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Design Tour: City Slicker Farms & Park

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10am
Location: Meet at the Patio at Peralta and Helen Streets, Oakland, CA 94607
Cost:$5 AIA Members / $10 Guests
Click here to register.

Enjoy a summer morning in the heart of the East Bay! Join us at City Slicker Urban Farms & Park to learn about how an industrial site was transformed into a neighborhood gathering place through the efforts of many, including tour leaders Lowney Architects.

Since their grassroots beginnings in 2001, City Slicker Farms has been in the vanguard of the 21st-century urban farming and food justice movement, offering skills training, community building and a commitment to social, economic and racial justice in the heart of the city.

Besides the farm, the project features community gathering space, space for nutrition demos, an orchard, playground and raised community garden beds for 28 families. Site-built structures include the main building which houses an office and restrooms, covered and open-air farm stands and a demonstration zone. The chicken coops and front gate result from student-involved design. The coop, designed and built by CCA students, is an innovative approach to a traditional simple building.

The mission of City Slicker Farms is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy fresh food, free of chemicals, for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.

Dead End: Suburban Sprawl & Rebirth of American Urbanism

A Regional Urban Design Program

Friday, May 2, 2014
Noon-1:30pm

Free, all are welcome. Bring a lunch!
Click here to RSVP

1.5 CES LUs

New city neighborhoods are in demand. Yet those who try to build them face steep barriers and are often forced into compromises that undermine the urban vision. Urbanism, transit, and walkable streets challenge a deeply rooted suburban value system. Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, posits that in order to overcome this resistance, urbanists must think big and offer a compelling vision of change.

Please join us at AIA East Bay at noon on Friday, May 2, 2014 for a presentation by Mr. Ross on this relevant issue.

About the presenter:

Ben Ross was president of the Action Committee for Transit for 15 years. His new book about the politics of urbanism and transit, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, is published by Oxford University Press.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, attendees will:

1. Be able to identify three root elements of sprawl.

2. Will be able to state at least two elements of strategies for change.

3. Will be able to discuss how problems of smart growth, sustainability, transportation and affordable housing are intertwined.

4. Will be able to state at least two elements of land use oversight that may have a positive influence on sprawl.

 

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: April

Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:30am-4pm
Barkley Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Click here to register.

Join The Emerging Professionals for a day of volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Pleasant Creek Development in Walnut Creek. Help to build a home for a local family and give back to our East Bay community. No experience required. Hours count towards IDP! Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to join. Registration information will be posted in the comments when available. Have a great time, learn some things, get dirty, and give back!!! Also, to show our support for their efforts, we are requesting that all volunteers make a $20 donation (to cover basic building materials) made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV. The donation can be dropped off or sent to the AIA East Bay office (1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612) or if you would like to donate over the phone you may call 510.803.3311.

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

 

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Walnut Creek

Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:30am-4pm
Barkley Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Join us for a day of volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity Pleasant Creek Development in Walnut Creek. Help to build a home for a local family and give back to our East Bay community. No experience required. Hours count towards IDP! Friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to join. Registration information will be posted in the comments when available. Have a great time, learn some things, get dirty, and give back!!!
Also, to show our support for their efforts, we are requesting that all volunteers make a $20 donation (to cover basic building materials) made payable to Habitat for Humanity EB/SV. The donation can be dropped off or sent to the AIA East Bay office (1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612) or if you would like to donate over the phone you may call 510.803.3311.

About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

Help us make a home a reality for an East Bay family.  No experience necessary but register early as space is limited.

Visit www.habitatebsv.org for more information.

Please follow instructions for registration, but also let us know you will be volunteering by sending AIA East Bay a quick e-mail to events@aiaeb.org.

Registration instructions:

To register, click here:  http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1608141

JOIN CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not have a profile:

Click “sign in” in the upper right-hand corner, and click “register” to create a new account.

As you make your profile, you must be sure to enter the join code – “EP” – so that you will be given access to the build day. If you enter the join code correctly, you’ll be able to follow the steps to register for this particular build day.

If you already have a profile, and do not have the Emerging Professionals join code:

Please add your join code –“EP  – to your account information by clicking on the “Your Account” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Verify your password, then click “Next” to add your join code. Toggle through the “Next” buttons until the system takes you to the Events page, where you can complete your registration.

If you already have a profile, and have the Emerging Professionals join code:

No need to re-enter your code. Please click “register” and follow the prompts to finish your registration.

Be sure to finish your registration so that we know to expect you! After you have successfully completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on your build day. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Questions? Call Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600 x11.

Join the AIA East Bay’s Emerging Professionals Committee for a day of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

When: Saturday, June 29, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where: 9507 Edes Avenue, Oakland 94603

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, they have partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

Help us make a home a reality for an East Bay family.  No experience necessary but register early as space is limited.

Visit www.habitatebsv.org for more information.

Please follow instructions for registration, but also let us know you will be volunteering by sending the chapter a quick e-mail events@aiaeb.org

Registration Page:

Please follow this link and use the join code instructions below to sign up: http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1364922

JOIN CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not have a profile:

Click “sign in” in the upper right-hand corner, and click “register” to create a new account.

As you make your profile, you must be sure to enter the join code – “EP”– so that you will be given access to the build day. If you enter the join code correctly, you’ll be able to follow the steps to register for this particular build day.

If you already have a profile, and do not have the Emerging Professionals join code:

Please add your join code – “EP”  – to your account information by clicking on the “Your Account” link in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Verify your password, then click “Next” to add your join code. Toggle through the “Next” buttons until the system takes you to the Events page, where you can complete your registration.

If you already have a profile, and have the Emerging Professionals join code:

No need to re-enter your code. Please click “register” and follow the prompts to finish your registration.

Be sure to finish your registration so that we know to expect you! After you have successfully completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on your build day.

Workshop: 16th Street Train Station

Friday, April 5, 2013
6:30pm
Iron Horse Building at Central Station, 1801 14th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Free; all are welcome.

Image by NeitherFanboy at http://flickr.com/photos/16865737@N04/4551755150

On behalf of the research group from the University of Notre Dame, we invite members
of our community for a case study of our neighborhood’s dilapidated 16th Street Train Station.

The Objective:
Historical research and architectural survey for restoration and revitalization of the historic 16th Street Station.
The Project:
Historic architecture faculty and students from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana will conduct on-site research from April 4th through April 8th. The team specializes in historical preservation of buildings including large scale projects such as the Roman Forum in Italy. This project is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame and highly encourages participation from members of the community for their input and vision.

The project will be a case study and the documentation may be used by the owner for their future plans. This undertaking will greatly improve the image of our neighborhood and grow the awareness of this unique landmark we inherit. The project is supported by Bridge Housing (the current ownership) and RAILS (Restoration Association for Improving the Landmark 16 St. Station).
Venue:
Meeting room
Iron Horse Building at Central Station, 1801 14th St, Oakland, CA 94607
April 5 at 6:30 pm.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to all those who might be interested in attending this event.

Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program Training

Tuesday, May 22
8:30am-4pm
$31 AIA East Bay Members; $46 Non-members
Includes breakfast, lunch and all training materials
Click here to register

Please register by 5pm Monday, May 21.

Become a registered Safety Assessment Evaluator and be prepared to help local governments perform accurate facility-safety assessments in the aftermath of a disaster.
AIA East Bay and the Office of Emergency Services (now CAL-EMA), will present an all-day training program available to licensed architects, registered engineers, or certified building officials and inspectors.

This full-day training will provide guidelines and procedures for making post-disaster building safety evaluations. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine whether damaged or potentially-damaged buildings are safe for use or if entry should be restricted or prohibited.

This training provides procedures for two different levels of safety evaluation and advice on evaluating structural, geotechnical and nonstructural hazards:

  • Where to look for damage.
  • How to rate the safety significance of damage.

Upon completion of this full day training, you will:

1) Become proficient in California’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) Safety Assessment Program (SAP)

2) Become registered to assist jurisdictions across California and the nation with accurate evaluation of facilities, buildings, and infrastructures in the aftermath of a disastrous event

3) Qualified individuals will earn a State-issued OES badge (in addition to 6 AIA/ CES HSW LUs)

From Cal-EMA: “The Safety Assessment Program utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations. SAP produces two resources, SAP Evaluators, described above, and SAP Coordinators, which are local government representatives that coordinate the program. Cal EMA issues registration ID cards to all SAP Evaluators that have successfully completed the program requirements. Training for this program is now eligible for Homeland Security Grant Program funding.”

 

6 CES/HSW LUs

Click here to register.