• Best Projects Awards
  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
  • 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
    120 S. Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Best Projects Awards hosted by our partner organization, Engineering News Record

  • Multi-Family Housing/TOD Development Panel
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
  • 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    Grecian/Athenian Room
    506 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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    With demand for housing is at an all-time high in Southern California—and available land ever diminishing—how can we work to overcome the barriers to development to meet the region’s needs. On December 2nd, SMPS Los Angeles brings City, County, development and design professionals together to discuss the challenges and opportunities to creating affordable and market-rate housing.

    Attendees will get to meet-and-greet with panelists before and after the panel at the historic Biltmore Hotel


    1. Jenna Hornstock, Deputy Executive Officer, Metro Countywide Planning & Development Department
    2. Patricia Diefenderfer, Sr. City Planner, City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
    3. Cecilia Estolano, Partner, ELP Advisors
    4. Frank Frallicciardi, Vice President, Forest City
    5. Kim McKay of BRIDGE Housing

    Parking: 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.

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

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

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

    Event Sponsor:

    Fuscoe Logo - Justified




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  • Eye Candy for Architects and Clients
  • Thursday, December 10th, 2015
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Check in at 11:45am, with event starting at noon

    707 Wilshire Blvd, 23rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • The constant innovation and ever-changing technology has forced companies and businesses to rethink their strategies. The marketing tactics/campaigns that were deployed in 2014 are no longer relevant for your target clients. Incorporating graphic design that are relevant not generic, current not dated, and have real content/thought behind it is critical. Everything you publish is a representation of your firm and can be a strong influencer in marketing to bring in clients. Things have changed in the graphic design field, and have become ever-more important to your marketing tool belt.  Hear first-hand in the trends in the graphic design world and the strong influencers for 2015. Advancements in materials and tools go some way in defining the look of new movements, and 2016 will be no different!

    Speaker: Kate Tews, Graphic Designer, EGG

    EGG Office is a multidisciplinary design studio headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 2003 by Christian Daniels, EGG Office is an integrated practice providing creative direction and design for brand identity, environmental graphics, architectural signage, print, web and more.

    Their work takes us throughout California and beyond, including projects in New York, London and Sydney. The firm's compact scale ensures direct, close involvement by the principal and core team from concept to delivery. Their intellectual and creative focus is on the thoughtful, dynamic and often unexpected expression of meaningful content for art, architecture, hospitality and retail clients worldwide.

    Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $20
    Bring your own brown bag lunch.




  • 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.

    Registration will open in August 2015.

    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. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!



  • Join the SMPS Summer Internship Program
  • Monday, March 7th, 2016
  • Apply Now to March 7, 2016
  • Online Application

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

    Join the SMPS Summer Internship Program – Apply Now!
    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.

    Benefits to Firms

    1. SMPS/LA takes care of recruiting, screening, and reviewing candidates prior to interviews
    2. Additional marketing support throughout the summer
    3. Free SMPS student membership, with access to all SMPS/LA events including free members only events

    Benefits to Students

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

    $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.)

    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

    Click below for the Applications:

    Employer Application
    Student Application


    Employers: March 7, 2016 – Deadline to participate
    Students: November 20, 2015 – Deadline to submit applications