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A Week In Brief
Monday, September 25, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Women in Architecture
Call for 2018 AIACOC Board Members
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards
Register for AIA Conference on Architecture!
Conference Partners
OCFA Quarterly Tour
Drinks X Design
Lean Construction Institute Invite
Nabolz Construction Invitation
IES Golf Tournament
ASPE Monthly Luncheon
Mark Your Calendars!

September 26:  Women In Architecture
September 28: OCFA Tour of St. Patrick Catholic Church
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
October 26: Architecture after 5 at ADG
November 2: OCFA's Drinks X Design
November 16: AIACOC Luncheon

AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA NEWS

Member Spotlight- Coleman Harrison

We love our members!

Coleman Harrsion of Coreslab Structures

Give a Short Bio:  Born in El Reno, OK on Oct. 20, 1960. Graduated from El Reno High School in 1979. Received an Associate Degree in Structural Drafting and Design from Platt College and have class credits from El Reno Junior College, OSU OKC, Redlands Community College and OCCC. My adult jobs have been; draftsman for HK&S Iron Co.; Draftsman/Bridge and Building Inspector for Sturm Engineering;  Construction Administrator with ADG; Project Manager for Advanced Masonry/Structural Stone and Project Consultant for Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.. Married my wife, Debbie, in 1981. We have two children, Lauren 30 and Joel 26, one Grandson Michael Joe 2 and one Granddaughter (due early April) Harrison.

How long have you been an Allied Member of AIA? 9 years

What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  Architecture Tours

What's your favorite thing about AIA ? Being able to meet so many creative people through the various events.

What drew you to the precast concrete business? I have always been interested in the structure of things. I love the aesthetics of beautiful buildings, but I always think of the structure that is holding them up. So this was a natural fit.

Do you do any volunteer work? I have been a volunteer for El Reno Main Street for 26 years.

What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? The Skirvin Hotel - I love older buildings and especially old hotels. The newer hotels typically do not have the character of the older ones and wouldn't it be fun if those walls could talk!

If you were a super hero, who would you be? Superman, it would be great to have superhuman vision and to be able to fly, for starters.

Window or aisle?  I use to be a window person, but on a flight to Paris a few years back I was converted. In the middle of the night over the Atlantic, I thought I was the only person that could not sleep. As I was watching a movie, Here comes this adorable little 2 year old girl with her Daddy walking the aisles to keep her entertained. I looked at them and smiled and they both smiled back. For hours, every time they passed, she would touch my arm and give me the sweetest little smile and occasionally she would say something in French that her Dad would translate . So now I am an aisle person.

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?  Out on a long bicycle ride with my wife.

Women in Architecture - on Tuesday!
Join us on September 26th for Cocktails & Conversation!

September 26, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
AIA Office
1300 North Shartel Avenue

We will meet at the AIACOC office for cocktails and we'll watch two TED Talks which will, of course, spur conversation.

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get.

Register by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net.  

This event is open to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members.  
 
 
Call for 2018 AIACOC Board Members

AIA Central Oklahoma is seeking nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving, please CLICK HERE for the nomination form.  

The positions listed below must be filled by AIA Licensed Architect Members.  

President Elect:   In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors.  In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter.  The President-Elect position is a one year term and this individual will move into the President's position the following year and then into the Past President position. 
 
Vice President:   In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors.  In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter.  The Vice President will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Vice President position is a one year term.
  
Secretary:   The Secretary shall act as the recording and corresponding secretary of the Chapter.  The Secretary shall safeguard all property of the Chapter and issue notices, with the assistance of the Executive Director, of the Chapter.  The Secretary will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Secretary position is a one year term. 
 
Treasurer:   The Treasurer shall have charge and exercise general supervision of the Chapter's financial affairs.  The Treasurer will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Treasurer position is a one year term. 
 
Director:   The Director's of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter will be responsible for serving one and overseeing at least one chapter committee.  The Director's position is a three year term. 
 
In addition to the duties listed above, every AIA Central Oklahoma Board member is asked to commit to:
 
  • Make personal fundraising calls to raise money for AIA Central Oklahoma and its yearly events.  And will continue to work until the chapter fundraising goals have been met.
  • Volunteer for the AIA Architecture Tour set to take place on Saturday, April 14, 2017.
  • Attend 8 of the 11 Board meetings throughout the year.
  • Attend 4 of the monthly luncheons and 4 Architecture after 5 events throughout the year.
  • Attend the AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament either as a participant or as a volunteer and encourage architects to participate in the event.
  • Actively promote membership and recruit members into the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter.
  • Serve on at least one ongoing chapter committee.
Each candidate will be asked to give a 2-3 minute candidate speech before the official election on Thursday, November 16 at the AIA Central Oklahoma November Luncheon.

 
AIA OKLAHOMA NEWS
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
Join us for the AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet that will take place in Bartlesville on Friday, October 20th!  

 
Join Us In Bartlesville! 
AIA Oklahoma Thanks Our Conference Partners!

OKC FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE

Quarterly Tour: St. Patrick Church
Join the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture as Lynne Rostochil takes us on a tour of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church...Oklahoma City's best kept architectural secret!
Thursday, September 28
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
2121 North Portland, Oklahoma City
Cost:
OKC Foundation Members: $10
Nonmembers: $15

Proceeds from our Quarterly Tours go to help fund OCFA's Architecture Scholarships.
REGISTER

 
Drinks X Design

Back by popular demand!  The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture's Drinks X Design event will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017!  

Stay tuned for more information but mark your calendars for an upgraded bus, architects, architecture, drinks and food... and did we mention fun?!  
 
NEWS OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS

LEAN CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE INVITATION
Nabholz Construction Invites You!

 
IES Annual Golf Tournament

ASPE Monthly Luncheons

 
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