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Design drawing of the indoor atrium from COTE Student Design award winning project Regenerating Water Avenue.  Two of the top ten designs were submitted by University of Oregon Students.
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE (click on topic for shortcut)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
- May Luncheon Learn
- DX Lecture May 25th
- COTE Top 10 for Students
- Reubenstein's Wins Award
- Bend Livability Conf.
REMINDERS
- Arch in Schools @Artwalk 
- NWPR Director Position
- National Convention
Festschrift: G.Z. Brown
- Job Postings
UPCOMING EVENTS
F  5.06  ///  Architects in Schools Exhibit Begins
T  5.10  ///  May Luncheon Learn
R  5.12  ///  Wright This Way @ The Gordon House
S  5.14  ///  Festschrift Event honoring G.Z. "Charlie" Brown
R  5.19  ///  AIA National Conference Begins (Philadelphia)
T  5.24  ///  Webinar: New Perspectives in Urban Design
W 5.25  ///  Design Excellence Series - Fred Kent
R  5.26  ///  WVS CSI Chapter Meeting
S  6.03  ///  Bend Livability Conference (6/2-6/5)

MAY LUNCHEON LEARN: Electronic Access Control Impacts on LEED and Sustainability

Presented by Larry Fosnight, CSI CDT, AHC, LEED Green Assoc. / ASSA ABLOY

Baker Center / Bend Center / May 10th, 2016 / 11:55am - 1:05pm (Please arrive 10 mins early!)

One AIA learning unit (HSW) and one USGBC (GBCI) continuing education unit.

See the FLYER for more information.

RSVP to Eli Nafziger, Assoc. AIA at: 
ejn@willardcdixon.com or (541) 689-3548

AIA-SWO DESIGN EXCELLENCE SERIES
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

AIA Southwestern Oregon Design Excellence Series presents Keynote Speaker, Fred Kent, founder and President of Project for Public Spaces. 

This is an engaging presentation you won’t want to miss! Please view the FLYER for more information.

SPONSORSHIP: 

Partners are 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 and the National Association of Realtors for their contributions in support of this event.

COTE STUDENT DESIGN WINNERS

The AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) announced the winners of their second annual AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Student Design Competition to coincide with the announcement of the 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects last week. Two of the top 10 student winners were from University of Oregon: Regenerating Water Avenue and Tether.  See all of the winning entries HERE.  

Started in recognition that today's architecture students will inherit tomorrow's environment and the design challenges associated with changing climates, the AIA COTE Student Design Competition recognizes 10 student projects that demonstrate excellence in measures such as design and innovation, land use and site ecology, energy flows and energy future, and the concept of long life, loose fit. Judges evaluated student work on 10 such measures and rewarded projects that provide architectural solutions to protect the environment.

RUBENSTEIN'S WINS STARNET ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Rubenstein's recently won the Gold place Starnet Commercial Flooring Design Award for Environmental Achievement as well as the Silver Peoples Choice Award for their recent completion of the Portland International Airport (PDX) Terminal Recarpeting, a 6.5 million dollar carpet project. 

Out of 14 acres of used carpet, they repurposed almost 5 acres and recycled the other 9 acres into carpet pad, as well as recycling and repurposing other materials from the project, such as pallets and carpet cores.

Click HERE to see photos of Rubenstein's submission.

BEND LIVABILITY CONFERENCE

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

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK -
ARCHITECTS IN SCHOOLS EXHIBIT
BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 6

Eugene area elementary school students will showcase 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. Projects will be 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.

TRANSFORMING ARCHITECTURE EVENT

A Festschrift Event in honor of Professor G.Z. “Charlie” Brown, FAIA

Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lillis Business Center
UO campus
Eugene, Oregon

You are invited to Transforming Architecture—an event celebrating the work of G.Z. "Charlie" Brown. The event comprises presentations in a single-track conference format with ample time for discussion and reflection. Presentation themes span aspects of health, comfort, and energy efficiency in the built environment and are delivered by national and international experts who have collaborated with Professor Brown over the past four decades at the University of Oregon. Sessions are loosely organized around Professor Brown’s intersections with educators, architects, interdisciplinary collaborators and students. 

Light refreshments provided, lunch and reception included. Click HERE for more information and full schedule.

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NWPR REGION DIRECTOR POSITION

The NWPR (Northwest & Pacific Region) Board is soliciting nominations/applications for candidates interested in serving as the NWPR Region Director / Region Representative to the Strategic Council.  This is a 3-year position. Interested parties should submit a one-page bio by May 9, 2016. For more information, email current NWPR Region Representatives Chere LeClair and Louis Fung.

2016 AIA CONVENTION, PHILADELPHIA 5/19-21
MICHAEL FIFIELD PRESENTING FRIDAY, 5/20

Reminder that the AIA National Convention 2016 is around the corner, 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 

WVS CSI MAY CHAPTER MEETING

May 26, 2016, Hilton Eugene
  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.

RSVP    linn@awjarchitects.com

JOB POSTINGS
 

No Current Job Postings

If you want to post an employment opportunity, send your job posting to thursdays@aiaswo.org

 

 

Issue: May 5, 2016

NATIONAL AIA RESOURCES

Stan Honn, AIA
President

Jenna Fribley, AIA
Past President/Secretary

Katie Hall, AIA
President-Elect

Patrick Hannah, AIA
Treasurer

Scott Clarke, AIA
Director

Mark Donofrio, AIA
Director

Seth Anderson, AIA
Director

Kristina Lang, Assoc. AIA
Associate Director

Kathy Wendland
Administrative Assistant
 
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