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A Week In Brief
March 21, 2017
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
Volunteers for LEGO CLUB
Tour Volunteers Needed!
March Women in Architecture
April Women in Architecture
AIACOC Honor Awards Call for Nominations
AIACOC Members Presenting at AIA Convention
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
KIDesign Support Needed!
MA+ Architecture Design Tour
CSI Get HYPED Program
SMPS Spring Training
Jason McLennan Lecture
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 27: AIA Honor Awards Nominations Due!
March 28: Cocktails & Credits
March 30: Arch after 5 at Emser Tile
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


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.
Volunteers Needed for the AIA Architecture Tour!
The AIA Architecture Tour is set to take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon - 5:00 p.m. and we need your help to staff each of the tour locations.  Shifts are 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 2:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Volunteers receive a FREE ticket to tour opposite their shift. 

Please consider giving a few hours of your time to volunteer.  You can check out the tour locations HERE.
And you can sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE!
Thursday, March 30
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
AIA Office at 1300 North Shartel Avenue
Guest speaker: Leslie Gallery-Dilworth, FAIA, author of "Luck is not a plan for your Future."
Leslie Gallery-Dilworth has worked with women, (and men), from around the world, coaching them to understand that THEY are the designers of their lives. Using "design thinking," Leslie's tools and techniques provide the blueprint necessary to successfully plan, design, implement, and build a life where dreams CAN become ....reality!  Learn more about Leslie at www.lesliegallerydilworth.com.

Discussion will focus on one chapter from the book, "Four Steps, Four Commitments," and how attendees can turn their problems into opportunities.  Attendees do not need to read the book before attending. 
This program is  FREE for AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members.  Guests: $10.  Seating is limited.
Bagels, pastries and coffee provided.
Special thanks to A to Z Inspections & Testing for underwriting this speaker.
Two Opportunities in April for Women in Architecture!
Wednesday, April 5
OSU School of Architecture
Stillwater, OK
Join Oklahoma State Women in Architecture group for food, conversation and the film "The Empowerment Project"  http://www.empowermentproject.com/  

To RSVP or for questions, please contact Jeanne Homer at jeanne.homer@okstate.edu


Thursday, April 6
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.            
Mercy Hospital, 4300 W Memorial Road
Tour of the new Coletta Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital, by the women-led design team at Rees Associates.
Opened in 2016, the Coletta Cancer Center is a 86,000 sq. ft. facility consisting of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Infusion, Tumor Registry, Clinical Trials, Cancer Resource Center, Breast Center Diagnostics/Imaging, Breast Surgery, PET/CT/ MRI, Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, Cancer Resource Center, Laboratory/Pharmacy and Public Support Services. The Coletta Building is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City, as no other hospital in the area has combined all cancer and breast services under one roof.
Meet in the Main Lobby of the Cancer Center which is located on the south side of the hospital.
This event is free but because it is limited to 20 people, it is open to members only (AIA, Associate AIA and Allied). 
AIACOC Honor Awards Program: (Deadline Extended) Nominations Due by 5:00 p.m. on March 27th!               
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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 5:00 p.m. on March 27th  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.

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.
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
Join MA+ Architecture for their Design Tour Next Week!
Attendee registration is now open for OKC CSI's 6th annual HYPED2! event with 3 free education sessions (lunch included for those attending 12:30 session), product displays, demonstrations and happy hour at Nabholz on Thursday, March 30th! All free! Join us to learn and network!
Attendees register at this link: https://csiokchyped2017.eventbrite.com
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
Reception prior to lecture at 4:00 PM w/cash bar
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
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons                   
CANstruction This Weekend!                   
Teams of local Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Industry Leaders, and Designers create structures with canned goods to benefit Salvation Army Central OK Command to fight hunger!
March 25th to 27th - Open to public during regular mall hours
March 25th - Judging, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
March 26th- Awards Reception, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Friends and family are welcome!)
March 27th - STEM Day, open to local schools, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Penn Square Mall
1901 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Stay updated on CANstruction OKC on their page @canstructionokc!
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