Dec
3
to Dec 19

Holiday Food Drive

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Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for our 6th Annual Holiday Food Drive! If you would like to make a donation, bring your non-perishable items or monetary contributions to one of our Collection Points or to the AIA Buffalo/WNY Holiday Party. To become a Collection Point, email Christina Weber to be added to the 2018 Collection Route. Donations will be picked up at the Collection Points on Wednesday, Dec 19 by the Young + Wright Party Bus.

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Service Awards

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The Annual Service Awards are presented as a partnership between the AIA Buffalo/WNY chapter and the Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF). They were established to recognize dedicated individuals and firms from the local chapter. It is the goal of AIA Buffalo/WNY and the BAF to promote the Chapter and each firm through the recognition of dedicated service to the profession of architecture in the WNY region.

For more information on this event, please visit http://www.aiadesignawards.org/2018/. There is a $25 registration fee for this event. Registration may be accomplished online by clicking here.

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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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Nov
29
1:00 PM13:00

The Devil's in the Details: Construction Detailing for Emerging Professionals + Overcoming Communication Challenges During Design & Construction

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The AIA Buffalo/WNY Emerging Professionals Committee and the AIA NYS Emerging Professionals Future Practice + Community Task Force are hosting two events on construction detailing and communication. Join us to discuss construction detailing with three local industry leaders in the afternoon then stay for dinner and a panel discussion moderated by Kirk Narburgh, AIA NYS President in Albany with industry leaders in the Northeast.


Schedule

1:00 pm     Registration + Opening Remarks
1:30 pm    Masonry Envelopes
2:45 pm     Vapor Barriers
4:00 pm     Concrete Technologies
5:00 pm     Dinner + Happy Hour
6:00 pm     AIA NYS EP Panel Discussion: Overcoming Communication Challenges During Design & Construction

There are four (4) AIA learning units available for this event.

This two part event is free and attendees are asked to register online by clicking here. Registration by end of business on Monday, November 26 is required.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Man in the Glass House

  • Martin House Greatbatch Pavilion (map)
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In a major new biography, The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century, Mark Lamster sheds light on one of 20th century architecture's most celebrated and powerful figures. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

This event is free for Martin House members, or $10 for non-members. If interested, more information and registration may be found at www.martinhouse.org, or by calling (716) 856-3858 ext. 200.

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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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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
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
8
12:00 PM12:00

CSI Half Day Seminar

This half-day seminar consists of four individual presentations:

12:00 - Brad Farris, with Tremco: “Maintaining Building Envelope Integrity”  is a review of water entry points in the building envelope and provides a basic review of often overlooked area including coping joints, porous/deteriorated masonry walls, thru-wall construction, wall louvers, window & door openings and HVAC entry points.

 1:00 – Dawn Joy, with Thor Performance Products, Inc.: “Sports Floor Construction”.

 2:00 – Sherry Hartel, with International Masonry Institute: “New Ideas in Masonry”

 3:00 – Melanie Stachowiak, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, CMVP, with M/E Engineering: “Energy Modeling Overview” is a presentation on the use and benefits of energy modeling and how modeling may assist with holistic sustainable design. Various energy conservation measures, methods of modeling, and life cycle cost analysis for master energy plans will be discussed.

Each presentation offers one AIA learning unit. There is a $10 registration fee for those who wish to attend. Registration is required and may be done by emailing Brad Vaillancourt or calling (716) 883-4400

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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
2
11:00 AM11:00

Michael Smith-Masis, "1:1"

  • University at Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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Michael Smith-Masis, recently named the 2019 LOEB Fellow at Harvard GSD, in his lecture "1:1," underpins a humanistic social design agenda within community empowerment, environmental awareness, sustainability and hands-on experiences based on inclusive design processes mostly developed upon low income environments in Costa Rica.

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

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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
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

  • University At Buffalo, Hayes Hall (map)
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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

  • Turning Stone Resort & Casino (map)
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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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