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A Week In Brief
Monday, November 12, 2018
In This Issue
November AIA Luncheon
Women in Architecture
Cocktails & Credits
Request from OSU AIA Chapter
Call for 2019 Committee Volunteers
Support AIA in 2019!
AIAOK Conference Photos
Drinks X Design November 16!
Mark Your Calendars!

November 13: Women in Architecture at Wallace Engineering
November 14: AIACOC Board Meeting
November 15: AIACOC Luncheon & Elections
November 16: OCFA's Drinks X Design event
November 21-23: AIA Office Closed
December 6: Cocktails & Credits
December 12: AIACOC December Board Meeting
December 19: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting

November AIA Luncheon - We still have a few seats left!  Register Today!!
Join us for the November AIA Luncheon on Thursday, November 15th at 11:30 a.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center on the 3rd Floor.  Our guest speaker will be Katie McLaughlin Friddle and our program will be OKC's Preservation Tools.  A few weeks ago, OKC lost another architectural gem, Founder's Bank, and many are asking why.  Join us to learn what tools are in place that can assist in  protecting buildings and landmarks in the city.  

Since September 2012, Katie McLaughlin Friddle has served as the Preservation Officer for the City of Oklahoma City. Katie provides staff support to the City's Historic Preservation Commission, serves as the City's Certified Local Government Coordinator, and participates in other preservation efforts within the Planning Department.

A native Oklahoman, Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Katie completed her AICP certification in 2016.

Prior to her time with the City, Katie was Executive Director of Preservation Oklahoma, the statewide non-profit preservation advocacy organization.

AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter attend free and the nonmember cost is $25 per person.  

A big thank you to our November Luncheon Sponsors! 


Women in Architecture November Program

Tuesday, November 13
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wallace Engineering
410 North Walnut Avenue, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Wallace Engineering

Architect Robin R. G. Franks of Smith & Pickel Construction will speak on "Gender & Communication in the AEC Industry".   Speaking from her years of experience in the construction industry, Robin will share tips on how you can be more effective in communicating in meetings and on the job site. This will be an expanded version of the brief talk she made at the September AIA luncheon.
Robin R.G. Franks, AIA is a licensed architect who has served in the AEC industry for over 20 years.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture with a minor in Communication and a graduate degree in Construction Administration.  Robin currently works for Smith and Pickel Construction as a Project Manager and Design Architect.  She is passionate about facilitating a collaborative approach to projects and the profession, championing an integrated project leadership process.  She is keenly interested in empowering other individuals to improve communication and leadership abilities to encourage an elevated performance within the AEC industry as a whole.
Thank you again to our lunch sponsor, Wallace Engineering!

Women in Architecture is open to our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members. 

We have one seat left! Email to aiacoc@cox.net 

December Cocktails & Credits Program!

Join us for our last Cocktails & Credits program of the year!  

Roof Drainage and Code Requirements
presented by Bill Kneeland 
of Basey's Roofing and Sheet Metal

Attendees will earn 1 hour of HSW Credit. 

Learning Objectives:

1).  A fresh look at current roof drainage I-Code violations for new buildings.

2). Review applicable IBC and IPC Roof Drainage I-Codes.

3). Understand Roof Drainage Design steps required of plumbing and the coordination with structural and civil engineers.

4).  Learn about typical violations taking place in Oklahoma and review some A/E plans and field photos.  

AIA Members attend free.  
Nonmembers $10

Seating is limited to 14 people.

Request for Oklahoma State University AIAS

AIA Central Oklahoma Firms:
My name is Scott Cornelius, I am the Vice President of the Oklahoma State University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students. AIAS OSU is seeking growth in activity at the national level as one of our main goals for this year. Our chapter has grown and developed immensely in recent years, and it is the view of our Executive Board that we as a chapter can benefit AIAS on a national level. Forum is the national AIAS conference at which students network, learn, participate in national AIAS and elect leaders for the coming year. In the interest of helping to better AIAS at a national level I myself will be running for the position of 2019-2020 South Quad Director, a position which oversees all chapters in the southern area of the country along with Mexico and Puerto Rico.

This year Forum will be held in Seattle, Washington, from December 29th- January 1st. We have more students interested in attending Forum than we have ever had before; 17 students. Obviously we would love to take them all (and I would love to have them there to support me in the elections), but our chapter alone does not have the funds necessary to assist every student sufficiently. For this reason I am searching for organizations and individuals who  would be willing to contribute to our fundraising efforts for Forum. Any amount you would be willing to give would make a great impact on our students and chapter. If you would like to make a contribution please contact me at scott.cornelius@okstate.edu or call me at (806) 681-1870.

Thank you for your consideration,
Scott Cornelius

Call for 2019 Committee Members
AIA Central Oklahoma could not do all our events and programs without the outstanding support and volunteerism we receive for our AIA, Associate AIA and Allied members.  Below is a link to our current committees, please let us know if you would like to get involved and join a committee in 2019 by emailing to aiacoc@cox.net.  

CLICK HERE for a list of 2019 Committees!

Support AIA in 2019! 
As we near the end of 2018, it's time to begin looking at 2019 and our 2019 Sponsorship Packet is now available!  

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2018 (see all the logos on the right) .  We are now soliciting support for our 2019 Programs and Events! 


Thanks to Everyone Who Attended the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!  

David Swank of Innovation Pointe Presenting

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

Miguel Del Rio, AIA presenting on the Puerto Rico Recovery

Fun at Leonardo's Children's Museum

Your AIA Oklahoma Staff (and Leslie) hard at work!

Walking Tour Fun!

Leadership AIA Graduates!

Elizabeth Windel, AIA - Young Architect Achievement Award

Marjorie Callahan, AIA - Outstanding Educational Contributions Award

2018-2019 AXP Friendly Firms



Mark You Calendars for our 
3rd Annual Drinks X Design Event!
Friday, November 16th
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Our stops will include:

Enjoy local food, drink and design!  

$50 for OKC Foundation for Architecture Members
$60 for Nonmembers

Only 40 seats available!

Quick Links






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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2018 HERE!