MiniMBA Program at the AIA South Atlantic Region Conference

Starts:  Sep 29, 2016 12:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 1, 2016 12:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Practice Management

AIA South Atlantic Region 2016 Conference
September 29 - October 1

MiniMBA Symposium
on Thursday, September 29 from 12:00-5:00

The 2016 MiniMBA Program will tackle tough issues that mid-career architects are facing or will soon be facing. Industry leaders will break down the basics of business and management. The afternoon will move quickly with Speakers, Workshops and Panel Discussions.

Topics covered include: career planning, thriving in middle-management, leading better meetings, networking, firm succession strategies, managing teams, successful influencing leadership. This program will add to, not repeat, material covered at past Mini-MB A programs. Participants will also leave with resources to delve further into the areas they need to propel their individual careers forward.

Session Schedule:


Introduction by Shelby Morris, AIA Beck Group, Atlanta, GA; Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community Leader; Young Architect Award, 2016


PMKC Overview by David Richards, FAIA Rosetti, Detriot, MI; Practice Management Knowledge Community Chair


Keynote: EP Leadership from a Principal's Perspective Hear from a young principal successfully leading a design firm - Marica McKeel, AIA, StudioMM, New York, NY



Mid-Career Panel Discussion What to do (and what to avoid) as you advance into and through the middle of your career - Shelby Morris, AIA, Beck Group, Atlanta, GA; - John Kincheloe, AIA, LS3P Associates, Charlotte, NC; - Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, In Situ Studio, Raleigh, NC; - Jennifer Charzewski, AIA, Liollio Architecture, Charleston, SC; - Brad Benjamin, AIA, Radium Architecture, Greenville, SC; - Moderated by Megan Bowles, AIA, LS3P Associates, Raleigh, NC; AIA Triangle Leadership Forum




Keynote: Business of Architecture A great overview giving basic business background information that you'll fall back on as you gain experience in the profession. - Mark LePage, AIA, EntreArchitect and Fivecat Studio, Chappaqua, NY


Networking and Business Development Leverage genuine connections creating win-win partnerships. Ratio's innovative multidisciplinary firm structure pulls community developers and economists into the architecture firm. - Jennifer Sisak, AIA, RATIO Architects, Raleigh, NC


Firm Culture, Design and Business With an MBA and a successful firm Neil will discuss the practicalities of balancing business and design. - Neil Dawson, AIA, Dawson Architects, Savannah, GA


Panel Overview Review - Mark LePage, Marica McKeel, Jennier Sisak & Neil Dawson - Moderated by Matthew Szymanski, AIA, DesignSpec, Chapel Hill, NC; Regional Associate Director, AIA South Atlantic Region


Closing Comments

Download and share the flyer. For more information on the rest of the South Atlantic Region conference, please refer to the SAR Conference website.


Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah, GA