The holidays are officially on us. Thanksgiving is 23 days away and Christmas is 53 days away.
Start early this year and plan quality time with your family and friends. Quality time is the best gift you can give someone and the most memorable gift.
Peace and Thankfulness,
AIA Birmingham Executive Director
2010 SAVE THE DATES / CEU Opportunities
November 12th Mystical Arts of Tibet Mandala Sand Project
Alys Stephens Center 1 LU
Noon – 1:00 Grand Lobby (upper level)
1:00 Closing Ceremony
December Alabama Council Design Awards
Call for Entries
Feb. 10th State Council Design Awards
The Country Club of Birmingham
Sponsor Appreciation Hump Day Product Show!
WOW! You guys really showed our sponsors how much you appreciate them supporting AIA Birmingham. The sponsors were very happy with the number of architects who attended the sponsor appreciation luncheon. Sponsors had great door prizes. The food was delicious and everyone had a great time.
Thank you AIA MEMBERS for showing your appreciation to our sponsors.
You guys are awesome! Click here for photo gallery.
2011 Slate of Officers
We voted on the AIA Birmingham 2011 Slate of Officers at the Sponsor Appreciation Hump Day luncheon. Joe Bynum made a motion to close the nominations and Bruce Herrington seconded the motion. All were in favor of the 2011 Slate of Officers.
Click here for the slate.
Tibetan Monks & Architects?
Mystical Arts of Tibet Mandala Sand Project
We had scheduled our fish fry the same day as the Tibetan Monks lecture at Alys Stephens Center, but due to the Monks religious beliefs, we cannot eat during their lecture or sand demonstration. This is a lecture/demonstration AIA could never provide without partnering with Alys Stephens Center. The schedule is below:
November 12th, 2010
11:00 – 12:00 – Boxed lunches sold
12:00 – 1:00 – Lecture in the Upper Lobby of the ASC
1:00 – Closing Ceremony - As part of the closing ceremony, the sands will be swept up and placed in an urn. Half will be distributed to the audience, while the remainder will be carried and released into the Cahaba River (Grants Mill Road Access Point). The audience is invited to join the monks at the water source as well.
The mandala created in the ASC Grand Lobby will be a Medicine Buddha. This is the Buddha for health and living, integrating this living art perfectly into the mission and philosophy of UAB.
November 8: 1 p.m. Opening Ceremony. Viewing until 6 p.m.
November 9 - 11: Public Viewing 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 12: Open 10 a.m. until Closing Ceremony at 1 p.m.
For more information http://alysstephens.uab.edu/events/?id=149
Vestavia Hills Public Library Site Visit – Thank you to Lauren Gwaltney, David Blackmon, and Bill Segrest for giving us a tour of the new library. It is a beautiful facility! See for yourself…Click here for photos.
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IDP Update – AIA Continuing Education courses can be used for some of your elective IDP hours. If you do not already have an AIA number, you can e-mail email@example.com your NCARB number and request one free of charge (students and interns only). For helpful information about the IDP program, visit http://www.aia.org/professionals/idp/index.htm.
Working Hard at RTJ
The AIA/BAF 16th Annual Golf Tournament was so fun! We had 152 players, 20 hole sponsors and 11 drink/meal sponsors. We had a great door prizes and Bradford Building sponsored an iPad raffle. Al Mauro won the iPad.
It was a beautiful day to be at work on the golf course.
You guys worked really hard :-).
AIA/BAF would like to thank everyone who played or sponsored the golf tournament during these tough times. We do appreciate your time and support (so does Pathways and the BAF).
We had a great turnout for “Balls & BBQ” and hope to see you next year if you missed it!
Click here for the winners. Click here for photo gallery
Glenn Middle School
10/08 – Glenn Middle School, 27 students
10/11 – Holy Family Elementary, 54 students
10/15 – Mt. Pilgrim Christian Academy, 13 students
10/28 – St. Barnabas Catholic School, 34 students
Total Students Reached in October – 128 students
ACE Mentor Program of Alabama
Thank you to Williams Blackstock Architects and ArchitectureWorks for hosting the first two meetings of the year! Also, thank you to Lea Ann Macknally of Macknally Ross Land Design and Dick Chenoweth of Walter Schoel Engineering for presenting to students and giving them a tour of Rail Road Park!
November ACE Meetings
November 4th – 4:30 to 6:30 –Interior Design & Architecture focus – Hosted by Davis Architects
November 18th – 4:30 to 6:30 – Architecture focus – Hosted by KPS Group
SOQ – STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
The City of Anniston, Alabama, Public Building Authority (PBA) is requesting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from experienced Architects, Facility Developers and Design Professionals to review services and credentials to address the development of a municipal judicial and detention faculty and all accompanying security, support and required ancillary uses. Respondents should demonstrate and depict project experience as well as budget levels relating to project sizes. The city is developing a capital planning process to prioritize city services and facility needs. Experience in the area of secure facility design and service needs will be of strong value to the city and the PBA. This is a request for Professional Services.
The PBA will review materials received and develop its presentation and selection process. The PBA may choose to request additional information on a firm or team. The PBA will follow this qualifications based selection process to secure a highly qualified and competitive firm or team. The PBA will determine those to interview and ultimately select a firm/team to negotiate a scope of work and fee schedule.
Submittals should be limited to 15 pages and received no later than 5:00 p.m. (CST), November 12, 2010. Submittals will not be accepted via electronic means (however, you may send an electronic version as a courtesy copy (MSWord or PDF format please) either on disc or via email). If you have any questions please contact Mr. Don Hoyt, City Manager at 256-231-7702 or Toby Bennington, AICP, City Planner at 256-231-7754.
Send submittals (or deliver) to:
Mr. Don Hoyt
City of Anniston
P.O. Box 2168
1128 Gurnee Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201