Monday, June 28, 2021

June 29: COTE Coffee
July 2: Office Closed (Melissa Vacation)
July 5: Office Closed - 4th of July holiday
July 20: Virtual Lunch & Learn
July 26 - 30: Experience Architecture (High School Architecture Camp)
July 29: Architecture after 5 at Pella Windows and Doors of Oklahoma
August 5: Women in Architecture Happy Hour
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
October 21: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
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
Do You Have a Project for the AIA Architecture Tour?
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.
COTE Coffee Tomorrow!
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.
Mentors 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
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Incorporating the Forgotten Thermal Benefits of Brick
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
via Zoom

While frequently chosen for aesthetics and durability, clay brick is not often considered when energy efficiency is a primary concern, even though it historically played a significant role in occupant comfort before widespread use of HVAC systems. This course discusses the basics of heat transfer, relevant energy code provisions for walls, and how current research by the National Brick Research Center demonstrates the role that brick veneer can play in meeting or exceeding energy requirements in modern wall assemblies.    
Attendees will earn 1 hour of HSW credit.
Architecture after 5 at Pella Windows & Doors of Oklahoma
Join Us for Women In Architecture Happy Hour
Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Now Open!
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 Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards
Call for Entries
New leaders elected to AIA Board of Directors
Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, elected 2023 President-elect.
Three new leaders were elected to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors on June 15th.

AIA delegates elected Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, of Boston Society of Architects/AIA Massachusetts as the 2022 First Vice President/2023 President-elect; Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, of AIA Columbus/AIA Ohio as the 2022–2023 Treasurer; and Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, of AIA Los Angeles/AIA California as the 2022-2024 At-large Director.

Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, elected 2022 First Vice President/2023 President-elect
Grandstaff-Rice has held a variety of leadership positions at AIA National. In 2017, she was was elected to serve as the 2018-2020 at-large director. She also chaired the Equity and Future of Architecture Committee from 2017-2020 and the Equity in Architecture Commission from 2015-2016. In 2014, she was President of the Boston Society of Architects. Grandstaff-Rice is a senior associate at Arrowstreet in Boston. Her design work has spanned academic, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Liberal Arts in Educational Technology from Harvard University.

Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, elected 2022-2023 Treasurer
Hawk currently serves as the 2019-2021 at-large director on the AIA National Board. He has also supported the organization in a number of other roles, including chair of the Government Advocacy Committee from 2019-2020; member of the Finance and Audit Committee from 2020-2021 as well as the Strategic Planning Committee from 2018-2019. In 2009, he served as president of the AIA Columbus Board of Directors. He is the president of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. The firm partners with clients to design spaces that drive organizational change, attract top-tier talent, and build community. Hawk received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, elected ​2022-2024 At-large Director
Holland has supported AIA National, AIA Los Angeles, and the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) in a number of capacities. Since 2020, he has been the Secretary for the AIA Los Angeles Board of Directors. He has also served as a member of AIA National’s Government Advocacy Committee from 2016-2018. Additionally, Holland has served on NOMA’s Board of Directors as the Immediate Past National President from 2017-2018; 1st Vice President/President-elect from 2013-2014. He was also NOMA’s Midwest Region Board of Directors Vice President from 2009-2012. Holland is the managing principle of k.michael architects, LLC, in Los Angeles. He is committed to providing quality design to all income spectrums. Holland received his Bachelor of Science Architecture from The University of Virginia and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.
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
2nd Annual Row For A Cause!
Questions regarding this event? Contact Darla Mullett of TRW at