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A Week In Brief
Monday, December 18, 2017
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
2018 Fundraising Campaign
Leadership AIA, Class III
Women in Architecture Program
Canstruction 2018
EDRA Core program
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
Mark Your Calendars!

December 19:  AIAOK Government Affairs Meeting
December 20: Design Awards Committee Meeting
December 21: AIA Architecture Tour Committee Meeting
December 25-29: AIACOC Office Closed
January 18: Architecture after 5 hosted by Smith & Pickel
February 8: AIACOC February Luncheon
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

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

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
JE Dunn Construction
The Womble Company

Ionic Supporters:
Acme Brick
Harrison Walker & Harper

Doric Supporters:  
Boldt Construction
Bryan's Flooring
TRW Oklahoma
Wallace Engineering

Composite Supporters:
Best Companies
Smith & Pickel Construction
Thermal Windows

Circle Sponsors:
TAP Architecture

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

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. 

January Women in Architecture

Finance 101: What you need to know for career success
Presented by Chris D. Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM
Principal/Business Manager for ZFI Engineering Co.

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 p.m. - 1 p.m. (Lunch provided)
ZFI Engineering
8411 S Walker Ave, Oklahoma City

Free to members; $10 for non-members.

Financial acumen can be critical to any architect's career success.  However, it is often difficult for women to get the training and mentoring they need in firm business and financial practices.  Come and learn some basics that will help you as your career moves forward.

Chris Rickman joined ZFI Engineering (formerly Zahl-Ford, Inc.) in 1990 as a CAD technician. Since then, he has worked his way into a leadership role and is now a firm Principal and one of the largest shareholders in the firm.  His duties include coordinating all of the marketing and business development activities, managing the daily business operations, and overseeing the IT needs.

Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013 and is actively involved locally, regionally and nationally in the society.

Seating is limited.


High Impact Management Canstruction Competition
High Impact Management will again host their Canstruction Design/Build Competition to benefit the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.  

Find out more HERE.
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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Doric Sponsors:


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Composite Sponsors:


Thermal Window


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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2017 HERE!