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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
In This Issue
First Christian Church
2019 AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
2019 Leadership AIA Application
AIA Golf Tournament
AIA Honor Awards Nominations
AIAOK Conference - Call for Speakers
Architects Blitz the Capitol
2019 AIAOK Conference Booth Registration Open
ASHRAE Invites AIACOC To March Luncheon
Join Bell & McCoy on February 26th!
A4LE Continuing Education Program
Birdhouse Auction for The Winds House
Mark Your Calendars!

February 26: Committee on the Environment Meeting
February 27: Membership Committee Meeting
March 5-8: Grassroots in Washington DC
March 26: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 28: Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
March 29: Leadership AIA Begins
April 5: Art By Architects Exhibit Opening
April 9: OCFA Architecture Trivia Night at Twisted Spike
April 12: AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
April 13: AIA Architecture Tour
May 6: AIACOC Golf Tournament
June 6-8: AIA National Convention
June 8: AIA Kickball Tournament
June 14-16: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 20: AIACOC Luncheon

First Christian Church in Danger
As you have probably seen in the news, Oklahoma City is in danger of losing another great piece of architecture.  First Christian Church is up for sale and does not currently sit in a design review district so AIA is joining others in asking the City Council of Oklahoma City to designate it a Historical Landmark.  This would not prevent the building from being torn down but any effort to do so would have to go through a review process, much like buildings in the Downtown Design Review District.   

HERE is a generic copy of the letter we sent to the OKC City Council Members.

If you live in Oklahoma City and feel this building should be designated a Historical Landmark, contact City Council.  

Thank you to all who participate in the AIA Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday!
Thank you to all our sponsors and participants in last week's AIA Sporting Clays Tournament.  Despite a little rain, everyone had a great time and we appreciate your support!

Here are a few pictures from the event!

2019 Leadership AIA Applications Due March 1!

AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is always a fun event and sell out event!  Plan to join us this year on Monday, May 6th at River Oaks Golf Club.  

We are accepting sponsors now and expect registration to open on March 18.  

AIACOC Honor Awards Nominations


Call for Speakers - AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
The AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture is set for October 3-4, 2019 in Tulsa at the Osage Casino & Hotel.  We are seeking speakers for the conference.  

Architects Blitz the Capitol - 3 hours of HSW credit!
AIAOK Conference on Architecture - Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!

ASHRAE Invites AIA Members to March 6 Luncheon
ASHRAE Central Oklahoma has invited AIA Central Oklahoma members to join them for their March meeting. Join them to hear about "Designing for Architecture" at their new lunch venue at Francis Tuttle's PORTLAND Campus. 

Designing Architecture
March 6, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $25 
Francis Tuttle - Portland Campus, Bruce Gray Center Building
3500 NW 150th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Questions? Contact Jon Wilmore at  jwilmore@rbakins.com

The guest speaker will be Madison Schultz and she will be discussing "Designing for Architecture". The topic will cover creating beautiful spaces and exquisite built environments which is what drives many architects. At times, striving for aesthetics leaves the architect at odds with their engineers who are far more likely to value function over form. "Designing for Architecture" will help engineers explore creative solutions to help balance form versus function. With case studies and a workshop approach, engineers and architects will learn how to design more beautiful mechanical systems.
Madison Schultz is passionate about empowering others. She is a Managing Partner at OK BeCo. Previously she has worked at three of the premiere architectural and engineering firms in Oklahoma City where she was responsible for the design of HVAC and plumbing systems in buildings as well as serving in marketing and leadership roles in those companies. She has been in the consulting engineering industry for over 12 years and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. She earned her AS in pre-engineering from Oklahoma City Community College and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, graduating with special distinction. She currently serves President Elect for the ASHRAE Central Oklahoma Chapter. She also serves as the Young Engineers in ASHRAE Regional Vice Chair for Region VIII and serves on the Personal Development Subcommittee of the YEA Committee. She is a Provisional Corresponding Member of TC6.7 Solar and Other Renewable Energies and TC7.5 Smart Building Systems. She spends much of her time volunteering and generating excitement in pursuing engineering as a career. She is passionate about energy efficient design, design sustainability, and the future of engineering. She was inducted into the Oklahoma City Community College Hall of Fame in November 2015 and is a graduate of Leadership OKC's LOYAL Class XII. An avid crochet, knitter, and quilter, Madison enjoys crafting in her spare time. She and her husband Bryan, an electrical engineer who works in hybrid vehicle battery research and development, have one dog who keeps them perpetually entertained.
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls Invites You....

A4LE Continuing Education Program

Birdhouse Auction to Support The Winds House

The Winds House is a non-profit organization that provides transitional and supportive housing for individuals living with HIV/+AIDS who are either homeless or faced with the imminent threat of becoming homeless. Their annual Bird House Auction is a fundraising and friend-raising event and party that brings our community's most talented designers, artists, and philanthropist together to benefit this great cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Winds House and their goal to provide increased assistance and housing to those in need.

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