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September 15th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

Tuesday – September 15th
Noon at the Gurley Street Grill (upstairs conference room)
230 West Gurley Street in Prescott, AZ   (map)

Join us for a one hour accredited AIA Continuing Education Seminar covering: Fresh Air; Daylight; Energy Balance: and Thermal Comfort.  Brian Taylor, VELUX America Senior Sales Representative is hosting this event.

RSVP’s are required so please Email or call Lee Peters by Noon, Thursday, September 10th:  leeinaz@cableone.net or (928) 227-3919.


August 15th Chapter Picnic Comments Off

Saturday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The annual AIA Grand Canyon Chapter picnic will take place on Saturday, August 15th – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Watson Lake, Prescott, Arizona at the Upper Ramada Picnic Shelter

Everyone is invited! Bring your family!

RSVP to Lee Peters at 928-227-3919 or via email:  leeinaz@cableone.net
The deadline for RSVPs is Wednesday, August 12.

August Picnic Pic

July 14th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off



Past President Carl Ramsey, AIA has arranged our July chapter meeting to take place in an energy efficient JEP Model Home located near Flagstaff. Evan Womble, part owner and son of the founder of High Caliber Construction, LLC will be our host.  After a brief tour of the home, Brett Krippene, PE of BCK Consulting, LLC from Rimrock, AZ will present a PowerPoint Lunch & Learn on Vertical Shaft Wind Power.  Over Mr. Krippene’s lifetime of involvement in the power industry, he has helped pioneer numerous emerging clean coal technologies.  Since semi-retirement in 2005, he has invented and was granted USPTO patents for WINDGRABBER TM Ducted Wind Turbine Systems.    Click here for directions.

A simple and convenient deli sandwich lunch will be available for a nominal cost to members and their guests.
NOTE! RSVP’s are required so please Email or call Lee Peters by Noon, Tuesday, June 9:  leeinaz@cableone.net or (928) 227-3919.


June 11th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

June Meeting Logo

Photo Credit: Jordan Reece, Larson Newspapers
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 19th in Sedona, AZ.  Home completed by the Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity  (VVHFH).  The walls of this new home were built using a pre-engineered panelized wall building system by HercuTech Inc.

Please join us on Thursday June 11th at 12 Noon for a free Lunch & Learn meeting being held at the Barking Frog Grille, 2620 State Rte 89A in West Sedona sponsored by HercuTech Inc. followed by a tour of the recently completed VVHFH home that utilized the HercuWall building system. For more information visit: http://www.hercutech.com

RSVP to Lee Peters by Noon, Tuesday, June 9 at leeinaz@cableone.net or (928) 227-3919

May 12th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off


For National Historic Preservation Month chapter President Tom Solon will present a PowerPoint show on the “ROOTS” of architectural design that includes a discussion of “vernacular” and “contextual” design. While Tom’s true love is mid-century design, his 31-year career as a historical architect with the National Park Service gave him the opportunity to witness first hand “How Buildings Learn” as author Stewart Brand has written. He also witnessed building craft and design traditions that had their origins in historic architecture and continue to be used by architects today. Some Modernists who wish to move forward and not look back may view this “continuity” as adverse. Not so for Tom. As a breach baby he has been looking back from the time he was born!

Tuesday – May 12th at noon
McDonald’s Restaurant located at 1703 Finnie Flat ROad at the intersection of I-17 (Exit 287) and State Route 260. Arrive in time to pick up your lunch and then join us in the reserved private Community Room. RSVP to Lee Peters at 928-227-3919 or leeinaz@cableone.net.


April 14th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

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Sharp Design, LLC is an Architectural-Interior Design firm, established in Prescott, Arizona in 2000. Patricia has been working with communities nationally since 1980.

Patricia Hope Sharp works in conjunction with the architect and their client from conceptual stages of design for both commercial and residential; interior space planning, details, material selections, lighting layout and specification.
Ms. Sharp will present the myriad of ways an architectural-interior designer can be an asset from the initial stages of your design, while respecting the essence of your design through to completion.

Imagine your creations maintaining the integrity you had envisioned through a collaborative effort in the design process. The quality of finish can be an inspiration to your work portfolio.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at noon at the Sizzler Restaurant located at 3540 E. Route 66, Flagstaff, Arizona for a presentation on Interior Design by  Patricia Hope Sharp,  Associate AIA.

RSVP’s are required.  Please email Leland Peters at leeinaz@cableone.net or call  (928) 227-3919 by noon, Friday April 10th.

March 10th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

Inventor Alfred Moen Created the Single-Handle Sink Faucet back in 1945 in an effort to build a better faucet after nearly burning his hands trying to wash them. Ouch!

March Meeting Pic

Please join us on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant located at 11901 E. Highway 69 in Dewey Arizona for a “pain free” one hour CEU SEMINAR by the Arizona District Sales Rep for MOEN, Danny Brambila. This Lunch & Learn is free of charge so be there or be square.

RSVP’s are required.  Please email Leland Peters at  leeinaz@cableone.net or call  (928) 227-3919 by noon, Friday March 6

February 10th Chapter Meeting Comments Off

Feb Meeting Post

Architectural Photography by Larry KANTOR

A graduate of the University of Miami with a BA in Music and Business, Larry began his career in photography in 1986 in West Palm Beach, Florida, on staff with a local newspaper capturing local news events.

He later moved on to start his own business freelancing for agencies and magazines and assisting with well known architectural and studio photographers in South Florida.

In 1990 Larry relocated to Prescott, AZ where he started his photography business and has established a reputation as one of the Southwest’s premier commercial photographers.


Dear Members: Please join us on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Studio of Larry Kantor located at 214 North McCormick, Prescott, AZ 86301-4119.  Mr. Kantor will give a presentation on his approach to Architectural Photography.  This has always been one of my favorite topics; particularly for the role it plays when creating a portfolio of our work.

Tom Solon, AIA, President, Grand Canyon Chapter


RSVPs are required so please email or call Leland Peters by Noon, Friday, February 6: Lee Peters (leeinaz@cableone.net) (928) 227-3919

Presentation begins promptly at 12 Noon!

A light buffet and drinks provided for a charge of $5.

AIA-GCC Monthly Meeting: Rehabilitation of the Yavapai County Courthouse Comments Off

Dear Members, I wish to remind you of the January 13th Monthly Meeting.
President-Elect Bill Otwell, AIA, is presenting, so let’s have a good turnout!

Tom Solon, AIA
Chapter President
Rehabilitation of the Yavapai Co. Courthouse
Please join us on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, at 12 Noon at The Palace
Restaurant in Prescott for the Otwell Associates Architects PowerPoint
presentation “Rehabilitation of the Yavapai County Courthouse”.

RSVPs are required, so please call or email by Noon on Friday,
January 9th: Lee Peters (leeinaz@cableone.net) (928) 227-3919.

Your Cost: $12 (minus $5 off for those of you who completed
our 2014 Membership Survey).

November 11th 2014 Meeting Details Comments Off

bath_004_mediumPlease join us on November 11, 2014 at Murphy’s Restaurant in Prescott for a presentation on using Glass Block by Keith Behling, Regional Manager for Pittsburgh Corning Corporation.  Keith is also graciously buying lunch for all of us!

He will be presenting an interactive program that will provide design solutions for your building needs. The full range of different styles and types of glass block will be presented and you will learn the appropriate application of each series of block. Other topics include the manufacturing process, light transmission and privacy, product performance, technical information, and inspiring applications. Here is the brochure for his talk: Glass Block AIA.

RSVPs are required so please call or email by Noon on Friday, October 10th:  Lee Peters (leeinaz@cableone.net) (928) 227-3919

Meeting Location:
201 N Cortez St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-4044

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