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AIA-Grand Canyon Chapter February 10th 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

Announcing 2015 President-Elect Comments Off

Bill OtwellAIA-GCC is pleased to announce that William Otwell, AIA will join our Board in 2015 as President-Elect and will serve as the Chapter President in 2016.

Bill is principal of Otwell Associates Architects, Prescott, AZ. His firm specializes in historic preservation, solar and energy efficient design, and the preservation of natural features. A native Arizonan, Bill’s firm was formed in 1979 and has been responsible for most of the restoration projects in Prescott.

Please join me in welcoming Bill to our Board. Bill has offered to give a presentation on his work at the Courthouse in Prescott at our February 2015 monthly meeting.

Tom Solon, AIA
2014 President-Elect

October 14, 2014 Meeting Details Comments Off

the palace 2Please join us on October 14, 2014 at the historic Palace Restaurant in Prescott as our very own Executive Director, Theresa Lucek, presents ‘Online Marketing for Your Business‘.  You can read her short bio here: Theresa Lucek PMP.

  • 11 AM - Board meeting
  • Noon  - Lunch ($7.95 to $12.95)
  • 1 PM  – Marketing Program

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

Meeting Location:
Palace Restaurant & Saloon
120 S. Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 541-1996

September 9th Meeting Details Comments Off

the palace 2Please join us on September 9, 2014 at the historic Palace Restaurant in Prescott.  Rich Reiffenberger, Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products, is sponsoring our lunch and will present ‘Basic Facts of Residential Engineered Lumber‘ for our continuing education credits.  You can download his presentation in advance: Basic Facts of Residential Engineered Lumber.

  • 11 AM - Board meeting
  • Noon  - Lunch (No charge to you!)
  • 1 PM  – Educational Program

RSVPs are required so please call or email by Noon on Friday, September 5th:  Lee Peters (leeinaz@cableone.net) (928) 227-3919

Meeting Location:
Palace Restaurant & Saloon
120 S. Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 541-1996

July 2014 Meeting Recap Comments Off

Premier SIPSPhil Ligon, the AZ representative of Premier SIPS by INSULFOAM, A Carlisle Company; gave an AIA accredited and therefore “generic” presentation on prefabricated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs.)  This engineered system requires no additional frame or skeleton for support, reduces construction time and makes for a more energy efficient and airtight building.

Additional information is available on the web at www.PremierSIPS.com

Ramsey HomeThe meeting was held in the award winning home of Carl Ramsey, AIA, LEED-AP, IAQP, AIHA, IH.  Carl’s home won the Green Builder Home of the Year Award in 2008.  Please take the time to read about this very interesting project that was completed by one of our very own: Carl Ramsey:

Chapter Picnic and Chili Cook-Off!! Comments Off

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TO A CHILI COOK-OFF!!WE sez that Y’ALL can’t cook ET ALL AND

that YUR too YELLER to come!

We invite ALLthe members of AIA Arizona and especially

members of the GRAND CANYON CHAPTER, (so that we can

whup the rest of the state)!! So, please come, bring your

chili, your kids and the rest of your family for a FREE

afternoon of fun! Prizes for the best chili will be



On:   Saturday, June 14th from 11:00 to 4:00

At:  Garrison Park

150 South 6th Street

Cottonwood, AZ


We have a shade shelter and electricity so bring on down yur crock pots full of tasty vittles.  We have no rules for what you put (or don’t put) in yur chili.  Vegetarians are welcome.  Be there or be..


April 2014 Meeting Recap Comments Off

Claire ClarkWe had an excellent meeting, again!  We started with a productive board meeting, then Herman Miller was kind enough to provide us all with lunch and a very interesting presentation on Charles and Ray Eames (which included bonus door prizes and educational credit units!).  Thank you very much, Herman Miller!

We were very lucky to hold our meeting in Rennie Radoccia’s office which is very beautiful.  He owns a small canyon and has built some very attractive buildings in it that house his B&B and his architectural studio.  He took us on a tour of the Yavapai County Community Health Center in Cottonwood, which he designed, Mingus Union High School, which he remodeled and two other mixed-use buildings that he designed and is building in Cottonwood.

We were all impressed by his beautiful work.  I strongly suggest that any of you out there, who are members of our chapter and want to show off your work, please call me at 928-899-0963 so that we can schedule you for a lunch and a tour.

I think this particular event was most interesting, educational and delicious.  For those of you who could not attend, you really missed out on a terrific meeting.  I look forward to seeing you at our May meeting!

Claire Clark

March 2014 Meeting Recap Comments Off

The March meeting was wonderful. We had several activities at one meeting which made our investment of time most productive. We had a great board meeting. We were glad to have visitors from AIA Arizona attending. Thank you Tina Litteral, Charmissa Moore and Diana Smith for driving all the way up here and thank you for your offers to assist our chapter.

Pella provided lunch and gave us a most interesting seminar for CEUs. Lastly, but not leastly, Steven Mauk, the Director of Community Development for the County of Yavapai attended and presented some very interesting ideas for developing a relationship between the County and the local architects and AIA GCC. All together, the attendees received a lot of useful information and the Gurley Street Grill provided terrific service and delicious food. What a great day!

I anticipate another wonderful meeting next month when we meet in Clarkdale at the office of Reynold Radoccia AIA. We are going to have lunch provided by Hermann Miller and will then tour certain works of Reynold Radoccia AIA. I believe that it is vital that we support each other. We are the architects of the Grand Canyon Chapter. We should stand behind each other. It also happens to be a most interesting and enjoyable activity to see each others’ work.

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