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A Week In Brief
March 20, 2019
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
AIA Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed
Architecture Week 2019
Announcing Leadership AIA, Class IV
SMPS & AIA Program!
AIA Golf Tournament
Architects Blitz the Capitol
AIAOK Conference - Call for Speakers
2019 AIAOK Conference Booth Registration Open
CSI Conference!
Mark Your Calendars!

March 22: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
March 26: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 28: Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
March 29: Leadership AIA Begins
April 3: ARE with Michael  Riscica
April 4: Art By Architects Exhibit Opening
April 9: AIA / SMPS Program
April 9: OCFA Architecture Trivia Night at Twisted Spike
April 11: AIACOC Committee on the Environment Luncheon
April 12: AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
April 13: AIA Architecture Tour
May 6: AIACOC Golf Tournament
June 6-8: AIA National Convention
June 8: AIA Kickball Tournament
June 14-16: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 20: AIACOC Luncheon
June 25: Cocktails & Credits 

Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Arch after 5
Join us for our March Architecture after 5 program!

Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris 
29 East Reno, OKC

Architecture after 5 is open to our members and their guests.

A big thank you to our March host! 

AIA Architecture Tour - Volunteers Needed!!
The AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

This year's tour locations can be found HERE!

We are looking for volunteers to help staff this year's locations.  Volunteering is easy... you're essentially a host / security guard.  And those who volunteer also receive a free ticket to go on the tour opposite your shift!  

Shift 1 is 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Shift 2 is 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you are willing to helps support the AIA Architecture Tour by volunteering, please CLICK HERE.

Architecture Week 2019!
Architecture Week is set for April 8 - 14, 2019 and 
we have a great line up of events for you.  So many that we couldn't fit them all into one week!  

So we will kick it off a bit early!

Monday, April 1
OKLAHOMANMADE Photography Competition
presented by the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture

Wednesday, April 3
How to Pass the ARE in 2019 with Michael Riscica
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
at the AIA Office

Thursday, April 4
Art By Architects Opening
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Hart Building 

Tuesday, April 9
The Inside Scoop on Presenting, Personally 
and Professionally
presented by SMPS with AIA Central Oklahoma
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Credit Union House of Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 9
Architecture Trivia Night
presented by the OKC Foundation for Architecture
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Twisted Spike Brewery

Thursday, April 11
Cooperating with Landscapes in Oklahoma: How the 
Principles of Permaculture Bring Resilience to Sites
presented by the AIACOC Committee on the Environment
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
at Naboholz Construction

Friday, April 12
AIA Honor Awards Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Theater

Saturday, April 13
2019 AIA Architecture Tour
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

,For more information and to register 
for our Architecture Week 2019 events...

Announcing Leadership AIA Class IV
Leadership AIA helps develop emerging professionals and young architects into leaders by giving them a framework to learn about their leadership style, understand how to be an effective leader, and what it means to be a leader in various areas within our profession. 

We are excited to announce Leadership AIA, Class IV!

Brandon Hackett, AIA
KKT Architects
Kendra Isaak, AIA
FSB Architects & Engineers
Meenakshi Krishnasamy, AIA
W Design
Trisha Murray, AIA
MA+ Architecture
Erika Omae, Assoc. AIA
Spur Design

Darshan Patel, AIA
W Design

Sandra Perkins, Assoc. AIA
Spur Design

Austin Richards, AIA
SGA Design Group
Zack Woods, AIA
Gardner Architects

SMPS & AIA Upcoming Program!  Register Today!
The Inside Scoop on Presenting, Professionally and Personally:  How to Showcase Your and Your Firm's Talent and Expertise

Nobody knows presentations and interviews in the world of AEC like Susan Murphy.  This session uses the best of her extensive experience and knowledge and breaks that down for you to practice in the here and now.  Susan doesn't play games; she gives you concrete professional information and shows you how to use it immediately.

This high-spirited and fun program begins with helping you figure out what should go into your presentation or interview.  What "bait" will get that desired client or audience to respond to your ideas.  From colleagues to clients, you will learn how to communicate for results.

The session proceeds, showing you how to back up your intellectual bait with the physical skills that make you look as smart, experienced and professional as you are. You will also learn how to coach your teams.
This is not a lecture program. Susan put you to work and guide you in practicing proven skills in your own way. This is not personality dependent. You will leave this session with a new awareness of your skills as well as some newfound approaches to landing the big one. You will also have a terrific time.  Susan Murphy is hilarious.

(Lunch is provided)

Biography: Susan Murphy has been coaching Presentation and Interview Skills for thirty years. She began her career as a high school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, her hometown.  A chance meeting led to a career in travel that took her all over the world. Her last job in the industry was Director of Travel Industry Marketing for Club Med. Susan had midlife reinvention and went to work for Communispond, the leading international communication skills firm for Fortune 500 firms. She  survived a harrowing hiring audition.  Then, she completed the intense and thorough Communispond faculty training and went on to become one of their top teachers and coaches. A chance encounter with SMPS landed her the keynote at a National Conference in Boston. There was no turning back once Susan met the AEC industry and the SMPS membership. Her practice is now dedicated to helping AEC firms hone their communication skills, with an emphasis on Interview Presentations and coaching.

Susan lives in Beaufort, SC and Bozouls, France and travels to her clients.  When she isn't coaching and teaching or writing,  she can be found reading or hiking with her doggie boyfriend, Frankie the rescue mutt, as well as the co-host, Jean Jacques, the cat.  Neither responds to her coaching. Susan writes an advice column for the "Lowcountry Weekly" called "Aunt Bossy: Dear Abby on Steroids."

AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
2019 AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
Monday, May 6, 2019
River Oaks Golf Club
10909 Clubhouse Road, Edmond

10:30 a.m. Registration Begins
11:00 a.m. Lunch Served
12:00 p.m. Tee Time!
5:30 p.m. Awards & Social Hour

$150 per player
$600 per team of 4


Lunch & Social Hour Sponsors:
AC Owen Construction
Bell and McCoy Lighting and Controls
GE Johnson Construction
JE Dunn Construction
L & W Supply
Pella Windows & Doors
Red Plains Professional
Shawver & Son
Timberlake Construction

Beverage Cart Sponsors:
Acme Brick
CLS & Associates
Manhattan Construction
Miller Tippins Construction
Premier Lighting Sales
ZFI Engineering

Hole-In-One Sponsors:

Hole Sponsors:
Bernhard TME Engineering ($300)
Boldt Construction
Bryan's Flooring
Crossland Construction
ECS Southwest
HP Engineering
Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis Engineering
Minick Materials
Nabholz Construction
TRW Oklahoma
Wallace Engineering



Architects Blitz the Capitol - 3 hours of HSW credit!
Call for Speakers - AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
The AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture is set for October 3-4, 2019 in Tulsa at the Osage Casino & Hotel.  We are seeking speakers for the conference.  

AIAOK Conference on Architecture - Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!

Join CSI for the South Central Region Conference! 

QUESTIONS? Contact Melody Stinson at mstinson@rees.com

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Minick Materials

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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2019 HERE!