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A Week In Brief
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
AIACOC Member Survey
AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
Register for AIAOK Conference on Architecture!
Booths & Sponsorships Available!
Scotch Tasting To Support ARCPAC
AIAOK Honor Award Nominations
Drinks X Design Hosts Needed
OUBCC Technical Committee Members Needed
Oktoberfest at Nabholz
Mark Your Calendars!

September 11: AXP Success Group
September 12: KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
September 13: AIACOC Luncheon
September 14: Leadership AIA in OKC
September 18: AXP Success Group
September 19:  KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
September 19: AIACOC Planning Meeting
September 25: Scotch Tasting to Support ARCPAC
September 26:  KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
September 28: AIA Oklahoma Board Meeting
October 3: KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
October 18: Architecture after 5 at Miller Tippens
October 24:  KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
October 26: AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
October 31:   KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
November 8-9: AIAOK Conference on Architecture
November 15: AIACOC Luncheon
November 16: OCFA's Drinks X Design event

Member Spotlight: Marcia Gallant, AIA

We love our members!

Marcia Gallant, AIA of MA+ Architecture

Bio:   I have lived in Central Oklahoma for most of my life with the exception of a year in North Carolina and three in Minnesota.  I graduated from OU in 2004, married my husband Dan in 2006, became licensed in 2007, my son James was born in 2008, my daughter Anne was born in 2010, and we have been on the go ever since.   I have been with MA+ Architecture for 15 years, which sometimes doesn't seem possible.  I am now a Senior Associate, Project Architect, and the office code guru.  Outside of work, my time is spent at various kids' activities, as they usually have to be at two different locations at the same time on the same day.

How long have you been a Member of AIA?  14 years.

What is your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event?   Architecture After 5... when I am actually able to attend.  There's usually a sports practice or game... or two... on those evenings.

What is your favorite thing about AIA?  Reconnecting with colleagues and friends that I don't see very often.

What attracted you to the architectural profession?   Back in my elementary school days, I would use grid paper and scaled paper cut outs to plan how I wanted to rearrange the furniture in my bedroom.  Later on in high school, I took a drafting class and I just knew Architecture is what I wanted to pursue.  I have always loved creative problem solving and spatial relationships.  
What is one of your favorite designs in Central Oklahoma? 
St. Gregory's Abbey

Do you do any volunteer work?  I have been the "Popcorn Kernel" and Assistant Den Leader for my son's Cub Scout Pack for the last several years.  If anyone wants to buy some Boy Scout popcorn, Girl Scout cookies, or Blue and Gold, I'll get you hooked up!  (Shameless plug, I'm sorry.)  I have also served on three technical committees for the OUBCC to review the 2009 IBC, 2015 IBC, and 2014 ICC-500.  Questions about storm shelters?  I'm your gal.  Of course there's always other various volunteer work through my kids' school and our Architects for Education volunteer program at MA+. Does jury duty count as volun-told work? 

Window or aisle?    Aisle.  I like the perceived extra space, and the kids always want the window.  The last time we flew they were still small enough that I could lean over them to look out the window.

On a Saturday morning, where would we typically find you?  Under a blanket at the ice rink.  Both my son and daughter play hockey.  It's a great place to be during the summer! 
AIACOC Member Survey

On September 19th the AIA Central Oklahoma Board of Directors will be holding their 2019 Planning Session and planning for 2019.  In order to help with the planning, they'd like to hear from you.  

Please take 6 minutes to complete this

AIACOC Design Awards Banquet


Register & Earn 12 Hours of HSW Credit!  
Join us for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!

Great Speakers!
Fun at the Children's Museum!
Scavenger Hunt!
Tradeshow Bingo!
HSW Credit!

November 8-9, 2018 in Enid, Oklahoma

We have a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Rooms are $99 plus tax per night.
Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 580-540-4256. The group code is AIA.
This block and special rate will be on a first come basis and the block will be released on October 7, 2018.

Just 2 Booths Remaining... Don't Miss Out!   
We still have booths and sponsorships available for this year's AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!  We hope you'll join us in Enid Oklahoma on November 8-9.  It's going to be another great conference!!

Join us for a fun evening at the McDermid's!
AIA Oklahoma Honor Awards: Call for Nominations

Deadline September 21


Drinks X Design - Event Hosts Needed

We're looking for architectural firms to host at this year's Drinks X Design event!  It can be at your office or one of your projects.  

Here is additional information about the event: 

Drinks X Design is a multi-stop tour highlighting OKC's outstanding design firms and unique food & beverage offerings. An intimate group of 50 guests will visit your firm or recent project where you have the opportunity to highlight your work and the role of design in our local community. At each stop guests will enjoy a sampling of beer and food from local breweries and restaurants before continuing on to the next stop of the night. 

This event serves as a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture. As such, we request that each firm partner with a restaurant and/or brewery - perhaps a past, current or future client. Firms will coordinate directly with their partners to either request that items be donated or cover associated food & beverage costs for 50 people. 

Event Date: Evening of Friday, November 16, 2018 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

Participating firms are responsible for:
  • Partnering with a restaurant and/or brewery to provide food & drinks
  • Coordinating with selected partners before & during the event
  • Supplying the Foundation with a brief firm description & logo
  • Any SWAG to be included in a goodie bag given to each guest
Participating firms are provided with:
  • Publicity through various media outlets
  • An eager audience of 50 design fans
  • Plastic cups, plates & utensils
  • Partnering assistance if needed
  • OCFA liaison & volunteer to assist during the event

It is truly a fun-filled night and we sincerely hope to include your firm during the 2018 Drinks X Design! 


If you are interested, please contact Melissa at okcarchitecture@cox.net 



OUBCC Technical Committee Members Needed
The OUBCC has voted to review the 2018 Editions of the International Building Code® (IBC®), International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®), International Fire Code (IFC®), International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC®), International Mechanical Code (IMC®), and International Plumbing Code (IPC®), for possible adoption.

We are developing two committees to review the six codes, the BEBF committee will review the IBC®, IEBC®, and IFC® and the FGMP will review the IFGC®, IMC® and IPC®. If you are interested in serving on either of these two volunteer technical committees, please fill out an volunteer technical committee application. 

The deadline to submit an application is, Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

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