Panel Discussion + Happy Hour: Harness the Power of Collaboration to Fuel Economic Growth in the North Bay


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Bookings closed


Sonoma Clean Power Advanced Energy Center
741 4th St., Santa Rosa, CA

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Join a distinguished group of North Bay’s industry leaders from Archilogix, Summit Engineering, and GMH Builders as they explore the ways in which collaboration between project stakeholders can bring about added potential for economic growth. This powerhouse gathering of minds is sure to inspire insightful conversations on how best meet the challenges facing this region head-on.

The presentation will be a panel discussion focused on discussing the region’s economy and how to project teams can work better together to meet challenges and stay resilient in a time of uncertainty.

Come down to the Advanced Energy Center for happy hour and some learning!

1.5 LU AIA CES Approved Course

Topics Include:

  1. Explore the North Bay Industry Trends
  2. Discuss the role of collaboration in overcoming diverse project challenges.
  3. Identify potential solutions by providing real-world examples/case studies.

Learning Objective 1:
Participants will learn about the current regional economic climate, factors that have contributed to the current state and variables that may help change downward trajectories.

Learning Objective 2:
Participants will learn about the industry trends that are present and persistent in, and unique to the North Bay Area and will participate in the discussion with the panel.

Learning Objective 3:
Participants will learn about and discuss the role of collaboration in identifying and overcoming diverse project challenges across different industries including but not limited to supply chain and delivery constraints.

Learning Objective 4:
Participants will learn about and address examples of issues that impact projects across disciplines and how communication and collaboration can relieve potential problems by addressing identifiable pinch points early in a project.


Mitch Conner, Principal Architect | ArchiLOGIX

Mitch Conner has been involved in a full range of professional design, construction and pre-design/planning services to enable clients to meet their building objectives. In his 47 years as a practicing architect, 42 of those in Sonoma County and Northern California, he has enjoyed architectural and interior design, planning and urban design, community-based planning, facility programming/needs assessment studies, site and campus master planning and construction administration for a variety of projects in the civic, educational, residential, commercial, retail, and industrial arenas.



Yi Yang, Managing Principal | Summit Engineering

Yi came to Summit Engineering in 2001 and began working to expand Summit’s structural design of wineries, commercial and industrial buildings, residential structures, bridges, and seismic retrofitting. In 2018, Yi became Managing Principal at Summit and remains involved in project management and structural concept design on select projects, as well as day-to-day management of the firm.

Seth Maze, Co-Founder + CEO | GMH Builders

  Seth has 24 years of collective industry experience working on projects ranging in value and complexity totaling nearly $1 Billion. He has worked as a part time Carpenter during his educational years followed by more than 15 years of construction management experience. Through this experience, Seth has developed a strong network of industry professionals, construction methods and technologies, personnel management, scheduling and coordination, estimating and value engineering, constructability, legal aspects, and cost controls. His entrepreneurial spirit drives his passion for running a sophisticated business. Seth has a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from California State University, Chico. He has accreditations with the USGBC as a LEED AP, BD+C, OSHA 30 Hour, and First Aid Certified.

Moderated by Ryan Crawford, PG, GHD, Inc., AIARE Allied Director



Bookings are closed for this event.