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Where design innovations & technologies come together

Technology is transforming the way that buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed and operated. It is helping improve decision making and performance across the buildings and infrastructure lifecycle. TECH Perspectives focus on the most exciting technologies driving significant change in the design and construction industry.

We will hear from keynote presenters and design technology innovators about Collaboration & BIM and Smart Buildings. Learn about today’s innovative applications of technology to improve project delivery, performance, and profit, while gaining a competitive edge by embracing the technologies and ideas of tomorrow.


Collaboration & BIM


How do we make sure we're all working on the most up to date information and maintaining a single source of truth? With BIM at the core of your project delivery, the need for any time, anywhere, collaboration, data continuity comes into play.

Hear from our various tech innovators as we discuss the future of tightly connected BIM tools:

Salla PalosDirector of Transformation Services | Microsoft
Angus MacGregorPrincipal | Olson Kundig
Robert Otani
PrincipalThornton Tomasetti, CORE Studio
Josh Rodgers
Virtual Design Construction Manager | Mortenson Construction


Smart Buildings


Every day, we hear about a new “smart” technology that will change our lives. But what does smart mean in the context of designing, developing, and operating buildings? A look at the modern building of the future – from IoT, sensing, robotics, AI, and other new technology that is being tested to how companies are changing the way architects design buildings and improve sustainability, and users occupy and operate office space. 

Hear from AEC's industry leaders how smart building tech and data can provide a deeper role for design intelligence in the era of the digital twin.

Nicholas DesbiensHead of Digital Practice | KPF
Scott Crawford
Principal | LMN Architects
Burt Goncalves
Studio BIM Leader | NBBJ



Maria MackeyReal Estate Director Vulcan Real Estate

Maria Mackey Gunn is a Seattle native.  She has been a Director with Vulcan Real Estate since 2003, and leads the financing activities for Paul Allen’s real estate investment portfolio as well as providing real estate support for the Allen Institute, MoPOP Museum, the Flying Heritage Collection, the Living Computer Museum, and other affiliates.   Prior to coming home to join Vulcan Real Estate when it was formed, Maria was CFO for a real estate investor in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years.  She started her career in real estate finance in 1977, after graduating from Willamette University with a degree in Economics and Political Science.   On the volunteer front, Maria’s first love was the Junior League of Seattle, which she joined in 1989 and where she was President in 2001-02.   Aside from the JLS, Maria’s community involvement has focused on the arts.  She is a current Trustee of Pacific Northwest Ballet, MOHAI and Pilchuck Glass School, a past board member of Seattle Shakespeare Company, and a founding member of the ArtsFund Associates Board.


Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director | Dodge Data & Analytics

Dr. Donna Laquidara-Carr provides editorial direction to the SmartMarket Report Series, covering such diverse topics as World Green Building Trends, Prefabrication and Modular Construction, the Business Value of BIM and Managing Risk in the Construction Industry. Her insights on these topics have been published in numerous industry publications. She also regularly conducts webinars and speaks about this research at events for diverse organizations, including Greenbuild and the American Institute of Architects’ National Conference.


Who Attends TECH Perspectives?

Technology leaders from architectural, engineering & construction firms attend the event including CIOs, CTOs, VP of Information Technology, IT Directors, BIM Managers, CAD Managers, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Managers

Why Attend?

• Stay ahead of the curve and hear about the technology trends from industry leaders and specialists in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms.
• Interact with technology leaders in the AEC community throughout the conference and networking breaks.
• Meet with the industry’s premier technology solution providers demonstrating how they can assist you in meeting your increasing project demands while supporting productivity.
• Earn Continuing Education Units for AIA learning units/PDH. 


AIA Continuing Education Provider 

Microsol Resources is an AIA Passport Provider through the AIA/CES and will provide a Certificate of Completion for 3.5 AIA CEUs for this conference.





February 11, 2020 08:30 AM PST - 12:00 PM PST
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Avenue | Auditorium & South Hall
SeattleWA 98101