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Apr 15 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting 

Apr 16 – Art by Architects Deadline

Apr 20 – Phoenix Metro Community & Development

Apr 21 – VDC Committee

Apr 22 – Photography Competition Submission due

Apr 23 – Photography Workshop

Apr 28 – Diamondbacks Game

Apr 29 – LEED Green Exam Prep Course

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Are you a photographer? There are a couple of options this month for you. The photo contest is open and the deadline is Friday, April 22nd. 

Also, there is a great opportunity to learn how to take macro photos. Tom Reich, AIA, will be teaching this great workshop on Saturday, April 23rd.

Component News
2011 AIA Arizona Photography Competition – Submissions due April 22, 2011 for the Annual 2011 AIA Arizona Photography Competition! Submit digital photos, sized 5×7 at 150 DPI to Tina Litteral by Friday, April 22, 2011, and enter to win fantastic prizes worth $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. Only members of AIA Arizona can enter. Submit up to five entries for the cost of $25.00. Click here for further details and entry forms.

AIA Phoenix Metro VDC Committee –
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 12pm to 1pm, join us for a tour of Bel-Aire Mechanical. Tour is limited and lunch is provided.  RSVP to Diana@aia-arizona.org or 602-252-4200. Click here for details. 

Diamondbacks Game – Join AIA Phoenix Metro at the ballpark on Thursday, April 28, 2011 starting at 6:30pm.Tickets are a steal at $10 each ($25 value).  Hit a home run and bring a friend. But don’t wait too long or you’ll be benched! Reserve your tickets now, email Diana Smith.

Phoenix Metro Community & Development Affairs –
On Wednesday, April 20, 2011from 12pm-1pm, join us for an update on the City of Phoenix Building Plan Self Certification program. Click here for details. Please RSVP to Diana Smith.

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course – David Argano, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, will be teaching a prep course for the for the USGBC GA Exam on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the AIA Arizona office. Earn 7 LUs.  Click here for details.

SAC Homes of the Year –
Submit your residential project for the 2011 Sourthern Arizona Homes of the Year Competitionheld to recognize and publicize the best examples of home design in Southern Arizona. A broad range of designs are encouraged. A selection of winners will be published in the September 2011 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden magazine. Entry submissions are due Monday,
May 23, 2011 at AIA Southern Arizona office. Click here for details.

Art by Architects
– AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter members, Affiliate and Associate members and their spouses are encouraged to submit fine art work for the annual Art by Architects compeition and display. Click here for the competition fact sheet. Click here for an entry form. Entries are due in the AIA Arizona office on Saturday, April 16th between 9am and 12pm.

Arcosanti Event – On Thursday, May 19th at 4:00pm, Paolo Soleri of Arcosanti will be giving us a once in a lifetime talk about his body of work. The talk will be given at Arcosanti. After the talk we will have a delicious meal cooked by Arcosanti staff. For non-AIA members the cost of the meal is  $15. We will meet at 4pm in the visitor center, presentation at 4:30pm. If you would like a tour, please be there at 3pm for the tour presented by Arcosanti staff. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Holly Jaleski ASAP.

Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting – On April 15, 2011 at Noon in the Weatherfor Hotel in Flagstaff, Chris Lanterman from NAU, will be presenting on the principles of universal design, various applications of these principles, and how they can support environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Click here for details. RSVP to Holly Jaleski.

Macro Photography Workshop – Creating an artistically pleasing photograph takes a combination of technical skill and an eye for composing a visually-appealing image. Tom Reich, AIA, AIA Arizona Photography Competition multi-award winner, will share insights into the techniques, equipment and artistic considerations involved in the fascinating realm of close-up/macro photography on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 10am to 2pm. Click here for details and registration.

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

Phoenix Metro Affiliate Meeting
– Thursday, May 5, 2011 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? .

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Taliesin West Lecture Series – Diana Jacobs, AIA of Holly Street Studio will be speaking on April 21, 2011 at 7pm in the Pavilion Theater at Taliesin West.  Click here for details. 

CALA Summer Camps – The U of A College of Architecture + Landscape Architecture is offering three exciting summer day camps for elementary- through high school-level students that will provide excellent opportunities to learn more about the architecture profession in a creative and hands-on environment. Click here for details.

CALA Residential Landscape Workshops – A new series of workshops offered by the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture teaches participants how to transform their ordinary residential landscapes into distinctive garden rooms for outdoor living. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, 1040 N. Olive Rd., on the UA Main Campus. Click here for more details.

ASU Latino Urbanism Symposium – May 4-5, 2011at PURL. We will spend two days celebrating and understanding how Latino Urbanism is reshaping the American urban landscape. Click here for details.

Career Opportunities
Build it Green Expo – The 2011 BIG Green Expo & Conference will take place on April 15 & 16, 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Click here for your free ticket and parking discount.

2011 Brick in Architecture Awards –
The Brick Industry Association is pleased to announce a call-for-entries for the 2011 Brick In Architecture Awards. Deadline for submission of all entries is April 29, 2011. To start your entry, visit www.gobrick.com.

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members in the news
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Relevant Associations
SDA PhoenixClick here for upcoming events

IIDASWClick here for upcoming events.

CSI PhoenixClick here for upcoming events.

ULI ArizonaClick here for upcoming events.

AZASLAClick here for the latest news and events.

USGBC AZClick here for upcoming events.

SMPS ArizonaClick here for the latest news and events.

Phoenix Reference LibraryClick here for upcoming events.

Valley ForwardClick 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

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

Doug Nielsen, Assoc. AIA


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