Monday, September 14, 2020

September 16: AIACOC Board Meeting & 2021 Planning Meeting
September 17: AIA Luncheon 
September 18: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
September 24: Women in Architecture Virtual BINGO
September 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
September 30 - October 2: AIAOK Conference on Architecture 
October 5: Design Award Submissions Due
November 9: Virtual Lunch & Learn - Acoustics
November 10: Architecture Week Event at The Bower (more info soon)
November 11: AIA Luncheon
November 12: AIACOC Design Awards Celebration
November 13: Photography Competition Winners Announced
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers
We Still Have Seats Available! Register Today!
Join us on Thursday, September 17th at 11:30 a.m. for the AIA Central Oklahoma September Luncheon Program. Our guest speaker will be Michael Carrier with the Oklahoma Convention & Visitors Bureau. Join Mr. Carrier to learn more about the exciting new convention center and its impact on tourism in Oklahoma City.  
Mike Carrier joined the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau in July 2007 as its President. He is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and holds both a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters in Education from East Tennessee State University.
He has been active in the travel and tourism industry for over 35 years, working in meeting planning, hotel sales, facilities management and has served as President of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Greenville and Columbia South Carolina and Knoxville Tennessee. Prior to his move to Oklahoma City, he served as the General Manager of the Shreveport Convention Center. 

Carrier has been actively involved in numerous industry associations including serving as President of the Carolinas Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and 3 years on the Board of Directors of the Destination Marketing Association International. He currently serves as a member of the Convention Center Subcommittee of the MAPS3 Program in Oklahoma City.
This luncheon will be held in person at the Capitol View Event Center with a maximum capacity of 50 people. We will be serving a buffet lunch but it will be served by the cater, Prairie Gypsies and they will be wearing masks. Attendees will be required to wear masks until seated.  REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
WiD Invite Women in Architecture to BINGO NIGHT!
The AIA Eastern Oklahoma Women in Design group has invited our Women in Architecture group to join them for BINGO on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Call. 
Cost: $5 for WiD & WIA members
$15 for nonmembers

Questions? Email Lindsey Ellerbach at 
Last Day to Register for Kickball is TUESDAY!
Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PCAA Fields
3100 West Britton Road, OKC
$400 - Team of 12 Players
Deadline to Register is Tuesday, September 15th.  
AIA Awards Celebration is Going to the Drive-In
We're excited to announce that this year's Design Awards Celebration will be held at the Winchester Drive-In on Thursday, November 12! We'll show the awards up on the big screen followed by a fun movie.
Help us select the movie.... VOTE HERE.
Stay tuned for more information on the event.
Register for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture.. Just $50 for Members!
Support ARCPAC for a Chance to WIN!!

Because the AIA Conference on Architecture is virtual this year, we'll be doing the ARCPAC raffle virtual as well!  
You can purchase your tickets now through noon on October 2nd to support AIA Oklahoma's work at the Capitol and for a chance to win!
AXP Friendly Firm Application - Deadline Extended!
The AIA Oklahoma AXP Friendly Firm program (formerly "intern friendly firm") began in 2006 to recognize those firms that go above and beyond to help intern architects advance in their career through leadership opportunities and assistance throughout the licensure process. The program is now called AXP Friendly Firms to highlight the importance of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). AIA Oklahoma believes this program benefits both the interns and the firms that participate. It helps bridge the gap between education and experience by providing the tools necessary to achieve licensure. Firms benefit by creating an atmosphere of learning and professional growth, promoting professional development of staff so that more responsibility can be shared and fostering relationships among staff that create a positive environment which aids in retention of employees and a positive reputation among likely recruits. In the end the sharing of knowledge between those who have experience and those who are eager to learn benefits the profession as a whole.

Deadline Extended to Friday, September 18th.
Submit your project to the 2020 Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients to support the design, delivery, and operation of buildings or research in practice or academia. The non-refundable entry fee is $350 for members, $400 for non-members, and $100 for academic institutions per submission.

Understanding design industry risks
Join us for a free webinar on Sept. 30 that explores strategies for identifying, understanding, and managing risks in the design industry. Presenters will cover changing standards of care, scope creep, fiduciary responsibility, BIM, and economic loss. Earn 1 LU

Daniel S. Hart elected 2021 First Vice President/2022 President-elect
2021 First Vice President/2022 President-elect
Today, the AIA announced the results of the campaigns for its national offices, following elections held this week. Daniel S. Hart, FAIA, will be the 97th President of the American Institute of Architects beginning December 2021 for one year, succeeding 2020-21 President Peter Exley, FAIA, of Chicago.

Hart, a member of AIA Austin, is the executive vice president of architecture and serves on the board of Parkhill, a 380-person A/E firm, with offices throughout West Texas. He was an adjunct instructor of architectural engineering at Texas Tech University and is a trustee on the board of Schreiner University. Hart was president of the Texas Society of Architects in 2011. He served as 2016 moderator of the AIA Strategic Council and has chaired the AIA Board Knowledge Committee. He is a distinguished alumnus of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, where he also serves as the founding president of the Design Leadership Alliance.

Hart’s election comes at a critical time for the architecture profession, whose members are charged with ensuring health, safety, and wellness during a pandemic, amid calls for equity and racial justice, and at the vanguard of climate action. “We architects know—and our social contract stipulates—we are the stewards of the built environment related to health, safety, and wellbeing. As daunting as our nested crises seem, I have faith we will prevail. We are architects, we have each other, we have design, and we know how to bring it home.”

After cancelling its annual Conference on Architecture due to covid-19, the AIA conducted its elections remotely. Delegates submitted ballots beginning September 2, and results were announced on September 4.

2021-2022 Secretary
William R. Turner Jr., AIA, a member of AIA Colorado, will become the AIA’s secretary in 2021. Turner ran on a platform of providing leadership on climate change, a commitment to diversity, and revising AIA’s leadership structure. In a recent speech, Turner noted, “In the coming years, the institute has challenging work to do. We must make prioritized decisions in how the organization best serves the members while remaining focused on strengthening the value of architecture while working with a diminished budget.”

2021-2023 At-large Director
Ryan J. Gann, Assoc. AIA (AIA Chicago/AIA Illinois) was elected 2021-23 At-large Director, a position created in 2015 and first occupied in 2016 as part of the AIA Board of Directors’ restructuring. Gann joins 2019-21 At-large Directors Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, and Jessica A. Sheridan, AIA, as well as 2020-22 At-large Directors Mark Levine, FAIA, and Britt Lindberg, AIA
Support the Lynne Rostochil National Register Grant
The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) offers an annual grant program to fund the preparation of National Register nominations for structures, sites, and/or districts in central Oklahoma.

This grant program has been established in memory of Lynne Rostochil, an architectural historian and photographer who, in her lifetime, passionately advocated for and diligently recorded Oklahoma's rich architectural heritage. The OCFA intends to honor Lynne's legacy by nominating structures, sites, and/or districts for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in order to continue her work to identify, evaluate, and promote the states' historic resources.

The grant award amount will be based on the Preparer's cost estimate for the preparation of the nomination and is presumed to cover any and all expenses related to the preparation of the nomination, including but not limited to travel, printing, postage, and photography.

The grant application is open with applications due October 15th. We're also still seeking donations to help fund the program.

Please consider giving a tax deductible donation to support this important program.

SMPS Oklahoma Fall Training Series
JonRobert Tartaglione will be the guest speaker. He is the owner of Influence 51 which partners with clients in order to teach them the psychology behind how to shape attitudes, shift decisions, and change behaviors, as well as assisting them incorporate this knowledge into their strategies and systems. 
These sessions will be great for all levels, interns, architects, Associates and Principals.
90-minutes each session
Tuesday, September 15th @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"The Five Principles of Influence"
Thursday, September 17th @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"Your Brand, Your Voice, and Your Strategy"
Tuesday, September 22nd @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"Influence in Action"