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Just the Facts, Please… SEPT | 15 | 2010
The Really Big Show!
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AIA Arizona’s annual State Conference was held on August 19th at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass conference center. The general consensus is that the day was a real success. Kudos to the State Conference Committee, led by our President- Elect Joe Worrall,  AIA.
I believe the success was driven by the theme “The Road Ahead,” addressing our futures in the profession. The theme was further reinforced by a diverse group of presentations that demonstrated collaboration among our membership and between our design schools.

Other indicators of the conferences’ success include the attendance of over 200 participants that helped AIA Arizona to meet its sponsorship goals, and a huge trade show by The Reference Library.

Lastly, for me, the success can be found among the non-tangibles of the idea exchange and friendship building that a State Conference provided.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s Really Big Show, and if you want to come to the “Really, Really Big Show,” the Western Mountain Region Conference is around the corner (October 8-9) in Deer Valley, Utah. Don’t miss the early bird rate (deadline September 20). Register here.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Kevin Morrow, AIA
2010 AIA Arizona President

Upcoming Events
9/16/10 – VDC9/17/10 – COTE & Phoenix Section

9/17/10 – Study Group

9/20/10 – WMR Conference Early Bird Deadline

9/23/10 – Phoenix Metro Chapter Meeting

9/23/10 – Associates Architecture Tour

9/25/10 – Design Awards

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AIA Western Mountain Region Conference – Registration is now open for the WMR Conference being held in Deer Valley, Utah from October 8-9. Early bird deadline is September 20, 2010. Don’t miss it! Register now!

Virtual Design & Construction Committee – Thursday, Sept. 16 at Noon at the AIA office. Join us for a CM’s look at BIM use in design, construction and occupancy. Click here for more info. Lunch will be served, please RSVP toDiana@aia-arizona.org.

Phoenix Section and Committee on the Environment – Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at 10:00a.m. Join us for a tour of a 1930’s Tudor style home with geothermal technology boasting a 30% reduction in energy costs and practically no carbon footprint! Click here for more information. Tour is limited, RSVP to Diana@aia-arizona.org

Phoenix Associates Architecture Tour – Thursday, September 23 from 5:30 to 7:00pm, tour of the Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower that is under construction. The tour is FREE to attend for Associates and AIAS members. FREE parking is available at the project site located at 1 W. Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ. RSVP to Charnissa Moore.

Phoenix Metro Chapter Meeting – “Vanishing Phoenix,” presentation by Robert Melikian. September 23, 2010, 5:00 reception / 6:00 program. RSVP to Diana Smith.

Grand Canyon Oct. Chapter Meeting – Open to all members, on Friday, October 15th the Grand Canyon Chapter will host a special presentation on the South rim of the Grand Canyon. Morgan O’Connor, Environmental Director of the Grand Canyon Railway, will talk about the innovative sustainable projects the railway and the Concessionaire of the Grand Canyon are undertaking  to tread more lightly on the earth. Meet in the Thunderbird lodge at 5:00pm.  Please RSVP to Holly Jaleski by October 7th.

Grand Canyon USGBC Seminar – Learn how to apply the LEED  for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system to a project. October 22, 2010 from 7:30am to 5pm at the South Rim Grand Canyon Best Western Squire Inn. Earn 7 GBCI CE hours. Click here for details.

Design Awards – You can now reserve your spot for Design Awards being held on Saturday, September 25th at the Phoenix Art Museum! Click here for details!

AIA Forum | Arizona – Have you seen our first issue of our peer-reviewed publication? Check it out here!

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

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Phoenix Metro Affiliate Lunch
– The next meeting will be held on October 7, 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.

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ASU PURL – Wednesday, October 13 at 9:00am, Andres Duany will be speaking on, “Agrarian Urbanism,” in the Memorial Union 230, Pima Auditorium, Tempe Campus RSVP to aaron.rothman@asu.edu.Also on Wednesday, October 13 at 2:00pm, Andres Duany will be speaking on, “Planning for the 21st Century,” at PURL (234 N. Central Ave, 8th Fl., Downtown Phoenix). RSVP to aaron.rothman@asu.edu.

ASU Global & Local Design Series – The work of Allen + Philp Architects/Interiors will be displayed from Sept. 1 until Sept. 20, 2010 in the Gallery of Design.  Click here for details.

UofA – October 1, 2010 from 4:30 to 6:30pm Room AME 202. “Views from Critical Observers” presented by David Yetman and Corky Poster.

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APA Arizona State Planning Conference -November 3-5, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Click here to register with the affiliated member discount.
WMR PechaKucha Call for Presenters – Want to be a presenter at the WMR PechaKucha Night? Click hereand send a brief description of what you would like to share. The event will be held in Utah on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the High West Distillery & Saloon.

Job Board-  NEW JOB POSTINGS! Please check out our job postings and resume postings on the website!

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

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DPA Architects – Received the 2010 Golden Trowel Award for Outstanding Block Design for their project Roaring Fork in Austin, Texas.

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SDA Phoenix- September’s program. More…

ULI Southern Arizona- Check out September’s events, click here.

CEFPI – Click here for September’s chapter meeting information.

AZASLA – Click here for the latest news and events.

AZ USGBC- Check out September’s events, click here.

SMPS Arizona – Click here to view September’s events.

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