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Just the Facts, Please… SEPT | 29 | 2010
AIA Southern Arizona Architecture Week has commenced! This year’s theme is “Cool Design for a Hot Climate,” highlighting environmentally sensitive desert architecture of today and the past several decades.

Don’t miss the 1st Annual Canstruction display, Kidstruction, a library lecture series and the big home tour this Sunday! Click here for a full list of events.

Also, AIA Arizona hosted the 2010 Celebrate Architecture Gala this past Saturday. There was a grand total of 45 award recipients. A special edition of Just the Facts, Please will be released tomorrow sharing all of our winners.

Upcoming Events
October 5 – Survival 101

October 1 – SAC Canstruction Awards

October 1 – First Friday Design Awards Exhibit

October 2 – SAC Lectures

October 3 – SAC Home Tour

October 7 – Phx Affiliates

October 8 – Grand Canyon Chapter Meeting

October 8-10 – WMR Conference

October 12 – SAC Assoc. Lunch

October 12 – Phoenix Section

October 13 – Small Firm Roundtable

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Phoenix First Friday – Missed our Design Awards event? You can see the winners on display this Friday, October 1, 2010 from 6-9pm at Portland 38 (Unit 1A (727 E Portland Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85006). This event is free and open to the public. The winners will continue being on display in the AIA Arizona Gallery from October 4th to the 31st.

Southern Arizona Architecture Week – Saturday, September 25, 2010 to Sunday, October 3rd, don’t miss a week full of great events. Click here for details.

IDP 2.0 – Big changes go into effect on Oct. 1.Learn more here. Also, the third and final phase of IDP 2.0, which was originally scheduled for January 2011, will now be implemented in fall 2011. Interns and supervisors will be notified of the implementation date at least six months in advance of the launch date.

Free Copies of 2009 IECC – Free digital copies of the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available thanks to funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Click here to get yours.

Survival 101 Seminar: Teamwork Lessons from 12 Angry Men – Learn such techniques as understanding motives and biases, considering attitudes about risk taking, dominant and submissive personalities and conflict resolution. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 8 to 10am. Click here for details.

AIA Western Mountain Region Conference – Early bird registration extended until October 1. The WMR Conference is being held in Deer Valley, Utah from October 8-9. Don’t miss it! Register now!

DATE CHANGE Grand Canyon Oct. Chapter Meeting – Open to all members, onFriday, October 8th 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 toHolly 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.

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

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

News | Events

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.

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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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.

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

U of A – CALA presents three lectures for alumni: “A Tradition of Sustainability: Vernacular Buildings of the American Southwest”, by R. Brooks Jeffery, Director of the Drachman Institute; “The Idea of Sustainable Architecture: A Cross-Cultural Study”, by Annie Nequette; and “Land Use and Sustainability in a Shrinking World”, by Iris E. Patten on October 22, 2010 starting at 9am. Click for details.

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Jobs | Competitions | Events

IIDA Couture Competition – Participate in the 4th Annual IIDASW Couture Competition. Click here for a registration form.

Habitat of Humanity – Participate in the First Annual Doggy Home Tour. Habitat for Humanity is looking for local architects to put on their creative thinking caps and design and build a dog house for their First Annual Doggie Home Tour. Details…

Phoenix Design Week – Phoenix Design Week 2010 is a celebration of the local design community. It will include a variety of exhibitions, open houses, workshops, presentations, activities, films and other community-growth oriented events. The weeklong conference is scheduled from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. Click here for details.

Job Board- 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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Awards | Recognition

Chip Shay, AIA – Elected Chair of the Arizona Board of Technical Registration.

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

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SEAoA – Don’t miss the Structural Use of Glass seminar on Oct. 11. More…

SDA Phoenix- October’s program. More…

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

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

AZASLA – Click here for the latest news and events.

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

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

Phoenix Reference Library
– Click here to view the Reference Library’s October 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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