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A Week In Brief
Monday, January 15, 2018
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Architecture after 5
AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
Volunteer for AIA in 2018!
Leadership AIA, Class III
Architects Blitz the Captiol
IES Invites You....
CORE Accepting Applications
Canstruction 2018
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
Mark Your Calendars!

January 17:  AIACOC January Board Meeting
January 18: Architecture after 5 hosted by Smith & Pickel
January 23: Women in Architecture
January 26: AIA Oklahoma January Meeting
February 8: AIACOC February Luncheon
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 6: Architects Blitz the Capitol 
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

Member Spotlight

Leslie Goode, Assoc. AIA of Harrison Walker & Harper

Bio:   I started working at an architectural firm as the receptionist in 1983 and a few years later was asked to consider the position of marketing director.  I reluctantly said yes but soon discovered this was my passion.  I worked for several architectural firms in Oklahoma City for more than 25 years before joining the construction industry where I've been for the past 9 years.  When I'm not working I enjoy traveling worldwide where seeing new architecture and museums are always at the top of my "to-do" list.

How long have you been an Associate Member of AIA? 22 years

What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  Architecture Tour followed by Design Awards

What's your favorite thing about AIA?    I'd have to say the friendships I've made are my number one favorite thing about AIA.  I love being exposed to this creative environment and I'm really inspired by the talent we have in our community.

Why did you choose to get involved in the AIA Board? The opportunity to give back to the AEC community; networking; camaraderie with architects and vendor partners

What drew you to marketing?  I enjoy being in a dynamic, creative atmosphere brainstorming with colleagues figuring out how to reach our audience

Do you do any volunteer work?  Over the past 22 years I have volunteered my time to many AIA COC, Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture and other AEC events including work with Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Alliance, Infant Crisis Center and the Food Bank.

What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma?  My favorite place of design is Oklahoma City!  Love what's happening in Downtown / Midtown / SOSA / Film Row . . . .

If you were a super hero, who would you be?  A super hero with the ability to fly!

Window or aisle?  Window

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?   Drinking coffee at home or the lake

Architecture after 5 on Thursday!
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

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.

Volunteer for AIA in 2018!

We have many volunteer opportunities in 2018! 
Find out more HERE.

Applications for Leadership AIA Due January 30!

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. 

Save the Date: Architects Blitz the Capitol


IES Oklahoma City Invites You


Human Centric Lighting: Spectrum not Color Temperature

January continuing education program on January 17th , 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition. Olive Garden will cater the lunch.

About the speaker: Robert Soler is Vice President of Human Biological Technologies and Research at Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems (BIOS).  Prior to his work with BIOS, his most prominent work was with the Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space, including the circadian lighting system designed to synchronize circadian rhythms of astronauts aboard ISS.  He holds a Master of Science degree from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has begun a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. 


Architectural Lighting for Office Applications

This program will be held on  February 21 st at 11:30am at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.
Speaker: Carl Stewart - Eaton Lighting.
Carl Stewart is the Market Development Manager for Corelite and Neoray brands of Eaton Lighting.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and currently resides in Austin, TX.  He has worked in lighting manufacturing for 15 years for a variety of manufacturers. He began his career at Lucifer Lighting, then iLight Technologies, followed by Zumtobel Lighting and currently he has been with Eaton Lighting for 5 years.  

For more information or to register, please contact Sam Haberman at shaberman@alvine.com 

2018 Certificate of Research Excellence Program now accepting applications
The 2018 Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) Program is accepting applications through  January 15, 2018 .

The Certificate of Research Excellence 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.

For more information, click here or contact Dave Boeck, AIA at dlb@ou.edu.

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

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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