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A Week In Brief
Monday, January 8, 2018
In This Issue
Congrats to our winners!
Architecture after 5
Volunteer for AIA in 2018!
Architect Needed for OKC HP Commission
AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
Leadership AIA, Class III
Architects Blitz the Captiol
IES Invites You....
CORE Accepting Applications
Canstruction 2018
2018 Great Places Awards
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

Congratulations to our winners!
We appreciate all our AIA Central Oklahoma Members! We held a drawing to select some winners from those who renewed by December 31st.

Architecture after 5
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

Volunteer for AIA in 2018!

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

Architect Needed for Oklahoma City Historic Preservation Commission 
As of the January 2018 meeting, The City of Oklahoma City Historic Preservation Commission has one vacancy. Applicable requirements are that any new commission member live, or own commercial property within, one of the historic districts.   In addition, the open spot on the commission is for a licensed architect. 
Anyone interested in serving on the HP or other commissions/committees can apply via the instructions online here: https://www.okc.gov/government/boards-trusts-commissions/apply-to-serve-on-a-city-board .
Questions?  Contact Katie Friddle at 297-3084.

AIA Sporting Clays Tournament - March 2nd!

 More information & registration form coming this week!
Join us for our 2018 LEADERSHIP AIA Class!

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.
Announcing 2018 Great Places Awards!
In partnership with the Project for Public Spaces, we're excited to announce the 2018 Great Places Awards!
The Great Places Awards are unique among programs that honor professional and scholarly excellence in environmental design. They seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research, and practice, and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our attention and imagination
Awards will be given in four categories:
  • Place Design
  • Place Planning
  • Place Research
  • Book Award
We welcome submissions from the full breadth of environmental design and related research fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design, lighting design, graphic design, place-based public art, environmental psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, and the physical sciences.
We'll begin accepting submissions through our online portal in January; the deadline for submissions is February 26, 2018.
Visit our website to learn more, and start planning your submission today!

QUESTIONS?  Contact Dave Boeck at dlb@ou.edu

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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