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2017 Member Appreciation Party & Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30-8pm
Free AIA member and employees of chapter member firms / $38 guests
Location: Makers Common, 1954 University Ave, Berkeley

Click here to register.

AIA East Bay Members, sponsors and welcome guests gather at Maker Common in Berkeley for our annual Member Appreciation Party and Annual Business Meeting. We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks–and a celebration of you, our members! Selected beer and wine is hosted, additional no-host options are available.

Design on Tap: A Drinking Tour

Hosted by the Young Architects Forum & the Design Tours Committee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30pm
Beginning location: Comal, 2020 Shattuck, Berkeley
$5 AIA Members & employees of Chapter Member Firms/$10 Non-members
Space is limited; click here to register.

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Studio KDA kicks off our first Design on Tap event, leading a tour of three popular Berkeley restaurants…with great bars! We’ll learn about the design of Comal, Tender Greens & Makers Common while enjoying small bites and no-host drinks. Space is limited and refunds not provided.

About the Speakers:

Marites Abueg, principal, Studio KDA. A licensed architect, Marites designed her first restaurant,  A Cote, in 2000  (with Mark Becker Inc.) and was hooked on restaurant design’s perfect combination of food, communal gathering and sensory experience.  Since then, she and husband Keith Morris formed Abueg Morris Architects designing over 40 food-related projects before combining forces with Charles Kahn, AIA to create Studio KDA. Marites is design obsessed and focuses her work on beautiful and balanced lighting, conversation-allowing acoustics, “right” color, ergonomics, and brand-supportive look, feel and fit.

Happy Hour: Hosted By Emerging Professionals

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6-8pm
Location: Drake’s Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland

All are invited to join the Emerging Professionals at their September Happy Hour! Have a pint at Drake’s Dealership and get to know them–they’d like to meet you and learn about the work that you do, the path you took, etc.

Drakes has indoor and outside seating, serves food and drinks and is located four blocks from 19th Street BART in downtown Oakland.

Firm Tour: Gensler Oakland

an Emerging Professionals event

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Location: Gensler Oakland, 2101 Webster St. #2000, Oakland, 94612
Cost: Free AIA Members; $5 BAYA/non-members
Sorry–this event is sold out. Please email events@aiaeb.org to be placed on the waitlist.

The AIA East Bay Emerging Professionals are pleased to announce a Firm Tour of Gensler Oakland led by Anna Han, AIA. Ms. Han will be joined by her colleagues Amy Wynott, Emilio Todescato, Fabiola Catalan and Dayton Mac, AIA.

Gensler’s award-winning Oakland office is characterized by function and flexibility. Perched on the top floor of a Class A office tower, the space provides a captivating 360-degree panoramic view of the East Bay hills, Downtown Oakland, the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline.  Organized into multiple components that support a multidisciplinary practice, the core-centric space has sit-stand desks, benching tables and drop-in stations around the perimeter, with conference and small meeting rooms around the core and a large flexible project area on the south end of the floor. Each area of the office is distinguished by its deliberate form and honest expression of materials.We are pleased to invite members of BAYA, the Bay Area Young Architects, to join us on this tour!

Beer and wine hosted by Gensler; cheese and other refreshments hosted by AIA East Bay. Space is limited; please register early.

YAF: Adrianne Steichen, AIA of Pyatok

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6pm
Location: Pyatok Architects, 1611 Telegraph Ave # 200, Oakland, CA 94612
Free and open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

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The Young Architects Forum visits Pyatok this month to hear how Adrianne Steichen, AIA, became a principal while still officially a “Young Architect.” (There’s a reason she was honored by the AIA as the National 2015 Young Architect!) Space is limited; please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org. This event is open to all architects licensed in the past ten years.

As a principal, Adrianne brings more than 15 years of experience in student and residential developments. She is a highly skilled technical architect and project manager, who has led several large urban housing projects overseeing design work, construction documentation, permitting, and construction administration, while also leading the office in the advancement of BIM techniques and implementation. Adrianne also leads in-house staff development and training. Adrianne has been influential in leading Avalon Hayes Valley at Parcel P from the entitlement phase—resulting in a unanimous vote for approval by the San Francisco Planning Commission—to construction, and in leading the schematic design phases of Orchard Park Redevelopment at UC Davis for University Student Living and Bowles Hall Residential College Renovation at UC Berkeley for Education Realty Trust.

About the Young Architects Forum
The YAF is a forum to assist recently licensed architects (of all ages) in their practice of architecture. They meet at 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

2017 Chapter Recognition Party

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6-8pm
Free for chapter members and employees of chapter member firms / $25 Guests
Location: Lowney Architecture, 360 17th St. #200, Oakland
Click here to register.

Since we like parties AND recognizing all of the people who make AIA East Bay great, we are pleased to invite the AIA East Bay community to the 2017 chapter recognition party. Come celebrate what makes our chapter great – our members, sponsors and friends!

Firm Tour: HKIT Architects

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6pm
Location: 538 Ninth St #240, Oakland, CA 94607
RSVP Required: email events@aiaeb.org
(Note: Space is limited, so RSVP early)

Come join the AIA East Bay Emerging Professionals Committee for our April Firm Tour at HKIT Architects. There will be a brief presentation by HKIT staff, a tour of their office space and then ample time for networking. Light refreshments will be provided.

A social hangout will follow at a local bar for those who are interested.

About the firm:
Founded in 1948, HKIT Architects is a 40-person office specializing in multifamily housing, schools and municipal projects. The multifamily housing includes affordable and senior housing specialties. School work focuses on public K-12 facilities with additional projects for independent and higher education clients. Our work for Municipalities includes water and wastewater treatment plants and corporation yards. The firm’s focus on community-oriented facilities is an expression of our mission: to design thoughtful, meaningful and valued buildings that enrich the community and the environment.

Observation and Speculation: Artist Talk and Reception

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Free and open to all. No charge at the door.
Click here to register.

Join us for the opening of our latest exhibit where the artists, Doug Wittnebel, AIA, Peter Gee and Future Cities Lab will say a few words about the creative process.

About the Exhibit:

Observation and speculation are central to the creative process whether that process occurs in the interest of pure art, architectural design or place-making. The work exhibited here is a sampling from three unique practitioners. Their work spans the spectrum from fantasy landscapes to real places or having no site whatsoever. The work presented deliberately mixes genres to invite a dialogue about creative products and processes.

Doug Wittnebel, AIA is an architect and Principal at Gensler’s Oakland office. He describes his work as ranging “from landscape studies, paintings of buildings, and some work that is about speculation and dreaming.” Future Cities Lab is an experimental design studio, workshop and architectural think tank operating globally out of San Francisco. Their proposed public art piece “Anemone” inspired by the eponymous California native plant is a structural canopy and gateway element within a new retail development at UC Village in Albany designed by Lowney Architecture. Peter Gee’s work includes paintings and a collection of  functional pottery that encompasses a variety of influences and methods. He lives and practices his art in Oakland and San Miguel de Allende.

Young Architects Forum

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6pm
Free and open to all Young Architects (licensed under 10 years)
Please RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

Have you been licensed in the past ten years? Are you getting more responsibilities within your firm? Who is your peer group that you share best practices and knowledge with? If you don’t have one, or want another one, come have a beer or glass of wine (and other refreshments) with other Bay Area Young Architects.

Topic: TBA.

(If you’re not yet licensed, please contact staff for details on other groups of interest.)

The Future of Employee Healthcare Benefits

an AEBL program; co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
11:30am-1:30pm
$30 AIA and AEBL Members/$50 Non-members; includes lunch
Click here to register

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Many companies are being faced with yearly changes to their healthcare benefit plans, which directly affects their profitability. This creates a large number in the expense column that management, human resources, and benefits managers are constantly trying to minimize, while maximizing quality benefits. Firms are caught between passing costs on to employees and trying to absorb the increasing premiums, making the decisions about health benefits ever more important in relation to total compensation and its effect on recruiting and retention.

Join AEBL, the AIA East Bay, and a panel of industry experts during this dynamic lunchtime session as we discuss the ever-changing healthcare market. Find out what others in the A/E/C are doing to stay on top of this frustratingly fluctuating trend.

We will also take a look at what the future might hold…if our new president will repeal, replace, or amend the Affordable Care Act, and how that will affect healthcare benefits for companies and employees.