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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

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..


Welcome 2014 Chapter President No comments yet

Greetings fellow Architect! I am truly honored to have been selected as President of the AIA Grand Canyon Chapter for the 2014 term.

Let me first express how grateful I am for my fellow board members:

  • Tom Solon AIA, President Elect
  • Richard Davis AIA, Past President
  • Bruce Alan Boomer AIA, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Leland Peters AIA, ex officio member

The work these board members do to support our chapter is admirable and their dedication should be applauded. I especially thank Richard Davis, Past President, for his term of service and dedication to the chapter. He did a fantastic job for all of us and will continue to serve as Past President to ensure a smooth transition. I would like to make sure you have all of the information regarding our organization. Attached you will find the AIA Arizona Board member list along with meeting minutes from our Jan. 14 and Jan. 21 chapter board meetings. (Note: You can click above or on the document links below the February meeting details.)

We have been meeting to plan a full year of valuable learning and networking experiences for you. As we plan for the coming year, I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on how we can ensure AIA-GCC is providing the professional development that meets your needs. I welcome your call or e-mail at anytime. And, as discovered from our survey results, we will be providing monthly webinar opportunities!

Please mark your calendars now for our first general meeting of this year on Tuesday, February 11th at noon (see details below). We hope that you will join us!

With your continued support and involvement with the Chapter, I look forward to an exciting year. And I look forward to talking with each of you at one of our upcoming meetings.

Claire Clark, AIA, LEED AP
President, American Institute of Architects Grand Canyon Chapter
Phone: (928) 277-1046

Member meeting- June 14th in Flagstaff No comments yet

10 am– Arizona State Board Meeting (all invited)

12N– Lunch with AIA board, Flagstaff, and AIA Grand Canyon chapter members (lunch provided)

1:30pm-  Governmental Symposium (all invited)

(Location will be provided once we know the number of people attending)

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet the State AIA Board
members and non-AIA Architects, for networking and
idea sharing.

Please RSVP to Holly at by Friday, June 7th.


December 10th Member Meeting No comments yet

Annual December Member Meeting in Prescott, December 10th.  We will meet at the Peacock Room in the Hassayampa Inn at 4:30pm for a delicious dinner early enough to allow us to enjoy the Acker Music Showcase in downtown Prescott.    If you have never attended the Acker Music  Showcase, you are in for a  treat and a variety of Holiday music at locations throughout downtown Prescott. AIA members and Associates eat free.  Please RSVP to Holly by Friday December 3rd at  For questions please call Holly at 928-286-7920.

November 12 th Member meeting No comments yet

November 12th Member meeting in Payson!  We will meet at Kohl’s Ranch Lodge just outside Payson for a Lunch and Learn.  Michael Caputo with Timbertech, will be providing a Continuing Education talk about  ‘Building a better Deck’.   Information will include choosing the right material, deck designs, care and maintenance and more.  Lunch is provided for all AIA members and associate members.    Please RSVP to Holly by Friday, November 5th at .   Go here for directions:

to Kohl’s Ranch Lodge we will meet at 12 N in the private room between the bar and the restaurant.  For questions please contact Holly at 928-286-7920.

October Green Drinks- Oct 6th! No comments yet

Join us to play in American Clay! American Clay will be our host this month providing free food, drinks and demonstrations on their wonderful new clay products! We meet at 5:30pm on Wednesday Oct. 6th at Architectural & Environmental Associates, 3955 Lake Mary Rd. in Flagstaff. Come and join the fun and meet some great people!

October 8th member meeting No comments yet

October 8th meeting at the Grand Canyon! Meeting open to all AIA members- The Friday, October 8th Meeting of the Grand Canyon Chapter will be a special presentation on the South rim of the Grand Canyon. Morgan O’Connor, Environmental Director of the Grand Canyon Railway, will talk about the innovative sustainable projects the railway and the Concessionaire of the Grand Canyon are undertaking to tread more lightly on the earth. In his two years at the GCR, Morgan has developed, implemented, and maintained environmental strategies and programs aimed at reducing the GCR’s carbon footprint.  Joel Southall, Director of Environmental Affairs, Xanterra South Rim Grand Canyon  will share what the Concessaire Xanterra is doing at the National Parks to help keep the environment ‘green’. We will have a scrumptious dinner overlooking the beautiful Grand Canyon, which is paid by AIA Grand Canyon Chapter for all AIA Arizona members. We will meet in the Thunderbird lodge at 5:00pm on Friday October 15th. Please RSVP to Holly at by October 7th.  The Canyon will be displaying its fall colors. For questions please call Holly at 928-286-7920.

September 2nd members meeting-Lutron CEU presentation No comments yet

Thursday,September 2nd Meeting of the AIA Grand Canyon Chapter- CEU presentation from Lutron – 5:30pm, Weatherford Hotel-Flagstaff. This presentation will also give Credential Maintenance Program credits for LEED-AP’s so come get a credit for two professions at once! Food provided. Meet in the third floor ballroom of the Weatherford Hotel. For more information please contact Holly at or 286-7920.

Lumberyard Brewing Company Taproom and Tavern Tour No comments yet

Please join us for a tour and tasting at the new Lumberyard Taproom and Grill! This restaurant and brewery is scheduled to receive the 2010 Coconino County Sustainable Building Award and includes many sustainable features such as: City reclaimed water used for landscape needs, repaired and reused original building trusses, roof metal and old lumber was re- purposed for the bar and dining area and water saving toilets and urinals installed in the bathrooms. Other important sustainable features include the use of local contractors and local products. Tour will be provided by Architect Ryan Smith and owner Winnie Hanseth.

Cost is $5 for members of USGBC-Arizona Chapter and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to Holly by Wednesday June 9th, at For questions contact Holly at 286-7920.

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