Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Networking/Social’ Category

Young Architects vs. Emerging Professionals Trivia Night

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6-8pm
$3 AIA Members / $5 Nonmembers
Click here to register.

Win a ticket to the 2018 Home Tours before they even go on sale! Everyone is welcome to join the Young Architects and Emerging Professionals in a battle to test their architecture expertise. Pizza and beer will be provided – don’t miss this fun event and the chance to show off your skills.

Each member of the winning team will receive a ticket to the 2018 Home Tours – a $50 value!

Young Architects Forum: Happy Hour

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6-8pm
Location: Drake’s Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP to events@aiaeb.org

Meet up with the Young Architects Forum for drinks at this no-host event. Drakes has indoor and outside seating, serves food and drinks and is located four blocks from 19th Street BART in downtown Oakland.

About the Young Architects Forum:

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.

AIA EB : BE AIA, a Member Mixer (and Brainstorming Session!)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
5:30-8pm
Cost: Free AIA Members / $10 Guests; After 1/29: $10 AIA Members / $15 Guests
Click here to register.

At our January kick-off and Member Mixer, have a drink and share your thoughts on interesting people, programs and places we might feature in 2018. In addition, representatives from our committees and forums will join us to hear your feedback and answer questions. This is your chapter–be a part of its successful programs and services (and help make them even better)!

2017 Member Appreciation Party & Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 2017
5:30-8pm
Free AIA East Bay members 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 Makers 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.

Nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors

VP/President-elect: Devi Dutta-Choudhury, AIA, Devi Dutta Architecture
Secretary-Treasurer: Kim-Van Truong, AIA, ELS Architecture + Urban Design
Past President: Winston Win, AIA, Lowney Architecture
Board member at-large: Miya Muraki, AIA, Swatt Miers Architects
Board member at-large: Rudi Widmann, AIA, Rudolph Widmann Architects
Associate Director: Daniel Morales, Assoc. AIA, EBMUD

Sponsors

Dealey Renton & Associates

Dolan’s Lumber

Ideate, Inc

Moen

Pacific Coast Building Products

The GRUBB Co.

Vectorworks, Inc.

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.

1 CES LU

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

1 CES LU

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.