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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed!
Tour Tickets On Sale
Architecture Week Shirt
2018 AIA Golf Tournament
April Women in Architecture Program
April AIA Luncheon
Call for Speakers for AIAOK Conference
AIAOK Conference Booth & Sponsorship Registration
Drone Workshop
Mark Your Calendars!

March 27: Associates Open House
March 29: Architecture after 5 at Capitol View Event Center 
March 30: Leadership AIA in Stillwater
April 10: Women in Architecture in Stillwater
April 12: AIACOC Luncheon
April 14: AIA Architecture Tour
April 18: Leadership AIA
April 26:  Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament
May 18: Leadership AIA
June 2-3: Oklahoma Modernism Weekend
June 9: AIA Kickball Tournament

Architecture After 5 on Thursday!!
Arch after 5
J oin us for the March 
Architecture after 5!

Thursday, March 29
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Capitol View Event Center at Old Surety Life
5201 N. Lincoln Blvd, OKC

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 hosts!



Volunteers Needed for AIA Architecture Tour!
The AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 14th from noon - 5:00 p.m. The tour is part of Architecture Week and helps us promote the important role architects play in our communities.  

The tour volunteers help us greet tour goers as well as help us ensure the properties are protected and well cared for during the tour.  

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

Tour volunteers receive a free ticket to the tour so they can attend the tour opposite their shift.  

Please consider volunteering 2 1/2 hours of your time.  We can't pull this event off, which brings nearly 800 tour goers, without your support.  

VOLUNTEER HERE (be sure to select your location and shift when filling out the form). 

Tickets On Sale for the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour
The 2018 AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 14th.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Check out this year's tour locations! 

Video by Benjamin Shullaw, AIA

Architecture Week Shirts On Sale

We have our 2018 Architecture Week Shirts On Sale!  Get yours for $12 while supplies last.  They will be available for pick up on April 10th.  

Volunteer for the AIA Architecture Tour and get $7 off your shirt!  That's a shirt for just $5.  Email to aiacoc@cox.net for a discount code.  

While supplies last.

Register for the 2018 AIACOC Golf Tournament!

The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is set to take place on Monday, May 7th at River Oaks Golf Club! 

10:30 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Tee Off

We still have sponsorships available!

Our tournament is quickly filling up so register early!  We've sold out the tournament the past 16 years! 

To register or sponsor...... CLICK HERE!

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Lunch & Social Hour Sponsors:

AC Owen Construction
Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls
Darr Collins
GE Johnson Construction
JE Dunn Construction
Red Plains Professional
Shawver & Son
Timberlake Construction
The Womble Company

Drink Cart Sponsors:

Acme Brick
CLS & Associates
Harrison Walker & Harper
HP Engineering
Maccini Construction
Miller Tippins Construction
Performance Surfaces
Wallace Engineering

Longest Drive Sponsor:
The Burgess Company

Hole In One Sponsor:
Southwestern Roofing
ZFI Engineering

Hole Sponsors:

Boldt Construction
Bryan's Flooring
Crossland Construction
Flintco, Inc.
Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis Engineering
MacArthur Associated Consultants
Minick Materials
Nabholz Construction
TAP Architecture
TRW Oklahoma

Women in Architecture April Program
As part of Architecture Week 2018, we have a teamed up with Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture for a great program!  So mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 10th at 5:30 p.m. in Stillwater at the OSU School of Architecture.  

Our guest speaker will be  Rena Cook comes from a theatre training background and shares strategies on using the voice and personal power in compelling and authentic ways. Rena is for anyone who uses their voice as part of doing their job.

You will laugh, you will learn, you will never think of your voice in the same way again. Rena gives us all hope that we don't have to be stuck with the voice we think we were born with! She has a new book coming out in February called Empower Your Voice for Women in  Business, Politics and Life. Rena is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma where she taught voice speech and dialects to numerous actors who have gone on to perform on Broadway, in film and television. She is an acclaimed voice coach, a nationally recognized speaker and author, and a voiceover artist for commercials and animation.

Dinner is included thanks to sponsorship from GE Johnson Construction, AIA Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, School of Architecture.  

RSVP by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net by Tuesday, April 3rd.  This program is free for OSU students and faculty, members of AIA Central Oklahoma and the AIA North Central Section.  Guests are welcome to attend for $15.    

April AIA Luncheon on April 12
The AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon will take place on Thursday, April 12th at 11:30 a.m. at the Capitol View Event Center.  We're excited to announce that our guest speaker is Kevin Koch, AIA with Populous.  Kevin will be on hand to tell us more about the Oklahoma City Convention Center.
Kevin Koch, AIA  is an architect with extensive experience designing commercial retail, mixed-use, healthcare, convention center and hospitality projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas State University and his experience includes providing project coordination, development and delivery and client consultation on a number of large projects. At Populous, he assists with all phases of design, from master planning through construction. Kevin currently works as a project architect for the convention center market. He worked extensively on the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion in San Antonio and is currently the lead project architect on the new Oklahoma City Convention Center.
The new Oklahoma City Convention Center  was designed to provide an excellent user experience while offering maximum flexibility for the operator to divide and sell the space.  At the same time, the building is unique in that it will be located within the City's Core to Shore plan, becoming the focal neighbor to the surrounding new Park, Convention Center Hotel, and future development.  Populous implemented industry leading expertise that were developed from past project experiences to push the new Oklahoma City Convention Center in front of their competition.
Plan to join us on April 12th to learn more about the Oklahoma City Convention Center.  AIA Central Oklahoma members attend free, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, and nonmember cost is $25 per person.  The deadline to register is Friday, April 6th.
AIA Central Oklahoma would like to thank our April Luncheon Sponsors:  Acme Brick, Boldt Construction, Manhattan Construction, Miller Tippens Construction, Olsson Associates and CMS Willowbrook Construction.



Call for Speakers for AIA Oklahoma Conference

2018 AIA Conference on Architecture Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!

Drone Workshop

QUESTIONS? Contact Dave Boeck at dlb@ou.edu

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Central Oklahoma in 2018 HERE!