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September 2018

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“I sense Light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent Light. What is made by Light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light.”
 
-Louis Kahn

Salk Institute
The year is almost three-quarters over.  We are now having elections for next year’s officers, going thru the accreditation process, continuing to be involved in community activities and events, volunteering, educating and soon will be getting ready for the 2019 legislative session. These are all functions of the AIA that support our profession. AIA supports architecture.  That’s really what all of us want to do, right?  Practice architecture; and not just architecture, but good architecture.  So let’s all support AIA.

 

:: GOING ON IN AIA TOPICS ::

  1. ANNUAL MEETING
  2. PLANNING PRESENTATION
  3. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-UPDATE
  4. SAP-AIA ISSUES VOLUNTEER REQUEST
  5. ASK AN ARCHITECT-EXPERIENCE TALLAHASSEE FESTIVAL
  6. SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON TILE AND STONE
  7. COMPONENT ACCREDITATION
  8. MEMBERSHIP-DUES
  9. HOLIDAY EVENT 
  10. LECTURE SERIES AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES



 ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 :: Noon

Our annual meeting and election will take place before the Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.  Besides voting for our new board members, we will briefly be discussing accomplishments and budget for the year. Please plan on attending.
 
PLANNING PRESENTATION
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 :: Noon
 
Several members of the board met with Jeremy Floyd, Administrator / DesignWorks of the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Dept. and chair for ASLA, to continue the dialog between AIA Tallahassee and the Planning Dept. It was a very interesting and promising conversation.  We decided to start the joint venture off with a presentation by Jeremy on Urban Design as a Public Service and Community Outreach.  This presentation will be a lunch meeting on November 13th at noon, so mark your calendars. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the attendees. Look for an Evite coming your way soon. 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY-UPDATE
There will not be an AIA Tallahassee and Habitat project build his year, but there are several opportunities to work on a Habitat house as individuals.  Please email LauraLee Diallo at ldiallo@dagarchitects.com if you want to know more about them. We will be working towards having an AIA Tallahassee build in the future.
SAP-AIA ISSUES VOLUNTEER REQUEST

For those who recently went thru the SAP training and those qualified and interested in deploying to South or North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, AIA asks you take a moment to do the following:
  1. Reply by completing the form below to indicate your availability for a possible deployment between September 15 and September 29. We anticipate deployment periods lasting from 3-7 days. If you indicate you have time available, we will contact you to get specific dates. 
  2. A fully trained volunteer should have taken the Cal OES SAP training and have a Cal OES credential and have completed the FEMA IS-100IS-200. Each of these courses are available for free online at here
  3. AIA North Carolina is collecting the volunteer list. Click on this link that will take you to the registration page, where you will be asked: ???????
  • Contact info
  • AIA Chapter
  • Architectural License Number(s) and states:
  • Home Address
  • Cal OES Credential Number and expiration date:
  • FEMA Training ICS 100/ICS 200 (Yes or No):
  • FEMA SID Number (If You Have):
  1. Review your ATC-45 Field Manual, gather personal supplies (which are summarized in the manual) and coordinate with your family and employer for potential deployment.
     
    For those of you outside the affected states, we will follow up with further information.  At this time, assume travel to be self-funded. 
      
    One final reminder, any potential deployment as part of the volunteer program will come after the hurricane passes through the area. We will not be mobilized prior to landfall. Other groups will be handling those first responder responsibilities. 
     
    Thank you for volunteering. Be on the lookout for notifications with additional updates as events unfold and other updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance program here.
ASK AN ARCHITECT-EXPERIENCE TALLAHASSEE FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 13, 2018 :: 4:00pm

AIA Tallahassee has the opportunity to set up a booth at the Experience Tallahassee Festival on Saturday, October 13th at Cascades Park from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. This is a public event hosted by Experience Tallahassee Festival and Tallahassee Community College. There will be activities, music, food trucks, community organizations and members. This is a chance to get out there in front of the public and talk about architecture and what we do. We need volunteers, at least 6, two architects per 2 hour seating, but more would be preferable.. Please contact me at eve.williamstwo@gmail.com or LauraLee Diallo at ldiallo@dagarchitects.com if you are interested in helping out.
 
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON TILE AND STONE

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 :: 4:30pm

This is a reminder about our special presentation on Tile and Stone on Tuesday September 25th at 4:30pm. The venue and sponsor is MultiStone. They are located at 6668 Thomasville Rd. The presenter will be by Olivier Chamel AIA. You will receive 1 hour CEU. There will be wine and cheese refreshments. You received an Evite last week and will receive a reminder this week so look for it and plan to attend and enjoy some wine and cheese and an informative presentation.
COMPONENT ACCREDITATION

As you all probably know, AIA National started requiring components (chapters) to go thru an accreditation process several years ago.  We passed our first accreditation and this year we have to apply and pass it again. There are 7 categories that we have to submit data on. These are: Member Communications, Education, Advocacy, Public Outreach, Governance, Membership and Finance & Operations. The portal for submittals opened on September 15, 2018 and will remain opened until January 15th, 2019. You will be kept up on the process for the next three months via the newsletter. If you have any questions about accreditation do not hesitate to email me at eve.williamstwo@gmail.com.
 
MEMBERSHIP-DUES

AIA Tallahassee has not increased their dues for almost 30 years, therefore this year the dues will be increasing $10.00 for AIA members and $5.00 for Associate members. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at eve.williamstwo@gmail.com.
 
HOLIDAY EVENT

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 

This year’s holiday event will prove to be a good one. Miyuki and Rhonda are taking the lead on this event and planning some specials things. Please mark your calendar and save the date for the event on Tuesday, December 4th.
 
LECTURE SERIES AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

A committee will be formed to discuss, clarify parameters, plan occasions, and work out the details for this joint effort between FAMU SA+ET and AIA Tallahassee. More information will be provided soon regarding this endeavor. If you wish to be involved, please email me at eve.williamstwo@gmail.com.
Thank you and have a nice day,
Eve Williams, AIA LEED AP
AIA Tallahassee President
 

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