August 4, 2017
UNC Charlotte SoA
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, on the Bechtler website.

PARK(ing) Day Save the Date

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, AIA Charlotte will coordinate teams to participate on Friday, September 15. Save the date and look for a call for teams coming soon. Start sketching now!
Building Tour Near Capacity

The August 17 members-only tour of 300 South Tryon is near capacity (and may in fact be full at the time this email is published). Once full, 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.

Register for September 8 Membership Meeting with Zena Howard, AIA

Friday, September 8
5:30 pm
CPCC, Pease Auditorium, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue, 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.

Members News
  • Charlotte architect and founding partner of Neighboring Concepts, Darrel Williams, FAIA, was recently honored with the 2017 Charlotte Post Foundation's Luminary - Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Odell principal and former AIA Charlotte board member Gaurav Gupte, AIA, has been appointed to the City of Charlotte Public Art Commission.
  • Choli Aronson, AIA, a featured speaker at A'17 in Orlando where she discussed social responsibility architecture and examined the emerging trends in affordable housing development, has been hired as a senior project manager with Overcash Demmit Architects.
AIA NC Design Conference Registration Now Open

September 13-15

Registration is now open for the AIA NC Design Conference being held in Wlimington in September. Participants will enjoy, tours, seminars, design charrettes, receptions and an exhibit hall during the 3-day event. 

Find additional details and register online.
Around the AIA

  • Read 2030 By the Numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment. The commitment is a voluntary initiative to commit their practices to advancing the AIA's goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030.
  • The AIA Innovation Award, sponsored by the Technology in Practice Knowledge Community, recognizes the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices. Submit projects by August 21.
  • Free AAH webinar: The Highly Reliable Hospital: Creating a Facility for a HRO on August 8 at 2-3pm EST. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. Register.
UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Lecture
Lorcan O'Herlihy, FAIA

Monday, August 21
2:30 pm
UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium, 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte

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



City of Charlotte: Polk Park Visioning

The City of Charlotte invites input as they seek to re-imagine and rediscover Polk Park, at the intersection of Trade and Tryon, in order to better reflect the identity, history, and future of Charlotte.

Participate in the online visioning exercise.

        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

PARK(ing) Day
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, 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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