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Lunch N Learn:  Thursday, November 20, 12 – 1pm

 Location:   Landry's Seafood Restaurant, 600 N. ShorelineBlvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401 - People's Street T-Head

Presenter:  Chris Lechner

Sponsor:  PCMA Texas

Title:  Discover High Performance Pre-Cast

Description:  Recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements, and a challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for high-performance structures. However, high performance is not business-as-usual. The concept of 'high-performance' encompasses sustainability; however, it goes beyond a 'this-or-that' approach by requiring optimization of all relevant attributes for a project on a life cycle basis. This presentation will explain what high performance structures are, and how precast concrete can help you achieve your high performance project goals. The presentation also covers the basics of precast concrete, its applications, finishes, etc.

Learning Units:  1LU for HSW

Cost:   $5 for Members, Interns and Affiliates.  Guests $8

 RSVP to dgmontez@aiacorpuschristi.org or 361.887.2124


Chapter Meeting, Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Water Street Seafood Company
309 N. Water St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401
5:30pm Social, 6pm Meeting/Presentation

Presenter: Jason Hong
Sponsor: Scott Spiva
Learning Units: 1 LU|HSW

Title: Lighting for Healthcare Facilities

Description: Will address the specific lighting needs of patients, guests and employees in healthcare facilities of today. Participants will learn about the psychology of light, visual lighting cues and lighting for the various healthcare applications. We will also explore how new LED lighting technology integrate into these environments. There will be discussion of healthcare and lighting research, lighting for circadian benefits, vision, color and lighting for special populations and how this information can be incorporated into the design of a facility.

*Dinner is free to Architect, Associate and Affiliate Members. Interns are $5 and other guests are $20


The Texas Historical Commission is looking for a Preservation Architect. Please follow the Career Opportunities for more info!


The AIA San Fernando Valley is holding its 3rd annual IDP Design Competition. This is open to all IDP candidates for the chance to win some prize money- but MOST importantly- to get interns 300 CORE NCARB hours towards licensure. That equals about 2 months of office work- or 7% of their required hours.This year the chapter has also included a NEW category for students who are in NCARB accredited architecture schools. Now, the NCARB is allowing work by students that is not part of their regular curriculum to be counted toward the work requirement. I have attempted to contact the 122 architecture schools- but many do not have contact information for email. Click on this link for more information.


New Job Posting Portal Available through Del Mar College Architectural Drafting Technology Webpage:

A new web page and information about posting jobs for students and interns is available through Del Mar College, see the following link - http://www.delmar.edu/adt/. You can go to the Industrial Job Portal and register and submit job information. Students will go to the Portal and upload their resumes to be viewed by potential employers. Since only registered employers can view the resumes, it is highly recommended that those of you interested in hiring to please register.

Of course, you can also post your job listings through AIA Corpus Christi! Please contact Debbie Montez at dgmontez@aiacorpuschristi.org for more information.


City of Corpus Christi – Boards & Commissions Opportunities

The City Secretary’s office is currently soliciting resumes from individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to serve the city on a Board or Commission.  (There are many options!)  For more information, go online to www.cctexas.com, I Want To…Apply for a City Board.  You may also contact Glenda Grasz at 826-3893.


Support the Profession - Donate to ArchiPAC & TAC!

Join this year's contributors and support architectural adovacy at the state and national levels of our government.

TAC and ArchiPAC are non-profit and political action organizations for architects.  TAC helps advocacy efforts at the state level, while ArchiPAC is focused at the national level.  Texas members of the AIA can participate by contributing to both organizations. TAC and ArchiPAC thank all contributors for their generous support of their advocacy efforts on behalf of the architectural profession.  Go to the ArchiPAC and TAC websites for more information and to donate.

See the side bar for those who have already donated, and add your name to the list of local members contributing to each of these organizations!


 

 

 

 

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Texas Architects Committee (TAC)

A non-profit and unincorporated political action organization of Texas architects. For more about specific activities and positions of TAC see the Advocacy section of the TAC website.

Thank you to this year's local contributors:

Greg Afuso

Naismith Engineering, Inc.

Chuck Anastos

Chuck Anastos Associates

Jacqueline Carlson

JMC Architecture

Moon Hwi Cho

Gignac & Associates

Stephen Cox

Richter Architects

Paul Duke

Turner, Ramirez & Associates

Bibiana B. Dykema

Dykema Architects

Edgar Farrera

Farrera Architects

Robert J. Garcia

LaMarr Womack & Associates

Rolando Garza

Gignac & Associates

Nicholas Gignac

Gignac & Associates

Aleisha Kolb

AIA Corpus Christi

Charles Milligan

Richter Architects

Philip Ramirez

Turner, Ramirez & Associates

Elizabeth Chu Richter

Richter Architects

Connie G. Rivera

WKMC Architects

Sheldon Schroeder

Schroeder Architect

John Silva

Gignac & Associates

Albert Soto

LaMarr Womack & Associates

Glen Ray Torno

SolkaNavaTorno

Bill T. Wilson

WKMC Architects

Jason Young

LaMarr Womack & Associates

ArchiPAC

 

Thank you to this year's local contributors:

Greg Afuso

Naismith Engineering, Inc.
Brian W. Bienek Gignac & Associates

Jacqueline Carlson

JMC Architecture

Moon Hwi Cho

Gignac & Associates

Paul Duke

Turner, Ramirez & Associates

Edgar Farrera

Farrera Architects

Robert J. Garcia

LaMarr Womack & Associates

Rolando Garza

Gignac & Associates

Nicholas Gignac

Gignac & Associates
Raymond Gignac Gignac & Associates

Aleisha Kolb

AIA Corpus Christi

Charles Milligan

Richter Architects
Zachariah T. Munoz Gignac & Associates

Philip Ramirez

Turner, Ramirez & Associates

Elizabeth Chu Richter

Richter Architects

Connie G. Rivera

WKMC Architects

Sheldon Schroeder

Schroeder Architect

John Silva

Gignac & Associates

Albert Soto

LaMarr Womack & Associates

Glen Ray Torno

SolkaNavaTorno

Bill T. Wilson

WKMC Architects

Jason Young

LaMarr Womack & Associates

 

 

AIA Continuing Education

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Chapter Contact: Aliesha Kolb, AIA (361) 887-2124