August 11, 2017
UNC Charlotte SoA
PARK(ing) Day Call for Teams

Deadline: Monday, August 21

PARK(ing) Day is an international event where teams transform street spaces all over the world into mini parks or "parklets" for one day to raise public awareness around how we program and use public/shared spaces.  This year's event takes place on Friday, September 15, and AIA Charlotte is looking for teams to participate along Camden Rd. in the South End. 

If you have a team ready to design and build a parklet, contact Lauren Burn now to indicate your interest and to learn details on sketch requirements. Sketch submissions will be due August 21. A limited number of parking spaces are available, so teams will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTER: Membership Meeting  with Zena Howard, AIA
Just Four Weeks Away

Friday, September 8

5:30 pm
CPCC, Pease Auditorium, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte  

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in September 2016 and has welcomed more than one million visitors in less than a year. CPCC and AIA Charlotte are thrilled to welcome one of the architects behind the building's design, Zena Howard, AIA (Managing Director, Perkins+Will, Raleigh). 

Students and members attend this special Membership Meeting free of charge; non-members pay $45. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. 

All must register to attend.

Modernism + Film at the Bechtler:  I.M. Pei: Building Modern China

Thursday, August 17
6:00 pm
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The first screening of the new Modernism + Film season at the Bechtler will be I.M. Pei: Building Modern China. After a monumental architectural career and worldwide acclaim, Pritzker Prize laureate Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China, to build a modern museum in the city's oldest neighborhood.  UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of Architecture Peter Wong will introduce the film. 

AIA members should sign in at the event to earn 2 LU. Find complete details, including options to purchase tickets and other screenings planned for the 2017/18 season, on the Bechtler website.

Small Firm Roundtable Resumes August 24

Thursday, August 24
11:30 am
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Michael Vazquez, president of Foresight Building Solutions, will present Wood Plastic Composites - History and Influences on Current Modern Building Technologies to the Small Firm Roundtable on August 24. 

Attendees must sign in at the event to earn 1 LU/HSW. Lunch is available beginning at 11:30 am, and the program starts promptly at noon.  Register .

Waitlist Only: Building Tour At Capacity

Next week's members-only tour of 300 South Tryon is at capacity. We will monitor the waitlist and advise those on it if a spot becomes available.

Thank you to Balfour Beatty for sponsoring the event and to LS3P and Spectrum Companies for hosting.

Dimitris Papanikolaou to Join UNCC Faculty

This fall, Dimitris Papanikolaou will join UNC Charlotte faculty in a joint appointment in the School of Architecture (SoA) and Department of Software & Information Systems (SIS). He is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and holds a Doctor of Design (DDes) from Harvard, an MS in Media Arts and Sciences (Media Lab) from MIT, an MS in Design and Computation from the School of Architecture at MIT, and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens. Dimitris will bring with him an Urban Synergetics Lab that will operate at the intersection of Architecture, Computation, and Information Systems.


CREW Charlotte ABC Networking Event
Wednesday, September 6
5:30 pm
8.2.0, 820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte

AIA Charlotte has joined with CREW Charlotte as they present their annual ABC Networking Event on September 6, an opportunity to connect with a representatives from Charlotte professional networks, including BOMA, CCIM, CFMA, CoreNet Carolinas, CRCBR, IIDA, IREM, NAIOP, SMPS, ULI, USGBC.

Find additional details and purchase tickets online.
Civic by Design: Walk-Testing the Bearden Park District

In lieu of a formal meeting in August, Civic by Design is partnering with Streetography to invite you to walk-test the Bearden Park District. Follow this link to explore the images and comments so far. You can add your own images, likes, and comments by downloading the Streetography app and searching for Civic By Design's Bearden Park District Collection. 
        Upcoming Events at a Glance

Wednesday, August 16
5:30 pm
AIA Charlotte
Board Meeting
Thursday, August 17
Membership Meeting
Building Tour
Thursday, August 17
6:00 pm
Thursday, August 24
11:30 am
Thursday, August 24
YAF Leadership Program Kickoff Social
Friday, September 8
5:30 pm
Friday, September 15

Wednesday, September 20
7:30 am
Women in Construction Breakfast

For complete details, including schedule changes, locations, and links to register, visit our online events calendar .
Career Center: Latest Job Postings

In 2017, job listings are $50 for members and $100 for non-members, posted for 30 days. Post your listing online, and it will also be included here. 

Position Primary Category Organization Date Posted
Charlotte , NC Intern Architect Boomerang Design 8/10/2017
Charlotte`, North Carolina Architect Watson Tate Savory 8/9/2017
Charlotte, Architect Little 8/7/2017
charlotte, North Carolina Project Architect Studio Fusion 8/1/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte Other McCracken & Lopez, P.A. 8/1/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte Project Architect Overcash Demmitt Architects 7/28/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Architect Odell Associates Inc 7/27/2017
Charlotte, Project Architect McCulloch England Associates Architects 7/26/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte Architectural Designer Perkins+Will 7/20/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte Project Manager Perkins+Will 7/20/2017
Charlotte, North Carolina Other McCracken & Lopez, P.A. Consulting Engineers 7/19/2017
Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Project Manager Little 7/19/2017

Visit the AIA Charlotte Career Center for the most current list of job postings.

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