Designing the Future: How Today’s Design Decisions Shape the Future of Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

August 17, 2024 | 3:00 pm | Room 1 | Cultivation

In an ever-evolving cannabis industry, the role of design in cultivation facilities is paramount. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of how design decisions today will profoundly influence the operations of cannabis cultivation facilities in the increasingly competitive markets of tomorrow.

Bruys Henderson, is an architect and cannabis industry expert with a passion for innovative design solutions. With over 20 years of experience in both architecture and the cannabis sector, Bruys brings a unique perspective to the intersection of design and cultivation.

In this session, Bruys will explore the pivotal role of design in optimizing cultivation operations, maximizing efficiency, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Drawing on real-world examples and a deep understanding of the Minnesota and surrounding states markets, Bruys will demonstrate how purposeful design choices can streamline workflows, minimize long-term operating costs, and enhance the quality and consistency of cannabis products.

From initial site selection to facility layout and workflow optimization, attendees will gain valuable insights into the multifaceted impact of design on cannabis cultivation facilities. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or someone seeking your first license, this session promises to inspire and inform, offering practical strategies for cultivation facility success.

Bruys Henderson,Vice President, Business Development,urban-gro, Inc.

Bruys Henderson serves as Vice President of Business Development of urban-gro, Inc., an integrated professional services and Design-Build firm offering value-added architectural, engineering, and construction management solutions to the Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”), industrial, healthcare, and other commercial sectors. In his role, Bruys combines over 25 years of architectural and construction knowledge with firsthand CEA facility experience to guide clients toward efficient and profitable facilities. With experience in hundreds of CEA facilities totaling more than four million square feet, Bruys is passionate about working with growers, owners, and operators to successfully navigate the intricacies of CEA and bring their facility visions to life. Bruys holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois.