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February 24th AIA Grand Canyon Lunch & Learn Comments Off

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Doormerica Products is hosting a Luncheon and AIA/CES Presentation for AIA Grand Canyon:  Flush Doors 101

Flush Doors 101 is a step by step education program that will enable an attendee to have a greater understanding of how to achieve a desired appearance, capabilities and uses, and possible applications for architectural wood flush doors. We will achieve this by an in-depth review of the following areas–

By the end of this program you will learn about:

  • Selecting face veneers
  • Slice types and how they impact the final appearance
  • How veneers are sliced to achieve a specific appearance, and grade (Video of veneer slicing from tree to skin)
  • Veneer matching options
  • Skin grading options
  • How to specify veneers to gain the desired appearance
  • We will also discuss fire-rating options; ply definitions, Core options, Green Build options, Smoke and Draft Control options, and a video that shows the innovative and unique pre-finishing process that will give your doors the look and feel of furniture. And much more…

1 AIA HSW LU available.

Presented by: Wally Berry, AHC, LEED-AP, BD+C

LOCATION: Gurley St Grill, 230 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 863013

TIME: 12pm

RSVP by February 20th to Joel Westervelt or 928-567-2255


AIA Grand Canyon President’s Night Comments Off

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Join AIA Grand Canyon for Our Annual President’s Night!

There will be food, drink, and socializing as well as wrapping up business for the year and recognizing the AIA Grand Canyon 2017 Firm of the Year! Jeffrey Zucker, AIA will be the guest speaker for the evening.

WHEN:  Saturday – December 10, 2016
WHERE:  THE HASSAYAMPA INN, GRAND BALLROOM, 122 East Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (see map below)
TIME:  6:00 p.m. no host bar | 7:00 p.m. dinner
RSVP: Diana by Wednesday, December 7th
COST:  $20 per person

RSVP’s and menu selections are required by Wednesday, December 7th.
As always, your spouse or guests are welcome to join us.

Dinner includes Appetizers, Southwest Caesar Salad, and your choice of entrée:

  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Marinated Tri-Tip
  • Vegetarian Chile Poblano

Click here to reserve on-line.  For additional information, please email Diana or contact her by phone at 602-252-4200.

The 2017 slate of volunteers for AIA Grand Canyon:  

  • President: Joel Westervelt, AIA
  • President Elect: Michael Taylor, AIA
  • AIA AZ State Board of Directors: Joel Westervelt, AIA
  • Past President: William Otwell, FAIA   

Michael is a 36 year resident of Prescott. He is married to wife Jennifer with 5 kids and his seventh grandchild on the way. His career in architecture has all been in Prescott beginning with his apprenticeship for Otwell Associates. Following that he formed RTB Architects with two other local architects. In 1996 he started Taylor Architects. Taylor Architects has a staff of six and practice primarily in northern and western Arizona.  Taylor Architects does mostly commercial work including a sizable number of churches and schools with occasional residential commissions.

This year we are proud to be honoring Zucker Architecture as the AIA Grand Canyon 2017 Firm of the Year.  Jeffrey Zucker, AIA will be our guest speaker for the evening.

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November 18th AIA Grand Canyon Meeting + Lunch & Learn Comments Off

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“The Next Generation of Electronic Door Opening Solutions”

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions is excited to be hosting a Luncheon and AIA/CES Presentation for the AIA Grand Canyon Members!

Join us for a one hour accredited AIA Continuing Education Seminar, with HSW LU credit, covering:

“The Next Generation of Electronic Door Opening Solutions”
presented by Kathie Gittins, AHC, CDT, CSI, LEED Green Assoc., of ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions (an ASSA ABLOY Group Company).

This course will provide an in depth review of the evolution of electronic access control systems, including the four basic and numerous peripheral components. Emphasis will be on the newest and future electronic access control technologies and solutions.

WHEN:  Friday, November 18th, 12pm
WHERE:  Gurley Street Grill, 230 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86303

RSVP Required:  Please email Sheri Miller or call 928-445-4951, x10

September 13th AIA Grand Canyon Member Meeting Comments Off

Cuban Architecture








Cuba at the Dawn of a New Era; Architecture, Ingenious People and Classic Cars

Join us for our monthly meeting and a presentation made by William Otwell, FAIA

Offered at the offices of William Otwell & Associates.

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP required; please email Sheri Miller or call 928-445-4951, x10

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13th
TIME:  12pm
WHERE: William Otwell & Associates, 121 E. Goodwin St., Prescott, AZ 86303
RSVPs Due:  September 8th

June 2nd Section Lunch & Learn: “Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Basics” Comments Off






WHEN: Thursday, June 2nd
TIME:  12pm
WHERE: William Otwell & Associates, 121 E. Goodwin St., Prescott, AZ 86303
RSVPs Due:  May 25th

Join us for a one hour accredited AIA Continuing Education Seminar, with HSW and SD credit, covering: “Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Basics.” Dave Spice, of DAS Products, Inc., will be presenting about this product manufactured by BASF Corporation

More information and course overview available here.

RSVPs are required; please email Bill Otwell or call 928-445-4951 by May 25th.

NOTE:  Due to AIA National Convention, there will be no May meeting.

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.

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: 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:
The deadline for RSVPs is Wednesday, August 12.

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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: or (928) 227-3919.


June 11th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

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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:

RSVP to Lee Peters by Noon, Tuesday, June 9 at or (928) 227-3919

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