BOND Regional 2019

America's Leading Regional Architects Forum

May 16-19, 2019

Arizona, USA

Industry Leaders

BOND Regional brings BOND’s format to a new market segment – the most prominent regional architecture firms based in North America’s busiest localities for property development. Through a series of one-to-one meetings and social functions, Principals will connect with product owners, deepening their understanding of each other’s objectives and offerings.

Typical attendees include:

Kevin Sneed

Partner & Senior Director

OTJ Architects

Jessica Thompson

Associate Principal

BLUR Workshop

Stacey Weaks


Norris Design

Jack Gallagher

Managing Principal

Dahlin Group

Don Powell

Owner & Principal

BOKA Powell

Joseph Jebran

Principal, International Group


Edward Shim



Chris Sgarzi


Sasaki Associates

Title Sponsor



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

Thursday, May 16

Delegate Arrivals

6:30 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - Drawing from Your Life of Design

Clark Kellogg | Lecturer in Innovation & Design Thinking, Haas School of Business

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The presentation is a fast-paced conversation about the largely untapped value of design in the business of architecture. The session is about business but not too much business; about design but not too much design; about creativity but not too much creativity; about the work but not too much work.


Clark Kellogg has been a pioneer in the field of Design Thinking for 30 years. Trained as an architect, Kellogg has practiced architecture, product design and strategy design. He has taught in the architecture school and the business school at UC Berkeley since 2001. At the Haas School of Business, Kellogg teaches the core MBA course in Design Thinking and Innovation. He consistently ranks in the top 5% of the faculty by students. He is also founding partner of BIG – the Berkeley Innovation Group, serving companies, universities, NGOs and governments in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Currently writing a book about design, Advanced Common Sense, Kellogg is a sought after keynote speaker and sails boats for fun.
7:30 pm Last Territory and Courtyard

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Last Territory and Courtyard

Welcome Dinner

Friday, May 17

7:00 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - MeToo and the impact on You?

Laurie Dreyer | Director of Development, Taylor-Design

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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!

9:40 am Turquoise Foyer

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:55 am Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Delegate Photograph

12:55 pm Epazote


1:45 pm Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

5:00 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Sunset Point

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Sunset Point


Saturday, May 18

7:00 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am Turquoise I

Seminar - The Economy in 2019 and Beyond: Growing but Slowing

Elliot Eisenberg PhD | President & Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how all four parts of GDP will perform in 2019, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and net exports, and what the likelihood of a recession occurring in the next 12 months is. Eisenberg will also focus on population growth and the aging of the US population and its relevance to construction.

Eisenberg will also focus on household balance sheets, energy markets, auto sales, consumer and business sentiment and corporate profits. Eisenberg will then look at how labor markets and wages are performing, what the likely path of inflation will be and how the Federal Reserve is likely to respond in terms of interest rate hikes.

Eisenberg will then focus on all types of relevant construction activity including residential, commercial, industrial and public by examining many trends as well as leading and coincident economic indicators of such activity and the likely path forward. Eisenberg will also look at sale prices by regional and property type, capitalization rates, the labor shortage, demographics, the changing face of retail sales and more. He will close by looking at current and future economic conditions across all 50 states.


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

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!

9:45 am Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

12:35 pm Epazote


2:30 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - Creating a Culture of Predictable Outcomes

Dr. Barbara Bryson Ed.D, FAIA | Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, The University of Arizona

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Predictable Outcomes are the holy grail of the design and construction industry. To be able to determine, in the project planning stages, exactly where you wish to complete a project with regards to quality, schedule, and cost, then to be able to drive to those specific goals without fail should be a minimum level of performance for any industry. For the design and construction industry, it seems to be nearly impossible to deliver predictable outcomes on a consistent basis. The Economist reported in August of 2017 that more than 90% of the world’s infrastructure projects were not meeting schedule goals and more than 60% of the UK’s building projects were not meeting budget goals. Predictability seems to be an impossible dream in the design and construction industry, known as the least efficient and productive in the world.

The primary reason for this lack of predictability is the search for predictable outcomes usually starts with the selection of process, design-bid-build, IDP, Design-Build, or GMax. Most players in the design and construction industry believe in the magic of selecting the perfect delivery process. However, it is well documented that a great team can overcome the deficiencies of a poor process and even a poor contract, but no process can ever overcome the deficiencies of a lousy team or an owner/client that does not take their responsibilities seriously. Predictable outcomes for projects are a product of culture, not process.

More specifically, the Culture of Predictable Outcomes is a culture built from sophisticated consistent, caring leadership, high-performing collaborative teams, and “Hyper-track/Master-Chef-Level” decision-making discipline. If any of these elements are missing, predictable outcomes will be compromised, even corrupted. With these elements, predictable outcomes, baring natural disasters, are guaranteed…yes, I said, guaranteed.

I have seen many projects that have one or even two of these components. Very few have all three. Most often, the element that is missing is “Hyper-Track/Master-Chef-Level” decision-making discipline. In The Owner’s Dilemma, the book co-written with Canan Yetmen; I spent many pages discussing the power of decisions in the project environment. In high-performing, collaborative environments, decision-making becomes even more impactful, driving the pace of the team, the quality of performance, and even the culture of the team. A team with leadership and collaboration but without a focused decision-making culture is a frustrated team, often stalled or valiantly striving for goals that are just out of reach.

Why are decision-making cultures so hard to develop and to put in place on projects? Decisions are scary, risky, and carry responsibility. Also, very few organizations or teams stop to understand the risk nature of decisions or to create a roadmap for making decisions. Once these steps are completed, decisions can become more manageable, more understandable, and friendlier. More importantly, once these steps are taken, the consequences of not making decisions become apparent and part of the decision-making calculus. When decisions are made within a project in a timely manner using decision-ready information, the team has the fuel needed to perform. When the decision culture is truly effective and when it is carefully designed with decision-ready information at hand, then this Hyper-Track decision process can send a team into true high performance and predictable space.


Dr. Barbara White Bryson is the Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs at the College of Architecture Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. Her 40-year career includes nearly two decades of practice in architecture, leading large institutional and corporate projects, and another two decades in higher education serving as University Architect at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Associate Vice President of Facilities and Planning at Rice University in Houston, and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis at the University of Arizona. Barbara was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for her work in integrated planning in 2008 and honored as a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council in 2010. Together with Canan Yetmen, Barbara co-authored The Owners Dilemma: Driving Success and Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry. Barbara continues to push the boundaries of industry innovation as managing principal of strategic futures at DI Strategic Advisors.
2:30 pm Turquoise II-III

One to One Meetings

5:45 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm Poolside Courtyard

Farewell Drinks Reception

8:00 pm Poolside Courtyard

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, May 19

7:00 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate Departures

This is THE opportunity to meet with the top architects in the country. Relationships just keep growing.

Mike Granatowski

National Architectural Sales Manager


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