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A Week In Brief
May 24, 2017
In This Issue
Register for AIA Kickball Tournament!
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Small Firm Roundtable on June 6
AIA June Luncheon
Cocktails & Credits
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards- Call for Entries
Volunteers Needed for Preservation Conference
June 3:  AIA Kickball Tournament
June 6:  Small Firm Roundtable
June 7-9: Preservation Conference 
June 17: AIA / Downtown OKC Volleyball Tournament
June 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
June 29: Cocktails & Credits
August 24: Architecture after 5
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet


Sign Up for KIKCKIN' IT 2017!  - Deadline to Register is May 30th!

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lake Hefner Park
Lake Hefner Parkway & Grand Blvd.

Does your firm want to play but doesn't have enough to make a full team?  Contact us at aiacoc@cox.net and we'll try to pair you up with another group that might need players.  

AIA & Downtown OKC Beach Volleyball Tournament! - Only 3 spots left!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00(ish) p.m.
Bricktown Beach

The Bricktown Beach is back and that means our Bricktown Beach Volleyball Tournament is as well!  

This year Downtown OKC has joined the fun and will be bringing in bleachers, food trucks, a DJ and the Dodgers will open up concessions! Wow!

Don't miss out... register early because we only have space for 12 teams and this year's event is open to the public!  The tournament will be double-elimination.  Each Match will be the best 2 out of 3 games to 15 points.

For more information on the tournament and to register, please CLICK HERE.

Small Firm Roundtable on June 6 
Are you a small firm?  Join us for our next Small Firm Roundtable on Tuesday, June 6th at noon at the AIA Office. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us to learn more about Preparing Effective Proposals! 

Preparing Effective Proposals presented by Lindsay Long, CPSM of Poe & Associates and Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM of ZFI Engineering.  
Lindsay Long, CPSM is the Marketing Coordinator for Poe & Associates, Inc. Her duties include coordinating marketing activities for Poe's three offices (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kansas). Some of her responsibilities include proposal preparation, interview preparation, maintaining marketing databases, assisting Principals as needed with client contact/communication, and planning office functions and company-wide functions.  

Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM joined ZFI Engineering in 1990 as a CAD technician. Since then, he has worked his way into a leadership role and is now a firm Principal and one of the largest shareholder in the firm.  His duties include coordinating all of the marketing and business development activities, managing the daily business operations, and overseeing the IT needs.  Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013. He is actively involved locally, regionally and nationally in the society. Nationally he has served as chair of the Certification Committee, the Blueprints Taskforce, and the Treasurer's Taskforce. In 2013, he served as co-chair for Build Business in Orlando, FL. Chris is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer on the Society's board of directors.  In 2011, he was honored by The Journal Record by being selected as one of Oklahoma's top "Achievers under 40."

To Register, Email to aiacoc@cox.net (Seating is limited).  

AIA June Luncheon
Join us for our third annual "Developer's Showcase" at which featured speakers will present some of their recent and upcoming projects, and describe the role that design plays in their development work.
The AIA June Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center building on the 3rd floor.

David Remy, Blair Remy Architects, is most interested in applying thoughtful design in architecture and planning across varying scales to affect our most complex issues.  He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.  He has recently designed his own contemporary infill home in one of the city's historic preservation districts, combining planning and design and well as roles of owner and architect.
Teresa Smith, Senior Planner, City of Oklahoma City Planning Department, and Klaas Reimann-Philipp, Project Manager at Common Works Architects, worked with the Jefferson Park Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) to create Classen 29, an affordable housing development located near the NW corner of 29th Street and Classen Boulevard.  Teresa is a twenty-year veteran of City government; now in the Housing & Community Development Division of the Planning Department, she manages developer housing projects funded under the federal HOME program. 
Klaas Reimann-Philipp has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma and is passionate about contributing to the local built environment through both architectural and planning efforts.

Richard McKown works as a developer, artist and community designer. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Boston University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a fellowship in painting from Yale University.  McKown's interest in mixed-use, walkable communities has led him to the development of infill projects in downtown Oklahoma City. As development partner for City Center Development, LLC, McKown completed LEVEL, MOSAIC, OKSEA and the restoration of the Rock Island PLOW building in Bricktown.  Most recently, his focus on developing meaningful community open spaces, combining low impact development techniques, sculpture and narrative has led him to the exploration of tiny houses.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Cocktails & Credits on June 29
Join us for Cocktails and Credits on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the AIA Office.

The Psychology of Urban Play: The Human Dimension 
hosted by KOMPAN, Inc.

Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the effect that urban environments have on families, seniors and especially children.
- Articulate how millennial and baby-boomer preferences for urban living and other urban trends can be translated to relevant play spaces.
-Define key elements that need to be addressed when planning motivating urban play environments.
-Identify examples of great national and international play spaces in cities and learn how to utilize these findings in your future urban planning projects. 

Attendees will earn one hour of HSW credit for attending.  This program will be reported by Kompan, Inc.

AIACOC Members attend free.  Nonmembers: $10.

Get Your Booth for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture Today!  They're Going Fast!

AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries!
The purpose of the AIA Oklahoma Awards of Excellence Program is to increase the public awareness of architecture by recognizing outstanding projects, their architects and clients, to increase the public and client demand for quality design and to encourage the profession to pursue the highest standards of design.

Volunteers Needed for the Preservation Conference

Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma's 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference will take place in Oklahoma City on June 7-9 and we need your help!  This annual event returns to Oklahoma City for the first time in twenty-two years and will discuss the future of historic preservation statewide and ways to keep current on the fundamentals for identifying and protecting the heritage of all Oklahomans. We anticipate about 350 attendees.
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, room monitoring, and set-up.  Shifts are available throughout the conference and registration fees will be waived for all volunteers.  To sign up, please click the link below!

Please contact David Pettyjohn at Preservation Oklahoma, 405.525.5325 or david@preservationok.org, with any questions. For more information about the conference, including a conference brochure, please click here.

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