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A Week In Brief
January 16, 2017
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
January Luncheon
Sporting Clays & Golf Sponsorships
Cocktails & Credits
Support AIA in 2017
Architects Blitz the Capitol
Photography Competition
KIDesign Volunteers
OCFA Scholarship Opportunity
Bell & McCoy Social Mixer
City of OKC Seeks Input
Marketing Resolutions
January IES Luncheon
Making Your Message Memorable
January 16:  CSI & AIA 11th Hour Bidding program
January 19: Architecture after 5 at CEC
January 24: Cocktails & Credits Program
January 26: AIACOC Luncheon
March 1: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 23: Architecture after 5 at Emser Tile
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 17-22: Architecture Week
April 27: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament


Architecture after 5 - This Week!                  
Arch after 5                    
Mark your calendars for the January Architecture after 5 event! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017
at CEC Infrastructure Solutions
4555 Memorial Road, OKC

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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!
Register for the January AIA Luncheon!
Join us for the January AIA Luncheon on Thursday, January 26th 11:30 a.m. at The Station at Moore Central Park located at 700 South Broadway in Moore. Our program will be Streetcars as Catalysts for Urban Development and Vitality.
The MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, to be known as the Oklahoma City Streetcar or OKC Streetcar, will link important districts in and around downtown Oklahoma City. The OKC Streetcar will run on rails flush with street level.  The project budget is $131 million and construction is expected to start in 2017.

Our speaker will be D.J. Baxter. D.J.  is a Project Manager at Shiels Obletz Johnsen, where he is currently supporting public agency real estate and streetcar development projects across the country. From 2007 to 2016, D.J. served as the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, where he oversaw the operations of Utah's largest redevelopment agency. The RDA of Salt Lake City operates seven project areas, where tax increment revenues are reinvested in the community under the direction of the Mayor and Board of Directors. Under D.J.'s leadership, the RDA led Salt Lake City's efforts to develop a 2500-seat theater for touring Broadway shows, construct a modern streetcar line to serve as a development catalyst, and stimulate redevelopment in all of its designated project areas through a variety of resources and programs. Prior to his appointment to the RDA Director's position, D.J. served as the Senior Advisor to the Salt Lake City Mayor, as the Project Manager for Envision Utah, and as an Associate at Bear West, a private land use planning and consulting firm.  D.J. holds a law degree from the University of Utah, and focuses his work on urban design, development and public finance, and public transportation.
Plan to join us to learn more about what DJ Baxter can tell us about the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar project as well as how these types of projects serve as catalysts for urban development and vitality.

Tour of The Station

Following the luncheon presentation, attendees are invited to stay for a tour of the award winning project by TAP Architecture.  Architect, Anthony McDermid, AIA of TAP Architecture and Assistant City Manager, Todd Jenson will lead a tour of the facility.

"From a quality of life perspective, it's one of these projects that was a game changer for the City of Moore. It's added an element to the community that we haven't had before."   
- Todd Jenson Assistant City Manager, City of Moore
This program is free to AIA Central Oklahoma Members. (Allied member add-ons are $20).  Guests are $25 and AIAS Students are $10.  The deadline to register is Friday, January 20.

Sporting Clays Tournament & Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities!                   
The AIA Central Oklahoma Sporting Clays Tournament is set for Friday, March 24th at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports.  The AIACOC Golf Tournament is set for Monday, May 22 at River Oaks Golf Club. 

The sponsorships available for both can be found here:

Questions? Contact Melissa at 948-7174 or aiacoc@cox.net
Earn 1 Hour of HSW Credit!                 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
AIA Office
will present

Understanding CCT & Color Metrics for Lighting

Attendees will hear one hour of HSW credit.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand correlated color temperature (CCT) and its effects on human perception.
  • Understand the importance of good color rendering and how it effects what we see as light reflects the object.
  • Understand shortcoming of CRI and other color metrics.
  • Background, evolution and rationale behind TM-30. How to interpret TM-30 when picking a light source that best suites the application.
Space is limited.

Deadline to register, Tuesday, January 20, 2017

AIACOC Members - FREE.  Nonmembers $10


Support AIACOC in 2017                   
AIA Central Oklahoma has started its 2017 Fundraising Campaign and we hope our allied friends will choose to join us again in 2017!

More information on sponsorship packages can be found HEREThese packages enable our supporters to be involved in multiple events throughout the year at a discounted price. 
Thank you to those who have signed up as a package sponsor already!  Notice our supporters on the right side of this email!

Registration Open for Architects Blitz the Capitol!
REGISTER HERE!!  $25 before February 15. 

Thank you to our Architects Blitz the Capitol Sponsors!

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

The deadline for forms and fees is February 27 and the final submission is due on March 17. 

Find out more HERE!

KIDesign Volunteers Needed!
KIDesign is an introduction to architecture and design in the world around us. 1st through 6th grade children will participate in various activities as they learn, create, and design their own projects with members of the local architectural community. KIDesign is held each April during Architecture Week.  This year's program will be held on Saturday, April 22. 

We're looking for volunteers to help develop the curriculum and teach the program on April 22.  If you are interested in helping with this year's event, please email to okcarchitecture@cox.net
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
Bell McCoy Social Mixer on January 24                
City of OKC Seeks Your Input

The Oklahoma City Planning Department is managing a multi-phase, multi-year process to update the City's development-related codes and Subdivision Regulations. We are seeking feedback from those with experience using our existing regulations-specifically the Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations-to identify areas that need to be changed in some way.

If you would like to share your input as part of a focus group on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/stakeholderpoll


SMPS Marketing Resolutions
Registration Link with lots more details:   http://bit.ly/2igWHm9
Questions? Contact Anne Marie Funk at afunk@adgokc.com

IES January Luncheon - 1 hour HSW credit                   
The next IES Luncheon will take place on January 18th, 2017 at Pearl's Oyster Bar at 5641 N. Classen Blvd. The meeting is from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The program will be Tunable While Light Systems. The review the basic technology behind controlling the spectrum of indoor lighting systems that have a positive effect on the users of commercial spaces by leveraging the concept of "tunable-lighting".
Presenter: David Butzko has worked for Philips Lighting for over 10 years, beginning as a senior specifications sales representative for Lightolier. David manages indoor lighting as part of the Philips Lighting Office & Industry Segment for across the south central zone for Philips Lighting NA. He provides Voice of Customer (VoC) product input and market research for the product development of the Philips Lighting Brands: Daybrite, Ledalite and Chloride. David is responsible for lighting specification and a pplication support for architects, interior designers, engineers and lighting designers, and assists in stock and flow opportunities with electrical wholesalers and distributors.
For more information and to register contact Sam Haberman at shaberman@alvine.com.
AGC Educational Seminar on February 3                   
Making Your Message Memorable:
Presentations and Conversations

Friday February 3, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CST
Embassy Suites Downtown Medical Center
Young Ballroom
714 Phillips Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Studies have shown that only 20-30% of a presented message is memorable!  Learn how to make your message more effective. Join highly rated international speaker and communications consultant, Anthony Huey, to learn tips on how to make your presentations memorable.  
  You will spend one hour learning how to stand up, stand out, and stand apart.
  • Learn to be a more dynamic speaker
  • Make your message memorable
The second hour will be learning how to respond to any question...from anyone.
  • Think quick, take control
  • Respond to difficult questions
This AGC Educational Seminar is offered for $95 per attendee. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27th. You will be invoiced for non-cancelled reservations. Cancellations must be made by 5 p.m. on the 27th by email to karly.hartford@agcok.com

 If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the AGC office at 528-4605.

AIA Members can self report for continuing education credit.  This program does not qualify for HSW credit.

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