November 3, 2017
UNC Charlotte SoA

At Thursday's Risk Management Seminar, a sold-out crowd heard from legal and financial experts on risk topics for AE professionals. Our thanks go to the speakers and attendees who spent the afternoon with us (and earned 4.5 LU/HSW in the process!).
Earn 1 LU/HSW at
November Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 15
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Extravaganza Depot, 1610 North Tryon St., Charlotte 

At our November Membership Meeting, Patrick G. Granson, MCP, CBO, LEED-AP, who succeeded Jim Bartl, AIA, as Director of Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement on September 1, will give an update of Code Enforcement Office news.  

This will also serve as the 2017 annual business meeting. Please come prepared to vote on the slate of Board Officers and Directors who will serve through the 2018 calendar year. 

The meeting is free to members and sponsors, and lunch is provided beginning at 11:30 am; the program starts promptly at noon. Non-members pay $45 to attend. All must register.

Sign in at the event to earn 1 LU/HSW.

Monday is the Last Chance
for Design & Service Awards Gala Tickets

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

Join your colleagues and friends in your best cocktail attire, and raise a glass to all our members have accomplished in 2017 at the Design & Service Awards Gala! The night kicks off with heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and live music in the beautiful lobby of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Then settle in at the Knight Theater where we'll honor architectural excellence and the exceptional work of our design and service award recipients. Close out the evening with coffee and dessert. 

In addition to individual tickets, a new feature this year is a six-ticket package that offers a savings of $65. Follow this link to purchase individual or package tickets. Spouses and significant others are welcome.

Member rate: $65 
Associate rate: $45 
Non-member rate: $80 
NEW! Six-ticket bundle: $325

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

Small Firm Roundtable
on November 9

Thursday, November 9
11:30 - 1:00 pm 
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

Mark Antonuccio, CSI, CDT, Assoc. AIA, presents Fenestration in Contemporary Residential (and Commercial) Applications when the Small Firm Roundtable meets on November 9. 

Lunch starts at 11:30 and the program begins promptly at noon. Members attend free; non-members pay $25; all must register.

Please note: the Roundtable does not have a second meeting in November. The next meeting/last of the year will be December 14.

Sign in at the event to earn 1 LU/HSW.
Call for Presenters
2018 Small Firm Roundtable

The Small Firm Roundtable 2018 calendar is now open for interested presenters who offer 1-hour AIA-accredited HSW presentations. 


The group meets on second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille in Charlotte. AIA Charlotte staff coordinates promotion, registration, and catering. Presenters are responsible for bringing a laptop to run their presentation, paying the restaurant at the end of the seminar (average $750), and filing course attendance through the AIA CES system.


If you are interested, review the available dates on this page and contact Lauren Burn.


USGBC NC Roundtable on Growth in Charlotte

Wednesday, November 29
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Byron's South End, 101 West Worthington Ave., Charlotte  

AIA Charlotte has partnered with the USGBC NC chapter as they present an expert roundtable discussion on Growth in Charlotte, including community development challenges and opportunities through the lens of economics, transportation, and human experience. Panelists include Charlotte Chamber president and CEO Bob Morgan, Sustain Charlotte Program Director Meg Fencil, Laura Simmons from UNC Charlotte's Urban Institute, and CATS CEO John M. Lewis, Jr. Charlotte Center City Partners' Richard Thurmond moderates.

Sign in at the event to earn 1 LU/HSW.
AIA Charlotte Board Endorses School Bonds

AIA Charlotte's Board of Directors voted to endorse the 2017 School Bonds Referendum that will appear on the ballot in November and encourages you to learn more and get involved by visiting the "Vote Yes For Bonds" campaign website .

ai Design Group is now Progressive AE


As of November 1, ai Design Group has finalized its merger with Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Progressive AE and officially adopted their name. The office will remain in Charlotte. Read the full press release

UNC Charlotte Associate Professor Awarded AIA Upjohn Grant

Associate professor at UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture Dr. Kyounghee Kim has been awarded an 2017 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant ($30,000) for Biophilic Architecture: Sustainable Materialization of Microalgae Facades in support of her research on high-performance building envelope design.

        Upcoming Events at a Glance

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 pm
Thursday, November 9
11:30 am
Thursday, November 9
11:30 am
Wednesday, November 15
11:30 am
Thursday, November 16
6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 29
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, NC Other starrdesign 10/31/2017
Charlotte, NC Intern Architect Axiom Architecture 10/30/2017
Charlotte, Project Architect ODELL 10/26/2017
Charlotte, North Carolina Other University of North Carolina Charlotte 10/26/2017
Charlotte, Architectural Designer Perkins+Will 10/18/2017
Boone, Project Architect Coffey Architecture PLLC 10/16/2017
Charlotte, North Carolina Intern Architect Cline Design Associates, PA 10/10/2017
Charlotte, Project Manager Housing Studio, PA 9/21/2017
Charlotte, Intern Architect Housing Studio, PA 9/21/2017
Charlotte, North Carolina Project Architect Gresham, Smith and Partners 8/24/2017
Charlotte, Architect DAS Architecture, Inc. 8/14/2017

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

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