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Bay Bridge Chapter Represents the Following Cities:

Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco

Upcoming Event Information

SMPS-SF Event: Planning for the New Future
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SMPS-SF Event: Planning for the New Future

In this session we will discuss the foundations of strategic marketing planning and how COVID-19 has impacted the tried and true methods to create certainty in our ever-shifting, new reality.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Foundational principles of strategy and planning
  • How to plan for the unexpected
  • How to develop business from behind a desk

More info and registration HERE

About the Presenter
Deirdre Gilmore  FSMPS, CPSM

Strategy First, this is where Deirdre lives and breathes. She is always thinking about the bigger picture and how she can move your goals down the battlefield to the win. She brings 21 years of AEC marketing experience to her clients, and industry associations, across the nation, focusing on how to improve firms’ and their most important resources, their people.

Deirdre has the unique ability to take high level ideas and develop solid strategies for success. Whether it is creating and implementing a strategic vision, or digging deep to win a specific project, she ensures the team is always ready for battle with the right strategy to execute the plan. When not on a strategic project, she spends her time coaching, mentoring, and leading people to their best potential.

Planning for Changing Sea Levels, The Impact on Engineering Infrastructure @ Zoom
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tickets are now closed.

You can still join the ACEC CA Bay Bridge Chapter webinar today if you’re a ACEC CA BBC member firm. Email us at and we’ll send you the Zoom link.


Thank you to our sponsors!




Event Information:
Join our stellar panel for an engaging discussion that will include:  status of climate change in the Bay Area and California, sea-level rise projects (retrofits, current, future), future of infrastructure projects on long-term climate change resiliency.

Laura Moran, Senior Ecological Restoration Team Lead, SWCA

Laura has more than 30 years of environmental consulting experience throughout California and across North America. She brings her analytical, managerial, and policy-making skills to bear on projects dealing with ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, wetland delineation and mitigation, habitat conservation, and landscape level natural resource planning.

Len Materman, CEO of San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District (OneShoreline)

In the Spring of 2020, Len was appointed CEO of the first countywide independent government agency in California focused on these climate change impacts. From September 2019-September 2020, Len served as the first Public Policy Practitioner in Residence at Stanford University’s Center for the American West and, with colleagues at Stanford and UC Berkeley, he was a contributing author of two recent books on financing and implementing large-scale climate resilience.

Ashley Nguyen, Director, Design and Project Delivery, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Ashley is a transportation planner with over 20 years of transportation planning, policy and operations experience the with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). She leads MTC’s Design and Project Delivery Section which is responsible for pursuing creative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to address regional transportation issues in the Bay Area. Her portfolio covers a wide spectrum of work, including transit priority, highway operations, arterial operations, managed lanes, advanced technologies, shared-use mobility, active transportation, and capital delivery. Ashley holds a Master of  Urban and Regional Planning from the UC Irvine.

Gary Griggs, Professor of Earth Sciences at UC Santa Cruz 

Gary is a Distinguished Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the UC Santa Cruz, where he has taught for 51 years. He served as the Director of the University’s Institute of Marine Sciences for the past 26 years, where he led the development of a Coastal Science Campus. His research, teaching, writing and lectures have been focused on the coast of California and include coastal processes, hazards, and the impacts of and responses to sea level rise.

Kevin Chen, PE, Assistant Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission 

Kevin is an Assistant Director with the MTC. He is a licensed Civil Engineer with two decades of experience in planning, engineering, and delivery of transportation projects throughout the Bay Area and across the United States. Recently, he has been focused on the development of innovative operational efficiency and transportation demand management strategies, aimed at improving carpool and transit modes to maximize person throughput on congested corridors.

ACEC EBC: What’s Happening at BART with General Manager Bob Powers
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
BART General Manager, Bob Powers will discuss what’s happening at BART,
how COVID 19 is affecting ridership and operations,
and what may be in store for the future.
Free for all ACEC member firms, with donations to the
ACEC CA East Bay Chapter’s Scholarship Fund appreciated.
ACEC California Legislative Visit Week 2021 @ Virtual
May 10 @ 11:30 am – May 14 @ 8:30 pm

The American Council of Engineering Companies – California, the American Public Works Association – Region VIII, the American Society of Civil Engineers – Region 9, the California Geotechnical Engineering Association, and the Structural Engineers Association of California are coming together for the first time to host our 2021 California Engineers & Public Works Professionals Legislative Visit Week (LVW).

On behalf of our five host organizations and our collective 53,000+ members in California, we invite you to join us for our LVW event, which will be held virtually May 10-14, 2021. We will also host a virtual legislative reception at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 13, which you are invited to attend.

During these difficult economic times, new infrastructure investment will create well-paying construction and other employment opportunities. There is no economic development without infrastructure. Our infrastructure systems play a critical role in continued economic prosperity and preserving our quality of life.

Unfortunately, our state’s infrastructure renewal and replacement programs have been significantly underfunded for a long time. While the state Legislature, municipalities, and California voters have made big strides in recent years to raise additional revenue for our infrastructure, extensive funding gaps remain. We look forward to joining with you in our commitment to increase infrastructure investment to repair our existing networks and plan for California’s future!


All events will take place virtually.


SMPS: The Progress Report: DEI in the Built Environment
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The events of 2020 opened a door to have more meaningful discussions about racial equity—a topic that Corporate America has not taken very seriously both in society and specifically in the workplace. Companies have talked about addressing racial issues for years, but obvious inequities still remain even after protests and the pandemic. Part of what made this past year different is that the business community, after compelling social media posts and good intentions, have failed to produce measurable change when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  As we progress deeper into 2021, where do leaders in the AEC and commercial real estate industries find themselves as they seek racial equity in the workplace?

Join SMPS San Francisco for a 90-minute webinar as a distinguished panel of experts talk about making the case for DEI to improve business performance, employee retention and recruitment, and address the missing first step: DEI data collection. The panel will share practical tips and tools to take real action for DEI.

Learn and Earn CEU
The webinar is approved for a total of 1.5 Continuing Education Units.

Content covers the following Domain(s) of Practice:
6 – Management

Registration closes at 5:00PM on 6/8/21. Tickets are non-refundable. 

Post-Pandemic Life Sciences Panel: How a Crisis Enabled Innovation and a New Way Forward @ Zoom
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Thanks to our sponsors!




Tickets are now closed – if you are an ACEC BBC member or industry alliance member, please email for late registration.

Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees shortly – if you haven’t received the Zoom link, please email


Event Information:

Virtual Panel Event!

ACEC BBC has put together a panel of diverse speakers from the Life Sciences/Biotech sector to discuss the future of the industry post-COVID; the immediate needs for wellness in buildings, upcoming projects, and what new technologies are on the horizon that might be a direct response to COVID-19 and our changing world.

Opportunity for one person from your firm to network after the webinar with a select panel member for 15 minutes through a Zoom breakout room. Maximum three sponsors per panel member (Priority based on payment date).

Sponsorship is now closed! For future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gene Lusherovich

Moderator: Mark Allen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, HGA

Mark leads the planning and design for Life Sciences projects that foster collaboration and that carefully respond to programmatic needs for laboratory, pharmaceutical, cGMP cleanroom, biotech, and core/shell projects. Spanning a 25+ year career in architecture, Mark cultivates an inclusive approach to the design process for corporate and institutional research clients nationally.  His thought leadership contributions include recent Life Sciences publications and national speaking events.


Joydeep Ganguly, Senior VP Corporate Operations, Gilead Sciences

Joydeep Ganguly is Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations at Gilead Sciences. In his current role, he is accountable for several strategic functions, including corporate engineering and facilities; infrastructure and capital planning; sustainability; risk management and resilience; global procurement; business operations and the program management office. Joydeep also oversees Gilead’s corporate real estate portfolio, workplace services and key employee programs for the company’s Foster City campus. Prior to Gilead, Joydeep spent 10 years at Biogen, where he held executive positions of increasing responsibility the technical operations, manufacturing and supply chain functions.

Joydeep earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pune. He graduated with distinction in both undergraduate and graduate studies and was awarded membership in multiple academic honor societies.

Waldek Kaczmarski, Senior Designer, DES Architects + Engineers

Waldek is an accomplished designer and team leader at DES Architects + Engineers with over 25 years of experience in commercial, research and educational architecture throughout the United States and worldwide.
Conceptual design, presentation and construction document production are his strengths. Waldek has considerable experience in programming and preparing master plans and design for commercial, research and educational facilities.



Tickets are now closed – if you are an ACEC BBC member, please email for late registration.

ACEC EBC: 2021 ACEC Virtual Whiskey Tasting & Membership Appreciation Event
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

ACEC CA East Bay Chapter Event

Tim Haile, Executive Director of CCTA

Oakland International Airport – Current and Upcoming Projects, Featuring Eva Lillie @ Scott's Seafood Jack London Square
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Thanks to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors




Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors




ACEC Bay Bridge Chapter is excited to host this presentation featuring Eva Lillie from the Port of Oakland.

Eva is a Senior Aviation Project Manager with the Aviation Planning and Development Department. Eva manages projects and staff for the Port’s Aviation Planning and Development Department, and also assists with putting together the annual Aviation Division’s Capital Improvement Program.

Eva’s presentation will cover Oakland International Airport’s recently completed, current, and upcoming projects and their CIP program.




COVID Protocol – Please bear with us as we balance safety and hosting in-person events

  • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID 19 test (up to 48 hours before the event) is required for entry
  • Masks are required when not actively eating or drinking (presenters may have the option to remove mask when using the microphone)
  • Each attendee will be required to sign an ACEC COVID 19 waiver upon check in
  • **If you do not provide vaccine documentation or a negative COVID test, you will NOT be allowed to enter the event and we will NOT issue you a refund – we apologize for the inconvenience. **

Sponsorships Available!

Gold Level Sponsor ($200 member firm, $400 non-member firm) – SOLD OUT

  • one ticket to the event included
  • one seat at the head table w/ speaker
  • 60 seconds on the mic to speak about the firm at the beginning of the event
  • logo on all promotional materials (digital and paper)
  • Option to place sponsor-provided “swag” at each table

Silver Level Sponsor ($150 member firm, $250 non-member firm) – Maximum 4

  • one ticket to the event included
  • 60 seconds on the mic to speak about the firm at the beginning of the event
  • Logo on all promotional materials (digital and paper)
  • Option to place sponsor-provided “swag” at each table

Bronze Level Sponsor ($125 member firm, $150 non-member firm) – Unlimited

  • one ticket to the event included
  • Logo on all promotional materials (digital and paper)
  • Option to place sponsor-provided “swag” at each table

Not sure if your firm is a member? Check out our membership directory.