AIA Southwestern Oregon's Thursdays at Three
View this email in your browser

President Stan Honn speaks to the First Friday crowd at the opening of the People's Choice Awards.  The display will remain up in person and online through the month of October.  Photo courtesy of Jenna Fribley.

CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE (click on topic for shortcut)
- President-Elect Letter
- Small Firms Exchange
- October Chapter Program
- Octagon L&L
- PCA/CCA Voting Online
- 2016 Design Annual
- Jerry Yudelson Lecture
- Bend Design Conference

- Job Postings
F 10.14  /// Small Firms Exchange
W 10.19 ///  SWO October Chapter Meeting
R 10.20  ///  Bend Design Conference  
T 10.25  ///  Octagon L&L - OCAPA
W 10.26 ///  Jerry Yudelson Lecture
W 11.09  ///  Peter Gontrum Lecture


Next year I’ll be stepping in as President of the local chapter and will carry a torch that has long been held by many that I admire. Many of the reasons I am involved in the AIA have to do with networking, mentoring and, lately, a topic I find to be extremely important, Advocacy.

What some of you may not be aware of is the behind the scenes work that the AIA does to help to provide support, knowledge and advocacy for our profession, both at the local, state and national levels.

Recently, the AIA-SWO formed the Eugene/Springfield CoLA, Committee on Local Affairs, for the chapter. The mission is for the committee to publicly represent the professionally informed opinion of the chapter on topics of community-wide importance. By doing so, the committee hopes to elevate the stature and visibility of architects in general by representing design professionals as active, organized, and concerned public citizens. CoLA takes an activist posture, engaging design-related issues in the glare of the public eye. Their work is important and I want to bring to light their efforts. Specifically, their recent letter to the Mayor and City council on the South Willamette Area Planning. Please see the letter HERE.  I think this is a great letter and support their words and message. I hope you have a moment to read their letter.

I bring this up for a few reasons:

  1. Next year as President, my goal is to highlight and encourage advocacy among the profession and inspire design excellence among the community.
  2. I want to encourage membership participation among our profession by showing another facet of the AIA membership and many benefits.
  3. I want to support the efforts of the committee. I think they deserve acknowledgement for their time and investment to make a difference in this community and for their elegant representation of our profession.

I hope you take time read the letter and consider ways for you to advocate for our profession or your passions in your local areas. I ask that you consider joining the AIA, if you are not already a member, and if you are, consider firing up your participation level and helping CoLA, your own local CoLA, and the chapter to have a strong presence and voice yourcommunities. Our area is changing and has so many great characteristics to encourage, I ask for your help in this matter and appreciate your time and perspective.


Katie D. Hall, AIA, NCARB

Email Katie ( if you are interested in participating on the AIA-SWO Board or in other leadership opportunities with the chapter.


You're invited to join the next gathering of the Small Firms' Roundtable in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Date: October 14, 2016
Time:  Friday at 5
Place: 440 Charnelton: Stan Honn's Office
What: Light refreshments, conversation, brainstorming

Questions? Stan: 541-501-5353

Coordinated Downtown Development

Weds., October 19, 5:30-7:30 pm
Fertilab Thikubator (44 W 7th Ave, Eugene)

Originally our October program was slated for Colleague’s Choice presentations and voting; however, we are shifting this to harness a unique opportunity for our chapter to be engaged in shaping the future of our community.  

The City of Eugene and Lane County have formed a task force to look  at location options for major downtown facilities and public spaces to support continued vitality and growth and make efficient use of public resources. Key stakeholders on the task force are interested in hearing from the local design community.

Our 10/19 chapter meeting will serve as a forum to discuss potential options for the placement of City Hall, the Courthouse, and Farmers Market.  The group is interested in doing what's possible to ensure that ideas, or problems with ideas, are not overlooked before presenting a slate of options to elected officials and the public.

Introduction to Insulated Concrete Forms

The Octagon Center for Architecture
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
11:55am - 1:05pm  (Please arrive 10 mins early!)
Presented by Mike Dalzell of Fox Blocks
 Course Objectives Include:
-Learn about sustainable ICF construction technology, market segment focus, and growth patterns
-Learn about ICF types and see sample projects and profiles, with general costing, schedule, and man-hour rates versus traditional building types
-Understand the ICF building process from footings to finishes
-Overview of sustainable building envelopes with insulated concrete walls as a significant contributor to a high-performance envelope and HVAC load-reduction strategy
Additional Notes:
One AIA learning unit (HSW) continuing education unit.
See the attached FLYER for more information.
RSVP to Eli Nafziger, Assoc. AIA at: or (541) 689-3548

The 2016 People's Choice Awards for Architecture display is now up at the Broadway Commerce Center in downtown Eugene.  The display will remain up and voting open throughout the month of October. Also, a voting WEBSITE hosts online voting for both the People's and Colleague's Choice Awards. Votes will be counted and winners recognized at an AIA Chapter Meeting later in the year.

The projects will also be on display at the upcoming October 19th Chapter Meeting for Colleagues' Choice viewing/voting during social hour.


This year the Design Annual asks our readers to look ahead: in planning for growth and change, what issues should our city prioritize? What goals should we set in the short, medium, and long term? How can our community better resolve conflicts that arise between competing visions for our city's future?

More information about this year's publication dates, and advertisement sizes/costs is HERE.


Cascadia Green Building Council, Eugene Branch is hosting an upcoming event in partnership with Green Lane Sustainable Business Network at the Hilton on October 26th, at 11:30 AM.

Jerry Yudelson will present a luncheon talk ‘Reinventing Sustainable Practices in Building Operations’.  The cost for the event will be $14.50 and include lunch. 

For more information and to register for the event go HERE.  

October 20, 21

Bend Design 2016 will feature two days of engaging conversations, tours, interactive workshops and hands-on exhibits intended to celebrate design as a way of thinking, regardless of category or discipline. Whether you are a visual artist, trade professional, entrepreneur, city official, student, or simply a curious and passionate citizen, we invite you to join us for an active and engaging celebration of design thinking and design doing.  Go HERE for more info.

Enjoy discounted BND DSGN CON rates at The Oxford Hotel and The Doubletree Hotel.


There are no current job postings


Issue: October 13, 2016


Stan Honn, AIA

Jenna Fribley, AIA
Past President/Secretary

Katie Hall, AIA

Patrick Hannah, AIA

Scott Clarke, AIA

Mark Donofrio, AIA

Seth Anderson, AIA

Kristina Lang, Assoc. AIA
Associate Director

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
Patrick Hannah, AIA

Jenna Fribley, AIA

Paul Dustrud, AIA
At Large

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
You can support architecture education every time you shop at Market of Choice.  Just sign up online!

Up to 4% of all your purchases will be donated to the Architects Building Community, directly from Market of Choice, at no cost to you.

1. Go to
2. Click on "Sign Up-It's Free"
3. Enter "Architects Building Community" as your preferred group
4. Securely register your debit/credit cards (you can skip steps 3 & 5)
AIA-SWO Website
AIA-SWO Chapter Website | AIA-SWO Activites Calendar 
Past Issues Archived Here 
Propose Future Topics:
Inquire on Octagon Availability:

Our mailing address is:
American Institute of Architects
Southwestern Oregon
92 E Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences    forward to a friend 

This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon · 92 E Broadway · Eugene, OR 97401 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp