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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

AIA-Grand Canyon Chapter February 10th Meeting Comments Off

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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..


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