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A Week In Brief
Monday, December 11, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Architecture after 5
2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
2018 Fundraising Campaign
Associate AIA Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
Leadership AIA, Class III
EDRA Core program
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
Mark Your Calendars!

December 12: Lunch & Learn
December 13: AIACOC Board Meeting
December 25-29: AIACOC Office Closed
January 18: Architecture after 5 hosted by Smith & Pickel
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

Member Spotlight

2018 AIACOC President
Jason Hukill, AIA of LWPB Architecture

Jason Hukill Provide a Short Bio:   I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Architecture and a registered architect in the State of Oklahoma and a LEED Accredited Professional and I work for LWPB Architecture as a Project Manager and Architect. I currently live in Edmond Oklahoma with my wife Jessica, 14 year old son Zavian, and dog Luna (our furbaby). Lately our lives seem to revolve around fitting DIY projects in between sports watching seasons, my son's Boy Scout activities, and camping in our travel trailer all over the region (especially Colorado).

How long have you been a member of AIA? Since 1998

What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  Sporting Clays Tournament (shooting guns relaxes me)

Why did you choose to get involved in the AIACOC Board? Other than to serve the design community I love, I wanted to connect with other like-minded professionals and to really dig in to get to know our local architectural community and its culture.

What's your favorite thing about AIA? Fellowship. Even though we are technically an institute that promotes architects, I like the fellowship the AIA brings through our various activities and the opportunity to get to know and network with my professional peers and business associates. Great stories, great memories, great company...and all in a creative environment.

 What attracted you to the architectural profession? I was always drawing as a child, and then one day I drew a floor plan of our house and was hooked from then on. My first drafting class was in 7 th grade and made the obsession real after winning first place in a drafting contest in middle school. I never knew I could draw a nut and bolt isometric so well....LOL.

Do you do any volunteer work? My wife and I would be considered "transient" volunteers as we spread our time over a lot of different causes and groups. Lately our focus has been on organizations dedicated to fighting cancer.

What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? Although a World's Fair was never held here in OKC, I remember as a kid riding the monorail, ascending the space needle tower, and seeing all the modern buildings (at the time) at our State Fairgrounds and I also have fond memories of when all this was still functional. It's was sort of like Jetsons meet the prairie!

If you were a super hero, who would you be? The Flash, as I would be able to speed everywhere and cover more ground.

 Window or aisle?  Aisle......I know. I know, it's not the fun answer, but ever since I went skydiving in college, heights and views from 30,000ft now bother me. Go figure!

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?  It's a toss-up between coffee on the patio or a walking/running trail around town.

Architecture after 5
Arch after 5

J oin us for the January Architecture after 5!

Thursday, January 18
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Pickel Barn
8500 N. Eastern Avenue, OKC

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. 

Architecture after 5 will be hosted in Pickel's historic barn!

A big thank you to our host!
Smith & Pickel

2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations Due Friday!
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The 2018 AIA Architecture Tour is set for Saturday, April 14, 2018.  We're now accepting nominations for the tour!  

Support AIA Central Oklahoma in 2018!

We've kicked off our 2018 fundraising campaign and we'd love to have your support!  

A big thank you to those who have already committed support for 2018!

Corinthian Supporters:
Bell and McCoy Lighting & Controls
The Womble Company

Ionic Supporters:
Acme Brick
Harrison Walker & Harper

Doric Supporters:  
Boldt Construction
TRW Oklahoma
Wallace Engineering

Composite Supporters:
Best Companies
Smith & Pickel Construction
Thermal Windows

Tuscan Supporters: 
CLS & Associates
Roofing Systems Solutions

AC Owen Construction
Burgess Company
Darr & Collins
Minick Materials 
Performance Surfaces
Shawver & Son
Southwestern Roofing
Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis Engineering

Associate Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
Are you an Associate AIA member pursuing licensure?  Are you interested in helping other Associate AIA members in their pursuit of licensure?  

The Associate Director position on the 2018 Board of Directors is an appointed position and is up for appointment in 2018.  The Associate Director is responsible for planning and executing ARE Study Sessions and Seminars.  In addition, the Associate Director is responsible for chapter fundraising and attending board meetings and events.  

If you are interested in serving as the Associate Director position, please complete the attached APPLICATION.  Questions? Contact Melissa at 948-7174 or aiacoc@cox.net.  

Application deadline extended.  Applications due January 12, 2018.
Join us for our 2018 LEADERSHIP AIA Class!

Leadership AIA is a unique opportunity for members of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma and AIA North Central Oklahoma Section to enhance their leadership skills so they can be an effective leader not only in their firm and AIA but in their community.  
Topics Include:

What is a Leader? What Kind of a leader are you?
Government Advocacy 
Project Management & Delivery
Community Service Day
Design Legacy
Program Requirements:
Candidates must be an AIA or Associate AIA member of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma or AIA North Central Oklahoma Section

Tuition is $650

Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete all homework.  The opening session on March 30  is mandatory.  Participant can miss one class and still graduate but are encouraged to attend all classes. 

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2018.  Selections will be announced no later than February 10, 2018.  Up to 16 participants will be selected. 


Dave Boeck, AIA asked that we share a little about the EDRA Core program.  

For more information:  http://www.edra.org/general/custom.asp?page=edra_core or feel free to reach out to Dave at dlb@ou.edu

About CORE
The Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) is a professional certification that recognizes and celebrates exceptional, rigorous, and impactful practice-based environmental design research studies. CORE affords design research professionals in any industry sector the opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental design research, showcase the proficiency of their work, provide lasting value to clients, and advance the industry with rigorous and impactful design research.

Applications to CORE undergo a rigorous, double-blind review by an interdisciplinary panel of experts. Each application is scored on its own merit against the CORE evaluation criteria, which are based on two main dimensions: (1) Research Rigor-the use of recognized scientific approaches (research design, tools, and data collection) and techniques to produce valid results (data analysis and finding interpretation), and (2) Research Value-the study's actual (or potential future) impact on the design industry and project stakeholders. There is no limit on the number of applications you may submit.

Minimum Requirements

To apply for CORE certification, the design research study must have:
  • Been applied to or based on a real-world design project(s) or ongoing design program/effort;
  • Considered the relationship between identified human and environmental variables;
  • Included an interdisciplinary team of designers and researchers;
  • Been completed (i.e., findings have been determined, documented, and shared);
  • Been completed within the last two years; and
  • Gone through the process of review by an Institutional Review Board (IRB), if the study involved human subjects (though it may have been deemed exempt).

American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
The American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter meetings are the Second Tuesday of every month.

November 14th - Mr. Tim Gatz, OTA Director 

December 12th - ORMCA / NRMCA Speaking about the Concrete Paving Recommendation from Geotechnical Engineers

January 9th - Advanced Masonry / DaVinci Stone speaking On Fiber Reinforced Concrete

February 13th - Dr. Amy Cerato Speaking on the XRF Project. Detection of Stabilizer Content in Stabilized Soil

We meet at McAlpine Center  428 W. California Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102,   Parking Lot Access is Located off Walker or Hudson Ave.

Lunch at 11:30, Program at approximately  12:00

Cost is $20.00 per person, Cash or Check only
Please make checks payable to  ACI Oklahoma

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday Afternoon to tinam@metco.us.  Remember, an accurate count of attendees is important to make sure enough food is available
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Central Oklahoma in 2017 HERE!