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. 

Joseph MaguireFacilitator of the Series
Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and President of the Society of Environmentally Responsible facilities (SERF).


Series Speakers:


Douglas Maibach photo“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, Mar. 24, 2016
Time: 5-5:45 p.m. presentation, with reception following
Location: Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Room 300, East Lansing, MI 48824
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Peter Riguardi“The World Trade Center More than Just a Redevelopment”
 Peter Riguardi, president of JLL’s New York Tri-state region
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Joseph Maguire“Reusing Commercial Sites: A Case Study”
Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and President of the Society of Environmentally Responsible facilities.
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Pat Gillespie“Mixed-Use Case Study: East End Midland”
Speaker: Pat Gillespie, Chief Visionary, Founder and President, Gillespie Group
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
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Robert and Karen Schroeder“Homebuilding in Michigan: Surviving the Cycles”
Speakers: Robert and Karen Schroeder, Co-Owners of Mayberry Homes, and President and Vice President, respectively
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Jay Smith Photo“The Christman Company: 120 Years of Innovation”
Jay Smith, LEED AP, Executive Vice President of Construction Operations and Corporate Safety Officer, The Christman Company
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Ron Boji“Real Estate Development and Construction: Journey from Boji Tower to Present”
Speaker: Ron Boji, President of The Boji Group
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
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Questions about the series may be sent to Heidi Macwan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (517) 353-4454.