Tools and Trends in Web Platforms and Social Media for Residential Architects and Small Project Practitioners 2.0
Wednesday, June 25 | 1:00-5:00 PM
Architects have an inspirational story to tell, and workshop participants will learn how to tell their story. We will instruct you on how to use the power and reach of the internet to empower your voice like never before and how to effectively and efficiently manage the time you use to tweet, post, blog, update, etc. Participants will learn about the available tools and resources to be effective and efficient. The result is that by the end of the workshop, participants will be empowered to use simple, cost-effective (mostly no cost) tools to tell their story and to have a better understanding of how this story fits with their business plan.
Small Project Practitioners + Custom Residential Architects Network + Housing Knowledge Community Reception
Thursday, June 26 | 6:00-8:00 PM
For the past several decades, architects have abandoned the Design Build delivery method because the AIA considered it unethical and a conflict of interest for the architect. This is no longer the case. Now the time is right for more emerging professionals and small practitioners to join the ranks of those who have been practicing as Design Build with great success. This workshop brings mature companies to enlighten young professionals to the merits of Design Build as a profitable delivery method. Design Build project delivery is cutting edge because we dare to reposition residential architects as leaders in the burgeoning custom home industry, and bring quality design to the forefront of communities on a local as well as national level.
CRAN Coffee and Controversy: The Residential Practitioner Speaks out!
Friday, June 27 | 7:00 - 9:00 AM
Join AIA Custom Residential Architects' Network (CRAN) and our sponsor for a lively, interactive, and collaborative forum over breakfast in a moderated exchange to inspire with insights and anecdotes which address the challenges, pitfalls, and triumphs of being a residential architect today. Topics will draw from the collective experiences of our varied CRAN membership, and everyone will be encouraged to participate. CRAN is a national AIA Knowledge Community open to all that provides support, advocacy, and education to the profession and public matters of custom residential design.
Cost: $0 - Free to Attend
Profiting from Design Build for a Residential Practice
Saturday, June 28 | 8:30-10:00 AM
Enjoy an evening with your peers in an intimate setting at a local venue. Join local and national architects, leaders, small firm owners, and AIA members with practices and interests ranging from small projects to custom residential design to affordable housing. The reception will provide opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing of best practice on an informal basis.