AIA Alaska Current Events-February 2014
|Anna Lee, AIA
AIA Alaska will be exhibiting at the 2014 Home, Garden and Remodeling Show this weekend!
- if you have not had a chance to commit some time and expertise, please contact Genevieve as soon as possible!
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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!
APDC Fly-in February 2014
The Alaska Professional Design Council (APDC) is a consortium of professional societies representing design professionals including architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects and interior designers. APDC collaborates on issues of shared interest through educational offerings and governmental advocacy.
One component of APDC activity is the Legislative Liaison Committee (LLC), a standing committee that has been active in legislation affecting the design community since the 1970s.
|Group photo with Senator Coghill|
AIA members Harley Hightower, Ramona Schimscheimer and Joseph Notkin flew to Juneau for the APDC Flyin on 11th and 12th February. Upon arriving in Juneau they met with other APDC members, and UAA/UAF students for a briefing on the issues by Dale Nelson, APDC LLC Committee Chair and our lobbyist John Walsh. They then made our rounds of meeting the State Senators and Representatives
They attended the Senate and Labor Committee Hearing on HB 167. Harley Hightower had prepared AELS position paper relative to proposed amendments to AS 09.48.221Seals, AS 08.48.281Prohibited practice, AS 08.48.331Exemptions, AS 08.48.331 Definitions. The State Fire Marshal Office Director Kelly Nicolello andHarley Hightower were present totestify and theFM is supportive.
|Joe Notkin, AIA & Harley Hightower, FAIA|
Five engineering students from UAA and UAF joined them to provide firsthand experience of their facilities or lack thereof. They attended the joint house session and listened to a presentation by the Chief Justice Dana Fabe. At lunch break Catherine Fritz, AIA gave a presentation on QBS to the APDC members. This was a great experience to visit our legislators and get their input on the issues. It was mostly a positive feedback on all the issues.
Click here to read the primary issues of concerns that were presented to the legislators
AIA Alaska Participates in Kodiak Career and College Fair
AIA Alaska Chapter was contacted by Barry Altenhof of the Kodiak Island Borough School District, to do a presentation for their high school Career Day. On February 7, Anna Lee, AIA flew to Kodiak on to talk to high school students about the architecture career field.
From Mr. Altenhof:
A Special Thanks to AIA Alaska and Architect Anna Lee from Architects Alaska for an outstanding presentation to Kodiak High School students during the Kodiak Career Fair on Feb. 7. Anna's presentation focused on the life of an architecture student and on the real world of architectural practice. In particular, Anna shared samples of her portfolio and related design challenges. It had an impact on students and is always a good thing when they get the chance to meet a professional architect and learn first-hand about the profession.
I would encourage all high school design programs to contact AIA Alaska about visiting your school to help educate your students about opportunities in the design professions. Finally, I want to thank AIA Alaska for their longstanding commitment to the Frank Maier High School Design Competition. As a former drafting teacher I can tell you that Kodiak students look forward to the design challenge each year and it has been instrumental in motivating them to pursue university design programs.
Barry Altenhof, CTE Coordinator
Kodiak Island Borough School District
AIA Alaska interviews with a Texas 4th grader
On Friday, February 21, Anna Lee, AIA interviewed with Riley, a fourth grader, from Dripping Springs (TX) Elementary School. Her father had been to Alaska, so she was very interested in our state and the architecture here. After viewing a short presentation about Alaska, she asked questions as well. The presentation mostly showed her how big Alaska is, and then focused on building on the tundra. A fourth graders interesting view of what we "northern architects" do.
From her teacher:
Thank you so much Anna for helping us with our project! Riley and I really had a wonderful time and learned so much!
Lindsey Mahany, DSES Facilitator of Learning and Innovation
AIA Grassroots Leadership Conference March 19 – 22, 2014
This year we are lucky to have a large contingent of AIA Alaska members to represent us at the annual leadership conference and national legislative affairs day with Congress. Due to increased funding from a merit grant from our 2013 AIA President Mickey Jacob and a successful intern scholarship application we will be sending 4 officers: Joseph Notkin, AIA, Sarah Salazar, AIA, Melissa Morse, Assoc. AIA and our Exec. Director Angie Monteleone.
Bettisworth North named Mark Kimerer, ASLA, PLA its newest partner and principal landscape architect on January 1. Kimerer leads the firm’s landscape architecture department of three and will oversee human resources and professional development for the firmA/E Community represented in Juneau!
Click here to view the Press Release...
AIA Alaska would like to congratulate Sam Kito III, former lobbyist for APDC, for his appointment by Governor Sean Parnell, and confirmation to the House seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Juneau Democrat Beth Kerttula.
Click here to read more...
The AELS Board has posted a notice of fee changes, click here to learn more...
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AIA Northern Section
Contact: Brittany Jackson, Chair (907) 456-5780
AIA Southeast Section
Contact: Corey Wall, Chair (907) 586-1371
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)
March 13, 2014 at 4:00 Pacific
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.
45th Annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference
Washington DC - Hyatt Regency Hotel
March 19-21, 2014 Click here to learn more about Grassroots
AIA National Convention
June 25-28, 2014
Look to the aia.org web site in the months ahead for more information about this event.
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