Mark Your Calendars!
April 10: Women in Architecture in Stillwater
April 12: AIACOC Luncheon
April 14: AIA Architecture Tour
April 18: Leadership AIA
Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament
May 18: Leadership AIA
June 9: AIA Kickball Tournament
AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA NEWS
Mark Gandy, AIA of Integrated Architecture
I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Architecture degree. After three decades of architecture in Oklahoma, I am excited to begin a new position as Vice President with Integrated Architecture in Edmond, Oklahoma. I live in Edmond with my wife, Laura. My 26-year-old son, Paul, and his wife Alyssa currently live in Kansas City where Alyssa teaches 1st grade and Paul attends and works as an admissions counselor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My daughter, Grace, is a 19-year-old freshman at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. I am looking forward to this season of opportunity with my new firm and spending time with our adult children, family, and friends.
How long have you been a Member of AIA?
What is your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event
I enjoy Architecture Week and professional project review. We are fortunate to have consistent, strong AIA leadership in central Oklahoma. I feel privileged to have been able to serve with my architectural colleagues.
What is your favorite thing about AIA
I chose to become involved as a leader in Oklahoma AIA to advocate for the architectural profession. I also value all I have learned through networking in Oklahoma and nationally with colleagues.
Why did you choose to get involved in the AIA Board
I have seen firsthand how architects can influence the community by creating, understanding, and designing spaces.
What is one of your favorite designs in central Oklahoma
The Children's Center in Bethany, Oklahoma. The Children's Center project allowed me to design spaces which would bring the outside indoors for children that do not have that opportunity. To be able to serve and be part of a project which improves the lives of children is extremely special.
Do you do any volunteer work
I am an active member of Toastmasters International and serve as a Board Member for Baptist Village Communities of Oklahoma. I also teach youth Sunday School and have played drums in our worship band for many years at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.
Window or aisle
? Absolutely aisle.
On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you
? Early Saturday mornings and a few days during the week, I am with my running buddies at Lake Hefner, Mitch Park, or running around our community.
Tickets On Sale for the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour
The 2018 AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 14th. Tickets can be purchased
Check out this year's tour locations!
Video by Benjamin Shullaw, AIA
Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
Join us on April 26th for Architecture after 5!
Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
7613 N. Classen Boulevard, OKC
Architecture after 5 is free to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members and their guests.
Architecture after 5 is meant to bring the local A/E/C community together throughout the year for some much needed social time.
Thank you to our host!
Register for the 2018 AIACOC Golf Tournament!
The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is set to take place on
Monday, May 7th at River Oaks Golf Club!
10:30 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Tee Off
We still have sponsorships available!
Our tournament is quickly filling up so register early! We've sold out the tournament the past 16 years!
Thank you to our Sponsors!!
Lunch & Social Hour Sponsors:
AC Owen Construction
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls
Cory's Audio Visual
GE Johnson Construction
JE Dunn Construction
Red Plains Professional
Shawver & Son
The Womble Company
Drink Cart Sponsors:
CLS & Associates
Harrison Walker & Harper
Miller Tippins Construction
Longest Drive Sponsor:
The Burgess Company
Hole In One Sponsor:
Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis Engineering
MacArthur Associated Consultants
Volunteers for 2018 Kickball Tournament Needed
We are beginning to plan the 2018 AIA Kickball Tournament, tentatively set for Saturday, June 9th and we need your help.
If you are interested in serving on the 2018 Kickball Tournament Committee, please email Melissa at
Open Streets 2018
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make the AIA booth a huge success at Open Streets 2018!
Thanks to Jennifer Bradshaw, AIA for coming up with the very popular idea of building forts!
Other volunteers on Sunday included:
Jason Hukill, AIA of LWPB Architecture
Melody Stinson, AIA of Rees Associates
Kristi Warren of Best Companies
Kevin Bundy, AIA of HSE Architects
Call for Speakers for AIA Oklahoma Conference
2018 AIA Conference on Architecture Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!
OKC FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE
Still Time To Enter Photography Competition!
NEWS OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS
2018 Journal Record Beacon Awards
OKLAHOMA CITY - From donating bicycles to providing free preventive dental care and an after-school music program, several of this year's group of Beacon Award winners made it clear that children are a large part of their charitable efforts. Other overall winners donated their time and resources to help other needy causes and continue the Oklahoma Standard of giving.
The 2017 overall Beacon Award winners include Paycom, Two Men and a Truck, Freestyle Creative, Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma LLC, Delta Dental of Oklahoma, ChappelWood Financial Services, Car Care Clinic and National Charity League Inc. Tulsa Midtown chapter.
"Large and small, this year's honorees really have shown the way," said Ted Streuli, associate publisher and editor of The Journal Record. "Without their generosity, Oklahoma wouldn't be the kind of place where we all want to live, work and raise our families. Our hats are off to these remarkable philanthropists."
The honorees were recognized at the 10th-annual Beacon Awards event Thursday at Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. The overall winners in each category will receive a donation for the nonprofits they support.
"Each year we recognize the businesses dedicated to contributing long-term solutions to our community, and impacting Oklahomans in need daily," said Lee R. Symcox, CEO of presenting sponsor First Fidelity Bank. "Our state's generous corporate citizens are yet another example of the Oklahoma Standard, making this a great place to live and do business."
Other sponsors included the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and the Chickasaw Nation.
Each of the honorees is featured in the Beacon Awards magazine inserted in the July 14 issue of The Journal Record.
Organizations were recognized in large, medium and small divisions for their contributions to the nonprofit community in the categories of philanthropic impact and charitable influence. The large business subcategory represents entities with more than 500 employees. The medium subcategory consists of businesses with 51 to 499 employees, while the small businesses have 50 or fewer employees.
EDRA49 Registration Now Open
Join us for
, June 6-9, 2018, in Oklahoma City to explore our theme,
Social Equity by Design
. As always, we'll have dozens of informative sessions about the latest environmental design research and projects, as well as four mobile sessions, our annual EDRA awards banquet, the book display, and more!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR
AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 2018 PACKAGE SPONSORS!
Find out more information on how you can support AIA
Central Oklahoma in 2018 HERE!