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A Week In Brief
May 16, 2017
In This Issue
Register for AIA Kickball Tournament!
Small Firm Roundtable on June 6
Cocktails & Credits
AIA OK Conference & Expo - Booths Available!
AIAOK Conference on Architecture
AIA Oklahoma Design Awards- Call for Entries
Volunteers Needed for Preservation Conference
Congrats to Ron Frantz, AIA
May 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament
June 3:  AIA Kickball Tournament
June 6:  Small Firm Roundtable
June 17: AIA / Downtown OKC Volleyball Tournament
June 22: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
June 29: Cocktails & Credits
August 24: Architecture after 5
September 14: AIA Central Oklahoma Luncheon
October 19-20: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 20: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet


Sign Up for KIKCKIN' IT 2017!  

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lake Hefner Park
Lake Hefner Parkway & Grand Blvd.

Does your firm want to play but doesn't have enough to make a full team?  Contact us at aiacoc@cox.net and we'll try to pair you up with another group that might need players.  

Small Firm Roundtable on June 6
Are you a small firm?  Join us for our next Small Firm Roundtable on Tuesday, June 6th at noon at the AIA Office. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us to learn more about Preparing Effective Proposals! 

Preparing Effective Proposals presented by Lindsay Long, CPSM of Poe & Associates and Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM of ZFI Engineering.  
Lindsay Long, CPSM is the Marketing Coordinator for Poe & Associates, Inc. Her duties include coordinating marketing activities for Poe's three offices (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Kansas). Some of her responsibilities include proposal preparation, interview preparation, maintaining marketing databases, assisting Principals as needed with client contact/communication, and planning office functions and company-wide functions.  

Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM joined ZFI Engineering in 1990 as a CAD technician. Since then, he has worked his way into a leadership role and is now a firm Principal and one of the largest shareholder in the firm.  His duties include coordinating all of the marketing and business development activities, managing the daily business operations, and overseeing the IT needs.  Chris became a Fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2013. He is actively involved locally, regionally and nationally in the society. Nationally he has served as chair of the Certification Committee, the Blueprints Taskforce, and the Treasurer's Taskforce. In 2013, he served as co-chair for Build Business in Orlando, FL. Chris is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer on the Society's board of directors.  In 2011, he was honored by The Journal Record by being selected as one of Oklahoma's top "Achievers under 40."

To Register, Email to aiacoc@cox.net (Seating is limited).  

Cocktails & Credits on June 29
Join us for Cocktails and Credits on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the AIA Office.

The Psychology of Urban Play: The Human Dimension 
hosted by KOMPAN, Inc.

Learning Objectives:
- Recognize the effect that urban environments have on families, seniors and especially children.
- Articulate how millennial and baby-boomer preferences for urban living and other urban trends can be translated to relevant play spaces.
-Define key elements that need to be addressed when planning motivating urban play environments.
-Identify examples of great national and international play spaces in cities and learn how to utilize these findings in your future urban planning projects. 

Attendees will earn one hour of HSW credit for attending.  This program will be reported by Kompan, Inc.

AIACOC Members attend free.  Nonmembers: $10.

Get Your Booth for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture Today!  They're Going Fast!

Book Your Room for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!

Registration opens July 1st but we wanted to let you know we've blocked rooms at The Price Tower and the Hilton Garden Inn at fabulous rates!

The Price Tower
For the nights of October 18 and October 19 
$99 (plus tax) per night
Limited rooms available!
Call 918-336-1000 and ask for the AIA Oklahoma Block

Hilton Garden Inn
For the nights of October 18 and October 19
$84 (plus tax) per night
To make individual reservations, simply go to: www.bartlesville.hgi.com
type in arrival and departure dates and click "go". On the next screen you will need to type in group code: AIB beside Group/Convention Code. It will then bring up your 
special rate of $84.00. Continue with reservation. 
Or you can call 918-336-0808 & ask for the AIA Oklahoma Block
AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries!
The purpose of the AIA Oklahoma Awards of Excellence Program is to increase the public awareness of architecture by recognizing outstanding projects, their architects and clients, to increase the public and client demand for quality design and to encourage the profession to pursue the highest standards of design.

Volunteers Needed for the Preservation Conference

Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma's 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference will take place in Oklahoma City on June 7-9 and we need your help!  This annual event returns to Oklahoma City for the first time in twenty-two years and will discuss the future of historic preservation statewide and ways to keep current on the fundamentals for identifying and protecting the heritage of all Oklahomans. We anticipate about 350 attendees.
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, room monitoring, and set-up.  Shifts are available throughout the conference and registration fees will be waived for all volunteers.  To sign up, please click the link below!

Please contact David Pettyjohn at Preservation Oklahoma, 405.525.5325 or david@preservationok.org, with any questions. For more information about the conference, including a conference brochure, please click here.

Congratulations to Ron Frantz, AIA
Congratulations to Ron Frantz, AIA, winner of the 
2017 Oklahoma Main Street Legacy Award.
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