We would like to welcome 10 new AIA members
May 2006 Newsletter
May 16th Chapter Meeting
The May 16th Chapter Meeting will be held upstairs at Safari Cup Coffee, 300 Richard Arrington Blvd. at 11:30. There are several public parking decks nearby.
Members $15 Non Members $25
The program is Practical Masonry Systems Detailing I CE and HSW.
Practical Masonry Systems Detailing AIA/CES Seminar M02A02
Avoid Water Intrusion problems by good planning, design and detailing of concrete masonry wall systems-Water intrusion defenses-Cracking and movement joints-
Water Repellents – Integral vs. Post Applied-Code requirements-Setting expectations for the mason-Jobsite inspection-Specification Checklist
Please RSVP by Friday May 12 Seating is limited
Questions Members Should Be Able to Answer
We played an AIA Member trivia game at the April Meeting and you guys may need homework assignments. Here is the list of questions and answers;
- When was the Birmingham Chapter chartered? January 1, 1965
- What does Studio I stand for? Studio Interactive
- How much money did the golf tournament give to charity? $10,000
- What two charities did AIA give the money to? YW and Pathways
- Name the Executive Committee; Phil Black, President, Bruce Herrington V- President, Trevor Matchett, treasurer and Steve Alby, secretary.
- How long has the executive director been with AIA and what is her name?
One year in April – Rhea Williams
- Who is Birmingham’s newest fellow? Bill Gilchrist
- Who was the founder of American Institute of Architects? Richard Upjohn
You may have one more chance to answer these questions. Yes, that means you should study or at least read the newsletter.
June 27th Chapter Meeting
AIA Birmingham will offer 5 CE/HSW credits at our June 27th chapter meeting.
WOW, 5 CE/HSW for $50!!! What a great AIA membership benefit!!! AIA brings great continuing education programs right to your door for a minimum charge!
The meeting will be at the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, first floor conference room. Registration is necessary by June 23, 2006.
Members $50 - Assoc. $25 - Non Members $75
Preventing Moisture Intrusion and Vapor Transmission in the Building Envelope
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2006 Design Awards
Each year the design awards deadline makes me laugh. The AIA office gets several panic calls regarding the weather did not co-operate for photos, we had color issues with the printer, someone was out sick or we just cannot make it by 5:00! We have all the entries and off to Boston they will all go to be judged by a very accredited jury. We are excited to hear what the jury has to say about AIA Birmingham members work (I think you guys are the best anywhere).
Buy your tickets now and see who wins this year’s 2006 Design Awards. (Cocktail Attire)
Studio I - End of Year Bash
The Studio I end of year bash was a huge success. Carrie Johnson, chair person of studio i recognized each student with a nice gift. Parents, teachers and architects watched power point presentations of the charrettes the students participated in throughout the year. The students were still excited about winning and those who did not win still thought their design ideas were as great as the others!! We even discussed it again at the end of year bash. There are a few disgruntled architects whose team did not win!! Try again next year and good luck.
We will keep you posted on the 2006/2007 studio i.
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GresHam, Smith and Partners’ founding partner awarded Auburn’s lifetime achievement award. Birmingham, 24 April 2006—Batey M. Gresham Jr., one of Gresham, Smith and Partners’ founding partners, recently received the 2006 Auburn Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the highest honor given by the association and was established in 2001 to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family. Gresham is a 1957 graduate.
Building Communities Conference
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