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The Business of Design: Oakland Architecture Meetup
What to expect: Honest dialogue about the challenges designers and contractors face. What to bring: Ideas! We have a list of topics that we want to discuss, but most important is that everyone has an opportunity to participate in guiding the discussion. And bring a guest if you think they'd enjoy it. How to find us: We will be in the first room, with smiles on our faces, ready to welcome you.

BIG Oakland

351 15th St. · Oakland, ca

What we're about

Calling all designers in the A/E community! Let’s meet up to discuss our profession at large and the business of making buildings.

As design professionals, we want to believe that the best buildings come from locking ourselves away from humanity, alone in a room, plugged into our headphones where our creative spirits can make the perfect building and produce the perfect set of plans. That sounds so romantic and magical. In reality a great project doesn't happen in a vacuum. It takes a team. A really GOOD TEAM. That's what we are doing - building a community of designers who can learn from each other and lean on each other.

Let's stop battling our business challenges in solitude. Clients who don’t want to pay? Clients who think they are the designer because they love watching HGTV? Nonresponsive contractors? The tangled web of red tape provided by public agencies? Share the experiences you’ve worked through in your practice and learn from your peers successful ways to address challenges.

Just like making a terrific project, having a team of people working toward a common vision should apply to our most important project - building our practice. Right?

So come meet up with us! Our first meetup will focus on building a network of trusted colleagues and what better place to have that, than at Big Oakland - the co-working space catering specifically to the AEC industry!

We hope you’ll join us on May 10th from 5-7 at Big Oakland (corner of 15th and Webster).

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