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TO ADVANCE THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION AND TO SERVE AS A VALUED RESOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY

Tex Prep has already started and we are in need of Volunteers!!!

 We still need your help!

Please check your schedule for Wednesday, June 25th, we have only one volunteer!

Sign up is for one or two hours, depending on your work schedule.  It would be ideal for volunteers to participate for the entire 2 hour class period, but will not be required.  Firm principals please allow interns/staff to volunteer the full class period if possible. 

DATES/TIMES:  Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pmJune 16th - July 21st except for Wednesday, July 16th which has been changed to Thursday, July 17th

LOCATION:  Del Mar College - West Campus Emerging Technology Building, Rm ET225A.

SIGN-UP!:  Email Debbie Montez with Date(s) and Time(s) you would like to participate, see the attached form.  We would like to have five volunteers per session and at this time we have several open slots.


OUR ANNUAL CODE ACADEMY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED - SAVE THE DATE - Friday, July 25, 2014, 8am – 5pm

Program:  Lighting Design in an LED World

Location:  Del Mar College West Campus, Emerging Technologies Building

Sponsor:  Spectrum Lighting

Presenters:  Charles Thompson, FAIA

Credits:  8 hours HSW CE including 1 Barrier Free design credit (ADA) + 7 SD

Flyer, Cost and Registration will be available early next week! 

 http://lightingdesigninaledworld.eventbrite.com


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

 CONGRATULATIONS to Zach Muñoz who recently became a Registered Architect having completed all of his exams and IDP hours. Zach was a vital member of the Associate Design/Build team last May, and has been a regular presence at our monthly AIA meetings and events.  We hope to continue seeing Zach at our Chapter Meetings and other events throughout the year.  If you would like to contact Zach to congratulate him, you can contact him at Gignac & Associates.

 CONGRATULATIONS to Rob Garcia who recently became a Registered Architect having completed all of his exams and IDP hours.  Rob is currently our Intern Director for our Corpus Chapter and does a great job communicating to our Interns the latest news from licensing to volunteer work to help with IDP hours.  To congratulate Rob, you can contact him at Lamarr, Womack & Associates, LP Architects.


Here is a great opportunity to provide your expertise

CITY WIDE FORUM!!

Saturday, June 28, 9 am – 1 pm

American Bank Center 

“Providing a successful future for Corpus Christi requires planning,"says Wes Pierson, Assistant City Manager for Business Support Services.  “With the unprecedented economic growth we are experiencing, it is imperative that we have an up-to-date plan.  We are asking Corpus Christi residents to take part in these discussions and help create a strategic plan for our city to continue this positive growth trend." 

For more information, please visit the Plan CC Comprehensive Plan 2035 website, www.plancc2035.com  or visit one of our Information hubs at your nearest public library.


 Volunteer Design Critics/Instructors for Tex Prep 

DATES/TIMES:  Monday and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm June 16th - July 21st except for Wednesday, July 16th which has been changed to Thursday, July 17th.

Please consider signing up for as many or as few sessions as you would like.  It would be ideal for volunteers to participate for the entire 2 hour class period, but will not be required if your work schedule does not permit attendance longer than the noon hour.  Firm principals are encouraged to allow interns/staff to volunteer the full class period if possible. 

LOCATION:  Del Mar College - West Campus Emerging Technology Building ET225A. 

SIGN-UP!:  Please email Debbie Montez, dgmontez@aiacorpuschristi.org with Date(s) and Time(s) you would like to participate.  

Note:  Please let Debbie know if you can only stay for one hour, any time you can give is appreciated!    ​  


Next AIA Corpus Christi Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Water Street Seafood Company, 5:30pm Social 


Lunch N Learn:  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Del Mar College, Center for Economic Development

Presenter:  Jack Robbins

Sponsor:  Overhead Door Company

Program:  Overhead Rolling Fire Door Systems: 

Understand how different applications and types of rolling fire doors affect the safety and welfare of building occupants.  Understand how rolling fire door codes and standards help ensure the safety and welfare of building occupants.

Understand how to specify rolling fire doors.

Identify different methods of rolling fire door operation.

Understand how rolling fire door components and automatic closing devices affect the safety and welfare of building occupants.

Credits:  1 LU/ 1HSW

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

RSVP to dgmontez@aiacorpuschristi.org or 361.887.2124 


SAVE THE DATE:  Code Academy – Friday, July 25, 2014, 8am – 5pm

Location:  Del Mar College West Campus, Emerging Technologies Building

Registration:  Dates to be announced

Sponsor:  Spectrum Lighting

Program:  Lighting Design in an LED World

Presenters:  Charles Thompson, FAIA

Credits:  8 hours HSW CE including 1 Barrier Free design credit (ADA) + 7 SD 


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

 May 27, 2014

HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects

On May 27, 2014, HUD announced issuance of a Notice permitting use of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design under title II of the ADA, with identified exceptions (see Section V of the Notice), as an alternative to UFAS for Section 504 compliance. The Notice was published in the Federal Register on Friday, May 23, 2014 with the established effective dates.
This formally permits use of the 2010 ADA Standards as an alternative to the old UFAS. 

Evidently this is a very big deal to those who have been coping with the old UFAS and all the conflicts and ambiguities that were in that document. 

This is a link to a release from HUD that will be of interest to our multi-family architects: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/05/23/2014-11844/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-in-federally-assisted-programs-and-activities

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