Apply to attend GO PRO in Brooklyn on October 15 and 16.

Each of the five GO PRO program areas will feature a different aspect of the design, development, and construction of the Barclays Center presented by the design and construction teams. Attendees will tour the Barclays Center to experience the impact of the design process and will leave with a holistic understanding of the complexity of completing a project.

Tentative schedule:

Thursday, October 15

10:30 - 11 a.m.


11 a.m. - Noon 

Welcome and PROcess: Part 1 (0.1 CEU)
Gregg Pasquarelli, AIA - Principal, SHoP Architects 

Learn how the Barclays Center moved from a concept in 2009 when SHoP Architects was hired, to completion in 2012 when the arena opened. Discover how the firm built a relationship with the client to win the project, translated project scope, and developed a design solution to fit within the Brooklyn neighborhood. Gain an understanding of the complexity of this large-scale project and the process required to make it a reality.

Noon - 1 p.m.

Break and Lunch

1 - 3 p.m.

PROject: Tour of the Barclays Center (0.1 CEU)

After learning the project basics, tour the Barclays Center to see the results and impact of the design process firsthand. 

3 - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

PROcess: Part 2 (0.1 CEU)
Gregg Pasquarelli, AIA - Principal, SHoP Architects 

After experiencing the Barclays Center, review the design development, construction process, and lessons learned from the project.  

4:30 - 5 p.m.


5 - 6 p.m.

PRO Bono (0.1 CEU)

6 - 7 p.m.


7 - 9 p.m.

Dinner with New York-based Design Influentials
A select number of attendees will be invited to dine with leaders in the New York design marke


Friday, October 16

9 - 9:30 a.m.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

PROduct (0.1 CEU)
Complex projects require the engagement of multiple teams. Hear from the lighting consultant on the Barclays Center project whose scope encompassed all interior lighting. Learn how lighting was integrated into the architectural design concept to shape space and to assist in wayfinding. Attendees will learn how working with a consultant provides effective solutions for a project.

10:30 - 11 a.m.


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

PROfessional Development (0.1 CEU) and Closing