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A Week In Brief
Monday, October 30, 2017
In This Issue
AIA November Luncheon
Associate AIA Director on 2018 AIACOC Board
2018 AIA Architecture Tour Nominations
Leadership AIA, Class III
Interested in the AIA Oklahoma Board?
Associate AIA position on AIA CSR EP Committee
Drinks X Design
Preservation Oklahoma Member Appreciation Event
American Concrete Oklahoma Chapter Luncheons
ASPE Monthly Luncheon
Mark Your Calendars!

November 2: OCFA's Drinks X Design
November 16: AIACOC Luncheon
March 2: AIA Sporting Clays Tournament
April 9-15: Architecture Week 2018
May 7: AIA Golf Tournament


AIACOC November Luncheon
The AIA Central Oklahoma November Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 16th from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center on the 3rd Floor.  Our program is,
What's Happening In Your Community?

Our guest speakers will be:

Randy Entz, Director of Planning & Zoning

Elizabeth Weitman, Community Development Director

Susan Connors, Planning & Community Development Director

Oklahoma City
Aubrey McDermid,  Planning Director

Join us to learn more about the exciting things happening in these communities.  The deadline to register is Friday, November 10th.  AIACOC members attend free, nonmembers $25.00.  

Thank you to our sponsors!

Boldt Construction


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.  
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!  

Speaking of the Architecture Tour, we're seeking volunteers for the 2018 AIA Architecture Tour Committee.  If you are interested in serving, please email Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net.  
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, November 3rd.  
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. 


Drinks X Design THIS WEEK! Seats Available!

Back by popular demand!  The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture's Drinks X Design event will take place on
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  

Our stops all include architecture by local architects and fabulous food and drink from local restaurants & breweries!

Attendees will board a bus at the OKC Foundation for Architecture office at 1300 North Shartel Avenue and head out for an evening of architecture, food, drink and fun!
OKC Foundation for Architecture Members: $50
Nonmembers: $60
Seating is limited!


Join Preservation Oklahoma on October 30!
Member Appreciation Event!

Monday, October 30
5:30-7 pm
Overholser Mansion
Preservation Oklahoma is proud of the work we do to inform Oklahomans about the importance of preserving our historic resources.  We are also fully aware that none of this would be possible without the generous support of our members! 
In order to thank them for their support, we are hosting a Porch Party at the Overholser Mansion on Monday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7 pm.  Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
Not a member? Please join us to learn more about our organization!
Contact David Pettyjohn with any questions.  He can be reached at 405.525.5325 or  david@preservationok.org

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
ASPE Monthly Luncheons

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