2017 MBA Series

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Whether moving up or starting your own firm, it's important to learn critical skills and new ways of thinking from leaders and business professionals. This series, Mastering the Business of Architecture, will provide in-depth exposure to topics important to practitioners. This series is geared toward emerging and emerged leaders and intended to fill an important gap in the practical, distilled and advanced knowledge available to small and mid-sized practitioners. 

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With many different generations working alongside one another, connecting employees and keeping up with the changing culture of the workplace is becoming more important. Integrating the various styles, values, and behaviors of people is critical in creating an atmosphere that encourages achieving company goals. Join us Friday, March 31st as the Mastering the Business of Architecture series dives into how workplace design supports company culture. Come learn what important design aspects should be considered when assessing how to shape organizational culture and how office design helps companies foster wellbeing, retain staff, and motivate employees. Three architecture firms will join us to present how they have leveraged design techniques and trends to build an environment suited to their firm’s needs or their client’s needs.  

12 PM - 2 PM 
Lunch included!

2.0 HSW Learning Units

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St., Suite 110

$10 Associate AIA 
$20 AIA & Affiliates
$40 Non-AIA Members

Presented by Design Collective, NBBJ, and WSA Studio

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Schedule:Check back soon for more information and additional sessions!

Friday, February 10, 2017  |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Presented by: Bruce Faris

Join us as the MBA series returns in 2017 with the first workshop focusing on forecasting with regard to architecture scheduling, hiring, planning, finances, and more. How do you schedule work? How do you know when it's time to get more work, when it's time to hire new people, or when it's time to lean up. Come learn best practices on forecasting a firms needs and how this benefits decision making.

2.0 Learning Units

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Friday, March 31, 2017  |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Presented by: Design Collective, NBBJ and WSA Studio

Presentation on the importance of workspace design, the various types, and how to develop a positive office culture. More information coming soon!

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Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Mastering the Business of Architecture series? Contact Qisti Gitosuputro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information!

Thanks to the AIA Trust and Victor O. Schinnerer & Company for providing a grant to continue this beneficial series to the AIA Columbus area!


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