Architecture Uncensored 2: What the *bleep* is an Architect?! In the eyes of the Client.

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    Tuesday, March 28 2017

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Last Year's Architecture Uncensored Panel

How would you define an architect? Global economies, the rising influence of technology, and environmental concerns are just a few of the factors that play into this ever evolving profession.

During the second session of the Architecture Uncensored series, presenters will explore how this professional service role is perceived by the people that matter most... our clients. Join us to explore what our clients are looking for from an architect, what they expect, and what they perceive the architect’s role to be in the broader design and construction industry. Panelists include developers and an architect focused on growing and maintaining client relationships.

Presented by:
Amy Navabi - Senior Manager Construction, JBGS
Matthew Robinson - Principal, MRP
Francisco Gonzalez, LEED® ID+C, NCIDQ - Principal, Gensler
Amy Cuddy, CPSM - Senior Associate, Marketing + Business Development, Ayers Saint Gross

About this series: The Architecture Uncensored Series focuses on topics that are typically seen as taboo within the profession. These topics, which are often not discussed in our offices, are presented through a panel of industry professionals - exploring questions that challenge us to see important issues from different perspectives. This year’s series focuses on what it means to be an Architect in today’s industry through the eyes of three different groups: The Architect, The Client, and The Public. Snacks and drinks provided.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Sponsored by: CallisonRTKL, Perkins+Will, SmithGroupJJR

Session 1: What the *bleep* is an Architect?! In the eyes of an Architect.

Session 3: What the *bleep* is an Architect?! In the eyes of the Public.

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

1. Compare the various needs and expectations from clients across the industry;
2. Explain how an architect’s role and values in the profession are presented to and by our clients;
3. Describe how the role of an architect may or may not change through different phases of a project; and
4. Analyze how client expectations are derived or altered from within the profession or from larger global or economic changes.