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Just the Facts, Please… FEB | 4 | 2010
One of the great benefits experienced as your President-Elect in 2009 was attending the annual AIA Grassroots Conference held in Washington, D.C. At this moment, we have a contingent representing us during Grassroots 2010. Grassroots is politics for architects at the regional and national level. The week offers exceptional opportunities to compare the challenges across the regions and to hear the positions of our current and future and leadership.

The most effective experience for me as it relates to the politics of architecture was spending a day on Capitol Hill.  It was a chance to see our representatives in action. Our team armed with position papers visited the offices of six representatives. I will admit that I started the day with a bit of jaded attitude only to discover that we were consistently met with well  prepared, energetic staffers that seemed like they were looking out for the best interest of Arizona regardless of party affiliation.  That was D.C.  2009. Read more…

Kevin Morrow, AIA
2010 AIA Arizona President

Upcoming Events
2/4/10 – Phoenix Metro Affiliate Meeting

2/5/10 – SAC Young Architects’ Forum

2/5/10 – Scottsdale Section Meeting

2/9/10 – Phoenix Section Meeting

2/9/10 – Survival 101 Seminar

2/10/10 – Phoenix Small Firm Roundtable

2/11/10 – PMC ExCom

2/12/10 – AIA Arizona Board Meeting

2/12/10 – AIA Arizona Government Affairs

2/12/10 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting

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Important Notice –
AIA Arizona sends its condolences to Executive Vice President, Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE, on the loss of her father. Tina was unable to attend Grassroots 2010 for the first time in decades.The absence of her contributions have already been noted by many leaders within AIA National. Tina’s leadership skills are derived from  her father’s great service to his community back in Illinois. To read more about his life, click here.

PIPS Meeting On February 10, 2010, as part of the 2010 Best Value Conference being held in Tempe on February 8-11, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi of ASU’s Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) has extended an invitation to the Design Community to learn more about the Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) as it relates to the design industry. Click for details

Survival 101 Seminar: Winning Project Interviews
On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Small Giants will be presenting, “Winning Project Interviews.” With so many firms vying for the same project, it is critically important that your firm understand what owners want to hear, what is expected and how to stand out in a powerful way to win the project. Click for details.

AIA Phoenix Section Meeting On Tuesday, February 9, 2010 from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m., join the Phoenix Section for a tour of the Harmon Library (5th Avenue, South of Buckeye Road). Please RSVP to Diana at 602-252-4200.

Southern Arizona Young Architects’ Forum
– On Friday, February 5, 2010 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, come out to the Canyon’s Crown (6958 E Tanque Verde Road) on Tucson’s east side and join in a lively discussion about what it means to be a young architect in Tucson. Please RSVP to Cathy Wagner.

Structural Systems – Register now for the latest A.R.E. Seminar – Structural Systems (formerly General Structures and Lateral Forces). Click here for details.

Architect Finder – Still not listed on our Architect Finder? Click here to fill out the paper work.

Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting – On Friday, February 12, 2010, the Grand Canyon Chapter presents Charlie Gohman, Manager, Arizona Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency Office. Mr. Gohman will present on making new and existing buildings more energy efficient. Meet at the Barking Frog restaurant in Sedona at Noon for this informative talk and lunch! As always, AIA members and new affiliate members eat free. Please contact Holly for more information. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 10th.

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Phoenix Metro Volleyball Tournament
– The AIA Arizona Phoenix Metro Affiliates are again sponsoring the Annual Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 11, 2010 at Scottsdale Ranch Park. Be a part of this annual opportunity and become a sponsor! Click here to find out more information.

Phoenix Metro Affiliate Lunch
– The next meeting will be held on February 4, 2010 from 12pm to 1pm in the AIA Arizona office. RSVP to Diana Smith.

Affiliate Finder
– Now the public and architects can search for you online! Not listed? Click here and fill out the form.

Advertise in Just the Facts, Please...-Advertise your business to your target audience of over 2,000 people! Click here for details.

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UofA Lecture Click here to view the spring lecture series. Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger from MATTER practice will be speaking on February 3, 2010.

ASU Lecture – On Monday, Feb.8, 2010, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores will present “Barcelona, City in Transformation” at The Bridge, 5:30 p.m. Click here for further details.

ASU Symposium – On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, Eva Prats, Ricardo Flores, Jose Bernardi present,”Barcelona-Phoenix: Cities in Transformation,” at the ASU Galvin Playhouse from 1-6 p.m. Click here for details.

Taliesin West Lecture Series
Click here to view the spring lecture series. Mark Ryan, AIA, from Mark Ryan Studio, will be speaking on February 11, 2010.

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2010 Brick in Architecture Awards – Brick Industry Association is continuing its 21-year tradition of honoring architects for excellence in clay brick masonry and is pleased to announce a call-for-entries for the 2010 Brick In Architecture Awards. Click for details

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Doug Sydnor, AIA Now the author of Scottsdale Architecture, which features the evolving architecture of Scottsdale from 1888 to 2008.Join Doug Sydnor, AIA on his book tour. Click here for details.

Greenstreet Development – Founder, Philip Beere, was featured in a national story on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric last night. Philip and his work are highlighted as a solution to the housing crisis by remodeling existing homes to be more energy efficient and affordable. Click to watch.

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

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SDA Phoenix – February 10, 2010 is the next chapter meeting. RSVP to Jennifer Dumphy. Click here for details.

CSI Phoenix – The February Chapter Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010. Check-in and Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and Program will begin at 12:00 p.m. Click for details.

SMPS Arizona
Click here to view February events.

IIDA Southwest
– Come support the AIA Arizona team competing in the IIDA Couture Competition held on February 11, 2010 at the Phoenix Art Museum. Click here to learn more.

CANstruction – On Feb. 19-20, 2010, the CANstruction competition will take place at Fiesta Mall. At the close of the exhibition, all of the canned food used to create the structures will be donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.


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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)
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