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.
Facilitator of the Series
Joseph Maguire, President and CEO of Wolverine Development Corporation, and President of the Society of Environmentally Responsible facilities (SERF).
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, Apr. 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Presentation. Reception following.
Location: Room 300, Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824
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Downtown Grand Rapids Revitalization
Speaker: Samuel Cummings, Principal and Managing Partner for CWD Real Estate Investment
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
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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, Mar. 24, 2016
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The World Trade Center More than Just a Redevelopment
Speaker: Peter Riguardi, president of JLL’s New York Tri-state region
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
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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, September 24, 2015
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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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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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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
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Real Estate Development and Construction: Journey from Boji Tower to Present