Developers, general contractors, and architects, whose firms have built more than 300,000 student residence beds in recent years, were represented at Student Housing ProCONNECT on November 10-12, 2019.
The event gave the 25 development professionals the opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with building product manufacturers serving the student residence sector. Equally valuable, according to attendees, was the ability to network with other design, construction, and development professionals from across the U.S. in a relaxed environment.
Alan Schlossberg, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Chief Operating Officer of architecture firm Perkins Eastman, said, “I learned a lot about what vendors have to offer us” in the course of the 2½-day event at the Le Meridien Hotel, in downtown Denver. “I loved the intimacy of the event,” said Schlossberg. Meeting other experts in the student residence sector was also “really fruitful for me,” he said.
Nathan Kim, Education, Civic, & Culture Leader, Studio Director, and Principal at Gensler—the world’s largest architecture firm—said ProCONNECT was helpful not only in learning about the cost and benefits of the vendors’ products, but also “helping us as designers really push forward in innovative ways in our work.”
ProCONNECT event Schedule for 2020
Student Housing ProCONNECT, Renaissance Hotel, Nashville, November 2020
Multifamily ProCONNECT, Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, March 8-10, 2020
Class A Office/Workplace ProCONNECT, Andaz Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., September 2020
ProCONNECT events serving the single-family housing market will be held April 27-29 in Miami Beach, Fla.; May 10-12 in Dallas (local builders only); and October 28-30 in San Diego.
For more information, contact:
Dan Gardner, ProCONNECT Program Director