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A Week In Brief
February 27, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Sporting Clays Tournament
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
AIACOC Honor Awards Call for Nominations
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
Photography Competition
OCFA Scholarship Opportunity
Continuing Education Opportunity
LCI Oklahoma Program
March 1: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 23: Architecture after 5 at Emser Tile
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 28: Cocktails & Credits
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 17: Endangered Buildings Unvieling
April 21: AIA Honor Awards
April 21: IIDA Fashion Show
April 22: AIA Architecture Tour
April 22: KIDesign
April 27: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
May 5:  CE & BBQ
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament


Member Spotlight                   

Darren Bobbitt of AEC Recruiting

Give a Short Bio:  I've been married for 20 years to my wife Jennifer. We have 2 boys (Easton 14 years old and Alex 12 years old). I earned my Mechanical Engineering degree and worked as a Design Engineer for 3 years. Because I love to work directly with people, I was able to find a Sales Engineering position for an Autodesk Reseller covering AR, OK, TX, MS, KS, and TN. I did this for 12 years. During this time, I established a lot of relationships with Architects, Designers, and Architectural firms. I noticed there was an opportunity to help Architects achieve their career goals and this is where I got the calling to start my own business AEC Recruiting.

How long have you been a member of AIA? I became a member February 2017. But I've attended several Annual AIA Conventions in Stillwater.
What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?   The Golf Tournament.
What's your favorite thing about AIA? The Annual Convention and being able to meet with Architects, Designers, and Architectural firms.

What drew you to AEC recruiting?   I really enjoy working directly with people. I saw a need to work with Architects and Architectural Firms and have enjoyed every minute.
Do you do any volunteer work?   I coach my 14 and 12 year olds sports teams (football, baseball, and basketball).
What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? The State Capitol Building
If you were a super hero, who would you be?   Flash, Speed!
Window or aisle?  Window

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?    Usually at one of my boys basketball, football, or baseball games!
Registration today for the AIA Sporting Clays Tournament!                  
Architecture after 5 at Emser Tile                   
Arch after 5
Join us for Architecture after 5 in March!

March 23, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
at Emser Tile
4015 S. Purdue Street, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73179

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:

Cocktails & Credits in March!                   
Join Roofing Systems Solutions for a Cocktails & Credits program: Hail & It's Effects on Commercial Roofing.

This program will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the AIA Office

Attendees will learn:

- Effects of hail Mod-Built and Built Up Roofing
-Effects of hail on Single-Ply Roofing
-Considerations for specifying hail-resistant roofing systems
-Pros and Cons of different roof systems where hail resistance is a factor.   

Space is limited.

AIACOC members attend free.  Nonmembers are $10.

AIACOC Honor Awards Program: Call for Nominations                 
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The AIA Central Oklahoma Honor Awards Program honors those within and outside the profession of architecture who have dedicated extraordinary time and talent to the betterment of the profession and the built environment. 
Complete one nomination form for each nominee and upload the form as well as a PowerPoint presentation to the provided link. The nominator may choose to keep the nomination confidential from the nominee or may choose to work with the nominee in submitting the nomination.
The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations received by March 24th and select awards only in those categories for which qualified nominees are submitted. Awards will be determined by democratic majority vote of the Awards committee, and all decisions are final. The Honor Awards are to be presented at the AIA Central Oklahoma Honor Awards Luncheon during Architecture Week on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Will Rogers Theatre.

The William Wayne Caudill Award

for Outstanding Member

William Wayne Caudill, FAIA was the only Oklahoma born and Oklahoma educated architect to win the AIA Gold Medal Award. As Caudill symbolized the complete architect in being an innovator, educator, practitioner, leader and compassionate architect; it seems fitting that this award should bear his name.
This category is meant to recognize and honor an individual AIA Central Oklahoma member who has displayed a long-standing commitment to the betterment of the profession and the well-being of architects in the region, and who has dedicated extraordinary time and talent to this end.

The Solomon Andrew Layton Award

Firm of the Year

Solomon Andrew Layton (1864-1943) the most noted architect of early-day Oklahoma City created designs for many of the States' most notable structures including buildings that still remain today; the Braniff Building, the Medical Arts Building, the Skirvin Hotel and the Oklahoma State Capitol Building, one of his outstanding works. His efforts in creating lasting Architecture for the community best exemplify the qualities of his award.
To recognize an architectural or architectural/engineering firm, or individual practitioner which, has distinguished itself over the past five years, to the betterment of the profession and community, through leadership, vision and design.

The Keystone Award

As long as arches have been a part of architectural vernacular, they have required the placement of the keystone (the top stone or brick at the peak of the arch) to make the arch element realize its full potential.
We will give this award to recognize a general contracting firm, a building subcontracting firm, a tradesman, or an industry supplier which has displayed a consistent level of quality in their area of practice that exceeds normal standards, and elevates the creative design of the architect by cooperation and skill.

B.H. Prasad Honorary Award

B.H. Prasad was a longtime supporter and friend of the architectural profession. He showed his commitment to the architects through his work at OG&E and through his many contributions to the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter. B.H. unselfishly gave his time, energy and resources to the betterment of the profession.
Presented to individuals, businesses or organizations within and outside the profession who, through dedication of time, talent and resources have contributed to the betterment of the architectural profession, the community and the built environment.

Robert M. Lawrence Volunteer Award

Robert M. Lawrence, FAIA was a long-standing member and past president of AIA Central Oklahoma. In addition, Robert is the only member in the state to serve as National AIA President, which he did in 1983. Robert gave so much of his time and talent to the American Institute of Architects.
Awarded to an individual AIA COC member or non-member who has exemplified the unselfishness of volunteering of his/her time and talents to promote the programs of the AIA COC throughout the past year.

Mark Your Calendars!
Mark your calendars!  The AIA Oklahoma Convention will be held on Thursday, October 19 - Friday, October 20 in Bartlesville! 

Stay tuned for more information! 

And if you have ideas for speakers or programs, be sure to forward them to aiacoc@cox.net

OKLAHOMANMADE Photography Competition                   
It's time for the annual OKLAHOMANMADE Architectural Photography Competition!

The deadline for forms and fees is March 3 and the final submission is due on March 17. 

Find out more HERE!

Scholarship Opportunity for OU & OSU Architecture Students                   
The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture awards two scholarships annually - one each worth $1,000 to a professional degree-track student at The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

1. Students must be enrolled and working toward an NAAB accredited BArch or MArch degree at OU or OSU.

2. Students must be enrolled in at least the third year of a BArch program.

Completed applications (including all attachments) must be sent via Dropbox no later than March 24, 2016
Continuing Education Opportunity                   


The Big Buzz on Tall Wood

March 8, 2017 - 9:30 - 12:45
Hosted by WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. architects are considering how to leverage wood's sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs. Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood's potential, this presentation will cover the "who, what, when and where" of mass timber buildings. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support. SpeakerRobbie Kelley, Southwest Regional Director, WoodWorks. For more information and to register
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW)
or PDH credits.
$20 cost - Lunch is included
Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse
1101 N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 212-3949
LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice                   
Lean 101
Date : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time : 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Location : Integris Baptist Medical Center
James L. Henry Auditorium in the Raymond A. Young Conference Center
3300 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73112
You will learn about the exceptional results Lean tools, principles and processes have been producing in the design and construction industry including how developing a Lean culture is helping organizations of all types and sizes improve efficiencies, remove waste from their processes, and increase productivity, reliability, staff morale, and overall operational excellence. The program will also include a brief history of Lean and a basic overview of the various Lean tools and processes that are transforming industries and organizations worldwide
Lori Smith  has been in the healthcare industry for 35 years, 29 of them with INTEGRIS Health. Her passion and life's work has been focused on developing learning systems for people, designing organizational structures and systems and leadership coaching and development. As Director for Performance Excellence Lori deploys Lean Thinking, innovation and oversight for the Baldrige journey. 
Before joining the faculty of OU in 2013 Somik Ghosh received a Masters from Michigan State and Doctorate from Virginia Tech. Originally from India where he is a registered architect, Somik built his expertise in lean construction by conducting research on various aspects of lean and its benefits. His research has been published in more than twenty peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Somik has worked in the industry in various capacities including as architect, Owner Rep, and for a GC. 
Recommended Reading
·        "The Toyota Way"
·        LCI Dodge Data & Analytics
Parking Information Entrance to the Raymond A. Young Auditorium is at the Southwest corner of the main hospital. Parking is available in any of four public parking garages or the East Parking Lot. 
Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:00pm - 5:30pm 
Capacity is limited, register early!
To view this event listing and register, CLICK HERE .
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