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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
AIA Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed
Studying for the ARE? Join Us!
Art by Architects Opening
SMPS & AIA Program!
AIACOC COTE Committee Program
AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
Purchase Architecture Tour Tickets!
AIA Golf Tournament
AIAOK Conference - Call for Speakers
2019 AIAOK Conference Booth Registration Open
Architecture Photography Competition
Architecture Trivia Night
CSI Conference!
Mark Your Calendars!

March 26: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 27: Women in Architecture - CANCELLED
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 THIS WEEK! 
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! 

Volunteer for the AIA Architecture Tour for a Chance To WIN! 
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.

Those who volunteer will be entered 
to win this cool LEGO set!

Studying for the ARE? Join us on April 3rd!

Join Michael Riscica of Young Architect for

Due to limited seating, this event is open to members only. 
Join us for the Art by Architects Opening! 

The American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter is hosting Art by Architects during the month of April.  The exhibit will be up April 4 - 26, 2019 at the Hart Building on Film Row.  

Art by Architects showcases artwork by members of AIA Central Oklahoma and we invite everyone to join us on Thursday, April 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for our Art by Architects Opening!  
Our featured artists are:
Sara Andrews, AIA
Kerry Azzarello, Assoc. AIA
David Boeck, AIA
Kevin Bundy, AIA
Torrey Butzer, Assoc. AIA
Nathan Coffey, AIA
Rand Elliott, FAIA
Farooq Karim, AIA
Candice Leinneweber, Assoc. AIA
Kyle Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Rick Johnson, AIA
Chris Nuttle, AIA
Geoff Parker, AIA
Craig Ridenour, AIA
Randy Seitsinger, FAIA
Melody Stinson, AIA
Dana Templeton, AIA

The Art by Architects Opening is FREE but we ask for an RSVP.  

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."

AIACOC Committee on the Environment Presents....

Cooperating with Landscapes in Oklahoma: How the Principles of Permaculture Bring Resilience to Sites

Join us to hear from three practitioners speak on the subject of Permaculture, enjoy lunch with locally grown food and earn
  one hour of HSW credit  while considering how you might incorporate more resilient practices in site design.

Paul Mays

Dave Edwards
Brent Wall

Register below to attend the AIACOC Committee on the Environment Luncheon on Thursday, April 11th.  The cost to attend is $20.  No refunds after Friday, April 5th.  The deadline to register is Friday, April 5th.  

A big thank you to Nabholz Construction for hosting the us!

AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
Join us as we honor those who have contributed to 
the  profession, the community and the built environment. 

William Wayne Caudill Award
Lisa Chronister, FAIA

Solomon Andrew Layton Award
FSB Architects & Engineers

Keystone Award

B.H. Prasad Honorary Award
Molly Fleming

Robert M. Lawrence Volunteer Award
Melody Stinson, AIA

In addition, join us to hear from the experts on Scissortail Park!

Gavin McMillan of Hargreaves Associates
Hans Butzer, AIA of Butzer Architects & Urbanism
Torrey Butzer, Assoc. AIA of Butzer Architects & Urbanism

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Theater

$45 per person / $360 for table of 8

Purchase Architecture Tour Tickets!
The AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 13th from noon - 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are now on sale!  $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour.  

But remember... if you volunteer for a shift.... you get a free ticket! :-)

And starting Wednesday, March 27th, tickets can 
be purchased at our ticket outlets:

Fitzsimmons Architects
2721 North Walker Avenue, OKC 73013

Pella Windows & Doors of Oklahoma
537 East Britton Road, OKC 73114

Thank you to our sponsors!  

Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls
Boldt Construction
JE Dunn Construction
Pella Windows & Doors of Oklahoma
Timberlake Construction

Acme Brick
Manhattan Construction
Miller Tippens Construction
Premier Lighting Sales
Red Plains Professional
Triangle A&E

Bryan's Flooring
HP Engineering
MA+ Architecture
Nabholz Construction
TAP Architecture
TRW Oklahoma
Wallace Engineering

CMSWillowbrook Construction Management
Crossland Construction
Smith & Pickel Construction
Thermal Windows

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
Elite Lighting
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:
Southwestern Roofing and Metal 

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



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!

Architecture Photography Instagram Competition

OKLAHOMANMADE Photography Competition
presented by the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture

Architecture Trivia Night
hosted by the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Twisted Spike Brewing Company

$100 per team 
(includes one beer per person, food and prizes)


Join CSI for the South Central Region Conference! 

QUESTIONS? Contact Melody Stinson at mstinson@rees.com

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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2019 HERE!