Bentonville 

Hosted by: AIA Arkansas 
Local Contact: Susanna Watt, PA and Michael Lejong, AIA

local program

There is no better time than now to develop yourself as a leader, especially in your own community and region.  Every day our area representatives are looking for experts to provide leadership and guide them through complicated environmental, civic and social responsibility.  As architects, we are trained to look at the intricate layers of complex issues and provide rational, educated and thoughtful solutions to some of the most challenging problems, including those that surround you.  Let’s make architects the leaders of our communities!


schedule

BENTONVILLE Local Programming

08:00 - 08:30am Breakfast / Registration

08:30 - 08:45am Local Program Welcome
                            Michael Lejong

08:45 - 09:45am FJSOA+D
                            Leading Communities through Education
                            Peter MacKeith

10:00 - 11:00am Passageways
                            Leading Communities through Outreach
                            Jared Hueter

11:00 - 04:00pm National Plenary Programming

04:10 - 05:10pm Leadership Training
                            Living Your Life as a Leader
                            Kevin Thompson

                     
National Plenary - Act II

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

01:20 - 02:20pm Keynote address
                             Sally Blount
                             Dean of the Kellogg School of
                             Management at Northwestern University

02:20 - 02:40pm Break / Program Transition

National Plenary - Act I

Leadership Dynamics in the Industry

11:30 - 11:40pm Introduction to the National Plenary                                         Clark Manus, FAIA
                            Je'Nen Chastain, Assoc. AIA

11:40 - 01:00pm Framing the Design Challenge of                                             Leadership within the Industry,
                            Panel and Keynote address
                             Keshika DeSaram
                             Korey White, AIA
                             Shannon Kraus, FAIA
                             Al Rubeling, Jr., FAIA
                             Vaki Mawena

01:00 - 01:20pm Break / Program Transition



National Plenary - Act III

Citizen architect movement in Detroit

02:40 - 03:45pm Keynote and panel address
                            - Live from Detroit
                             R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA
                             Urban Design Director, City of Detroit                     
03:45 - 04:00pm Closing Remarks
                            Carl Elefante, FAIA

04:10 - 05:10pm Local Programming

 


local speakers

 
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Michael Lejong, AIA
Principal, MAHG Architecture

Michael has represented the AIA and the architectural profession on many levels throughout his career. Locally, Michael served as the AIA Arkansas Fort Smith Section Chair and AIA Arkansas Chapter President. During his leadership time on the AIA Arkansas board, he represented the chapter in various capacities including; convention chair, design awards chair, speaker’s chair, Grassroots representative, as well as, serving on the financial planning, membership, legacy foundation, legislative and political action committees. In addition to his board involvement, Michael has been active for several years on the AIA State Government Network (SGN), serves as AIA Arkansas Legislative Affairs committee chair, and on the AIA Small Firm Exchange. Michael will also be presenting at the 2018 AIA National Convention in New York for the workshop – “Focused Leadership for the Proactive Professional.”

Peter MacKeith
Dean and Professor of Architecture, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Peter MacKeith is Dean and Professor of Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, University of Arkansas. A nationally recognized design educator and administrator, MacKeith was Associate Dean, Professor of Architecture, and Adjunct Associate Curator for Architecture and Design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, from 1999-2014. MacKeith has been recognized twice by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture with national awards for "creative achievement in design education." Since receiving a Fulbright Fellowship to Finland in 1990, MacKeith has worked as a liaison between the architecture, art and design cultures of the United States, Finland, and the Nordic region. MacKeith was installed as a Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of Finnish culture in February, 2014.

Jared Hueter, AIA
Cogent Studio, LLC

Jared Hueter is an Architect with Cogent Studio, LLC in Chattanooga, and a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. He has been an outspoken advocate for responsible design and a community volunteer since 2005. Jared worked in New Orleans where he was actively involved in rebuilding efforts following hurricane Katrina. Coordinating with multiple Katrina relief organizations, Jared managed over 60 clean-up, demolition, and reconstruction projects. He is the 2017 Vice President, 2018 President Elect of AIA Chattanooga, and 2017-18 Glass House Collective Board Member.  He has served as AIA Gulf States Regional Associate Director, AIA National Associates Committee Director, and Board Member of the Gert Town Revival Initiative. Jared has been awarded the ACSA Collaborative Practice Award, the Design Corps Design for the Underserved Award, AmeriCorps VISTA Service Award, Alpha Rho Chi Medal, and was featured in Architect magazine’s the Millennials.

Kevin A. Thompson

Kevin A. Thompson is an author and lead pastor of Community Bible Church, a multi-site church in western Arkansas. He is a frequent speaker at corporate events, retreats and conferences. His blog at www.kevinathompson.com focuses on leadership, marriage & parenting (specifically parenting a child with special needs), humor and current events. In the past three years, his articles have been read over 10 million times. As a pastor, Kevin often interacts with people on their worst days. While every situation is unique, many common themes can be found. Some areas in life are more difficult than others — fear, mistakes, relationships, and work often become stumbling blocks for people. Because we focus on the wrong things, ignore our responsibilities, and make bad decisions, we often struggle with many aspects of life. Too many people are waiting. They are waiting on a boss, or a job, or a break, or a friend or spouse. They are waiting on someone or something to change their life. Kevin will show us how to stop making excuses, tell yourself the truth, and help transform yourself into a more confident leader.

 

More details on speakers and schedule coming soon! 


location

Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, The Landing Suites, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR72712.

 

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