Tuesday, April 27, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

April 29: Tour of the Walcourt Building!
May 3: AIACOC Golf Tournament
May 4-7: AIA Office Closed. Melissa Vacation
May 25: AIACOC Emerging Architects Sketching Event
June 10: AIACOC Luncheon at Capitol View Event Center
June 17: Architecture after 5 hosted by ZFI Engineering
June 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
July 15: Architecture after after 5 hosted by Manhattan Construction (tentative)
July 26 - 30: Experience Architecture (High School Architecture Camp)
August 12: AIACOC Luncheon at Capitol View Event Center
August 26: Architecture after 5 at KFC Engineering
September 9: AIA Luncheon
September 23: Architecture after 5 at Boldt Construction
September 30- October 1: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture in Edmond
November 5: OKC Foundation for Architecture Drinks X Design
November 12: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
November 18: AIA Luncheon
Tour the Walcourt Building on Thursday!
The Walcourt was completed in 1929 as a luxury apartment building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 at which time it was already boarded and barely saved from the highway construction to the west which sealed the fate of so many other historic properties. The building remained boarded for 36 years until 2018 when the process of restoration and rehabilitation began. Over the years the shuttered building endured a few fires, vandalism, and theft of copper flashing leaving it open to the elements. Work included extensive structural repairs, window restoration, interior plaster restoration, retention of historic fireplace tile. New work includes ample parking, energy conservation, ADA, and code related upgrades of the building envelope, access, and systems. Other improvements include an elevator, touchless plumbing fixtures, and a medical grade air filtration system. With construction nearly completed, the building has been designed to be adaptively reused as Class A office space.
 
Owner: Walcourt Partners, LLC represented by Steve Morris, CPA
Architect: Preservation and Design Studio. Catherine Montgomery AIA, Principle in Charge, and David Thach, Assoc. AIA, Project Lead
Contractor: gumerson blake, Design Build, Jeff Blake, President

Our 5:00 p.m. Tour is sold out but you can still sign up for the 5:45 p.m. Tour
AIACOC June Luncheon Program
Join AIA Central Oklahoma for our AIA June Luncheon set to take place on Thursday, June 10th at the Capitol View Event Center located at 5201 N. Lincoln Blvd. This luncheon will take place in person only and masks will be required.  The June Luncheon program will be The National Guard Armory, the Future Home of Coop Ale Works. 
When the former National Guard Armory at 200 NE 23 came up for sale Coop Ale works jumped at the chance to revive a part of Oklahoma’s history and create a place the community can be proud of.
When the former National Guard Armory at 200 NE 23 came up for sale Coop Ale works jumped at the chance to revive a part of Oklahoma’s history and create a place the community can be proud of.

The armory was built in 1935, was once home to the 45th Infantry and National Guard. It was vacated by 2010. The cavernous former armory, spanning 72,667 square feet, was seen as a potentially awkward fit for most development possibilities due to its design. The bulk of the interior is just the ground floor with the roof three stories above.  Floors line the east and west sides of the building overlooking the space.

That design, however, was seen as ideal for an expanded COOP Ale Works brewery that will be transformed into a visitor destination with the side offices turned into a boutique hotel. The proposal called for 16 hotel rooms overlooking the production floor with the opposite side of the building to be home to a restaurant and event venue.

Coop Ale Works hired Spur Design as the architect for the project. Join Daniel Mercer of Coop Ale Works and Seth Cavin, AIA of Spur Design to learn more about this fascinating project!
Daniel Mercer is a Yukon native who has spent most of his life in Oklahoma City and its surrounds. He graduated from OCU, began his career in venture capital and made several transitions throughout two decades, including consulting, flying in the US Air Force, corporate finance and, most recently, beer. Mr. Mercer co-founded COOP Ale Works in 2008 with a goal of creating a production brewery Oklahoma City would be proud of. He led the company through its 2014 expansion and is currently spearheading COOP’s $28 million renovation and expansion of the historic 23rd Street National Guard Armory.
Seth Cavin, AIA is the founding principal and owner of Spur Design. He is a licensed architect and currently serves as President for the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIACOC). Seth has been married for 17 years to his fabulous wife, Erin and has three amazing children and an overly-dependent dog. Seth started Spur Design in 2008, taking the best of experiences from his time at other firms in Oklahoma City and Kansas City to create a fun, focused, and efficient work environment which embraces investment and growth of staff into future firm leadership. Under his leadership and direction over the last 13 years, Spur Design has grown to 60+ employees who provide Architecture, Interior Design, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, and Cost Estimating services through their Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and Phoenix offices.

The deadline to register for the June AIA Luncheon is Friday, June 4th. AIA, Associate AIA and Allied Members attend free. The cost for nonmembers is $30.
Join us for Sketching at Scissortail Park!
Register for the AIA Kickball Tournament!
The AIA Kickball Tournament is set for Saturday, June 26th at 9:00 a.m. at the PCAA Fields located on Britton Road.


Please note: Spectators attend free but if you'd like BBQ lunch, snacks, gatorade etc throughout the day, registration and a fee applies.
Conference Booths & Sponsorships Now Available for the AIA Oklahoma Fall Conference!
The AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture will take place on September 30 - October 1 in Edmond at the Edmond Conference Center.

Are you interested in joining us for the 2021 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture as an exhibitor or sponsor? Find out more HERE!
Book Your Hotel Room for AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!
AIA Oklahoma Conference | September 30 - October 1, 2021

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Edmond Oklahoma City North
Group Name: American Institutes of Architects Oklahoma Conference 2021
Deadline to book: September 3, 2021
AIA National Conference on Architecture is Virtual! Register Today for $99
A’21 brings together leaders in architecture and beyond for a four-day, immersive digital experience that defines the year ahead. It’s the architecture and design event of the year!

AIA Central States Design Awards Hosted by AIA Kansas
The AIA Central States Region Design Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding architecture coming from the region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. 

Entries must be designed by AIA CSR members or must be projects completed within the Central States Region and designed by a fellow AIA member. 
 
Award recipients will be publicly announced during the Virtual AIA Kansas | AIA Central States Region Design Excellence Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Submissions are due July 23, 2021

Questions? Contact Kelly Engelke
Thank you Pella Windows and Doors of Oklahoma for Hosting a Fun Cornhole Tournament!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pella Cornhole Tournament this weekend!

And congratulations to the Hutcheson team from Pella for taking first place and to Gary Armbruster, AIA of MA+ Architecture and his son Nick for taking home second place!
Upcoming CE Programs from Benjamin Moore & Co.
April 27- LEED v4: PAINT AND COATINGS
AIA 1.0 HSW
A comprehensive overview of LEED v4 BD+C New Construction credits – and how paints and coatings can contribute directly and indirectly to LEED credits. We will review credit intents, explain credit requirements, and explore where to find materials to meet the needs of the credits.

All Classes will be accessed through BlueJeans Webinar https://bluejeans.com/566353541

Questions? Please contact Brandy at brandy.becerra@benjaminmoore.com
Vinyl Siding Institute CE Program
Sustainability and resiliency - How it applies within the Built World
Wednesday, May 19th at 12:00 p.m. (1 HSW)

Provide a background on where we are going as far as trends in the term “green building”. Over the past 15 years the built industry has been moving in a direction to understand and create stronger, longer lasting structures while consider environmental impact. The term that has been most used over this time is “green building” – well the thought process is evolving, and we are now thinking more in terms of science and facts. The terms more widely used now, and which provide a more specific focus , are sustainability and now resiliency … these terms, in my opinion, have more meaning than just saying green building. So let me provide you with a overview of this trend and what it means for our industry, the polymeric cladding industry.


Questions? Please contact: Alex at afernandez@vinylsiding.org
Versico Roofing Systems’ Upcoming Webinars
Versico Roofing Systems’ CCM University offers AIA-accredited on demand e-learning courses, webinars, and lunch-and-learn requests all in one place. 


Upcoming Webinars include:

Vegetated Roofing Systems, May 20, 2021 at 1 p.m. CST

PVC Roofing Materials, June 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. CST

If you have any questions about Versico Roofing Systems, please reach out to your local sales team, Walco, at (405) 810-0111 or Liz@walcousa.com.