AIA Las Vegas FORUM February 2023 Newsletter

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ADVOCATING FOR AND ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

In This Issue...

Spotlight Member

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President's Message

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AIA LV Events

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AIA LV Calendar

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AIA LV Chapter News

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AIA LV CE News

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Member News

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Committee News

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UNLV SoA News

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Community News

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AIA National News

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Classifieds

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The Calendar

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February 2023

Member Spotlight Kimberly Galbe, Assoc. AIA

I AM AIA LAS VEGAS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

I Am A Member Of The American Institute Of Architects (AIA) Because... by nature, architecture is a collaborative field. As a designer, I seek to further the influence of design and enhance the built environment. AIA provides me with an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and come together to have a voice in issues that impact the kind of cities we live in.

I was born and raised in Venezuela and immigrated to Las Vegas in 2013. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from UNLV in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Since then, I have been working at EV&A Architects where I am currently a Lead Designer. My passion lies in the design process, where I find great satisfaction in the opportunity to explore a new subject matter and challenge myself to find an architectural solution for it. "The design is not just what it looks like and feels like. The design is how it works” — Steve Jobs

I am excited to take on the role of the 2023-2024 AIA NV STAR (State/Territory Associate Representative). I'm looking forward to meeting and working with fellow members to promote and advance our profession. I am actively involved in other professional organizations such as NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) and ULI (Urban Land Institute) as I truly believe that we can achieve more when we work together.

In my free time, I love to do things that broaden my perspective and inspire me. I enjoy walking with my dog Nala, traveling, finding new places to eat, and meeting new people.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned? It is impossible for any individual to possess all knowledge and skills, but everyone has their own unique strengths and contributions. Have confidence in your abilities and the value you bring to the profession.

How can architects provide “value add” to their clients? As design professionals, we continuously strive to offer outstanding services to clients and projects, consistently working to meet or exceed expectations. But, saying "yes" to every request is not always the best approach. At times, declining a request is the best way to serve the client and project.

Where will you be in 20 years? Somewhere by the ocean, waking up at 6:00am to walk my pup and watch the sunrise with my feet in the sand before getting the day started.

What person, living or dead, would you most like to talk with? My grandfather whom I never got the chance to meet. He was a practicing architect and architecture professor in Venezuela. I often wonder what his thoughts on the profession were, and how he might have influenced my career.

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KIMBERLY GALBE, ASSOC. AIA

3 AIA LAS VEGAS PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

As I write this month’s message, we are getting ready for the AIA Las Vegas Membership Kick-off 2023 event, ‘Designing the Framework for Advocacy’ breakfast. I am looking forward to moderating a panel that is scheduled to include the following panelists:

• Senator Fabian Doñate – District 10 – Nevada Senate

• Commissioner William McCurdy – District D – Clark County

• Councilwoman Nancy Brune – Ward 6 – City of Las Vegas

• Planning Commissioner Serena Kasama – Ward 4 – City of Las Vegas

• Mike Hillerby – Lobbyist – Kaempfer Crowell

• Christopher Lujan, AIA – Design Principal – TSK

I am hoping that as you read this month’s newsletter that you have taken advantage of your membership and joined us for what I anticipate being an educational discussion hosted by the Government Affairs Committee.

This past month, AIA Las Vegas was represented in attendance of the City of Las Vegas – 2023 State of the City Address by Troy Moser, AIA, Jason Andoscia, AIA, and Carlos Fernandez. If you follow us on social media, you will see the post about, ‘Nevada architects are here, listening and ready to work.’ This has been a step forward for our chapter as we look to seek out our own representation as the trio listened to Mayor Goodman speak about the upcoming year.

In February, our membership meeting is organized by our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee as they host a virtual meeting focused on Black History Month. The Jedi committee is proud to invite Janna Ireland to discuss her work photographing buildings by Paul Revere Williams, FAIA. Please look to your emails and sign up for the virtual presentation scheduled for February 22nd at 6pm.

As I close out my message this month, I want to offer my congratulations to my fellow Board Member, Melvin Green, AIA who was awarded the Business and Economic Advancement Award, which was part of the ninth annual City of Las Vegas African American Trailblazer Service Awards. Congratulations Mel, this community and city are fortunate for what you give of yourself, and I could not think of a more deserving person to be recognized.

Sincerely,

AIA NEVADA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

John Sawdon, AIA President

Mike Andersen, AIA Secretary/Treasurer

James Horvath, AIA AIA LV President

Angela Bigotti, AIA AIA NN President

AIA LAS VEGAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Horvath, AIA President

Troy Moser, AIA President-elect

Rick Van Diepen, AIA Treasurer

Alexia Chen, AIA Secretary

Joyce Orias, AIA Director

Daniel J. Chenin, AIA Director

Victoria Cousino, AIA Director

Andrew Martin, AIA Director

Melvin Green, AIA Director

Wellbe Bartsma, AIA EP Director

Kayleigh Hasshaw, CPSM Allied Director

John Sawdon, AIA Past President

Glenn Nowak, AIA Eduction Liaison

Ivan Gonzalez-Vasquez, AIAS AIAS President

Carlos D. Fernandez Executive Director

AIA LAS VEGAS STAFF

Carlos D. Fernandez Executive Director

Kelly Lavigne Director of Operations

Bradley Carlson, AIA Past President

Carlos D. Fernandez Executive Director

COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND ADVISORS

Kimberly Galbe, Assoc. AIA NV NAC Rep.

Wellbe Bartsma, AIA NV YAF Rep.

Dennis Panars, AIA NCARB Advisor

Chris Lujan, AIA SGN Representative

John Copoulos, AIA LAN Representative

Mark Ryan, AIANV Strategic Councilor

Jason Andoscia, AIA PAC Chair

Audrey De La Cruz, AIA Small Firm Exchange

Wellbe Bartsma, AIA LV EP Director

Mike Hillerby Lobbyist

JAMES HORVATH, AIA
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MEETINGS

FEBRUARY 2023 MEETING - "ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY OF PAUL R. WILLIAMS"

We invite you to join the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee as they host our virtual February Membership Meeting focused on Black History Month.

When: Wednesday, February 22nd - 6:00 - 7:30pm

Where: Your Office, Your Home, Your Car! It's a Virtual Event!

The JEDI Committee has invited Janna Ireland to discuss her work photographing structures by Paul Revere Williams, FAIA.

ABOUT PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS, FAIA:

“With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood history, Paul Revere Williams developed an incredible portfolio of nearly 3,000 beautiful buildings during his five-decade career that was marked with a number of broken barriers. An architect whose work carried the glamour of classic Southern California style to the rest of the world, Williams was the among the first black students admitted to the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, the first black architect to become a member of the AIA, and, later, the first black member to be inducted into the Institute’s College of Fellows.” – AIA National Gold Medal Recipient Submittal

ABOUT JANNA IRELAND: Janna Ireland lives in Los Angeles, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Occidental College. Her photographic work is primarily concerned with the themes of family, home, and the expression of Black identity in American culture. In 2016, she began photographing structures designed by legendary Black architect Paul R. Williams. A collection of 250 of these photographs was published in a monograph entitled Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View, in 2020. In 2021, Ireland was awarded a Peter E. Pool Research Fellowship by the Nevada Museum of Art to photograph Williams’ work in Nevada. A solo exhibition of this work opened at the Nevada Museum of Art in 2022 and traveled to the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas, where it will be on view until May 30, 2023.

A broad selection of Ireland’s work was included in the exhibition “Family Album: Dannielle Bowman, Janna Ireland and Contemporary Works from LACMA” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Charles White Elementary School Gallery. Ireland’s photographs are held in the permanent collections of institutions including LACMA, the Nevada Museum of Art, the California African American Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been the subject of articles in publications including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Design Magazine, and Aperture. She holds an MFA from the UCLA Department of Art and a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU.

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY?

The AIA FORUM is your newsletter. It is provided as a member benefit and to help you stay informed on Chapter happenings, meetings, ideas and activities. We invite your participation in the form of articles and editorials.

If you have information you’d like to share or if you’d like to comment on an article, or provide new information or a point of view, please let us know via email to Kelly Lavigne, klavigne@aianevada.org

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2023 AIA LAS VEGAS CALENDAR

6 FEBRUARY 11 Urban Sketchers - Seven Magic Mountains 13 - 17 AIA Leadership C onference (formerly Grassroots) 14 Urban Sketchers - TBA 20 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Mar. Issue 22 AIA Vir tual Member Meeting - Paul R. Williams MARCH 11 Urban Sketchers - Ethel M's Cactus Garden or LV Ballpark 22 Coffee With An Architect - TBA and AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Apr. Issue 31 AIA Member Meeting - Women In Arch. Symposium APRIL ART ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN MONTH 10 or 24 47th Annual Golf Tournament - Date & Loc. TBA 8 Urban Sketchers - Death Valley Wildflowers and Amargosa Opera House 19 AIA Member Meeting - High School Design Awards 21 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for May Issue MAY 13 Urban Sketchers - Neon Museum or Smith Center 17 AIA Member Meeting - Program TBA 22 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for June Issue 24 Coffee With An Architect - TBA JUNE 6 - 10 A'23 Conference on Architecture - San Francisco, CA 17 Urban Sketchers - Cactus Joe's 22 AIA Member Meeting - Government Affairs and AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for July Issue JULY 8 Urban Sketchers - Ferguson's Downtown 20 No Member Meeting This Month 24 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Aug. Issue 26 Coffee With An Architect - TBA AUGUST 12 Urban Sketchers - Writer's Block (inside) 21 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Sept. Issue 23 AIA Member Meeting - Program TBA SEPTEMBER 9 Urban Sketchers - October 1 Memorlal Garden 13 Learn About/Turn About Product Show 20 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Oct. Issue 27 Coffee With An Architect - TBA OCTOBER 12 AIA LV Topgolf Event 14 Urban Sketchers - Rhyolite Ghost Town 18 AIA Member Meeting - Allied Appreciation 23 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Nov. Issue NOVEMBER 3 Vir tual AIA | NSBAIDRD C.E. Seminar 11 Urban Sketchers - Neon Museum 15 AIA Member Meeting - Program TBA 22 Coffee With An Architect - TBA and AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Dec. Issue DECEMBER 1 AIA Holiday & Design Awards Gala 9 Urban Sketchers - Ethel M's Cactus Garden 18 AIA Forum Newsletter Deadline for Jan. 2024 Issue Please Note: This calendar is as of December 2022. Dates and Events are subject to change as necessary as the year evolves.

WHAT DOES STAND FOR?

• We stand for equity and human rights

• We stand for architecture that strengthens our communities

• We stand for a sustainable future

• We stand for protecting communities from the impact of climate change

• We stand for investing in the future

• We speak up, and policymakers listen

If you stand for these things, and you value the work you do as an architect, then stand with the AIA as an active member and work to protect your profession and improve your community and your world.

SHARE YOUR PROJECT IMAGES ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

AIA Architects in Las Vegas are producing some of the most beautiful and innovative architecture in the world. We’d like to highlight and feature these projects on our Social Media platforms. All we need is for you to send us a photo(s) that we can use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In….. to recognize your firm’s work. Give us the name of the project…. the location….and the name of the firm. We’ll do the rest.

Send all images directly to our Social Media Manager, Lori Lea lorimlea@aecindustrypro.com

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IN MEMORIUM - OUR FRIEND, YSIDRO R. BARRON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long-time Las Vegas Architect Ysidro R. Barron on December 15th, 2022. Ysidro was born in Tucson, AZ. in 1953. After graduating from Tucson High School, Ysidro attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in Architecture.

Ysidro moved to Las Vegas in 1981 to begin his career in architecture which he continued till his passing. He built his own architectural practice focusing on and contributing to the built environment by way of schools, public housing, civic and hospitality projects. He is remembered by those in his industry as a hands on mentor who led by example.

Ysidro accomplished many things and was always very proud of his family. Those who knew him will remember him as a fun-loving person who enjoyed entertaining friends at the bar he built in his home and rooting for the Green Bay Packers. He was also an avid athlete who loved playing squash and golfing at the Black Mountain Golf Course.

A celebration of life was held on January 17th. He is survived by his wife Ann, his brothers Ron and Alex, his daughters Amalia Kindel Ranck (Steve) and Amanda Katherine Barron.

MELVIN GREEN, AIA HONORED AT THE 9TH ANNUAL TRAILBLAZER AWARDS

Melvin Green, AIA is the winner in the Business and Economic Advancement category. This category recognizes local business professionals who have displayed entrepreneurial character, high standards, innovative professional practice and a committed support of their local community.

Green has more than 40 years of experience in the architectural field, having received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1980. Prior to co-founding KME Architects, where he is the director of design for all projects that KME is commissioned, Green had owned and operated as MGA, Melvin Green Architect, LLC since the early 1990’s.

Green has designed and managed various small and large architectural projects, including high-rise hotels in Macau, highrise residential, medical, hospitality, retail and office projects as well as educational facilities. Some of Green’s notable local project experience includes the Flamingo Convention Center, Eclipse Movie Theater, Rainbow Dreams Academy, the original Nevada Partners Center, and Kermit R. Booker and Wendell P. Williams Elementary Schools; Williams being the first prototype two-story elementary school to be built in Las Vegas.

CONGRATULATIONS

MEL!

WELCOME NEW, UPGRADED & REINSTATED MEMBERS! ARCHITECT

John Burfening, AIA

Klai Juba Wald architecture + interiors

Cynthia E. Kwan Knotz, AIA HKS Architects, Inc.

Paul Li, AIA Gensler

David McCredo, AIA (rejoin) Steelman Partners

Frank Santagata, AIA (rejoin)

Wynn Design & Development

Curt Schriner, AIA (rejoin) Grand Canyon Development Partners

ASSOCIATE

Alyssa Baker, Assoc. AIA Ed Vance & Associates

Marius Cerkauskas, Assoc. AIA Atlantic-AE

Trexi Dunnam, Assoc. AIA NOVUS Architecture

Mostafa Marzouk, Assoc. AIA (rejoin) Klai Juba Wald architecture + interiors

Salvador Medina Contreras, Assoc. AIA

Allen Salvage, Assoc. AIA Bergman, Walls & Associates, Ltd.

Mario Santos Espinoza, Assoc. AIA

Ted Egerton Lochsa Engineering

Traci Morgan Affordable Concepts, Inc.

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TSK ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP HONORING ROBERT HERSH, AIA

To honor our friend and colleague RJ Hersh, we are proud to present the Robert J. Hersh Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will be for the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. RJ was passionate about his design of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building, and we can’t think of a better way to remember him than to help aspiring medical professionals receive their education in the building that meant so much to him. Our goal is $50,000 which will endow the scholarship so that it will exist in perpetuity. We believe, with your help, this goal is easily achievable. If you are interested in donating, there are multiple options:

1. Online at https://rebelraiser.unlv.edu/project/35564

2. Mail a check made out to “UNLV Foundation” with “Fund 7626” in the memo (the memo note is ver y important) and send to: UNLV Foundation

Gift Processing Dept.

4505 S. Maryland Parkway

Mailstop 1006

Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006

Or, if you prefer to have your donation picked up, contact Annette Carter at 702-823-3767 (Office) or 407-376-1954 (Cell) and she will arrange a pickup.

3. If you would like to donate a gift of stock, please contact Annette Carter at 702-823-3767 (Office) or 407-376-1954 (Cell).

All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive a letter for tax purposes.

Please help us remember RJ, and at the same time help to provide an education for the future medical professionals of Southern Nevada! If you can’t donate, please considering sharing this with your network. Every little bit gets us closer to the goal!

Thank you in advance, TSK

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! AIA LV COMMITTES AND MEETING SCHEDULES

AIA Las Vegas COTE Committee

Chair: Rick Van Diepen, AIA rick@GRNVision.com

Virtual Meeting 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30am

AIA Las Vegas Affordable Housing Committee

Co-Chair: Monica Gresser, AIA mgresser@brazenarchitecture.com

Co-Chair: David Kim, AIA david.kim@matterrealestate.com

Virtual Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Allied Members Committee

Chair: Kayleigh Hasshaw khasshaw@tjkengineers.com

Virtual Meeting 4th Wednesday every other month at 9:30am

AIA Las Vegas Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Chris Lujan, AIA clujan@tska.com

Virutal Meeting Schedule 1st Wendesday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs: Melvin Green, AIA melvin@kmearchitects.com Sydney Katz, katz@spkatz.com

Virtual Meeting 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Education Outreach Committee

Chair: John Torpey. AIA jot751@aol.com

Virtual Meeting 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Women In Architecture Committee

Chair: Monica Gresser, AIA mgresser@brazenarchitecture.com

Hybrid Meeting 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas UNLV School of Architecture Committee

Chair: Glenn Nowak, AIA glenn.nowak@unlv.edu

Virtual Meeting 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

AIA Las Vegas EPYAF Committee

Chair: Wellbe Bartsma, AIA wellbe_bartsma@gensler.com

Virtual Meeting 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Urban Sketchers Committee

Chair: Eric Roberts, FAIA ericr@knitstudios.com

Virtual or In Person Meeting 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am STEP

Want to get involved? There’s no better way than to join an AIA Committee.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11TH

LIVE & IN PERSON

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PST They will be meeting at Seven Magic Mountains S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054

No need to RSVP. Just show up with those sketchy friends of yours!

You should bring your own sketch supplies. Don't forget some water and something to sit on . A hat, jacket, sunglasses and sunscreen is still a must.

702-498-3658 Eric's Cell

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AIA LAS VEGAS EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Committee was busy with several activities at the end of the 2022 year.

Our Committee participated in the Community Night at Lied STEM Academy on November 3, 2002. I would like to recognize and thank Mili Turnbull, AIA for attending this event with me. It was a chance to interact with students and their parents.

Our Committee is also participating in a weekly class visit to Mr. Gavin Romzek’s Architecture and Construction class at Lied STEM Academy. This class allows us to have one on one contact with students and the opportunity to introduce design concepts to his students and discuss their ideas. This weekly activity started on November 7, 2022 and will continue into 2023.

The career fair on November 15, 2022 at Eldorado High School was well attended. I want to give a big thank you to those Committee members who helped make this event a success. Thank you, Stacey Hatfield (NSBAID), Christian Nelson AIA, Rick Van Diepen AIA, Ivan-Gonzalez-Vazquez (AIAS) and Nathaniel Becenti (AIAS).

This year looks promising for additional opportunities to meet with students as well. The Committee has been asked to attend two more High School Career Fairs for March 3 and March 9, and a speaking engagement scheduled at Lied STEM Academy in February.

If you are currently not a member of the AIA Education Outreach Committee and would like the opportunity to participate please contact me via e-mail: johntorpeyaia@gmail.com or my cell number 702 580-5903.

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ONLINE CONVERSATIONS SERIES as part of the M.Arch Program for Studio 790 and Seminar 660, Prof. Steffen Lehmann, Spring 2023

FRIDAY, FEB 3, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Daniel J. Chenin

DJC Architects, Las Vegas Inflection Point

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FRIDAY, FEB 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Prof. David Turnbull

Los Angeles/Phoenix

The Desert

FIND YOUR NEXT SUPERSTAR!

The UNLV School of Architecture will be holding their 12th Annual SoA Internship & Career Fair on Friday March 24th from 1:30-4:30pm in the Architecture Studies Library.

To reserve a table for your firm, contact glenn.nowak@unlv.edu

LECTURE SERIES

TUESDAY, FEB 28, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Associate Prof. Paola Boarin

University of Auckland, NZ Sustainable Design www.auckland.ac.nz/

FRIDAY, MAR 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Oliver Schuette & Marije van Lidth

A-01 Architects, Costa Rica

The No Footprint House www.a-01.net

UNLV School of Architecture and Klai Juba Wald architecture + interiors welcomes Liora Haymann. Managing Director of OBMI Friday, February 24th at 4pm inside the UNLV Architecture Studies Library. No RSVP Necessary.

TUESDAY, MAR 21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Prof. Ladd Keith

University of AZ, Tucson Urban Heat www.laddkeith.com

The Zoom link for Friday conversations: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89617904135?

Meeting ID: 896 1790 4135

Passcode: 120191

All times are Pacific Time

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Passcode: 749898

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Liora’s ideal world lies at the intersection of design, business, and strategy. She connects the dots at OBMI – designing and facilitating our interactive workshops with clients and partners, managing staff, clearing roadblocks, and ensuring projects move forward on time and on budget. Liora’s influence keeps OBMI striving for excellence, a value she communicates in five different languages: English, Spanish, German, Hebrew, and French.

As the joint head of the OBMI Destination Creation studio, Liora oversees the professional staff in Miami and coordinates with the firm’s worldwide offices. Her vast international expertise in urban design and planning stems from a keen interest in the cities, cultures, and environments affected by architecture. Liora began her professional career in Chile, where she ran her own practice and directed landmark projects for public and private clients. In Miami, Liora launched a strategic business development consultancy for design, urban planning, and tourism that bridged Latin American and U.S. markets. She joined OBMI in 2006.

Liora holds a professional degree in architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master of Science in Architecture with a focus on urban design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a Chilean Registered Architect, an international associate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Outside of the office, Liora practices 5Rhythms and teaches Iyengar yoga as a licensed instructor. She’s also an ex-competitive skier and an active publisher.

There will be two more Klai Juba Wald Lectures this spring. Plans and dates are being finalized and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Please remember that Klai Juba Wald Lectures qualify to self-reporting to AIA National for CE Credits.

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ENCOURAGE REGISTRATION WITHIN YOUR FIRM

Having associates that are registered makes you firm more valuable. Because NSBAIDRD's mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by assuring the quality of the built environment, we would like to assist you in encouraging associates in your firm to become registered.

NSBAIDRD would like to promote registration within your firm by speaking with your associates about the importance of professional registration and helping them navigate the path to licensure. If you are interested in holding a brief discussion with non-registrants in your firm, hosted by NSBAIDRD, please contact the NSBAIDRD public information coordinator at (702) 486-7300.

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Celebrate Black History Month and those who paved the way with the events throughout the Valley. CLICK HERE for details
COMMUNITY NEWS 19 Merging Your Firm With Another Firm? Hired A New Employee? Having A Baby? Getting Married? Congratulating Someone On A Job Well Done? LET US KNOW! We'd like to share your news! Send announcements to Kelly at klavigne@aianevada.org Don’t wait any longer! Download the information package on awards at azuremagazine.com and start your entry.

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CUNHINGHAM'S SUKREET SINGH KNOWS THE WHATS, WHYS AND HOWS OF NET ZERO

Not so long ago, the concept of designing to net zero, whether energy, water, waste or carbon emissions, seemed beyond reach.

Then came the obvious weather extremes, many of which could be attributable to climate change. Now, the race is on to do something about it. In response, net zero has evolved from an abstract concept to encompassing strategies used by government and businesses to help tackle the causes of increasing climate-change risks.

But what is net zero? It can be many things including net zero energy, net zero water, net zero waste, etc. But, in this context, and probably the most holistic and metric that encompasses everything is net zero carbon. It is a state in which greenhouse gasses emitted into the atmosphere are balanced by their removal from that same atmosphere.

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IDS Las Vegas & Pro Source to kick-off 2023! Enjoy bites, drinks and get the chance to win some exciting prizes! Meet your new Board of Directors while celebrating the successes of our 2022 board. This event will be open to all of the Las Vegas design community and attendees will have the opportunity to join IDS Las Vegas! Active membership will not be required for this specific event.

2ND ANNUAL NOMA SKI WEEKEND

When: Friday, March 3, 2023 - Sunday, March 5, 2023

Where: Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe, California Contact: secondvpresident@socalnoma.org

The 2nd Annual NOMA Ski Weekend hosted by SoCal NOMA is open to all NOMA members, non-members, extended family and friends. The NOMA Ski Weekend will commence at the beautiful Heavenly Lake Tahoe Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California hosted by the SoCal NOMA Chapter. NOMA invites you to pre-register by February 20th so that we can safely plan an eventful ski weekend. Registering today will allow the planning team to coordinate activities and lodging for the weekend.

• Registration is $40 per person and will be applied toward the reception food and beverages.

• Lodging recommendations will be shared with all registered guests

• Standard lodging, lift tickets, rental equipment and additional activities are covered directly by each attendee and coordinated directly with the venues

• Planned NOMA events include a Host Chapter Happy Hour Friday, March 3rd, and a mid-day social event Saturday, March 4th

• Nearest airports are Reno-Tahoe International Airport (56 miles) and Sacramento International Airport (114 miles)

• For non-skiers/snowboarders there are plenty of other activities nearby such as ice skating, snow tubing, snowmobiling, casinos, spas, shopping, etc.

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BEVERLY WILLIS ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (BWAF) ANNOUNCES 2ND SEASON OF NEW ANGLE: VOICE

Hosted by Kracauer and produced by Brandi Howell, a name behind several award-winning shows, the first season of New Angle: Voice debuted last year and reveals intimate details and challenges faced by five legendary names in architecture: Julia Morgan, Natalie de Blois, Helen Fong, Florence Knoll and Norma Sklarek. The listening audience jumped from a few thousand to over 40,000, and growing, during the spring of this year.

In 2023, the second season of New Angle: Voice will debut on International Women’s Day, March 8, with the premiere episode on Ray Eames (1912–1988).

The inspiring story of Eames, the modernist industrial designer, will tell the story behind the iconic furniture, architecture, textiles, and graphics she created herself and in partnership wither husband, noted designer and architect Charles Eames and their firm The Eames Office. To listen to the podcast, visit https://bwaf.org/resources/podcast on March 8.

Future 2023 episodes of the podcast series document the lives of Boston’s legendary TAC founders Jean Bodman Fletcher and Sarah Pillsbury Harkness, as well as the African American architect and hidden talent Amaza Lee Meredith. Later in the year, BWAF will present additional episodes on inventor and suffragist Anna Wagner Keichline and the first-ever winner of a Pulitzer Prize for architecture criticism, Ada Louise Huxtable.

New Angle: Voice is sponsored by Knoll, a MillerKnoll company, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Current episodes are found everywhere podcasts are available, including on Apple Podcasts apple.co/3t9xUqP and bwaf.org/resources/podcast on the BWAF website.

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"Pick your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world"
Ray Eames

UPCOMING AT PEARSON GALLERY: SOLO SERIES:#MINDOFANARTISTNEVASLEEPS

WELCOME TO THE DESIGN COMMUNITY

Dione Boles usually works with pencil and pastels, but her interest in painting started 7 years ago.

Her inspiration came from other local artists in Las Vegas. Before having her son, she drew family and friends. Later, her son came up across her old portfolio and encouraged her to draw again.

Boles went back to college and graduated with an associate of arts degree in 2012 from College of Southern Nevada.

On Display:

January 27 through March 16, 2023, at the Pearson Community Center 1625 W Carey Ave, NLV, NV 89032

Representing AIA Las Vegas and AIA Nevada, Kelly Lavigne welcomes the newest Registered Interior Designers, Kelly Marie Jensen, Brooke Perkins Cinalli, Sara Diane Stuteville Brookshire, Anjenette Pineda, Donna B. Batilova and Jeannine Marie Clark to the community.

YOU ARE INVITED

The Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery and College of Fine Arts are pleased to present Pervasive Surveillance

a solo exhibition by media artist Cida de Aragon

Opening Reception

WHEN: Thursday, February 9th, from 6 pm to 8 pm

WHERE: Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, at Alta Ham Fine Arts Building on the UNLV Campus. 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV. 89154

The first 50 visitors will receive original artwork from the installation '300 Vigilant Eyes'.

The artist presents a site-specific wall installation, new video works, and large-format photography that criticize the excessive surveillance we increasingly endure in life.

No RSVP is required - No masks are required

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Before they broke ground, HBG Design ensured the Guest House at Graceland™ Resort was protected with AIA contracts. Learn more at aiacontracts.org/aiachapter
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Climate change is causing a spike in disaster events in communities nationwide. These occurrences too often result in significant loss of life and property—including billions of dollars in damage. See three ways architects are teaming with mayors and other stakeholders to redesign the built environment to cope with stressors such as power outages, floods, fires, and droughts.

AIA's Blueprint for Better campaign is a call to action for AIA members, architecture professionals, civic leaders, and the public to transform the practice of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, just, equitable future for everyone.

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Do you know an AIA member that brings their insights, talents, training, and experience to make positive contributions to their community through engaging in the administrative and legislative political process? CLICK HERE to Nominate a Citizen Architect

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2023 marks the start of an historic time for AIA—an allfemale leadership team. AIA’s CEO/EVP Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, AIA President Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, and 2024 President-elect Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, look to the future in a new Q&A.

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THE 2023 AIA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE GOES TO DAVID M. POWELL, FAIA

The AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture recognizes individuals who further the public’s awareness and appreciation of design excellence in public spaces.

As a musician and an architect, David M. Powell, FAIA, has eagerly embraced his role as the champion of Nashville’s built environment. Drawing inspiration from the city’s legendary songwriters, his work has nurtured Nashville’s remarkable growth over the last three decades. In all of his work as a designer, advocate, and leader, Powell has ensured that this growth remains steeped in context and history, celebrates Nashville’s cultural vernacular, and protects its unique characteristics.

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The AIA National Photography Competition was founded to capture and honor architects, design professionals and architectural students whose amazing talents are showcased in their photographic interpretation of the designed environment.

The competition is open to all architects actively registered in the United States, AIA Associates, and architecture students at an accredited architecture school. License architects do not have to be an AIA members to enter.

Submittion Deadline is April 3, 2023.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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AIA'S FIRST ALL-FEMALE LEADERSHIP TEAM LOOKS AHEAD TO 2023 AND THEIR HISTORY-MAKING ROLES The architecture and design event of the year is heading to San Fransisco June 7-10, 2023.

PROJECT MANAGER

DesignCell Architecture is a nationally recognized full-service architectural firm specializing in midrise hospitality and multi-family projects across the western U.S. Our firm is distinguished by the quality of our work and our commitment to meet our client’s budget and time objectives. We are in search of emerging and seasoned professionals to join our team. Hospitality and multi-family experience preferred.

We are in search of a strong Project Manager with excellent leadership skills and a collaborative work style. This role will lead and manage multiple successful projects through construction administration. This position is open to candidates in Las Vegas, NV and Scottsdale, AZ.

Some of the responsibilities include:

• Provide project leadership and coordination for multiple projects

• Interface with building officials during the permitting and construction phases

• Resolve complex technical and design issues

• Set direction for the execution of project goals and objectives with project team and clients

• Manage project staffing, budget, schedule & scope

• Manage and mentor project team members - fostering collaboration, effective communication, and quality.

• Contribute to office-wide initiatives and to the overall success of the team.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Experienced: 7+ years of relevant hospitality and multi-family experience

• Strong technical knowledge of building codes and structures, principles/ practices & construction

• Strong communication and leadership skills

• Software proficiency: working knowledge of Revit, MS Office, Bluebeam

• Detail-Oriented and Organized: perform quality management reviews and maintain records

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

DesignCell supports diversity and quality of life. We offer competitive salaries and a substantial benefits package for full-time employees.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and find out how you fit within our team, send your resume, and cover letter to solutions@design-cell.com

DISCOVER. CREATE. EXPERIENCE.

WHO WE ARE Simpson Coulter | STUDIO

We are an award-winning architectural and interior design firm dedicated to creating quality spaces that enhance the community we love.

Our highly collaborative studio allows everyone to participate in all aspects of the design and construction process. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, career growth, and a fun office culture for you to thrive.

WHO YOU ARE

We are currently hiring for all positions and we have immediate openings for a BIM specialist, project manager/architect, and an interior designer.

PLEASE

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A passionate and talented design professional ready to make your next career move. You must be willing to learn, motivate, communicate, and collaborate with all levels of our team. Revit and Bluebeam software experience is preferred. Experience with Photoshop, Sketchup, and InDesign is a plus.
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