Urban influx and downtown residential development are spiraling upward offering a newly enriched market for B/A/D companies. Urban dwelling has distinct qualities that attract homeowners and bring unique challenges to the professionals working on their behalf. Join our panel of experts in a discussion of the special qualities, opportunities, and constraints of working in downtown Boston’s rich mix of low and high-rise neighborhoods.
Ellen Perko, Associate Principal, CBT Architects
Michael Ferzoco, Principal, Eleven Interiors
David Carlson, Deputy Director for Urban Design, Boston Planning & Development Agency
Jon Wardwell, President, JW Construction, Inc
gET YOUR STUFF OUT THERE!
In today’s increasingly plugged-in world, an eye-catching public profile is crucial for attracting clients and collaborators. Join us for a practical discussion of photography, self-presentation, social media, and getting your work published designed just for busy B/A/D professionals.
Katherine Nolan, Director of Marketing, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC.
Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief, New England Home
Michael J. Lee, Photographer, Michael J. Lee Photography
JUST WHO IS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT?
Is there one particular professional best suited to lead a residential project team? If so, who? Or should leadership roles change over the course of design and construction? What if the nominal leader isn’t the real driver, or if nobody wants to take full responsibility? Is management by committee sometimes most effective? Join us to consider what kinds of leadership struct can produce the best outcomes for B/A/D professionals and their clients.
Eric Adams, Co-Founder, Adams + Beasley Associates
Michael Moynihan, Project manager/Owner, Nautilus Construction
Michael Tartamella, Managing Principal, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC.
Heather Wells, Principal, Heather Wells Inc
Home Tech: What do you know that you don’t know?
Builders, architects, and designers must all keep up with what’s new in home technology such as lighting, audio/video, automation, climate control, and the like. But it’s hard for busy generalist to stay truly on top of the newest developments. Join our panel of experts to find out just what you ought to know to best serve your clients.
Dennis Jaques, System Designer, Maverick Integration
Josh Feinstein, Partner & Principal, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting
tHE CHALLENGE OF DOING THINGS RIGHT
Establishing and maintaining impeccable quality is critical for residential projects in a very high-end market. How do you measure and achieve excellence for a particular job within your own firm? How can you best work with outside partners on a job - other designers, consultants, builders, and sub-contractors - to ensure that the whole team is producing up to the same standard?
David Stern, Partner, Stern McCafferty
Jonathan Merz, President, Merz Construction
Paul Reidt, President, Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers
Dee Elms, Principal, Elms Interior Design
OPENING THE DOOR TO DISCOVERY CULTIVATING CREATIVITY IN B/A/D COMPANIES
Imagination and inventiveness, although easy to lose in the day-to-day grind, are the wellspring for success in residential design, custom building, or any other creative field. How can you harness the power of inspiration and discovery to drive your work every day, from fresh ideas for a particular project to strategic planning for your firm? Some of our region's top professionals discuss how they keep the juices of ingenuity flowing.
Paul Lukez, Principal, Paul Lukez Architecture
Sean Clarke, President, Clarke/Sub-Zero & Wolf of New England
David Winston, Co-owner, Winston Flowers
Getting more good women into b/a/d companies
Much of the home design and construction industry has historically been heavily male. While that is changing over time (particularly in interior design), there is still plenty of room for progress. How can companies attract more talented female employees, and what benefits does this bring to the shared enterprise? What changes to company culture and thinking will make women feel more welcome, valued, and able to make their optimal contribution?
Catherine Truman, Principal, Catherine Truman Architects in Cambridge, MA
Paula Daher, Principal, Daher Interior Design in Boston
Emily Grandstaff-Rice, Senior Associate, Arrowstreet in Cambrige
Von Salmi, Principal, Von Salmi and Associates in Westminster, MA, EM NARI and BRAGB Board Member
Time, money, and truth: how honest can you be?
GETTING THE WORD OUT: MARKETING AND PR FOR B/A/D FIRMS
New homes in older settings: how should they work?
WORK FLOW: THE BALANCING ACT
COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION
FORGING THE BEST POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP FOR A HOME BUILDING PROJECT
BUILDING A HOUSE? GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR B/A/D TEAM
HIRING, INSPIRING, TRAINING, RETRAINING
WAR STORIES: COULD WE HAVE HANDLED THINGS BETTER?
WHAT MAKES A GOOD HOUSE AND WHY?
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TAKE SHAPE AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND CRAFT
CONSTRUCTION COSTS & PRICING
STYLE: CONSTRUCTION OR CONSTRAINT