BOND Regional 2019
America's Leading Regional Architects Forum
May 16-19, 2019
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:
Partner & Senior Director
Owner & Principal
Principal, International Group
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.
Thursday, May 16
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.
BiographyClark 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.
Friday, May 17
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!
Saturday, May 18
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.
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.
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.
BiographyDr. 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.
Sunday, May 19
This is THE opportunity to meet with the top architects in the country. Relationships just keep growing.
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