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A Week In Brief
Monday, June 10, 2019
In This Issue
AIA June Luncheon
Women in Architecture Happy Hour
Associates Meet & Greet
Another Fun Day of Kickball!
AIAOK Design Awards Call for Entries
Exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture!
AIA Central States Region Awards
Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
Be a Drinks X Design Host!
June SMPS Program
Mark Your Calendars!

June 11: Women in Architecture Happy Hour
June 12: AIACOC Board Meeting
June 14-16: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 18:  Associates Meet & Greet
June 20: AIACOC Luncheon
July 12: Leadership AIA
July 18: Architecture after 5 at KFC Engineering
August 1: AIACOC Luncheon
September 12: AIACOC Luncheon
September 26: Architecture after 5 at Bryan's Flooring
October 3-4: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 24: Architecture after 5 at GE Johnson Construction
November 1: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
November 14: AIACOC Luncheon
November 15: OCFA Drinks By Design

AIA June Luncheon- June 20th!
Join us for our fifth annual "Developer's Showcase" at which featured speakers will present some of their recent and upcoming projects, specifically discussing why high-quality design is so important, and how out-of-the box thinking helped them meet their financial and programmatic goals.

The AIA June Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at OSU-OKC.

Bond Payne  is the Chairman of Heritage Trust Company and Vice Chairman of Argent Financial Group. Mr. Payne was a co-founder of Heritage Trust Company in 1997 where he worked in compliance and asset management before being named Chairman of the Board in 2004.  In 2016, Heritage merged with Argent Financial Group and Mr. Payne was named Vice Chairman, serving as market leader for Oklahoma and in a senior management role at Argent.  Mr. Payne holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Payne has also been active in business associations, community activities and civic affairs, including economic development activities in his community.  He has served on the Bond Advisory Committee and Economic Development Trust for Oklahoma City, the EDGE Policy Board and Business Roundtable for the State of Oklahoma, and the Downtown Business Improvement District.  He recently led the historic redevelopment of The Heritage, formerly The Journal Record Building, a 100,000 sq. ft. office building and 370 space parking garage in downtown Oklahoma City, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Gina Sofola  is the President and Principal Consultant for, Sofola and Associates, Inc., a project management and planning consulting firm started in 1999. With over 30 years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, specializing in Project Planning, Construction, and Facility Management, she has managed construction projects around the country and worked as a Project Engineer for Fortune 500 Companies Bristol- Myers Squibb Co. and Johnson & Johnson, Inc in New York City. Her portfolio of projects includes Corporate Class A Office, R&D and Manufacturing, Municipal, Airport, and Multi-Family Housing.  She is the project manager and developer's representative for the Page Woodson Redevelopment Project in Oklahoma City, a 5 Phase Master Planned Redevelopment Project with the Historic Douglass High School as the Centerpiece of the community.  Ms. Sofola received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University and her MS in City and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in physical planning.

Steve Mason  is the owner of Mason Realty Investors, LLC which has restored, remodeled and managed 38 historic buildings in Oklahoma City in Automobile Alley, Capitol Hill, and the Plaza District with 60 retail, restaurant, and office tenants.  From 1989 to 2004, he was the president of Cardinal Engineering, Inc. which provided civil engineering, environmental engineering, and surveying services.   Mr. Mason received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University.  He is an active community volunteer for many important civic organizations, including the ODEQ Environmental Quality Board, Allied Arts, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, and the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, to name a few.    He has been recognized for his development work with the Plaza District Association's 2010 Urban Pioneer Award, the 2010 Distinguished Leadership Award by Leadership Oklahoma City, and the 2012 OCU Meinders Business School Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

The deadline to register is Friday, June 14th.  AIA Central Oklahoma Members attend free.  Nonmember cost is $25.

A big thank you to our sponsors: Acme Brick, ES2, Premier Lighting Sales, Smith & Pickel Construction and Thermal Windows.


Women in Architecture Happy Hour
It's that time of year!  

Time for our Women in Architecture Happy Hour!  

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
5:30 p.m.
The Jones Assembly
901 West Sheridan

Drinks are on your own and appetizers will be provided by SDG Architects!

Associates Meet & Greet
Attention AIA Central Oklahoma Associate (Intern Architect) Members:  

Please plan to join Donovan Linsey, our new Board Associate Director on Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the AIA Office for an Associates Meet & Greet.  

Pizza and Beer provided.  


Another Fun Day of Kickball!

We had another great kickball tournament this year with 9 teams participating!  Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.  (And you can see more on our Facebook page). 

Team GE Johnson Construction/ Rees / Beck Design

Guernsey Pink

Field of Dreams going for the Championship


New Kicks on the Block 

Team Boldt Construction / MA+ Architecture

Team ES2

Guernsey - Black

JE Dunn Construction

Thank you to Andrew Seamans for doing the food again this year!
CHAMPIONS! Field of Dreams (ADG & Manhattan)

2ND PLACE- Balldozers 
(CMSWillowbrook & KFC Engineering) 

3RD PLACE - Guernsey Pink


AIA Oklahoma Design Awards
AIAOK Conference on Architecture - Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!

A big thank you to those who have 
already signed up to exhibit and sponsor! 


AIA Central States Region Design Awards

Oklahoma Modernism Weekend

June 14 - 16, 2019

Be a Drinks X Design Host!


TUESDAY, JUNE 11th at 11:30 am
Come hear from the local healthcare industry on current and future trends & issues. Panelist Include:
  • Mark Brim, Mercy
  • Casey Woods, OU Med
  • Philip Lance, Integris
  • Rocky Goins, Leading Light Development
Moderator:  Jeff Shipley, The Boldt Company
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