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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
In This Issue
AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
Meet the AIACOC Associate Director
April Women in Architecture Program
2018 AIA Golf Tournament
Architects Blitz the Captiol
Save the Date: AIAOK Conference
IES March Luncheon
LCI February Program
Mark Your Calendars!

February 21: AIACOC Board Meeting
February 23: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 6: Architects Blitz the Capitol 
March 12-14: AIA Office Closed - Grassroots Conference
March 29: Architecture after 5 hosted by DAB Architecture
April 10: Women in Architecture in Stillwater
April 12: AIACOC Luncheon
April 14: AIA Architecture Tour
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

AIA Sporting Clays Tournament - March 2nd!

The 2018 Tournament will be held on Friday, March 2nd at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports located at 8513 S. Douglas in Guthrie.

11:30 a.m.  Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Mandatory Safety Briefing
1:00 p.m. Tournament begins

$125 per shooter*
$500 per team
We will do our best to place you on a team.  If there's not an open spot on a team, we will refund your entry fee. 

Registration includes:
Entry for 10 station competition, 50 target rounds, Ammo, AIA Hat, Ear Plugs, Safety Glasses, Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

Prizes Awarded for:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Teams
Best Shooter in Class
Door Prizes

 Interested in sponsoring?  Email us at aiacoc@cox.net.

Meet the new AIACOC Associate Director
Jennifer Bradshaw, Associate AIA of ADG, P.C. joined the AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors in January.  

She will help the Chapter plan ARE seminars / study sessions as well as Associates events and she'd like to hear from our Associates on what they'd like to see.  So Associate members, please take a few minutes to take this short ten question survey.  

Want to contact Jennfer?  You can email her at  jenbradshaw27@gmail.com
Women in Architecture April Program
As part of Architecture Week 2018, we have a teamed up with Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture for a great program!  So mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 10th at 5:30 p.m. in Stillwater at the OSU School of Architecture.  

Our guest speaker will be  Rena Cook comes from a theatre training background and shares strategies on using the voice and personal power in compelling and authentic ways. Rena is for anyone who uses their voice as part of doing their job.

You will laugh, you will learn, you will never think of your voice in the same way again. Rena gives us all hope that we don't have to be stuck with the voice we think we were born with! She has a new book coming out in February called Empower Your Voice for Women in  Business, Politics and Life. Rena is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma where she taught voice speech and dialects to numerous actors who have gone on to perform on Broadway, in film and television. She is an acclaimed voice coach, a nationally recognized speaker and author, and a voiceover artist for commercials and animation.

Dinner is included thanks to sponsorship from GE Johnson Construction, AIA Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture.  

RSVP by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net by Tuesday, April 3rd.  This program is free for OSU students and faculty, members of AIA Central Oklahoma and the AIA North Central Section.  Guests are welcome to attend for $15.    

2018 AIA Golf Tournament - Save the Date!

The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is set to take place on Monday, May 7th at River Oaks Golf Club!  

Registration forms will be available in mid-March.  

If you're interested in sponsorship of this year's tournament, please click here.

Register for Architects Blitz the Capitol!
Thank you to our sponsor:

I nterested in sponsoring?  Email us at aiaoklahoma@cox.net

2018 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture

Blueprint for a Better Oklahoma
Thursday, November 8 - 
Friday, November 9
Central National Bank Center
Enid, Oklahoma

IES Luncheon - 1 Learning Unit
The Illuminating Engineers Society would like to invite architects to attend their March Luncheon program.  The topic will be  Luminance Evaluation of Exterior Environments with HDR Imaging.  This will be on March 14th from  11:30am to 1:00pm at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition.
About the presenter: 
Josh Wilson graduated from the University of Nebraska with his Masters of Architectural Engineering in 2015.  He joined Alvine Engineering and has spent the last few years designing both lighting and power systems for notable projects in the Midwest, such as Creighton University's new School of Dentistry, the University of Nebraska's Milo Bail Student Center, and various other small projects across Omaha. During his time at the University of Nebraska, Josh has presented his own research on HDRI including the results from a University grant to study HDRI and his master's project on HDRI validation. Before graduating, Josh partnered with different design firms to create HDRI images for notable projects around Omaha including the UNO campanile and the First National Bank Tower in downtown Omaha.
Learning Objectives
--Learn what HDRI is and how it works.
--Discuss how and when to apply HDRI lighting to a lighting design project.
--Review some limitations/challenges associated with HDRI, such as vignetting.
--Learn about a case study when HDRI was used to assist in the relighting of a historic building fa├žade.

To register, contact  shaberman@alvine.com.  

The Oklahoma Community of Practice
Introduction to Last Planner System

February 21, 2018
02:00 PM to 06:30 PM

Samis Education Center at OU Children's Hospital
1200 Children's Ave
Room B1
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 73104
This introductory training will include an overview to Last Planner System (LPS) implementation. LPS integrates Lean principles and is based on conversation leading to reliable commitments by team members. Participants will learn the fundamentals of LPS.   The training will include a hands on simulation to revel the importance of removing variation in work flow.

Speaker Information: Katie Page of GE Johnson Construction 

Katie Page is a strong, energetic leader with a passion for lean process, including Target Value Delivery, Last Planner System, Choosing-by-Advantages and utilizing technology to improve communication amongst project teams. She graduated from Duke University with a structural engineering degree and architectural engineering certificate and has developed her skills over the last 12 years to specialize in construction project efficiency. In 2010, she helped establish the Colorado LCI CoP.
Registration Rates
Member Rate: $$50.00
Non-Member Rate: $$75.00
Owner Rate: $$50.00
Student Rate: $$25.00

Refreshments / Meals Offered: Taco bar and refreshments will be provided by OU Medicine Inc.

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