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A Week In Brief
Monday, August 3, 2020
In This Issue
Sponsor Spotlight - Bryan's Flooring
Register for the August Luncheon
Architecture after 5 hosted by Olsson
AIACOC Design Awards Call for Entries
AIA Oklahoma Honor Awards - Call for Entries
Register for the AIA Oklahoma Conference!
AXP Friendly Firm Application
Bryan's Flooring CE Program
Mark Your Calendars!
August 5: AIA Luncheon
August 20: COTE Top 10 Cont. Education Webinar
August 27: Architecture after 5 at Olsson
September 17: AIA Luncheon
September 24: Architecture after 5 at ZFI Engineeering
September 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
August 28: Deadline for Design Awards Forms and Fees
September 30 - October 2: AIAOK Conference on Architecture 
October 17:  2020 AIA Architecture Tour
October 22: Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
November 6: OCFA Drinks X Design
November 12: AIA Luncheon
November 13: AIACOC Design Awards Celebration
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers

Sponsor Spotlight - Olsson
We are thankful for the support we receive at AIA Central Oklahoma from our sponsors.  Since we aren't seeing each other right now, we'd like to spotlight one of our chapter package sponsors each week!

2020  Doric Sponsor!

A few facts about Bryan's Flooring:

1).  Bryan's Flooring is a 2nd generation family owned flooring company founded and based in OKC-we are part of the community and take pride in our contribution to the built environment across Oklahoma and beyond.

2).  Bryan's Flooring has a fully stocked architectural flooring library, over 55 commercial flooring crews across Oklahoma, a Starnet Member, employs 12 project management teams and has extensive experience in a wide range of installations from healthcare, corporate, hospitality, automotive, education and industrial applications.

3).  Bryan's Flooring is a full service commercial flooring company featuring project installation capabilities in broadloom and carpet tile, ceramic tile, large porcelain panels, sheet vinyl and vinyl tile, rubber, linoleum, hardwood floors, custom area rugs, granite, marble and much more and eager to work with you on your next commercial flooring project!

OU's Baptist Collegiate Ministry Building

Bryan's Flooring Reno location 
showroom and architectural library

UCO dining hall

Last Chance- Register Today for Wednesday's AIA Luncheon!
We're all making decisions on a daily basis to keep our families and employees safe in the midst of the pandemic.  Superintendents have the difficult decision of balancing the safety of Oklahoma children and teachers, while still ensuring ensuring children are able to continue learning.  Join us on Wednesday, August 5th for the August AIA Luncheon for a panel discussion with Dr. Rick Cobb, Superintendent of Mid-Del Public School; Craig McVay, Superintendent of El Reno Public Schools and Dr. Nick Migliorino, Superintendent of Norman Public Schools.  We will be holding this luncheon in two formats.  In person with a 50 person limit and virtual via Zoom.

A big thank you to our August Sponsors!  Bell & McCoy Lighting & Controls, Best Companies, CEC, Miller Tippens Construction, Nabholz Construction and Smith & Pickel Construction.

Dr. Rick Cobb is a life-long Oklahoman in his 27th year in education and fifth year as superintendent of Mid-Del Public Schools. He has been an English teacher, volleyball coach, principal, and assistant superintendent throughout the state prior to joining the district. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Cobb has been recognized for his service to the field of education by a number of state organizations. In 2019 he received the Medal for Excellence from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the State Superintendent Fine Arts Medal of Excellence, and the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 7 Superintendent of the Year award.

In addition to his work in the district, Dr. Cobb is also an adjunct professor for Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma. He and his wife, Inger, have three adult children.
Craig McVay is the Superintendent of El Reno Public Schools in west central Oklahoma. McVay has served as Superintendent at El Reno since January of 2013. McVay is an experienced school administrator who has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, director and superintendent in several Oklahoma public schools. McVay is also certified by FEMA Refuge Evaluation and Safe Rook Design 101. McVay has published several newspaper articles and professional papers regarding the safety of students in Oklahoma public schools and the response of public officials following a disaster. McVay has taken an active role in the protection of students and community members over the last two decades.

Dr. Nick Migliorino has served as Superintendent of the Norman Public School District since July 1, 2017. He previously served for three years as Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services and Chief Technology Officer, where he provided oversight for bond projects and managed the district's maintenance, transportation, child nutrition health and technology divisions.

Migliorino was the district director of secondary education from 2008-2012, and a math teacher and coach at Irving Middle School from 1994-1997. His more than 20-year career also includes administrative positions with Moore, Tahlequah and Putnam City Public Schools. He earned his bachelor's degree in education from East Central University in Ada, his Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.
(limited seating)


Mark Your Calendars!
Arch after 5
August Architecture after 5
Thursday, August 27th 
The Jones Assembly
901 West Sheridan, OKC
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
(limited to 30 attendees)

Hosted by 

AIACOC Design Awards Call for Entries

AIA Oklahoma Honor Awards Call for Nominations

Registration is Open for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!
AXP Friendly Firm Applications
The AIA Oklahoma AXP Friendly Firm program (formerly "intern friendly firm") began in 2006 to recognize those firms that go above and beyond to help intern architects advance in their career through leadership opportunities and assistance throughout the licensure process. The program is now called AXP Friendly Firms to highlight the importance of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). AIA Oklahoma believes this program benefits both the interns and the firms that participate. It helps bridge the gap between education and experience by providing the tools necessary to achieve licensure. Firms benefit by creating an atmosphere of learning and professional growth, promoting professional development of staff so that more responsibility can be shared and fostering relationships among staff that create a positive environment which aids in retention of employees and a positive reputation among likely recruits. In the end the sharing of knowledge between those who have experience and those who are eager to learn benefits the profession as a whole.

Bryan's Flooring CE Program - Tuesday, August 11

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