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A Week In Brief
April 4, 2017
In This Issue
April AIA Luncheon
April Women in Architecture
Small Firm Roundtable
AIACOC Honor Awards
Architecture Week 2017
Tour Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers for LEGO CLUB
Roof Design CE Program
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
KIDesign Support Needed!
Jason McLennan Lecture
Herb Greene Lecture
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 14: Small Firm Roundtable
April 17: Endangered Buildings Unvieling
April 17: Architecture LEGO Club
April 21: AIA Honor Awards
April 21: IIDA Fashion Show
April 22: AIA Architecture Tour
April 22: KIDesign
May 5:  Roof Design for the 21st Century
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament


Join us for the April AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon on Thursday, April 13th at OSU-OKC from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Our program will be  Using Social Media to Promote Your Company  presented by  Lauren Daughety of Vann Associates | Marketing + PR. 

Lauren Daughety is a skilled communications strategist with nearly a decade of professional experience creating campaigns, creative and messaging for a variety of businesses and organizations. As executive vice president at Vann & Associates | PR + Marketing, she leads all aspects of client relations and is the chief strategist for media and marketing efforts relating to the variety of clients in the V&A stable. With scores of award-winning public relations and marketing campaigns attributed to her efforts, she utilizes her vision crafting new campaigns for healthcare, tourism and non-profit clients.

Prior to joining V&A, Daughety served as director of corporate communications for Christian Companion Senior care where she developed public relations, media relations and advertising campaigns to promote local and national brand awareness. Daughety has also served as the public relations manager and marketing and advertising coordinator at Frontier Country Marketing Association in Oklahoma City, where she was instrumental in leading media-based campaigns and direct-to-consumer marketing strategy. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications/public relations from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. Daughety resides in El Reno with her husband Chavis and their Great Dane, Merlin.

To register for this luncheon, click on the REGISTER NOW button below.  AIACOC members are free and nonmembers are $25. We will accept reservations through Monday, April 10. 

A big thank you to our April Luncheon sponsors!

Thermal Window

Two Opportunities for Women in Architecture this week!
Wednesday, April 5
5:30 p.m.
OSU School of Architecture
Stillwater, OK
Join Oklahoma State Women in Architecture group for food, conversation and the film "The Empowerment Project"  http://www.empowermentproject.com/  

To RSVP or for questions, please contact Jeanne Homer at jeanne.homer@okstate.edu


Thursday, April 6
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.            
Mercy Hospital, 4300 W Memorial Road
Tour of the new Coletta Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital, by the women-led design team at Rees Associates.
Opened in 2016, the Coletta Cancer Center is a 86,000 sq. ft. facility consisting of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Infusion, Tumor Registry, Clinical Trials, Cancer Resource Center, Breast Center Diagnostics/Imaging, Breast Surgery, PET/CT/ MRI, Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, Cancer Resource Center, Laboratory/Pharmacy and Public Support Services. The Coletta Building is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City, as no other hospital in the area has combined all cancer and breast services under one roof.
Meet in the Main Lobby of the Cancer Center which is located on the south side of the hospital.
This event is free but because it is limited to 20 people, it is open to members only (AIA, Associate AIA and Allied). 
April's Small Firm Roundtable

Are you a sole proprietor or a member of a small firm?  If so, we encourage you to join us for our Small Firm Roundtable on Friday, April 14th at noon at the AIACOC Office.  

April's program will be MARKETING 101 presented by Leslie Goode of Harrison Walker & Harper.  

Leslie Goode is the Business Development Manager for the Construction Division of Harrison Walker & Harper's Oklahoma office.  She has over 30 years in marketing and business development for architecture and construction firms and, her involvement with and leadership in firms of varying sizes, service offerings, markets and cultures gives her a well-rounded perspective of the AEC community.

Leslie specializes in business and marketing planning, developing new business initiatives to grow business, coaching key staff members on business development activities, assisting in strategic project pursuits, and event and publicity management.

A big thank you to Beacon Construction for providing lunch for our April program.  

This program is open to AIA and Associate AIA members of small architectural firms.  

Seating is limited so to register, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net.  

Join us as we honor those who have made 
an impact on  AIA, the profession of architecture 
and the built environment.  

Keynote Speaker:
Gary Brooks
Cornerstone Development
Developer for the First National Center Project

Ron Frantz, AIA
OU Institute for Quality Communities

$45 per person
after April 10, $50

$360 table of 8
after April 10, $400 

April 17 - 22, 2017

Volunteers Needed for the AIA Architecture Tour!
The AIA Architecture Tour is set to take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon - 5:00 p.m. and we need your help to staff each of the tour locations.  Shifts are 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 2:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers receive a FREE ticket to tour opposite their shift. 

Please consider giving a few hours of your time to volunteer.  You can check out the tour locations HERE.
And you can sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE!
Volunteers for LEGO CLUB!                   
AIA Central Oklahoma will again volunteer at Lego Club to teach children about Architecture!  This will kick off Architecture Week 2017 on Monday, April 17th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

We need about 8 volunteers to help plan the activities for the evening and to assist that night as well.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact: Marrina Boontheekul at mb@smallarchitects.com or Morgan Jones atmorgan.jones@metrolibrary.org.
Roof Design for the 21st Century: Roof Systems and Codes

  • Oklahoma's Red Brick Heritage: Restoring as You Renovate
  • History and Advantages of Modified Bitumen in Oklahoma
  • Light Weight Insulation Concrete Over Existing Roofs
  • Single Ply Systems and Uses
  • PMMA  Liquid Applied Systems

This program is FREE but advance registration is required!


The program will be held at Covey Creek Ranch so please free to come in relaxed attire....shorts are acceptable and encouraged!

Mark Your Calendars!
AIA Oklahoma Fall Convention
Thursday, October 19 - Friday, October 20
Bartlesville, OK

Stay tuned for more information! 

And if you have ideas for speakers or programs, be sure to forward them to aiacoc@cox.net

KIDesign KIDesign is an introduction to architecture and design in the world around us. 1st through 6th grade children will participate in various activities as they learn, create, and design their own projects with members of the local architectural community. KIDesign is held each April during Architecture Week.

Our 2017 event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Old Surety Insurance Company located at 5201 N. Lincoln Boulevard, OKC. Registration is FREE. All children attend this program free and in order to do that, we rely on the generous support of sponsors. Sponsorship levels are $300 for a Program Supporter and $100 for a Participant Supporter.  All donations are tax deductible!  If you are interested in sponsoring, please see more information here: http://www.okcarchitecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/KIDesign-Sponsorship-2017.pdf

Questions? Contact KIDesign Chairman, Kevin Bahner at kbahner@wallacesc.com
OU College of Architecture Invites AIA Members on April 5th!                   
Jason McLennan
Founder of the Living Building Challenge
"Creating a Regenerative World"
Lecture and Discussion
Wednesday April 5th @ 4:30 PM
Reception prior to lecture at 4:00 PM w/cash bar
Gould Hall Gallery
College of Architecture
University of Oklahoma
AIA Members will earn 1 hour of HSW Credit. 
Learning Objectives:
·          Understand the basic overview of the Living Building Challenge
·          Understand Climate issues that drive architecture today and tomorrow
·          Understand what serves as regenerative architecture in the realm of practice
·          Identify building precedents for Living Building Challenge and regenerative architecture

ASPE Upcoming Luncheons                   
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