September 2023

Workshop: Productizing a Service

September 28, 2023
12:00-1:30pm ЕТ

We’re excited to invite Brick & Wonder members to participate in this online workshop exploring the process and experience of productizing a service.

Are you intrigued by the idea of transforming your professional service into a tangible product? Join us for an insightful presentation on the art of Productizing a Service. This program dives into the world of shaping your expertise into a product, offering a path to consistent delivery, predictable outcomes, and enhanced profitability.


October 2023


October 03, 2023
9:00-6:00pm ЕТ

WRLDCTY is the Global Forum for Urban Innovation. The conference connects a global community around expertly curated sessions and workshops that uncover, provoke, and inspire inventive solutions transforming cities around the world.

Brick & Wonder members are invited to attend and can use the promo code found in our private community site for discounted registration.

Times Center, New York, NY

Workshop: Designing for Smart Homes

October 11, 2023
12:00-1:30pm ЕТ

We’re pleased to invite Brick & Wonder members and their teams to participate in this online workshop focused on Smart Home design.

Clients and end-users increasingly expect smart interactions with built spaces, whether to control the lighting, music, temperature, or access security.

As the teams building these spaces, we need to understand the user needs to which smart buildings must respond.


October 13, 2023
6:30-8:30pm ЕТ

We’re excited to invite Brick & Wonder members and select guests to join us at the Architecture & Design Film Festival!

We’re offering complimentary tickets to the screening of the US premiere of The Power of Utopia – Living with Le Corbusier in Chandigarh. This compelling film will be followed by a conversation with accomplished podcaster, Avery Trufelman.

This film dives into Le Corbusier’s planned city of Chandigarh, and explores an important question– did Corbu create a utopian masterpiece or a modernist nightmare?

East Village

Roundtable: Thought Leadership

October 19, 2023
9:00-10:30am ЕТ

In this roundtable we will explore ways to build your personal influence through creative thought leadership, and why this work is valuable in your own professional development, and in order to grow your business.

Pro & Council Fall Cocktails: Maxwell Social

October 25, 2023
6:00-9:00pm ЕТ

We’re thrilled to invite Brick & Wonder Pro and Council Members and select guests to join us for drinks and canapés at Maxwell Social, Tribeca’s newest private club.

We’ll gather in this lavish, moody, and intimate space for cocktails and conversation. This is the perfect opportunity to explore an exciting new venue and connect with members of our community face to face.


November 2023

Council Dinner

November 15, 2023
6:00-9:00pm ЕТ

We’re excited to invite Brick & Wonder Council Members and select guests to join us downtown for an exclusive dinner at award-winning chef Marc Forgione’s restaurant, Peasant.

An intimate evening of delicious rustic Italian fare, wine pairings, and compelling conversation in a private wine cellar. Iron Chef winner, Marc Forgione, is a pillar of the New York dining scene, and an internationally acclaimed voice in the industry; we’re thrilled to experience and explore his cuisine collectively.



Roundtable: Reading the Room

November 16, 2023
9:00-10:30am ЕТ

Everyone has surely imagined what it would be like to read another person’s mind: the potential client, disappointed by the presentation but unwilling to concede exactly why; the potential hire, unwilling to reveal their true levers in a hiring negotiation.

Our inability to read minds is probably a blessing – we may not always like what we’d find. But this doesn’t stop us from trying to anticipate and second-guess people. Occasionally we might nail it, but, perhaps overwhelmingly we’re more likely to be wrong than right. Join us as we dig into the dynamics of trying to read the room, or failing to, and the effects this can have on our business and personal growth.

NYC, New York

December 2023

January 2024

Roundtable: Refining Client Experiences

January 18, 2024
9:00-10:30am ЕТ

Research shows eight in ten customers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience.

The moments when we kick off and close out client engagements present opportunities to create high-impact, memorable experiences. There are certainly other opportunities along the way, including how we handle emerging project challenges or bad news about timelines and budgets.

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss strategies and insights on how to foster impactful, innovative, and sustainable client experiences and relationships.

Private, NYC

February 2024

Site Visit: Newlab

February 15, 2024
9:00-11:00am ЕТ

We are pleased to invite Brick & Wonder Pro & Council members to a private tour of New Lab – a remarkable adaptive reuse project located in The Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Newlab is a multi-disciplinary, high-tech design and prototyping center that opened in 2016 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

DBI Projects led the development and project management of Newlab from conceptual planning and financing through entitlements, construction and completion.

DBI engineered the Public-Private Partnership between the developer, Macro Sea, the property owner, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp, and the State of New York through the Empire State Development Corporation and the City of New York through the Brooklyn Borough President, the City Council and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Newlab was founded to address significant societal needs by scaling and commercializing emerging technologies and companies.

Today, Newlab includes more than 900 entrepreneurs, partnerships with forward-thinking corporate and civic entities, and the support of domain experts—all working together to scale frontier technologies.

Brooklyn, NY

March 2024

April 2024

May 2024

Site Visit: Manitoga Residence and Russel Wright Design Center

May 09, 2024
11:00-2:00pm ЕТ

We are pleased to invite Brick & Wonder Pro & Council members to a private tour of the Manitoga Residence and Russel Wright Design Center, on Friday May 9th 2024.

Located in Garrison, New York, approximately one hour north of New York City, Manitoga is the former home and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), envisioned with his wife Mary Einstein Wright (d. 1952) for their family. Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the few 20th-century modern homes with original landscape open to the public.

In 2021, the Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery opened to the public, offering a permanent onsite display of the Wrights’ groundbreaking designs for the American home.

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center stewards Manitoga as the embodiment of the Wright’s design philosophy and life work and celebrates good design for living in creative harmony with nature through tours, programs, events, and free year-round access to woodland trails.

Garrison, NY

Roundtable: How to Handle Client Relationship Breakdowns

May 22, 2024
9:30-11:00am ЕТ

Though we enter new client engagements with energy, enthusiasm, and high hopes for what the future holds, the reality of realizing any built project is that it places stress on the clients, the project collaborators, and on the original vision for the project.

We are wise to counsel clients (before we engage!) that there will be ups and downs, and that this process can often be additive, though it seldom feels like it at the time.

Many projects survive or even flourish in the crucible of getting the work done. Others, for a variety of reasons, do not.

NYC, New York