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Hardwood Floor Finishing

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Noon or 4pm
Location: Amber Flooring, 5652 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville, CA 94608
Free and open to all; RSVP to al@amberflooring.com

1 CES/HSW LU

Hardwood Floor Finishing is a continuing education course intended to provide an understanding about the life cycle of a hardwood floor in a residential or commercial setting. The course covers the benefits of specifying hardwood, each step of the sanding and finishing process and how design trends have contributed to advanced color techniques on site finished wood flooring installations. Attendees will also learn about proper long-term maintenance procedures that contribute to successful design implementation.

Key topics covered:
Why hardwood floors?
Types of hardwood flooring
Specifying the correct adhesive
Sanding and finishing process
Staining, sealing and finishing options
Oil-based vs. Water-based finishes
Proper maintenance
Sustainability/Indoor air quality/LEED/VOC regulations

Once the presentation is completed, we will open for Q&A to discuss any wood flooring specifying questions that you would like addressed, as well as how you can incorporate a variety of floor finishing systems (or options) as an effective design element.

Animals in Contemporary Architecture and Design

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by July 10): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Registration after July 10: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests.
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

What are animals doing in design? How do designers see, care for, and use animals? This talk highlights an array of design projects featuring animals, including those developed as part of broad efforts to better integrate cities and nature, including animals. The projects reveal the distribution of attention that architects and designers delegate to certain animals, the standardization of certain animal designs, and which designs circulate in the design public sphere, revealing cultural blind spots and biases of designers. They also pinpoint some of the tricky ethical issues associated with speculative design practice, and with more practical design approaches to creating a lively, animal-friendly city.

About the Presenter:

Jennifer Wolch is William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City & Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. Previously director of the Center for Sustainable Cities at the University of Southern California, she also served as Dean of Graduate Programs in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Her current research focuses on sustainable urbanism, access to parks and environmental justice, and animals in design and planning. Wolch has published over 135 scholarly articles and book chapters, and books including Landscapes of Despair: From Deinstitutionalization to Homelessness (1987); The Power of Geography: How Territory Shapes Social Life (1989); Shadow State: Government and Voluntary Sector in Transition (1990); Malign Neglect: Homelessness in an American City (1994); Animal Geographies: Place, Politics and Identity in the Nature-Culture Borderlands (1998); Up Against the Sprawl: Public Policy and the Making of Los Angeles (2004). Wolch is a recipient the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Gotta Have It! Products That Dazzle

A Small Firm Forum Program

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Noon-1:30pm

Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
Brown-bag lunch (BYO lunch)

1 CES LU

Come share your latest finds in the world of products, fixtures, appliances, finishes, and construction.  Linda Randolph, AIA has many to show and will have a prize for people who contribute.

Every year a mind-boggling number of new products come on the market.  We’ll talk about the ones that have caught our eye and have proven helpful in making our lives easier or more beautiful.

About the Host:

Linda Randolph, AIA is a residential architect in Fremont.  She is a long time member of AIA East Bay and a co-chair of the Small Firm Forum.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  1. Learn about 120-line voltage, dimmable indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems with a 50,000 hour life.
  2. Be able to identify drains that comply with ADA standards and make roll-in showers easier to retrofit for aging-in-place projects.
  3. Learn at least two ways in which recycled plastic ocean debris is being used in construction.
  4. Learn about a fire-rated OSB sheathing that makes installation of fire-rated walls easier and less expensive.

Home Tours 2017

2017 AIA East Bay Home Tours

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10am-4:30pm
Early-bird tickets (through June 30): $40. After June 30: $50 / $60 day-of, if available. Please note tickets have sold out most years.
Click here for tickets

Featuring Houses By:

Fischer Architecture
Jack Backus Architects
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yuddell
ODS Architecture
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design

Each year the AIA East Bay Home Tours feature a diverse selection of contemporary homes designed by the Bay Area’s leading architects. We choose from a wide range of project sizes and types which have included finely-detailed in-law units, exuberant historic renovations and stunning modern masterpieces.

Through the AIA East Bay Home Tours, we offer the community an opportunity to experience the impact of collaboration between homeowners and AIA architects, by being inside the houses themselves and talking with the architects who designed them.

The 2017 Houses:

Grizzly
Fischer Architecture

Berkeley

Skyline
Jack Backus Architects

Oakland

Tilden
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yuddell

Berkeley

Kensington
ODS Architecture

Kensington

Elmwood Cottage
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Berkeley

Gilman District
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design
Berkeley

Questions? Please contact Sidney Sweeney, executive director at 510/464-3600 or sidney@aiaeb.org.

Path to Licensure

Monday, July 17, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

Want to get licensed, but not sure how to get started? Confused about IDP/AXP/ARE/CAB/NCARB? Have all the recent changes in the process left you flummoxed? Come to AIA East Bay for a presentation on the Path to Licensure. Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org so we can have snacks and chairs for all! If you have specific questions please include them in your RSVP.

Seven Members Recognized

On May 31, 2017, AIA East Bay had its second annual Chapter Recognition Party, held this year at Lowney Architecture. This social event celebrates our members and sponsors, newly licensed architects, and volunteers who make our programs and events a success.

Chapter president Winston Win, AIA was a terrific host, warmly welcoming everyone and thanking our sponsors including Moen, Ideate, and Dealey Renton. He also presented a special certificate to the chapter’s first emeritus allied member: Phyllis Piepho, Allied Member; thanked 2016 Design Awards Chair Janet Tam, AIA, and expressed his appreciation to 2016 chapter president Susi Marzuola, AIA.

Current Home Tours co-chairs Chris Coffee, AIA and Miya Muraki, AIA were on-hand to recognize their predecessor, Rudi Widmann, AIA, Home Tours chair from 2015-2016. The 2017 Home Tours were officially announced for Saturday, August 12, with a special call for docents. (Click here to sign up.)

Michael McCutcheon, Allied Member, was pleased to recognize both Nathan Hills, AIA and Winston Win, AIA for their work over the past few years in building a thriving Monthly Design Tours program. He invited those interested in joining the committee to chat with him—active committee members get to attend the tours for free!

Then, Associate Director/Emerging Professionals co-chair Jeremy Hoffman, Assoc. AIA presented Derrick Porter, Assoc. AIA with a special presidential citation for developing the ARE Bootcamp, a program that since its inception in 2015 has helped many dedicated licensure candidates near their goal. The certificate read “For his tireless efforts in fostering an environment to encourage his peers to licensure, his dedication to the profession and to the AIA community.”

AIA East Bay is a great community with diverse programming and services—and you can be a part of it! Both the Regional Urban Design (RUD)—Matt Taecker, AIA, chair–and Committee on the Environment (COTE)—Philip Luo, AIA, Chair– groups will be holding happy hour/”scrum” sessions—RUD will be at 6pm Tuesday, June 13th and COTE will be 6pm Thursday, June 22nd. All are welcome; RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

The Young Architects Forum (YAF)—Tim Nystrom, AIA, chair– travels to Pyatok this month to chat with Adrianne Steichen, AIA, who became a principal while still a Young Architect. If you’ve been licensed in the past ten years or are actively studying for the CSE, head over to Pyatok at 6pm on June 20th. Of course, RSVP to events@aiaeb.org as space is limited.

Not yet licensed? There’s an Emerging Professionals Happy Hour this month at Mad Oak on Tuesday, June 27th. They’ll be joined by the EPs from across the Bay: BAYA. Last year’s mixer was a lot of fun—why not stop by at 6pm?

And of course, we have the Mueller Nichols tour and presentation by Eric Powell, Allied Member, which you can read about in this issue of ArchNews. If we don’t currently offer a committee/forum for your interest area, let’s talk about it. Maybe it’s time for you to get involved!

COTE Happy Hour / Visioning Session

Thursday, June 22, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all. RSVP to events@aiaeb.org.

AIA East Bay’s Committee on the Environment is reconvening. We encourage all chapter members to attend this visioning session and help shape the future of this new group. Come prepared to share your thoughts on program ideas, discussion topics, group mission and anything else you’d like to see this year.

Transforming Spaces: The Power of Public Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Early registration (by June 26): Free AIA members and employees of chapter member firms / $10 Guests. Registration after June 26: $10 AIA members / $15 Guests.
Includes a wine & cheese networking reception.
Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Eric Powell, Allied Member transforms environments through creating compelling, beautiful, unique works of art.  These works are responsive to the places where they reside.  They bring magnetism and unique character and businesses flourish.  His work marks and distinguishes these places by incorporating aspects of their history, natural surroundings and other relevant phenomena.

He will present images of his work and describe the arc of his creative journey and career, his sources of inspiration and the challenges of merging art with business. He will describe the richness and expansiveness of creating a personal language through art.

Eric will also discuss the collaborative process of public art and how the cross-pollination between art and architecture can enhance the outcome of a project.

About the Presenter:

With twenty-seven years of experience and five hundred completed commissions, Powell is well versed and highly experienced in the public art process and in working with cities, architects, landscape architects, designers, developers, arts commissions and other stakeholders. He is an effective problem solver, a skilled collaborator and a proactive and clear communicator.

Powell’s work is well rounded, comprehensive and site-responsive to the real needs of the client and of the project context. His body of public art works includes freestanding sculpture, wall-based sculpture and integrated architectural works such as gates, railings and sculptural screens. Powell finds that the diversity and range of his work allow him to respond to and take on virtually any project to create unique, timeless and enlivening works of art.

 

Regional Urban Design Forum / Happy Hour

This happy hour is cancelled; see you next month!

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all; RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

All who are interested about Regional/Urban Design are invited to join us for an RUD Happy Hour. We’ll chat about Bay Area issues and international innovations–what would YOU like to see a focus on?

Major Changes to the 2016 California Building Code

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11am-1pm
$40 AIA members and employees of chapter member firms; $60 non-members
Includes a sandwich lunch (gluten-free/vegan salad available for additional $5).
Click here to register.

2 CES/HSW LUs

Steve Winkel, FAIA, PE, CASp presents the major changes to the 2016 California Building Code in a two-hour lunchtime session. Please note this program does not qualify for California license renewal requirements, but it still extremely important!

About the Presenter

Steve joined The Preview Group in 2005 and manages the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office. Steve has over 39 years experience as an architect, engineer, landscape architect and recently became certified as an access specialist in California. Steve is currently serving his third 4-year term as the Architect member of the California Building Standards Commission. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences and is chair of the FEMA/NIBS Code Resource Support Committee which reviews and comments on building code changes related to seismic safety. Steve has served as chair of the American Institute of Architects Codes and Standards Committee. He is the author, along with noted illustrator Frank Ching, of the well-received book Building Codes Illustrated for John Wiley & Sons, now in its third edition. As both an architect and civil engineer with experience in project management, code analysis and quality assurance reviews, Steve brings a unique perspective and broad knowledge base to the firm’s work.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify significant changes made in the basic 2015 IBC that are included in the 2016 CBC.
  2. Identify California-specific changes to the 2015 IBC in the 2016 CBC.
  3. Identify changes made by California in the CBC Chapter 11A regarding access to covered multifamily housing and to CBC Chapter 11B for Public Accommodations
  4. Learn to recognize the impact of the noted changes on practice.