SPDC Industry Seminar Series
The SPDC Industry Seminar Series consists of lectures and presentations by invited speakers who are industry leaders in the built environment profession. These seminars will take place twice a semester and will be followed by a reception and informal get together with SPDC students. Series topics include the latest developments and innovations in the field, along with success stories from the speakers. Many of the speakers will be alumni of the SPDC constituent programs: Construction Management, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning.
Questions about the series may be sent to Heidi Macwan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517-353-4454.
Facilitator of the Series
Building Consensus through Collaboration in Difficult Settings and Diverse Communities
Speaker: Stacie Smith, associate managing director and a senior mediator at the Consensus Building Institute
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019.
View Smith Seminar Announcement
Accelerating Company Strategy with a Dynamic Built Environment
Speaker: John Beeder, retired President and CEO, American Greetings
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
View Beeder Seminar Announcement
Residential Development and Construction - Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
View Residential Development & Construction Seminar Flyer View Residential Development & Construction Seminar Announcement View Residential Development & Construction Seminar Summary
Speaker: Desiree Davis, Vice President and Division Manager, Ryan Homes
Speaker: Bernard Glieberman, Chairman of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, HRS Communities
Speaker: Karen Schroeder, Executive Vice President and Partner, Mayberry Homes
Speaker: Michael Stoskopf, Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of South East Michigan.
Transformational Developments – The Story of East Lansing’s City Center District
Speakers: Mark Bell, CEO and co-Founder, Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, with James Litwin, Vice President of Construction.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018.
View Bell Seminar Announcement View Seminar Summary
Challenges and Opportunities Ahead For Single-Family and Multi-Family Builders
Speaker: Alan Scott, President and Owner of Alan F Scott, Inc., and Former Co-Founder and Managing Member of the NRP Group.
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
View Scott Seminar Announcement View Seminar Summary
Downtown Grand Rapids Revitalization
MSU, Urban Planning and Cities: A Career Prospective
Re-imagining the Building Process and Building Experience
Speaker: Douglas Maibach, chairman of Barton Malow Enterprises, and executive vice president of Barton Malow Company.
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016.
View Maibach Seminar Announcement View Maibach Seminar Summary
The World Trade Center More than Just a Redevelopment
Reusing Commercial Sites: A Case Study
Speaker: Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and President of the Society of Environmentally Responsible facilities.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.
View Maguire Seminar Announcement View Maguire Seminar Summary
Mixed-Use Case Study: East End Midland
Homebuilding in Michigan: Surviving the Cycles
Speakers: Robert and Karen Schroeder, Co-Owners of Mayberry Homes, and President and Vice President, respectively.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
View Schroeder Seminar Announcement View Schroeder Seminar Summary
The Christman Company: 120 Years of Innovation
Speaker: Jay Smith, LEED AP, Executive Vice President of Construction Operations and Corporate Safety Officer, The Christman Company.
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014.
View Smith Seminar Announcement View Smith Seminar Summary
Real Estate Development and Construction: Journey from Boji Tower to Present