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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.

 

2017 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture

Thirty-Third Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture:  Amale Andraos, WORKac, New York City; Dean, Columbia University GSAPP

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, open to all, seating is limited
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Reception and Dinner
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: $200 for sponsorship/includes one dinner ticket; $55 for extra dinner tickets
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. Click here to register.

Amale Andraos is Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and co-founder of WORKac, a New-York based architectural and urban practice focused on re-imaging architecture at the intersection of the urban, the rural and the natural.

The practice has achieved international recognition for projects such as the Centre de Conferences in Libreville, Gabon and the Edible Schoolyard at PS216 in Brooklyn, NY. Current projects include the Miami Collage Garage and a residential conversion of a historic New York cast-iron building. WORKac was named the AIA New York State Firm of the Year in 2015.

Prior to Columbia, Andraos taught at universities including Princeton University School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the American University in Beirut. Her publications include Architecture and Representation: The Arab City co-edited with Nora Akawi as well as 49 Cities and Above the Pavement the Farm! co-authored with her partner Dan Wood, FAIA.

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Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Ms. Andrao’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Funds to underwrite the costs of this program are provided by the following 2017 sponsors:

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Dahlin Group Architecture + Planning

Dealey, Renton & Associates

Devi Dutta Architecture

ELS Architecture & Urban Design

Fischer Architecture

Gensler

Glass Associates, Inc.

Goring & Straja Architects

Graff Architects

Harriman Kinyon Architects

Haviland Associates Architects

Ideate

JRDV Architects

Kava Massih Architects

Lowney Architecture

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates

Moen

murakami/Nelson

Noll + Tam Architects and Planners

Powell & Partners Architects

Ratcliff

Siegel & Strain Architects

Swatt Miers  Architects

Taylor Design

Tile and Stone Council of Northern California

Tolbert Design Architects

Urban Field Studio

 

Interested in sponsorship? Contact Sidney at sidney@aiaeb.org

Young Architects Forum: 2017 Kickoff

Monday, February 13, 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.

We’ll set up an agenda of topics for the next few months based on what YOUR priorities are.

2016 Member Appreciation Party & Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
6-8:30pm

AIA East Bay Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms: Free / Guests: $38
Location: Parliament, 811 Washington St., Oakland, CA
Click here to register.

AIA East Bay Members, sponsors and welcome guests gather once again at Parliament in Old Oakland for our annual Member Appreciation Party and Annual Business Meeting. Last year’s party was so much fun that we decided to return to Parliament for another round. Enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d oeuvres in a celebration of our members and all the great things you’ve accomplished this year. Come enjoy our last event of the year!

Small Firm Forum 2016 Luncheon

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Noon-1:30pm
$15 first registrant / $7.50 guests
Please click here to register by 5pm, Monday, November 28, 2016

SFF HOLIDAY LUNCH WITH A NEW, MEDITERRANEAN TWIST

Bring a friend (preferably an architect or related professional) for half-price and come enjoy our Middle Eastern Holiday Feast!  Show off your favorite project for a chance to win our annual Builder’s Booksource Gift Certificate.  Submit no more than two slides to info@aiaeb.org when you register and be prepared to share why it’s a small-firm project.   And have fun sharing your Lego (and team) skills for special holiday treats.

But, wait, there’s still more:

A special door prize will be awarded to the lunch participant who provides next year’s most popular brown-bag topic.

Share the season by registering here!