Monday, January 11, 2021

January 13: AIACOC Board Meeting
January 20: High School Education Program Committee Meeting
January 22: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting / AIAOK Government Affairs Meeting
January 26: AIA Local Advocacy Committee Meeting
January 27: Women in Architecture: Demystifying Chess
February 10: AIACOC Board Meeting
February 11: AIACOC Virtual Luncheon
February 26: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 25: Architecture after 5 hosted by Flintco, Inc.
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
Register for the AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
Demystifying Chess
Have you always wanted to learn chess? Were you both captivated and mystified by The Queen’s Gambit? Chess involves problem-solving, logic, strategic thinking, and creativity – all qualities that women in architecture have in droves. Come learn how to exercise your brain and have fun at the same time by playing this celebrated game.

Bring your lunch and join Women in Architecture as we host Rebecca Rutledge, avid chess player and Director of the Youth Chess League of Central Oklahoma, Inc., who will orient you to the basics of the game, recommend ways you can learn more and improve your game, and give you the confidence to try it yourself. For those who already know how to play, feel free to join the program to offer insights and ask more advanced questions.
Support AIA Central Oklahoma in 2021!
Mark your Calendars!
Architects Blitz the Capitol:
Stay tuned for more information. We are waiting to learn the COVID protocols before moving forward with the planning of this event. We will update you as soon as we know more. 

AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture: We're excited to see everyone in Edmond at the new Conference Center on September 30 - October 1.

AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet: The AIAOK Design Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 12th at the Devon Tower.
Joint Statement from Peter Exley, FAIA & Robert Ivy, FAIA - Violence & siege of U.S. Capitol
Destruction is not an acceptable form of expression. Violence is not a viable policy position. Neither has a place in civil society. AIA categorically condemns the violence and destruction caused by rioters bent on disrupting the nation’s peaceful transfer of power.
The riots were an appalling act of entitlement and weakness. They were the antithesis of our country’s founding ideals. It was also obvious that the latent response of law enforcement to the mob was yet another reminder of the significant differences between the policing of white vs brown and black people.

The insurgents, their supporters, and instigators do not understand what makes our country strong and enduring: respect for differences, reasoned discourse, and above all, the belief that America’s best days are ahead. There is no better symbol of those ideals than the powerful United States Capitol building. 

But the United States Capitol is also a reminder of the nation’s original sins: The dislocation of native peoples and the enslavement of Africans. It sits on the ancestral land of the Nacotchtank, Piscataway and Pamunkey peoples. And the building was created with the extensive use of the labor and skill of enslaved Africans. That melding of noble aspirations and profound failings is foundational to the American experiment.

We are not a perfect union, yet we continue to strive to be the more perfect union envisioned 233 years ago. That relentless centuries-long pursuit is what inspires millions around the world and gives us hope. 

In the spirit of hope, in a few days we will celebrate the life and exceptional contribution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King dedicated his life to bending the historical arc of our nation closer toward universal justice.

It is also fitting that we will witness the transition of power that symbolizes the collective responsibility of “we the people” to work together toward a future that is fairer, healthier, and more sustainable for everyone, everywhere.

Both are well-timed reminders of what is best about our nation. 
In the coming days, as we begin a new chapter in America’s history, we should all remember that what unites us – the belief that we are created equal and have a responsibility to leave our society better than we found it – is far more important and enduring than suspicion and division. 

As architects, we are committed to those ideals.

Dr. King’s words resonate today, “All mankind is tied together; all life is interrelated, and we are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of identity. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
AGC Invites AIA Members....
AGC Oklahoma would like to invite AIA Central Oklahoma Members to their AGC SOCIAL AT JONES ASSEMBLY on Wednesday. AIA members can register at the AGC Member rate.


Let's toast to the new year and celebrate what is to come at the Jones Assembly - Oklahoma City’s destination for food spirits music located on the west end of downtown on historic Film Row.

Wednesday, January 13
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Jones Assembly
T-Rooms (Upstairs)
indoor+outdoor space available
901 W Sheridan Ave | Oklahoma City 73106