Archive for February, 2008


Presenter: Ronald L. Geren, AIA – RLGA Technical Services
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: DLR Group
6225 N. 24th Street, Ste 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
*24 hour cancellation notice must be given for refunds all no-shows will be billed.
Cost: $40.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members, $80.00 Non – Members

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AIA SAC Continuing Education Seminar

March 5th
8:30AM – 12:00PM
Earn 3 LUs
Tucson, AZ

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6:30 – 8:30PM
6225 N. 24th Street, Ste. 250
Phoenix, AZ 85016

24 hour cancellation notice must be given for refunds, all no-shows will be billed.

To register click here.


Presented by Rick Seger P.E., LEED AP – TMAD Taylor & Gaines

Tuesday, Feb. 12 – electrical 1
Wednesday, Feb 13 – electrical 2
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – mechanical & plumbing 1
Thursday, Feb. 28 – mechanical & plumbing 2

6:00pm – 8:00pm

DLR Group
6225 N. 24th Street, Ste 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
*24 hour cancellation notice must be given for refunds all no-shows will be billed. Click here for registration.

FORM-BASED Coding Seminar

Receive 14.5 LU’s!

Form-Based Coding is a method of regulating development to achieve a specific urban form based on a community vision and time-tested forms of urbanism. Attendees will learn how this tool is used to define public space/street standards, building form standards and the relationship between them. The course will explain how to determine the scale and appropriate form necessary to achieve a predictable public realm. Other course activities include an analysis of a community’s DNA, regulating plan variations, and understanding legal issues related to FBC. This course is the first of a three part series to be offered in Phoenix, Arizona.  For further information on FBC’s please visit

Date: March 10 and 11, 2008 8:30 am – 5:30 pm 
Location: Planning + Design Academy at PURL 234 N. Central 8th Fl. Phoenix,
Cost: Registration prior to March 1, 2007 is $750 for private/corporate and $700 for public/non-profits. Pricing structure for multiple attendees can be viewed on the Planning + Design Academy website.

Course is limited to 50 attendees, registration is not complete until payment is received. Program will include breakfast and lunch. This course receives14.5 AIA/ ASLA LEU’s and APA CM’s.

TO REGISTER click here

For more information contact: Laurel Arndt >> Mobile:480-353-7689 | Office:480-727-9819|

The Reference Library Box Lunch – Tucson

Join us for a presentation by Rick Aronson, Marketing Director of Stoneworld, Inc. Stoneworld is a leading quarrier and supplier of Arizona Flagstone and New Mexico Travertine. They also own, what they believe is the only working Onyx quarry in the United States, located in Mayer, Arizona. Owned by a family of masons, Stoneworld is uniquely qualified to consult, advise, and, ultimately, provide locally quarried materials to the Arizona Marketplace. In a world of fake this and fake that, manufactured this and manufactured that, Natural Stone is a beautiful and incredible building material. Join Rick on a tour from quarry to manufacture to market.

Thursday, February 7th, 2008 at 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Reference Library Conference Room,
4633 E. Broadway-Suite 101

There is NO CHARGE for this event and lunch is HOSTED by the presenter. Please RSVP by Noon Wednesday, February 6th, 2008. Please e-mail (preferred) your reservation to or by fax to 520-323-3399 by Wednesday at Noon. Limit of three attendees from one firm.



The 2008 Presidential election is proving to be one of the most hotly contested in years. With recent close elections in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan, the week between February 2nd and February 8th is going to be a major deciding factor in the race for both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

This year marks the first time in nearly a century that neither a sitting president nor vice president is running for the presidency. There is an incredible opportunity to be part of the change that is coming with a new administration. The American Institute of Architects and its more than 80,000 members have a chance to play an active role in the process. By being a strong, united voice in this election, we can ensure that the issues important to architects are heard above all of the noise of this campaign.

For over 150 years, AIA members have advocated for policies and programs that have benefited the built environment and the practice of architecture.  We have enacted change at every level of government, and we have done it both as strong individual leaders and as a group unified by the same goals and values.

AIA Arizona has partnered with AIA National DesignVote08 to provide you with information that may help you to participate in the upcoming Arizona Presidential Primary. DesignVote08 is a non-partisan program focused on getting issues important to architects front and center in the 2008 campaign, as well as enabling architects to get involved in the political process by sharing information and resources.

AIA National DesignVote08 has put together the following Web site to assist you with the Arizona Primary:  If you have any questions regarding the election, or if you would like to know more about DesignVote08, please contact AIA National at or (202) 626-7403. In addition, feel free to send us an e-mail or call us with any interesting stories, news, or other important information about the election.