• 2021 BIA|Bay Area - What's the Future of Building? The Benefits of Diversity

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    Name: 2021 BIA|Bay Area - What's the Future of Building? The Benefits of Diversity
    Date: September 23, 2021
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    The BIA|Bay Area Education Committee presents a four part webinar series, 
    What's the Future of Building? We are excited to announce the panelists for the next webinar The Benefits of Diversity! 

    Join us for intriguing conversation around developing and engaging a diverse workforce that will allow the building industry to thrive.

    Bridgit Koller
    Vice President Forward Planning, Lennar Homes
    BIABA Education Committee Chair


    Paul Pendergast
    Founder, BuildOUT California
    CEO, Pendergast Consulting Group

    Paul Pendergast is a nationally recognized public affairs expert with over 25 years of practical experience in the field of strategic communications and economic development programs.  Pendergast’s firm has developed workforce development programs for some of California’s largest infrastructure projects including the UC Merced 2020 Project, Transbay Transit Center, the California High Speed Rail Early Train Operator Contract, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Doyle Drive Replacement Project. Pendergast is also the President of BuildOUT California which is the world’s first industry association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBT/Allied firms in architecture, engineering, construction-services, and real estate development.  Pendergast also serves on the board of directors of the California Small Business Association which represents over 200,000 businesses throughout California.


    Lance Collins
    Director, Partner Energy
    President, SoCalNOMA

    Lance is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, and is currently a Director at Partner Energy, in charge of the Sustainability team providing design consulting, and project management for projects pursuing green certification such as LEED, GreenPoint Rated and others; Zero Net Energy, energy modeling, commissioning, and HERS verifications. He has over twenty years of experience in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design consulting, his experience includes design, construction administration, building energy / water benchmarking and analysis, resource conservation measures, and green certification project management. Lance is also a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, a Green Globes Professional, a Green Globes Assessor, and an ARC Performance professional. He has provided design and consulting solution for various types of buildings including institutional, office, mixed-use, retail, schools, and multifamily residential properties. Mr. Collins has led the completion of more than 50 Green certified projects including LEED Platinum and Net-Zero projects for new buildings and existing construction for Partner Energy clients.
    In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Collins is the President of the Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCalNOMA), on the Homefree Champions Advisory Board for the Healthy Buildings Network, a member of the AIA-LA committee on Affordable Housing, and was the founding Co-Chair of the US Green Building Council Long Beach Branch. He also lecturers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and is a design juror at the USC School of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and at Cal Baptist University. He has also been an adjunct professor at Long Beach City College and has been a guest speaker at many local colleges, for professional organizations, and at national conferences teaching green building principles and sustainable design strategies. His work and writings have been featured in multiple publications including, Metropolis Magazine, Sustainable Industries, and Commercial Observer.




    Virtual Event
    No fee, but registration required.
    BIABA members ONLY