SPDC Lecture Series

SPDC Lecture Series graphic element.The School of Planning, Design and Construction is hosting the inaugural SPDC Lecture Series. A first for our School, the lecture series represents all our programs with an aim of bringing eminent speakers and alumni from the industry to share their insights and inspire our students.


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LA Distinguished Speaker Series

Photo of Raymond Jungles.Topic: Plant Passion, Roberto Burle Marx and Raymond Jungles
 Raymond Jungles, FASLA, Founder, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI)
Date: September 19, 2019




John Beeder.

SPDC Industry Seminar Series

Topic: Accelerating Company Strategy with a Dynamic Built Environment
John Beeder, retired President and CEO, American Greetings
Date: October 16, 2019



Stacie SmithSPDC Industry Seminar Series

Topic: Building Consensus through Collaboration in Difficult Settings and Diverse Communities
 Stacie Smith, associate managing director and a senior mediator at the Consensus Building Institute
Date: October 24, 2019

ID Guest Lecture: Valerie Wright

Valerie WrightTopic: Multiple Facets of a Life in Design
Valerie Wright, principle and senior interior designer at Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering
Date: November 7, 2019



LA Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Debra Guenther

Debra Guenther.Topic: Collaborations: You're Not All That!
Debra Guenther, partner of Mithun
Date: February 6, 2020