Professional Development: How Developers are Preparing for the Next Phase
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Professional Development: How Developers are Preparing for the Next Phase

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
United States
Contact: AIA Honolulu

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Professional Development Session
How Developers are Preparing for the Next Phase

Prior to the spread of COVID-19, ongoing and planned projects were running at full steam. With social distancing in place and a recession on the horizon, the real estate market is sure to undergo a significant transformation.

This session explores what steps developers from Howard Hughes Corp. are taking to hit the ground running once restrictions lift, and their strategies for a remade construction market. 


In this session, we’ll explore:

  • Strategies for the “new” construction market:
    • What types of design work will be continued and what will be put on pause
    • Changes being made in future building designs
  • COVID-19 effects on design & development in the workplace and homes
    • Future-proofing buildings for social distancing requirements
    • Accommodating home and workplaces for remote work and telecommuting
  • Economic implications:
    • Understanding the implications of the pandemic from a developer perspective

Speaker Bio's:

  • Nate Smith with Nate Smith Studio LLC has nearly 20 years of experience managing the design and construction of residential, institutional and hospitality projects in Hawai‘i and on the East Coast. He has worked with notable developers, award-winning designers and respected builders – most recently on high-end residential construction on O‘ahu. For almost eight years, Nate has assisted The Howard Hughes Corporation with the coordination of projects throughout the master-planned community of Ward Village, including the flagship Whole Foods Market store, the renovation of the iconic IBM Building and residential buildings, such as Ae‘o, ‘A‘ali‘i (under construction), Kō‘ula (under construction) and Victoria Place (currently in development).
  • Tiare Dreher, Design Director with Howard Hughes has 13 years of experience in the Honolulu design industry, working on a wide range of projects from corporate offices and healthcare to hotels, luxury condominiums and residences. As Design Director for The Howard Hughes Corporation, she manages the design process for projects throughout the award-winning, master-planned community of Ward Village, including ‘A‘ali‘i (under construction), Kō‘ula (under construction) and Victoria Place Tower (currently in development). Before joining The Howard Hughes Corporation, Tiare worked for Philpotts Interiors where her projects included The Collection, Park Lane Ala Moana and Kapi‘olani Medical Center’s NICU PICU Building.

AIA/CES LU: This session is qualifies for 1.0 AIA/CES LU (HSW)

Cost: $15 for members and $25 for non-members

Registration: Online registration and payment is required. A link and password will be emailed prior to the event. 


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