Wednesday 6th Dec 2017
4 – 6pm
at Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Put on by AIA Seattle, SMPS Seattle
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Seattle is in the midst of unprecedented construction, creating both business opportunities and operational challenges. At the same time, project delivery is rapidly evolving, with greater emphasis on collaborative models and team structures, growth in prefabricated systems and components, and rapidly evolving technology in our offices and on construction sites. What are the impacts for our marketing and business development programs? Where should we devote our people and financial resources? What’s the future we should be preparing for?

To answer these questions and more, AIA Seattle and SMPS Seattle (Society for Marketing Professional Services) have teamed up for a unique joint Fellows Forum, a highly interactive program combining observations and ideas from a range of industry leaders—all Fellows in either AIA or SMPS—with strong audience participation. This is a terrific opportunity for staff and leadership of firms of all sizes to jointly attend, share questions and perspective with the panelists, and bring back ideas to implement in your office. Come join this distinguished panel for proven ideas, diverse perspective and lively discussion. Light food, wine and beverages will be served.

Learning Objectives

– Identify new marketing and business development best practices.
– Identify techniques for integrating activities of technical and marketing/business development staff.
– Improve marketing/business development preparation for more collaborative delivery models.
– Identify opportunities for integrating marketing staff in developing strategy, particularly for evolving delivery and technology models.

Cost (includes 1.5 LU, beverages & light refreshments)

$30.00 AIA Members / SMPS Members
$40.00 Non-Members


Brodie Bain FAIA | Principal | Perkins + Will
Karleen Belmont, FSMPS | Director of Business Development | PACE Engineers
Susan Jones FAIA | Partner | atelierjones
Bill Strong, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA | Principal | Bill Strong Consulting
Carla Thompson FSMPS, CPSM | Senior Director of Marketing | Core States Group
Ron van der Veen FAIA | Principal | NAC Architecture

Moderator: Ted Sive, FSMPS, Honorary AIA Seattle | Principal | Ted Sive Consulting

All speakers subject to change.


4:00-4:30 Networking
4:30-4:40 Introductions; Format; Definition of Key Terms (Marketing, BD, Brand, etc.)
4:40-6:00 Questions/Moderated Discussion

– via AIA Seattle