Building Buildings is a four part series of events thematically organized around key touch points in the execution of a project as well as the growth of a business - Getting Investment, Building a Team, Developing the Product, and Generating Profit. Each event will take the form of a panel discussion, at the HQ of WeWork, where invited experts will break down the complexities tied to getting a building designed, developed, and built from start to finish. Our goal is to expose new methods, practices, and technologies that can demystify complexities, improve, streamline, or enhance the process of ‘Building Buildings’.
The first event,“Building Buildings: Investing” will bring together experts at the early stages of a built project in order tease out the challenges, innovations, and considerations that should be factored in. Architects are trained to manage complex projects at various scales but as a part of a process, these early stages are somewhat of a black box.
Join us for the May Meetup: Drinks @ Black Door
We're back from hiatus and have some exciting and high profile panel events we'll be announcing soon, but first we'd like to get everyone together for a bit of social libations...
Join us at Black Door weds, May 4th and meet other entrepreneurially-spirited New Yorkers over beers or the drink of your choice. We trade industry happenings, projects, and thoughts on technological/cultural trends.
One of the least discussed aspects of architecture is the way in which clients are acquired and nurtured. While other industries have developed clear strategies for growth and marketing, architecture firms, as a by-product of the education process, have an awkward relationship to marketing.
Please join us as we wade through these tumultuous waters and attempt to answer - How do architects currently approach marketing and how can they take advantage of new marketing strategies via the web, social media, and data collection?
Product / Project Management
Tech/startup product managers and building/architecture project managers shared their thoughts on team management practices at this open table discussion generously hosted at Makeshift Society's Williamsburg co-working space. Discussions revolved around the methodologies, innovations, and tools that contribute towards the success of a product or building.