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April 18th Chapter Meeting & David and Gladys Wright House Tour Comments Off


Private tour of the David and Gladys Wright House

Where:  Paradise Valley

When:  April 18 at 1pm

Update:  This tour is now full

Tours will possibly be ending in May due to neighborhood conflicts. More info

Please direct any questions to Bill Otwell.

President’s Night Comments Off

Friday – December 18th
7:00 pm
Nate’s Cowboy Cafe
1481 AZ-89-A in Clarkdale, AZ  (map)

Join us for a “changing of the guard” of AIA Grand Canyon to elect a new slate of officers for our component in 2016.

RSVP’s and menu selections are required by noon on Friday, December 11th to Tom Solon: tsolon107@gmail.com or 928-282-8501.

We encourage you to bring your spouse or a friend. Dinner will cost $20 per person (includes entree, salad, desert, soft drinks and coffee) payable to AIA-GCC. Cash bar available.

1. Smoked Prime Rib w/Baked Potato
2. Grilled Salmon
3. ½ Rack Baby Back Ribs
4. Gluten Free Vegetarian Dish

This 2016 slate of volunteers for the AIA Grand Canyon Board: 
President: William Otwell, AIA
President Elect: Joel Westervelt, AIA
AIA AZ State Board of Directors: Lee Peters, AIA
Past President: Tom Solon, AIA

August 17 Chapter Gathering Comments Off

Saturday – October 17, 2015
2:30 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church
630 Park Avenue in Prescott

All AIA Grand Canyon members are encouraged to attend a public memorial service for one of the founders of AIA Grand Canyon – Lynn Vanlandingham, AIA.  Many of you had a chance to meet and listen to Lynn tell his life story when we honored him at last December’s AIA Grand Canyon President’s Night meeting.

Lynn Photo

Click here to read obituary published in The Prescott Daily Courier

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

April Meeting Pic

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

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