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Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

  • 1.  Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-17-2020 17:40
    My colleague, Armando Gonzalez, FAIA, and I are hosting a series of Virtual Roundtables for leaders of architecture firms to share knowledge and resources, build long-lasting relationships with like-minded practitioners, and learn from others in a facilitated online forum. Each Roundtable group will be comprised of a tightly knit group of 10 - 12 leaders from non-competing firms. For more information, please visit https://www.strogoffconsulting.com/roundtable.html

    (Note: Participation in these highly confidential Roundtables is by invited membership only. Full information and an application form is available at https://www.strogoffconsulting.com/roundtable.html).

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    Michael Strogoff, FAIA
    Chair Emeritus, PMKC Advisory Group
    President, Strogoff Consulting
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
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  • 2.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-20-2020 19:15
    All.  I don't know if this has been a discussion item as I am not up to speed on KnowlegeNet.  However, I am thinking about the 100+ new fellows who were not able to go to the investiture because of the cancelled 2020 conference.  I remember in 2010 when we recieved the firm award in the middle of our last recession the whole thing felt a  little empty.  Has anyone thought about how to celebrate the 2020 new fellows during next years convention in Phili?  For that matter there are also award recipients, gold medal, firm award, etc.  Seems like something should be done in 2021 that includes the 2020 fellows, award recipients and others.  Do anyone know if there is a movement to do anything like this?

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    Lawrence Scarpa FAIA
    Principal
    Brooks + Scarpa Architects Inc.
    Hawthorne CA
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  • 3.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 18:05

    Universities have held virtual graduation ceremonies. Perhaps the Investiture could be virtual this year.

     

    D. Kirk Hamilton, PhD, FAIA, FACHA, FCCM, EDAC

    Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design

    College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

    Founding Co-Editor, Health Environments Research & Design

    Design Impacts Health – Research Improves Design

     






  • 4.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 18:38

    Hi Lawrence
    I am one of those that missed the investiture due to cancelled 2020 Convention. I Asked AIA and the CoF asking if there will be a doubled up investiture (2020 and 2021) but did not hear back. 

    Would so like to know..
    Porie Saikia
    New York 



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    Porie Saikia FAIA
    Director
    MTA NY
    Bayside NY
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  • 5.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 19:58
    Larry - great point. I have not been particularly plugged into things AIA of late, but I have to imagine that they have been working on something along the lines of what you described. Then again, I could be entirely wrong. I'm not sure of the best way to inquire about possible things that are already in the works to see if we might be able to help in some way by way of support or communicating our shared interest in the important recognition that they all deserve.

    And by the way - congratulations on the amazing and most recent award that you and Angie received. I know that you are both inspiring examples to so many students who see our role contributors to the public realm in so many ways. Please extend my congratulations to your amazing partner.

    Best wishes, stay safe,

    Ken

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    Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA
    Michael Sacks Chair in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship
    Executive Director, Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking
    Tulane University | http://taylor.tulane.edu


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  • 6.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-22-2020 18:13
    My understanding from the College of Fellows is that it will be held next year in Philly.
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  • 7.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 20:11
    Larry,
    It would be fitting to honor all the 2020 awardees along with the 2021 awardees.  The issue is whether conditions will allow an in-person A'21.  I hope that AIA National is considering its options - it can't afford to take another hit of not holding a convention, either in-person or virtual.  My other organization, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), did its annual convention virtually - no awards ceremony or parties, but conducted general sessions and educational seminars online. I recognize that making A'21 virtual would be a major IT undertaking, but believe for the next few years, most organizations will be holding their major events all virtual or develop a hybrid model of in-person with virtual option.

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    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC
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  • 8.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-22-2020 18:05
    All,
    It was announced yesterday that the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) will now do its annual conference virtually - and they have over 30,000 people attending over 4 days.  AIA should be able to do something.

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    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC
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  • 9.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-24-2020 01:36
    Further to Edmond's observation of the Army's virtual conference and what the challenge to the AIA to do something similar.  At the AIA International Region we've taken the view that if life gives you lemons, then make lemonade!

    The AIA International Region will be hosting a 5-day 24-hour-per-day virtual conference from Nov 17-21 on the theme of 'Catalyzing Change' with sub-themes of Climate Change, Social Injustice, and Public Health.   The conference sessions will be hosted by the 7 IR Chapters in Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Shanghai, and the United Kingdom, as well as by the IR Country Representatives in Argentina, Beijing, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei, and more!

    Registration will be free for AIA International Region members. Registration will open in the autumn.

    The program is in formation, but further information can be found at https://www.aiainternational.org/annual-conference



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    Lester Korzilius FAIA
    President; AIA International Region
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  • 10.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-26-2020 17:09
    Lester,
    Great to see the Regions and most Chapters stepping up.  Just need National to step up - it's not impossible.
    Ed





  • 11.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 00:31

    Michael,

    Unfortunately, your link doesn't work.


    Thank you. 



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    Dawn Zuber, FAIA
    Owner
    Studio Z Architecture
    Plymouth, MI
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  • 12.  RE: Practice Management Virtual Roundtables for Architects

    Posted 07-21-2020 20:19
    Ended up going to his homepage:  www.strogoffconsulting.com, then clicking the tab Roundtable

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    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC
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