Mark Your Calendars!
October 23: AXP Success Group
KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
October 26: AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
November 8-9: AIAOK Conference on Architecture
November 13: Women in Architecture at Wallace Engineering
November 15: AIACOC Luncheon & Elections
November 16: OCFA's Drinks X Design event
AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA NEWS
November AIA Luncheon
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!
2019 AIACOC Board of Director Candidates
AIA Central Oklahoma will hold its 2019 Board Elections on Thursday, November 15th at the AIA Luncheon.
Our current slate of nominees:
SETH CAVIN, AIA of SPUR DESIGN
After serving in the US Navy, Seth Cavin graduated from the University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture and then moved to Kansas City, gaining experience working on large-scale sports projects including the New York Jets and University of Michigan Football Stadiums. After returning to Oklahoma City, Seth started Spur Design in 2008, where he has grown the firm to 30+ employees including Architects, Engineers, and Interior Designers. Spur Design has a branch office in Overland Park, Kansas, and has remote staff in Austin, Phoenix, and San Diego. Seth resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Erin and their three children, Elizabeth, Vivian, and Hank.
KENNETH DENNIS, AIA of STUDIO ARCHITECTURE
I am a transplanted Floridian living in Middle America. I received my Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida (Go GATORS!) in 1992 and attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma where I received my Master of Architecture in 1994 and met my wife of 22 years, Tiffany. We have three children - Carter (20), Brody (18), and Madison (14). I am a Principal at Studio Architecture.
JUSTIN MITCHELL, AIA of MA+ ARCHITECTURE
Justin Mitchell, a native of Shawnee Oklahoma, is an Architect and an Associate for MA+ Architecture. Joining MA+ in 2013 he has over a decade of design experience. At MA+ Justin is responsible for conceptual design, consultant coordination, document review, construction document production, construction administration, and project management for his projects.
While holding a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University, he is a licensed architect in the state of Oklahoma, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Justin is not a one trick pony. He is a Leadership Oklahoma City LOYAL Class XII graduate, he serves on the board of directors of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, he is the state of Oklahoma architect representative to the American Institute of Architects Central States Region Emerging Professionals Committee, and as an active member of the Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary.
As a member of the Oklahoma City Midtown Rotary, Justin is active in the local community, and has volunteered for many organizations in the community including the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and KOSU.
Justin lives in the Shepard Historic District, with his lovable pit bull named Luna. There you can find him spending his free time with his friends, cooking, or scouring local thrift stores for unique items.
LAUREN SHELTON, AIA of MILES ASSOCIATES
Lauren relocated to Dallas after graduating from the University of Oklahoma and came back to Oklahoma in 2010 where she has been an architect at Miles Associates for the last 8 years. She has worked on a variety of project types over the last 13 years, but her focus and most favorite is healthcare, specifically pediatrics. She lives in Norman with her husband, 3 kids, and golden retriever.
BETHANY JACKSON, AIA of SMA TANDEM
Bethany Jackson is a Principal of an Oklahoma City based Architecture Design firm, SMA Tandem. Mrs. Jackson has over 19 years' experience in the design industry. Through her career, she has had the opportunity to work on local, national and international projects from corporate, ecclesiastical to healthcare. She is an AIA member, a Registered Architect, a Registered Interior Designer (RID), NCIDQ certified and serves on the AIA Central Oklahoma Board. She has a unique educational background holding 3 degrees of a Masters in Construction Administration, Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Interior Design all from The University of Oklahoma. She has served on the Interior Design Advisory Board for 7 years. She has received the Outstanding Alumni Award 2014-2015 from The University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture ID division. Mrs. Jackson continues to serve by giving back to the community in programs for United Way such as Celebrity Sing in Norman and volunteers with her children activities. She is committed to the profession and received recognition for completing the Leadership AIA Class I 2015 in June.
DIRECTOR (3 YEAR)
Women in Architecture November Program
Tuesday, November 13
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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. Register by emailing to
Thank you to Miller Tippens for Hosting Architecture after 5!
Thank you to our friends at Miller Tippens Construction for hosting Architecture after 5 last week!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIDesign Items Needed
As you know, this fall we are hosting our KIDesign program every week at Eugene Fields Elementary and teaching 4th and 5th graders. We'd love some help with building materials for approximately 35 students. We have limited storage space so these items must fit inside 2'x3' plastic tubs; and we don't need to fill more than 2-3 tubs. We would like for everything to be in usable shape - if you wouldn't incorporate it into your own architectural model, we don't want to offer it up to the kids. All materials need to be able to be cut with scissors and with no sharp edges.
Thanks again for your continued support.
What we need:
Balsa Wood (sheets, strips)
Corrugated Cardboard (in good condition, without words/labels)
Toilet Paper or Paper Towel Tubes
Cardboard tubes (possibly from plotter paper) cut into 1' to 2' lengths
Small (less than 3"x3") samples of laminate, carpet, or other materials from your sample library
Register & Earn 12 Hours of HSW Credit!
Join us for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!
Fun at the Children's Museum!
November 8-9, 2018 in Enid, Oklahoma
OKC FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE
REGISTER FOR DRINKS X DESIGN
Mark You Calendars for our
3rd Annual Drinks X Design Event!
Friday, November 16th
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Our stops will include:
FSB Architects & Engineers
at Wallace Engineering
Enjoy local food, drink and design!
$50 for OKC Foundation for Architecture Members
$60 for Nonmembers
Only 40 seats available!
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR
AIA CENTRAL OKLAHOMA 2018 PACKAGE SPONSORS!
Find out more information on how you can support AIA
Central Oklahoma in 2018 HERE!