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Thursday, June 20 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
(607 Shelby St) From Build-Out to Open & Ask the Architects and Designers

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Panel Discussion 1: From Build-Out to Open
Building out your brick-and-mortar business – restaurant, retail or office – is a gargantuan task, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. How do you come to an agreement with a building owner, or buy your own building? Who do you call first after you secure the space? How much should you budget for design and construction costs?
We’ve assembled an expert panel of Detroit professionals to help navigate the process and answer your questions.
Panelists: Lynnette Boyle - Principal, Beanstalk Real Estate Solutions; Erin Bonahoom - Founding Attorney, Canvas Legal; Karen Burton - Co-founder & CEO, SpaceLab Detroit; Sean Kelly - LLP Construction; Troy Puste - Broker, RISE Real Estate & Co.; Andrew Roy, PE - The Roy Company; Kathy Zack - Cornish, Zack & Hill

Panel Discussion 2: Ask the Architects and Designers:
You’ve decided that you want to build out your restaurant or retail space. Should you hire an architect and what do they do? Representatives of Detroit-based architectural first share information on the best design practices on for your project and how to engage professional services to make your space the place that you love to come to work.
Panelists: Doreen Hunter, ASID - Owner, HDesigns Group, LLC; John Abela - Design Director, SDG Associates; Kevin Boyle, AIA, NCARB - BASIC Design; Bryan Cook, NOMA - Detroit Director, Berardi + Partners; Bruce Kopytek, AIA, NCARB, Fieldstone Architecture & Engineering

Networking to Follow

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Karen Burton

Co-Founder and Community Manager, SpaceLab Detroit
A marketer, designer, entrepreneur, and urban explorer, Karen has worked on the design teams for large-scale architectural projects in Detroit and Las Vegas. As a solo entrepreneur and consultant, Karen saw the need for the design and building community to share ideas, best business... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
SpaceLab Detroit
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