The Design Colloquium began in 2005 as a collaboration with Cameron MacAllister Group and Breuer Consulting Group as a forum for leaders of design firms to discuss topics of relevance in a memorable setting.  In 2016, Cameron MacAllister Group became the exclusive host of the event.

All design disciplines are invited to participate at the Colloquium: architecture, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, engineering and interior design. Firms are from the US and Canada.

These events have been extremely successful — both as a learning format, and as a venue for informal exchange among peers.

The program is tailored for Design-First firms — those practices that have managed to retain exceptional design excellence without relying on a 'black cape' design superstar. In addition to presentations and discussions, the one-and-one-half day forum provides opportunities for interaction among attendees in a stimulating setting in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Park Conservancy. The tenor of the events is candid and lively, affording a free exchange of ideas and experiences. Following the events, we publish a report that highlights the presentations and discussions.

Cameron MacAllister Group

Cameron MacAllister Group is a consulting firm working with design firms in the areas of leadership, ownership transition, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, and practice.

Principal Consultants:

Matt Anderson
Tiffany Bergeron
Mark Cameron, Hon. AIA
Clark Davis, FAIA
Betsy del Monte, FAIA, LEED BD+C
Saskia Dennis–van Dijl
Kelly Fehr
Liz Halton
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED BD+C
Tina McGurk
Kate Murphy