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, 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, 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, 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
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.
Friday – December 18th
Nate’s Cowboy Cafe
1481 AZ-89-A in Clarkdale, AZ (map)
Join us for a “changing of the guard” of AIA Grand Canyon to elect a new slate of officers for our component in 2016.
RSVP’s and menu selections are required by noon on Friday, December 11th to Tom Solon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-282-8501.
We encourage you to bring your spouse or a friend. Dinner will cost $20 per person (includes entree, salad, desert, soft drinks and coffee) payable to AIA-GCC. Cash bar available.
1. Smoked Prime Rib w/Baked Potato
2. Grilled Salmon
3. ½ Rack Baby Back Ribs
4. Gluten Free Vegetarian Dish
This 2016 slate of volunteers for the AIA Grand Canyon Board:
President: William Otwell, AIA
President Elect: Joel Westervelt, AIA
AIA AZ State Board of Directors: Lee Peters, AIA
Past President: Tom Solon, AIA
Saturday – October 17, 2015
Trinity Presbyterian Church
630 Park Avenue in Prescott
All AIA Grand Canyon members are encouraged to attend a public memorial service for one of the founders of AIA Grand Canyon – Lynn Vanlandingham, AIA. Many of you had a chance to meet and listen to Lynn tell his life story when we honored him at last December’s AIA Grand Canyon President’s Night meeting.
Click here to read obituary published in The Prescott Daily Courier
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: email@example.com or (928) 227-3919.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for RSVPs is Wednesday, August 12.
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: email@example.com or (928) 227-3919.
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: http://www.hercutech.com
RSVP to Lee Peters by Noon, Tuesday, June 9 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 227-3919
WHERE BUILDINGS COME FROM: On the Origins of STYLE
For National Historic Preservation Month chapter President Tom Solon will present a PowerPoint show on the “ROOTS” of architectural design that includes a discussion of “vernacular” and “contextual” design. While Tom’s true love is mid-century design, his 31-year career as a historical architect with the National Park Service gave him the opportunity to witness first hand “How Buildings Learn” as author Stewart Brand has written. He also witnessed building craft and design traditions that had their origins in historic architecture and continue to be used by architects today. Some Modernists who wish to move forward and not look back may view this “continuity” as adverse. Not so for Tom. As a breach baby he has been looking back from the time he was born!
Tuesday – May 12th at noon
McDonald’s Restaurant located at 1703 Finnie Flat ROad at the intersection of I-17 (Exit 287) and State Route 260. Arrive in time to pick up your lunch and then join us in the reserved private Community Room. RSVP to Lee Peters at 928-227-3919 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 227-3919 by noon, Friday April 10th.