• SMPS/LA Professional Development
  • Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Penta Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • SMPS/LA will be having a complimentary informational session on the new and improved upcoming CPSM Study Group. We are excited about the new program format and can't wait to share it with you. Please join us!

    Penta Building Company has graciously agreed to host the event at their Los Angeles Office. Please bring all your questions regarding the study group and/or the exam and we will do our best to answer.

    WHO TO CONTACT
    Professional Development Director, Jodi Espinoza jespinoza@syska.com | 310.254.3640

  • SMPS/LA Programs Event
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
  • 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    506 S. Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • The tragedies of 9/11, which brought about cumbersome, stressful and time-consuming travel, led to a renaissance in airport design. As a result, we’ve seen amazing projects and spaces unfold at airports including San Francisco International, Seattle Tacoma International, Los Angeles International, Denver International, and San Diego International to name just a few in the Western United States. These owners planned and implemented multi-billion-dollar programs aimed at improving the passenger experience. Placing amenities beyond security checkpoints now allows passengers to enjoy dining, shopping, or lingering in comfort close to their gates. These airports are branded and alive with hints of the flavors local to their respective regions. Who knew it could get even better?

    In the next, next generation of airports taking flight, we weary travelers can look forward to even greater amenities within environments that feel more like resorts than ever. A sharper focus on incorporating small, local retailers and restaurateurs hint at what we will experience during our visit when we land, and gives us the opportunity to soak it all in—and purchase last-minute souvenirs and gifts—before leaving town. Ample outlets and charging stations will allow us to manage all our digital devices. Self-service kiosks at restaurants and shops will provide greater convenience.

    What else will we have to look forward to in our next travel adventure? And how can the A/E/C community in the Los Angeles region be part of these important endeavors? Join this lively SMPS/LA panel to find out!

    Participants
    SMPS LA has secured the following:
    1. Steve Dumas, Senior Vice President – Retail Experience Design, Westfield
    2. Kris Opbroek, REACH Program Manager | Planning, Design & Construction, San Francisco International Airport
    3. Angela Shafer-Payne, Vice President, Operations, San Diego International Airport
    4. Frank Miller, Executive Director, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority
    Moderated by E. Teal Brogden, Senior Principal, HLB Lighting Design

    Price
    $75 for members
    $100 for non-members

    Event Schedule
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Registration & Networking
    4:00 PM-5:15 PM: Aviation Panel Discussion
    5:15 PM-6:00PM: Networking

    Questions
    Please contact Carmen Gonzalez, Programs Director, at carmeng@dpr.com

     

  • SMPS/LA
  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Penta Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Event details to be announced

  • Membership – Wine Tasting Event
  • Thursday, January 25th, 2018
  • event time to be determined
  • AC Martin Partners
    444 S. Flower Street, Suite 1200
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (main conference room)

  • Patrick will break down the history of wine, myths and misunderstandings, and how to identify different wines through sight, smell and taste. Through an interactive group learning experience, we’ll discover everyone’s favorites. We then take the simple tools you’ve just learned and have a blind tasting of four different wines to test your knowledge. It’s a really fun, comedic experience with a dash of friendly group competition, to see who knows their stuff! People learn to trust their own palettes, and people new to wine are usually surprised by how much they know.

    For people who already know and like wine, they’ll come away with a new appreciation and deeper understanding of what they like and why. For more novice wine drinkers, they will gain the simple tools to be more confident in their wine choices and quickly become wine lovers themselves.

    Speaker
    1. Patrick Ney, Sommelier, the California Wine Guy

    Parking
    Please park in the Citigroup Center garage at 444 South Flower Street. The entrance to the garage is on Flower Street near the corner of 5th Street. (This is the smaller Citigroup entrance to the right of the larger garage entrance. Do not park in the large garage as we will not be able to validate your parking.) Please obtain a ticket and pull up to the valet on Level A. Use the garage elevators to reach the Plaza Level (PL).

    Price
    $0 – members
    $25 – non-members
    What does the price include?
    Tasting 4-5 wines

    Sponsorship
    For sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Mathew Hudson at mhudson@csdadesigngroup.com.

    Event Schedule
    5:00PM Registration Open
    5:30PM Tasting begins!

    Questions
    Email Michelle Martini at michelle.martini@acmartin.com.

  • CPSM Domain 2
  • Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Penta Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Event details to be announced

  • Register Now. The Early Bird Gets the Worm.
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
  • February 7th to 9th, 2018
  • The Meritage Resort and Spa
    Napa, CA

     

  • WHAT IS THE WAVE?

    The Wave is the name of the SMPS Pacific Regional Conference (PRC), an annual regional event hosted by ten SMPS chapters: Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. The Pacific Region provides access to some of the largest Chapters and has over 1400 members.

    Held annually, the Wave assembles over a dozen presenters and keynote speakers throughout the nation, providing attendees opportunities to learn best practices in A/E/C marketing and business development from some of the industry’s best. Moreover, the unique PRC conference atmosphere provides networking opportunities with fellow professionals within the Pacific Region that will help them build their business.

     

  • CPSM Domain 3
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Penta Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Event details to be announced

  • Construction Tour
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
  • event time to be determined
  • Location is to be determined

  • Event details to be announced

  • CPSM Recap Domains 1-3
  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Penta Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

  • Event details to be announced