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A Week In Brief
Monday, August 7, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Call for Chit Chat Presenters!
Architecture after 5
Call for 2018 AIACOC Board Members
Register for AIA Conference on Architecture!
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
Fire Marshal's Association Conference

August 8-11: CACE Conference in Portland, OR
August 16: AIACOC Board Meeting
August 24: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
August 25: AIA CSR Meeting in Kansas City
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
September 20: AIACOC 2018 Planning Meeting
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


Jordan Hall, Assoc. AIA 
of Boynton Williams  and Associates

Short Bio:   Born and raised in Lawton, OK, I moved to Norman to attend OU where I majored in Architecture. While in school, I was heavily involved in AIAS and the CoA student council, graduating a little over a year ago in May 2016. After graduation I started working full-time at Boynton Williams and Associates, where I interned for two years while in school. I recently passed all of my ARE's and have just a few months left until I complete my AXP (IDP) hours and can finally don the title of Architect. I have been married for almost a year with no pets, no kids, and a lot of fun.
How long have you been a member of AIA?  I have been an associate member for about 6 months now.
What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?   Or if you're new, what are you most looking forward to participating in?  I'm pretty new and have been to a limited number of events, but my favorite so far is Architecture after 5. I have always been a social person and I feel like this event really caters to that.
What's your favorite thing about AIA?  It provides a platform to connect with other architecture professionals which could be difficult to do otherwise.
What drew you to architecture?   For most of my formative years I wanted to be an industrial designer. After a family vacation to New York City, I realized how deeply the design of spaces can impact individuals. Now I can't really imagine doing anything else with my life.
What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma?  It may be because I am recent graduate and spent a lot of time on OU's campus, but the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is definitely my favorite place of design. Although beautifully detailed, the museum is minimalistic in form and steps aside giving attention to the art it houses.
If you were a super hero, who would you be?  I would be Nightcrawler from X-men, whose power is teleportation. I have not yet been able to travel much and would love nothing more than to be able to go anywhere and see anything in the blink of an eye. I wouldn't like the blue skin part, but it would be a worthwhile sacrifice.
Window or aisle?  Window if I am flying over land. I enjoying watching the world go by from that "Google Earth" view. But aisle if I am flying over the ocean. I am not a fan of the ocean.
On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you? You would find me in sweats making an unhealthy breakfast and getting a slow start on the day. No one is perfect.

Call for CHIT CHAT Presenters!

The AIA Central Oklahoma September 14th Luncheon is the annual CHIT CHAT (20 slides | 20 seconds) luncheon and we are now taking nominations for presenters.  If you are interested in presenting, please email to  aiacoc@cox.net.  Please include your name, company, title of your talk and a short description about your presentation.  The deadline to submit is August 4, 2017.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when submitting your presentation for consideration.
  • The AIACOC Chit Chat program is meant to promote the importance of design and therefore must contain some element of design.
  • Chit Chat is not meant to promote one's company or product but rather to promote design and the built environment. 
  • Chit Chat presentations should include a personal aspect; your personal interpretation of some sort of art / life / design experience. 
  • Chit Chat is meant to not only promote architecture but other aspects of the design arts so in addition to architects and intern architects, we welcome interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, photographers and artists. 

Join Us for Architecture after 5 
Arch after 5
Join us for Architecture after 5!

Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
at Alvine Engineering
13431 Broadway Extension, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Architecture after 5 is free to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members and their guests.  

Architecture after 5 is meant to bring the local A/E/C community together throughout the year for some much needed social time.

Thank you to our host!

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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! 

FIND OUT MORE AT www.aiaok.org


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 Design Awards Banquet

The AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet will take place on Friday, October 20th in Bartlesville, OK at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner / Awards at 7:00 p.m.  Stay tuned for more information! 

Fire Marshal's Association Conference

Please join us!

Burgess Company would like to invite you to join us this year for the 28th Annual Conference of the Fire Marshal's Association of Oklahoma --- 

This is a great opportunity for your design team to network with Fire Marshals from around the state, while hitting the links and having some fun!

WHEN : Tuesday, August 22nd
WHERE : Sequoyah Lodge, Sequoyah State Park, Wagoner OK

We look forward to having the architectural community join us for a fun filled day with the fire guys! Please see registration information below:

CLICK HERE to view golf scramble information and registration

Unable to attend? Sponsorship opportunities are available!
CLICK HERE to view vendor opportunity information and register


Erika Wright
Architectural Product Consultant
Burgess Building Company
405.630.6538 - cell

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