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Apr 7 – Phoenix Metro Chapter Meeting

Apr 8 – AIA AZ Board Meeting

Apr 12 – Slide Slam

Apr 13 – Small Firm Roundtable

Apr 15 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting

Apr 16 – Art by Architects Deadline

Apr 23 – Photography Workshop

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AIA Rebuilding Together!

On Saturday, April 3rd there were 17 members of AIA Phoenix Metro Chapter who volunteered for local community service agency Rebuilding Together to do a service project for an elderly gentleman’s home in West Phoenix (click to see a photo). Led by Diana Smith, AIA Arizona Director of Chapters, the team painted the kitchen and the entire exterior of the home; installed new front door weatherstripping and a new living room ceiling fan. Volunteers from A.R. Mays Construction installed a new bathroom vanity and kitchen countertop.

This is the third year that the AIA Phoenix Metro and Rebuilding Together have worked side by side, and I want to thank all the folks that gave up their Saturday morning to help with this effort.  It was great getting to know some of you, and a pleasure working shoulder-to-shoulder with others who previously I have only known professionally. Personally, I think it’s important for all of us to volunteer in our community, giving back to the city that has been a great place to work for us.

If you weren’t able to be there, or if painting houses isn’t your thing, there are other opportunities to serve with the AIA in the community. Larry Enyart, FAIA, is heading up the effort to recruit architects to be trained to assist in the event of a natural disaster, and I would encourage you to contact the AIA office if you are interested in volunteering, or just get more information.

Joe Worrall, AIA
2011 President
AIA Arizona
30 North 3rd Avenue #200
Phoenix, AZ  85003
602-252-4200 phone
602-273-6814 fax

Component News
Slide Slam – On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 7pm to 8pm at the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts, Stage 2, enjoy 15 minute presentations by John Kane, FAIA; Brent Kendle, AIA; Michelle Ray, AIA with John Tran, AIA; and Phil Weddle, AIA. Click here for more information. 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.

Ed Mazria, AIA Lecture DVD – If you missed the Ed Mazria, AIA lecture, and you would like a copy of the DVD, please email Diana Smith. DVDs are free.

Small Firm Roundtable – On April 13, 2011 at Noon at the AIA Arizona office,
Join us for a conversation about the career benefits of volunteering. We’ll discuss opportunities within the profession, industry related organizations, and at the municipal and state levels. Click here for details. RSVP to Diana Smith.

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.

Phoenix Metro Chapter Meeting – On Thursday, April 7th at 6pm at the Bridge at the ASU Design School, Sean Murphy Prize winners, Lauren Loosveldt  and Trevor Peterson, speak on the culture, climate and context of Bangladesh, as well as the emotion and connection of Japan. RSVP to Diana Smith. Click here for details.

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? .

Advertise in Just the Facts, Please…Advertise your business to your target audience of over 2,000 people! Click here for details and check out the ad block in the left-hand column.


Taliesin West Lecture Series – Katrin Klingenberg of Passive House Institute US will be lecturing on April 7, 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.

Job Board
– Click for job postings.

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

members in the news
Blank Studio Architecture – the “T House” is featured in GA HOUSES Issue 120 – Project 2011. The project is also on display at the GA Gallery, Tokyo until 22 May. For further information, click here.

Maria Salenger, AIA and Matthew Salenger – their Cedar Street Residence is featured in the April issue of Architectural Record. Click here to read the story.

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

Relevant Associations
CEFPIClick here for April chapter meeting information. AIA LU credit available.

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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