LMNOP May Workshop


Managing Client Expectations During a Crisis

This month’s workshop will focus on how to manage client expectations during a crisis: Maintaining transparency and communication without speculation, resiliency facing delays and market changes outside of one’s control, and protecting and future-proofing your interests. We’ll also take a look at historic economic downturns – what we can learn from them?

Jennifer Graham

Perkins + Will

Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager, with over twenty five years of experience in the commercial interior design and architecture niche with a concentration on operational strategy, leadership and project delivery & execution. Jennifer brings superior negotiation skills and the needed balance of management, technical & emotional quotient skill to each situation. Experience spans from New York City projects, to national and international clientele. Jennifer is skilled at understanding how local conditions impact a client’s project objectives and provides ongoing client relationship management, maturity, and assurances.

Katie Devlin

Mace North America

Versatile architect, resourceful and creative individual with experience in all areas of pre-design, architecture, interior design, consultant coordination, construction and project close out.
Portfolio of work includes corporate headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies, technology and broadcast centers, public and private sector offices and health care and education facilities. President of Canstruction© New York Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that organizes and manages the annual design-build competition where architects, engineers, contractors, and students compete to create and build sculptures entirely made of canned food, which is then donated to City Harvest.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM on Zoom.  When you register you will be sent the Meeting ID.

Please click here to register – space is limited!

IIDA NY Design Camp



Marbling Workshop
Led by Shaw Contract’s design director Susan Smilek.

Register your child and a friend to join us for this interactive and creative workshop! (Parents do not need to register)

Participants will be introduced to the creative and technical process behind making carpet collections. They will get to design their own works of art through marbling on paper and ceramics.

Ages: 9 – 12 years old

Drop off is optional. Parents/guardians are welcome to interact with the workshop alongside their child.




Susan Smilek
Design Director
Shaw Contract


Saturday, March 7th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shaw Contract Showroom
853 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: FREE
(limited space available)

Pumpkitecture! Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition


Start off your Halloween weekend at the Center for Architecture’s third annual Pumpkitecture! competition! 20 New York City-based firms will go gourd to gourd to once again compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Who will squash the competition? What firm will succeed in summoning the Brutal ghost of Marcel Booeuer or invoking the spirit of Michael Gravesyard? Will the Crowned Curibita be inspired by Frank-o-Lloyd Wright’s Guggengourd? See for yourself at Pumpkitecture!

Come witness architects live-carve extraordinary structures and vote for the People’s Pumpkin!

Pumpkitecture! will take place on Friday, October 26 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The carving will commence at 6:15 and will run through 7:30. Contestants will briefly defend their designs, after which jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

Festive food and beverages included.

Participating Firms (list in formation)
Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Bernheimer Architecture
DXA Studio
Ennead Architects
GRT Architects
ikon.5 architects
Leroy Street Studio
LTL Architects
Mitchell Giurgola
Quennell Rothschild & Partners
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers
Studio Joseph

Jury (list in formation)
Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Founders, Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Ashley Mendelsohn, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
Ellen Van Dusen, Founder and Designer, Dusen Dusen
Dr. Takeshi Yamada & Seara

A program of Archtober, NYC’s annual architecture and design festival happening during the month of October. See the full events lineup at archtober.org.


LMNOP: Leading Edge Technology 2019


W. B. Engineers+Consultants will present this workshop on utilizing leading edge technology, such as 3D scanning and VR, as part of the design and construction process.
  • Intro –
    • Design coordination technologies – Scanning, 3D design coordination, VR/AR
    • Types of scans
    • Virtual reality is more than just headsets
    • Use cases in design, construction, and beyond
  • Case Study Panel discussion: Benefits of incorporating technology as part of design process for commercial interior project
    • Moderated by WB with panelists
    • Overall impact on project – CA = less change orders
    • Collaboration benefits
    • Individual insight
  • Demonstration
  • Q & A
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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HON Showroom
245 Fifth Avenue
Suite: 1200
New York, NY 10010

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LMNOP Workshop: Photography to Promotion


LMNOP presents an insightful conversation focused on practices and processes of photography for promoting your project work and firm.


Photography is an essential marketing tool that allows us to be recognized by our peers and future clients.  In a competitive industry, it is important to stand out with the right photographic product.

Our panel will share their professional experience and present case studies relating to promoting your work through your website, social media and publication.
Presentation Panel:

Interior Photography
Interior Design
Principal at ENV
Interior Design
President, NY at ENV   
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Kimball Showroom
215 Park Ave. South
3rd fl.
New York, NY 10003

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