Sean Slater serves as a Principal at RDC, a nationally recognized retail, interiors, hospitality, commercial and mixed-use firm based in Los Angeles. He has been a leader in well regarded firms across the country including five years at ELS Architecture and Urban Design, seven years at tvsdesign and six years directing his own firm. Sean has specialized in the design of town centers, university-oriented retail, shopping center expansions and renovations and mixed-use district planning. With Sean's extensive experience in domestic and international practice, he continues to develop new business endeavors for RDC. Sean was honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs” and his article “Crafting Authenticity” graced the cover of the magazine’s June/July 2016 print and web edition. Sean provides a distinct focus on design and design process at RDC. He is tasked with overseeing the creation of a robust design culture as well as organizing an externally-focused series of symposia regarding the evolution of retail and internally-focused design competitions to hone the staff’s skills in forward-thinking design. Sean is also involved with crafting the firm’s marketing message and delivering targeted business development toward the retail and mixed-use field. He is passionate about the future of experiential design and the challenges of the internet age in retail and commercial development. A registered architect in numerous U.S. states including Texas, Illinois, Georgia, California and the rest of the Western States, Sean serves as Vice-Chair on the Urban Land Institute’s Entertainment Development Council and has spent time volunteering on various boards of directors from Berkeley to Austin. He is also active with the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Institute of Architects. Sean received his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.
Tue Apr 09 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Murray Hill Suite
Rather than replicating tried, but tired, concepts, hear from industry leaders who embrace innovative strategies, technologies, and concepts to deliver unique, meaningful entertainment experiences across generations from boomers to gen Z. Moreover, these fresh approaches deliver enhanced return on investment and are translatable to a variety of development types, including mixed-use projects, community placemaking, and sports and entertainment districts. Join us as these entertainment development innovators show how development can still be fun!