AIA Las Vegas BLUEPRINT - February 2024

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PRESIDENT’S NOTE had time for some great networking. Thank you all for the warm welcome to the AIA Las Vegas Leadership Team for 2024.

Troy D. Moser, AIA It’s hard to believe February is here already. Okay, I can’t resist… and LOVE is in the air! Why would I start out with such an overused cliché? I have a few good reasons to share with you. These updates are all tied to our first goal for 2024; Elevating Collaborative Partnerships. Our January membership meeting was a great kick off for 2024. I could feel the LOVE in the room! We had a capacity crowd at Vic’s, a great new restaurant located Downtown at Symphony Park. The room was full of friends, old and new. We were able to celebrate our sponsors from 2023, introduce our 2024 sponsorship opportunities, and of course, we

opportunities to collaborate with other chapter leaders and with AIA National Staff regarding chapter operations and topics that impact us all, across the nation. AIA Northern Nevada and AIA Las We will also be headed to Capitol Vegas are initiating an effort to Hill to meet with our Nevada identify areas that impact both the Representatives. I look forward to Northern and Southern Nevada reporting back to you on this architectural communities. regard next month. Legislative issues will certainly be one area of focus but we There are more opportunities for anticipate finding other areas of networking and making an impact interest that we can collaborate through our committees in on. Please reach out and let me February. Please take a look at the know if you have any ideas in this schedule of upcoming events to regard. see where you can plug in and get involved. Finally, I wish you all a During the past couple of months, safe and enjoyable “Big Game” I have mentioned our goal to weekend. strengthen ties to local and Sincerely, regional professional organizations. Discussions with colleagues indicate that our industry partners are also Troy D. Moser, AIA interested in exploring how we can be impactful with these potential new collaborations. In a few short weeks your delegation from AIA Nevada, AIA Northern Nevada and AIA Las Vegas will be headed to Washington DC for the 2024 Leadership Summit. We will have 3


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LV Museum of Art

Celebrating Student and Professional Work

TIMING IS RIGHT

AIAS GALLERY EXHIBITION

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Las Vegas Natural History Museum seeks artists for Black History Month exhibition

AIA Calls on the House of Representatives to Pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (HR 7024)

LV NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

AIA CALLS ON HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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MEET THE BOARD

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

YEARLY EVENTS

COMMITTEE NEWS

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

COMMUNITY NEWS

PAST EVENTS

CLASSIFIEDS

AIA LAS VEGAS NEWS

AIA NATIONAL NEWS 4


FEBRUARY

MONTHLY EVENTS

VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT

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URBAN SKETCHERS

17 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 20 SALONE DEL MOBILE AIA MEMBER MEETING 21 JEDI + EO COMMITTEE 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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MEET THE BOARD

Troy D. Moser, AIA

Alexia Chen, AIA

Teresa Mears, AIA

Quyen Luu, AIA

President Moser Architecture

President-Elect LGA Architecture

Secretary LGA Architecture

Treasurer Gensler

Wellbe Bartsma, AIA

Daniel Chenin, AIA

Victoria Cousino, AIA

Melvin Green, AIA

EP Director Gensler

Director Daniel Joseph Chenin, Ltd.

Director KNIT

Director KME Architects

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kim S. Galbe, Assoc. AIA

Jeffrey Sarmiento, AIA

James Horvath, AIA

Carlos D. Fernandez

Director EV&A Architects

Director Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects

Past-President BW&A

Executive Director AIA Nevada | AIA Las Vegas

Kayleigh Hasshaw, CPSM

Glenn Nowak, AIA

Vivian Arredondo, AIAS

Taryn Kole

Allied Director TJK Consulting Engineers

Education Liaison UNLV SoA

President UNLV AIAS

Assistant Dir. Operations AIA Nevada | AIA Las Vegas

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YEARLY EVENTS

YEARLY EVENTS

FEBURARY

13 VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT 17 URBAN SKETCHERS 20 SALONE DE MOBILE 21 JEDI + EO COMMITTEE EVENT

MARCH

07 EP/YAF FIRM CRAWL AT NOVUS ARCHITECTURE 09 URBAN SKETCHERS 12 IN-PERSON MIXER AT KARNDEAN FLOORING LAS VEGAS 22 WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SYMPOSIUM 27 COFFEE WITH AN ARCHITECT

APRIL

01 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE 09 VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT 10 HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN AWARDS 13 URBAN SKETCHERS 22 50TH ANNUAL AIA LAS VEGAS GOLF TOURNAMENT

MAY

11 URBAN SKETCHERS 14 VIRTUAL COFFEE CHAT

JUNE

08 URBAN SKETCHERS 17 IN-PERSON MIXER/EDUCATIONAL EVENT (RENO)

JULY

13 URBAN SKETCHERS

AUGUST

10 URBAN SKETCHERS

SEPTEMBER

12 ARC PRODUCT SHOW 14 URBAN SKETCHERS

OCTOBER

12 URBAN SKETCHERS 17 ULTIMATE DRIVE AT ATOMIC GOLF

NOVEMBER

09 URBAN SKETCHERS

DECEMBER

ARCHITECTURE NEVADA DESIGN & SERVICE AWARDS CELEBRATION 14 URBAN SKETCHERS

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Note: This calendar is accurate as of December 29th, 2023. Dates and events are subject to change as necessary as the year evolves.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Hung Tran, AIA

I am a member of AIA because… Participation in the AIA not only connects me to a passionate community of architects and designers committed to positively impacting our built environments but also fosters a dynamic network that encourages mutual learning and collaboration so critical for our profession. I find a lot of value in the program, symposiums, committees, and events hosted by the AIA.

How would you introduce yourself to the world as an architect? In a few sentences, share your passion, your vision, and your achievements in the field. As a Senior Project Manager at Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects, my primary focus is on educational projects, aligned with my passion for mentorship and teaching. I've collaborated with the Clark County School District on diverse initiatives, contributing to improved learning environments for the community. I ardently advocate for continuous learning, a pivotal dimension of our professional landscape that I 8

find particularly enriching. I've been actively involved with the ACE Mentors of Southern Nevada Program for the past 9 years, serving on the Board as Chair of the Education Committee. This commitment extends to mentoring emerging professionals and teaching as an adjunct faculty member at the UNLV School of Architecture. The receipt of the 2023 AIA Nevada Young Architect Award is a source of profound gratitude and humility. This recognition serves to reinforce my dedication to advancing the discipline through mentorship, educational endeavors, and transformative community projects.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

What advice would you offer to aspiring architects aiming to follow in your footsteps? Cultivate a sense of curiosity and consistently seek to discern the underlying rationale behind each undertaking. While there may be a temptation to focus solely on the limits of the task at hand, aiming for efficient completion, it is crucial not to regard expediency as the ultimate goal. Endeavor always to grasp the bigger picture, understanding the overarching logic and project objectives associated with the given task.

Could you share with us some of your most challenging architectural endeavors and what you learned from them? The first time I worked on multiple projects under construction and design simultaneously for the same client brought about its fair share of challenges, but also provided opportunities for immense growth. From staffing to scheduling logistics and tracking changes to apply to the next group of projects, it taught me how to communicate more effectively, importance of staying hyper organized, and how to work

through solutions as a cohesive team with both the contractor and client. Working on the construction administration of a project strengthened my understanding for design and ultimately makes me a more wellrounded architect and designer.

captivating architectural forms and spaces with the pragmatic considerations of the client. I regularly share this project with my students and mentees as a framework for design thinking. It underscores the intricate dance between utility and form, elucidating how functional imperatives can intricately inform the aesthetic manifestation of architectural design.

How do you anticipate the architectural landscape transforming over the next 10 years?

Image: Seattle Central Library, WA, Accessed 31 January 2024, https://paramountlighting.com/gallery/seattle-central-library/

Can you share with us an architectural work that has deeply resonated with you and explain why it holds such significance? The Seattle Public Library project, designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas, embodies a compelling exploration into the potentialities of public spaces and buildings. This project articulates a thoughtful approach for conceptualization and strategic deployment, deftly reconciling 9

In the dynamic landscape of technology and software, driven by the rise of artificial intelligence, architects are on the brink of a significant shift. Equipped with sophisticated tools, it will enable architects to refine and iterate on more ideas. This transformative potential not only accelerates the creative journey but also enhances the overall value bestowed upon projects and clients alike. The promise of increased ideation opens doors to a future where architects can delve more deeply into the creative process, enriching the expressive dimensions of each project.


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COMMITTEE NEWS

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AIA Las Vegas Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & Education Outreach Committee Chair: Melvin Green, AIA melvin@kmearchitects.com Virtual Meeting 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm

AIA Las Vegas Women In Architecture Committee Chair: Monica Gresser, AIA monica@BRAZENarchitecture.com Hybrid Meeting 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm

AIA Las Vegas UNLV School of Architecture Committee Chair: Glenn Nowak, AIA glenn.nowak@unlv.edu Virtual Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30am

AIA Las Vegas EPYAF Committee Chair: Wellbe Bartsma, AIA wellbe_bartsma@gensler.com Virtual Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm

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COMMITTEE NEWS

Small Firm Exchange Connect with fellow small firm leaders in Nevada for a virtual coffee chat hosted by SFx rep Anne Johnson, AIA. This is your chance to meet other architects running small practices, discuss hot topics facing your firms today, and explore how the AIA can better support Nevada’s small business community. The Small Firm Exchange (SFx) was created to champion the needs of architects in small practices. SFx facilitates local networking and elevates the interests of small firm architects to the national AIA organization. What issues keep you up at night? What resources would help strengthen your practice? How can the AIA be a better ally for small firm success?

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Image: A proposed look at the Las Vegas Museum of Art's building located in Symphony Park. (Las Vegas Museum of Art), Accessed 31 January 2024, https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/las-vegas/timing-is-right-las-vegas-museum-of-art-one-step-closer-to-reality-2980526/

Known for glitzy resorts adorned with neon lights and extravagant establishments catered to every taste, Las Vegas’ beauty is instantly recognizable worldwide.

‘Timing is right’: Las Vegas Museum of Art So it may be surprising that Las Vegas, a community so obsessed aesthetics, is the largest city one step closer with in the country without a standalone art museum — despite to reality having one in the past. By Taylor R. Avery Las Vegas Review-Journal January 12, 2024 - 6:02 am

That may soon be changing. Champions of the Las Vegas Museum of Art — including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation — say the time is finally right. “There have been so many 22

accomplishments in our city, between The Smith Center and the Sphere, the Raiders Stadium, Formula One, that the timing is right for this effort,” said Heather Harmon, executive director of the Las Vegas art museum. That effort got its first big break last year, when Las Vegas City Council members voted in December to approve an exclusive negotiation agreement with the Las Vegas Museum of Art for a 1.5-acre plot of land in Symphony Park. If all goes according to plan, construction on the proposed three-story, 60,000-to-90,000square-foot building could begin as early as 2026. The museum,


COMMUNITY NEWS which is projected to cost $150 million, is expected to open in 2028. The location has been long desired for an art museum because of its proximity to other cultural centers such as The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the Discovery Children’s Museum, Harmon said. “There’s just great synergy in the area for arts and culture,” she said. The Las Vegas Art Museum closed in 2009 after 59 years of operation, citing a lack of funding amid difficult economic times.

Support from many sides The latest effort to build an art museum in the entertainment capital of the world is also supported by partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation. For Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County museum and a trustee of the Las Vegas museum, and Elaine Wynn, a Las Vegas philanthropist, the idea of an art museum in Las Vegas isn’t a new one. “As a longtime resident and neighbor of all of you, I could not leave Las Vegas for that crap game in the sky without feeling that we finished off our cultural

center,” Wynn, who serves as a ‘Too early to discuss’ trustee for the Las Vegas museum and sits on the board of the Los As for what types of art Las Angeles County museum, told City Vegans and visitors might be able Council members in December. to view in the future museum, Harmon said it’s too early to Govan and Wynn discussed the discuss. possibility of an art museum over the past decade until about a year “We’re looking at having three ago, when they decided it was rotating exhibition spaces, so we’ll time to capitalize on growing never be dark and we’ll always excitement around sports in the have art on view,” Harmon said. city, Govan said. Exhibitions that were already As part of that support, the Los created in Los Angeles likely will Angeles County Museum of Art — be featured in the Las Vegas which is one of the most museum, as well as collections aggressive museums when it organized exclusively for Las comes to sharing its collections — Vegas, Govan said. will support the Las Vegas institution with expertise and by He said art museums provide a sharing its exhibitions and place for communities to gather, artworks. regardless of what might be “The idea of having a great art museum in Las Vegas, so close, just down the road, with a whole new audience is exciting for LACMA because it’s a way we can share our collections and exhibitions with different audiences,” Govan said.

featured within their walls. “There’s no place in life that art doesn’t exist, but to have it formalized, and to have education around it, and to have a gathering place to think about it in terms of a museum is a very special thing,” Govan said.

Harmon said the partnership with Contact Taylor R. Avery at the Los Angeles County museum TAvery@reviewjournal.com. will give the community access to Follow @travery98 on X. the largest collection in the western United States. The Las Vegas museum also received a $5 million appropriation from the Legislature. 23


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Las Vegas Natural History Museum seeks artists for Black History Month exhibition by Matthew Seeman | Tue, January 9th 2024 LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is inviting artists to take part in its Black History Month exhibition.

All mediums are welcome, including drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, photography and video. Submissions must be emailed to Grace Njoroge, Education Director, at education@lvnhm.org.

The deadline for artist submissions is Thursday, Jan. 11, according to a news release from the museum.

All sizes of art are welcome but may not be larger than 80 inches x 30 inches x 78 inches. Recorded submissions (spoken word, song, etc.) must be up to 3 minutes in length, connected to the theme, and be saved as an MP4.

"Resilience: The African Diaspora" is described as an exhibition that will celebrate the resilience of African Americans to embrace and preserve their culture and traditions. People of all backgrounds, ages and experience levels are invited to submit art pieces and artifacts that explain their journey to embracing their African roots.

Submissions should also include an up to 150-word description explaining the piece and how it connects to the theme. Artwork must be appropriate for all ages, meaning there is no vulgarity, graphic violence, or sexually explicit imagery.

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AIA NATIONAL NEWS

AIA Calls on the House of Representatives to Pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (HR 7024) JANUARY 29, 2024 AIA calls on the House of Representatives to work in a bipartisan manner to expeditiously bring the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (HR 7024) to the House floor for a full vote and passage as soon as possible. WASHINGTON – January 29, 2024 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) calls on the House of Representatives to work in a bipartisan manner to expeditiously bring the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (HR 7024) to the House floor for a full vote and passage as soon as possible.

Image: United States Capitol, Accessed 31 January 2024, https://www.aia.org/about-aia/press/aia-calls-house-representatives-pass-tax-relief-american-families-and-workers-act

There are over 19,000 architecture firms throughout the United States. These small, midsize, and large businesses employ more than 200,000 individuals nationally. Architecture firms conduct research and development which not only protects the health, safety, and welfare of the American public but also provides design expertise that helps drive our local, regional, and national economy. If the House of Representatives does not immediately act to pass HR 7024, the tax liability of architecture firms of all sizes will be dramatically impacted, limiting their ability to grow and hire talent. Read 2024 AIA President, Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, letter to U.S. House of Representatives leadership here.

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