Archive for April, 2008

Paul Moran, AIA, Has Passed Away

A. Paul Moran, AIA
1966 – 2008

Out of a Cocoon of Colon Cancer…
A Butterfly Has Taken Flight

On Sunday, March 30, 2008, A. Paul Moran, AIA, devoted and loving husband, father of five beautiful children, son, brother, colleague and environmental design leader, was transformed and has begun a new journey of discoveries.

The Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11:00 am at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 3801 E. Greenway Road in Phoenix. Immediately following, a luncheon in Paul’s honor will be held at the Parish Hall.

Condolences may be sent to the Moran residence at 3001 E. Calaveros Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85028. The family is in the process of identifying two organizations or repositories that would receive donations.

Please keep this family and members of this firm – in your thoughts and prayers.
Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA
AIA Arizona

4|2|2008

JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE…
In This Issue
ART BY ARCHITECTS EXHIBIT
PHOENIX SECTION MEETING
MODERN PHOENIX EXPO + TOUR
BUILD IT GREEN CONFERENCE + EXPO
A.R.E SEMINAR: GENERAL STRUCTURES
HOW TO MAKE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MATTER
PURL SYMPOSIUM: SITES OF TRANSITION
TALIESIN WEST LECTURE SERIES
NEW CALA LECTURE
GRAND CANYON CHAPTER MEETING
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April 2, 2008
WELCOME to another issue of “Just the Facts, Please.”

Thank you Professional Planning Associates, Ltd. for sponsoring this month’s issues of JTFP.

 

HEADLINE NEWS

ART BY ARCHITECTS EXHIBIT
Lakes ExteriorFind Out Who Got Best of Show Join us for a juried exhibition of fine art created by members and spouses of the Phoenix Metro Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Media includes oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photography and sculpture. There will be a wine and cheese reception to satisfy your palette.Date: Friday, April 4, 2008

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: AIA Office in the Walker Building / 30 North 3rd Avenue, #200 in Downtown Phoenix

Click here for more Phoenix Metro Architecture Week Events.

 

PHOENIX SECTION MEETING
Lakes ExteriorForm Based Codes Presentation Tuesday – April 8 @ 12:00 p.m. in the AIA Arizona Conference Room.Tom Awai, Dean Brennan, Carol Johnson and Don Keuth will be presenting the proposed Form-Based Code for Downtown Phoenix.  This is your opportunity to share thoughts, voice opinions and be part of this process.

You can review the proposed plan in advance. Click here for part one. Click here for part two.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Diana at 602-252-4200 or diana@aia-arizona.org.

 

MODERN PHOENIX EXPO + HOME TOUR
ModernPhoenixApril 4th – 6th Modern Phoenix’s Progress + Preservation event spotlights the urgent need to practice mid-century modern design preservation while also honoring the independent spirits that create contemporary design in Phoenix. This weekend event will juxtapose local attitudes and approaches toward both Midcentury Modern and Contemporary architecture and design. Click here for more information. 

BUILD IT GREEN CONFERENCE & EXPO
Lakes ExteriorGreen is Here to Stay – 2009The greening of business, development, government and consumer products is at an all time high and growing exponentially. Rising energy costs, new laws, and growing demand for environmentally friendly consumer products continue to drive the green marketplace.
The Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference is Arizona’s largest green conference with over 500 anticipated exhibitors. Click here for more information.
Topics covered in the Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference will include:
· Green Awareness
· Solar Power
· Water Efficiency
· Sustainability
· LEED Certification
· Green Return on Investment
· Existing Building Retrofitting
· Commercial Sustainable Product Use

 

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

 

LECTURES

PURL LECTURE
Lakes ExteriorHow to Make Public Participation Matter Public Participation has become the norm for any private or public development project, and holding them has become common place. Conducting a meaningful public meeting is an art form and needs to be carefully crafted in order to get the information developers, planners, designers, and municipal staff need to create good projects. HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC MEETINGS WE HOLD ELICIT THE INFORMATION WE WANT?This workshop will focus on some of the details of creating that proper context, examining public participation regarding current issues such as TOD, infill and intensification.

Date: April 10, 2008 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Planning + Design Academy at PURL 234 N. Central 8th Fl. Phoenix,

Cost: $300 for private/corporate and $250 for public/non-profits. Course is limited to 50 attendees, registration is not complete until payment is received.

Program will include breakfast and lunch. This course receives 8 AIA/ ASLA LEU’s and APA CM’s

 

PURL SYMPOSIUM
ASU Sites of Transition April 5, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ ASU Art Museum – Arizona State University Tempe CampusIn conjunction with the Sites of Transition exhibition running in the Gallery of Design (March 15 – April 6), this symposium will offer an opportunity for lively discussion about the market-driven transformations of rich and fragile desert ecosystems.

Speakers include the creators of Sites of Transition, Ralph Stern (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and Nicole Huber (University of Washington); prominent art writer Lucy Lippard; Matthew Coolidge, the director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles; and Mark Klett, photographer and professor of art at Arizona State University.

Admission is free. Click here for more details.

 

TALIESIN WEST APPRENTICE LECTURE SERIES
Lakes ExteriorExploring the Blurring Boundary Between Art and ArchitectureNext lecture: James Trahan, AIA – 180 Degrees; April 10th, 2008 @ 7:30PMMore information can be found by visiting Taliesin West’s website at www.taliesin.edu.

 

SPRING LECTURE SERIES
NEXT Lakes ExteriorCALA Lecture“Houses” by Tom Kundig – ArchitectSpring 2008 Lecture Series
Aerospace + Mechanical Engineering Lecture Hall, Rm. 202
NE corner of Speedway and Mountain @ 4:30 pm.

 

INVOLVEMENT

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.

 

Sincerely, Lakes Exterior
Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA
AIA Arizona