2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Featured Workshop – Practice Builder Bootcamp

The 2015 AIBC Annual Conference will feature the specialized workshop, Practice Builder Bootcamp.

This workshop is ideal for individuals thinking about starting their own practice or buying into an existing one. In this full day seminar style session, seasoned practitioners share their knowledge and experience to help inspire and guide participants who are considering ownership.

Discuss the stumbling blocks and opportunities to successful ownership; whether establishing a new practice or leveraging your accomplishments to buy into an existing firm.

Understand how to strategically position your new firm for success and growth. Gain an appreciation for the capital required to maintain a small firm through the emergent years to prepare for a thriving, sustainable practice.

Meet some of our featured Practice Builder Bootcamp speakers below!

Bing Thom CM, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, AIA

Bing Thom CM, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, AIA - Presenter at Practice Builder Bootcamp Oct 28Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp (6 core LUs)
Bing is one of Canada’s most admired and accomplished architects. He worked in the offices of Fumihiko Maki and Arthur Erickson before starting his own firm, Bing Thom Architects (BTA), in 1982. With a portfolio of cultural, arts and institutional projects around the world, Bing Thom’s commitment to using architecture to improve the urban context and social condition has been recognized by a range of honours including the Order of Canada, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to architecture and community, and the RAIC Gold Medal.
Join Bing at Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp.

 

James Cheng B.ARCH M.ARCH, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, C.M.
James Cheng B.ARCH M.ARCH, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, C.M. at the Practice Builder Bootcamp Oct 28Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp (6 core LUs)
James is a Canadian architect recognized for his pioneering contributions to west coast architecture and city building. He established James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc. in 1978. Since its inception, the firm has been presciently focused on designing high-density urban environments around nuanced open spaces that foster social interchange. James plays a leading role in the widely studied and emulated form of urban development known as Vancouverism. James has received over fifty design awards, including the Order of Canada & Canada’s Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.
Join James at Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp.
 
Michelle Fenton Architect AIBC, MRAIC
Michelle Fenton Architect AIBC, MRAIC at the Practice Builder Bootcamp Oct 28Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp (6 core LUs)
Michelle is one of three principals of studio B Architects. Her firm focuses on commercial, commercial interiors, post-secondary and institutional, custom single family residential, and master planning and mixed use projects. Prior to starting studio B architects, Michelle co-founded Groundswell Architects, a small design firm focused on doing work for not for profit organizations, institutional projects, places of worship and urban design research projects. Michelle’s particular interests lie in creating well-articulated public space through careful studies, stakeholder consultation and intuitive design.
Join Michelle at Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp.

 
Stefan Aepli Architect AIBC, MRAIC, SIA, LEED AP
Stefan Aepli Architect AIBC, MRAIC, SIA, LEED AP at the Practice Builder Bootcamp Oct 28Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp (6 core LUs)
Stefan is Principal & Partner at Francl Architecture. He has been the team leader on many residential, commercial, recreational and institutional projects over the course of his career. He has participated in major urban planning and design projects located in BC, the US and overseas. Stefan is currently looking to push the environmental responsibility in developments beyond LEED standards, exploring the Living Building Challenge, the Swiss Minergie-Eco label standard, the Passive House standard and to be carbon neutral or better in the near future.
Join Stefan at Workshop W2 – Practice Builder Bootcamp.

 

 

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