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A Week In Brief
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
In This Issue
AIA September Luncheon
Women in Architecture BINGO
Register for the AIA Kickball Tournament
AIA Awards at the Drive-In!
Register for the AIA Oklahoma Conference!
Support ARCPAC for a Chance To Win!
AXP Friendly Firm Application
Architecture Garage Sale!
AGC OKC Luncheon - Today!
SMPS Fall Training Series
Neighborhood Alliance Needs Your Help!
Mark Your Calendars!
September 17: AIA Luncheon 
September 24: Women in Architecture Virtual BINGO
September 26: AIA Kickball Tournament
September 30 - October 2: AIAOK Conference on Architecture 
October 22: Architecture after 5 at Timberlake Construction
November 11: AIA Luncheon
November 12: AIACOC Design Awards Celebration
November 19: Architecture after 5 at Spur Design
December 3: Architecture after 5 at FSB Architects & Engineers

Register for September AIA Luncheon
Join us on Thursday, September 17th at 11:30 a.m. for the AIA Central Oklahoma September Luncheon Program. 
Our guest speaker will be Michael Carrier with the Oklahoma Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Join Mr. Carrier to learn more about the exciting new convention center and its impact on tourism in Oklahoma City.  

Mike Carrier joined the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau in July 2007 as its President. He is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and holds both a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters in Education from East Tennessee State University.
He has been active in the travel and tourism industry for over 35 years, working in meeting planning, hotel sales, facilities management and has served as President of Convention and Visitors Bureaus in Greenville and Columbia South Carolina and Knoxville Tennessee. Prior to his move to Oklahoma City, he served as the General Manager of the Shreveport Convention Center.
Carrier has been actively involved in numerous industry associations including serving as President of the Carolinas Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and 3 years on the Board of Directors of the Destination Marketing Association International. He currently serves as a member of the Convention Center Subcommittee of the MAPS3 Program in Oklahoma City.

This luncheon will be held in person at the Capitol View Event Center with a maximum capacity of 50 people.  We will be serving a buffet lunch but it will be served by the cater, Prairie Gypsies and they will be wearing masks.  Attendees will be required to wear masks until seated.  REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

AND virtually via Zoom.  

WiD invites WIA to BINGO night!  
The AIA Eastern Oklahoma Women in Design group has invited our Women in Architecture group to join them for BINGO on Thursday, September 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Call. 

Cost: $5 for WiD & WIA members
$15 for nonmembers

Questions?  Email Lindsey Ellerbach at lindsey@aiaarchitects.com 


Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PCAA Fields
3100 West Britton Road, OKC

$400 - Team of 12 Players

Deadline to Register is Tuesday, September 15th.  

AIA Awards Celebration at the Drive-In!

We're excited to announce that this year's Design Awards Celebration will be held at the Winchester Drive-In on Thursday, November 12! We'll show the awards up on the big screen followed by a fun movie.

Help us select the movie.... VOTE HERE.

Stay tuned for more information on the event.


Registration is Open for the AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!
Because the AIA Conference on Architecture is virtual this year, we'll be doing the ARCPAC raffle virtual as well!  

You can purchase your tickets now through noon on October 2nd to support AIA Oklahoma's work at the Capitol and for a chance to win!

AXP Friendly Firm Applications
The AIA Oklahoma AXP Friendly Firm program (formerly "intern friendly firm") began in 2006 to recognize those firms that go above and beyond to help intern architects advance in their career through leadership opportunities and assistance throughout the licensure process. The program is now called AXP Friendly Firms to highlight the importance of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). AIA Oklahoma believes this program benefits both the interns and the firms that participate. It helps bridge the gap between education and experience by providing the tools necessary to achieve licensure. Firms benefit by creating an atmosphere of learning and professional growth, promoting professional development of staff so that more responsibility can be shared and fostering relationships among staff that create a positive environment which aids in retention of employees and a positive reputation among likely recruits. In the end the sharing of knowledge between those who have experience and those who are eager to learn benefits the profession as a whole.

OKC Foundation for Architecture Garage Sale! We Need Your Donations!

Due to COVID-19, many of the OKC Foundation for Architecture events have been cancelled so we're looking for new ways to reach the community and to raise funds.  And we've decided to have an Architecture Garage Sale!  

We're looking for items you might  have stashed away in your attic or garage that you would be willing to donate.  We ask that items have an architecture theme... such as architecture books, furniture, etc.  

The Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture (OCFA) is a 501c3 nonprofit so all donations will be tax deductible.  

The tentative date for the Architecture Garage Sale is Saturday, October 17th.  

If you are interested in supporting the OCFA by donating an item or two, CLICK HERE.  

AGC OKC Luncheon

Chisholm Creek Update:
Cost Effective Development 
Through Contextual Design

Chisholm Creek started with an overall vision for a different future, a different way of living, working and playing in Oklahoma City. We've seen similar ideas in large city centers like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas. But the idea that we could develop a micro-city here on the north side of OKC and use it as a template for growth was key to our vision.

Wednesday, September 9
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Petroleum Event Center
4040 North Lincoln Boulevard
NEW: Virtual Registration | $25
Members | $30
Non-Members | $50
First Time Guest | Free
AGCOK Past President | Free
Students | Free

Questions?  Contact Asradee Stevens at AsradeeS@mljones.net
SMPS Fall Training Series

JonRobert Tartaglione will be the guest speaker. He is the owner of Influence 51 which partners with clients in order to teach them the psychology behind how to shape attitudes, shift decisions, and change behaviors, as well as assisting them incorporate this knowledge into their strategies and systems. 
These sessions will be great for all levels, interns, architects, Associates and Principals.
90-minutes each session
Tuesday, September 15th @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"The Five Principles of Influence"
Thursday, September 17th @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"Your Brand, Your Voice, and Your Strategy"
Tuesday, September 22nd @ 9:00am-10:30am: 
"Influence in Action"

Neighborhood Alliance Needs Your Help
Neighborhood Alliance is undertaking a film project showcasing homes in OKC.  They're specifically looking for current photos of these types of homes:  

Neoclassical Revival
Arts and Crafts Style 
Paseo Style 
Newer McMansions with their European Styles
Modern Style Homes around St. Anthony's 

If you live in a home of one of these styles or have a recent project showcasing the style, and would like to assist Neighborhood Alliance, please email Georgie Rasco at georgie@nacok.org

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