Archive for August, 2017

AIA AZ Office Closed

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AIA Arizona offices will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday

We will be closed Monday, September 4rth,  in observance of the national holiday.

Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

Hope you and yours have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!

AIA SAC Forum Kick-Off


Join the AIA Southern Arizona Chapter for their first AIA Chapter Forum featuring Tucson Mayor Rothschild!

The Mayor will lead a lively discussion, “Tucson: Past, Present, & Future”

DATE: Thursday, August 31st
TIME: 5:30 Check-in/Mixer | 6:15 Announcements  | 6:30 Discussion with Mayor Rothschild
LOCATION: Aloft Tucson University, 1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

This is a FREE event, open to the public

RSVP to Diana or 800-367-2781 so that an accurate head count may be obtained.

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PHX Metro Associates Kick Off/Happy Hour

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Join AIA Phoenix Metro Associates for their 2017-18 Kickoff Event!

Learn about upcoming programming for the Phoenix Metro Associates including tours, socials, ARE prep seminars, our annual conference, and more.

DATE: Thursday, August 31st
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: Camp Social, 6107 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

RSVP: Charnissa Moore

Appetizers are on us!


AIA AZ CE Seminar (PHX Metro): Procrastinators

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Need Learning Units?
Join us in the AIA AZ Conference Roomto earn 7 AIA LU/HSW!

Tuesday, August 29th
TIME: Registration 8:30am | Program 9am – 5p
LOCATION: AIA Arizona, 30 N. Third Avenue, #200, Phoenix, AZ
RSVP: By Friday, August 25th


  • Seminar will be held in the AIA AZ Conference Room
  • $50 AIA Members | $100 Non-Member*
  • A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Parking will be validated for the City Hall Garage.



Questions: Email Charnissa or call 602-252-4200

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

AIA PHX Metro Chapter + Symposium Meeting

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Chapter Meeting / IMPACT Symposium #3

Join AIA Phoenix Metro for the third meeting in our series, “Impact Phoenix” as we talk adaptive re-use with some long-time Phoenix building owners dedicated to positively impacting the Phoenix Urban Core.


  • Mike Cowley – Cowley Companies
  • Wayne Rainey – Rainey Studios and monOrchid
  • Antonia Farzan – Staff Writer, Phoenix New Times


Mark Ryan, AIA – Phoenix Metro Chapter Past President


DATE:  Thursday, August 24
TIME:  5pm Networking Reception | Program begins promptly at 6pm
LOCATION:  Galvanize (Phoenix Warehouse District), 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004*

RSVP:  Please RSVP to Diana or 602-252-4200.

*There will be parking available onsite.

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AIA Arizona Office Closing Early

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AIA Arizona Office Closed

The AIA AZ office will be closed early Tuesday, August 22nd, at 2pm, due to anticipated crowds with President Trump being in downtown Phoenix.

We will reopen to normal hours on Wednesday, August 23rd.

AIA PHX Metro Advocacy Task Force Meeting

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Continuing our focus on K-12 projects in Arizona, join us for a conversation with Erin Eccleston, Vice President of Community Engagement for Expect More Arizona.

WHERE: AIA AZ Conference Room 
 Wednesday, August 23rd
TIME: 12pm – 1pm

Lunch will be served; $10 per person.  Fee waived for AIA members

PLEASE RSVP to Diana at 602-252-4200


  1. Introductions
  2. Expect More Arizona
  3. Speak Up Conference Review
  4. National Board/Strategic Council Update
  5. School Primer Promotion Initiative Update
  6. Other Business
  7. School Facilities Board Follow-Up
  8. Phoenix Metro Impact Symposium – August 24th Adaptive Re-Use
  9. Next Meeting:  September 27th at noon
  10. Adjourn
AIA Arizona offices are located at 30 North Third Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Phoenix
(Located 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.

Registration Open for AIA AZ 2017 State Conference: Design Matters!

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Join us on October 6th for exciting discussions with top creative thinkers!

A sampling of what the day will hold:

  • Debbie Millman is the host of the Design Matters podcast and will be recording three separate interviews during the day–which will later air on her Design Matters podcast. Debbie will interview Aaron Betsky; Anastasia Su + Martin Lesjak with 13&9; and Rick Joy, FAIA.
  • We will also have a session on Virtual Reality and an opportunity to experience this concept in the afternoon and at the After Party.
  • In the afternoon, there will be a session on The Abbey, which is located on 3rd Avenue and Monroe. The Abbey will also be open for First Friday (immediately following the Conference After Party).
  • We have an exciting opportunity at Lunch–that you won’t want to miss!

If you attend all day–including the Walking Tour–you will receive 8.5 learning units.

We will again provide transportation for those coming from Tucson. Please let Tina know if you are interested in riding the bus as soon as possible.

You can explore our full conference schedule here

Are you ready to reserve your spot now? Registration is now open.

Interested in being a sponsor for our 2017 State Conference? We have new, exciting and EXCLUSIVE AIA ARIZONA ALLIED Member Sponsorship Opportunity!

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

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AIA PHX Metro Film Screening: One Big Home

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Join us as we screen the film, “One Big Home!”

DATE: Tuesday, August 15th
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA



Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.

Twelve years in the making, One Big Home follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.


Tickets: $10
Seating is limited so get your tickets soon!

Questions: Contact Diana