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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In This Issue
Passing of Harry Mason
2018 AIACOC Design Awards: Call for Entries
ARE + AXP Success Program
Kickin It 2018 Fun
Architecture after 5
AIAOK Conference Booth & Sponsorship Registration
AIAOK Honor Award Nominations
Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
Texas A&M Doctoral Candidate Needs Your Help
POK White Party!
Mark Your Calendars!

June 14: AIACOC June Luncheon
June 16-17: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 19-22: AIA National Convention
June 26: ARE Study Session Q & A Hour
June 29: AIACOC Design Award Forms Due
July 12: Leadership AIA in Stillwater
July 18: AIACOC Board Meeting
July 19: Architecture after 5 at Wallace Engineering
September 13: AIACOC Luncheon
September 14: Leadership AIA in OKC
October 26: AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
November 8-9: AIAOK Conference on Architecture

Passing of Harry Mason
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of architect and past AIA member, Harry Mason.  

Harry Mason was born to Mary Lee and Harry Mason Sr. in Oklahoma City. He grew up in Britton, Oklahoma attending Britton Elementary and John Marshall High School. He graduated from OSU with a degree in architecture and practiced architecture until his retirement.

Harry loved the outdoors and the mountains and spent many of his happiest times there with friends and family. A couple of times he climbed a fourteener, Uncompahgre, near Lake City. He was an avid photographer and artist.

He had many friends he loved spending time with and was an avid fan of OSU and the Thunder. He and Marge would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in August 2018. They started dating in high school and she says, "He was the kindest person I've ever known."

Predeceased by his parents, sister Shirley, and daughter Cheryl Dawn. Survived by wife Marge; son Tyler, and his wife Gina, and their daughter Mia of Yukon; and son Scott of Edmond; and his faithful buddy, Coalie.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 15th, at the Methodist Church of the Servant, with reception to follow.  Burial will be at 3:30 PM, Friday, June 15th, at Gracelawn Cemetery.
AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards
The AIA Central Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards showcase the best of built work by members of AIA Central Oklahoma. Entrants must be members of The American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter. 

Earlier this year, AIA Central Oklahoma put together a Design Awards Task Force to review our Design Award categories, jury criteria, and judging criteria. Below you will notice new categories and a more defined judging criteria. One new category is our specialty category. Each cycle we will be rotating a specialty category to help feature various project types. This year our specialty category is Healthcare.

Studying for the ARE Exam?  Check Out This Program!

Kickin It 2018 Was FUN!  
Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants and Andrew Seamans, AIA for cooking lunch!  This year's Kickball Tournament was a lot of fun!  

1st Place- GE Johnson/ Rees Associates / Beck Design

2nd Place- Boldt Construction / MA+ Architecture

3rd Place - ADG Sports

Architecture after 5 at Wallace Engineering!
Arch after 5
Join us for Architecture after 5!

Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

at Wallace Engineering
410 N. Walnut, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Architecture after Five is free to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members and their guests.

Architecture after Five 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!



Mark Your Calendars!  
Mark your calendars for the 2018 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture set to take place on Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9 in Enid, Oklahoma.

We have a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Rooms are $99 plus tax per night.
Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 580-540-4256. The group code is AIA.
This block and special rate will be on a first come basis and the block will be released on October 7, 2018.

We still have some booths and sponsorship available for this year's conference!     SIGN UP HERE

AIA Oklahoma Honor Awards: Call for Nominations


Oklahoma Modernism Weekend


Texas A&M Doctoral Candidate Needs Your Help
Dear Participant,
My name is Mehdi Azizkhani and I am a Doctoral Candidate and researcher at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. In collaboration with Professor Jeff Haberl I am conducting research on the application of passive/natural systems in buildings in the US to find opportunities/challenges that could increase/reduce the frequency of their use on a national scale. The incorporation of natural/passive systems in buildings is in line with programs such as Architecture 2030 Challenge. Such programs can reduce the energy consumption of buildings, the associated cost, and preserve our natural resources for future generations.
As a part of the current study I am conducting a survey on the use of passive/natural systems. The purpose of this survey is to obtain a more accurate perception of the practice of passive system design and implementation across different disciplines in the building industry to better measure the followings:
*The factors influencing the increase/reduction of the use of passive/natural systems in buildings
*The design tools being used for passive design
*The most and least recurring types of passive/natural system strategies
*The importance of incorporating passive/natural system strategies in a practical design process with respect to their integration with mechanical systems
Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. The opinions of professionals like you are an important component to better understand the current practice in the building industry across the country.
The link below will direct you to a survey questionnaire that includes 20 questions and takes about 15-20 minutes to answer. This survey has been approved by Texas A&M Institutional Review Board (IRB ID: IRB2018-0262/ Ref. Number: 074600). If you have received the link from other organizations, please take the survey only once. Your responses to the survey questions will be kept confidential and the results of the survey will be sent back to you at the end of the research study.
Please take the survey here:   
T hank you in advance for your time.
Mehdi Azizkhani                      Dr. Jeff Haberl
PhD Candidate                        Professor 
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture
Texas A&M University

POK White Party!

2018 Summer White Party
Historically, the best party in OKC!
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Henry Overholser Mansion
405 NW 15th Street
7:00 p.m.

Wear your best summer white and join Preservation Oklahoma for its third annual Summer White Party! Taking place on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion, Summer White Party will include live music, dancing, drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion .

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