Feb. 14, 2008 — Attendees of the spring inaugural Design Firm Leadership Conference will explore the potential of integrated practice to improve on-time, on-budget project delivery as well as the broader strategic, financial, and management dimensions of design.

Held March 17-19 at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., the conference is co-hosted by Harvard University Graduate School of Design, EFCG, the Greenway Group, and DesignIntelligence.

Addressing the needs of senior-level executives of architectural, design, and engineering firms, the conference will present the latest research and thinking on financial and strategic design firm management, including benchmarking of key financial and operating metrics, ownership, capitalization and compensation planning, value creation strategies, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Presentation topics include:

  • 6th Annual Design Firm Financial Benchmarking Study
  • Strategic and financial management
  • Design, technology, and project delivery
  • Ownership transition
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Speakers include faculty from the Harvard Design School and Harvard Business School, design firm CEOs, Paul Zofnass of EFCG, and Jim Cramer of the Greenway Group.

Read more about the conference, including registration.