BILD offers different events to keep our members in touch with each other and the community and to provide opportunities for learning and career building.

Monthly Lunches

We gather on the third Tuesday of most months for a lunch meeting featuring speakers of note from the region. Past guests have included city and county officials from Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and others; leaders from the University of Arizona, Rio Nuevo and Sun Corridor; and representatives of the private sector, including home builders and developers.

Project Tours

In February and October, we invite our members and guests to tour our members’ projects. We’ve recently visited the new Caterpillar facility, ENR2 at the University, the AC Hotel by Marriott, and an archaeological dig site.


Periodically, we invite our members to brown bag workshops for learning in a small-group environment. The gatherings provide an opportunity to improve skills in areas like writing, proposal design, business development, and networking.

Relaxation Day

We gather in August to network and celebrate the end of the summer with a free happy hour. It’s an opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with industry colleagues and friends in a laid back and congenial atmosphere.

Leadership Summit

Once a year, usually in September, we bring together a group of speakers and panelists for a half-day retreat focused on building leadership skills for experienced, mid-career, and new staffers in the A/E/C industry. We follow up the learning with a networking happy hour.

Holiday Lunch

Our December lunch is always the most fun and is free for members. We have lots of give-aways, a raffle to raise money for our local charity, and fun surprises. It’s our way to say thanks to our members and celebrate another successful year.


Join BILD for our first annual Poker Run to raise money for local Future City classes! When:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 Time:  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a noon start Location:  Playground back patio located at 278 E. Congress Street Bring your walking shoes, visit 5 local establishments and find great food, drink specials, and build your best …
Join us at our July Luncheon for a Procurement Panel Join BILD on Tuesday, July 16th to hear from three local procurement professionals.  There will be a discussion of any changes in procurement as they relate to the A/E/C community, discuss positives and negatives of submittals that have been made to the agencies, and any upcoming projects …
A/E/C Cross Pollinator MixerNational Pollinator Week is June 17 - 23, 2019!  Please Join BILD, AIA, and ASLA for an evening mixer at Tohono Chul on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to mix, mingle, and learn more about what we can do to protect pollinators in the delightful setting of Tohono Chul Park while we cross-pollinate …
Mayors in May BILD 2019 Luncheon
Join BILD on Tuesday, May 21st to hear from four of the current Tucson mayoral candidates up for election later this year. Each Mayoral Candidate will have 10 minutes to tell us about themselves and their favorite part of being a Tucsonan. Afterwards, we'll have a short Q&A session for the audience, so bring your …
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