28 November 2012

26 November 2012

AIA NWPR December 2012 Newsletter

AIA NWPR December 2012 Newsletter

Grassroots Conference Scholarships


2013 Grassroots Leadership Conference Scholarships Applications Due 04 January 2013!

AIA|NWPR will award 3 to 5 scholarships for the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.  Scholarships will cover airfare and registration expenses to attend the conference.  Preference will be given to young architect AIA members (licensed less than 10 years) and Associate AIA members.

Scholarship recipients will be required to attend all of the conference events including the lobbying meetings on Capitol Hill, and the AIA|NWPR Board of Representatives meeting on 20 March 2013 and dinner on 22 March 2013.  Dinner fees will be covered by AIA|NWPR.  Recipients will also be asked to provide a written report of their findings and lessons learned from the conference (no later than 30 days after the conference).

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit the following as a PDF:
  • A one page letter of nomination from an AIA state or local chapter located in the AIA NWPR.  Candidates may be self-nominated, if they provide two letters of reference from AIA members in good standing, affirming the nominee's ambition and potential for leadership in the AIA.
  • One page resume listing as a minimum, education, professional experience, awards and acknowledgements, and related volunteer positions held.
  • One page essay from the nominee, focusing on what he or she hopes to gain from the experience both personally and professionally.
Submissions due no later than 5:00 PM on 04 January 2013 (Friday).

DCAB Emergency Preparedness Forum

DCAB announces the Community Forums on Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities.

Maui's Forum:
05 December 2012 (Wednesday) @ 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wailuku State Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room
54 High Street

Register by contacting Debbie Jackson at (808) 586-8121 or dcab@doh.hawaii.gov at least 7 days prior to the event.

10 November 2012

US Access Board Webinars


The U.S. Access Board and Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) offer the following webinars and audio conferences:

Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment - 06 December 2012 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM HST
Accessible Amusement Rides - 03 January 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM HST
Accessible Means of Egress - 07 February 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM HST
Open Questions and Answer Session - 07 March 2013 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM HST

Webinars are free and offer AIA continuing education credits.  Register online.

02 November 2012

AIA Maui Annual Meeting & Holiday Lunch

14 November 2012 (Wednesday) @ 11:30 AM
Location:  Hali`imaile General Store
Cost:  $35 (make checks payable to AIA Maui)
RSVP to Nanette by 08 November 2012 (Thursday)

This years Annual Holiday Luncheon will feature a video of the S.C. Johnson Wax Building in Racine, Wisconsin by Frank Lloyd Wright.  The S.C. Johnson Wax building is among the masterpieces of Frank Lloyd Wright, considered one of the 20th Century's greatest architects.  The video features the construction of the original Office Building in 1935 and the 153' tall Research Tower (1950).