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A Week In Brief
Monday, November 26, 2018
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Cocktails & Credits
Application for 2019 Associate AIA Director
Art By Architects Call for Artists
2019 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
Support AIA in 2019!
Call for 2019 Committee Volunteers
2019 Leadership AIA Application
Call for AIA Oklahoma Government Affairs Members
Join AC Owen Construction Next Week!
Mingle at the Mansion
Mark Your Calendars!

November 28: KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
December 5: KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
December 6: Cocktails & Credits
December 7: KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
December 12: AIACOC December Board Meeting
December 19: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
December 24-31: Office Closed
January 1: Office Closed
January 14: Architecture after 5 at Bryan's Flooring
February 21: AIACOC Luncheon
February 22: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
March 28: Architecture after 5 at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
March 29: Leadership AIA Begins
April 5: Art By Architects Exhibit Opening
April 11: AIA Honor Awards Luncheon
April 13: AIA Architecture Tour
May 6: AIACOC Golf Tournament
June 8: AIA Kickball Tournament

Member Spotlight

Cristy Callins of CMSWillowbrook 
BioI am a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in interior design. In January 2000, I began a career with CMSWillowbrook as a project administrator. Today, I serve as vice president of pre-construction services. I'm responsible for the executive management of all company pre-construction activities, from initial client consultation and cost estimations to business development. I currently live in Edmond, Oklahoma, and have close relationships with my two sons, 27-year-old Keaton and 22-year-old Kai. I'm a member of several organizations including, the Board of Advisors for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Tinker Leadership Community, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Allied Arts and the United Way of Central Oklahoma. I enjoy making memories with my sons, doing CrossFit, taking beach vacations and checking items off my bucket list.
How long have you been a Member of AIA?   I have been an Allied Member for about 2 years.
What is your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?   I really enjoy the bi-monthly luncheons. It's a refreshing hour in the middle of the day to network, catch up with friends, learn more about the industry and eat a scrumptious meal - with dessert!
What is your favorite thing about AIA? The relationships, hands down! A close runner-up is the eclectic personalities of the architects that are reflected in their distinguished designs. I love driving by a building and being able to almost pinpoint who the architect was just by looking.
What attracted you to the construction industry?  I'd define my journey into construction as an inadvertent foray. My dad was a foreman for a construction crew, so I was exposed to the industry at a very early age. As fate would have it, after college I was hired by Construction Management Specialist Inc. (today known as CMSWillowbrook). Company founder Cary DeHart and Vice President Jan Dunkin took me under their wings, mentoring me through the challenges and the rewards. They showed me how to find solutions for a client and deliver a vision of the architect. No one day, one client, or one design is ever the same. I love it!
What is one of your favorite designs in Central Oklahoma?   I like seeing the integration of the old with the new and buildings that tell a story through their design.
Do you do any volunteer work?   Over the past 26 years, I established a little league football organization and served as a board member for many years; founded and served as a board member on high school football and basketball booster clubs; volunteered for boot camps and fitness facilities; helped dogs at Oklahoma Westie Rescue find a forever home; and served on the Host Team at LifeChurch Edmond.
If you were a super hero, who would you be?   The Flash, so I could run at speeds exceeding light. I could visit out-of-state family for a day, have beach vacation weekends and eliminate the stress of getting to meetings on time.
Window or aisle?   Window
On a Saturday morning, where would we typically find you? Koda Crossfit
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.

AIACOC Seeks 2019 Associate AIA Director
AIA Central Oklahoma is seeking applications for the 2019 AIACOC Associate Director for the 2019 Board of Directors.  

The Associate Director is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in providing programs and events for the Associate Members of AIA Central Oklahoma, including ARE Study Sessions, organizing the Open Streets event and more.  

Applicant must be an Associate AIA member of AIA Central Oklahoma and pursuing licensure.  

Art By Architects

The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter is excited to host Art by Architects .. The exhibition will showcase artwork by members of the American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter and will be exhibited during Architecture Week 2019 next April. The exhibition is open to all members of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter.  
All entry forms and electronic submissions must be received no later than February 5, 2019. Each entrant may enter up two pieces of art for consideration.
All works must be submitted electronically, to be considered, via email or drop box. Only submissions following the proper format as outlined below will be accepted. Send the your artwork image in a JPEG format in a file no larger than 10 MB. Email to aiacoc@cox.net with the subject line: Art by Architects by (your name). For example: Art by Architects by Jon Smith.
All submitted work must be original and have been created in the past five years. All objects and installations must be designed to be exhibited on walls, on the floor or on pedestals. Works to be hung from walls must be constructed and wired on the back to accommodate installation using appropriate hooks, eyes and wires. Framing should be to professional standards. Wall hung objects aren't restricted by size but please consider the weight since they will be wall hung. Sculpture and other 3rd dimensional media must be structurally sound and will be displayed on platforms, tables or on the floor.  All other media (e.g. digital media) are welcome to be submitted.  The artist must provide the floor area space requirements for its presentation as part of the entry form under "size" (example: "4'x5' Projection screen, projector placed on 18"x18"x18" box 10' away from wall.").  The artist must provide the devices by which it will be displayed (e.g. projector, computer and screen, etc.)."
We are partnering with the Individual Artist Gallery (IAO) and the works will be insured against theft and loss while on display.
The AIA Art by Architects Committee will select the pieces for the show and notify the entrants no later than January 25, 2019. Selected participants will then receive details for delivery and additional information on the exhibition.
The Art By Architects Exhibit will open on Friday, April 5th at the IAO Gallery and will remain on display at the gallery through April 26, 2018.
Melissa Hunt at 405-948-7174 or aiacoc@cox.net

2019 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
The 2019 AIA Architecture Tour will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.  

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Tour!  Applications are due January 4, 2019.  

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! 

Thank you to those who have already committed!  

Ionic Sponsor: 
Miller Tippens Construction

Composite Sponsors:
Best Companies
CMSWillowbrook Construction Management

Tuscan Sponsor:
Midwest Engineering & Testing Corporation
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!

2019 Leadership AIA Application


Call for 2019 Government Affairs Members
The AIA Oklahoma Government Affairs Committee is a statewide committee that meets monthly in via Zoom (and occasionally in Stroud), to help guide AIA Oklahoma's legislative agenda.  This committee makes recommendations to the AIA Oklahoma Board of Directors.  

This committee is open to AIA (licensed architect) and Associate AIA (intern architect) members from both AIA Central Oklahoma, AIA Eastern Oklahoma and AIA North Central Section Members.

Committee members are expected to attend all Government Affairs meetings and Architect's Blitz the Capitol.  Committee members serve a one year term but may serve more than one term.  

If you are interested in serving, please email Melissa at aiaoklahoma@cox.net.  

Join AC Owen Construction This Week!

RSVP TO  debra@ac-owen.com

Preservation Oklahoma's Mingle at the Mansion

Join Preservation Oklahoma as theycelebrate the holiday season in the beautiful Henry Overholser Mansion! The mansion will be finely decorated by local designers, following our Designer Holiday preview, and guests will have a second chance outside of regular daily tours to experience the house in all its holiday splendor! Guests will enjoy live music by Chase Kerby, along with light bites and festive tasty beverages.

Local Designers:
Amber Nicole & Co
Calvert's Plant Interiors
Hannah Sutter Interiors
notting hill antiques
Roost Oklahoma Interior Design
Scout Studios
Winter House Interiors
Freedom Lawn & Landscapes, LLC

Live Music:
Chase Kerby

Festive Cocktails, Wine and Delicious Beer 
Generously Provided by:
Oklahoma Distilling Company
Artisan Fine Wine and Spirits
COOP Ale Works
Tickets are $45 per person
Quick Links






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Doric Sponsors:


Boldt Construction





Composite Sponsors:


Thermal Window



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   Roofing Systems


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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2018 HERE!