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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Webinar: Strategies for Success in 2022: How Small Architecture Firms are Moving Forward

Start Date: 1/20/2022 11:00 AM CST
End Date: 1/20/2022 12:00 PM CST

United States 

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Association of Licensed Architects
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630

Join the Conversation...Start off 2022 with this productivity-building webinar. Our speakers will use a conversational format to highlight issues and solutions. You may interact by posting questions during the discussion.

You will learn skills for:
  • Effective time management
  • When to hire support staff
  • Outsourcing options
  • Marketing/business development as an ongoing effort to stay top of mind
There will be ample opportunity during the presentation to ask questions and share comments. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Discuss best use of your time, what to offload and time-saving techniques. 
2. Explore when to hire support staff and how/what to outsource.
3. Learn the importance of staying top of mind to prospective customers and how to accomplish this even when you are busy.
4. Discuss the process of nurturing relationships even when you can't take on more work.

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.0 LU.
Cost: $15 Members / $30 Non-Members  Join ALA


Emily Hall
Vice President of Marketing, Charrette Venture Group

Emily leads CVG’s marketing program, with a joint focus on attracting new clients and managing the broader marketing team that serves CVG’s Investment Partners. She brings over 20 years of architectural marketing experience to CVG, with a focus on discovering a firm's authentic personality and using it to drive strategy. She served for over six years as Senior Associate and Director of Marketing and New Business Development at Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, and for nine years at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects - both architectural firms in Providence, Rhode Island, that have experienced significant growth. She received an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Colorado College. Emily is based in Detroit, Michigan.

Lucas Gray, Assoc. AIA
Senior Management Consultant/Business Development Manager, Charrette Venture Group

Trained in architecture, Lucas lived and worked around the world before starting a small architecture firm with two business partners in Portland, Oregon. After seven years running the firm, and four years working closely with CVG as an Investment Partner client, Lucas joined CVG to work with other firm owners and help them run more successful businesses. Lucas earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from McGill University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. He also attended the 2008 Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Masters Class in Australia.

Lucas has long been active in the American Institute of Architects through serving on his local chapter board, on the National Associates Committee, and currently on the Small Project Design Knowledge Community leadership team. Lucas also served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University, teaching architectural drawing, and as a guest design critic at the University of Oregon.

Along with Lucas' architecture design work, he is an artist – including drawing, installations, and photography – and writes about the built environment through his newsletter, "A Better Built Environment." Lucas is based in Seattle, Washington.

Jeff Budgell, FALA, NCARB, LEED-AP
President of the Association of Licensed Architects
Principal Architect, Architects' Studio, LLC

Principal Architect Jeff Budgell has been licensed in the State of Illinois since 1990 and is an active member of several boards and organizations in architecture, environmental design, real estate and the Chicagoland business community. He is proficient as an architect, developer, construction administrator and real estate broker, and has created a business structure that allows him to maintain creative control throughout the construction process to deliver state-of-the-art buildings for his clients.

Charrette Venture Group is committed to helping small and mid-sized design firms become stronger businesses, which includes sharing how to resolve critical business decisions in times of crisis.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/20/2022 11:05 AM

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