• Membership: Wine Tasting Event - SOLD OUT!
  • Thursday, January 25th, 2018
  • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • AC Martin Partners
    444 S. Flower Street, Suite 1200
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (Main Conference Room)

  • Patrick Ney 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, contact Matthew Hudson: mhudson@csdadesigngroup.com

    Event Schedule
    5:00PM Registration & Networking
    5:30PM Wine Tasting begins!

    Questions
    Contact Michelle Martini: michelle.martini@acmartin.com

  • CPSM Domain 2
  • Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • The PENTA Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  • Wave in the Vineyard
  • 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.

     

  • 2018 Leonardo Award - Call for Nominations
  • Monday, February 12th, 2018
  • Due by 6pm to Rayna Feliciano at rayna.feliciano@kkcsworld.com
  • About the Leonardo Awards

  • SMPS Los Angeles, now in its 35th year as a chapter, is excited to host this year’s Leonardo Awards Program on May 17, 2018. A long-standing tradition that was started in 1981, the evening is dedicated to celebrating the industry’s brightest stars; individuals whose achievements within the greater A/E/C community shine like a shooting star in the night sky.

    The event’s namesake honor, the coveted Leonardo Award, has been bestowed in the past to individuals who embody the character and spirit of the renowned Leonardo da Vinci, a true Renaissance man who was accomplished as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and writer. As da Vinci was considered a visionary amongst his peers, so are Leonardo Award recipients.

    Selection Process in a Nutshell

    The 2018 Leonardo Award recipient will be selected through an open call process. In other words, we are extending the Call for Nominations to the community at-large, offering the opportunity for both self-generated and peer-generated nominations. These nominations will be vetted by the Leonardo Jury, which is comprised of a diverse cross-section of professionals within the industry, and they will create a short-list of nominees who will then be invited to submit a detailed Statement of Accomplishment. We hope this “RFQ to RFP” process will entice greater interest and diversity in our pool of potential Leonardo candidates.

    What is the Award Based On?

    All Leonardo Award honorees clearly demonstrate excellence and achievement in:

    Transforming their work environment;
    Being a contribution through volunteerism;
    Commitment to continued education and learning; and
    Improving the practice of professional services marketing for the good of the A/E/C community, and the design and construction industry as a whole.

    Nomination Form

    Click 2018 Leonardo Candidate Nomination Form to download the nomination form.

    Timeline / Key Dates

    RFQ Released........................ January 8, 2018
    Nominations Due..................... February 12, 2018
    RFP Issued to Short-List............ February 23, 2018
    Final Proposals Due................. March 28, 2018
    Winner Announced.................... April 17, 2018
    Leonardo Program.................... May 17, 2018

    2018 Leonardo Jury

    Rayna Feliciano..................... 2018 Leonardo Chairperson
    Christine Timbre.................... Current SMPS/LA Chapter President
    Brandy Little....................... 2017 Leonardo Award Recipient
    Other Jurors To Be Announced Soon!

    Questions?

    Contact Leonardo Chairperson, Rayna Feliciano at Rayna.Feliciano@kkcsworld.com.

  • CPSM Domain 3
  • Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • The PENTA Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  • LA Football Club, Banc of California Stadium Construction Tour
  • Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • LAFC – Banc of California Stadium
    3939 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90037

  • Event Schedule:
    3:00 – 3:30pm Registration
    3:30 – 4:00pm Project Overview & Discussion
    4:00 – 5:00pm Jobsite Tour
    5:00 – 6:00pm Reception at Lab Gastropub

    This program will give you the opportunity to be one of the first to tour the new Banc of California Stadium project. This state-of-the-art stadium is the future home of the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), Major League Soccer’s latest expansion. The new 22,000-seat facility is located in L.A.’s Exposition Park, anchoring the Figueroa corridor and capitalizing on great views of the Downtown skyline to become the home of “L.A.’s Team.” An emphasis on an exciting game-day experience aims to capture a more personal relationship between players and fans by creating an intimate European-style character. Significant ancillary programmatic elements offer entertainment, retail and dining opportunities to stadium-goers, as well as for visitors to the park, the nearby museums and the University of Southern California campus. This stadium is the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962.

    We will begin with a quick overview of the project from the project team including Mark Josten from PCL Construction and Keith Collins from Gensler. Once the discussion is complete, we will break out into smaller groups to tour this remarkable stadium. After the tour, please join us for appetizers and a drink at Lab Gastropub.

    Ticket price includes the tour and reception.

    Proper personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required:

    Pants (no dresses or skirts)
    Hard sole boots or shoes with good traction, preferably with a steel or epoxy toe
    Shirts with sleeves
    Hard hat
    Sunglasses or protective glasses (eye glasses are fine)
    Safety/Work Gloves
    ORANGE or YELLOW reflective Safety Vest

    If you do not have access to PPE (hard hats, protective glasses) please let us know ahead of time so that gear can be provided.

    Reception:
    Lab Gastropub
    3500 Figueroa St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Speakers:
    1. Mark Josten, Construction Manager, PCL Construction
    2. Keith Collins, Assoc. AIA, Development Director - Sports, Gensler | Sports

    Parking:
    Parking is provided in Lot 6, directly in front of the project site. Entry is off of Hoover Street. There is no cost.

    Price:
    $50 – members
    $75 – non-members
    Price includes an exclusive tour of the LAFC project, as well as appetizers and drink tickets at the reception following the tour.

    Sponsorship:
    Contact Matthew Hudson, Sponsorship Director: mhudson@csdadesigngroup.com

    Questions:
    Email Carmen Gonzalez, Programs Chair, at carmeng@dpr.com.

    Event Sponsors:

  • CPSM Recap Domains 1-3
  • Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
  • 5:30 PM to 7: 00 PM
  • The PENTA Building Group
    550 S. Hope Street, Suite 2640
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  • Recycle Drive
  • Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
  • 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Visit www.saveasample.com to learn more.

  • Save A Sample! creates a second life for unused fabrics and finishes. Design firms are invited to donate unneeded materials which are picked up and delivered to design schools. As a result, talented students have a much richer set of resources to work with during the year.

    Please visit www.saveasample.com for full details.

  • 2018 Leonardo Awards Program - Where Creativity Abounds
  • Thursday, May 17th, 2018
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location to be announced soon!

  • SMPS Los Angeles, now in its 35th year as a chapter, is excited to host this year’s Leonardo Awards Program on May 17, 2018. A long-standing tradition that was started in 1981, the evening is dedicated to celebrating the industry’s brightest stars; individuals whose achievements within the greater A/E/C community shine like a shooting star in the night sky.

    This program will highlight the artistry and craftsmanship that is infused throughout our local community. A festive evening, attendees will have the opportunity to sip on signature cocktails, bid on unique pieces of artwork as they socialize with their colleagues, and then be seated for an extraordinary dinner prepared by Chef Roy Choi as we acknowledge this year’s winners of the Marketing Communications Awards (MCAs), the esteemed Leonardo Award recipient, and Industry Honorees from both the public and private sector.

    The evening’s emcees will be Mike Savage, Geotechnologies, and Saundra Price, Price Architects, who have a few surprises up their sleeves to ensure the audience is delighted and entertained!

    Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the most exciting awards program of the year. Stay tuned for additional details. Registration will open in March!

    Price
    Members: TBA
    Non-Members: TBA

    Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Contact Sponsorship Director, Matthew Hudson, for more information at mhudson@csdadesigngroup.com

    Questions? Contact Rayna Feliciano at rayna.feliciano@kkcsworld.com