Archive for June, 2017



“Proper Planning for Residential Electronic Systems”
presented by CCS Presentation Systems

Join AIA AZ CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) and learn about the importance of electrical system planning in advance of construction. You’ll learn about project planning, design, and the installation phases of home electronic systems.

DATE:  Thursday, July 13th
TIME: 11:30am – 1pm
LOCATION: CCS Presentation Systems Inc, 17350 N Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

AIA LU/HSW credit available
A light lunch will be served.

RSVP by June 29th to Diana Smith or 602-252-4200. Space is limited!

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AIA AZ 2017 Design Awards–Call for Entries Issued

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The AIA Arizona Design Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural projects and practices under five categories: Design, Leadership, Practice, Performance, and Education. Their intent is to honor exceptional work, both built and unbuilt, established practices of excellence, and nurture new values and activities that contribute to design and design appreciation.

Project submissions may be located or designed for any location in the world. Projects must be either designed by AIA Arizona architects in good standing, registered and licensed in the State of Arizona; or AIA members in good standing, residing outside the State, who are licensed in Arizona and submitting a project or practice located in Arizona.

The Project Jury may make Awards in three echelons of distinction (Honor, Merit, and Citation) and shall determine the number of each Award. Award certificates will be presented and projects featured at the Design Awards Gala on Friday, October 20, at Phoenix Art Museum.

If you choose to pay online, please be sure to complete the entry form and send it to Tina.

2017 Entry Forms and Templates:

Design Awards Deadlines:

  • Entry Forms & Fees Due: 12pm MST–Friday, July 7th
  • Submittals Due: 12pm MST–Friday, August 4th
  • Late Submittals Due: 12pm MST–Friday, August 11th

Register Online: AIA Arizona Design Awards Entry Fee Online Payments


Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE

Executive Vice President, AIA Arizona



Future Design Awards Developments–

Please refer to our new website:

AIA AZ Office Closed

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AIA Arizona offices will be closed for the July 4th Holiday

We will be closed Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of the national holiday.

Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

Hope you and yours have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!

AIA PHX Metro Advocacy Task Force Meeting

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Join AIA Phoenix Metro Advocacy Task Force for their monthly meeting and special guest speaker!

Is school work in your portfolio?  Or would you like it to be? Join us for a conversation with Paul Bakalis, AIA Executive Director of the Arizona School Facilities Board.

DATE:  Wednesday, June 28th
TIME:  Noon to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  AIA AZ Conference Room, AIA Arizona, 30 North Third Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Lunch will be served:    $10 per person | Fee waived for AIA members

AIA Arizona is located in downtown Phoenix in the historic Walker building on the northwest
corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington.

Parking will be validated for the city garage on the southwest corner.

PLEASE RSVP to Diana or at 602-252-4200

Sustainable Home Design Competition



Entry Deadline:  August 31st

Click here for more information

AZ Kids Build Meeting

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Learn more about the AZ Kids Build Award-Winning Program!

DATE: Tuesday, June 20th
TIME: 12pm
WHERE: AIA Arizona, 30 N. 3rd Ave., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Meeting will be held in the AIA AZ Conference Room

Lunch will be served.

RSVP to Diana or 602-252-4200

AIA Phoenix Metro Board Meeting

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Phoenix Metro Board Meeting

WHEN:  Thursday, June 15th
TIME:  3:00 pm
WHERE:  AIA Arizona Conference Room

By Inviation.  RSVP: Diana  or 602-252-4200

PLEASE NOTE:  This meeting has been changed from its originally scheduled date of Tuesday, June 13th.

AIA AZ Women’s Leadership Group Event

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AIA Arizona Women Leadership Group presents –
Women in Architecture: Facilitating a Conversation on Equitable Practice

WHEN: Wednesday, June 7th
TIME: Networking: 5:30pm – 6pm | Program: 6pm-7:30pm
LOCATION: Ayers Saint Gross, 60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 701, Tempe AZ Tempe 85251
PARKING: Available on Levels 1 & 2 of Hayden Ferry Garage | Parking Validation Offered

  • Equity by Design Survey Results
  • AIA National Equity in Architecture Initiatives
  • Discussion on Promoting Equitable Practice

SPACE LIMITED – RSVP to Tina Litteral

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AIA AZ Office Closed

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AIA Arizona Office Closed

The AIA AZ office closes at 1:30pm today, June 8th, and will be closed Friday, June 9th, due to out-of-office conferences.

We will reopen to normal hours on Monday, June 12th.

SAC Board Meeting

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Southern Arizona Board Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 6th
TIME:  5:15pm
WHERE:  University of Arizona, Archon Room

RSVP to Diana, or 520-323-2191