The Southern Arizona Chapter has been in conversations with the next Southern Arizona president, Frank Mascia from CDG Architects to help with some new Seminar topics and speakers. Frank’s son Dominic also has been part of a technology and construction group with Sunt Construction and may get to speak to us in the future.
Possibly, Friday, May 7th, 2010 from 3pm - 5pm Frank would be glad to speak on the following issues: Is there any interest, please comment!
How young architects might have to look forward to in relation to CD’s/ & Practice in the future
How the recovery from the current economic problems may effect their careers.
The Associate AIA Southern Arizona Chapter (SAC) are following the successful example of the Associates up in Phoenix who for the past 9 months have been holding ARE (Architecture Registration Exam) study sessions.
Recently, we have gotten a number of emails regarding this new study session! This is great! However, to help us what works or what doesn’t work, let’s move this discussion on-line. Let us know about the best times, locations, who’s interested, and we’ll do our best to find the best times that the most Intern-Architects can encourage each other on their journey of licensure.
Q. Is there any study materials we should bring? i.e. ARE 4.0 study guides or such. A. Bring anything! We’ll share, it’s just a time to encourage one another and share testing tips, resources.
Q. Is there a specific area of study at each meeting to focus on? A. You can study anything, even if it’s LEED or IDP paperwork.
"We’d like to announce that Suad Mahmuljin, Assoc. AIA is the new Associate Director of the State of Arizona. Thank you to everyone that is bearing with us as we explore new Web 2.0 ways to communicate and connect with one another as we make Arizona the best place to be an Intern-Architect. We have had some fun times and good memories as we weathered the… IDP and ARE changes. Our past Associate Director, Leslie Tom had the opportunity to study through an Information Mangement degree at UC Berkeley to understand the intersection between architecture and technology. Suad who has been quite involved in many events over the last year and graciously has volunteered to step up to continue and create new ideas for the Assoc. AIA group. Please help support him, the group, your journey, and I’m very excited for some of the ideas that are starting to be discussed for this year!"
How is [Design Build] Done Well, was our day before Architecture Week kick-off seminar series by James Trahan of 180 Degrees. Much interest started on our Associate Facebook page, as we wondered how architect-turn-builder sees the world differently. By April 9th, 2010 there were 50+ RSVPs from all over Arizona.
We started the talk with a TED video of Joshua Prince-Ramus who emphasized that “it’s time for architects to do things; rather than just to represent.” What better way to learn about execution, than an award winning design-build firm that showed how ”Architecture” becomes a day of rest, figure out details | connections | mitigating risks. And construction becomes choreography. By combining the design + execution of a project together, one can advance through constraints.
A lively discussion of financials to run a design build firm, collaboration with local architects, and processes to jump in and start building were ways design + construction were done well. We look forward to finding other discussion in the community that combine rigor, craftmanship, risk, execution, retraint and practice. What did you learn?
Knock out all of your paper work for IDP and the A.R.E, or learn about Grants available to pass your exams, on Saturday, March 27th, from 2pm-5pm in each of the AIA offices. Join us for an afternoon filled with help for all A.R.E. / IDP paperwork that you can get lost in. We’ll have “experts” and video conferencing to connect with each other, come and share one-on-one knowledge and sit down and help figure out those sticky details. RSVP to Charnissa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have just confirmed our Kick-off speaker James Trahan, AIA to start our new seminar series of How is [IT] Done Well. He is both contractor and architect, and has an award-wining design build firm in Phoenix, Arizona.
• What can we learn from Design Build? • What meaningful conversation can we have with an architect / contractor? • How did he design start his design-build firm? • How is he re-designing his practice? We have the opportunity to start a conversation at the AIA Arizona office on Friday, April 9th, from 3-5pm.
What questions / conversations do you want to have? Comment Below.
Hi anyone any advice on what to do to make our "submit" work on tumblr?.
We have been searching and can't seem to find any help on how to activate the "Submit" url. http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit. How do you activate the submit link? Can you send me some directions. We have tried different themes - no luck. We are suppose to present something to the Communications board on Monday, Feb 22nd by noon MST. So thanks so much for you help!!
When creating your Tumblr blog, just enter aiaazassoc in the URL field along with your email address and password.
Thanks for your quick reply! Unfortunately the submit still doesn't work :( http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit
You would need to add links to http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/ask and http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit to a blog post, to your Description, or to the Custom HTML of your blog theme.
Thanks for your weekend work! So-- we added the following html to our description...and posted to our blog. <p><b><a href="http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit"> Submit Here</a> </b> </p>
I would test this feature with a few blogs posts first. Again, you would need to add the following link http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit to a blog post. Examples:
But when I put the Associate AIA theme into my personal tumblr - the Submit url feature works. Respectfully, I believe there must be something wrong with our account on your end, for none of the "submit" links work..http://aiaazassoc.tumblr.com/submit/quote If you could just click on this link, it shows "The URL you requested could not be found"
Are you configuring the "Let people submit post" section - http://www.tumblr.com/messages -
We have carved out time and space to connect at the Associate AIA offices to help connect intern-architects throughout our state. Collect your questions, and work towards the deadline for the next Paper Party. Contact your Associate Director for more information or to help out.