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A Week In Brief
March 27, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
Volunteers for LEGO CLUB
Tour Volunteers Needed!
March Women in Architecture
April Women in Architecture
Roof Design CE Program
AIACOC Members Presenting at AIA Convention
AIA Sporting Clays Pictures
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
KIDesign Support Needed!
CSI Get HYPED Program
SMPS Spring Training
Placemaking Conference
Jason McLennan Lecture
ASPE Upcoming Luncheons
March 27: AIA Honor Awards Nominations Due!
March 28: Cocktails & Credits
March 30: Women in Architecture
March 30: Arch after 5 at Emser Tile
April 3: Open Streets
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: Chris Nuttle, AIA                    

Chris Nuttle, AIA of Guernsey

Give a Short Bio: Born in Michigan. Grew up in Blackwell.  Went to college at OSU (Go Pokes!).  Ran track for a year at OSU (wow that was a long time and 20 pounds ago).  Spent a year of exchange in Belgium in a city called Louvain-La-Neuve. (A very interesting town.  Basically a college town built from scratch, and designed for pedestrians.  The center of town isn't even accessible by automobile, except for underground parking.)  Out of school I worked in OKC for 2 years, then San Diego for 6 years, and now back in OKC for close to 7 years.  I really enjoy putting on my headphones, and walking urban areas to experience the energy that the architecture and city planning create.  I am also passionate about the arts and education.

How long have you been a member of AIA? 8 years all together

What's your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  Favorite AIA Central Oklahoma Activity?  Golf Tourney. Favorite AIA Central Oklahoma "event"? Luncheons- Especially when we have a speaker that really pushes me to re-evaluate a topic.

What's your favorite thing about AIA? Leadership AIA - I highly suggest this for architects that aspire to be leaders within the profession and within their respective firms.

Why did you choose to get involved in the AIA Board? I am passionate about how we as architects can engage the people of Oklahoma, to help them understand the merits of great architecture and planning.

What drew you to architecture?  That it's partly a creative art that almost everyone uses and experiences.  I really like the idea that architecture can make life a more enjoyable and mind expanding experience for everyone who experiences our work.

What's your favorite piece/place of design in Oklahoma? Architecturally, Boston Avenue Methodist Church.  There is just something about the tower that I find captivating.

From a planning perspective, the MAPs projects and the street projects that create "identity" are providing for a very strong design "backbone" for OKC.

If you were a super hero, who would you be? I really like how Dr. Strange can bend and form space around him, but I grew up a Batman fan.  So..... Dr. Strangebat?

Window or aisle?  Always the window, I love seeing cities and landscapes from above.  (top tip:  sitting over the wings, or slightly in front of them, is typically the smoothest ride during flight.)

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?   Working on art or catching up on my "to do" list, with political news, music, golf, or football on the tube in the background.
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). 
Roof Design for the 21st Century: Roof Systems and Codes

presented by

Join us for continuing education, vendors, demonstrations, and BBQ!

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Covey Creek Ranch
11300 South Rockwell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73173

5 hours of HSW credit!

  • Oklahoma's Red Brick Heritage: Restoring as You Renovate
  • History and Advantages of Modified Bitumen in Oklahoma
  • Light Weight Insulation Concrete Over Existing Roofs
  • Single Ply Systems and Uses
  • PMMA  Liquid Applied Systems

This program is FREE but advance registration is required!


The program will be held at Covey Creek Ranch so please free to come in relaxed attire....shorts are acceptable and encouraged!

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.
AIA Sporting Clays Tournament Pictures
We had a great Sporting Clays Tournament last week!  Here are a few pictures from the event.  

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
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

The Placemaking Conference is a biennial event hosted by the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities . The one-day conference features speakers on issues of vital importance to today's communities and an audience of hundreds of citizens and leaders that are working to make great places.

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                   
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