Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 9: AIACOC Board Meeting
June 10: AIACOC Luncheon at Capitol View Event Center
June 17: Architecture after 5 hosted by ZFI Engineering
June 21: Kickball Captain's Meeting
June 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
June 29: COTE Coffee
July 15: Architecture after after 5 hosted by Manhattan Construction
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
October 11-17: Architecture Week
November 5: OKC Foundation for Architecture Drinks X Design
November 11: Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
November 12: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
November 18: AIA Luncheon
AIACOC June Luncheon - Last Chance to Register!
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.  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.
Architecture after 5 at ZFI Engineering!

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
ZFI Engineering Office
8411 s. Walker Avenue, OKC

Thank you to our June host!
Kickball Tournament Teams SOLD OUT But Spectators Welcome!
The tournament is full on teams but spectators are still welcome!

Spectators attend FREE unless you'd like lunch, drinks and snacks throughout the day. If you want lunch etc, you'll need to purchase a spectator wristband IN ADVANCE (no wristbands will be sold at the tournament).
AIA Architecture Tour Set for Sunday, October 17- Call for Nominations!
The 2021 AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Sunday, October 17th from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. We have several locations that have carried over from the cancelled 2020 tour but are in search of a few more projects so if you have a project you'd like to see on the tour... nominate it! The deadline for nominations is July 16th.
Join the Committee on the Environment for COTE Coffee!
Announcing the inaugural AIACOC Committee On The Environment COTE Coffee
Join in on a fun brainstorming session: We'll outline a Central Oklahoma adaptation of AIA's Framework for Design Excellence, mirroring the "If you can do just one thing" sections. What is the purpose of doing this? Glad you asked! This event launches an AIACOC COTE outreach project that positions AIACOC Architects as experts in resilience, sustainability and community building. More details over coffee!
This will be a casual event where participation in the discussion is encouraged. So swing by on your way to the office - light snacks and lots of really good [regular] coffee will be on hand, or bring your own if you prefer - but do sign up, as space limits us to 20 participants.
The event will take place at höffnerdesignstudio, The SLIVR Building, 718 West Sheridan, OKC, OK 73102; Tuesday, June 29th, 8AM - 9AM.
Experience Architecture Volunteers Needed
This program is open to Oklahoma High School students who will be entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year during the 2021- 2022 school year.

We are currently looking for Mentors for the program. The Experience Architecture Committee will be "teaching" the programs each day but we'll need mentors to mentor the students as they work on their project. Time commitment is an hour each morning and an hour each afternoon for the week of the program. We will need two mentors per group. If you're interested, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net.
Thanks to Everyone Who Came Out for Sketching at Scissortail Park hosted by the Emerging Architects Committee
And thank you to Geoff Parker, AIA of Mass Architects for leading the group!
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
2021 Housing Awards
Recognizing the best in housing design   
The 2021 Housing Awards, presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.

This year, 10 projects were recognized for this honor across four categories:
  • Category One: One- and Two-Family Custom Residences
  • Category Two: One- and Two-Family Production Homes
  • Category Three: Multifamily Housing​
  • Category Four: Specialized Housing

hoffnerdesignstudio and OU Students Team Up
Since February, höffnerdesignstudio has been host to OU Gibbs College of Architecture students Reilly Tuer and Kyler Smith. Tuer and Smith are fulfilling their internship semester by doing a project with the City of Edmond that carries forward an Institute for Quality Communities (IQC) initial report. Thanks to funding from IQC, the students are able to have paid internships while working in a professional setting, on a project with real stakes, and for a real client.

The intent of our project is “Activating Alleys.” Fola Salami and Ken Bryan , both of Edmond Planning Department, familiarized us with the alleys and a vision to make them lively, and pedestrian and bicycle safe, while supporting mixed use development. City Councilman David Chapman further emphasized that the City of Edmond understands the need to try a new approach to attracting young people to Edmond and retain them.

In response, the students imagined a place where people could live and work in a forward thinking development. Cars would be secondary to walking and cycling. A multimodal transit hub makes it possible to develop a spine that is at once connective tissue, and an armature for play, commerce, and daily life.

The students’ final report was extremely well received at their presentations both to City of Edmond stakeholders and faculty at the College of Architecture and IQC. Despite being done with fulfilling their internship requirements, the students were motivated to keep going forward. Permission was secured to realize their design in the form of a “tactical urbanism” project; to mock up some elements of their work so people can get a preliminary taste of “The Tracks.”

Painting took place in a day long push led by the students and höffner, together with numerous volunteers, largely from OU College of Architecture. On Thursday, the project will be enlivened with music, pop-up stores, lighting and outdoor seating. During this trial run, volunteers will gather data through behavior mapping and handing out surveys.

“The Tracks” is a collateral project that will take place during the Edmond VIBES art walk on Thursday, June 3 from 5 PM until 10 PM in the alley west of Broadway between W 1st and W Main.
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
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:

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.