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A Week In Brief
Monday, August 31, 2020
In This Issue
AIA September Luncheon
Women in Architecture BINGO
Register for the AIA Kickball Tournament
AIA Awards at the Drive-In!
Register for the AIA Oklahoma Conference!
Support ARCPAC for a Chance To Win!
AIA Honor Award Nominations Due Friday!
AXP Friendly Firm Application
Architecture Garage Sale!
Congratulations Daniel Butko, AIA
Neighborhood Alliance Needs Your Help!
Continuing Education Opportunity
Mark Your Calendars!
September 17: AIA Luncheon 
September 24: Women in Architecture Virtual BINGO
September 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
September 30 - October 2: AIAOK Conference on Architecture 
October 22: Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
November 11: AIA Luncheon
November 12: AIACOC Design Awards Celebration
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers

Register for September AIA Luncheon
Join us on Thursday, September 17th at 11:30 a.m. for the AIA Central Oklahoma September Luncheon Program. 
Our guest speaker will be Michael Carrier with the Oklahoma Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Join Mr. Carrier to learn more about the exciting new convention center and its impact on tourism in Oklahoma City.  

Mike Carrier joined the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau in July 2007 as its President. He is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and holds both a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters in Education from East Tennessee State University.
He has been active in the travel and tourism industry for over 35 years, working in meeting planning, hotel sales, facilities management and has served as President of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Greenville and Columbia South Carolina and Knoxville Tennessee. Prior to his move to Oklahoma City, he served as the General Manager of the Shreveport Convention Center.
Carrier has been actively involved in numerous industry associations including serving as President of the Carolinas Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and 3 years on the Board of Directors of the Destination Marketing Association International. He currently serves as a member of the Convention Center Subcommittee of the MAPS3 Program in Oklahoma City.

This luncheon will be held in person at the Capitol View Event Center with a maximum capacity of 50 people (and masks required). REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

AND virtually via Zoom.  

WiD invites WIA to BINGO night!  
The AIA Eastern Oklahoma Women in Design group has invited our Women in Architecture group to join them for BINGO on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Call. 

Cost: $5 for WiD & WIA members
$15 for nonmembers

Questions?  Email Lindsey Ellerbach at lindsey@aiaarchitects.com 

Register for the AIA Kickball Tournament!

Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PCAA Fields
3100 West Britton Road, OKC

$400 - Team of 12 Players

AIA Awards Celebration at the Drive-In!

We're excited to announce that this year's Design Awards Celebration will be held at the Winchester Drive-In on Thursday, November 12! We'll show the awards up on the big screen followed by a fun movie.

Help us select the movie.... VOTE HERE.

Stay tuned for more information on the event.


Registration is Open for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!
Because the AIA Conference on Architecture is virtual this year, we'll be doing the ARCPAC raffle virtual as well!  

You can purchase your tickets now through noon on October 2nd to support AIA Oklahoma's work at the Capitol and for a chance to win!

AIA Honor Award Nominations Due Friday!

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.

OKC Foundation for Architecture Garage Sale! We Need Your Donations!

Due to COVID-19, many of the OKC Foundation for Architecture events have been cancelled so we're looking for new ways to reach the community and to raise funds.  And we've decided to have an Architecture Garage Sale!  

We're looking for items you might  have stashed away in your attic or garage that you would be willing to donate.  We ask that items have an architecture theme... such as architecture books, furniture, etc.  

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) is a 501c3 nonprofit so all donations will be tax deductible.  

The tentative date for the Architecture Garage Sale is Saturday, October 17th.  

If you are interested in supporting the OCFA by donating an item or two, CLICK HERE.  

Congratulations to Daniel Butko, AIA 
Congratulations to Daniel Butko, AIA of the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture for receiving the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education!

The Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education was established in 2003 from a generous gift made to the Acoustical Society Foundation by Thomas D. Rossing to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions toward furthering acoustics education through distinguished teaching, creation of educational materials, textbook writing and other activities. 
Neighborhood Alliance Needs Your Help
Neighborhood Alliance is undertaking a film project showcasing homes in OKC.  They're specifically looking for current photos of these types of homes:  

Neoclassical Revival
Arts and Crafts Style 
Paseo Style 
Newer McMansions with their European Styles
Modern Style Homes around St. Anthony's 

If you live in a home of one of these styles or have a recent project showcasing the style, and would like to assist Neighborhood Alliance, please email Georgie Rasco at georgie@nacok.org

Continuing Education Opportunity
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