Bringing together the leading regional giants of architecture with manufacturers of building innovations in high quality, one-to-one business meetings

Connect with regional giants of architecture

Since 2004, Principals from North America’s top 150 architecture firms have found huge value in attending BOND Events’ unique one-to-one meetings forums.

BONDRegionalGiants now 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 pre-selected 30-minute meetings and additional networking functions, Principals will connect with product owners, deepening their understanding of each other’s objectives and offerings.

Only Principals representing firms with typically between 50 and 120 employees are invited to BONDRegionalGiants. These firms have often surprising reach, many are rapidly growing and readily compete with global firms in terms of the quality and scale of their projects. These 'regional giants' of architecture will have on average $15 million of annual billings, accounting for 35% of total architectural billings in North America.

Companies which supply products and services relevant to this group of people are also invited to attend.

Meetings are scheduled between architects and supplier companies over two full days during the event, which allows both parties to explore opportunities and develop business relationships

Four key elements form the basis of BOND Events' unique programs:

1. A pre-selected personal schedule of one-to-one meetings with leading Principal Architects

2. A world-class, AIA accredited seminar program tailored to the needs of Principal Architects

3. An abundance of effective networking in a 5 star resort

4. VIP service from the minute you arrive at the airport to your return transfer home, BOND take care of everything for you including all meals, accommodation and transfers

5. A fully catered service, including meals and accommodation.

6. Event directory - a comprehensive resource for both architects and owners

The meetings selection process

On registration, suppliers and designers enter their personal and company profile into our bespoke meetings system. Designers provide additional information regarding their current major projects.
One month before the event, suppliers and designers both select who they want to meet.
One week before the event, the system will do the matching and produce a personalized preliminary meetings schedule for each delegate.
• Our system ensures the most effective combination of meetings possible. Delegates will have meetings at their own requests, at the request of others and where each asked to meet each other.
At the event, each delegate is given their final meetings schedule.
• At a BOND event, it is the designers who have their own meeting table, which vendors attend at a specified time according to their personal itinerary. Delegates find that this reversal of the traditional trade show format allows the designers to be more relaxed and receptive during the meeting sessions.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California

Overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, and around the corner from Louis Kahn's Salk Institute, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers a mix of seclusion and scenery. In addition to the golf, the hotel boasts a heated pool, fitness suite and a spa, or there is the lure of the vast Pacific shore.

Day One: Thursday May 18th 2017

am/pm Delegate Arrivals
3:00pm Pre-event tour to Salk Institute
7:30pm Welcome Drinks Reception
8:00pm Welcome Dinner

Day Two: Friday May 19th 2017

From 06:00am Breakfast at your Leisure
8:00am Seminar 1: Elliott Eisenberg

"The US Economy in 2017"

Learn from Dr. Eisenberg how all four parts of GDP will perform in 2017, including household consumption, corporate investment, government spending and exports, and what the likelihood of a recession occurring in 2017 is. He will then examine how labor markets and wages will perform and what the path of inflation is likely to be and how the Federal Reserve is likely to respond to various macroeconomic outcomes from a Trump administration. Time will also be devoted to briefly examining household balance sheets, and energy markets. Dr. Eisenberg will also discuss auto sales, as well as consumer and small business sentiment, and will examine the condition of commercial real estate and the residential housing market including starts, new and existing sales, prices, demographics, credit conditions and more generally, what factors are helping and what factors are hindering the housing market recovery. He will then discuss key national trends and their impacts on all 50 state economies.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally 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, an 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, often as keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development 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 cable news programs, 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 eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups. Elliot’s interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of its rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter.

09:10am Collect Final Meeting Schedule
9:55am One to One Business Meetings
12:35pm Delegate Group Photograph
12:40pm Lunch
1:40pm Seminar 2: Steve Isaacs Jim Zahn

"Winning Business and Respect through Effective Negotiations"

In a changing industry, architects must be able to protect their financial and professional interests while at the same time creating an effective working relationship with clients. Architects often feel that they are disadvantaged during negotiations, as the client can always go to the next firm on the list. The methods taught in this session help architects bring their problem-solving talents to the negotiation to protect and satisfy their interests, as well as offering the kinds of creative solutions that can establish a positive client relationship from the outset. Interest-based negotiations skills can be applied throughout the firm to help mitigate risk, facilitate project management, solve human resource issues, preserve the firm’s interests, and support clients in bringing complex projects to a successful completion.

Steven J. Isaacs, PE, Assoc AIA, Division Manager, leads FMI’s consulting division serving engineering and architecture firms. Steve helps firms improve their practice in: scenario
and strategic long term planning, negotiation, mergers/acquisition, overall organization
and management, financial controls, project performance and profitability, staff mentoring
and development, ownership transition, and more. Steve is the author of Negotiate With Confidence: field-tested ways to get the value you deserve. He created the premier negotiations program for consulting design firms, and was co-director of the FMI AEC Futures Research Project. Previously, he was CEO of Stone Marriccini and Patterson and President of SmithGroup California, and previously worked at Bechtel.
2:45pm One to One Meetings
5:25pm Free Time
6:30pm Meet in Lobby for Bus Transfer to Marine Corps. Air Station (MCAS Miramar)
7:30pm Tour of MCAS Miramar
7:45pm Drinks Reception & Dinner in MCAS Officers Club
10:00pm Return Transfer from MCAS Miramar back to Hotel

Day Three: Saturday May 20th 2017

From 06:00am Breakfast at your Leisure
8:00am Seminar 3: George Christodoulo

"Firm Ownership Transition: How to prepare your firm for a staff buyout"

How do architectural practices grow and continue beyond the vision of its founders or current partners? Learn the primary issues to consider when addressing firm ownership transition, and when to address them, to minimize surprises for you, your employees as well as your clients.

George E. Christodoulo is a corporate lawyer who has spent over thirty-five years in private practice in Boston, counseling private established and emerging growth companies, as well as individual investors and executives, in general corporate, financing and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and lease matters, executive compensation programs, employment law, shareholder disputes, intellectual property and venture capital financing. He heads the business practice group of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP.

9:05am One to One Business Meetings
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Seminar 4: Maurya McClintock

Did you model that? Energy Modeling is vital in the Design Process

Understanding building energy use is one of the single largest areas in which the building design professionals can realize significant savings in: i. Energy consumed; ii. Reduction in building operations costs; and iii. Realization of energy consumption reduction (including achievement of the Architecture 2030 challenge for energy consumption reduction.) Building codes are becoming more robust, requiring reduced energy consumption in buildings and requiring demonstration of compliance with these code requirements. In addition, developing (and adoption of) energy disclosure policies are requiring verification of the performance of buildings post-occupancy; requiring documentation of energy consumption and building performance in use. As such, building energy modeling, during both the design process and post-occupancy, is becoming standard for identifying and controlling energy resources, and is often required for rating system compliance (LEED) and, in many jurisdictions, to demonstrate energy efficiency code compliance when moving beyond a prescriptive compliance path.

Maurya has an extensive depth and breadth of experience of the built environment on 4 continents. She has designed buildings as a structural engineer, as a mechanical engineer, and as a façade engineer. Trained as both an architect and an engineer, Maurya is able to bridge between professions and has therefore been a key success driver for projects that require seamless integration of form and function. Maurya’s proven expertise at delivering an integrated approach to building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and architectural aesthetic is highly valued by clients and architects both nationally and internationally. Through her years of project experience Maurya has fine-tuned a ‘Holistic-Façade Design and Integrated, Low-energy Building Design’ methodology, using performance simulation to influence early design decision, and gained extensive experience in the nuances of its application on a variety of building types.

2:35pm One to One Business Meetings
5:15pm Free Time
7:30pm Farewell Drinks Reception
8:00pm Farewell Dinner

Day Four: Sunday May 21st 2017

From 06:00am Breakfast at your Leisure
am/pm Delegate Departures.

It is difficult to see this many high level decision makers on an individual basis.

Bruce Duncan
American Hydrotech, International Sales Manager

When combined with the high management level of solution providers, these are simply the best events related to construction materials out there.

Tim Taylor
Principal, GENSLER

I am currently on the plane headed home from the conference and can see I accomplished 6 months work in 3 days. Amazing.

Scott Baker
Business Development Manager, Kawneer

What’s been really nice about this event is that it takes you out of the office environment where it can be a constant barrage of questions and phone calls and meetings. Honestly, it would take a year to meet this many vendors and get this much in-depth information from them. A BOND Event is like a year of meetings in a weekend.

Alexandra Schabel
Booth Hansen, Associate Principal

My objective was to learn about new materials we could apply. The meetings were arranged to do that. I already have a few bidding on projects due to meetings.

Mike Rodriguez
Design Principal, HDR, Inc

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