• Catch The WAVE 2016!
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
  • Book your hotel reservations to the conference NOW!
  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    44-600 Indian Wells Lane
    Indian Wells, CA 92210, US

  • The 2016 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference will be held February 10-12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Palm Springs. This year, ten SMPS Chapters will come together and spend three dynamic days of networking, learning, and developing relationships with industry partners. The Conference has previously attracted over 300 marketers, business developers and firm principals from A/E/C firms.

    Don't wait, book your hotel reservations now! Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa 44-600 Indian Wells Lane Indian Wells, CA 92210, US.  We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event.  Click HERE to book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!


  • A Marketer’s DIY Guide
  • Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Saiful Bouquet, Inc.
    155 N Lake Ave, 6th Floor
    Pasadena, CA 91101

  • Public relations and the larger umbrella of communications often feels like a mysterious process, filled with secret editorial calendars and long-standing insider relationships. With some solid background knowledge, an achievable strategy, and a few tricks however, it is possible for marketing and business development professionals to connect with and find common ground among writers and editors that can promote your work and interests.

    Speakers: Christina Monti, CDM Consulting

    Originally trained as a designer, Christina Monti is a creative problem-solver with expertise in positioning and marketing designers and thought leaders both nationally and internationally. Seeking more direct client experience and leadership opportunities, Christina transitioned from her early work in project management for landscape architects to marketing and business development, working in-house for some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated architects for over ten years.

    In 2007 Christina Monti merged her talents with design and strategy consultant Janet Sager to form SagerMonti, a small, women-owned business. Their partnership ended in 2014 but was a stepping stone towards helping clients understand emerging futures, invent breakthrough ideas, position for new opportunities and design innovations that benefit business and society. In 2015 Christina struck out on her own with CDM Consulting working with architects and boutique designers on a variety of marketing, business development and communications-related efforts.

    Event Schedule
    Check in at 11:45am, with event starting at noon

    Members - free
    Parking is available in back of building for small fee
    Free Street Parking

    Cost - Members - Free
    Cost - Non-Members - $20 (Event attendance only)
    Free Street Parking

    Please contact JoAnne DeGuzman at JoAnne.DeGuzman@hei-eng.com

    Please contact Shelly Santo, Education Chair, at Shelleys@fisherpartners.net


  • Join the SMPS Summer Internship Program
  • Friday, March 18th, 2016
  • Apply Now to March 18, 2016
  • Online Application

  • Join the SMPS Summer Internship Program – Apply Now!

    Employer Registration (click here to register) 

    Student Intern Application (click here to download) 

    SMPS/LA is continuing its marketing summer internship program for the summer of 2016 through targeting USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and Cal Poly Pomona to offer students interview opportunities, marketing internship placement, and professional training in the A/E/C industry.

    Student Needs fit Marketplace Needs

    According to studies conducted in 2013, more than 40% of recent U.S. college graduates are unemployed or need more training to get on a career track. SMPS/LA is committed to bridging the gap between the university student and the A/E/C industry by providing university students studying business, communications, journalism, architecture, engineering, construction, or other related fields, hands-on experience through internships within our firms. By applying to the internship program, sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student finalists will have guaranteed internship interviews with local design or construction firms and experience hands-on training in professional services marketing. This program is a win-win for all parties. SMPS/LA recognizes the high demand for qualified marketing and business development professionals.


    Employers - Are you an A/E/C firm looking for a summer marketing intern?

    Benefits to Firms

    1. SMPS/LA takes care of recruiting, screening, and reviewing candidates prior to interviews
    2. Additional marketing support throughout the summer

    Employer Registration 

    $350 fee per registered firm covers curriculum, expenses, and an intensive two week training program that concludes with a 10-12 week internship. (This fee does not include the hourly rate or flat rate internship salary to the student throughout the duration of the summer.)

    Employer Registration (click here to register) 


    Students - Are you a student looking for a summer marketing internship?

    Benefits to Students

    1. No cost to apply
    2. Learn the A/E/C market from industry professionals

    Student Intern Application (click to download)


    Internship Training

    1. April 14, 2016 - Industry and Student Meet-and-Greet - Opportunity to interview a selected pool of candidates
    2. April 21, 2016 - Internship Interview with local design or construction firm
    3. May 16-27 - SMPS Industry Training - Specific course modules, details and dates to be announced
    4. June 3, 2016 - Internship commences for a duration of 10-12 weeks

    Deadline: March 18, 2016


  • AEC Women Leading the Way
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
  • 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    Grecian/Athenian Room
    506 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • SMPS-LA invites women leaders from the public and private sector to join in a panel discussion on current trends, issues, challenges and opportunities in the design and construction industry.

    Event Schedule
    7:30 AM-8:00 AM: Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM-9:00 AM: Moderated Panel
    9:00 AM-9:30 AM: Networking

    Coming Soon!

    Metro Red or Purple Lines to Pershing Square.

    Hotel offers valet parking to event attendees for $22. Automatic pay parking is available at Pershing Square Garage.

    $60 – members
    $90 – non-members
    Includes plated breakfast.

    Please contact JoAnne DeGuzman at JoAnne.DeGuzman@hei-eng.com

    Please contact Matthew Sullivan, Programs Chair, at fll_matthew@outlook.com





  • Canstruction LA: Annual Design-Build Competition from April 14-16th
  • Thursday, April 14th, 2016
  • 12:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank Building
    401 S. Main Street, Downtown LA

  • Join Canstruction LA for its annual design-build competition to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

    Click image below for more details.


    April 14:  12:00pm to 10:00pm
    April 15:  11:00am to 8:00pm
    April 16:  11:00am to 5:00pm

    Learn more at www.canstructionla.com

  • Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
  • event time to be determined
  • Location: tbd

  • Sports Panel – Jack Sample of PCL to moderate panel.

    More Details Soon

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
  • event time to be determined
  • Location: tbd

  • SMPS-LA Invites decision makers from leading medical institutions in the region to meet face-to-face with attendees in roundtable format.

    More Details Soon

  • Ford Amphitheatre
  • Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
  • event time to be determined
  • Location: Ford Amphitheatre

  • Ford Amphitheatre Renovation Construction Tour.

    More Details Soon