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A Week In Brief
January 5, 2017
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
January Luncheon
Sporting Clays & Golf Sponsorships
Support AIA in 2017
Architects Blitz the Capitol
Government Affairs Committee
Photography Competition
KIDesign Volunteers
City of OKC Seeks Input
Bell & McCoy Social Mixer
11th Hour Bid Day Simulation
January IES Luncheon
January 11: AIACOC Board Meeting
January 12: Cocktails & Credits 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                   
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!
Cocktails & Credits Program in January                
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


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.

(Seating is limited so register early)
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
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!

See you on March 1!  Architects Blitz the Capitol!
Registration Opens Monday!  $25 before February 15. 
Interested in Joining the Government Affairs Committee?                   
AIA Oklahoma's primary mission is Government Affairs and to that end, has a very active Government Affairs Committee.  If you are interested in serving on the 2017 AIA Oklahoma Government Affairs Committee, please contact Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net by January 13, 2017. 

Individuals serving on this committee must commit to attending monthly meetings (most are done online but there will be 2-3 meetings in Stroud).  Committee members will be asked to visit the Capitol from time to time and read and report on various bills of interest to the profession.  In addition, Government Affairs Committee members are expected to attend Architects Blitz the Capitol on March 1. 

Please note:  This committee is only open to our AIA (licensed architect) and Associate AIA (intern architect) members. 
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
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


Save the Date for Bell & McCoy Mixer on January 24!                   
Join CSI for their 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation program on January 16!                 


CSI Oklahoma of Oklahoma would like to invite you to their January Program, 11th Hour Bid Day Simulation. 


 Monday, January 16, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Nabholz Training Room


Presenter: Dr. Doyle Phillips, CSI, CCCA, FCPE, CPC, EdD

EVP of Preconstruction at Nabholz Construction


Many estimators spend at least some part of their careers helping their company get work by submitting a type of proposal that is often called a "hard bid". This type of proposal requires that the contractor prepare a single lump sum bid for an entire project that is then submitted to a project owner in a sealed envelope, by a certain time, on a certain day - known as Bid Day. All the submitted contractor bids are then opened and read out loud for all to hear, and the contractor submitting the lowest complete bid is usually awarded the project contract.

The general contractor often has 35 or more different trades of work involved in a project for which they receive subcontractor bids. With three, five or more proposals submitted for each trade, and most of those submitted on Bid Day, the general contractor has to review dozens if not hundreds of bids in the space of a few hours. The contractor may assemble a team of 4 to 10 estimators in a "war room" to accomplish this task. This program aims to simulate the last couple hours of this intense and sometimes hectic process - the "11th hour"!
Many owners, architects, trade contractors, suppliers and other industry members become involved in hard bids in one way or another, but have not had the opportunity to see the process from the perspective of the general contractor. Some general contractor estimators have not participated in this type of work process either, if they are new to the field or work for companies that do not typically participate in hard bid procurement. This simulation provides the opportunity to see how it is done - without the risk!
Cost:  FREE!  CSI Oklahoma City is inviting AIACOC Members to attend free of charge
To Register:  Email to mstinson@rees.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.
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