AIA Alaska Current Events
... hello Summer 2014
|Anna Lee, AIA
Here it is, half way through my term as chapter president. So much to do, and so much to look forward to yet this year!
Joe Notkin and I will be attending the National AIAConvention in Chicago this week (June 25-28). It looks like an amazing event and expo. While we are there, there is a NW Pacific regional business meeting to attend. Harley Hightower will also be there, campaigning for position as Regional Director for the NW Pacific AIA Chapter. For his information, click here...
We are starting to get more information about the AIA Alaska State Conference. It will start the evening of September 18th and wrap up on the 21st with tours. The main portion of this event will be Friday, the 19th and Saturday, the 20th. The venue is Centennial Hall in Juneau. This promises to be an excellent conference - you should not miss it! If you are interested in attending, have questions, would like a booth to exhibit, contribute as a sponsor or have any suggestions or input on the conference, please contact Corey Wall at MRV Architect.. His phone number is 907-586-1371. Keep an eye on this website or your email for more details to come.
During the last meeting, the board voted and passed a motion to provide newsletters on a bimonthly basis now. This will keep your email inboxes cleaner and also not put so much stress on those compiling the newsletters. Also, any current events can be viewed anytime on our website under the Current Events tab.
A special thanks goes out to our Young Professionals on the board, they are working hard to make our Facebook page and Twitter accounts viable resources for information for us Alaskan Architects and our public audience as well. Please come “like” and “follow” us!
Reposition efforts: April 2nd through the 4th, the Central Section hosted a booth at the Matsu Homebuilders Home Show. It was amazing that when you ask people if they know what Architects do, they say “no, not really”. I bet 9 out of 10, just grabbing people passing by. So, of the people drawn into our booth, we were able to provide them with all kinds of information from AIA and from personal experience. We really connected with students and some teachers too. I am personally going to make a point, in August, to campaign the Matsu Schools drafting, tech and shop teachers for Career day presentations and classroom presentations. If you know of any schools or teachers interested in a presentation about Architect or careers in Architecture, or if you are interested in participating in this effort, please contact us. This is a great opportunity for interns to get some volunteer time in as well.
AIA Alaska will be holding our second annual ARE Prep Seminar for interns in Anchorage. This year the seminar will address the Building Systems exam. Led by instructor Michael Ermann, the seminar will prepare students to take the Building Systems exam within 1 week of completing the course. Individual practice vignette grading and the instructor's study guide, ARE Building Systems Study Guide and Practice Exam: The Amber Book are additionally included. Please email Brittany - sign up today!
Also, we are still in need of sponsors to help reduce the cost of the seminar and make it accessible to all Alaska interns. Please email Brittany if you, or your firm, are interested in being a seminar sponsor.
An AIA-backed television program shows the public what architecture is all about
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Click here for an AIA video guide highlighting the basic tenets of architectural practice.
click here for perspectives from Chicago Blogger John Gresko, Senior Project ArchitectClick here!
The AELS Board has posted a notice of fee changes, you can still click here to learn more...
AIA Members and Affiliate Members: As a member benefit, you can post your available opportunities here free of charge. Non AIA members, contact AIA Alaska to learn about how to join as an affiliate member or obtain rates to post your available opportinitues today!
Visit our CALENDAR to view CEU Opportunities coming up
AIA Northern Section
Contact: Brittany Jackson, Chair (907) 456-5780
AIA Southeast Section
Contact: Corey Wall, Chair (907) 586-1371
Are you a Facebook user? How about LinkedIn?? Or do you Tweet??? Our Associates committee has stepped up AIA Alaska's presence on all three! Look us up, and check in with Jason Arnold for announcements or events to get out to our members and the general public!
Region Leadership Summit
October 1, 2014 - 6:30pm Region Welcome Reception
October 2, 2014 - Full day of Programs followed by the Evening Awards Reception
Region Student Leadership Institute
October 1, 2014 - Full day of programs followed by joining in the Region Welcome Reception
October 2, 2014 - one-half day of programs followed by lunch time presentations to the Region Leadership Summit.
AIA NW&P Region Board of Directors Conference Calls (pre-National Board Meetings)
June 19, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific
August 28, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific
December 4, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific
Phone in information will be provided prior to each call.
AIA National Convention
June 25-28, 2014
Look to the aia.org web site in the months ahead for more information about this event.
Call for Entries: 2015 Honor Awards (PDF)
Submit your work by August 22 and demonstrate your firm's accomplishments. Download the call for entries (PDF).
Does the ACA Impact Your Firm?
Do you have questions about how the Affordable Care Act affects health insurance coverage for you or your firm? Ask an expert at the AIA Trust. Find out more...
Design-Build Legislation Takes Big Step Forward
Architects endorse design-build amendment to National Defense Authorization Act. Read more...
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