October 2017 Newsletter


Sponsor & Member Appreciation Tradeshow 2017

We want to show our appreciation for our dedicated sponsors and members with a free lunch and tradeshow celebrating a remarkable 2017! Friday, November 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, revel with us at the Alabama Power Old Auditorium at 1200 6th Ave North (3rd floor). Bring a firm handshake and lots of business cards for a chance to win spectacular prizes from the AIA Birmingham sponsors!

Friday, November 3rd
Alabama Power Old Auditorium (1200 6th Ave North)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free to attend for AIA Birmingham members – RSVP to kathryn@aiabham.org

Only Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors can exhibitclick here to reserve your space!  


Thursday, October 19th – 2017 22nd Annual Golf Tournament 

Join us on October 19th at Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley for a sensational day filled with golf, BBQ, and live music! Registration will begin at 10 am sharp till 11:30, followed by a shotgun start at 12! Is there a better way to raise money for the ACFA’s educational programs and student scholarships than to challenge your fellow co-worker to a hole in one? We think not!

We have awarded $71,750 to 26 architectural students. Tee off to support our future architects!

Click here to view the registration and sponsorship flyer!  



David Baker Lecture

What an inspiring lecture! On September 13th, the ACFA welcomed David Baker, FAIA of David Baker Architects, to Iron City to give a SOLD OUT lecture entitled, “9 Ways to Build Community through Urban Design.” From Make Big Moves to Art for ALL, each of his principles made you think about the smallest thing to make a project more successful. “David Baker’s creativity and passion for building community are quite compelling. I was impressed by his ability to illustrate these 9 concepts in such an approachable way for both design professionals and the general public.   Most inspiring to me were the beautiful images of his firm’s completed projects that accomplish the stated goals with very modest budgets,” stated David Blackmon, AIA, ACFA 2017 President.

The Get Personal examples of creating a personal space outside your apartment entrance in the hallway were all such easy design elements that can be added to any multifamily project. We would like to extend a special thanks to our event sponsor, Dix.Hite + Partners for making this meeting possible and to everyone who attended! You can visit David Baker’s website here as well as our sponsor Dix Hite + Partners here!

Click here to see photos from our meeting!   

AEC Mega Group Meeting- Don’t get HACKED! 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a delightful lunch and educational lecture on Cyber Security by Darren J. Mott, SSA of the Counterintelligence Program for Birmingham FBI Division. Thank you Darren for the insightful lecture and thanks to our sponsor, the Division of Financial Affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! To view the photo gallery from our meeting, as well as a Liaison Information Report (LIR) from the Office of Private Sector, please click the links below!
photo gallery  | Liaison Information Report   

Emerging Professionals Site Visit to Nequette

We had a spectacular turn out at our September Emerging Professionals Site Visit to the soon to be new Nequette Architecture & Design headquarters! It was interesting to hear how the city of Birmingham was challenged by the new stair cases, fire walls and how Travis Burke had to walk them thru the steps to get the permit approved. Design – always a challenge! We can’t wait to visit the finished project. Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thank you Travis Burke for leading our tour! Click here to view photos from the visit.   

2017 Emerging Professionals Liquor Treat

109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. South
rsvp to kathryn@aiabham.org by October 20th.

IIDA Alabama Chapter 2017 ArtRageous

Featuring art from Alabama’s Designers, Craftsmen, and Artists – Including a silent auction and raffle prizes! Benefitting the IIDA Foundation and Studio by the Tracks – $10 at the door or online at www.iida-al.org.

Download the ArtRageous flier  

Career Center

Jobseekers – we have LOTS of jobs listed on the website! Don’t miss AIA Birmingham’s Career Page for the latest local opportunities.

Check out the AIA Career Center for all the hottest jobs and access to the Career Learning Center, which encourages an integrative career and professional development process that enhances your skill set.

Employers – post your jobs on the AIA Birmingham website! FREE for local member firms. Email Rhea or Kathryn for more details.