Friday, April 30, 2010

Firm Forum: The Changing Architectural Practice in Changing Times

Join the firm forum on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm for a roundtable discussion of ways the practice and office has changed since the recession and how to survive what comes next. Moderated by John Seals, AIA, of Davidson & Seals, this forum is geared towards firms of all sizes, doing all types of work. Participating firms include ELS Architecture & Urban Design, Field Paoli Architects, Graff Architects, Jensen Ptaszynski Architects, Muller & Caulfield, Ratcliff, and Swatt Miers Architects. Be prepared to share your thoughts--"it ain't gonna be the same after this is over".

Pizza & beer will be served, sponsored by Chris Moe, Allied Member, of Aerotek, so please RSVP by 4pm May 12th.

Topics of discussion may include:

  • Telecommuting, virtual meetings and distance work
  • Impacts of new office sizes, staff levels and space needs
  • New directions in technology
  • Future personnel requirements
  • Influence of codes and legal constraints
  • Changes in competition
  • Growing design-build delivery methods
  • Increased pressure from clients and smaller budgets
  • "client squeeze"
  • Maximize staff efficiency and keep energy levels up


Firm Forum: The Changing Architectural Practice in Changing Times

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: None; this forum is open to all. Please RSVP.

1.5 CES LUs

For more information: 510/464-3600

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