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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.

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

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.

President’s Night Comments Off

Friday – December 18th
7:00 pm
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: tsolon107@gmail.com 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

August 17 Chapter Gathering Comments Off

Saturday – October 17, 2015
2:30 pm
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.

Lynn Photo

Click here to read obituary published in The Prescott Daily Courier

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:  leeinaz@cableone.net 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:  leeinaz@cableone.net
The deadline for RSVPs is Wednesday, August 12.

August Picnic Pic

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:  leeinaz@cableone.net or (928) 227-3919.


June 11th Chapter Lunch & Learn Comments Off

June Meeting Logo

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 leeinaz@cableone.net or (928) 227-3919

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