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Design Excellence Series Presentation: Fred Kent, Project for Public Spaces.  Wednesday, May 25, at the Hult Center Studio
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE (click on topic for shortcut)
- Dick Williams Update
- SWO DX Lecture May 25th
- AIA Late Night June 1st
- Architects in Schools
- Bend Livability Conf.
National Convention
- WVS CSI Chapter Meeting
- Job Postings
R  5.19  ///  AIA National Conference Begins (Philadelphia)
T  5.24  ///  Webinar: New Perspectives in Urban Design
W 5.25  ///  SWO Design Excellence Lecture - Fred Kent
R  5.26  ///  WVS CSI Chapter Meeting
W 6.01  ///  AIA Late Night (Lawrence Hall)
S  6.04  ///  Bend Livability Conference (6/2-6/5)


You may remember that earlier this year Dick Williams, retired WEGroup partner, had a major hemorrhagic stroke (a brain bleed) on Jan 29th.  We are sad to report that Dick suffered a second stroke, and passed away this last Saturday, May 14th.

(AIA-SWO May Chapter Meeting)

FRED KENT, Project for Public Spaces

Wednesday, May 25, at the Hult Center Studio
5:30pm: Reception
6:00pm: Presentation
Free to the Public
$10 for Professional CEU Credit

Crafting Memorable Public Spaces

With all the conversations about our cities, Great Urban Spaces include all kinds of community landmarks or ‘Places’ that give people references and gathering points.  These points create a mental framework helping us enjoy and navigate our cities and neighborhoods and spark conversations about what we want our spaces to be. 

The next Design Excellence Lecture Series installment brings national expert, Fred Kent, of the Project for Public Spaces to provide insight and expertise on crafting these memorable public spaces. 

See the FLYER for more information or register HERE for a seat.

This event also serves as the AIA-SWO May Chapter meeting.


Partners are still needed to help sponsor Fred’s visit. We depend upon the generosity of our community and businesses to support our Design Excellence public speakers series. This program informs and educates the community on topics covering the built and designed environments. Any support you are willing to provide is helpful in covering the costs for the speaker and his travel expenses. In return, you’ll be included in our marketing material for the event but have many more sponsorship options as well. Contact Katie Hall for more information.
A big thank you to Dustrud Architecture, The National Association of Realtors, The American Planning Association, Lease Crutcher Lewis, and Patricia Thomas for their contributions in support of this event.
AIA LATE NIGHT 2016: Wednesday, June 1

Wednesday 6/1 will be our 3rd annual AIA Late Night, an outreach event to support architecture students at UO who are in the final weeks of their studies before graduation.  A group of our members will be donating their time to drop by the design studios for a late night visit (9-11pm), to give a bit of moral support to those students who are likely to be pulling late/all-nighters in preparation for their final reviews the following day(s).  We will also be bringing cookies and coffee to share with the students (to be donated by local vendors) in their time of need.  

Interested in joining the fun?  RSVP to Kristina Lang and meet at the East entry to Lawrence Hall at 9:00 (the main doors to the parking lot).
- First Friday Artwalk Recap

Projects were on display beginning First Friday, May 6 with receptions from 5:30-8:00pm at the Octagon, Broadway Commerce Center and the Eugene Public Library.  

Students showcased projects developed over the past few months during time spent with architects and other design professionals learning about architecture, engineering and design in the Architects in Schools Program.

The schools that participated are:

Buena Vista Spanish Immersion with Britni Jessup, Rowell Brokaw

Camas Ridge Elementary with Travis Sheridan, Willard C. Dixon

Holt Elementary with Monica Anderson, BHE Group and Amber Whitmer

McCornack Elementary with Chris Strang

The Camas Ridge projects will be on display at the Octagon until Thursday evening.


6.02 5-8pm: Bend Film Event at the Tower Theatre
6.03 5-9pm: Future Fair at the Art Walk
6.04 9am-4pm: Bend Livability Conference at COCC
6.05 All Day: Day of Action

Click HERE for more information and the full conference schedule.

The Bend Livability Project is a large-scale conference and ongoing civic engagement initiative designed to educate, empower and engage the Bend community to harness and shape the dramatic growth we will experience in the coming years through innovative strategies. 

The Project weekend will drive diverse populations in Bend to learn about and participate in shaping Bend’s future through three days of lectures, panels, workshops, films, parties, public art projects, walking tours and events. 

Get Your Conference Pass Here


Reminder that the AIA National Convention 2016 begins today, May 19-21 in Philadelphia. Registration is still open online HERE, and/or you can register on-site at the event.

Michael Fifield, FAIA, invites you to his presentation at the AIA National Convention: Smaller Residential Unit Design Principles as a Key to Sustainability.

The presentation will be on Friday, May 20, 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Program Code FR411, 1.00 HSW 


May 26, 2016, Hilton Eugene
Vistas 12th Floor
  4:30 Board Meeting
  5:30 Social
  6:15 Dinner
  7:00 Program

Program: Making Green Building Greener: Key Attributes of Sustainable Building Products.

Speaker:  Wanda Dunaway, Director of Education Markets at Shaw Contract Group.



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Issue: May 19, 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
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