Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM CST
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST

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Central National Bank Conference Center 
301 S. Indpendence
Enid, OK 73701

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Melissa Hunt 
AIA Oklahoma 

Lindsey Ellerbach 
AIA Oklahoma 

Registration Costs:  

AIA Member (LICENSED ARCHITECT) Full Conference $150.00 ($175 after August 24)

Associate AIA Member (INTERN ARCHITECT) Full Conference $75.00 ($100 after August 4)

Nonmember Architects / Intern Architects Full Conference $200.00 ($225 after August 24)

Industry Representatives (non architects) Full Conference $400.00 ($425 after August 24)

AIA Member (LICENSED ARCHITECT) 1 Day $85 ($100 after August 24)

Associate AIA Member (INERN ARCHITECT)  1 Day $45 ($60 after August 24)

Nonmember Architects / Intern Architects 1 Day $115.00 ($130 after August 24)

Industry Representatives (non arrchitects) 1 Day $225.00 ($250 after August 24)

One Day Architecture Student Rate $25 ($35 after August 24). 

Thursay Lunch Pass $25.00

Friday Awards Lunch Pass $25.00

Not sure which category fits you?  Contact Melissa at aiacoc@cox.net or Lindsey at lindsey@aiaarchitects.com 


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We have a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites by Marriott.
Rooms are $99 plus tax per night.
Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 580-540-4256. The group code is AIA.
This block and special rate will be on a first come basis and the block will be released on October 7, 2018.




2018 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture 

Schedule at a Glance


8:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m.  David Swank  (1 HSW)
Are we Prepared and Equipped for the New Digital Economy

Innovation has always played a pivotal role within society but today with exponential technologies it is imperative that leaders confront these challenges and opportunities to ensure economic welfare for our businesses, communities and state.  Innovation Pointe is a digital platform that recognizes the need for:

A new business construct built on “platform” concepts and methods; Hyper civic and stakeholder engagement; Making places matter through capturing and harnessing converging technologies; and Structuring data to optimize critical infrastructure.

10:30 a.m. Vendor Time / Tradeshow Bingo!

11:10 a.m. Breakout Sessions

A.  Connie Scothorn:  Nature as it could be.  A new look at Landscape Architecture in urban areas (1 HSW)

The urban landscape is becoming increasingly paved and landscape development is focused on ‘meeting minimum ordinances’ rather than becoming places for people and supporting wildlife (birds, bees, butterflies, along with small amphibians and bats).  The resulting monochromatic world is lacking regional identity.  This presentation hopes to show a new way to incorporate native landscaping to support urban architecture in a way that is sustainable and maintainable into the future.

B. Mike Nesbit and Ross Miller , Assoc. AIA (1 LU)

FLOOD – a Community-Involved Design Collaboration

This program will detail how a community-involved and locally inspired Art/Architectural installation (placed within a forgotten urban infrastructure) can promote design awareness and serve as a catalyst for positive urban renewal.

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA (1 HSW)
Chicago Riverfront & Design


Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, has been in the vanguard of civic space design since founding Ross Barney Architects in 1981. With a career that spans over 40 years, Carol has made significant contributions to the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, she has relentlessly advocated that excellent design is a right, not a privilege. Her body of work occupies a unique place within the panorama of contemporary architecture, being exclusively composed of work in the public realm.

Carol’s projects vary in type and scale, but uphold a deep commitment to the role architecture plays in life quality. This has manifest itself in spaces that transition urban dwellers from point A to point B and enrich the metropolitan experience; to buildings that are environmental stewards, showcasing sustainability in an overtly compelling way; to spaces that inspire young children and the brightest minds of tomorrow to learn, invent, and break boundaries.

 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

C. Jeanne Homer, AIA: Life Safety in Buildigns: Emerging Trends & Technology (1HSW)

940 reported building fire fatalities have occurred in the US to date in 2018, and the number of injuries, whether caused by fire or other reasons, is much higher.  Changing sociological, cultural, environmental, and behavioral factors that impact life safety in buildings are being identified and some incorporated into new technologies. Factors can include poverty and increasing age, social dynamics, new tax incentives, and reduced city and state budgets. This presentation will highlight emerging technologies that address these factors that affect Oklahoma in particular, as well as identify how architects can better ensure safety through building design.

D. Sarah Gould, AIA: The Discovery Lab: A Design Evolution + Community Partnership (1 HSW)

As a non-profit, The Discovery Lab, formerly The Tulsa Children’s Museum, relies on community engagement to leverage limited financial resources for maximum result. With their move to The upcoming Gathering Place for Tulsa, this panel will showcase this key public project and will explore how multiple design solutions can result in a truly collaborative and successful project. This panel will include two of the architectural designers (Sarah Gould and Jim Boulware) and the executive director of The Discovery Lab (Ray Vandiver) to share and discuss the project’s evolution.  The panel will also discuss the benefits of working with such a large leadership team on a public, non-profit project. The project team included: The Tulsa Children’s Museum, The Gathering Place, GKFF, MVVA (Landscape Architects/Designers of The Gathering Place), The City of Tulsa, Stonebridge (Owner’s Rep), Science Museum Minnesota (Exhibits Designer) and PEC (MEP).

E. Downtown Walking Tour ($20) 1 LU

2:30 p.m. Vendor Time / Tradeshow Bingo!

3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

F. Larry Shipley: Continuous Insulation and Air Barriers for High Performance Framed Wall Assemblies (1HSW)

This program examines all IECC and IBC 2012 code criteria that influence the design and construction of building envelope framed walls as well as the challenges associated with the integration of continuous insulation (ci) behind traditional veneer claddings such as increased wall thickness and support structure, their direct increase to cost of construction as well as the coordination of air barrier compatibility and overall code defined fire performance requirements.

G. Kasha Egan, P.E.: Special Inspections 101: The Importance of Special Inspections and Construction Observations (1 HSW)

The purpose of this presentation is to describe what special inspections are, the importance they play on the built environment and then discuss an overview of a few building case studies. Special inspections and construction observations have been a growing topic for discussion as safe rooms and storm shelters are now part of design standards more than ever before.

4:10 p.m. Closing Session:  Bill Zahner - The Intersection of Art & Architecture (1 HSW)

5:30 p.m. Scavenger Hunt

6:00 p.m. Reception at Leonardo's Children's Museum

Friday November 9

8:00 a.m. Miguel Del Rio, AIA (1 HSW)
Recovery in Puerto Rico
Miguel Del Rio is a principal at Del Rio Arquitectos, CSP, a design firm specializing in residential, mixed use and hospitality projects. His work has been published and recognized with several design awards in Puerto Rico and abroad. He was just interviewed for AIA’s Blueprint for Better Seed Film for his community engagement efforts in PR post Hurricane Maria and Irma.
9:00 a.m. Vendor Time / Tradeshow Bingo!

9:40 a.m. Breakout Sessions

H. Illya Azaroff, AIA: Living by the Numbers in the 21st Century, Design is the Answer (1 HSW)

This presentation examines a startling cross section of occurrences, variables and parameters that define "Living" in the 21st century. The rise of risk coupled with disturbances due to environmental challenges across the world are exacerbated by underlying, pervasive issues that need to be recognized by the design community before adaptation and true resilience can be planned or achieved. Attendees will learn where design can be the solution in this thought provoking seminar and challenge your daily habits as they are measured against the dwindling resources of our world. 

I. Rural Econmic Development Panel: Brent Kisling, Ava Weaver & Lyle Roggow (1LU)

J. Modern Home Tour ($30)  (1 LU)

10:50 a.m. Anthony Vanky: Cities & Spaces That Sense and Respond

The proliferation of digital devices and the telecommunication networks are impacting urban living and how we manage our cities. So too, the proliferation of data is availing a new, high resolution understanding of human society. How do these technological trends impact the everyday individuals and what opportunities are being created as a result? We discuss the rise of the smart and “sense-able” city and the ways we can use “big data” to understand and evaluate the environments in which we live. This presentation and discussion will reflect on the research at MIT that studies the interface between cities, people, and technologies, among others. 


1:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions
K. Eric Orleans, Schluter Systems: Challenges & Solutions for Today's Ceramic Tile & Stone (1 HSW)
L. Jeff Echols, Assoc. AIA:  Commodity Is As Commodity Does (1 LU)

Learn why architects sometimes struggle to remain relevant in some clients’ eyes and feel more and more commoditized. Learn to apply proven tactics, strategies and approaches to high-impact, communication that lead to more “yesses”. Learn to keep the clients you have and attract the ones you want.

2:10 p.m. Vendor Time / Tradeshow Bingo!

2:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions

M. Kyle Lee, ATG USA: Leveraging the Power of Laser Scanning for Highly Accurate Modeling (1 HSW)

In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of utilizing laser scanning and point cloud data on projects for making more informed decisions during the design, pre-construction & execution processes.  We will also discuss how this data can be used for producing highly accurate models and the value this brings to your client.

N. Brad Tomacek, AIA: Intimacy & Making (1 HSW)

This design presentation, a series of built and un-built projects, exposes a trajectory of investigation of unconventional methods of construction and situationally responsive design.  Light and space are the built mediums, coupled with an intense design process focused on the exploration of materiality, tactility and the spirit of place.  Working at various scales, with a multitude of construction techniques, we use the human body as our testing ground.  Focusing on experience, site and the lasting impression of memory, Tomecek Studio crafts space specific to our unique clients and their sites.

3:50 p.m. Closing Session

Edwin Chan, AIA: A Creative Journey- from Gehry Partners to EC3 (1 HSW)

Edwin Chan, architect and founder of the Los Angeles-based collaborative design studio EC3, will present a lecture titled "a Creative Journey.”  Edwin will discuss the Design Process from Concept to Execution; using examples from his experience at Gehry Partners to his current Cross-Disciplinary practice at EC3.  As a design partner with Frank Gehry between 1985 and 2011, Edwin has led the design of some of the firm’s most celebrated projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Additionally, Edwin will present ongoing and recent projects at his current practice EC3 that is focused on creating spaces for arts and cultural, with works that engages design, architecture and urbanism of all scales in the US and abroad

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