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A Week In Brief
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
In This Issue
AIA June Luncheon
Kickball Tournament Photos
Cocktails & Credits
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards- Call for Entries
See you in Bartlesville!
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
AIA CSR Design Awards Call for Entries
Modernism Weekend
POK White Party

June 7-9: Preservation Conference 
June 17: AIA / Downtown OKC Volleyball Tournament
June 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
June 29: Cocktails & Credits
August 24: Architecture after 5
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet


AIA June Luncheon
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!


A Few Kickin' It Kickball Tournament Photos!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday's AIA Kickball Tournament!  It was another great tournament! 



Thank you to our fabulous sponsors!

Cory Baitz, AIA and Mark Gandy, AIA talking strategy.

Bentley Ballers cheering on their team!

Competition between Waka Waka Waka...Waka 
and the Boldt/ MA+ Team was tough...but kinda fun too!

You can run but you can't hide! 

It's mine.... no wait, it's mine.....

Kickball is pretty fun.....especially when you're winning.

Bentley Ballers

Boldt Construction / MA+ Architecture

Kickin' Grass Taking Names (Miles Associates)

A big thank you to Andrew Seamans, AIA 
for bringing out the D5 Smoker and cooking 
lunch for everyone.  Yum!

And that is how it's done! 

I've got it, no I do... well good because I sure don't!  

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.

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.  

Oklahoma Modernism Weekend!

Oklahoma is home to a treasure of mid-century modern architecture that many outside of the region know little about. To heighten awareness of our state's exciting architectural heritage, the Okie Mod Squad and the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture will be hosting the Sooner state's first-ever Okie Modernism Weekend  June 9-11, 2017  in Oklahoma City at one of our most iconic mid-century buildings, the egg-shaped First Christian Church.
Preservation Oklahoma White Party on Saturday!
 Saturday, June 10
7:00 p.m. 
Overholser Mansion

Come dressed in your best white outfit and join Preservation Oklahoma for its second annual White Party!  This fun and exciting event will highlight the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion. Taking place on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion, the White Party will include food, cocktails, dancing, live music from Born in November, and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion. 

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