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2016 Student Project Review Competition



AIA Arizona 2016 Architecture Student Project Review Competition

Submissions are due Monday, April 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Click Here for Rules and Submission Information

Desert Classic Volleyball Tournament







Saturday – April 16th

9:00 am – Registration

Scottsdale Ranch Park

Join the fun! Click here for more info and to register.

For additional questions contact Diana or call (602) 252-4200

Phoenix Metro Board Meeting 







WHEN:  Thursday, April 14

TIME:  12pm -1pm

LOCATION:  AIA Arizona Conference Room

By invitation. Please RSVP to Diana or 602-252-4200.

Technology Education Webinar







“Technology Education Webinar:  What is the Cloud?!”
Konica Minolta is providing a technology education webinar series for the AIA-AZ on technology concepts that can be used to 1) grow revenue 2) cut cost and 3) mitigate risk in a business.  This webinar series is designed for individuals with any level of knowledge of technology.

April 6th’s webinar will cover the topic of cloud computing and how it can help your business from a financial and strategic perspective.  Presented by Nick Losole.  1 AIA Learning Unit available.

All webinars are live and will be recorded to play on-demand.

Click here for more information and to register

Slide Slam 2016







Slide Slam

Tuesday – April 5th
7:00 pm
At Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2 Theater

Earn 1 AIA Learning Unit at this FREE event

Featuring fast-paced decks about contemporary architecture, adaptive re-use, sustainability, design-build, making connections across time and space, and problem-solving by:

• Benjamin Ayers, AIA, Shepley Bulfinch

• John Anderson, AIA, 180 degrees

• Chris Knorr, AIA, SmithGroupJJR

• Jennifer Knorr, AIA, DWL

• Peter Koliopoulos, AIA, Circle West Architects.



CE Seminar – PHX









Research & Development Tax Credits
With the increase in sustainable and “green” designs incorporated  into building features, architecture firms are expending more time and effort in the design phase of projects to achieve optimal energy-efficient and functional designs. These projects may be eligible for research and development tax credits. So join us and learn how your firm can benefit!

Presented by: Tom Johnson of Johnson, Goff & Company, a CPA firm.

Earn: 1 AIA Learning Unit

Where: AIA Arizona Office

When: Thursday March 24, 2016

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
(light breakfast will be provided)

AIA Members: $10.00
Non-members: $20.00

Click Here to register

For questions contact or 602-252-4200

Joint BBQ Social

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Date: Saturday March 19th

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Location: Daley Park, 1625 S. College Avenue, Tempe AZ 85281

Food & Drink will be provided

Click Here to RSVP

AIA SAC Board Meeting


Desert Classic Volleyball









Saturday – April 16th
9:00 am – Registration
Scottsdale Ranch Park

Join the fun!  Click here for more info and to register.

For additional questions contact Diana or call (602) 252-4200

A.R.E. 4.0 BootCamp – Phoenix

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Register now for the A.R.E. 4.0 Bootcamp Presentation……

When:  Tuesday March 15th 6pm – 7:30pm

Are you eligible to take your AREs but not sure where to start or which books to use?  Attend the ARE 4.0 Bootcamp for an informal discussion on test strategy + ARE basics including:

  • How long to study for each exam
  • Logical order to take the exams
  • Vigneette tips/tricks

Free for AIA Associate + AIAS Members

$10 Non-Members

Space is limited to 20 spots
RSVP to if you plan to attend with ‘ARE Bootcamp’ in the subject line.
AIA Arizona Conference Room
30 N. 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Parking will be validated in the City garage at 4th Avenue + Washington Street
Questions please call (602) 252-4200

An Evening Honoring Julian Clark

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Thursday – February 18th
Arizona Historical Museum
6:00 – VIP reception
7:30 – Exhibit and Presentation


An Evening Honoring the Architectural Illustrations of Julian Clark

All proceeds benefit the AIA Arizona/Rio Salado Architecture Foundation Architectural Archives Project!

Click here for more information

8th Annual Associates Conference










AIA Arizona 8th Annual Associates Conference

When: Friday February 19th

Where: AIA Arizona, 30 N. 3rd Avenue, Ste 200, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Time: 9:30am Registration   Program starts at 10am

Click Here for Program Agenda

Click Here to Register online

Click Here to Download Registration Form


NCARB Presentation







The National Council of Architectural Registration (NCARB) will present a range of licensure topics relevant to students, interns, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.

When: Thursday January 28th at 6p – 7:30p

Where: AIA Office, 30 N. 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Free for Associates Members / AIAS Members / AIA Members (you still need to register)

$10 for Non-members

Click Here for Registration form.

Any questions, please contact Charnissa at 602-252-4200



SAC Holiday Mixer






Southern Arizona Holiday Mixer

When:  Thursday – December 3rd

Where:  Reforma Cocina Y Cantina
4310 North Campbell Avenue  (St. Phillips Plaza)
(No RSVP needed)

Time:  5-8 pm

Questions contact or call 602-252-4200





PMC Affiliates Meeting

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When: Wednesday December 16th

Where: AIA Office

Time: 12:00p – 1:00p

Questions please contact or call 602-252-4200

Holiday Hours





Phoenix Metro Annual Meeting

HousephotoThursday – November 19th
5:00 pm  reception and guided tour
6:00 pm  program

David & Gladys Wright House

No charge for AIA Members or guests.  Please RSVP to Diana o 602-252-4200

Parking at Camelback Church of Chirst – 5225 East Camelback Road in Phoenix

Click here for more information

AIA AZ BOD Meeting


Architecture Week Tours


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Saturday – October 17, 2015
● Historic West University Tour with preservation expert and UofA professor R. Brooks Jeffery @ 9:00 am (1.5 hours)
● Historic Barrio Libre Tour with architect/photographer/author John Messina @ 10:00 am (1.5 hours)
● Downtown Walking Tour with FORs/Rob Paulus Architects/ Downtown Tucson Partnership with Michael Keith 4pm (1.5 Hour Tour)

AIA Architecture Week Home Tour
Sunday, October 18 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tickets for the Walking Tours and the Home Tour are available at the Geronimo Plaza staging area – 820 East University Blvd (between Starbucks and Pasco Kitchen).

Tickets for the Home Tour can also be purchased at the Habitat for Humanity Store located at 935 West Grant Road in Tucson (south side of Grant Rd. between Oracle Rd. & I-10)  Monday thru Saturday – 9am to 5pm


2015 AIA Arizona State Conference







Click Here for Details

Design Awards Gala

Saturday – October 3rd
Phoenix Art Museum
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:15 pm  Awards Presenation
9:00 pm After Party
Click here for more info

Financial Planning Seminar








Financial Planning Seminar

Topics to be covered:

Wealth Creation – How to use your existing income to provide ample funds for saving and investing;
Risk Management – Defense tactics to help protect and preserve your savings;
Investment Principles – Understanding how the financial markets work and how to make low cost, high performing investments;
Implementing Your Investment Plan – Model asset allocation portfolios will be provided for a variety of investment amounts.

Where: AIA Arizona Office
30 N. 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

When: Tuesday September 15, 2015

Time: 4:30p – 6:00p

$10.00 –  Members
$25.00 – Non-Members

Click Here  to register online
Click Here to download registration form

Questions contact or call 602-252-4200

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Phoenix Metro Affiliates Meeting

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What: Phoenix Metro Affiliates Meeting

When:  Wednesday August 19th at Noon

Where:  AIA Conference Room

Please RSVP to or call 602-252-4200

Labor & Employment Law – Wage & Hour Seminar








Earn:  2 Learning Units

Topic:  Labor & Employment Law – Wage & Hour Seminar
More and more Arizona businesses are facing expensive lawsuits and audits alleging that they failed to pay minimum wage or overtime. Most did not even realize they were doing it wrong. Protect your company. Join us for a 2-hour seminar where we’ll break down the basics of the federal and state wage-and-hour laws and provide crucial information to assist you in evaluating whether you must pay your employees overtime and how to properly calculate it…..

When:  Tuesday August 18th

Time:  8:30am Registration
9:00am – 11:00am Program
(light breakfast will be provided)

Where:  AIA Office

Cost: $15.00 members – $30.00 non-members

Click Here  to register online
Click Here  to download registration form

For questions, please contact or call 602-252-4200

2015 Student Competition









Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 AIA Student Projects Competition!  The contest was held this Spring, open to all students in the three Arizona Architecture schools, and involved a simple one-page graphic synopsis of the entrant’s best academic project.  Judges awarded points for graphic clarity, creative expression, and thoughtful exploration.  Please peruse the aspiring entries, and thanks to all that participated!  Click Here for all entries.

ASU Winners
1st Place – Kevin Kolden
2nd Place – Zhaohang Zhang
3rd Place – Miles Foster

UofA Winners
1st Place – Amanda Schwarz
2nd Place – Katie Roch
3rd Place – Patrick Ceguera

Taliesin Winners
1st Place – Samuel Martin
2nd Place – Garth Lindquist
3rd Place – Sho Ishida

Make A Place Design Competition

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The 2015 design competition asks entrants to formulate an innovative program for a theoretical project on a site located in Downtown Phoenix in the Warehouse District between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue, south of Jackson and north of Buchanan.

Gather your team, organize your ideas and be a PLACEMAKER!  Open to members and non-members.

Click here for competition brief

CE Seminar – PHX








Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program
This course will provide information on the APS Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program’s New Construction (MEEP NC) Program which promotes energy-efficient construction practices by providing easy-to-follow prescriptive and performance construction packages, technical expertise and incentives.

Where: AIA Arizona Office

When: Tuesday June 23, 2015

Time: 8:30 am – Registration9:00 am – 11:00 am – Program
(light breakfast will be provided)

$25.00 members
$50.00 non-members

Click here to register online

Click here to print registration form

For questions contact or 602-252-4200





PMC Chapter Meeting


Wednesday – June 17th
5:00 pm – Reception
6:00 pm – Program
The Newton

SAC Board Meeting



Thank You Reception



5th Annual Thank You Sponsor Reception

Where: AIA Arizona Office

When: Wednesday May 6, 2015

Time: 5:30p

For more details call (602) 252-4200

AIA National Convention

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For more information regarding the 2015 National Convention visit Click Here



CE Seminar- High Performance Office Design – Tucson








High Performance Office Design
This presentation explores strategies used to design offices that demonstrate drastic reductions in energy use. We begin by examining the Department of Energy’s suggested energy conservation measures for 50% energy reduction against code-minimum structures. Though we are in support of a 50% reduction in all buildings we realize that these strategies may take a decade or more to pay back and may not be feasible for all building types. Therefore, we also examine scaled back strategies that still result in 30% reductions and often have 1 to 2 year playbacks. We call it: “the new normal”.

When:   Tuesday April 21st

11:30 am Registration
Noon – 1:00 pm Program (Earn 1 HSW LU)
(Lunch will be provided)

Habitat for Humanity Tucson
3501 N. Mountain Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Click Here to register online

Questions contact or call (602) 252-4200



Student Competition

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AIA Arizona 2015 Architecture Student Project Review Competition

Submissions are due Friday, April 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Click Here for Rules and Submission Information





Building Tour







The Phoenix Metro Associates Committee has put together another great building tour.

Shepley Bulfinch
3443 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012

When: Thursday April 9th

Time: 5:30p

Please rsvp to or call 602-252-4200


A.R.E. Construction Documents Seminar – PHX






Register now for the Construction Documents Seminar……

April  9th, 16th, 21st, 28th 30th May 5th

6:00pm – 8:00pm

$90.00 Members

$180.00 Non-Members

(The cost covers all dates)

AIA Arizona 30 N. 3rd Avenue
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003


SAC Chapter Meeting



When: Monday March 2nd

Where: Tucson Museum of Art

Time: 5:15 Reception – 6:00 Lecture

Click Here for more details

SAC Board Meeting



AIA Arizona


Southern AZ Board Meeting