Southern California Architect & Engineer Conference
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, all day
Los Angeles Athletic Club 431 W. 7th Street Los Angeles, California 90014 213.625.2211

Southern California Architect & Engineer Conference

On May 14, 2014, the first ever Southern California Architect and Engineer Conference will explore New Opportunities and Challenges in the Evolving Practice of Design. This complimentary, one-day event features panels of industry, community, and business innovators sharing their personal experiences, insights and visions concerning the future of Transportation, Technology, Housing and the Business of Design in Southern California. The conference will highlight the changing landscape and new opportunities in the design profession. 
Presented by Morris Polich & Purdy LLP, the conference will include a special luncheon session featuring Christopher Martin, FAIA, speaking about the evolving role of an architect and AC Martin’s role as architect and development manager for the landmark Wilshire Grand Project and the challenge of creating the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

Panels / Sessions:

  • The Expanding Network of Metrorail in Los Angeles County and Its Regional Impact
    - Pam O’ Connor, Mayor, City of Santa Monica, Board Member, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    - Martha Welborne, FAIA, Chief Planning Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 
  • Emerging Importance of Technology in Building Design
    - Russell Fortmeyer, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Arup
    - Timothy J. Toohey, Esq., Partner, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
  • Lunch / The Wilshire Grand Project: The Architect as Designer, Development Manager and Trusted Advisor
    - Christopher C. Martin, FAIA, CEO & Co-Chairman of the Board, AC Martin
  • Game Change: Driving Growth Through Professional Entrepreneurship
    - Jacob Lipa, P.E., President, Psomas
    - Kyle V. Davy, AIA, President, Kyle V. Davy Consulting
  • Current Trends in Urban Housing
    - Daniel P. Gehman, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Corporate & Commercial Studio Leader, Harley Ellis Devereaux
    - Kevin L. Ratner, President, Forest City Residential West, Inc.