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A Week In Brief
Monday, September 24, 2018
In This Issue
Member Spotlight
AIACOC Design Awards Banquet
Architecture after 5
Thank you FSB!
KIDesign Items Needed
Call for Nominations for 2019 Board of Directors
Register for AIAOK Conference on Architecture!
Booths & Sponsorships Available!
Scotch Tasting To Support ARCPAC
Drinks X Design November 16!
RFQ for Cleveland County Healthy Living Block
Oktoberfest at Nabholz
Mark Your Calendars!

September 25:  AXP Success Teams
September 25: Scotch Tasting to Support ARCPAC
September 26:  KIDesign at Eugene Field Elementary
September 27: Leadership AIA Community Service Day
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 - Andy Rine of GE Johnson
We love our members!

Andy Rine of GE Johnson Construction 

Bio. I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and a Master of Business Administration. I work for GE Johnson as the Director of Preconstruction for our Central Region and was previously a Project Manager for 10 years.  I live in Gatewood Historic District in Oklahoma City with my wife Stacy and our children Adam and Alice.  Our traveling has slowed down a lot since the birth of our son, so now I fill my time with photography, gardening, video games and playing with my kids.

How long have you been an Allied Member of AIA? GE Johnson has been a member since we opened this office 4 years ago.

What is your favorite AIA Central Oklahoma event? Kickball tournament

What is your favorite thing about AIA? I like that AIA connects people and organizations that need help with their buildings.  Just this year AIA helped me to become involved with a very important project that I would never have known about otherwise.

What attracted you to the construction industry? I like that design/construction is the intersection of art and engineering.  I started out in Architecture school but was a terrible/frustrated designer, so I made the switch to construction.  It was definitely the right move for me.

What is one of your favorite designs in Central Oklahoma? Stage Center

Do you do any volunteer work? Stacy and I are very active in the community.  I chair the OU Construction Science Professional Advisory Board, and I'm a member of the Myriad Gardens Foundation Community Board.  I'm active in Oklahoma City Rotary and helped found OKC Midtown Rotary, where I am a past president.

Window or aisle?  Window.

On a Saturday morning, where would we typically find you?  In the summer you can find us at the OSU-OKC Farmer's Market and running errands with the kids.  This is another area where our lives have changed drastically in the last four years!

Register for the AIACOC Design Awards Banquet!
Architecture after 5 at Miller Tippens Construction
Arch after 5
Join us for our last Architecture after 5 of 2018!  

October 18, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
Miller Tippens Construction 
45 NE 52nd Street, OKC

Architecture after 5 is open to members of AIA Central Oklahoma and their guests!

Thank you to our host!

Thank you to FSB for Teaching Last Week's KIDesign
Each week during this Fall semester, AIA and the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture are teaching kids at Eugene Field Elementary about architecture.  Last week FSB led the effort.  Thanks FSB!

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)
Chip Board
Cork Board
Corrugated Cardboard (in good condition, without words/labels)
Construction Paper
Architecture Magazines
Dried Baby's Breath (or other fake foliage for trees)
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
Alene's Original Tacky Glue (gold bottle) (15 bottles)
Low-Temp Hot glue guns and glue (3-4 glue guns & 5 pkgs of glue)

Call for Nominations for 2019 AIACOC Board of Directors
Elections will be held at the November Luncheon set to take place on Thursday, November 15th.  If you are an AIA Licensed Architect member and interested in running for the 2019 Board, email us with:
  • Position
  • Short Bio
  • Headshot

President Elect: In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President, the President Elect shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter. The President-Elect position is a one year term and this individual will move into the President's position the following year and then into the Past President position.
Vice President: In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall exercise general supervision of the Chapter's affairs and shall preside at meetings of this Chapter and the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President and the President Elect, the Vice President shall act as spokesperson of this Chapter. The Vice President will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee. The Vice President position is a one year term.
Secretary: The Secretary shall act as the recording and corresponding secretary of the Chapter. The Secretary shall safeguard all property of the Chapter and issue notices, with the assistance of the Executive Director, of the Chapter. The Secretary will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee. The Secretary position is a one year term.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge and exercise general supervision of the Chapter's financial affairs. The Treasurer will also volunteer and serve on at least one chapter committee. The Treasurer position is a one year term.
Director: The Director's of the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter will be responsible for serving one and overseeing at least one chapter committee. The Director's position is a three year term.
In addition to the duties listed above, every AIA Central Oklahoma Board member is asked to commit to:
  • Make personal fundraising calls to raise money for AIA Central Oklahoma and its yearly events. And will continue to work until the chapter fundraising goals have been met.
  • Volunteer for the AIA Architecture Tour set to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
  • Attend 8 of the 11 Board meetings throughout the year.
  • Attend 4 of the monthly luncheons and 4 Architecture after 5 events throughout the year.
  • Attnd the AIA Central Oklahoma Golf Tournament either as a participant or as a volunteer and encourage architects to participate in the event.
  • Actively promote membership and recruit members into the AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter.
  • Serve on at least one ongoing chapter committee.
Each candidate will be asked to give a 2-3 minute candidate speech before the official election on Thursday, November 15 at the AIA Central Oklahoma November Luncheon.
The deadline to declare your nomination is Friday. October 26th.  


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 1 Booth 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 Scotch Tasting Tomorrow!  Tickets Still Available!


Mark You Calendars for our 
3rd Annual Drinks X Design Event!
Friday, November 16th
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Registration Opens October 1st! 


RFQ for Cleveland County Healthy Living Block
The Cleveland County, Oklahoma, Board of County Commissioners ("County") is seeking Statements of Qualifications from experienced architectural firms to develop an innovative and visionary design for a Healthy Living Block, which will include indoor and outdoor multi-purpose program space and the relocated Cleveland County Farm Market, in downtown Norman, Oklahoma. The County is undertaking this project as Phase I implementation of its overall County complex Master Plan, whose goal is to create an iconic destination in Cleveland County which will also be a gateway to the rest of the community and connection between core Norman and Campus Corner. Cleveland County seeks an architectural design for the Healthy Living Block that captures the intent of the Master Plan - one that is welcoming to all residents of Cleveland County and encourages healthy living activities.

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