BOND Regional

America's Leading Regional Architects Forum

March 5-8, 2020

Arizona, USA


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.

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

Mike Granatowski

National Architectural Sales Manager



We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:

1. Principal, Director, Vice President

2. Significant portfolio of design projects in North America

3. Top architecture/design firm

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


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

Thursday, March 5

1:15 pm

Pre-Event Tour: Biosphere 2 (pre-registration required)

3:30 pm Satellite Desk

Delegate Registration

6:00 pm Presidio Ballroom

Seminar - From Lean Principles to Action: Advance Your Organization and Your Projects

Sue Klawans | Owner, SK Lean

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Lean means many things to many people.  In this session, you will learn what Lean means in the world of planning, design and construction, and how you can put principles into action to influence any part of the system.   We’ll discuss how to apply Lean internally, to build your high performance organization.  And we’ll consider how to identify project-specific priorities for the application of Lean systems, processes and information flow.  You’ll also learn how to assess the capabilities of project partners, including owners, contractors and consultants, to embrace Lean in practical ways that will make your project – and your organization – more successful.


With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Sue Klawans is a recognized leader, sought after to speak on high-performance teams and collaboration, Lean, technology and process innovation, productivity and prefabrication, quality, design phase, metrics and key performance indicators.  She has a background in planning, design and construction (as a general contractor, construction manager at risk, and owner’s program manager), along with proven experience and business results as a senior executive and Lean strategist.   Sue has managed and facilitated both long-term and annual strategic planning, resulting in advancements in employee development, profitability and risk management.  She created and implemented a unique, multi-dimensional Lean training and development program focused on elevating people and teams to achieve breakthroughs and reach new levels of integration and capability.  As a senior operational excellence executive, Sue provided strategic vision and leadership for programs in operational excellence, quality, knowledge sharing, innovation-into-practice, improving profitability, client feedback, process improvement, business consulting, business intelligence, playbook development and more.  Sue has held national leadership positions in organizations, including Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and its Public/Private Industry Advisory Council, a group comprised of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, contractors, and designers.   She is a member of the Construction Owners’ Association of America Industry Relations Council.  Sue was a founding member of the Construction Quality Executives Council and served two terms on the National Institute of Building Sciences' Board of Directors.  She served on the core leadership group for “Integrated Project Delivery:  An Action Guide for Leaders,” a project of the Charles Pankow Foundation, IPDA and CIDCI. 
7:00 pm Poolside Courtyard

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm Poolside Courtyard

Welcome Dinner

Friday, March 6

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:15 pm Turquoise I

Seminar - Redesigning Design

Lance Hosey | Principal, Design Director, Firmwide Co-Leader of Design Resilience (Sustainability), Gensler

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Society and industry are at a threshold moment, and buildings are an essential means for adapting to new challenges. Design is the key. Research shows that up to 90% of the eventual impact of buildings is determined with the earliest design decisions—their location, size, shape, etc. There is a relationship between form and performance, image and impact. How can buildings best embody the intersections of people, purpose, and place? If every designer understood more about the mechanics of attraction, buildings and cities could both look good and be good for you. This opportunity is nothing short of a revolution waiting to happen.


A nationally recognized architect, author, thought leader in design innovation, Lance Hosey serves a Principal, Design Director, and Global Co-Leader of Design Resilience (Sustainability) for Gensler. His work has won many awards and has been published extensively. He has been featured in Architectural Record’s “emerging architect” series, he was a runner-up for the Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize, and in 2018 he won the American Institute of Architect’s Sarah Booth Conroy Prize. A popular public speaker, he has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW Eco, the Ideas Festival, and many other events. He is a former columnist with the Huffington Post, ARCHITECT magazine, and Building Design + Construction. His book, The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design (Island Press, 2012), the first to study the aesthetics of sustainable design, has won a New York Book Show Award, has been Amazon’s #1 bestseller for sustainable design, and was listed among the three dozen books “all designers should read” (Environmental Building News). As of 2015, he was one of only 30 people in the world to be named a Fellow with both the American Institute of Architects and the US Green Building Council. “Lance Hosey is on a crusade to revolutionize what it means to be sustainable.” —Builder magazine
9:20 am Satellite Desk

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:35 am Turquoise Ballroom

One-to-One Meetings

12:30 pm Lawn

Delegate Photograph

12:40 pm Epazote


1:45 pm Turquoise Ballroom

One-to-One Meetings

5:00 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm The Last Territory

Drinks Reception

7:30 pm The Last Territory


Saturday, March 7

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

8:15 am Presidio III & IV

Seminar - Secrets and Strategies to Leading, Engaging, and Retaining Millennials

Paul Angone | Gen Z and Millennial Expert

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In 2020, Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce, and in 2025 they will make up 75%. Strategically attracting Millennials to your organization, and then successfully engaging and retaining them, is not an option, it is a necessity. So who and what are Millennials? And more importantly, what is the Millennial mindset and motivators that actually drive retention rates, workplace engagement and Millennials decision-making?  Author, speaker, and “Millennial Expert” Paul Angone shares the secrets to leading this next generation in meaningful and impactful ways that will help you engage, motivate, and retain young professionals at a higher leve.  


“Like advice from a wiser, funnier, older brother...Paul Angone's been there, done that, and wants to save you the pain and trouble.” – Seth Godin, New York Times Best-Selling author Paul Angone is one of the leading experts in the nation on the Millennial generation and how all generations can work better together. He is the best-selling author of three books, a sought-after national keynote speaker, and the creator of, which has been read by millions of people in 190 countries. With over 10+ years writing, speaking, and engaging Millennials, plus a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Paul has worked with companies such as Intel Security, Wells Fargo, Stewart Title, and Aflac and has been featured in publications such as Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, and AARP. Paul delivers dynamic, relevant, and informative content that will help all generations in your company work better together.
9:20 am Turquoise Ballroom

One-to-One Meetings

12:15 pm Epazote


1:20 pm Presidio III & IV

Seminar - 5 Things Every Firm Principal Should Know About Winning Work in the Digital Age

Enoch Bartlett Sears | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Architect Business Institute

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Online tools have revolutionized the way people do business and opened up avenues for architecture firms to build relationships and win work that never existed before.

At the same time, firm leaders may feel left behind by the myriad of social media and digital tools.

Get up to speed quickly in this executive briefing where you’ll discover the latest marketing and business development strategies of the digital age, and how your firm may leverage these tools in creative ways to heighten your firm’s visibility and win market share. Your millennials will wonder how you figured all this out.

Your instructor is Enoch Sears, a California licensed architect and founder of Business of Architecture who has helped dozens of firms grow through his effective, results-oriented strategies.


Enoch Bartlett Sears AIA is the founder of Business of Architecture, which produces the Business of Architecture podcast where Enoch interviews the world's leading architects and designers. He’s been recognized as one of the leading influencers in the construction industry, and he's frequently asked to speak and share his strategies by groups such as the American Institute of Architects. He's the author of the book, Social Media for Architects, which has been downloaded over 10,000 times. Personally, he's famous for helping architecture firms stand out and gain a competitive advantage in a crowded market.
2:25 pm Turquoise Ballroom

One-to-One Meetings

5:40 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm Sunset Point

Farewell Drinks Reception

7:30 pm Sunset Point

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, March 8

6:30 am Sundance Café

Breakfast at your leisure

Delegate departures

Hilton El Conquistador

Imagine a Southwest hideaway where desert beauty embraces you, locally inspired cuisine tantalizes you, and recently remodeled guest rooms wrap you in luxury and comfort. Whether you’re in Tucson, Arizona, for business or pleasure, El Conquistador Tucson is your ultimate destination to experience the best of the Southwest. The instant you arrive, you’ll know this is a place infused with indigenous culture and connected with the surrounding natural beauty. Spanning 80 acres, our world-class resort boasts amenities you won’t find anywhere else, including our own horse stables, a mini Western village that’s perfect for private events, acclaimed Southwestern cuisine, and sparkling swimming pools.

10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704, USA

+1 520 544 5000

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