Archive for March, 2008

3|25|2008

JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE…
In This Issue
GRAND CANYON CHAPTER MEETING
AZ BOARD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION
SOUTHWEST FACILITIES EXPO
ARE SEMINAR: GENERAL STRUCTURES
ARE SEMINAR: MATERIALS AND METHODS
VIVA LA REVOLUCION
TALIESIN WEST LECTURE SERIES
NEW CALA LECTURE
PHOENIX METRO ASSOCIATE LUNCH
TEAMS NEEDED
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March 25, 2008
WELCOME to another edition of “JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE…”

Thank you Armstrong World Industries, Inc. for sponsoring this month’s issues of JTFP.

HEADLINE NEWS

GRAND CANYON CHAPTER MEETING
ArcosantiTour of Arcosanti Date: April 11th, 2008
Time: 4:00PM
Location: Arcosanti

In this time of economic uncertainty and climate change, Arcosanti  remains a viable alternative to automobile use and suburban sprawl.  There will be a tour starting promptly at 4:00, followed by our business meeting (which is usually pretty brief) and then dinner. The dinner and tour are open to all, however, for all AIA members the fee will be picked up by the Grand Canyon Chapter. Please RSVP no later than April 4th. Click here for event invitation.

ARIZONA BOARD OF TECHNICAL REGISTRATION
Lakes ExteriorRule ChangesMake sure to visit the State Tech Board’s website for recently changed policies. Click here for more info.

SOUTHWEST FACILITIES EXPO
SouthwestfacilitiesexpoPhoenix Convention CenterApril 9th and 10th

Visit www.facilitiesexpo.com for more information.

A.R.E. SEMINAR: GENERAL STRUCTURES
Lakes ExteriorGet Prepared Marc Sokol, P.E. – Rimkus Consulting will be presenting

Dates: Tuesday, April 15; Thursday, April 17; Tuesday, April 22; Thursday, April 24; Tuesday, April 29
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Place: Orcutt|Winslow Partnership
3003 N. Central Avenue, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Cost: $50.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members; $100.00 Non-Members

*Free parking is available at the garage on the NW corner of Catalina Drive and 2nd Street. Please
check in with the security desk in the lobby to be let up to the 16th floor.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

A.R.E SEMINAR: MATERIALS & METHODS
Lakes ExteriorGet Prepared Presenter: Neil Davison, AIA – Davison Associates
Dates: March 27; Tuesday, April 1; Thursday, April 3
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: DLR Group -6225 N. 24th Street, Ste 250, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Cost: $40.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members; $80.00 Non – Members

REGISTER HERE

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

LECTURES

VIVA LA REVOLUCION
CubanFlagCuba – A Presentation by Grey Fowles 2007 Sean Murphy Prize recipient, Grey Fowles, will be presenting “Cuba: Viva La Revolucion” a short documentary film about his travels in Cuba on March 27th at 6:00PM. The lecture will be hosted by ASU’s College of Design on The Bridge.

TALIESIN WEST APPRENTICE LECTURE SERIES
Lakes ExteriorExploring the Blurring Boundary Between Art and ArchitectureNext lecture: Kostas Terzidis, Harvard University – Boston. Lecture begins at 7:30PM.

More information can be found by visiting Taliesin West’s website at www.taliesin.edu.

SPRING LECTURE SERIES
NEXT Lakes ExteriorCALA Lecture3-28-08: Edward Allen, Architect
“Structure, Space + Form”

Engineering Lecture Hall – Room 202 @ 4:30PM

Click here to view the full list of lectures for Spring of 2008.

INVOLVEMENT

PHOENIX METRO ASSOCIATE LUNCH
Lakes ExteriorMonthly Networking AIA Phoenix Metro Associates Meeting
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Thursday, March 27
Location: Postino Wine Bar
3939 E. Campbell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-852-3939

Cost: $15.00
RSVP to Charnissa Moore at charnissa@aia-arizona.org
Click here for invitation.

TEAMS NEEDED
helpVolleyball Tournament Mark your calendar and recruit your team for the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament sponsored by your AIA Affiliates.  Saturday, April 5th at Scottsdale Ranch Park.  Registration deadline is March 30th.  Click here for registration form: http://aia-phoenixmetro.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/flyer.pdf or call Sand Sports at 480-921-SANDS.

Sincerely,

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Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA
AIA Arizona

Government Affairs: School Construction Moratorium

School Construction Moratorium
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SB1305School Construction Moratorium

As you are all aware – Arizona is in a severe budget deficit and the legislators think that one way to solve this issue – is to put a moratorium on school construction. SB1305 would require the school facilities board to not approve any new school construction for the remainder of the 2007-2008 fiscal year and for fiscal year 2008-2009.We are not sure if this stand alone bill will continue through the legislative process or if this will become a part of the overall bill for the budget.

Please contact your members of the legislature and let them know that school construction is important for our kids, economy, as well as to those communities that are experiencing growing student populations and require new schools.

Arizona House of Representatives

Arizona SenateHow to Find Your Legislator

AIA Arizona
30 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

AIA Scottsdale Section Meeting

Wednesday – March 19th
(Note – change from normal meeting date)
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Granite Reef Senion Center
170 North Granite Reef Road, Room 1 in Scottsdale
 
We will be participating in the
City of Scottsdale Preferred Downtown Plan Public Workshop.  
Participants in the workshop will have an opportunity to evaluate and
discuss the policies that will affect the future of
Downtown Scottsdale for the next decade. 
 
Workshop registration is encouraged at http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/updates/PreferredPlanWorkshop.asp or call Advance planning at (480) 312-7990.

ARE SEMINAR – GENERAL STRUCTURES

Presenter: Marc Sokol, P.E. – Rimkus Consulting
Dates: Tuesday April 15
Thursday April 17
Tuesday April 22
Thursday April 24
Tuesday April 29
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $50.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members; $100.00 Non – Members
Location: Orcutt|Winslow Partnership
3003 N. Central Avenue, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

*Free parking is available at the garage on the NW corner of Catalina Drive and 2nd Street. Please check in with the security desk in the lobby to be let up to the 16th floor.

Click here for registration form

East Valley Section Meeting

Do you work in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Queen Creek, Gilbert or any of the other East Valley municipalities?
 
Do you have any questions, challenges or suggestions for “the process?”
 
Join us for a beverage (headstart for St. Patrick’s Day)… vent, voice your opinion and be a catalyst for change.
 
Please RSVP to Diana at 602-252-4200 or diana@aia-arizona.org so we know how many to expect.

Date
: Friday, March 14th
Time: Noon
Place: Cassey Moore’s
850 South Ash
Tempe, Arizona 85281
2 blocks west of Mill and 1 block south of University. Parking available on premise.

AIA ARIZONA NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Come join us to learn about current programs, benefits and committees.  And…find out how you can be involved and get the most from your AIA Membership.

Tuesday – March 18, 2008
12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  (Lunch will be provided)

Walker Building
30 North Third Avenue in Phoenix (NW corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington), second floor.   Parking is available in the city garage located at the southwest corner
of 3rd Avenue and Washington or at meters in the area.  (Parking in city garage will be validated)

Please RSVP:  By Friday, March 14th fax registration form to
the AIA at (602) 273-6814 or email to:  charnissa@aia-arizona.org  

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

2008 ARE Seminar: Materials & Methods

Presenter: Neil Davison, AIA – Davison Associates
Dates: Tuesday, March 25; Thursday, March 27; Tuesday, April 1; Thursday, April 3
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: 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.
$40.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members
$80.00 Non – Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

3|12|2008

JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE…
In This Issue
MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION
SAC CHAPTER MEETING
TEAMS NEEDED
NEW ARE SEMINAR: MATERIALS AND METHODS
CONSTRUCTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY
TALIESIN WEST LECTURE SERIES
NEW CALA LECTURE
AIA AZ DISASTER ASSISTANCE TEAM
ART BY ARCHITECTS
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March 12, 2008
WELCOME to another edition of “JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE…”Spring is in the air! The weather is warming up and so is AIA Arizona. A.R.E. classes are in full swing, we are offering our 2008 Membership Orientation and Phoenix Metro is gearing up for Architecture Week…read on to find out more details.FYI – All CE opportunities will be posted to the continuing education page on our website and no longer will be included in JTFP.

Thank you Armstrong World Industries, Inc. for sponsoring this month’s issues of JTFP.

HEADLINE NEWS

MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION
PencilsGet the Most From Your Membership Come join us to learn about current programs, benefits and committees.

When: Tuesday – March 18, 2008
12:00 p.m.  – 1:00 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)

Where: AIA Arizona -30 North Third Avenue in Phoenix (NW corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington), second floor.

RSVP:  By Friday, March 14th fax registration form to the AIA at (602) 273-6814 or email to: charnissa@aia-arizona.org

REGISTRATION FORM

*Parking is available in the city garage located at the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington or at meters in the area. (Parking in city garage will be validated)

SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHAPTER MEETING
Lakes ExteriorPresenting Erik Sueberkrop, FAIA of STUDIOS architectureTopic: Designing with Government Agencies
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 5:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Doubletree Reid Park Hotel (Bonsai/Boojum), 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson
Cost: $45.00
LUs: You will earn 2 AIA LU for attendance at this presentation.

CLICK HERE FO MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Please e-mail your reservation to donna@aia-arizona.org or call 323-2191 by Monday at noon.

TEAMS NEEDED
helpVolleyball Tournament Mark your calendar and recruit your team for the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament sponsored by your AIA Affiliates.  Saturday, April 5th at Scottsdale Ranch Park.  Registration deadline is March 30th.  Click here for registration form: http://aia-phoenixmetro.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/flyer.pdf or call Sand Sports at 480-921-SANDS.

NEW A.R.E SEMINAR
Lakes ExteriorMaterials & MethodsPresenter: Neil Davison, AIA – Davison Associates
Dates: Tuesday, March 25
Thursday, March 27
Tuesday, April 1
Thursday, April 3

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: DLR Group -6225 N. 24th Street, Ste 250, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Cost: $40.00 Associate AIA/AIAS Members; $80.00 Non – Members

REGISTER HERE

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

CONSTRUCTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY CONFERENCE
Lakes ExteriorBuilding trust, Relationships, and Networking Opportunities Join tribal decision-makers,
construction professionals, developers,
Federal, state and local agencies promoting quality management of
construction.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

· Legal Issues
· Regulatory Issues
· Project Successes
· Budgets
· Finance
· Infrastructure
· Alternative Project Development
· Planning & Pre-Construction
· Sustainable & Environmental Issues
· New! Hands-On Training

MAY 12-14, 2008 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. Click here for more information and registration or visit http://construction.asu.edu/ciic

LECTURES

TALIESIN WEST APPRENTICE LECTURE SERIES
Lakes ExteriorExploring the Blurring Boundary Between Art and ArchitectureNext lecture: Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido, Santiago at 7:30PM on March 13, 2008.

More information can be found by visiting our website at www.taliesin.edu.

SPRING LECTURE SERIES
NEXT Lakes ExteriorCALA Lecture3-28-08: Edward Allen, Architect
“Structure, Space + Form”

Engineering Lecture Hall – Room 202 @ 4:30PM

Click here to view the full list of lectures for Spring of 2008.

INVOLVEMENT

AIA ARIZONA DISASTER ASSISTANCE TEAM
Fire FightersLend A Hand Since 1972 the AIA has recognized the important role that architects can play in disaster response. The Disaster Assistance Program at AIA Communities by Design works to strengthen the AIA preparedness, equip and support components, and foster a more productive relationship with the larger disaster-response community. To volunteer to be a part of AIA Arizona’s Disaster Assistance Team contact:
Phoenix Metro:
Penny Hamilton Posedly, FAIA  pposedly@aol.com
Eric B. Paul, AIA  epaul@emc2architects.com
Yumiko A. Ishida  acanthus@qwest.net
Grand Canyon: TBD (2 volunteers wanted)
Southern Arizona: TBD (2 volunteers wanted)
AIA-Arizona Co-Chair:
Jeffrey G. Landtiser, AIA  jeff@landtiserarchitects.com
Edward T. Marley, AIA  emarley@swaimaia.com

ART BY ARCHITECTS
Lakes ExteriorIt’s Time to Get Creative Break out the canvases, oils, watercolors, acrylics, clay, pencils, pastels, cameras, etc.! It’s time again for Art by Architects!

All AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter members, affiliate and associate members and their spouses are eligible to participate.

There is a $5.00 entry fee per piece. Three works per artist maximum. To learn more about the qualifications for entries click here. To register click here.

Exhibit will be on display at the AIA Arizona Gallery March 29 through April 25, 2008 and the First Friday Opening Reception will be held on April 4th.

Any questions or comments may be directed to Susan Richwine (602) 417-1207.

Sincerely,

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Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA
AIA Arizona

Contracts Committee

Contracts Committee meetings will be held at the AIA Arizona office.

Address: 30 North 3rd Avenue #200; Phoenix, AZ  85003.
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Dates: April 4, 2008; June 6, 2008; August 1, 2008; October 3, 2008; December 5, 2008

If you’d like to attend contact Tina Litteral at tina@aia-arizona.org.