August 18, 2017
UNC Charlotte SoA
Call for Mentors
ACE Mentor Program

Founded in 2007, the ACE Mentor Program of Charlotte is a nonprofit, after-school mentoring program for high school young people interested in architecture, construction, and engineering. The program is currently serving 200 students from CPCC's Central Campus, UNCC Charlotte, Hopewell High School, Myers Park High School, Ardrey Kell High School and East Mecklenburg High School. Under the mentorship of over eighty local industry professionals, students take office tours, participate in hands-on activities and field trips, and work in teams on projects that simulate "real-life" situations. 

Mentors are needed for this worthy program, and the next mentor training date is August 25. Contact Luke Volkmar, AIA, to indicate your interest and learn more. 

Building Tour of 300 South Tryon a Success

A few images of yesterday's building tour at 300 South Tryon. We want to say one more big t hank you to Balfour Beatty for sponsoring the event; to David Loy, AIA, Wade Tucker, Phil Oliver, and Meredith Ray of LS3P; and the Spectrum Companies for hosting.

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 .

REGISTER: Membership Meeting  with Zena Howard, AIA
Three Weeks Out

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. 

Around the AIA
  • Learn more about the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) and its features through a brief video introduction. BRIK covers all facets of the built environment.
  • The deadline for the AIA Innovation Awards, sponsored by the Technology in Practice Knowledge Community, recognizing the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices, is Monday, August 21.
Is your firm interested in projects in China?


China has announced the relocation of a large part of government administrative functions from Beijing to a major new district to be developed in Baoding, China. The initiative will involve a massive building effort for a period of many years. Fortunately for those of us in the Queen City, Charlotte and Baoding are Sister Cities. As a result, there are opportunities through government and private channels to explore partnerships between Charlotte and Baoding design firms to pursue these projects. 


An event is being planned for September 21in Beijing with Baoding officials to explore these opportunities. If you wish to attend, would like to learn more, or would like your firm named among those interested, contact Jim Williams, AIA, by August 28. 


UPDATE: New Time and Location for UNCC Lecture

Monday, August 21 

3:00 pm 

UNC Charlotte Main Campus, Storrs Hall 


The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture opens the 2017/18 school year with a convocation lecture by Lorcan O'Herlihy, FAIA, entitled "Amplified Urbanism." The lecture is free and open to the public. Find additional details online. Please note updated time and location.


Discovery Place: Dream Big on IMAX
Debut: Saturday, August 26 

Part of the programming for "the Year of the Engineer" at Discovery Place includes the IMAX film Dream Big, inspiring stories that celebrate the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and show how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected ways. The film premieres Saturday, August 26. 

        Upcoming Events at a Glance

Thursday, August 24
11:30 am
Thursday, August 24
6:00 pm
YAF Leadership Program Kickoff Social
Thursday, August 31
11:30 am
YAF Leadership Program Session 1
Friday, September 8
5:30 pm
Friday, September 15

Wednesday, September 20
7:30 am

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, 1523 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 300 Architect Clark Nexsen 8/16/2017
Charlotte, Architect DAS Architecture, Inc. 8/14/2017
Winston Salem, Architectural Designer Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 8/14/2017
Charlotte, North Carolina Architect University of North Carolina at Charlotte 8/11/2017
Charlotte, Intern Architect Cline Design Associates, PA 8/11/2017
Charlotte, Intern Architect Insight Architects 8/11/2017
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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