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A Week In Brief
Monday, June 19, 2017
In This Issue
AIA June Luncheon
Cocktails & Credits
Architecture after 5
Beach Volleyball Pictures
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards- Call for Entries
See you in Bartlesville!
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
AIA CSR Design Awards Call for Entries
Lean Construction Institute Coffee

June 19-20: AIA Office Closed - Melissa Vacation
June 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
June 29: Cocktails & Credits
July 17: Women in Architecture Patio Night
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


AIA June Luncheon - Deadline to Register Noon Today!!
Join us for our third annual "Developer's Showcase" at which featured speakers will present some of their recent and upcoming projects, and describe the role that design plays in their development work.
The AIA June Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 22, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center building on the 3rd floor.

David Remy, Blair Remy Architects, is most interested in applying thoughtful design in architecture and planning across varying scales to affect our most complex issues.  He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.  He has recently designed his own contemporary infill home in one of the city's historic preservation districts, combining planning and design and well as roles of owner and architect.
Teresa Smith, Senior Planner, City of Oklahoma City Planning Department, and Klaas Reimann-Philipp, Project Manager at Common Works Architects, worked with the Jefferson Park Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) to create Classen 29, an affordable housing development located near the NW corner of 29th Street and Classen Boulevard.  Teresa is a twenty-year veteran of City government; now in the Housing & Community Development Division of the Planning Department, she manages developer housing projects funded under the federal HOME program. 
Klaas Reimann-Philipp has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma and is passionate about contributing to the local built environment through both architectural and planning efforts.

Richard McKown works as a developer, artist and community designer. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Boston University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a fellowship in painting from Yale University.  McKown's interest in mixed-use, walkable communities has led him to the development of infill projects in downtown Oklahoma City. As development partner for City Center Development, LLC, McKown completed LEVEL, MOSAIC, OKSEA and the restoration of the Rock Island PLOW building in Bricktown.  Most recently, his focus on developing meaningful community open spaces, combining low impact development techniques, sculpture and narrative has led him to the exploration of tiny houses.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Cocktails & Credits on June 29
Join us for Cocktails and Credits on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the AIA Office.

The Psychology of Urban Play: The Human Dimension 
hosted by KOMPAN, Inc.

Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the effect that urban environments have on families, seniors and especially children.
- Articulate how millennial and baby-boomer preferences for urban living and other urban trends can be translated to relevant play spaces.
-Define key elements that need to be addressed when planning motivating urban play environments.
-Identify examples of great national and international play spaces in cities and learn how to utilize these findings in your future urban planning projects. 

Attendees will earn one hour of HSW credit for attending.  This program will be reported by Kompan, Inc.

AIACOC Members attend free.  Nonmembers: $10.

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!

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.  
A Few Beach Volleyball Tournament Pictures
Thank you to ADG, FSB, Miller Architects and JE Dunn Construction for participating in the AIA / Downtown OKC Beach Volleyball Tournament.  Even though our teams weren't victorious fun was had by all!

JE Dunn getting up in the air for the block.

Look at that concentration for JE Dunn!

Does ADG ask for vertical jump on employment applications?

JE Dunn and Miller Architects competing!

Looks like JE Dunn has some skills

Miller Architects isn't afraid of a battle at the net.

Look at this fabulous FSB Team... all woman! 

 Bumping control here!

Look at that play at the net by Miller Architects!

This is an A for effort!

Such focus at the net by the FSB crew!

AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries!
The purpose of the AIA Oklahoma Awards of Excellence Program is to increase the public awareness of architecture by recognizing outstanding projects, their architects and clients, to increase the public and client demand for quality design and to encourage the profession to pursue the highest standards of design.


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.

Plan To Join Us In Bartlesville!

Get Your Booth for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture Today!  Just 5 Booths Left!


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

Lean Construction Institute Invites You....

The Oklahoma Community of Practice
A Lean Coffee
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time : 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Location : AGC Office
605 NW 13th St A
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you've learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn - THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a 'thumbs up/ thumbs down' to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed. Come as you are and be ready to learn.

Attendance is free of charge.

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