Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

AIA Buffalo/WNY Annual Meeting

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall, Room 403 (map)
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Our annual chapter meeting will be held on October 25, 2018, in Room 403 of Hayes Hall on UB’s south campus. The Board of Directors will present information on our chapter’s activities and initiatives. This year, we also have proposed changes to chapter bylaws and will be voting to approve these changes. This meeting is open to all members of our chapter, and is free of charge. Attendance by all chapter members is encouraged. Register by clicking here.

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

The Devil’s in the Details: Construction Detailing for Emerging Professionals

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The AIA Buffalo/WNY Emerging Professionals Committee is pleased to provide the opportunity to learn the best practices for properly detailing modern construction technologies and materials.  The goal of the Construction Detailing event is to provide valuable and relevant information regarding the best practices of detailing modern materials and understanding modern construction techniques to enable Young Architects and Associates to provide more relevant construction details for contractors and successfully advance their careers.

This program has a cost of $30 for AIA members, $50 for non-members and $15 for students. Four (4) learning units are available for those in attendance. Registration online is required and may be completed by clicking here.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Meejin Yoon: Signal To Noise

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Architecture is a broadcast medium; a low definition form of communication, and a faint signal surrounded by an blizzard of noise. This condition of information overload, distraction and a superabundance of channels is the cultural backdrop of our lives. How can architecture communicate, create space and focus attention in the age of accelerated signals? In this talk, Meejin Yoon shares recent projects from memorials to submersibles to buildings that explore these questions.

This event is free and open to the public.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available to those who attend.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

2018 AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Awards Gala

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The annual architecture awards were established to encourage and recognize excellence in architectural design, to increase public awareness of the potential of the built environment and to honor the architects, owners, and builders of significant local architectural projects.

Registration for this event is required. Please register by clicking here.

 

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Nov
13
8:30 AM08:30

Small Firm Symposium

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The 2018 Small Firm Symposium is a one-day event focused specifically on the challenges faced by architects working in or managing a small architectural firm. If you have been waiting for a training opportunity to offer something that will help your business, the Small Firm Symposium is your chance to hear from your fellow practitioners who have faced the same issues.  Earn up to 5 LUs in sessions that will provide insights on gaining clients, marketing, talent management, office culture, growing your firm, and avoiding litigation.

There is a registration fee for this event. Online registration is required and may be completed by clicking here.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Theodore S. Jojla: Indigenous Planning

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Professor Theodore S. Jojola, of UNM School of Architecture and Planning, shares a planning approach that uses cultural identity to inform community development.  The process for meaningful community engagement uses a 7 Generations model. He will present examples from the work of the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (iD+Pi), University of New Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Molly Wright Steenson: AI and Stories of Autonomous Landscapes

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Part myth, part imaginary, part reality, there are numerous visions of how AI is changing the landscape around us. Yet these ideas have a longer history—one that directly implicates architects and architecture back to the 1960s. In this talk, Molly Wright Steenson traces the history of AI in architecture and looks ahead to its contemporary and future implications.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Best Practices for Building a Diverse Workforce

  • Northland Workforce Training Center (map)
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Join us as we explore diversity in the workplace and best practices for your business followed by a tour of the new Northland Workforce Training Center

The Evening’s Panelist include:

-Marc L. Rummenie - Program Director, NFJC of WNY, Inc

-Despina Stratigakos - Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, University at Buffalo, and author, Where are the Women Architects?

-Edward Watts, Jr, AIA - President, Watts Architecture & Engineering

-Kelly Hayes McAlonie - Director, Campus Planning, University at Buffalo

-Charlene Miraglia - Senior Vice President & Director of Human Resources, CannonDesign

There are 2.5 AIA learning units available for those who attend. There is a $10 registration fee, and online registration is required. Please RSVP by October 10th. Register by clicking here.

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Oct
16
11:30 AM11:30

AV Technology Impacting Architectural Design & Fall Technology Showcase

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Attend one of the two lunch seminars being offered on emerging A/V technology trends and how they impact building design. Attendees will gain knowledge on topics such as wireless presentation (or Bring Your Own Device), digital connections, Collaborative spaces, 4K applications, and content streaming.  Architects and Design Professionals will better understand technology trends emerging in the AV market, how clients use learning spaces differently, and how collaboration with technology / wireless models will affect design considerations. Learn more about 4 K resolution on displays and viewing distances while discussing examples of where and how these devices will be used.  

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while earning 1 AIA learning unit (HSW /SD) followed by a technology showcase of Commercial AV vendors from Crestron, ClearOne, Mersive, Sharp, and many more.  To RSVP for one of the CEU lunch seminars, please contact Joanne Rand at jrand@prentice.us by October 10th.    Additionally, a technology open house will be hosted by Prentice Office Environments and Creston from 11:00 to 4:00. Lunch seminars and the open house are free of charge.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Michelle M. Thompson

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Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, associate professor at UNO PLUS, shows her financial inclusion project which is focused on evaluating the public and private financial policies, tools, and practices (FPTP) that impact the ability for people to increase their personal and family wealth. The New Orleans case study focuses on introducing p3GIS (public and private participation geographic information systems) in a dynamic study of the Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) First-time Homebuyer (32 years) and Financial Fitness (12 years) graduates who have purchased homes. The results of this study provided both a spatial map and financial impact analysis of home investments from 1986-2017.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Oct
6
5:45 PM17:45

Buffalo Architecture Foundation - Meat Raffle

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Support the Buffalo Architecture Foundation in a unique WNY way! Meat raffle, basket raffles, 50/50 split will support BAF's many public programs to build appreciation of the profession and our regions prolific architecture!

$5 admission fee includes beer and soft drinks. $30 for table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets may also be purchased from any BAF board member or at the event.

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Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

Strategies of Empowerment: A Survey of Emerging Urban Practices in Weak Market Cities

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This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners of urban design and planning to address this question, and take stock of emerging alternative spatial practices. Conventional urban activist organizations (community development corporations, community land trusts, and local design centers, etc.) are gaining more visibility, while the practices rendered by a range of advocacy groups (resettlement agencies, artist collectives, LGBTQ and post-incarceration support programs, etc.) are becoming increasingly more spatial in nature. Strategies of Empowerment seeks to foster a debate on the viability of these provocations to provide the basis for an operational design theory, capable of exerting real and systemic change on the ground.

The symposium will feature talks by (left to right): Daniel D'Oca, Interboro Partners and Harvard Graduate School of Design; Marc Norman, Ideas and Action + University of Michigan, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Jennifer Goold, The Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore; and Patty Heyda,Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. For those who attend, three (3) AIA continuing education credits are available. Registration is not required.

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Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

AIA/Professional Engineer's Golf Outing

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This year AIA WNY/Buffalo is once again teaming up with our colleagues at the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers for an annual golf outing.  This year's event will take place at Tan Tara Golf Club in North Tonawanda, NY.

Our golf outing is open to all design professionals and their clients, contractors, suppliers, friends and guests.  The four person scramble format event includes lunch, drink cart on the course, and steak dinner.  Awards will be given for the lowest overall score, closest to the pin and longest drive holes.  Each guest will also receive a door prize.

Registration is reuqired online, and there is a fee of $135 per golfer.  Those who wish to attend the dinner only and do not want to participate in the golf tournament may also register for a $40 cost.  Please register by clicking here.

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Queen City Architecture Run

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Come join us for a great 3.5 mile urban run through downtown Buffalo to support local events and scholarships.  After party on the roof top of Tappo!

There is a $25 registration fee for this event.  Special group rates and student rates may be available upon request by emailing jao@archres.com.  To register for the race, please click here.

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Rahul Mehrotra

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Rahul Mehrotra is an architect, urbanist and educator who is the Founder Principal of RMA Architects and is Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Mehrotra has designed projects that range from recycling urban land and master planning in Mumbai to the design of art spaces, boutiques, weekend houses, factories, social institutes and office buildings across India – thereby engaging diverse issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales: from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Sep
26
8:00 AM08:00

Building Envelope Symposium

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With the increasing use of Rainscreen Wall Systems in the US Building market, architects and design/construction professionals will need to gain a greater understanding of the individual components of these wall systems along with how they each interact.

With presentations from five building industry experts, this one day seminar will offer attendees tremendous insight into Rainscreen Wall Systems.  Five (5) AIA continuing education credits are available for those who attend.  Registration and payment of $50 program fee is required by emailing Mike Wicker at mike@ivs-newyork.com.

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

6 Minute Building Stories

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6 Minute Building Stories, or 6Mbs, is part of a larger Building Stories dialogue. 6Mbs is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines in unique locations throughout Buffalo, NY. Speakers present their building story through 18 images. The total time allotted for each slide is 20 seconds and, as the slide changes after 20 seconds, so does the related verbal content.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Jorge Otero-Pailos

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Artist, architect, and preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos, Principal and Founder of Otero-Pailos Studio, an art and architecture studio focused on experimental preservation. The studio stands for the idea that existing buildings and monuments can be re-imagined into powerful agents of cultural change through contemporary art and architecture.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: The Airport

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Alumnus Joseph Barden (BPS '86), who oversaw the design of the Los Angeles International Airport for Landrum & Brown, joins Michael Doucette of Jacobs Engineering in a discussion of the history of the aviation, the evolution of the airport and the state of contemporary airport design and planning.

This event is free and open to the public.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit availablet to those who attend.

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Sep
12
5:45 PM17:45

An Eye On The Detail From The Design Perspective

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“An Eye on the Details” addresses four common conditions that routinely provide installation issues during construction. This course provides visual examples of actual field conditions. Some good, some not so good; along with design suggestions that can cut installation cost and reduce construction change orders. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of the requirements the roofing contractor must meet to provide the specified roof system warranty, and long term performance and value to the owner.

Hors 'doeuvres and drinks will be served.  One HSW credit is available for attendees.  Please register for this event by clicking here.

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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Olalekan Jeyifous

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Artist Olalekan Jeyifous, principal of Vigilisim, reflects on his artistic practice and production on the construction of comprehensive imaginary Utopias, Dystopias, and Heterotopias at the interstices of architecture, emerging technologies, and culture. Often steeped in an eco and geo-political ideology, the artwork presented examines natural and constructed environments and their relationship to people, place and community; anchoring them with a direct relevance to contemporary social issues in ways that both communicate their participation in, and alienation from the larger world.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  There is one (1) AIA continuing education credit available for those who attend.

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Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

ACAW Final Presentations & Keynote

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Thursday’s event will consist of presentations of the team’s solutions developed during the workshop followed by the keynote address, delivered by Christopher Sharples, AIA, Principal at SHoP Architects, and a reception. This year’s participants include representatives from SHoP Architects, AECOM, Radical Craft, The Matter Factory, Morphosis, Sasaki, Studio NYL and the University at Buffalo.

Combining the models of academic research, artistic experimentation, and industry expertise the six participating teams explored innovative façade solutions and large-scale applications for ceramic components. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to earn up to 3 AIA Continuing Education credits.

This event is free and open to the public.  To attend, please register online by clicking here.

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Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Adaptive Reuse for a Dinosaur in a Revitalized Downtown

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All are welcome to join the Emerging Professionals as we learn about the construction and renovation of One Seneca Tower. Originally built for Marine Midland Bank and designed by SOM, this Brutalist building presents challenges for the new owner trying address the changing needs of the city and a growing neighborhood.

2 AIA continuing education credits are available for this event.  Please register by clicking here.

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

See It Through Buffalo

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The UB School of Architecture and Planning invites all alumni and professionals from Western New York to a reception and viewing of a signature film that reveals how UB is engaging Buffalo's contemporary challenges and working to advance prospects for the city’s future.  

The School of Architecture and Planning is taking Buffalo’s story of place – and UB’s place within it – all the way to Venice, Italy, as part of the international Time Space Existence exhibit organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation. The exhibit takes place in the context of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the premier global forum for architecture and design. Our event, hosted by Dean Robert Shibley, will introduce a 15-minute film, See It Through Buffalo, which reveals how UB is engaging Buffalo's contemporary challenges and working to advance prospects for its future.

Please note this event is occurring in New York City during the upcoming AIA conference.  There is a $10 registration fee and registration is required by clicking here.  Registration ends June 18, 2018.

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Jun
6
8:45 AM08:45

ECC STEM Building Tour & Steelcase Agile Workplace Presentation

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To keep pace with technology and innovation, organizations must constantly adapt to survive.  An agile workplace strategy can help organizations quickly respond to changing conditions, and drive the innovation necessary to stay ahead of the curve.  Join us for breakfast and a presentation about the role of modular construction can play in the agile workplace of today and tomorrow, and how to identify the projects and clients that may benefit from this approach.  Following the presentation, take a tour of the newly constructed STEM building on Erie Community College's North Campus.  The tour will highlight project history and development and provide a first-hand look at the ways the design of this facility achieves those goals.

A complimentary full breakfast buffet will be offered during the presentation.

This program is free and offers 2 AIA learning units.  To register, click here.

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May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls

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This presentation will cover several different aspects of segmental retaining walls (SRW) including design, aesthetics and engineering. Segmental retaining walls can be designed for any type of application from small decorative residential walls all the way up to structural walls for floodwater control. Using SRW can be provided a rewarding design without compromising the aesthetics or structural properties.

One of the best structural Factors of Safety is the built-in, continuous tongue and groove system. This can only be manufactured with a solid block unit. A solid block wall unit will provide increased strength over hollow block walls because it’s solid and because of the equipment used to manufacture the material. Additionally there are no plastic pins necessary to secure the units. Not all SRW are created equal and knowing the difference can make a big difference in performance and longevity.

This event is free and provides 1 AIA Learning Unit or 1 LACES PDH.  Immediately following the presentation there will be food and beverages provided next door at Flying Bison Brewery.  To register, please click here.

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May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Richardson Olmsted Campus Behind the Scenes Tour

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Please join the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter for a unique tour of the monumental adaptive re-use project of the former Buffalo State Hospital designed by H.H. Richardson and grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, a National Historic Landmark. From the perspective of the lead architecture firm, Flynn Battaglia Architects, and the Richardson Center Corporation docents, the tour will take you through the history of the site, the transformation of the Towers Administration Building and two adjoining wings into a boutique hotel, conferencing center, and the new home of the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center as well as a look at adjacent vacant buildings next to be reimagined and developed. Following the tour, there will be a reception at the hotel.

There is a $20 registration fee ($10 for APTNE members).  2 AIA Learning units are available.  To register for this event, click here.  On the day of the event, please assemble at the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center.

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May
23
5:30 PM17:30

BN360 Young Professional's Guide Launch Party

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AIA Buffalo/WNY and the Emerging Professionals Committee will be featured in BN360’s 2018 - 2019 Young Professional’s Guide. 

BN360 is a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership specifically geared towards young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara Region. Their Young Professional’s Guide is a free, comprehensive guide of groups and organizations in the region.

The Launch Party is the ultimate gathering of young professionals in the region. This is an excellent opportunity to network and invest in yourself.  This event is FREE for everyone - so bring a friend! Ticket includes complimentary appetizers. Cash bar will also be available.

For more information and to get your ticket, click here visit the event’s Eventbrite page.

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Aesthetically Designed Architectural Door Openings

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This program will provide an overview of the importance and choices available to improve the aesthetics of architectural door openings with a continuous design scheme. Understanding the benefits of aesthetically pleasing door opening designs without compromising performance.

We will also take a look at varied options to differentiate design concepts from commodity products with an emphasis on improving the occupant experience.

Refreshments and drinks will be provided.  The AIA presentation will be given first and then the Mobile RV will be available for interactive product showcase following.  This program is free and open to the public.  Please register by clicking here.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals

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Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is at an all-time high.  Created especially for architects and engineers, this training introduces fundamental design considerations for solar PV, how to speak with clients about its benefits, how solar contributes to net-zero energy design, code and fire safety considerations, financing options, and more.

6.5 LU/HSW and 6.5 GBCI credits are available for this course.  Price to attend is $150, and inlcudes lunch.  Discounts are available as follows:

     AIA/ASHRAE members: $125

     NGOs and Veterans: $75

     Students: $15

Registration is required.  To register, or for more information, please click here.

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