Monday, February 15, 2021

February 16: AIACOC COTE Committee Meeting
February 16-19: Virtual AIA National Grassroots Conference
February 26: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 8: AIACOC Luncheon
April 22: Architecture after 5 hosted by Manhattan Construction
April 24: Pella Windows & AIA Corn Hole Tournament
May 3: AIACOC Golf Tournament
June 10: AIACOC Luncheon
June 12: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
June 17: Architecture after 5 hosted by ZFI Engineering
Women in Design Program
Join AIA Eastern Oklahoma on February 24th at 5:30 p.m. for their annual WiD (Women in Design) kickoff as we hear from 4 of our amazing and talented women in the Tulsa area for our Executive Women's Business Owner Panel! Our featured panelists are: Sarah Gould, Molly Jones, JayCee Kearns, and Whitney Stauffer!

The cost to register is $10

Please RSVP at HERE to get the Zoom link. Questions? Email Lindsey Ellerbach at
Attention Associate AIA Members
If you're an Associate AIA member, we'd ask that you take two minutes to take this short survey. This will assist Donovan Linsey, the AIA Central Oklahoma Associates Director, and his committee in better planning for the 2021 Associates events and programs.
Register for the AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
AIA Golf Tournament - May 3, 2021

Registration Opens in March
Calling All Corn Hole Players!
AIA Oklahoma Conference Call of Speakers
AIA Film Challenge 2020 First Place: Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum
How can a building educate and change the world? This is the question posed by the team at Dallas architecture firm, Omniplan. The vision for the museum is to create a deep and authentic experiential journey that grapples with the most difficult and perplexing issues plaguing humanity. 
Congratulations to AIA Central Oklahoma Member, Henry Hepburn, AIA, FRIBA
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of The Bahamas (UB) and noted professional architect, Mr. Henry Hepburn, as a Fellow for 2021, an accomplishment that recognizes the contributions of architects to their communities, the profession, and those who seek to follow in their footsteps.

Both in and out of the classroom, Mr. Hepburn has taught his students how to develop the competencies that are required to meaningfully impact urban planning and design and uplift community. He was pivotal in establishing the Architecture Endowment Fund at UB for scholarships for full-time, undergraduate students of architecture. He has also been intentional about his students actively participating in real-time projects for community development.

“I am elated and honored to have been eligible to be elevated to the esteemed level of Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, for which I give thanks to the Almighty; He has done great things for me,” said Mr. Hepburn, Principal of Henry A. Hepburn Associates, Architects-Urban Planners-Interior Designers.

In making the announcement, RIBA noted that its Fellow Members are inspirational Chartered Members who have made real contributions to architecture and the community. Founded in 1834 for the advancement of architecture, the institute is the oldest professional, architecture body in the world.

In order to become eligible for Fellow Membership, prospective candidates must have demonstrated that they led or played a proactive role in a project that has had a positive social or environmental impact at a local, regional, national or international level; contributed to the advancement or thought leadership of the profession through education, research or technology; and made a significant contribution to architecture through local, regional, national or international initiatives and activities … among others. Mr. Hepburn unequivocally satisfied all of the criteria.

A practicing architect, Mr. Hepburn has also served as faculty at UB for many years, having led the Architecture Department and making vital contributions to the academic field. With the assistance of colleagues, he established the five-year Bachelor of Architecture program at UB, which is comparable to international programs. The Institute of Bahamian Architects (IBA) has also bestowed upon him two awards for Civic and Interior Architecture for ‘Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church,’ Hamilton, Long Island.

Mr. Hepburn views the BA Architecture program at UB as a conduit for excellence in the profession.

“The Bachelor of Architecture program at UB seeks to develop aspiring students, and this honor should inspire young Bahamians, and others, to broaden and expand their horizon beyond The Bahamas, and continue to advance their knowledge … to give back and always strive for excellence,” he said.

“I am privileged to be affiliated with the architecture profession—which is one of the markers of culture, providing spaces and places of worship, work and play, as well as one of service, whose mantra is to promote good stewardship of mother earth—be that in terms of conservation, sustainability, safety and well-being,” said Mr. Hepburn. “Having traveled extensively and studied in the United States, England, Israel and Nepal, has allowed me to make the contributions that I have made to the profession and academia.”
Continuing Education Opportunity on Wednesday
FREE Live Interactive Webcast
Acoustic and Sound Control Design Solutions
By American Training Solutions

Wednesday, February 17th
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7 hours of HSW credit available
Building with Natural Gas in Multi-Family Developments – Leveraging Best Practices and Financial Incentives
Building and designing multi-family developments with natural gas is no longer the logistical challenge it used to be. Join us to learn how you can leverage financial incentives to offset upfront capital costs and hear first-hand from industry professionals about the best practices and creative solutions available when you choose to build with natural gas.