Don't forget your tennis shoes: My first impression of ICSC RECon

29-May-2017  -  By: Francisco E. Arias
I was fortunate to attend this year’s ICSC RECon 2017 convention. Attending the convention, which boasted over 37,000 attendees, 1200 exhibitors, inspiring key speakers, informative sessions, and the potential to make the deal, has been a goal of mine.

Mentorship is key

11-Apr-2016  -  By: STIR Architecture
At STIR Architecture (formerly Altoon Partners) we practice architecture as a team sport. Right-sized, agile and strategic in our goals and our design, we understand that every member of the firm has a contribution to make. That’s why everyone — from the partners to the newest intern — is fully engaged with our projects, clients and one another.

USC Women's Conference

06-Mar-2015  -  By: Danli Chan and Avery Miller
The annual Women’s Conference at USC was an opportunity to hear from accomplished women in various fields. Speakers included alumni who have managed to excel and thrive to astonishing degrees.

Powerful Symposium

02-Mar-2015  -  By: Deirdre Stearns
Over 200 women and men gathered at Skylight Studios in Century City, CA to listen and talk about gender equality in the architecture profession at the Powerful Symposium given by the AIA|LA on February 27, 2015.

My Entertainment Experience Evolution

20-Feb-2015  -  By: James C. Auld
Sponsored by Shopping Center Business magazine, supported by the AIA Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community and held at LA Live, the recent Entertainment Evolution Experience Conference brought together a broad mix of players that are shaping the next generation of retail/entertainment destinations.

How to design great buildings 101

27-Aug-2014  -  By: Gary Dempster
As part of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Professional Certification Program, I presented a session entitled “Design Principles.” I think of it as “How to Design Great Buildings 101”.