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A Week In Brief
Monday, August 28, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Chit Chat Luncheon
Membership Survey
Arch After 5 Pictures
Call for 2018 AIACOC Board Members
Register for AIA Conference on Architecture!
Conference Partners
OSU Alumni Event
Hurricane Harvey Update
IES Golf Tournament
Mark Your Calendars!

September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
September 20: AIACOC 2018 Planning Meeting
September 26:  Women In Architecture
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
October 26: Architecture after 5 at ADG
November 16: AIACOC Luncheon


Member Spotlight - Jeff Tice, Assoc. AIA

Jeff Tice, Assoc. AIA of ADG, P.C.
Bio:   I was born and raised here in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and will be 34 years old in May of this year.  I have a beautiful wife and two wonderful healthy children ages 5 and 7. I have lived in the Edmond/Deer Creek area for about three years.  I have been involved in the Architecture and Engineering industry for a little over ten years. Although I worked in the Civil industry for approximately two years before landing my first architecture job. I played sports growing up my whole life, I played Junior College baseball where I was a pitcher and an academic All-American in 2002-2003 at Redlands. Playing all those sports growing up may very well be why my competitive nature shows through at all the AIA Kickball tournaments and any other event I may be involved in.  I have been with ADG for about 5 years and love the projects and people I work with.
How long have you been a member of AIA? 8+ years
What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  I loved two -- the kickball and the volleyball tournaments last year.
What's your favorite thing about AIA?   My favorite thing about AIA is the ability it has to bring different like-minded professionals together for growth and fellowship. It creates a social platform that bridges the gap between different styles of architecture and practice while allowing members to gain insight through a holistic viewpoint.
What drew you to architecture?  When I was around nine or ten years old my parents were looking to buy, or build a house in a new area. I was amazed at the different types of floor plans that we looked at and how vastly different they all were. So, I asked my parents to buy me some grid paper and I began to sketch out floor plans that included my parents interests and desires. I began to listen to their wish list so I could try to incorporate them into a living floor plan. I was hooked! Over the next few months I couldn't stop drawing more and more floor plans for houses, the houses always getting bigger and better until my imagination really exceeded any actual budgetary reality. In that moment at the age of nine I knew that point I wanted to be involved in architecture.
Do you do any volunteer work?  I'm a Life Church volunteer and I coach Little League football, baseball and basketball. And, I volunteer for AIA Central Oklahoma, of course.
What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma?  Any of the projects I have worked on. No, seriously, probably the Stage Center/Botanical Gardens area or The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum.
If you were a super hero, who would you be?   Because of my Revit modeling background, I would have to say The Green Lantern or Batman, mostly because I would have a firm grasp of what it means to be able to model or conjure anything from imagination, or even use one of my self-made tools that I needed to conquer evil (in a ".rfa format" of course).
Window or aisle?  Window

AIA Central Oklahoma September Luncheon!

Join us for our annual CHIT CHAT Luncheon where presenters will present using 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide.  This program will take place on Thursday, September 14th at 11:30 a.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center on the 3rd Floor.  

Our presenters and presentations are:

The American School of Architecture 
Stephanie Pilat, Assoc. AIA

Interactive Community Identity
Larry Lucas, AIA

Heartland Middle School- What is the Heartland?
Jason Pierce, Photographer

Building a Ritz in the Rockies 
David Brewer, AIA

AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
Jack Morgan, AIA and Kristi Warren

Rebuilding Canadian Valley Technology Center
Gary Armbruster, AIA

AIA Central Oklahoma members attend free of charge and nonmembers are $25.00 each.  The deadline to register is Friday, September 8th.  

A big thank you to our sponsors: 

Smith & Pickel

AIACOC Membership Survey
The AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, September 20th to plan the chapter's events and programs for 2018 and we'd like to hear from you, our members.  

Please take a few minutes to take this short survey and let us know what current programs you love and what we're not doing that you'd like to see us do.  

Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
Thank you to Alvine Engineering for hosting last week's Architecture after 5.  

A few pictures of the event:

Call for 2018 AIACOC Board Members

AIA Central Oklahoma is seeking nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving, please CLICK HERE for the nomination form.  

The positions listed below must be filled by AIA Licensed Architect Members.  

President Elect:   In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors.  In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter.  The President-Elect position is a one year term and this individual will move into the President's position the following year and then into the Past President position. 
Vice President:   In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors.  In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter.  The Vice President will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Vice President position is a one year term.
Secretary:   The Secretary shall act as the recording and corresponding secretary of the Chapter.  The Secretary shall safeguard all property of the Chapter and issue notices, with the assistance of the Executive Director, of the Chapter.  The Secretary will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Secretary position is a one year term. 
Treasurer:   The Treasurer shall have charge and exercise general supervision of the Chapter's financial affairs.  The Treasurer will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee.  The Treasurer position is a one year term. 
Director:   The Director's of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter will be responsible for serving one and overseeing at least one chapter committee.  The Director's position is a three year term. 
In addition to the duties listed above, every AIA Central Oklahoma Board member is asked to commit to:
  • Make personal fundraising calls to raise money for AIA Central Oklahoma and its yearly events.  And will continue to work until the chapter fundraising goals have been met.
  • Volunteer for the AIA Architecture Tour set to take place on Saturday, April 14, 2017.
  • Attend 8 of the 11 Board meetings throughout the year.
  • Attend 4 of the monthly luncheons and 4 Architecture after 5 events throughout the year.
  • Attend the AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament either as a participant or as a volunteer and encourage architects to participate in the event.
  • Actively promote membership and recruit members into the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter.
  • Serve on at least one ongoing chapter committee.
Each candidate will be asked to give a 2-3 minute candidate speech before the official election on Thursday, November 15 at the AIA Central Oklahoma November Luncheon.

Join Us In Bartlesville! 

We've sold out of booths but still have lot sponsorship opportunities available.  


The Price Tower Arts Center is proud to host the ARTchi­tects Show, a juried architecture profession art competition. This exhibition will present artwork from all media; such as painting, drawings, models, and photography of the selected participants that most successfully executes their artistic skills and interests creatively Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 45-70 works. The exhibition is to be held concurrently with the 2017 state AIA convention. The exhibition is open to all architecture professionals in Oklahoma.

AIA Oklahoma Thanks Our Conference Partners!


Attention OSU Alumni!  
The OSU School of Architecture invites you to please join Professor & School Head, Suzanne Bilbeisi and faculty on Friday evening, September 8th, 5:30-7:30pm for a reception  with the School's alumni in the Oklahoma City area, hosted at the State Capitol Rotunda (2300 North Lincoln Blvd, OKC, OK 73105). We look forward to sharing with you all the exciting things we are doing at the School... while reconnecting with former colleagues, students, and friends. We have OSU's best alumni! 

If you are able to attend, please RSVP here: 
Mr. Trait Thompson, State Capitol Project Manager, will be leading a tour of the interior renovation projects of the Capitol at 4:30pm. This activity will award 1 credit of HSW to participants - Please RSVP for this as well, only 25 spaces are available for this unique tour!

Hurricane Harvey Updates from AIA's Disaster Assistance Program
We've had several members reach out to the AIA Central Oklahoma office asking about disaster assessments etc.  South Texas is in our thoughts and prayers.  Here is the latest update from AIA National. 

IES Annual Golf Tournament

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