Session 06: Industry Game Changers

Date: July 16, 2021
Location: Virtual
Led by: Emily Latham, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate | Gensler & Kyle Schulte, AIA | Alliance Architecture of Maryland
Session Downloads: 2021 CKLDP Session 06 Industry Game Changers

This session is focused on Industry Game Changers.  The session will cover various aspects of our industry that are constantly evolving and trending.  The first part of the session will focus on adapting to new mobility methods’ specifically, autonomous vehicles, and the evolution of public transportation, and ride sharing.  Part two will focus on sustainability as it relates specifically to historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects.  We will discuss how various green certification programs can be integrated to these project types and what exactly it takes to achieve these designations.  Part three focuses on the future of construction administration and how firms can conduct site visits and problem solve virtually, saving time and money.  The session will conclude with a deep dive on design technology trends in our industry.  Our speakers will walk through various programs and software developed to help ease design thinking and collaboration.

Session 05: Business Development + Marketing

Date: June 18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Led by: Oksana Ramos, AIA, LEED Green Associate | Cunningham Quill Architects & Zach Wolk, Assoc. AIA, WELL AP | HKS
Session Downloads: CKLDP 2021 Session 05 Business Development + Marketing

This session will explore the future of marketing & business development through the lens of storytelling, technology, and sustainability.  Marketing, branding, and RFP strategies will be introduced to provide an understanding of our promotion capabilities and how to harness this energy into the essentials of a winning project proposal.  Speakers will explore game-changing technologies to communicate design intent and the impact of leading with knowledge in healthy building design.

Yesterday, we relied on our established network connections and beautiful renderings or physical models of unsustainable buildings to win clients over.  We sold our time for our work.  Today, we harness immersive environments, live models, interdisciplinary expertise, the power of dynamic storytelling, and strategic client relationships that align with our mission.  We’re building momentum with how we exchange knowledge and results for compensation, instead of just our time – shifting our value for however we will need to market ourselves and perform in the future.  This session will focus on the forces driving Business Development forward in our profession, and the expertise that we are already being asked to be proficient in.  Even more important than having these skillsets, we will look at how they can be applied, tailored and communicated most effectively to our clients.

Session 04: Data + Research

Date: May 21, 2021
Location: Virtual
Led by: Ryan Dirks, AIA, LEED AP | Perkins Eastman & Ina Kovacheva, RA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP | Newman Architects
Session Downloads: CKLDP 2021 Session 04 Data And Research

This session will explore the numerous ways that research and data are reshaping design practice in a wide range of project types and scales. Participants will explore a variety of innovative approaches to how data can be applied to help evaluate information and answer design questions as diverse as zoning analysis, energy modeling, evaluation of the functionality of buildings, and the effects of development on community. These approaches will be framed within the context of how the field of architecture can adapt to prevent the worst effects of climate change, while acknowledging the role that urban design and affordable housing can play in promoting social equity in America and around the globe.

Session 03: The Art of Negotiation

Date: April 23, 2021
Location: Virtual
Led by: Laura Wake-Ramos, AIA, NCARB, DBIA, EDAC | M.A. Mortenson Company & K. Aurora Smith, AIA, LEED BD+C | Quinn Evans
Session Downloads: CKLDP 2021 Session 03 Art of Negotiation

The third session of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, titled “Art of Negotiation”, will explore negotiation from multiple perspectives and expertise in communication.  The program will consist of four sessions.  The first presentation will focus public speaking and communicating with confidence, clarity, and purpose.  The second presentation will focus on the principles and basics of negotiation.  The third session will reinforce negotiation concepts with a mock negotiation activity.  The final session will be a leadership roundtable discussion where scholars will be able to discuss and listen with leadership who apply negotiation leadership techniques in the industry.