Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Queen City Architecture Run

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Please join the AIA Buffalo/WNY for the annual Queen City Architecture Run. This 5K race is an urban course through downtown Buffalo featuring the city’s world-renowned architecture. The race starts and finishes at Pearl Street Brewery. All runners will receive a customized tee shirt and may join the after-party at the brewery. Awards will be given by age group in five-year increments, beginning at age 14 and going to 75+.

Registration is required for this event and may accomplished online by clicking here. For those who register prior July 31, 2019 the registration fee is $22. After July 31, 2019 the registration fee is $25. Proceeds support scholarship initiatives and local architectural events.

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Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

How to Win with BIM Seminar

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Join Hagerman & Company and Cadalyst columnist and Global Technology Evangelist Lynn Allen as she discusses the advantages of moving to BIM on both a business and personal level along with some suggestions on kick-starting a successful BIM roll-out. Consider how implementing BIM in your firm can keep you ahead of the design technology curve and win more proposals – today and tomorrow!

Attendees will earn three (3) AIA Learning Units. Pre-registration is required and may be accomplished by clicking here. There is no cost to attend this program. Questions may be directed to Ashley Hagerman via email at ashleyhagerman@hagerman.com. Please note that this program is being offered by our neighboring AIA chapter in Rochester, NY.

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Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Specialty Lighting Design Process

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This course reviews the specialty lighting design process and services in coordination with Architecture and Engineering. Learn how to determine if a specialty lighting consultant is required, understand the lighting design budget process and how the lighting fixture sale chain works. Also learn to implement a successful deliverable schedule.

Attendees will earn one (1) AIA Learning Unit with this course. Registration is required and may be accomplished by emailing Lisa Mies at lomies@meengineering.com. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served after the CEU presentation. There is no cost for this event.

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Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Architects In Cafes Getting Coffee

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Join the Emerging Professional Group for coffee and great conversation! The purpose of ‘Architects In Cafes Getting Coffee’ is to provide an opportunity to speak with local experts about different aspects of the AEC industry, focusing on a different topic for each session. For this inaugural event, we will be speaking with Kevin Connors of eco_logic STUDIO, and David Lanfear of Green Top Buffalo about sustainable design and construction beyond LEED. Kevin Connors is a local architect, engineer, and educator whose practice specializes in community-focused, sustainable, and innovative solutions for many different architectural typologies. Kevin’s firm takes a holistic approach to creating design solutions and has been contributing to the discussion of sustainability for many years. David Lanfear is a local builder specializing in natural building methods, specifically straw-bale construction, green roof systems and other highly energy efficient/sustainable building systems. David is passionate about showcasing an alternative method of delivering high-quality building projects in a way that is not detrimental to the world in which he builds. This event will also spotlight Five Points Bakery, an exciting sustainable business on the West Side. Five Points’ owners have built their business on the idea of local sourcing for their bakery, various sustainable strategies for their business, and breathing new life into the beautiful old buildings in their community. Kevin Gardner, of Five Point Bakery, will be joining the conversation to discuss the bakeries newest addition, Buffalo’s first code approved grass parking lot. Come enjoy a cup of coffee (and maybe one of Five Points’ amazing baked goods!) and participate in this casual yet fascinating discussion.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon to assure your seat at the table. Please RSVP to David Marcoux via email at dmarcoux@foit-albert.com.

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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Diversity Breeds Success: A Discussion with Payette, AIA National's 2019 Firm of the Year

  • Northland Workforce Training Center (map)
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The latest in a series of diversity programming from the AIA Buffalo/WNY Diversity Committee, this is discussion focuses on the importance of diversity to a firm in terms of both culture and return on investment. Payette has been recognized by the National AIA as Firm of the Year 2019. All firms can learn from their success, which is built on the strength and diversity of their entire team.

Online registration is required for this event and may be accomplished by clicking here. Registration closes October 4, so be sure to reserve your spot!

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Oct
17
to Oct 19

2019 Tri-State Design Conference

AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania are proud to announce the 2019 Tri-State Conference: Breaking Ground!

Following the success of the 2017 QUAD State COnference, the three states have come together once again to share ideas and technologies that are redefining our industry.

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.aianys.org/2019-tri-state-design-conference/

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Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

WNY Glass and Glazing Expo

Please join us for the 1st Annual WNY Glass & Glazing Expo. This event offers 6 accredited courses granting AIA learning units. Vendors & exhibitors from the glazing industry will be providing live demonstrations and training opportunities.

There is no cost to attend this event. Breakfast and lunch is included, as well as door prizes. There will be 6 AIA LUs available at the event. All of the Learning Units will be relevant to the glass and glazing industry. Online registration is required and may be accomplished by clicking here.

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Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

2019 AIA Buffalo/WNY Design Awards Gala

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The Design Awards are presented to outstanding projects, both built and unbuilt that exemplify the best of quality, innovation, and collaboration in the profession. Help us celebrate the fantastic designs and people that make Buffalo, NY the great Architectural City it is.

Pre-registration is required for this event. To register and purchase tickets, please click here. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • AIA member: $95.00

  • Non-AIA member: $105.00

  • 8-person Table: $700

  • 10-person Table: $850

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Buffalo Whirlwind Tour

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This 2 Hour interactive tour aboard the Open air autobus will showcase Buffalo’s most prominent buildings and provide participants background on their history, owners, architects, and their context within Buffalo history .

There is a $25 registration fee for AIA members, or $30 fee for non-members. Online registration is required and may be completed by clicking here. Two (2) HSW learning units are available for those who attend. Information regarding the bus pickup location will provided once registered for the event.

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Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

Architecture + Education Information Session

  • Rigidized Metals Corporation Design Studio (map)
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The Architecture + Education Program is preparing for its upcoming 2019 session. We are holding an alumni mixer and informational session on August 9th at Rigidized Metals Design Studio. We hope you are able to join us to celebrate our past volunteers, learn about this amazing program and network all while enjoying some refreshments. Please feel free bring a colleague who would like to learn about Architecture + Education and share this invite with others. Hope to see you there!

This event is free and open to all who are looking to participate. Please register online by clicking here.

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Aug
1
to Sep 13

2019 AIA Buffalo/WNY Architecture Awards

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The Annual Architecture Awards were established to encourage & recognize excellence in architectural design, to increase public awareness of the potential of the built environment and to honor the architects, owners & builders of significant local architectural projects. For more information regarding entry fees, award categories and to submit projects or nominations, please visit the Buffalo/WNY AIA Design Awards website at http://www.aiadesignawards.org/about.

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Jul
31
9:00 AM09:00

Conquering the Energy Code for Architects and Engineers: Commercial

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Conquering the Energy Code: Commercial prepares architects and engineers in New York State to comply with the many requirements in the 2015 NYS Code and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions, and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

This course offers seven (7) AIA HSW learning units for those who attend. Registration is required for this event. To register or for more information please click here. There is a $150 program fee for members of the Urban Green Council or $175 fee for non-members.

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

HVAC Systems for High Performance Schools

This presentation will offer today's designers with a variety of air distribution technologies that exist in the market today that have achieved significant improvements for school systems throughout North America to help meet the modern demands of operating educational facilities.

The following learning objectives will be addressed during the presentation:

1. Evaluate which High Performance School system is optimal based on school system requirements and construction type
2. Understand how to apply current codes and standards using a High Performance School design.
3. Present a variety of design techniques that can be used to apply High Performance School in any climatic region.  
4. Understand how a High Performance School can make the learning environment healthier and more comfortable for students and teachers.

This course offers one (1) AIA learning unit. Registration is required and may be completed by clicking here. There is a $5.00 registration fee for AIA members and $10.00 for non-members. Dinner and a 1-hour open bar will be provided.

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Safety Assessment Program

  • 403 Hayes Hall, University at Buffalo (map)
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Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or building code officials, this course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the California Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It 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. SAP the preferred training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis.

This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. It also teaches the appropriate protocol for coordinating with emergency managers to limit professional liability. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a Building Evaluator certification from the state of California.

There are 6.5 LU/HSW credits available to those who attend. Online registration is required for this event. There is a program fee of $165 for AIA members or $180 for non-members. Please click here to go to the registration website.

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

BN360 Young Professionals Guide Launch Party

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AIA Buffalo/WNY will be featured once again in BN360’s 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.

Mark your calendars to join the Emerging Professionals Committee for this excellent networking opportunity. Event details will be made available closer to the event.

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Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Reconstructing the Grow House on the University @ Buffalo's South Campus

  • Univsersity at Buffalo, South Campus (map)
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This course will provide a detailed onsite demonstration of the various construction techniques required to reconstruct the GRoW House, the University @ Buffalo’s entry into the 2015 Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

This event is free and open to the public. There is one (1) AIA HSW learning unit available for those who attend. While there is no cost, online registration is required and may be completed by clicking here. Please gather at the site of the GRow House, between Hayes and Parker Halls.

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Jane Battersby: Malls, Markets, and Malnutrition: Food In/Sensitive Planning in African Cities

  • Uninversity at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Food security and urban systems governance are not widely acknowledged as falling within local government mandates in African cities. However, urban policies and planning profoundly shape urban food systems and the urban conditions that drive food insecurity and malnutrition. The state’s engagement with the food system is informed by historical policy and planning legacies overlaid with decontextualized imported ideals from the global north. This lecture presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

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

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Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Conquering the Energy Code for Architects and Engineers: Commercial

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Architects and engineers in New York State will learn how to comply with the many requirements in the 2015 NYS Code and design more energy-efficient buildings in the process.

There is a program fee of $99 for this event. Attendees will earn seven (7) AIA HSW learning units. Registration is required online and may be completed by clicking here.

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Now What?! Advocacy, Activism, and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Now What?! is the first exhibition to examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. The exhibition content, conversations, and stories will inspire a new generation of design professionals to see themselves as agents of change by looking at the past to see new ways forward.

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

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Apr
16
11:30 AM11:30

On-Site Renewable Energy: What to Know and What Are the Myths

This lecture focuses on how to create a world of zero energy buildings. This includes the advanced energy design guide for zero energy buildings as well as performance base procedure for outstanding energy performance. There will also be discussion concerning on-site renewable energy; what to know and what are the myths?

There is a registration fee for this event; $20 for students, $30 for ASHRAE and AIA members, and $35 for non-members. Online registration and payment is required and may be completed by clicking here.

CORRECTION: The previous post incorrectly noted that AIA learning units were available for this event. The event organizer has clarified that the presentation is NOT accredited through AIA for continuing education.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

UB Lecture Series: Staging Fascism: Contemporary Artistic Practice and Rationalist Urban Space

  • University at Buffalo, Anderson Gallery (map)
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This panel tackles the complex interrelation between artistic practices and their historically charged subjects in urban environments. Three of the participating artists, Eiko Grimberg (Berlin), Heidi Specker (Berlin), and Caterina Borelli (Rome), and UB faculty from the departments of Art (John Opera), History (Camilo Trumper), and Architecture (Charles Davis) discuss tensions and ambivalences at sites that once served as propagandistic stage sets of Fascist power. How can artists, historians, and architects address these issues as critical observers rather than accomplices?

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Sarah Lopez: Migrant Detention, Incarceration and the Spatial Imagination

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Texas has more migrant detention centers and migrant prisons than any other state in the Union. Sarah Lopez focuses the construction and design of migrant detention facilities in Texas since the 1960s in relation to immigration policy and private prison practices. Using archival and ethnographic methods that include historic newspaper articles, ICE contracts and documents, satellite imagery, field observations and interviews, this historic genealogy of the construction of detention facilities reveals the government’s abdication of design responsibilities as private prison corporations and construction companies assume authority and responsibility for making critical design decisions that impact migrants’ daily lives.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Door and Window Fabrication

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This course will provide a tour of the shop where the various fabrication methods for producing windows and doors will be revealed.

This tour is open to the public, and one (1) AIA HSW credit is available for those who attend. Please meet at the rear entrance of the facility. Registration online is required and may be done by clicking here.

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Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

UB Lecture Series: Symposium of Architectural History: The Whiteness of 19th Century American Architecture

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. Explore this site to learn more about the specific themes, case studies and speakers that will be featured at this event. "The Whiteness of American Architecture" is organized by Charles Davis II, UB assistant professor of architecture.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

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 content.

There is a $5 door charge for those attending this event. Registration is not required in advance of the event.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Andrew Berman: Just Enough

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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Andrew Berman Principal of Andrew Berman Architect, will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Hardscape Design Trends and Engineered Segmental Retaining Walls

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Join us for a look at the newest hardscaping materials available today as well as a presentation on Engineering Segmental Retaining Walls. This will earn you 1 CEU for AIA, ASLA, HSW. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 pm and presentation will begin at 6pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will also be served before and after this event.

This event is free, and registration is required by emailing Bob DeRosa at Bob.DeRosa@unilock.com or Steve Simon at steve.simon@unilock.com. Please RSVP early to ensure your spot for this seminar.

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Mar
1
to May 15

Pollinator House Design/Build Competition

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For the 25th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo, Gardens Buffalo Niagara and the Buffalo Architecture Foundation have joined forces to organize and facilitate a design/build competition of Pollinator Houses. The spirit of the competition brings awareness to the wide array of pollinators in Western New York while challenging the notion of how these Pollinator Houses can or should look. Most importantly, the competition also encourages all participants to become designers and advocates for these critical animal partners. This is an Open, One-stage, Design-Build competition for functional, contemporary pollinator houses to be auctioned off to support Gardens Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Architecture Foundation programs.

This competition is free to enter. Submissions will be accepted from March 1 through May 15, 2019. Entries will be displayed starting June 15, 2019. Awards will be announced in August 2019.

For more information, visit the competition website at https://buffaloarchitecture.org/programs/pro-bono-publico-award/pollinator-house/.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Mustafa Faruki: IF

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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Mustafa will speak about some of the projects currently installed in the lobby of Hayes Hall. This exhibition also includes UB architecture student work that has emerged from his seminar in connection with the 2018-19 Reyner Banham Fellowship.

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

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Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

UB Lecture Series: Architecture for, by, and with Deafness

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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This symposium will explore the intersection of architecture and deafness including the architectural of schools for the deaf (the past), “Deaf Space” (the present) and the impact of evolving technology and cultural attitudes toward deafness (the future).

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Table Talks: A Local Networking Event and Panel Discussion

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall, Room 403 (map)
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With the support of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning the Senenmut Alumni Association is hosting our annual professional networking event: Table Talks. The theme of this year’s event is “Architecture as a Tool for Community Transformation” and will feature a professional networking session in conjunction with an AIA continuing education credited panel discussion.  The networking portion of the evening is set up career fair style and will feature a series of Tables decked out by our many sponsoring firms. Attendees are encouraged to mingle about and converse with the participants about their ongoing work, including opportunities for employment and partnerships.

The panel discussion will be about the community transformation taking place through the Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project: Northland Central and the Northland Workforce Training Center. Panelists representing the architect, owner, construction manager, and end user will share their experiences throughout the project and their roll in transforming a community. The purpose of this event is to foster relationships within the A&E community between students and industry leaders working locally in the profession. Our goal is to give students a better idea of what opportunities are available to them here in Western New York, and to build up our city and our workforce.  

This event is free and open to the public. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available for those who attend. Online registration is required and may be done by clicking here. A buffet of light refreshments and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

For those firms interested in participating as a sponsor, please call Margaret Scaglione at (716) 704-7218 or email at margarets@youngandwright.com

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Feb
19
8:45 AM08:45

Dynamic Tour of Liquid Resin Roofing & Waterproofing Materials Manufacturing Facility

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This event is a guided tour of Kemper System America’s West Seneca, NY Manufacturing Facility. The tour includes a review of plant safety criteria; QC & R&D labs introduction into various equipment used for ASTM and product testing; warehouse tour including discussion of building design for containing potential spills to protect surrounding wildlife area; distribution center discussions including QC process for incoming raw materials and outgoing products; and a manufacturing overview showing machinery and processes for creating various liquid resins, primer, topcoats and coating. Additionally, there will be a presentation on the history of fully reinforced, cold-fluid applied, liquid resin waterproofing membranes, system components, application process, performance benefits, and range of applications.  Project examples will be provided, including detailing and various assemblies. The tour also includes a demonstration on fully reinforced roofing and waterproofing installation.

There are four (4) AIA CEU credits available for this event. There is no fee to attend this event, although registration is required. There are a limited number of spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register online by clicking here.

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

UB Lecture Series: Zhu Pei: Root + Contemporaneity

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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The work of the notable Chinese architect Zhu Pei, founder of Studio Zhu Pei, reflects a deep understanding and particular awareness of societal traditions, history and the tectonics of building in China. His recent design for the new Museum at the Imperial Kiln in Jingdezhen presents a sensitive addition on a site of national significance yet one that simultaneously explores materiality and constructional innovation. In his lecture at UB's School of Architecture and Planning the architect Zhu Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There is one (1) AIA learning unit available to those who attend.

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Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

Trends in Hardscaping and Segmental Retaining Walls

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Join Unilock at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Ballroom for an educational event focusing on new trends in Hardscaping and Segmental retaining walls. This program will be of particular interest to AIA, ASLA, PE's and others in the specifier community. Come out and reconnect with other professionals in your industry. There will be a presentation on Engineering and design of retaining walls from Risi Stone Systems and CEU credits will be given. Cocktails start at 5:30 PM and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served all evening. Do not miss this first of it's kind event!

This event is free, and one (1) AIA learning unit is available. Registration is required and may be done by emailing Steve Simon at steve.simon@unilock.com.

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Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

UB Lecture Series: In Practice: Sydney Gross Alumni Symposium

  • University at Buffalo, 403 Hayes Hall (map)
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The event brings together alumni from architecture, urban planning and real estate development, to discuss different forms of practice that they are engaging in. The speakers have all graduated from one of the programs offered at the School of Architecture and Planning in the past 10 years, and each has taken a distinctive path since.    The symposium offers current students and other members of the School and community an opportunity to consider modes of practice within the realms of architecture and planning and at the intersection with other disciplines.   Individual presentations by each of the speakers will be followed by a general Q+A session as well as smaller group conversations directed by current students.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. There are three (3) AIA learning units available for those who attend.

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