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April 2018

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"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." -Frank Lloyd Wright

If you have not been by LeMoyne to see the Art by Architects and the Bau Wow Haus architecture, please try to get by there. If was inspirational to see the talent from our local architects, although it was no surprise. The work will be on display until April 30th.

A big thank you to the Strategic Task Force, Mary Jo Spector, Ivan Johnson and Ann Kozeliski, Art Director at LeMoyne for all their creativity, hard work and coordination to make this event possible.
We will be having a 50/50 raffle to raise money and awareness about Florida Architects' Political Action Committee (FAPAC). We will start selling tickets at our next meeting and will be sold through July.

:: CONTINUING EVENTS ::

BAU WOW HAUS
For those of you that were there, you were one of 225 people that came to the reception.  What a great turn out! The designs were remarkable and fun.
Thank you to the following firms for your participation:
  • Apexx Architecture (Dog's Choice)
  • Architects Lewis and Whitlock
  • Barkley (Gold Bone, Most Sustainable)
  • DAG Architects (Silver Bone)
  • Dodstone Architects (Bronze Bone)
  • FAMU School of Architecture
  • Hoy Stark Hagan Architects
ART BY ARCHITECTS
How wonderful was it to see how much artistic talent we have in our members... Thank you to Deborah LaGrasse, Maxim Nasab, Jan Millan, Tim White,
Ivan Johnson, Beth Lewis, Brian Gladden, Andy Welch, Mary Jo Spector, Brian Gladdin, Jim Dawkins, Erika Hagan, Ashleigh Voison, Lalo Robles, Bob Keller, Kathryn Stivers, Michael Alfono and Olivier Chamel---- for displaying their work
2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
Submission Deadline - Thursday, May 24th 
This year will be the fifth year of the People’s Choice Award in Florida!  Each component is being asked to submit two buildings. The buildings must be
public spaces that are open to the community and have been constructed or substantially renovated in the past five years. Click Below to submit your component’s buildings by May 24, 2018, to Meagan Bonnell at mbonnell@aiafla.org. Please use a separate form for each building. The public will be asked to vote on their favorite buildings using a specified website. The winner will be revealed at the 2018 Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards on Saturday, July 21.
Download Submission Form
Submit Pictures Here
ASK AN ARCHITECT
If you want to volunteer for this or if you have a question that you think the public might be interested in knowing the answer to, please contact Rhonda Hammond at rhonda@hdg-architects.com. Click on the link below to see an example of an article from last year.
MEMBERSHIP
Please continue to ask other architects you know to come and join our component. The 2018 Toolkit for new members should be completed this month, at which time I will send it out to assist you.

:: UPCOMING EVENTS ::

SAFETY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SAP) TRAINING
Monday, August 13th @ FAMU School of Architecture
The date and place have been set. Mark your calendar for Monday, August 13th at FAMU Architecture School. Be on the lookout for the registration form. It will be sent out in May.
AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE
June 21-23 :: New York City
This year the AIA National conference is being held in New York City, June 21-23. The keynote speakers this year are Sir David Adjaye and Sheela Søgaard, Check it out and register at http://conferenceonarchitecture.com. Early registration ends on April 25.
AIA FLORIDA CONVENTION
July 19-22 :: Ponte Vedra, Florida
This year the theme is Innovate+. It will be held on July 19-22 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra, Florida.  Go to aiafla.org to learn more about it and register.
STRATEGIC TASK FORCE
Information on this will be coming out in a separate email.
2018 ABC/AIA GOLF TOURNAMENT
I hope you all enjoyed the Golf Tournament. Many of you were out there playing golf and hopefully had a good time away from the office. Thank you all who sponsored this event!
DUES
If you have not yet paid your dues or are having trouble paying them on line, please call AIA National (800) AIA 3837 or email them at memberservices@aia.org to assist you.

:: SUMMARY / UPDATE ::

DINNER BY DESIGN
“Dinner by Design”: A Networking Dinner Event
This unique networking event took place this month. It is designed to promote comradery amongst our members of the local AIA Tallahassee chapter.
The next one will be held this summer.
HOT TOPICS
Thank you AIA Florida for putting this event on. There were approximately 35 people who attended and the workshops were very informative.
MASTERPIECE PRESENTATION
The film by Michael Minor on the works of Frank Lloyd Wright was quite good. The film was a magnificent journey thru eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings.
Besides producing the films, Michael Minor is also working on the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative and its efforts to re-build Frank Lloyd Wright demolished structures on their original sites. Some of the proceeds will go to assist that effort.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
One of the legislative issues we monitored affecting members during the 2018 Florida legislative session was the statute of repose HB 875. The bill, recently signed into law, specifies that warranty or punch list items do not extend the 10-year statute of repose.  Due to the efforts of AIA, the legislation further defines completion of contract. And, if sued during the waning days of the 10-year window, architects and other professionals are guaranteed the time (up to one-year) to file a counter or cross-chain. The legislation passed and was signed by Governor Scott, taking effect on July 1, 2018.
2018 CANDIDATES FOR FLORIDA OFFICE
Our own Patrick E. Hoy and JJ Scott have been nominated to run for office on the statewide AIA Board of Directors.  Pat, who is presently Vice President, is running for President and JJ, who is presently serving as Secretary/Treasurer is running for Vice President. Thank you both for your continuing involvement.
ALLIED MEMBERSHIP
I want to take this opportunity to thank the following companies for being our Chapter allied members.  We certainly appreciate your support.
Have a great day!
 
Eve Williams, AIA LEED AP
AIA Tallahassee President
 

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