June 2024

Workshop: Financial Management for Service and Consulting Businesses

June 27, 2024
12:00-1:00pm ET

Many of the businesses that make up the built environment industry have service-based business models: architects, interior designers, engineers, accountants, publicists, strategists, brand designers, photographers, and more. These businesses can be challenging to manage and grow, partly because a service model tempts us to over-deliver value to please the client. We hope to sustain the project, perhaps earn repeat business, or win future referrals.

The online workshop will be led by financial management consultant, Yotam Kedem. While Yotam is an expert in financial management for architecture and engineering firms, insights from his experience will apply across many of the disciplines in our diverse professional community. We encourage you to join us!

July 2024

Roundtable Austin: Making Better Decisions

July 02, 2024
6:00-9:00am CT

How do you make decisions?

Do you use a values-based decision-making framework, or another framework to check your instincts?

In this Roundtable members will share their experiences in decision-making and how the use of frameworks has influenced their memorable business decisions.

Austin, TX

Site Tour: Perelman Performing Arts Center

July 10, 2024
9:00-10:30am ET

We are thrilled to offer Brick & Wonder Pro and Council members a private tour of one of New York’s most sensational new buildings – the Perelman Performing Arts Center.

The creation of a performing arts center is a key component of the 2003 Master Plan developed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to rebuild the 16-acre World Trade Center campus.

Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) is a 129,000 square foot building on multiple levels. The performance space offers flexible layouts in three theater spaces that can be combined to provide dozens of seating configurations, and the lobby level includes a restaurant, bar, terrace, and stage open to the public.

PAC NYC has three flexible, intimate performance spaces. Automated walls and flexible seating systems enable numerous configurations that create a range of unique experiences for audiences and artists.

The tour will be generously facilitated by Sean Michael Cummings, PAC’s Director of Individual Giving, and led by direct project collaborators sharing their first-hand experiences working on the building.

PAC NYC

Roundtable London: Seeding Innovation

July 17, 2024
9:00-11:00am GMT

We invite Brick & Wonder Pro and Council members to join us for a Roundtable on Seeding Innovation. 

Innovation in the ways we work, and in the products and services we produce creates opportunity. Yet innovation is an ongoing proposition – it’s not enough just to innovate once. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss approaches to seeding innovation in your field and nurturing the capability to innovate in your teams – even among the consultants you hire.

London, UK

Roundtable New York: Mentors and Mentees

July 17, 2024
9:00-11:00am ET

We invite Brick & Wonder Pro and Council members to join us for a Roundtable on Mentors and Mentees. 

Do you have a mentor? Do you have a mentee who looks to you for guidance?

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss the nuances of mentor/mentee relationships and the value of both having a role model and being one to others.

New York, NY

Roundtable: Seeding Innovation

July 17, 2024
5:30-7:30pm PST

We invite Brick & Wonder Pro and Council members to join us in San Francisco for our Roundtable titled Seeding Innovation. 

Innovation in the ways we work, and in the products and services we produce creates opportunity. Yet innovation is an ongoing proposition – it’s not enough just to innovate once. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss approaches to seeding innovation in your field and nurturing the capability to innovate in your teams – even among the consultants you hire.

San Francisco, CA

Workshop: Art, Identity & Growth

July 25, 2024
12:00-1:00pm ET

We welcome all Brick & Wonder members and select guests to join this online workshop focused on Art, Identity & Growth.

We also encourage Brick & Wonder members to invite their own clients who may be considering art purchases for their projects to join this session.

This session will cater to those who already love and understand art, those who don’t and may be “art curious”, and anyone in between.

In this Workshop, we will provide easy, actionable ways to reconsider the way we see and use art. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how you want to grow individually and/or professionally, and how thinking about art in new ways can help you achieve your goals. In turn, art can become more relatable to your everyday life, enriching your daily experiences, and propelling you forward.

Private Zoom Meeting

August 2024

September 2024

October 2024

Roundtable Austin: The Specialist vs The Generalist

October 22, 2024
6:00-8:00pm CT

Most are familiar with the adage “jack of all trades, master of none, ” and you’ve likely debated the pitfalls of specialization or generalization in your business and personal skill set.

Whether project types, services offered, or clients cultivated, it can be hard to choose between perfecting your niche or expanding your offerings.

In this Roundtable, we’ll explore how real estate and design rewards and punishes specialization, generalization, and the area in between.

Austin, TX