W E E K L Y  N E W S
from your local, state, regional & national chapters!

A Week In Brief
Monday, July 3, 2017
In This Issue
Bilbeisi Named Head of OSU School of Architecture
Call for Chit Chat Presenters!
Women in Architecture Patio Night
Architecture after 5
See you in Bartlesville!
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
AIA CSR Design Awards Call for Entries
Practice Innovation Lab Call for Applications

July 3-4: AIA Central Oklahoma Office Closed
July 13: Women in Architecture Patio Night
July 26: AIAOK Government Affairs Retreat in Stillwater
July 27: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
August 24: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
August 25: AIA CSR Meeting in Kansas City
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet


Congratulations to AIACOC Member, Suzanne Bilbeisi, AIA on Being Named the New Head of the OSU School of Architecture 
The School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce that the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have confirmed Centennial Pr ofessor Suzanne Bilbeisi, AIA as the new Head of the School of Architecture. Suzanne brings 23 years of faculty experience to the position, as well as a deep understanding of the mission and goals of the School. Dean Tikalsky of CEAT noted her academic and professional experience, enthusiasm, and insights as a few of the key qualities that led to this decision. As you may know, Suzanne has served in the capacity of Interim Head since August 2016. She welcomes your input, and is looking forward to working with the faculty, students, and alumni to advance the School.
Call for CHIT CHAT Presenters!

The AIA Central Oklahoma September 14th Luncheon is the annual CHIT CHAT (20 slides | 20 seconds) luncheon and we are now taking nominations for presenters.  If you are interested in presenting, please email to  aiacoc@cox.net.  Please include your name, company, title of your talk and a short description about your presentation.  The deadline to submit is August 4, 2017.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when submitting your presentation for consideration.
  • The AIACOC Chit Chat program is meant to promote the importance of design and therefore must contain some element of design.
  • Chit Chat is not meant to promote one's company or product but rather to promote design and the built environment. 
  • Chit Chat presentations should include a personal aspect; your personal interpretation of some sort of art / life / design experience. 
  • Chit Chat is meant to not only promote architecture but other aspects of the design arts so in addition to architects and intern architects, we welcome interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, photographers and artists. 

July Women in Architecture Patio Night

It's time for our annual Women in Architecture Patio Night!  It's a great time for the women of AIA Central Oklahoma to get together for beverages and conversation.  

Plan to join us on Thursday, July 13th at Revolucion Taqueria at 916 NW 6th Street in Oklahoma City from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  This event is free, drinks and food are on your own. 

Let us know you're coming by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net.  
Join Us for Architecture after 5 at Spur Design!
Arch after 5
Join us for Architecture after 5 in March!

Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
at Spur Design
320 NW 10th Street, Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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!


The Price Tower Arts Center is proud to host the ARTchi­tects Show, a juried architecture profession art competition. This exhibition will present artwork from all media; such as painting, drawings, models, and photography of the selected participants that most successfully executes their artistic skills and interests creatively Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 45-70 works. The exhibition is to be held concurrently with the 2017 state AIA convention. The exhibition is open to all architecture professionals in Oklahoma.

Registration Opens Next Week! 

Get Your Booth for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture Today!  Just 3 Booths Left!


AIA Central States Design Awards- Call for Entries hosted by AIA Nebraska - Deadline Extended!
AIA Nebraska will host this year's AIA Central States Region Design Awards.  The Call for Entries is now available.  

Practice Innovation Lab, Call for Applications

We often talk about the future. Here's your opportunity to define it! You're invited to apply to be one of 60 emerging professionals, architecture leaders, and entrepreneurs this fall at the Practice Innovation Lab, hosted by the Young Architects Forum, an AIA member group.

We'll explore ideas to redefine the practice of architecture and move our profession forward. The event is happening this October outside of Washington, DC, at the Crystal City campus of 1776 Startup Incubator, a global incubator whose members are bringing new technologies and entirely new business models to market.

The application deadline is July 10.

How to apply
Log in HERE to get started. Update your application anytime until the deadline, July 10 at 11:59pm PDT.

This is a fully-funded summit. 60 jury-selected attendees will have the cost of travel, lodging, and meals covered by the AIA. As this is a juried process, there is no registration fee.

Who is eligible to apply?
Any professional working in the architectural space with ideas and a passion for evolving the profession. An architecture license and/or AIA membership are not required.

Application timeline
June 5 Application period opens
July 10 Application period closes
Late July Jury deliberations
Early August Selected applicants invited
October 12-14 Practice Innovation Lab

Practice Innovation Lab Agenda at-a-glance

Thursday, October 12
6pm Welcome Reception

Friday, October 13
8am Breakfast
9am Keynote: Experience Design and the Built Environment by James Patten
10am Elevate session
11:30am Lunch
12:30pm Keynote: Innovation for Public Good by Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA
1:45pm Innovate session
3:15pm Pecha Kucha
4:30pm Breakthrough session
6:00pm Networking Happy Hour + Dinner
After dinner hours Workshopping

Saturday, October 14
8am Breakfast
9am Team Pitch Face-offs
12pm Lunch
1pm Adjourn

Questions? please email emergingprofessionals@aia.org
Quick Links





Corinthian Sponsors:






Ionic Sponsors:





Doric Sponsors:


Boldt Construction








Composite Sponsors:


Thermal Window


Circle Sponsors:




Tuscan Sponsors:





   Roofing Systems


Friends of AIACOC:




Square Sponsors:









Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2017 HERE!