firm has received over 190 design citations, including the AIA Firm Award in 2008 and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2010. A recipient of the Rome Prize in 1982-1983, James was also an inaugural recipient of the Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research from the AIA College of Fellows in 2001. Since 2002, he has co-authored six books on architecture, including the influential book refabricating Architecture. James received a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Detroit and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his architectural practice, James has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas at Austin, among other institutions. He was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the Board of the National Institute of Building Sciences in 2012.
2:30 pm PGA Ballroom

One to One Meetings

5:45 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Palm Terrace

Farewell Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Palm Terrace

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, May 19

6:00 am Palm Terrace

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate Departures

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, USA

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