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 with consultants located across the United States.  We work with design firms in the areas of leadership, ownership transition, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, sustainability and resilience strategies, marketing and practice.

Principal Consultants:

Matt Anderson
Tiffany Bergeron
Steve Burrows, CBE, PE, LEEP-AP
Mark Cameron, Hon. AIA
Sheri Chorlins
Niraj Dangoria
Clark Davis, FAIA, LEED AP
Betsy del Monte, FAIA LEED BD+C
Saskia Dennis–van Dijl
Elizabeth Halton
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA LEED FELLOW
Tina McGurk
Kate Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Annelise Pitts, AIA
Scott Wilson, PE, PENG