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October Newsletter

Sloss Pour & Tour IG Post

Editorial Hello Beautiful Architects, Usually, I would say Happy Fall in the October Newsletter, but Mother Nature is not ready for Fall yet. Thanx to all who took the AIA Member survey. Thankfully most of you think we are doing a good job.  We try. Your responses are going to guide our chapter meetings in […]

2019 August Newsletter


Happy August, I love survey results! The AIA Birmingham Executive Committee is working on a five -year strategic plan and the survey results will help guide our plan. MEMBER input is crucial for us to be successful and have the greatest impact. I am loving the results we have collected to date, most of you […]

2019 April Newsletter

March Recap (10)

Happy Friday AIA Family, The loss of our sweet friend Dick Pigford, FAIA reminded me the people we work with become our friends and work family. Dick was a friend and mentor to so many of you. I have received so many calls, text and emails about how Dick inspired and mentored them, kept them […]

March 2019 Newsletter

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Save US Architects!!! The expectations we put on architects each year is overwhelming. We expect you to save the environment, keep us healthy, quality of life and keep us safe- thru DESIGN, but the public still struggles with the VALUE an architect brings to the table. Maybe, just maybe with SAFE design being in the […]

February Newsletter


You guys are the BEST!!! We asked you to donate art supplies for two schools and you did. Dick Pigford and I had the pleasure of delivering them to the kids.  They were all so excited, except for one little girl who was disappointed she did not get to take them home with her. Both […]

January 2019 News


2019 President’s Letter Looking back on 2018, I am struck by the breadth of what our 350-member chapter continues to accomplish each year: continuing education, exhibitions, lectures, building tours, government outreach, design awards, intern development, disaster relief, (and parties) to name a few. I am proud that AIA Birmingham’s offerings rival those found in much […]

November Newsletter

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Happy Thankful Month, It was so good to see most of you at the Thank You Members and Sponsors luncheon.  I would like to thank each of you for your AIA membership and your valuable time.  Many of you volunteer and serve on committees in addition to paying your AIA dues.  All of you give […]

October 2018 Newsletter


Hi Making a Positive Difference Friends, I wish all of you were not so busy right now. We have one of the most interesting town hall meetings tomorrow (Oct. 5th) in Ensley. There is a reason you do not all know the speakers, we did not select them. T. Marie King who is known for […]

September 2018 Newsletter

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Hi Beautiful Architects, I was in Chicago a couple of weeks ago for an AIA Executive Director conference. 225+ executives who all manage AIA chapters across the United States sharing what is an issue or concern for the architectural profession and for their communities. Every state had the same issues; food desserts, education, crime, school […]

August Newsletter

Post Card Temp Edit

Hi Problem Solvers, I went to Post Office Pies a few weeks ago for dinner. I noticed a blind man walked in tapping his cane and walked directly to the back of the restaurant to order his pizza, a waitress directed him to the front where orders are placed.  He ordered and sat down at […]