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... hello Summer 2014

Anna Lee, AIA
Anna Lee, AIA
2014 President

From the President...


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6.411 Regular Meetings. The Executive Board may hold regular meetings without notice at a time and place determined by it. The Executive Board shall hold regular meetings quarterly. Generally, two meetings will be teleconference meetings, one will coincide with the Legislative Affairs Day in Juneau, and one will be held at the annual Chapter meeting, (addition) or at another time as determined by the board. Click here to view document in it's entiretly (pdf)


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.  Hotel accomodations should be made at the Goldbelt and the Westmark Baranoff
This promises to be an excellent conference - you should not miss it!  Click here for all the details...


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!


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.

Other items of interest:

Building Systems ARE Seminar

When: August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2014
Where: PSB 210 @ UAA, Anchorage, Alaska
email Brittany to sign up for the seminar.

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.

AIA Alaska 2014 State Conference

  • SAVE THE DATE: September 18-21, Juneau
  • Alaskan Architects: call for Presentations! Contact Cory Wall for details
  • Registration coming soon!

AIA Alaska DESIGN Honor Awards - Call for Submittals


An AIA-backed television program shows the public what architecture is all about

Click here to

What Architects Do

Click here for an AIA video guide highlighting the basic tenets of architectural practice.

10 Essential Habits for Architects

click here for perspectives from Chicago Blogger John Gresko, Senior Project Architect

Qualification Based Selection

Haven't had the opportunity to view  the "Understanding the Basic Components of QBS" PowerPoint Presentation provided at our State Conference, as well as to the CEFPI Conference? Click here!
Thank you to the AIA Trust for funding to provide this information, and to the QBS Committee for their efforts.

AELS Board

The AELS Board has posted a notice of fee changes, you can still click here to learn more...

  • McCool Carlson Green is seeking an Advanced BIM Technician (3+ Years)

  • Anchorage Museum is seeking an Exhibition & Creative Production Designer  

  • Kpb architects is seeking a Project Architect- Interested and qualified candidates should e-mail resume and portfolio samples to

  • Bettisworth North Architects and Planners is seeking Architect/Project Managers for our Fairbanks, Alaska office. For those who are looking for relevance in their professional lives, for a firm that will provide an opportunity to be actively involved in community development, and for a place where your work makes a difference, our progressive firm seeks design professionals for long-term employment. Individuals will actively participate in the firm's collaborative design process, working actively with clients, consultants, staff, and community members in a number of diverse and exciting building and community development projects. Prior work experience and Revit proficiency preferred. Competitive salary, full benefits. Email resume/portfolio to, Attn: Mark Kimerer, HR Director.

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!


Frank Maier High School Design Competition
Interested in becoming an Architect?

Section Membership Events

Visit our CALENDAR to view CEU Opportunities coming up

AIA Central Section
Sara Pfau, Chair (907) 561-5543
Jeffrey Wilson, Vice-Chair (907) 272-1405

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
Tacoma, WA
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
Tacoma, WA
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.


Repositioning the AIA

AIA National Convention
Chicago, IL
June 25-28, 2014
Look to the web site in the months ahead for more information about this event.

AIA News
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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Cold Climate Housing Research Center

REAP - Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference

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