Archive for February, 2011

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CALENDAR
Feb 17 – VDC Committee

Feb 17 – PMC Chapter Meeting

Feb 17 – Structural Systems

Feb 18 – COTE

Feb 18 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting

Feb 21 – CLOSED

Feb 22 – Cornerstone Awards

Feb 22 – Structural Systems

Feb 24 – Ron Blank CE Seminar

Feb 24 – Phoenix Associates Lunch

Feb 24 – Structural Systems

Click here for details.

RESOURCES
www.aia-arizona.org

www.aia-phoenixmetro.org

www.aiasouthernarizona.org

www.aia-grandcanyon.org

www.aia.org

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This year for Eco Month (March), AIA-Arizona’s Committee on the Environment brings you a lecture series presented by four of the Valley’s firms who have chosen to lead the industry by accepting the AIA’s 2030 Commitment. Join us and gain sustainable design continuing education credit while learning about how these firms have successfully implemented the 2030 Commitment and how it will serve to benefit the environment as well as business.

Gensler – 3/04
Cannon – 3/11
SmithGroup – 3/18
HKS – 3/23
Ed Mazria, AIA – 3/24 (evening and location TBD)

These workshops will be at the AIA Arizona office from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Please bring your own lunch.  Click here for further details. Please RSVP to tina@aia-arizona.org.

Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE
Executive Vice President
AIA Arizona
30 North 3rd Avenue #200
Phoenix, AZ  85003
602-252-4200 phone
602-273-6814 fax
www.aia-arizona.org

Component News

Cornerstone Awards – Save the date for the 17th Annual Cornerstone Awards banquet. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6-9pm at The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Click here for details.

Virtual Design & Construction Meeting – On Thursday, February 17th at Noon, join us for a tour of the MarZee Water Jet Services fabrication facility.
Click here for details.

Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting –
Friday, February 18th at Noon meet at the Barking Frog Grill in Sedona. Jerry Ufnal from the APS Business Solutions Program will do a presentation on the APS Business Ally Program. RSVP to Holly Jaleski.

Phoenix Metro Chapter Meeting
– Join us for the official launch of the AIA Phoenix Metro Mentor program with a conversation between Jack DeBartolo, Jr., FAIA and Craig Randock, AIA about the benefits of mentoring. Also get your first look at AIA team winners of the 2011 Future Cities Competition. Feb. 17, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm, click for details.

CE Seminar –
Earn 5 learning units at a Ron Blank seminar on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 9am to 4pm at the AIA office. Click here for details.

Office Closed – The AIA Arizona office will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2011.

Phoenix Associate Lunch – On February 24, 2011 from 12pm to 1pm at Cornish Pasty in Tempe, come and enjoy networking and discussion with Phoenix Metro Associates. RSVP to Charnissa Moore.

2011 Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament
– The AIA Arizona Phoenix Metro Affiliates are again sponsoring the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 26th at Scottsdale Ranch Park. Enter a team and/or become a sponsor today!

AIA Forum | Arizona – We’re looking for writers and peer reviewers. Click here for details!

Architect Finder– The public and potential clients can now search for you on our website. Not listed?  to fill out the form.

AffiliatesPhoenix Metro Affiliate Meeting – Thursday, March 3 from 12pm-1pm at in the AIA Arizona Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Diana@aia-arizona.org or 602-252-4200.

Affiliate Finder – Now the public and architects can search for you online! Not listed? .

Advertise in Just the Facts, Please…Advertise your business to your target audience of over 2,000 people! Click here for details and check out the ad block in the left-hand column.

Lectures

Taliesin West Lecture Series – Louise Noelle, former editor of Arquitectura/México, will be lecturing on February 24, 2011 at 7pm in the Pavilion Theater at Taliesin West. Click here for details.

CHAIRity 2011 – Students from the ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts competed in the 2011 CHAIRity design competition. Chairs are on display the the Burton Barr Library beginning March 4th, and at Phoenix City Hall beginning March 25th. Click here for more information.

U of A presents The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham Exhibition
– The University of Arizona and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson will host an exhibition and related programming focusing on the collaborative works of Choreographer Merce Cunningham, his collaborators, and legacy from February 14, 2011 – March 22, 2011 in the Sundt Gallery of the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Career Opportunities
2011 National Preservation Institute Seminar – March 9-10, 2011. The seminar schedule is now available onlineClick here for course descriptions.

Job Board – Check out our new job posting!

If you’re a member, you can post your resume for free! Click for more information.

members in the news
Architectural & Environmental Associates, Inc. (AEA) – were recently awarded the Best Solar Company by the readers of “Kudos Magazine” for the Sedona, AZ area.

Been in the news recently? Received an award? Tell us about it! alexandra@aia-arizona.org

Relevant AssociationsSDA Phoenix– Click here for upcoming events.

IIDASW – Click here for upcoming events.

CSI Phoenix – Click here for upcoming events.

ULI Arizona– Click here for upcoming events.

AZASLA – Click here for the latest news and events.

USGBC AZ– Click here for upcoming events.

SMPS Arizona – Click here for the latest news and events.

Phoenix Reference Library – Click here for upcoming events.

Valley Forward – Click here for upcoming events.

About Us

AIA Arizona’s mission is to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. AIA Arizona is a component of the American Institute of Architects, and was chartered on October 1, 1959. There are three chapters within our component: AIA Phoenix Metro, AIA Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona and AIA Southern Arizona in Tucson. We have just over 1,500 members statewide. To contact or learn more about AIA Arizona, please visit our website (www.aia-arizona.org)

PHOTO CREDITS:
Paul Johnson, AIA
Suad Mahmuljin, Assoc. AIA
Bill Timmerman
Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE

NEWSLETTER DESIGN CREDIT:
Doug Nielsen, Assoc. AIA

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IN THIS ISSUE
Calendar
Component News
Affiliates
Lectures
Career Opportunities
Members in the News
Relevant Associations

CALENDAR
Feb 9 – SAC Chapter Meeting

Feb 10 – PMC Board Meeting

Feb 10 – Structural Systems

Feb 11 – AIA AZ Board Meeting

Feb 15 – SAC ExCom

Feb 15 – PMC Chapter Program

Feb 15 – Structural Systems

Feb 17 – VDC Committee

Feb 17 – PMC Chapter Meeting

Feb 17 – Structural Systems

Feb 18 – COTE

Click here for details.

RESOURCES
www.aia-arizona.org

www.aia-phoenixmetro.org

www.aiasouthernarizona.org

www.aia-grandcanyon.org

www.aia.org

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AIA Arizona would like to thank Chip Shay, AIA and Arlen Solochek, AIA for for once again compiling the data for the 2010 Wage & Benefit Survey.

This survey was mailed to firms last week. If you did not receive one, please let us know and we are happy to mail one to you.

This document is a member benefit and is free to members. The cost for non-members is $75.

Thanks again Chip and Arlen for your hard work!

Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE
Executive Vice President
AIA Arizona
30 North 3rd Avenue #200
Phoenix, AZ  85003
602-252-4200 phone
602-273-6814 fax
www.aia-arizona.org

Component News

Mike Rhodes, AIA  – We are sad to share the news of Mike’s passing on Friday, February 4, 2011. Click here to read about Mike Rhodes, AIA.

Cornerstone Awards – Save the date for the 17th Annual Cornerstone Awards banquet. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6-9pm at The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park. Click here for details.

CE Seminar – Earn 5 learning units at a Ron Blank seminar on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 9am to 4pm at the AIA office. Click here for details.

2011 Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament – The AIA Arizona Phoenix Metro Affiliates are again sponsoring the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 26th at Scottsdale Ranch Park. Enter a team and/or become a sponsor today!

AIA Forum | Arizona – We’re looking for writers and peer reviewers. Click here for details!

Architect Finder– The public and potential clients can now search for you on our website. Not listed?  to fill out the form.

AffiliatesPhoenix Metro Affiliate Meeting – Thursday, March 3 from 12pm-1pm at in the AIA Arizona Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Diana@aia-arizona.org or 602-252-4200.

Affiliate Finder – Now the public and architects can search for you online! Not listed? .

Advertise in Just the Facts, Please…Advertise your business to your target audience of over 2,000 people! Click here for details and check out the ad block in the left-hand column.

Lectures

Taliesin West Lecture Series – Louise Noelle, former editor of Arquitectura/México, will be lecturing on February 24, 2011 at 7pm in the Pavilion Theater at Taliesin West. Click here for details.

CHAIRity 2011 – Students from the ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts competed in the 2011 CHAIRity design competition. Chairs are on display the the Burton Barr Library beginning March 4th, and at Phoenix City Hall beginning March 25th. Click here for more information.

U of A presents The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham Exhibition
– The University of Arizona and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson will host an exhibition and related programming focusing on the collaborative works of Choreographer Merce Cunningham, his collaborators, and legacy from February 14, 2011 – March 22, 2011 in the Sundt Gallery of the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Career Opportunities
2011 National Preservation Institute Seminar – March 9-10, 2011. The seminar schedule is now available onlineClick here for course descriptions.

Job Board – Check out our new job posting!

If you’re a member, you can post your resume for free! Click for more information.

members in the news
Doug Sydnor, FAIA – has been elected to the AIA College of Fellows. Click here for more information.

Omar Navarro, Assoc. AIA – won the 2011 WMR Conference logo design competition.Click here to see the winning image.

Scott Macpherson, Affiliate – has been promoted from Principal of the Arizona Region of RLB to Vice President.

Been in the news recently? Received an award? Tell us about it! alexandra@aia-arizona.org

Relevant AssociationsSDA Phoenix– Click here for upcoming events.

IIDASW – Click here for upcoming events.

CSI Phoenix – Click here for upcoming events.

ULI Arizona– Click here for upcoming events.

AZASLA – Click here for the latest news and events.

USGBC AZ– Click here for upcoming events.

SMPS Arizona – Click here for the latest news and events.

Phoenix Reference Library – Click here for upcoming events.

Valley Forward – Click here for upcoming events.

About Us

AIA Arizona’s mission is to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. AIA Arizona is a component of the American Institute of Architects, and was chartered on October 1, 1959. There are three chapters within our component: AIA Phoenix Metro, AIA Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona and AIA Southern Arizona in Tucson. We have just over 1,500 members statewide. To contact or learn more about AIA Arizona, please visit our website (www.aia-arizona.org)

PHOTO CREDITS:
Paul Johnson, AIA
Suad Mahmuljin, Assoc. AIA
Bill Timmerman
Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE

NEWSLETTER DESIGN CREDIT:
Doug Nielsen, Assoc. AIA

ECO Month Events

Join us for a lecture series dedicated to the exploration of the 2030 Commitment!

Learn From Four Firms With Four Unique Perspectives:

•    What is the 2030 Commitment?
•    What is required by firms accepting the commitment?
•    How can a firm implement it?
•    How it will it benefit the environment?
•    How will it benefit your business?

Event Summary:  This year AIA-Arizona’s Committee on the Environment brings you a lecture series presented by four of the valley’s firms who have chosen to lead the industry by accepting the AIA’s 2030 Commitment.  Join us and gain continuing education credit while learning about how these firms have successfully implemented the 2030 Commitment and how it will serve to benefit the environment as well as business.

Please also join us for a special presentation by our keynote guest speaker, Ed Mazria, AIA sponsored by the Central Arizona Architecture Foundation.  Ed is well known the world over for reshaping the national and international dialogue on global warming to incorporate architectural design and the “Building Sector”. His research includes U.S. and global building sector analysis and greenhouse gas mitigation strategies. He is the architect of both the AIA’s position statement and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Resolution #50 adopting the “2030 Challenge” as a means of dramatically reducing building sector greenhouse gas emissions.

Presentation Schedule

•    Gensler – 3/04
•    Cannon – 3/11
•    SmithGroup – 3/18
•    HKS – 3/23
•    Ed Mazria, AIA – 3/24 (6:00 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts – click here for information)

Brown (Green) bag lecture series…grab your lunch and come to the AIA Arizona office for these four presentations. RSVP to Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE.

Ron Blank CE Seminar

Do you need continuing education credits? Get a handful at our all day seminar Presented By Ron Blank & Associates.

Event Details:
Date: Thurs, February 24, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m., Registration (Light breakfast and lunch will be provided)
9:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Program
Cost: $50.00 AIA Members; Non-Members $75.00
LU’s: 5 learning units (3-HSW, 2-HSW/SD)
Where: AIA office

RSVP by Monday, February 21, 2011. Please fax registration form to 602-273-6814 or email form to charnissa@aia-arizona.org.

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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IN THIS ISSUE
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CALENDAR
Feb 3 – PMC Affiliates

Feb 4 – Office Closed

Feb 8 – Section Meeting

Feb 9 – SAC Chapter Meeting

Feb 9 – Small Firm Roundtable

Feb 10 – PMC Board Meeting

Feb 11 – AIA AZ Board Meeting

Click here for details.

RESOURCES
www.aia-arizona.org

www.aia-phoenixmetro.org

www.aiasouthernarizona.org

www.aia-grandcanyon.org

www.aia.org

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Three cheers for mentors!

There’s only so much you can learn from books and school. In a complex profession such as architecture, the period of apprenticeship that occurs after college is key to rounding out our education, and preparing us for the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE).  In the last decade, the Intern Development Program (IDP) has provided a comprehensive structure to what an architect-in-training should learn. Prior to the IDP, most of us in the profession had to rely on mentoring provided by other architects at the firms where we worked. I can remember two in particular at Cornoyer Hedrick and DFD that provided me with the education I needed to have a successful career.

But what happens after we pass the ARE? We shouldn’t stop learning or we’ll soon find ourselves out of step with the latest technologies, codes, methods, etc. Sadly, most firms don’t have an established mentoring program to continue to bring young architects along. I am so excited that the AIA College of Fellows has agreed to implement a mentorship program which will headed by John Kane, FAIA, and initially presented at the Young Architects Forum meetings. Yet another no-added-cost benefit to being an AIA member.

Even if you fall outside the demographic of the College of Fellows or Young Architects Forum, I would encourage you find a little time to develop a mentoring relationship with a younger architect, and find a more experienced architect to seek the counsel of in those areas of your practice where you need advice or improvement.  In this challenging economy, we should be supporting and encouraging one another, and helping each other avoid costly mistakes.

I like the analogy of the flying fuel tankers filling up other jets in flight so they don’t have to land to re-fuel, they can keep going… In mentoring, sometimes we’re the jets, and sometimes we’re the tankers!

Joseph H. Worrall, AIA
2011 AIA Arizona President

Component News

Mike Rhodes, AIA – A year ago, AIA Arizona member, Mike Rhodes, was diagnosed with ALS, and the disease has progressed very quickly. His wife Bonnie has informed us that Mike has 1 week of life remaining, and has asked that if his friends would like to stop by, he’d love to have a visit. He and Bonnie are at home at 1023 E. Palo Verde Drive, Phoenix, 85034. Please feel free to visit anytime during the day – just drop in!

AIA Phoenix Metro Associates – Click here for your 2011 Calendar of Events.

Office Closed – On Friday, February 4, 2011 the AIA Arizona office will be closed.

2011 Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament – The AIA Arizona Phoenix Metro Affiliates are again sponsoring the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 26th at Scottsdale Ranch Park. Enter a team and/or become a sponsor today!

ARE Structural Systems – Sign up for our latest A.R.E. Seminar Structural Systems February 3 – March 10. Click here to register.

Phoenix Metro Home Tour – Save the date! Sunday, April 10, 2011 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

AIA Forum | Arizona – We’re looking for writers and peer reviewers. Click here for details!

Architect Finder– The public and potential clients can now search for you on our website. Not listed?  to fill out the form.

AffiliatesPhoenix Metro Affiliate Meeting – Thursday, February 3 from 12pm-1pm at in the AIA Arizona Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Diana@aia-arizona.org or 602-252-4200.

Affiliate Finder – Now the public and architects can search for you online! Not listed? .

Advertise in Just the Facts, Please…Advertise your business to your target audience of over 2,000 people! Click here for details and check out the ad block in the left-hand column.

Lectures

Taliesin West Lecture Series – Pliny Fisk will share about “35 Years of Serious Commotion at The Center For Maximum Potential Building Systems” on February 3, 2011 at 7pm in the Pavilion Theater at Taliesin West. Click here for details.

CHAIRity 2011 – Students from the ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts competed in the 2011 CHAIRity design competition. Chairs are on display the the Burton Barr Library beginning March 4th, and at Phoenix City Hall beginning March 25th. Click here for more information.

U of A CALA Speakers Forum – Brooks Jeffery, Assoc. AIA; Bob Vint and James A. Gresham, FAIA will be speaking about, “A Life’s Work: Seven Elements of Design,” on February 9, 2011 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering, Rm. 202S.

U of A presents The Collaborative Legacy of Merce Cunningham Exhibition
– The University of Arizona and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson will host an exhibition and related programming focusing on the collaborative works of Choreographer Merce Cunningham, his collaborators, and legacy from February 14, 2011 – March 22, 2011 in the Sundt Gallery of the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

ASU Latino Urbanism Symposium – The Latino Urbanism Symposium, to be held at ASU’s Phoenix Urban Research Lab in downtown Phoenix, will highlight Latino Urbanism and its role in American placemaking. We will spend two days celebrating and understanding how Latino Urbanism is reshaping the American urban landscape. May 4, 2011 – May 5, 2011 at PURLClick here for details.

Career Opportunities
Win a trip to Coverings 2011 – March 14-17, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Your chance for a trip to the premier international trade fair dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. Click here for more info.

WAN Awards – The WAN AWARDS Education Sector is a major international competition, and the first of their 6 bi-monthly ‘Excellence in Design’ series by sector for 2011. Submit your built or unbuilt projects by February 28, 2011. Click here.

Job Board – Check out our new job posting!

If you’re a member, you can post your resume for free! Click for more information.

members in the news

Line and Space, LLC – The University of Arizona Poetry Center was recently published inObjekt and Public Architecture Now.

Been in the news recently? Received an award? Tell us about it! alexandra@aia-arizona.org

Relevant AssociationsSDA Phoenix– Click here for upcoming events.

IIDASW – Click here for upcoming events.

CSI Phoenix – Click here for upcoming events.

ULI Arizona– Click here for upcoming events.

AZASLA – Click here for the latest news and events.

USGBC AZ– Click here for upcoming events.

SMPS Arizona – Click here for the latest news and events.

Phoenix Reference Library – Click here for upcoming events.

Valley Forward – Click here for upcoming events.

About Us

AIA Arizona’s mission is to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. AIA Arizona is a component of the American Institute of Architects, and was chartered on October 1, 1959. There are three chapters within our component: AIA Phoenix Metro, AIA Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona and AIA Southern Arizona in Tucson. We have just over 1,500 members statewide. To contact or learn more about AIA Arizona, please visit our website (www.aia-arizona.org)

PHOTO CREDITS:
Paul Johnson, AIA
Suad Mahmuljin, Assoc. AIA
Bill Timmerman
Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE

NEWSLETTER DESIGN CREDIT:
Doug Nielsen, Assoc. AIA