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Welcome to 2015!

  • 1.  Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-08-2015 08:38
    Happy New Year to all!
    As your 2015 chair for the Public Architects Knowledge Community, I wish to welcome everyone to a new year and new actions to improve our community.  Some quick bullets:
    1.  We re-aligned the 2014 Public Architects Workshop to two half-day sessions to open our world to the larger AIA community.  Anecdotal comments as well as session ratings were extremely high and very positive.
    2.  With the lead of the DC Chapter, a measure was passed at the 2014 Business Meeting to investigate creating a Public Agency category of membership, allowing public agencies to purchase a number of AIA memberships for their professional staff.
    3.  The 2015 Public Architects Workshop, led by David Trevino, AIA, will feature session leads from the Corporate Architects and Facilities Management KC and the Academy of Architecture for Justice KC.  Main focus of both sessions will be the use of technology in public sector practice.
    4.  Paula Loomis, FAIA, and I will be working with the 2015 AIA President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, on several initiatives this coming year, including the current limitation on design fees for public work and design-build procurement.
    I wish to invite all of you to participate in discussing these and other thoughts you have on the state of the profession of public architecture.  I hope to use this and other forums to open the discussion.
    Best wishes, Ed

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    Edmond Gauvreau, AIA
    2015 Chair, Public Architects Knowledge Community
    Washington, DC
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 2.  RE:Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-10-2015 10:21
    The new format for the workshop is a teriffic and positive change. I look forward to attending.
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    Michael Katzin AIA
    Vice President
    HOK- Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta GA
    (Past Public Architects PIA Chair)
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 3.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-12-2015 20:33
    Michael,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence!  Last year was the first year we tried the new format - had over 60 attendees for each session, with ratings over 8.8 for the morning session and over 8.9 for the afternoon session!  Hope to see you at Convention!
    Ed 

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    Edmond Gauvreau, AIA
    2015 Chair
    Public Architects Knowledge Community
    Washington, DC
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 4.  RE:Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-10-2015 10:23
    The new workshop format is a teriffic and refreshing approach.

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    Michael Katzin AIA
    Vice President
    HOK- Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta GA
    (former Public Architects PIA Chair)
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 5.  RE:Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-10-2015 10:24
    The new workshop format is a teriffic and refreshing approach.

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    Michael Katzin AIA
    Vice President
    HOK- Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta,GA
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 6.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-12-2015 09:54
    When and where will the 2015 workshops be?

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    Mark Stromdahl AIA
    Chief, Design and Construction Division
    Bureau of Facilities, DPW
    Columbia MD
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  • 7.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-12-2015 20:36
    Mark,
    The sessions will be held on May 13, the preconvention day for the AIA National Convention in Atlanta.  Sessions numbers are WE106 for the morning session from 8:00am to 12:00pm, and WE309 for the afternoon session from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  There is also a Public Architects reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Go to www.aia.org and click on the Convention page - registration is now open!
    Regards, Ed

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    Edmond Gauvreau, AIA
    2015 Chair
    Public Architects Knowledge Community
    Washington, DC
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 8.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-13-2015 17:42
    In the recent past, Chicago and Denver, the Public Architects Workshop has been held at the same location as the comvention the wednesday  before the convention. We anticipate the same this year. 
    As chair of the Public Architects Workshop, our committe invites all to register and attend our workshop for a most infomative workshop with presenations that will cover a complete cycle of design excellence integrating BIM, CMMS and FM. Presentations will include technology reseach from universities, to companies developing new applications to architects incorporating all. Hope to see you there.      
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    David Trevino AIA, LEED AP
    Senior Program Manager
    City Of Dallas
    Dallas TX
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!


  • 9.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-20-2015 17:06
    GREETINGS
    Have you ever wanted to have a discussion with architects about how they can better meet your needs? Now is your chance to do that! In its quest to be more responsive to member needs, the AIA is looking to host a panel of Owners to talk about what they expect from architects. The goal is to assemble a diverse panel including a Higher Education owner, a Federal Government owner, a Municipal Government owner, a Developer and perhaps somebody from the military. I am looking for somebody to lead this effort. I can help find other Owners or you can identify folks that you know. They can be different from the categories listed above, but we want diversity. The submittal deadline for convention sessions was last August, but the desire for this type of panel is great enough that the AIA is extending the deadline. Please respond to me at mpcox@vcu.edu if you are interested and I'll get you set up with the right information and the right people.
    Many thanks in advance for your help !
    Mary Cox

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    Mary Cox FAIA
    University Architect
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Midlothian VA
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  • 10.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-12-2015 11:46
    Hi Ed

    happy and best for the new year!

    Can you send more information about #2, Public Agency member ship category in AIA?  It's a specific issue that came up at the New York Chapter just last week.

    I know that CMAA offers a comparable benefit that my agency offers to all professional staff. It would be a great resource for all involved.

    thanks in advance,

    Michael


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    Michael Plottel AIA
    Project Executive
    New York City Department of Design and Construction
    New York NY
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  • 11.  RE: Welcome to 2015!

    Posted 01-12-2015 20:38
    Michael,
    Contact me at edmond.g.gauvreau@usace.army.mil to discuss.
    Ed

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    Edmond Gauvreau, AIA
    2015 Chair
    Public Architects Knowledge Community
    Washington, DC
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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!