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A Week In Brief
Monday, November 13, 2017
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Associate AIA Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
AIA Architecture Tour Volunteers Needed
December Lunch & Learn
Leadership AIA, Class III
Interested in the AIA Oklahoma Board?
Associate AIA position on AIA CSR EP Committee
Join Bell & McCoy on November 14!
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
ASPE Monthly Luncheon
Mark Your Calendars!

November 16: AIACOC Luncheon
November 23-24: AIACOC Office Closed
December 1: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
December 12: Lunch & Learn
December 13: AIACOC Board Meeting
December 25-29: AIACOC Office Closed
January 18: Architecture after 5 hosted by Smith & Pickel
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament


Member Spotlight

Dawn Byram of Timberlake Construction

Short Bio:  Dawn currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Timberlake Construction, a commercial construction company based in Oklahoma City.  Prior to joining The Timberlake Construction, Dawn served as director of marketing for First Med Urgent Care, national public relations di rector for Surgery Centers of America, media and community relations director for the Oklahoma Health and Human Services Cabinet Secretary and as marketing director for health and mental health entities in Florida. Dawn is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class X and serves on the Board of Directors for the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond and volunteers for Positive Tomorrows. She is a member of the Board of Advisers for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, downtown Rotary Club 29 and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).  She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

How long have you been an Allied member of AIA?Timberlake Construction has been a member for fourteen years.

What is your favorite AIA event? I enjoy the relaxed networking events and love the architectural tour.

What drew you to Business Development? I value long lasting, mutually respectful relationships and believe that we all like to do business with people we know and trust. I enjoy really getting to know people and building that trust. There is never a dull moment!

Do you do any volunteer work? I am a member of several organizations and on the board for some, such as Leadership Oklahoma, downtown Rotary Club 29, CREW, the Fine Arts Institute of Oklahoma and the  Oklahoma City Chamber Advisory Board.  I'm involved in volunteer work with Positive Tomorrows and animal rescue.

What is your favorite design in Oklahoma? I love historic buildings and that so many of them are now being restored. I don't know that I have a favorite design, but a couple that I admire are the Phillips Tower in Bartlesville, the Skirvin and of course the Devon Tower. I'm really excited about the plans for First National.

If you were a super hero, who would you be?  I have no idea - not my thing (:

Window or Aisle? The aisle - I hate being boxed in.

On a Saturday morning, where could we typically find you?
The gym or running.

Associate Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
Are you an Associate AIA member pursuing licensure?  Are you interested in helping other Associate AIA members in their pursuit of licensure?  

The Associate Director position on the 2018 Board of Directors is an appointed position and is up for appointment in 2018.  The Associate Director is responsible for planning and executing ARE Study Sessions and Seminars.  In addition, the Associate Director is responsible for chapter fundraising and attending board meetings and events.  

If you are interested in serving as the Associate Director position, please complete the attached APPLICATION.  Questions? Contact Melissa at 948-7174 or aiacoc@cox.net.  

Application deadline extended.  Applications due November 30, 2017.
2018 AIA Architecture Tour 
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The 2018 AIA Architecture Tour is set for Saturday, April 14, 2018.  We're now accepting nominations for the tour!  

Volunteers Needed for 2018 AIA Architecture Tour
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Planning for the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour will begin very soon.  If you are interested in serving on the AIA Architecture Tour Committee, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net

Duties of an AIA Architecture Tour Committee Member:

- Attend all AIA Architecture Tour Meetings (usually held at lunchtime or after work hours).
- Responsible for helping select the 2018 Tour locations.
- Will be assigned a tour location and expected to manage all aspects of that location prior to the tour and during the tour itself.  
- Asked to help promote the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour

December Lunch & Learn
Join us for a December Lunch and Learn at the AIA Central Oklahoma Office!  

IBHS FORTIFIED Home Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Earn 1 Hour of HSW Credit!

Attendees will:
- Understand the resilient construction method and the related scientific research and testing behind the FORTIFIED Home High Wind and Hail programs.
- Learn the process of how an independent, third party FORTIFIED Elevator inspects a property during the building, re-roofing and retrofitting of a home.  
- Examine how IBHS engineers review and designate properties at the three levels- bronze, silver or gold.
- Decern the similarities and differences between FORTIFIED Home standards to existing codes enforced in Oklahoma.  

Lunch & Learn is Free for members of AIA Central Oklahoma
Seating is Limited

Join us for our 2018 LEADERSHIP AIA Class!

Leadership AIA is a unique opportunity for members of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma and AIA North Central Oklahoma Section to enhance their leadership skills so they can be an effective leader not only in their firm and AIA but in their community.  
Topics Include:

What is a Leader? What Kind of a leader are you?
Government Advocacy 
Project Management & Delivery
Community Service Day
Design Legacy
Program Requirements:
Candidates must be an AIA or Associate AIA member of AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma or AIA North Central Oklahoma Section

Tuition is $650

Selected participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and complete all homework.  The opening session on March 30  is mandatory.  Participant can miss one class and still graduate but are encouraged to attend all classes. 

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2018.  Selections will be announced no later than February 10, 2018.  Up to 16 participants will be selected. 

Interested in Serving on the AIA Oklahoma Board?
AIA Oklahoma is the State Chapter of AIA and each local chapter places representatives on the AIA Oklahoma Board.  There is a 3-year director position open on the board.  The focus of the AIA Oklahoma Board is government affairs so an interest in government affairs is a plus.  This position must be filled by an AIA (licensed architect) member of AIA Central Oklahoma.   

A few of the duties of this position include:
- Attendance at monthly board meetings in Stroud, Oklahoma.  
- Participation in Architects Blitz the Capitol
- Fundraising for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
- Attendance at the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest to the AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors at aiacoc@cox.net by Friday, December 1st.  
Associate AIA Rep on the AIA Central States Emerging Professionals Committee
AIA Oklahoma will appoint a new Associate representative to 
the AIA Central States Region Emerging Professionals Committee 
in December for a two year term beginning in January.
Duties include:
  • Organizing the annual CSR Student Design Competition
  • Being actively involved on monthly conference calls, serving on sub-committees as required for project implantation
  • Committee members are expected to attend the Annual Regional meeting and participate in monthly conference calls.  Travel to the regional meeting is unfunded.  If a member misses three of the calls during a year, the Chair has a right to remove the member and request that the state which the member is from provide a replacement to fill the remainder of the term.
If you are interested in serving, please complete the application below and return it to AIA Oklahoma by Friday, November 17th. 


Join Bell and McCoy on November 14!

American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
The American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter meetings are the Second Tuesday of every month.

November 14th - Mr. Tim Gatz, OTA Director 

December 12th - ORMCA / NRMCA Speaking about the Concrete Paving Recommendation from Geotechnical Engineers

January 9th - Advanced Masonry / DaVinci Stone speaking On Fiber Reinforced Concrete

February 13th - Dr. Amy Cerato Speaking on the XRF Project. Detection of Stabilizer Content in Stabilized Soil

We meet at McAlpine Center  428 W. California Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102,   Parking Lot Access is Located off Walker or Hudson Ave.

Lunch at 11:30, Program at approximately  12:00

Cost is $20.00 per person, Cash or Check only
Please make checks payable to  ACI Oklahoma

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Friday Afternoon to tinam@metco.us.  Remember, an accurate count of attendees is important to make sure enough food is available
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