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Just the Facts, Please… MAR | 4 | 2010
“The Ice Breaker” for our February AIA Arizona Board meeting followed the theme of “Politics in Architecture in Arizona.” So, the Ice Breaker for the meeting was, “What bills or legislation do we think would help save Arizona from its current financial morass?” Although there was no shortage of ideas, we realized 40 minutes later that our collective concerns would not solve the issue at this meeting, but let’s keep the dialog running.

The month of March is Eco Month. Your Committee on the Environment (COTE) is proud to roll out a program of events (one per week) that will highlight sustainability practices in the home, at work, at school and where we shop. There will be several activities, Arizona-wide, as highlighted on the AIA Arizona website. Please thank our sponsors of this event for their contributions!

The Membership Communications Committee is looking to extend the reach of our newsletter “Just the Facts,” and has offered to provide the weekly service to friends and associates outside our current circle. Contact Alexandra Evjen, at the AIA Arizona office, with names you would like added to the list.

Have a great month!

Kevin Morrow, AIA
AIA Arizona President

Upcoming Events
3/4/10 – Phx Metro Affiliate Lunch

3/6/10 – Eco Month Tour: Where We Live

3/9/10 – Southern Arizona Associate Lunch

3/10/10 – Small Firm Roundtable

3/10/10 – Southern Arizona Chapter Meeting

3/11/10 – Phoenix Metro Board Meeting

3/12/10 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting

3/12/10 – Government Affairs

3/12/10 – AIA AZ Board Meeting

3/12/10 – Eco Month Tour: Where We Work

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AIA Arizona Eco Month: Where We Live
On Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 1:00PM, Green Street Development will take you on a tour of a NAHB Gold-certified green home located in the Willo Historic District and lecture on what it takes to live sustainably. RSVP to Diana Smith. This event is FREE. Earn 1 SD LU.Click for details.

Southern Arizona Associate Lunch – March 9, 2010 from Noon to 1pm at Maynard’s Market (Toole & 5th Avenue, Tucson). RSVP by March 8, 2010 to Donna McQuery.

Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting – On Friday, March 12, 2010, AIA Grand Canyon Chapter presents a tour of the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, Arizona. Meet at the Firehouse Kitchen (218 W. Goodwin St. in the Old Firehouse station) at 12:00p.m. for lunch and then walk to the Ecosa facility afterward. Click here for details.

Images of America: Scottsdale Architecture Book Tour – The AIA Phoenix Metro Scottsdale and Northeast Valley Section invite you to attend a lecture and book signing by author of Images of America: Scottsdale Architecture, Douglas B. Sydnor, AIA, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at theScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – Stage 2 Theater. This is a FREE event.

AIA Arizona Associates Blog – AIA Arizona Associates have started a blog where not only can you read about relevant news, but you can contribute as well. It’s a forum and blog in one! See for yourself, click here.

Southern Arizona Chapter Meeting – On the evening of Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Jan Cervelli, FASLA, FCELA, Dean of The University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will be speaking on the topic of “A Brave New Rebuilt World.” Click here for details.

Canstruction AIA Phoenix Metro People’s Choice Winner – DWL Architects + Planners / Mortenson Construction won the Phoenix Canstruction AIA Phoenix Metro People’s Choice Award. Click here for more information and photos.

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

News | Events

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 March 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. Donovan Rypkema, Principal of PlaceEconomics, will be presenting on March 10, 2010 at 5pm in the Harvill building, room 150.

Taliesin West Lecture Series
Click here to view the spring lecture series. Diane Cheatham of Urban Edge Developers, will be speaking on March 11, 2010.

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce FORUM
– On Friday, March 5, 2010 Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum on sustainability.Click here for details.

City of Tucson Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance Workshop – The City of Tucson’s Commercial Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance takes effect on June 1, 2010. Attend a free seminar to learn the ordinance requirements, development standards, reporting guidelines, and more to ensure compliance with the Ordinance in your projects. Click here for details.

Mayor Gordon’s State of the City Address and Luncheon – Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Phoenix Convention Center. Click here to register.

Art Alliance Austin’s Annual Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space Competition – This ideas competition generates innovative proposals for a temporary outdoor structure that functions simultaneously as an exhibition space and architectural exhibition. Registration due by March 26, 2010. Click for details.

Evergreen Awards
– Eco-Structure’s annual Evergreen Awards competition recognizes excellence in building design and environmental performance. Registration and entry due July 1, 2010. Click for details.

Southwest Build-it-Green
– Grab your free ticket for the Southwest Build-it-Green Expo being held on March 18-20th. Click here for details.

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

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Awards | Recognition

Wendell Burnette Architects – Has been selected as one of the finalists in the Architectural Design Competition for Scholar Cottages for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy at Fallingwater, the iconic house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The competition design is for six on-site cottages to expand educational programming at Fallingwater. Submissions from the finalists will be on exhibition this summer.

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

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CSI Phoenix – Click here for details for the March 11, 2010 chapter meeting honoring the winners of the Future City and Imagination Cube Competitions. Click here.

SDA Phoenix – On March 10 at 7:30 a.m. at The University Club, Harvey Bryan, FAIA, from ASU’s School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, School of Sustainability, will be presenting on “The Future of Environmental Rating Systems for Buildings.” RSVP Required by March 3rd to Jennifer Dumphy. $20 members, $25.00 non-members.

ULI Southern Arizona – This month Steve Lynn gives the inside scoop on the development and future plans of the new TEP headquarters, now under construction, in Downtown Tucson. Click here for details.

Modern Phoenix – Tickets now on sale for the Modern Phoenix Home Tour on April 11. Call 480-994-ARTS [2787] and press 2 for the box office. Visitmodernphoenixweek.com for more events and pricing.

SMPS Arizona
Click here to view March events.

Phoenix Reference Library
Click here to view the Reference Library’s March events.
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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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