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    Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in SMPS events! With educational, networking and social events on the calendar, you are sure to find an event that meets your interests and schedule.

    See the list of upcoming events below, or read about conferences here, or recurring events here. If you have questions about an event or would like more information, contact any of our board members.

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    New School, New Results

    May 03, 2018
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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    Dressler's Restaurant at The Metropolitan
    1100 Metropolitan Avenue #125
    Charlotte, NC 28204

    Newell Elementary School was a Rosenwald School built in 1920. In keeping with the theme, “Transforming Space to Empower All Learners,” the workshop will examine a case study comparing an original historic school, the second version built in the 60s, and the current Newell Elementary School newly opened for the 2015-2016 school year. We will look at differences between the previous Gen Y and the current Gen X students’ needs, values and perspectives as these students experience the K-12 process. What issues does a new facility need to address to accommodate today’s needs and encourage all learners to flourish? Additionally, we will look at the school’s heritage as a Rosenwald school that opened in 1920 providing relevant design goals and principles, some of which are still applicable today. With the older design principles and the addition of new design strategies, we will look at an analysis of the new school after its first academic year, including academic performance and disciplinary referral rates. 

    Brad Crotts, AIA - Brad is an Associate Principal with Perkins Eastman. With 17 years of experience in design and construction management, Brad’s work is in both the public and private sectors with special focus on healthcare, K-12 and higher education. He finds his passion in providing top results to clients who are educating our future generations.

    Robert Steele, AIA - Robert is an Associate with Perkins Eastman and serves as the Housing and Mixed-Use Market Sector Leader for their Charlotte office. With 16 years of experience in both public and private sectors, Robert has provided design services for an array multi-family housing, mixed-use, retail, dining, higher education and K-12 projects.

    If you have any questions, please contact Sara Snavely at 704.602.8600 or

    Cancellation/Refund Policy
    Cancellations made 72-hours prior to the event will receive a refund. Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.


    $35.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am May 1

    $65.00 Non-member Ticket
    $85.00 after 9:00 am May 1

    $35.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter
    $55.00 after 9:00 am May 1

    Future Meetings

    Kick-Off Social

    August 28, 2018
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Brewers at 4001 Yancey
    4001-A Yancey Road
    Charlotte, NC 28217

    Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Join SMPS Charlotte...

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    Economic Trends in the Construction Industry

    September 06, 2018
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

    Foundation for the Carolinas - Sklut Room
    220 N. Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    Come hear industry expert Ted Abernathy speak about where the construction industry is headed

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