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A Week In Brief
March 6, 2017
In This Issue
Loss of Laurence A. Stubblefield, AIA
AIACOC Members Presenting at AIA Convention
Register for Sporting Clays Tournament
Architecture after 5
Cocktails & Credits
AIACOC Honor Awards Call for Nominations
AIA CSR Travel Scholarship
2017 AIA Oklahoma Convention Date Set!
Photography Competition
Continuing Education Opportunity
LCI Oklahoma Program
March 8-10: AIA Office Closed. Grassroots Conf. in DC
March 24: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 28: Cocktails & Credits
March 30: Arch after 5 at Emser Tile (New Date!)
April 13: AIACOC Luncheon
April 17: Endangered Buildings Unvieling
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


Loss of our friend, Laurence A. Stubblefield, AIA
Laurence Alan Stubblefield passed away March 2, 2017 at the age of 69. Larry proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a member of the 509th Engineering Brigade. After the war, Larry fulfilled his dream of becoming an architect and spent the next 40+ yrs designing many of the structures you see every day. Those structures include the new firehouses in Moore, the Hitachi plant in Norman and many others, He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharleen; 3 children, Mindy, Suzanne & husband, Bill, and Laurence A. Stubblefield II & wife, Grace; 8 grandchildren, Jasmine, Monica, Alana, Samantha, Hunter, Kassidy, Callie and baby boy on-the-way; 2 great-grandchildren, Antonio and Tristan and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Funeral Services for Larry will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman.
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.
The AIA Sporting Clays Tournament is Just Around the Corner!  Registration Price Increases Next Week!              
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Mandatory Safefy Briefing
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

$115 per person*
$460 per team of four
(after March 12, $125 per person, $500 per team)
*we will do our best to place individuals on a team

Registration includes:
Entry for 10 station competition
50 target rounds
Ear Plugs
Safety Glasses
Snacks and Drinks

Rules of the course:
1. If shooters misses Saftey Meeting, he/she WILL NOT be allowed to shoot.
2. All participants (shooters & volunteers) must sign a waiver form upon arrival.
3. Eye and ear protection is mandatory.
4. Shotguns must be open and empty until in the stand ready to shoot.
5. Ammunition shot size must be 7 1/2, 8 or 9 and not over 1 1/8.
6. Carry shotguns with muzzle either pointed up or down.
7. No alcoholic beverages on Silverleaf property.


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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.

AIACOC Honor Awards Program: Call for Nominations                 
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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 March 24th 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.

AIA Central States Region Travel Scholarship for Emerging Professionals
The  AIA CSR EP Committee is now accepting applications for its annual EP Travel Scholarship to the AIA Conference on Architecture. This year's recipient will be traveling to Orlando on April 27-29th. More information is available on the CSR Emerging Professional's website:  http://www.aiacsrep.com/travel-scholarship.html 
The application deadline is 5PM CST on Friday, March 10th.
Mark Your Calendars!
Mark your calendars!  The AIA Oklahoma Convention will be held on Thursday, October 19 - Friday, October 20 in Bartlesville! 

Stay tuned for more information! 

And if you have ideas for speakers or programs, be sure to forward them to aiacoc@cox.net

OKLAHOMANMADE Photography Competition                   
It's time for the annual OKLAHOMANMADE Architectural Photography Competition!

There's still time to enter!  We just need to receive your forms and fees before March 16th so you can submit your final submission by March 17th. 

Find out more HERE!

Continuing Education Opportunity                   


The Big Buzz on Tall Wood

March 8, 2017 - 9:30 - 12:45
Hosted by WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
As examples of successful tall wood buildings proliferate worldwide, many U.S. architects are considering how to leverage wood's sustainability and other advantages through their own tall wood designs. Intended as a practical overview for those interested in pursuing wood's potential, this presentation will cover the "who, what, when and where" of mass timber buildings. Following a brief discussion of history and motivators, existing tall wood projects will be used to illustrate mass timber and hybrid components, high-rise structural design concepts, and lessons learned regarding cost and schedule. Topics will also include building code avenues for alternate designs, and available resources and support. SpeakerRobbie Kelley, Southwest Regional Director, WoodWorks. For more information and to register
Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES LUs (HSW)
or PDH credits.
$20 cost - Lunch is included
Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse
1101 N Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 212-3949
LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice                   
Lean 101
Date : Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time : 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Location : Integris Baptist Medical Center
James L. Henry Auditorium in the Raymond A. Young Conference Center
3300 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73112
You will learn about the exceptional results Lean tools, principles and processes have been producing in the design and construction industry including how developing a Lean culture is helping organizations of all types and sizes improve efficiencies, remove waste from their processes, and increase productivity, reliability, staff morale, and overall operational excellence. The program will also include a brief history of Lean and a basic overview of the various Lean tools and processes that are transforming industries and organizations worldwide
Lori Smith  has been in the healthcare industry for 35 years, 29 of them with INTEGRIS Health. Her passion and life's work has been focused on developing learning systems for people, designing organizational structures and systems and leadership coaching and development. As Director for Performance Excellence Lori deploys Lean Thinking, innovation and oversight for the Baldrige journey. 
Before joining the faculty of OU in 2013 Somik Ghosh received a Masters from Michigan State and Doctorate from Virginia Tech. Originally from India where he is a registered architect, Somik built his expertise in lean construction by conducting research on various aspects of lean and its benefits. His research has been published in more than twenty peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Somik has worked in the industry in various capacities including as architect, Owner Rep, and for a GC. 
Recommended Reading
·        "The Toyota Way"
·        LCI Dodge Data & Analytics
Parking Information Entrance to the Raymond A. Young Auditorium is at the Southwest corner of the main hospital. Parking is available in any of four public parking garages or the East Parking Lot. 
Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:00pm - 5:30pm 
Capacity is limited, register early!
To view this event listing and register, CLICK HERE .
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