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A Week In Brief
January 30, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Sporting Clays Tournament
Support AIA in 2017
Architects Blitz the Capitol
Photography Competition
KIDesign Volunteers
OCFA Scholarship Opportunity
Rand Elliott: Building Community Through Architecture
IIDA Fashion Show Call for Entries
Making Your Message Memorable
February 6: Legislative Session Begins
February 23: Women in Architecture
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: 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                   

Christi Botello of Bryan's Flooring

Short Bio: Originally from Moore, OK, I attended OKCCC and Rose State College focusing on Business and Marketing.  I have been in the flooring industry for 15 years with an emphasis on tile for 12 of those years.  I started out working with residential customers on their personal projects including design and eventually transitioned to commercial where I enjoy contributing to public spaces the most!  I am very involved in McLoud school activities and events and have spent time volunteering with the Pecan Valley Baptist Church Awana program as a T&T leader now for 6 years. I recently joined Bryan's Flooring as the Business Development Coordinator with the goal to be a better resource for the A&D community.  In 2017 I am excited to see the company expanding and look forward to growth this next year.  Pertaining to my personal life, I am married with three beautiful kids, we live East of OKC and some might say we have our own personal zoo!  I also enjoy gardening, boating, camping and cooking.
How long have you been a member of AIA?  This will be my 5th year as an allied member of AIA.
What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  KIDesign by far!
What's your favorite thing about AIA?  I really enjoy the diversity of AIA members as well as the different events held each year-I feel as though I always learn something and meet someone new at every event.
What drew you to the flooring business? The opportunity to contribute to the aesthetics of a finished space that other people will be able to enjoy has always been something that I love.  
Do you do any volunteer work?  I teach AWANA classes at my church, am regularly involved in McLoud Public School events, have been a Girl Scout Troop leader and have also worked with Focus on Home.
What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? 100 Park Avenue Building-it's Art Deco detail both inside and out is my favorite.
If you were a super hero, who would you be?  Wonder Woman, hands down!
Window or aisle?  Window
On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?  Outside with my family whenever weather permits-taking care of gardens or animals is so therapeutic!
Registration is now open for our Sporting Clays Tournament!                   
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
Rand Elliott, FAIA: Building Community Through Architecture                   
O klahoma City's Rand Elliott talks about how he became an architect, the creative impulse, and why Oklahomans deserve, as much as anyone, communities with the beauty of original art. 

Elliott + Associates would like to thank the Oklahoma Watch team, Dick Pryor, Ilea Shutler, and Dena Drabek, and the Chickasaw Nation, for producing this wonderful piece. It was an honor to be part of your "Conversations" series. 

 "Conversations" is a series of video interviews with Oklahomans about subjects that relate to some of the state's important issues. The 2016-2017 series is sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation and is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Nonprofit News.
Color & Couture - A One-of-a-Kind Fashion Show by IIDA on April 21st!                   

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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