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A Week In Brief
Monday, March 4, 2019
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Save the Egg Rally
Architecture after 5
AIA Golf Tournament
AIA Honor Awards Nominations
AIAOK Conference - Call for Speakers
Architects Blitz the Capitol
2019 AIAOK Conference Booth Registration Open
ASHRAE Invites AIACOC To March Luncheon
A4LE Continuing Education Program
Mark Your Calendars!

March 5-8: Grassroots in Washington DC- Office Closed
March 6: ASHRAE - AIA Luncheon 
March 6: Save the Egg Rally
March 12: First Christian Church Motion at City Council 
March 26: Architects Blitz the Capitol
March 27: Women in Architecture 
March 28: Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
March 29: Leadership AIA Begins
April 5: 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 

Member Spotlight

Dan Govin, AIA of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Bio:  I was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Shawnee. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1999, I was eager to experience more of the world. Over the next 10+ years I would visit over 25 countries. Living and working abroad helped me gain a valuable perspective on the world. I was also fortunate to meet my beautiful wife, Louise, and have two wonderful children along the way.  After working in various practices in Seattle, New York and Sydney, Australia, I joined the London office of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as an architect in 2010. Since then, I have been involved in a number of high-profile projects from master-planning to fine detailing including work on civic, commercial, residential, education and historic renovation projects.  Since joining AHMM, I have been an integral part of our work in Oklahoma having been involved in all our projects including Level, Mosaic, The Plow, OKC Ballet (AEP Fitness Center), Bob Moore Group Campus, Hudson Pool House as well as new residential typologies at Squirrel Park among others.  In 2016, I relocated from the UK back home to OKC as an Associate w/ AHMM to support the growth and development of the practice and better support our workload locally.   I'm currently involved in several exciting developments in downtown OKC including historic renovations and new construction. If it involves making downtown a vital place to live, work and play; I want to be part of it! I love having my kids at John Rex, just down the street from our Bricktown office.
How long have you been a Member of AIA?     15 years total, not including a 6-7 year hiatus while living abroad.
What is your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?  In agreement with other respondents, the Architecture Tour is a great opportunity to see the work of other architects and share our efforts with the wider community. Volunteering as a tour guide provides tremendous insight into how the public views and interacts with the buildings we design.

What is your favorite thing about AIA? 
The AIA offers so many opportunities to connect with the architecture and design community, both locally and across the country. I also like the magazine subscription.

What attracted you to the architectural profession?  As is often the case, it all started with Legos. I loved drawing and building models as a child. My grandfather and great grandfather were both civil engineers so perhaps I inherited a desire to improve our built environment.

What is one of your favorite designs in Central Oklahoma? 
Jesus Saves, 36 NE 10th St.  Don't let the simple brick shell fool you. It contains many surprises inside. The project embodies my architectural passions: adaptation/preservation of our existing building stock, mixed-use housing, urbanism, modernism and working with ambitious clients. It's big moves on a small scale. Of course, I am biased since it was one of my first AHMM projects and I had the pleasure of living there and experiencing it as both architect and user. 
D o you do any volunteer work?
I've really enjoyed mentoring Metrotech HS students STEM design competitions as well as coaching youth soccer recently. At times, I think practicing architecture qualifies as volunteer work!

Window or aisle?  Aisle, always.  

On a Saturday morning, where would we typically find you?  Having coffee and reading the NY Times followed by working on various home improvement projects. There is no end to what needs doing to a 1929 Gatewood home.

Save the Egg Rally on March 6
Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: First Christian Church, 3700 N. Walker
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Okie Mod Squad and Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture invite you to a rally to Save the Egg!

As we learned last week, the potential new buyer of this beloved building definitely plans to demolish all of the structures on the church campus.  That's why it's so important for the City Council to consider making the First Christian Church a historic landmark.  At the March 12th City Council meeting, councilman Ed Shadid plans to make a motion to get the ball rolling on this, and we need to convince at least four of his colleagues to agree.

Show your support for Mr. Shadid's motion and the preservation of this historic and architectural icon by showing up at the rally in big numbers and with loud voices!

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative signs, too.

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 Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
The AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament is always a fun event and sell out event!  Plan to join us this year on Monday, May 6th at River Oaks Golf Club.  

We are accepting sponsors now and expect registration to open on March 18.  

AIACOC Honor Awards Nominations


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.  

Architects Blitz the Capitol - 3 hours of HSW credit!
AIAOK Conference on Architecture - Booth & Sponsorship Registration Now Open!

ASHRAE Invites AIA Members to March 6 Luncheon
ASHRAE Central Oklahoma has invited AIA Central Oklahoma members to join them for their March meeting. Join them to hear about "Designing for Architecture" at their new lunch venue at Francis Tuttle's PORTLAND Campus. 

Designing Architecture
March 6, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $25 
Francis Tuttle - Portland Campus, Bruce Gray Center Building
3500 NW 150th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Questions? Contact Jon Wilmore at  jwilmore@rbakins.com

The guest speaker will be Madison Schultz and she will be discussing "Designing for Architecture". The topic will cover creating beautiful spaces and exquisite built environments which is what drives many architects. At times, striving for aesthetics leaves the architect at odds with their engineers who are far more likely to value function over form. "Designing for Architecture" will help engineers explore creative solutions to help balance form versus function. With case studies and a workshop approach, engineers and architects will learn how to design more beautiful mechanical systems.
Madison Schultz is passionate about empowering others. She is a Managing Partner at OK BeCo. Previously she has worked at three of the premiere architectural and engineering firms in Oklahoma City where she was responsible for the design of HVAC and plumbing systems in buildings as well as serving in marketing and leadership roles in those companies. She has been in the consulting engineering industry for over 12 years and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. She earned her AS in pre-engineering from Oklahoma City Community College and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, graduating with special distinction. She currently serves President Elect for the ASHRAE Central Oklahoma Chapter. She also serves as the Young Engineers in ASHRAE Regional Vice Chair for Region VIII and serves on the Personal Development Subcommittee of the YEA Committee. She is a Provisional Corresponding Member of TC6.7 Solar and Other Renewable Energies and TC7.5 Smart Building Systems. She spends much of her time volunteering and generating excitement in pursuing engineering as a career. She is passionate about energy efficient design, design sustainability, and the future of engineering. She was inducted into the Oklahoma City Community College Hall of Fame in November 2015 and is a graduate of Leadership OKC's LOYAL Class XII. An avid crochet, knitter, and quilter, Madison enjoys crafting in her spare time. She and her husband Bryan, an electrical engineer who works in hybrid vehicle battery research and development, have one dog who keeps them perpetually entertained.
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