Experience Architecture Week Launch Event featuring CANSTRUCTION®

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The KICK-OFF

This Friday, October 10th, 5 – 9 pm, FREE
SMUD Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Sacramento

Experience Architecture Week kicks off with a reveal and awards presentation of our region’s first CANSTRUCTION® build. This international charity competition brings architects, engineers, contractors, and students together to design and build structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the competition, all of the food will be donated to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Exhibits remain up through October 17th and may be viewed weekdays 8 am – 6 pm.

This launch event will also feature the Architectura Obscura photography exhibit and presentation, refreshments and music. Plus, learn more about Experience Architecture events and grab copies of the Guide to share!

Click here to register.

Click here to register for all other events offered during Experience Architecture Week.

Sponsored by: Milgard Windows & Doors, Inside Publications, Mohawk, SD Deacon/Hogue, Dealey, Renton and Associates, SMUD, Corporate Design Group, Inc., Forbo, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Moniz Architecture, and Stafford King Wiese Architects.

The Federalist Behind-the-scene Tour and Movie

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Join Emerging Professionals of AIA, ULI, ASLA, and APA for a sneak preview of this unique shipping container project.

Enjoy food, drink, and a surprise film projected on the shipping container walls.

Date: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, 6 to 9 pm

Location: The Federalist Public House (and beer garden), 2009 Matsui Alley (between N Street and Capitol Avenue – enter from 20th Street), Sacramento

Admission: FREE

Space is limited, reserved your spot today!

Register: http://bpt.me/867860

Click here for a flyer.

President’s Message ~ September 2014

Kris Barkley, AIA 2014 Chapter President

Kris Barkley, AIA
2014 Chapter President

Experience Architecture Week – Preparation is in full swing for the Chapter’s upcoming Experience Architecture Week, set to begin October 10th. Our handy (pocket sized!) guide is now published and available for distribution. Many thanks to Comstock’s Magazine for publishing, printing and including the guide in their September issue along with some great editorial content.

Experience Architecture Week is perhaps our best opportunity to provide the public with an understanding of the value of our profession. As we continue to evolve in our efforts of outreach I strongly encourage all to participate, as well as encourage colleagues, friends and family to attend an event or two. Consider posting a link to our website on your social media site, LinkedIn or to your e-mail contacts.

We have some great events planned this year. If you are not familiar with our line-up, check them out here: http://www.aiacv.org/archweek/events/

The planning effort continues and volunteers are still needed to staff events. To volunteer, go to: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/378822980040

Big ASSociation Party – What an amazing event! It was very well attended with over 200 registered and a great mix of attendees representing nine different associations. It was great to see old friends and meet new people. Many thanks to all involved and especially to Kim and Hanh for all of their hard work and grace under pressure. Special thanks also to Bike Dog Brewing and Two River Cider for providing the delicious malty and fruity beverages, Fuzion Eats and Luciano Scoop trucks for the fantastic food and ARC for graciously donating the association display boards.

AIACV Strategic Plan Development – Our current strategic plan is scheduled to sunset at the end of 2014 and a task force led by Mike Parrot, AIA has been working on development of a new 5-year plan. This new plan builds on our successful previous plan developed by Matthew Shigihara, AIA and looks to provide a strategy towards demonstration and promotion of the contribution of AIA architects. With the framework of the plan complete we are now working a final organizational graphic for roll out soon.

AIA California Council Update – Though the AIACC regularly posts e-newsletters and other items we are planning on supplementing that information with our own observations as members of the AIACC Board of Directors. More later but there are a couple of interesting things I want to share. First, the Board has restructured the in-person meetings to include informal breakout sessions. This is a really great thing as it’s much easier for members to contribute in a smaller group and then have a group leader recap the discussion. It also allows for better communication between Chapters and individual Board members. Second, the AIACC is looking for nominations to the various positions that will be vacated at the end of the year. Please feel free to suggest potential candidates from our Chapter to continue our legacy of strong participation.

I would also like to extend my thanks to our outgoing Public Director on the Board, Sandra (Sandy) Kirschenmann. Sandy’s time with us has been short but profound and we wish her all the best as she journeys into retirement. Thanks Sandy!

As always, if there’s something here that looks interesting and you’d like to get involved or just voice your opinion please let me know. kbarkley@db-arch.com or (916) 453-1234

Architectura Obscura Photography Competition

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Entry Deadline extended until Thursday, October 2nd!

This is an open photography competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter, Milgard Windows & Doors, Inside Publications, Mohawk, SD Deacon/Hogue, SMUD, and 3-Form as part of Experience Architecture Week.

Click here for full details on the program and for an entry form.

 

OSHPD: PIN57 Functional Program

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Join AIACV’s Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Committee for an informative presentation on the OSHPD Pin 57 Functional Program.

Glenn Gall, AIA with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSPHD) will discuss:

• What is a Functional Program?
• Who is responsible for creating this document?
• When is a Functional Program required?
• Why have I never heard of this requirement before?

Owners, design professionals, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.  For full details, click here for a flyer.

Cost: FREE for AIA members, $15 (+ svc fee) for Non-members
Registration: http://bpt.me/784120
Credits: 1.5 LU’s
Questions? Call AIACV @ 916-444-3658 or e-mail info@aiacv.org

 

2014 Golf & Tennis Tournament ~ A Great Time for All!

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The AIACV Golf & Tennis Committee would like to thank the participants and sponsors of our recent tournament for their support.

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Attendees enjoyed perfect weather, great networking, great sponsors on the course, delicious  food and terrific raffle prizes.

The AIA Trophy Team was: Joe Yee, AIA, Jeff Grau, AIA, Steve Palham and Silas Nigam.

The winning team for the Golf tournament was : Kelly Architecture & Planning, consisting of Mike Pierce, Scott Karpinen, Kelly Maves, and Steve Jones.

First place in the tennis tournament went to Aaron Bagger of Capitol Engineering Consultants.

Our generous sponsors included:

ARC Document Solutions, Clark Pacific, Seiko Instruments, Cunningham Engineering, Morrow Surveying, Hall’s Window Center, LB Construction, Flint Builders, XL Construction, AECOM, California Surveying & Drafting Supply, MDC, Roebbelen Contracting, Inc., Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc., Turley and Associates, Nomlaki Technologies, Dealey Renton and Associates, Swinerton Builders, Acme, 3 form, American Modular Systems, Anderson & Doig Structural Engineers, Barrish Pelham and Associates, Capitol Engineering Consultants, Corporate Design Group, Inc., DPR Construction, Fitzpatrick & Casmiro, CPAs, Inc., HDR Engineering, The HLA Group Landscape Planners & Architects, Inc., Kitchell, Kleinfelder, Lionakis, LP Consulting Engineers, Inc., Miles Treaster and Associates (MTA)/Herman Miller, Miyamoto, Rainforth Grau Architects, Sherwin Williams, SMUD, Stafford King Wiese Architects, Tandus, Warren Consulting Engineers, LPAS Architecture + Design, Old Castle Building Envelope.

Special thanks to Silverado Building Materials for contributing the golf and tennis goodie bags.

A huge thank you to those who donated raffle prizes:

Serving Platter donated by 3form, Gift Basket ($100 value) donated by Big Ass Solutions, Round of Golf for 4 donated by Butch Corum Real Estate, Nordstrom Gift Card ($100) donated by Corporate Design Group, Inc., Todd Taylor Wines and Wine/Cheese Tour for 8 donated by Todd Taylor Wines, Watercolor by Whit Cox, AIA donated from AIA Central Valley Collection, Element Task Light & Water Bottle donated by Humanscale, Two Rudy Calpo Photograph donated by Rudy Calpo, AIA,  Sheila Hicks Neocon Bags with bottles of fine wine donated by Karen Wehner of Momentum, Paragary Gift Card ($50) donated by Lurline Hodnett of Koroseal Interior Products, Golf Foursome Packages to Teal Bend, Empire Ranch, and Turkey Creek donated by Empire Ranch Golf Club, Ridgecrest Timeshare and King’s Tickets donated by Deborah Stevens, AIA, of Rainforth Grau Architects and Golf Committee Chair, Generation by Knoll Chair donated by Hogue, Two 30 min. lessons at Haggin Oaks donated by Haggin Oaks, Putter donated by Ascent Builders, Two 30 min. private golf lessons at Bing Maloney donated by Bing Maloney Golf Course, Planter Boxes donated by Gina Johanson of Rainforth Grau Architects, Cheesecake Factory and Outback Steakhouse Gift Card ($50 value each) donated by California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc.

Huge thanks to the planning committee and volunteers –organizing and running this event is a team effort!

Robert Barabino of California Surveying & Drafting Supply, Lori Burbridge of Buehler Structural Engineers, Jesus Cano of Army Corp, Peter Dannenfelser of Architectural Arts, Victoria Hatch of Cunningham Engineering, Moya Henderson of Dealey Renton and Associates, Andrew Sarner of California Surveying & Drafting Supply, Phil Titus of LPAS Architecture + Design, Genevieve Vargas of Moniz Architecture, Deborah Stevens of Rainforth Grau Architects and Chapter staff Kimberly Anderson and Hanh Tran.

Recruiting YOU! for Job Shadow & Homestay Program

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Date Posted: 04/22/2014

Posted By: Derick Lee

Recruiting YOU! for Job Shadow & Homestay Program
YuCai International High School from Shenzhen China has an innovative career education program for their students which takes place in Sacramento from July 13-26 this summer. The cadre of students includes a group interested in learning about careers in architecture, engineering and design. We have some exciting firms in Sac who are hosting these students for career education and are also looking for host families or single professionals in our industry who would like to participate in the home stay portion of the program for one or two weeks. Hosting a student offers a rewarding cultural exchange. For more information contact Derick Lee at dlee@ycid.org or 510-676-586.

President’s Message ~ April 2014

April is here (already!) and will soon pass with mid-year approaching very quickly. Time is speeding by, though not unexpectedly as I was fully warned by Bob Chase, AIA that my “presidential” year would be a blur. It’s a great feeling though because I believe that we are collectively making a difference and our time is well spent. Much is happening and I’d like to use these messages as a way of providing at least a partial update to everyone so here goes… “Understanding Architecture + Design” Presentation – Working through a small task force we are nearly complete in the creation of a document and presentation that succinctly defines the importance of understanding design principles. This document is primarily intended as a resource for decision makers, especially those without an architectural background, who might review projects for approval. A specific request for this was made by Sacramento City Planning Commissioner Phyllis Newton (former AIACV Executive Director) and represents an opportunity to broaden our voice. It is important to note that this is being developed for a broader audience and will serve as a regional resource and beyond. Support for Development of a Regional School of Architecture – Funkaar Institute owner Umber Kazmi is proceeding with development of the Adroit School of Architecture right here in River City. An exciting prospect to be sure and following a presentation to our AIA CV Board by Dr. Steve Altman (former President of NewSchool of Architecture in San Diego) we have prepared a letter of support. The school promises a well-rounded architectural program that is design focused but also provides a more direct path to licensure. An important component of the school will be developed relationships with area firms through our Chapter’s resources. Architecture Festival-The initial kick-off meeting occurred on April 9th and things are underway with the Festival scheduled for October 10th through 19th. Things continue to evolve and one of those evolutions is focused on our branding with the current thought being to rename the event to “Experience Architecture”. There is a tentative schedule that retains many of our previous events while incorporating a few new efforts, all within a somewhat more compact time period. Speakers – We are currently working in concert with Sacramento State University on a speaker series with three events happening later this year. Member Tyler Babcock, AIA is heading up this effort and we hope to have the lineup announced soon. In addition, “Visionary” is currently in the planning stage with Susan Rainier, AIA leading. I would also like to welcome our new Public Director on the Board, Sandra (Sandy) Kirschenmann. Sandra is Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost of Drexel University Sacramento and has already provided valuable insight on a couple of issues. As always, if there’s something here that looks interesting and you’d like to get involved or just voice your opinion please let me know. kbarkley@db-arch.com or (916) 453-1234.