Scaling Practice: Creative Approaches to Growth Management, Profitability, and Office Culture - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

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The past several years have presented countless challenges to workers and firms. In this panel, hear from three leaders of firms at different scales on how to develop intentional approaches to organizational design, growth, profitability, positive office culture, retention, firm legacy, and more.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn strategies for firms of different sizes to build both horizontal and vertical channels for staff to connect with leadership and each other.
  • Discuss how to have 'courageous conversations' and focus on creating space for speaking openly and honestly with your teams and leadership.
  • Learn pros and cons for different leadership and management structures.
  • Learn strategies for how firms plan for financial stability and pipeline management with so many changing factors in the world at large.

Alexis C. Landes, ASLA

Managing Principal


Alexis Landes is a designer, urban planner, and Managing Principal at SCAPE, where she has overseen the firm’s expansion from 12 to 90 staff members within the past eight years. Within SCAPE, she plays a critical role overseeing firm-wide operations, strategy, project management, business development and finances.

She has also served as Principal-in-Charge of several portfolio-defining projects. Externally, she manages client relationships and firm partnerships, developing tailored design solutions, teams and strategies to meet ever-changing needs. Alexis has taught professional practice courses and presented nationally at numerous conferences discussing collaborative approaches to business management and firm building.

David Godshall, ASLA

Principal / co-Founder


David is a Principal at TERREMOTO, a formally and conceptually adventurous office for Landscape Architecture with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. TERREMOTO creates well built, site-specific landscapes that respond to client needs while simultaneously challenging historical + contemporary landscape construction methods, materials, and formal conventions. Our design approach is post-internet, critically-regionalist, and respectfully inflammatory.

Lisa Brothers, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP

President & CEO

Nitsch Engineering

Lisa's experience is in the civil engineering design of sustainable, infrastructure projects. As President & CEO of Nitsch Engineering, she is responsible for the vision, growth strategy, strategic direction, and overall performance of the firm.

A registered professional engineer in eight states, Lisa is involved in a wide range of professional activities, including Board leadership roles in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Environmental Business Council of New England, and WTS-Boston Chapter. She also serves on the City of Boston’s Women’s Workforce Council. Lisa holds a BSCE from the University Massachusetts Lowell and an MBA from Northeastern University.


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1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 PDH credits  |  Certificate available