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Emerging Practices Pecha Kucha Style & Interactive Discussion | 1:30 – 3:00 PM

1.5 LU

Emerging Professionals and founders of three rising firms will share their stories of the challenges, milestones and highlights of their careers to date. Each founder will discuss their firm’s philosophy and how it has led to collaborations on incredible projects and recognition on a national level for their innovative work. This session will also cover the importance of mentoring and engaging students as well as young professionals in today’s workplace.

Firms participating are: Future Firm, FormGrey Studio, and Outpost Office

Moderated by: Matt Seltzer, AIA – archimania, Memphis

Participants will:
1. Learn the philosophy of each firm and how their goals have led to high-profile projects and collaboration with other firms.
2. Discuss the challenges of starting a firm as an Emerging Professional.
3. Learn strategies for mentoring students and engaging emerging professionals in today’s work environment.
4. Discover how these firms are expanding the role of the architect by engaging in exhibitions, installations, digital fabrication, and other non-traditional project types.