5:30 - 7:30 pm
Reception at Leddy Maytum Stacy
677 Harrison Street, San Francisco

Day 1


8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am
Welcome, Review Schedule

8:45 am

Design Professionals as Active Agents of Change

How can architects and other design professionals influence policy, project delivery, urban planning and sustainability?


  • Guy Geier, Managing Partner, FXCollaborative
  • Bryan Lee, Founder/Director, Colloqate Design
  • Christiana Moss, Principal, Studio Ma

10:30 am

10:45 am

Benchmarking Research

Report on research conducted by Cameron MacAllister Group for Design Colloquium attendees followed by open forum.

Presented by Scott Lelieur, Lake|Flato and Mark Cameron.

11:30 am

PechaKucha Presentations

  • Jenna Knudsen, CO Architects
  • Katy Faix & Zander Sivyer, Holmes Structures

11:45 am

Remarks by Sponsors

  • Fox Rothschild
  • Portnoy Consulting

12:00 noon

1:15 pm

Exploring the Future for Architects, Engineers and Designers


  • Randy Deutsch, Professor of Architecture, Univ. of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (and author of Convergence: The Redesign of Design)
  • Craig Curtis, President of Katerra Architects
  • Luis Jaggy, Design Researcher, Woods Bagot SuperSpace

Open Forum discussion

3:15 pm
Walking break to Heritage Center

3:30 pm
Walking tour of Presidio Park Tunnel Tops

Tour guides:
Michael Boland, Chief of Park Development / Operations and staff

5:30 pm
Cocktails and lite bites at The Commissary on Presidio's Main Post

6:30 pm

Day 2

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

8:00 am
Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am

PechaKucha Presentations

  • Paul Mankins, Substance Architecture
  • Darryl Condon, HCMA Architecture + Design

9:00 am

Design Charrette – The Firm of the Future

If you were to design a firm from scratch, what would it be like?

  • What skills and competencies would you need?
  • What mix of staff?
  • What services to be provided?
  • What value would it give to the customer?
  • Where does the funding come from?
  • Where is it located? A single location? Virtual?

Advisory Board and Cameron MacAllister Group will be facilitating

10:15 am

10:30 am
Reports of breakout groups and facilitated discussion