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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
In This Issue
Architecture after 5
Thank you to our AIA Sporting Clays Participants
Associates Get To Know You Meeting
Open Streets
April Women in Architecture Program
2018 AIA Golf Tournament
Data Center RFP
IES March Luncheon
Slumber Bash
Mark Your Calendars!

March 6: Architects Blitz the Capitol 
March 12-14: AIA Office Closed - Grassroots Conference
March 27: Associates Meeting
March 29: Architecture after 5 
March 30: Leadership AIA in Stillwater
April 10: Women in Architecture in Stillwater
April 12: AIACOC Luncheon
April 26: Architecture after 5
April 14: AIA Architecture Tour
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament

Architecture After 5 on March 29!
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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!



Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the Sporting Clays Tournament!
 A couple of pictures from the tournament.......

Associates AIA Get To Know You Meeting
We'd like to invite our Associate AIA (Intern Architect Members) to an Associates Get To Know You Meeting on March 27th at 5:30 p.m. at the AIA Office.  
This will be an opportunity to meet the new Associate AIA Director, Jennifer Bradshaw and our new AXP Coordinator, Morgan Jones, AIA.  

Join us for food, drink and conversation!  

Morgan Jones,  a registered architect,is theManager of Planning and Assessment at Metropolitan Library System where she is responsible for Long-Range Planning, Capital Projects, and Organizational Assessment. She joined the Library in November 2016 after working for seven years as a design professional. She has been an active member of the AIA since 2010 and served as the Associate Director for the Central Oklahoma Chapter in 2012. 

Jennifer Bradshaw is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and she received her degree in architecture from Oklahoma State University in 2015. After graduating she worked on education and religious projects in Tulsa for about a year and a half before moving back to Oklahoma City. Jennifer's favorite past times are running, reading and renovating. She is still working through NCARB's AXP and licensing exams and hopes to have these completed by the end of the year.

Volunteers & Supplies Needed for Open Streets!
AIA will have a booth at Open Streets on Sunday, April 8th and we need your help!  Jennifer Bradshaw, our Associate AIA Director, is heading up the effort but she needs some help. 

We need help preparing the Cardboard Building Block Activity prior to the event as well as volunteers the day of the event.  If you're interested in helping, please email us at aiacoc@cox.net.

In addition to the volunteers we need these items:
  • Cardboard boxes (from tissue box size to the big guys, short and squatty to long and skinny) - building walls
  • Cardboard sheets (or chip board) - could be used for the roofs or floors of their buildings. 
  • Cardboard Tubes (empty paper towel rolls to the big plotter tubes) - building columns
If you're willing to donate some items let us know!  We can come and pick it up!
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.    

2018 AIA Golf Tournament - Save the Date!

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

Registration forms will be available in mid-March.  

If you're interested in sponsorship of this year's tournament, please click here.



IES Luncheon - 1 Learning Unit
The Illuminating Engineers Society would like to invite architects to attend their March Luncheon program.  The topic will be  Luminance Evaluation of Exterior Environments with HDR Imaging.  This will be on March 14th from  11:30am to 1:00pm at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition.
About the presenter: 
Josh Wilson graduated from the University of Nebraska with his Masters of Architectural Engineering in 2015.  He joined Alvine Engineering and has spent the last few years designing both lighting and power systems for notable projects in the Midwest, such as Creighton University's new School of Dentistry, the University of Nebraska's Milo Bail Student Center, and various other small projects across Omaha. During his time at the University of Nebraska, Josh has presented his own research on HDRI including the results from a University grant to study HDRI and his master's project on HDRI validation. Before graduating, Josh partnered with different design firms to create HDRI images for notable projects around Omaha including the UNO campanile and the First National Bank Tower in downtown Omaha.
Learning Objectives
--Learn what HDRI is and how it works.
--Discuss how and when to apply HDRI lighting to a lighting design project.
--Review some limitations/challenges associated with HDRI, such as vignetting.
--Learn about a case study when HDRI was used to assist in the relighting of a historic building fa├žade.

To register, contact  shaberman@alvine.com.  

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