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A Week In Brief
Monday, August 27, 2018
In This Issue
Women In Architecture Happy Hour
AIA September Luncheon
Article Headline
KIDesign Volunteers Needed
Thank You Jack Morgan, AIA
AIAOK Conference Registration Now Open!
Booths & Sponsorships Available!
AIAOK Honor Award Nominations
Buildings + Brews
OUBCC Technical Committee Members Needed
Oktoberfest at Nabholz
Office Space For Lease
Mark Your Calendars!

August 28:  AXP Success Group
August 30: Women in Architecture Happy Hour
August 31: AIAOK Board Meeting
August 31: Leadership AIA Community Service in Tulsa
September 5: KIDesign After School Begins
September 11: Buildings + Brews
September 13: AIACOC Luncheon
September 14: Leadership AIA in OKC
September 19: AIACOC Planning Meeting
October 18: Architecture after 5 at Miller Tippens
October 26: AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
November 8-9: AIAOK Conference on Architecture

Women in Architecture Happy Hour This Week
Join us for our August Women in Architecture Program.... it's a fun one!  Happy Hour!

Thursday, August 30
at 5:30 p.m. 
Stonecloud Brewing Company
at 1012 NW 1st Street

Join us for a relaxing evening of beverages and conversation.  It's a great way to get to know the Women in Architecture group.

Let us know you're coming by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net.  
AIA September Luncheon- September 13

AIACOC Member Survey

On September 19th the AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors will be holding their 2019 Planning Session and planning for 2019.  In order to help with the planning, they'd like to hear from you.  

Please take 6 minutes to complete this

We're Taking KIDesign into the Schools & Need Your Help!
This year, the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture and AIA decided to change up the KIDesign program and take it from a Saturday program and bring it into some of our local schools.  Our goal is to reach a wider audience of children and to be able to reach those who may not otherwise come in contact with an architect. 
This fall semester we will be bringing KIDesign to Eugene Field Elementary's  after-school  program.  We will be teaching 4th and 5th grade students each Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.  One hour will be 4th grade and one hour 5th grade.  We will teach the same program to both classes.  This is where you come in.  We need architects to volunteer to teach a day.  We have the curriculum outlined by topic but the architect volunteers would be responsible for putting together the activities for your day.  We are using Architecture, It's Elementary  as a guide so this will give you ideas for your program.  
So to sum it up, the volunteer's commitment would be putting together the class activities for your day, teaching the day of the program and completing the volunteer form for a background check for OKC Public Schools.  That's it!  And your participation may inspire one of the kids you teach through this program to pursue architecture someday.  How cool is that?! 
Below are the dates we still need help.  We'd like two architects or intern architects for each class and then two additoinal volunteers.  We expect 15-20 kids in each class.  To volunteer or for more information, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net.

October 24
Infrastructure / Structures
from Architecture It's Elementary 5-4, K-5, 2-3


Thank You Jack Morgan, AIA

Jack Morgan, AIA of Guernsey has been serving the members of AIA Oklahoma through his service at the AIA Central States Region as our Regional Representative on the Strategic Council.  Jack will be ending his three year term at the end of the year and was recognized for his serve at the Summer AIA  Central States Region Meeting in Kansas City last week.  

Thank you for your service Jack!
Early Bird Registration Ends Friday!  Register to Earn 12 hours of HSW credit!
Join us for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!

Great Speakers!
Fun at the Children's Museum!
Scavenger Hunt!
Tradeshow Bingo!
HSW Credit!

November 8-9, 2018 in Enid, Oklahoma

We have a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Rooms are $99 plus tax per night.
Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 580-540-4256. The group code is AIA.
This block and special rate will be on a first come basis and the block will be released on October 7, 2018.

Booths & Sponsorships Still Available!  
We still have booths and sponsorships available for this year's AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!  We hope you'll join us in Enid Oklahoma on November 8-9.  It's going to be another great conference!!

AIA Oklahoma Honor Awards: Call for Nominations

Deadline September 21


Buildings + Brews on September 11
These events are free but let us know you're coming.  
It's a great opportunity to meet new people, support a 
local brewery and learn from architects.  


OUBCC Technical Committee Members Needed
The OUBCC has voted to review the 2018 Editions of the International Building Code® (IBC®), International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®), International Fire Code (IFC®), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC®), International Mechanical Code (IMC®), and International Plumbing Code (IPC®), for possible adoption.

We are developing two committees to review the six codes, the BEBF committee will review the IBC®, IEBC®, and IFC® and the FGMP will review the IFGC®, IMC® and IPC®. If you are interested in serving on either of these two volunteer technical committees, please fill out an volunteer technical committee application. 

The deadline to submit an application is, Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Nahbolz Construction Invites You!

Please RSVP to 
Office Space For Lease

Robert and Cara Barnes have recently purchased the two story building  at 626 W Main (across from Main Street Arcade). They will be moving into the loft upstairs and will lease the ground floor commercial space
  • 1650 +/- sf professional space at 626 W Main
  • white box, ready for tenant improvements
  • 3 year lease, $22/sf + electricity and parking

If interested, please contact Cara Barnes at 405-210-0241.

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