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CE Seminar–Technology Education Webinar: Cybersecurity Comments Off






Technology Education Webinar: “Cybersecurity – How Businesses Lose Tens of Thousands of Dollars”

Konica Minolta is providing a technology education webinar series for AIA-AZ members on technology concepts that can be used to 1) grow revenue 2) cut cost and 3) mitigate risk in a business.

June 15th’s webinar will cover ways to help protect your business from threats and the potential financial costs if you are hacked.

Presented by Nick Losole
1 AIA Learning Unit available
Registration:  Email Charnissa and include “Cybersecurity” in the subject line.

This webinar series is designed for individuals with any level of knowledge of technology.  Technology is becoming more important to businesses, but the education around technology is not keeping pace for those who aren’t tech-savvy.  The goal of this webinar series is to help attendees understand the business impact of various technologies so that they can make informed, strategic decisions with technology regardless of their background.

All webinars are live and will be recorded to play on-demand.

Other topics to be covered in upcoming months include:
•    Cybersecurity – How Businesses Lose Tens of Thousands of Dollars
•    Business Intelligence – Making Strategic Decisions From Accurate Data
•    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – Making Your Sales Team More Efficient
•    SEO Optimization – Drive More People to your Website and Increase Sales

AIA Phoenix Metro FAIA Celebration Comments Off



AIA Fellowship elevates those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Join us as we celebrate our newest members of the AIA College of Fellows and hear about their personal path to Fellowship.

Jack DeBartolo, 3, FAIAJack DeBartolo 3, FAIA Jack has demonstrated that creating quality environments for others is an extension of a larger worldview, one that embraces family, the community, and those in very difficult circumstances, wherever they might be.


William Otwell, FAIAWilliam Otwell, FAIA Bill has demonstrated leadership in the integration of historic preservation and sustainable design regionally, nationally and internationally and advanced the profession through public education and understanding of the role and value of the architect.


Ed Soltero, FAIAEd Soltero, FAIA Through his exemplary leadership, Ed has woven design excellence into a 21st Century model for sustainable placemaking, supported a transformative educational pedagogy within college campuses and enriched peoples’ lives through design discourse.

WHERE:  AIA Conference Room, 30 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Parking will be validated for the City Hall garage on the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington or is available at meters in the area

WHEN:  Thursday, May 5

TIME:  5pm Reception/6pm FAIA Recognition/6:30pm Presentation

RSVP:  Diana or 602-252-4200

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.

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