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A Week In Brief
March 14, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Register for Sporting Clays Tournament
AIACOC Members Presenting at AIA Convention
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
Volunteers for LEGO CLUB
AIACOC Honor Awards Call for Nominations
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
KIDesign Support Needed!
Photography Competition
MA+ Architecture Design Tour
SMPS Spring Training
Jason McLennan Lecture
LCI Oklahoma Program
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 28: Cocktails & Credits
March 30: Arch after 5 at Emser Tile (New Date!)
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 17: Endangered Buildings Unvieling
April 17: Architecture LEGO Club
April 21: AIA Honor Awards
April 21: IIDA Fashion Show
April 22: AIA Architecture Tour
April 22: KIDesign
April 27: Architecture after 5 at Alvine Engineering
May 5:  CE & BBQ
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament


Member Spotlight
We love our members!

Jon Murphy of Thermal Windows
Give a Short Bio:   I was born and raised in Tulsa, and until this week, I have never lived outside of the same 3 square miles - finally moving to a new home in Collinsville! I've been married almost 24 years and we have 5 children ages 22, 21, 19, 14 and 3... yes, 3! The bulk of my career so far has been spent building custom homes, but I have worked for Thermal Windows for almost 6 year now as their Sales Rep for Oklahoma and Arkansas.

How long have you been an Allied member of AIA Central Oklahoma? 5 years

What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?   Being busy in Tulsa, I don't make it over to OKC as often as I should - so the event I look forward to the most is the annual AIA-Oklahoma Convention.

What's your favorite thing about AIA? Not growing up or being educated in the architectural community, I have found it extremely interesting each time I attend an AIA luncheon, or visit with architects one-on-one about their projects. An architect's experiences and perspectives are so vast that I learn something with each encounter.

What drew you to the window business?   Honestly, the downturn of the housing market in '08/'09 forced me to consider other options. With my many connections in the residential housing industry and growing up with Thermal Windows just down the street, it was a perfect match for me.

Do you do any volunteer work?   My focus for the last 10 years has been to serve as the worship leader for our church in Owasso. It requires about 10-12 hours each week to plan and rehearse the songs we sing.

What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? I'm a bit partial to Tulsa, so my favorite place is downtown. As a kid, I never went there much, but these last few years of revitalization in our area have opened up so many more opportunities to spend time there. Just the feel of being around the many historical, art deco buildings is very special.

If you were a super hero, who would you be?   I would like to say someone like Captain America, but I think I identify much more with the Incredible Hulk. (I'm a former band geek and used to be afraid of girls, so I always felt like sort of a loner - plus, the explosive anger problem didn't help either - but I'm largely over that!) And it was my favorite TV show in the late 70's

Window or aisle?  Window on short flights - Aisle on long flights (I hate climbing over people or asking them to get up when I have to use the facilities)

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?    My one day a week to sleep in! (until 7:00 or so when the 3-yr old wants her daddy time!) After a typical pancake breakfast, it's off to something sports-related with our 14-yr old. But this year I'm looking forward to several fun projects at our new home that I have planned.
LAST Chance to Register!!            
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Mandatory Safefy Briefing
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

$125 per person
$500 per team of four

Registration includes:
Entry for 10 station competition
50 target rounds
Ear Plugs
Safety Glasses
Snacks and Drinks

Rules of the course:
1. If shooters misses Saftey Meeting, he/she WILL NOT be allowed to shoot.
2. All participants (shooters & volunteers) must sign a waiver form upon arrival.
3. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
4. Shotguns must be open and empty until in the stand ready to shoot.
5. Ammunition shot size must be 7 1/2, 8 or 9 and not over 1 1/8.
6. Carry shotguns with muzzle either pointed up or down.
7. No alcoholic beverages on Silverleaf property.


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AIACOC Members to Present at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando                   
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Session Organizer; Seminar Moderator:  Lisa Chronister - Principal Planner, City of Oklahoma City
Panelist:  Holly Stenger - Architect, Walt Disney World
Panelist:  Lee Quill - Founding Principal, Cunningham Quill Architects
Whether you take a prominent place at the table or work quietly in the background, your role in shaping communities extends beyond any individual project. In this session, you'll explore the ins and outs of serving on design review committees, commissions, and boards.

AIA has long supported and celebrated the work of "citizen architects." Such positions, handled well, offer you the chance to connect with the community and promote your knowledge and expertise.

Join this discussion of best practices and learn how to secure opportunities for a rewarding experience.
Jack Morgan Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Session Organizer; Seminar Moderator:  Lisa Chronister - Principal Planner, City of Oklahoma City
Panelist:  Greg Burke - President, Gregory John Burke Architect, PA
Panelist:  Jack Morgan - Director of Architecture, Associate; 2016-18 AIA Regional Representative - Central States, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates, PC
Our profession is at its best when it reflects society's full diversity. People with disabilities make up a significant percentage of our population and contribute to our field's innovation and success. Are firms taking the right steps to support these employees?

In this seminar, you'll join a discussion about effective ways firms can promote inclusion and support differently-abled professionals . You'll hear from a panel of differently-abled colleagues, and learn how simple strategies like flexible schedules and attention to mobility issues can make a tremendous difference to your peers'-and your practice's-success.
Architecture after 5 at Emser Tile                   
Arch after 5
Join us for Architecture after 5 in March!

March 30, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
at Emser Tile
4015 S. Purdue Street, Suite B
Oklahoma City, OK 73179

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:

Cocktails & Credits in March!                   
Join Roofing Systems Solutions for a Cocktails & Credits program: Hail & It's Effects on Commercial Roofing.

This program will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the AIA Office

Attendees will learn:

- Effects of hail Mod-Built and Built Up Roofing
-Effects of hail on Single-Ply Roofing
-Considerations for specifying hail-resistant roofing systems
-Pros and Cons of different roof systems where hail resistance is a factor.   

Space is limited.

AIACOC members attend free.  Nonmembers are $10.

Volunteers for LEGO CLUB!                   
AIA Central Oklahoma will again volunteer at Lego Club to teach children about Architecture!  This will kick off Architecture Week 2017 on Monday, April 17th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

We need about 8 volunteers to help plan the activities for the evening and to assist that night as well.  If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact: Marrina Boontheekul at mb@smallarchitects.com or Morgan Jones atmorgan.jones@metrolibrary.org.
AIACOC Honor Awards Program: Call for Nominations                 
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The AIA Central Oklahoma Honor Awards Program honors those within and outside the profession of architecture who have dedicated extraordinary time and talent to the betterment of the profession and the built environment. 
Complete one nomination form for each nominee and upload the form as well as a PowerPoint presentation to the provided link. The nominator may choose to keep the nomination confidential from the nominee or may choose to work with the nominee in submitting the nomination.
The Awards Committee will evaluate all nominations received by March 24th and select awards only in those categories for which qualified nominees are submitted. Awards will be determined by democratic majority vote of the Awards committee, and all decisions are final. The Honor Awards are to be presented at the AIA Central Oklahoma Honor Awards Luncheon during Architecture Week on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Will Rogers Theatre.

The William Wayne Caudill Award

for Outstanding Member

William Wayne Caudill, FAIA was the only Oklahoma born and Oklahoma educated architect to win the AIA Gold Medal Award. As Caudill symbolized the complete architect in being an innovator, educator, practitioner, leader and compassionate architect; it seems fitting that this award should bear his name.
This category is meant to recognize and honor an individual AIA Central Oklahoma member who has displayed a long-standing commitment to the betterment of the profession and the well-being of architects in the region, and who has dedicated extraordinary time and talent to this end.

The Solomon Andrew Layton Award

Firm of the Year

Solomon Andrew Layton (1864-1943) the most noted architect of early-day Oklahoma City created designs for many of the States' most notable structures including buildings that still remain today; the Braniff Building, the Medical Arts Building, the Skirvin Hotel and the Oklahoma State Capitol Building, one of his outstanding works. His efforts in creating lasting Architecture for the community best exemplify the qualities of his award.
To recognize an architectural or architectural/engineering firm, or individual practitioner which, has distinguished itself over the past five years, to the betterment of the profession and community, through leadership, vision and design.

The Keystone Award

As long as arches have been a part of architectural vernacular, they have required the placement of the keystone (the top stone or brick at the peak of the arch) to make the arch element realize its full potential.
We will give this award to recognize a general contracting firm, a building subcontracting firm, a tradesman, or an industry supplier which has displayed a consistent level of quality in their area of practice that exceeds normal standards, and elevates the creative design of the architect by cooperation and skill.

B.H. Prasad Honorary Award

B.H. Prasad was a longtime supporter and friend of the architectural profession. He showed his commitment to the architects through his work at OG&E and through his many contributions to the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter. B.H. unselfishly gave his time, energy and resources to the betterment of the profession.
Presented to individuals, businesses or organizations within and outside the profession who, through dedication of time, talent and resources have contributed to the betterment of the architectural profession, the community and the built environment.

Robert M. Lawrence Volunteer Award

Robert M. Lawrence, FAIA was a long-standing member and past president of AIA Central Oklahoma. In addition, Robert is the only member in the state to serve as National AIA President, which he did in 1983. Robert gave so much of his time and talent to the American Institute of Architects.
Awarded to an individual AIA COC member or non-member who has exemplified the unselfishness of volunteering of his/her time and talents to promote the programs of the AIA COC throughout the past year.

Mark Your Calendars!
AIA Oklahoma Fall Convention
Thursday, October 19 - Friday, October 20
Bartlesville, OK

Stay tuned for more information! 

And if you have ideas for speakers or programs, be sure to forward them to aiacoc@cox.net

KIDesign KIDesign is an introduction to architecture and design in the world around us. 1st through 6th grade children will participate in various activities as they learn, create, and design their own projects with members of the local architectural community. KIDesign is held each April during Architecture Week.

Our 2017 event will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Old Surety Insurance Company located at 5201 N. Lincoln Boulevard, OKC. Registration is FREE. All children attend this program free and in order to do that, we rely on the generous support of sponsors. Sponsorship levels are $300 for a Program Supporter and $100 for a Participant Supporter.  All donations are tax deductible!  If you are interested in sponsoring, please see more information here: http://www.okcarchitecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/KIDesign-Sponsorship-2017.pdf

Questions? Contact KIDesign Chairman, Kevin Bahner at kbahner@wallacesc.com
OKLAHOMANMADE Photography Competition                   
It's time for the annual OKLAHOMANMADE Architectural Photography Competition!

There's still time to enter!  We just need to receive your forms and fees before March 16th so you can submit your final submission by March 17th. 

Find out more HERE!

Join MA+ Architecture for their Design Tour Next Week!
SMPS Spring Training
SMPS Oklahoma Spring Training 2017
Step up your game with Seller/Doer and
Presentation Skills Training
The Seller/Doer concept has been around a long time, but is finding renewed client attention on getting to know the people they will work with on their projects before they make a team selection. Technical professionals need to up their game in an industry that is getting even more competitive. Brad Thurman, PE, CPSM, FSMPS with Wallace Engineering and Craig Galati, AIA, CPSM, FSMPS President of LG Architects in Las Vegas. will demonstrate techniques essential to the seller doer process: a) defining your role as a seller doer, b) how to implement and train technical professionals for business development and c) tips and techniques for finding balance.
Julie Huval, MBA, CPSM, with Beck Tehnology in Dallas, will share presentation tips and techniques so you can improve the style and content of your project presentation, whether you're in front of existing clients or a short list committee.
SMPS Oklahoma Spring Training
March 31, 2017
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Room 465 (Starlight Terrace)
Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Cost $105 for SMPS members
$125 for others
OU College of Architecture Invites AIA Members on April 5th!                   
Jason McLennan
Founder of the Living Building Challenge
"Creating a Regenerative World"
Lecture and Discussion
Wednesday April 5th @ 4:30 PM
Gould Hall Gallery
College of Architecture
University of Oklahoma
AIA Members will earn 1 hour of HSW Credit. 
Learning Objectives:
·          Understand the basic overview of the Living Building Challenge
·          Understand Climate issues that drive architecture today and tomorrow
·          Understand what serves as regenerative architecture in the realm of practice
·          Identify building precedents for Living Building Challenge and regenerative architecture
LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice                   
Lean 101
Date : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time : 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Location : Integris Baptist Medical Center
James L. Henry Auditorium in the Raymond A. Young Conference Center
3300 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73112
You will learn about the exceptional results Lean tools, principles and processes have been producing in the design and construction industry including how developing a Lean culture is helping organizations of all types and sizes improve efficiencies, remove waste from their processes, and increase productivity, reliability, staff morale, and overall operational excellence. The program will also include a brief history of Lean and a basic overview of the various Lean tools and processes that are transforming industries and organizations worldwide
Lori Smith  has been in the healthcare industry for 35 years, 29 of them with INTEGRIS Health. Her passion and life's work has been focused on developing learning systems for people, designing organizational structures and systems and leadership coaching and development. As Director for Performance Excellence Lori deploys Lean Thinking, innovation and oversight for the Baldrige journey. 
Before joining the faculty of OU in 2013 Somik Ghosh received a Masters from Michigan State and Doctorate from Virginia Tech. Originally from India where he is a registered architect, Somik built his expertise in lean construction by conducting research on various aspects of lean and its benefits. His research has been published in more than twenty peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Somik has worked in the industry in various capacities including as architect, Owner Rep, and for a GC. 
Recommended Reading
·        "The Toyota Way"
·        LCI Dodge Data & Analytics
Parking Information Entrance to the Raymond A. Young Auditorium is at the Southwest corner of the main hospital. Parking is available in any of four public parking garages or the East Parking Lot. 
Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:00pm - 5:30pm 
Capacity is limited, register early!
To view this event listing and register, CLICK HERE .
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