Our next Emerging Professionals Committee meeting is Thursday, 28 March at 12:00 pm at the Center for Architecture. We'll be recapping some of our March events and getting prepped for April!
Art in Architecture: Build This City
Come join the Emerging Professionals for our first quarterly volunteer opportunity!
We will assist with the First Spark Workshop, "Art in Architecture: Build This City" at the San Antonio Children's Museum, exposing kids to architecture and the idea of healthier communities. Join us for a brown bag lunch orientation on Tuesday, 19 March from noon to 1:00 PM at the Center for Architecture (orientation is required for SACM volunteers) and mark your calendars for the day of the event, Saturday, 6 April from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM . Please RSVP or direct questions to Lindsay at
. Hope to see you there!
Dollars and Sense
As part of our mission to offer personal enrichment opportunities, we're pleased to welcome Colleen Gavaghan and Renee Re, financial advisors with Edward Jones to the Center for Architecture for a brown bag lunch time special. On Thursday, March 21 @ 12:15 PM Colleen & Renee will be going over some financial planning principles and creating a retirement strategy. Bring a lunch or collect some fare from around Pearl. This event is free of charge and open to whomever is interested in learning more.
IDP Seminar w/ Gary Dunn
We're very pleased to welcome Gary Dunn, state IDP coordinator, back to San Antonio for his IDP Crash Course presentation. Join us on Thursday, March 28 at the Center for Architecture. Gary will be available from 5 to 6 PM to answer your questions one-on-one. He can cover inquiries ranging from starting a NCARB record to finishing the licensing process through TBAE. His official presentation will commence shortly after 6 PM. Students, interns, supervisors and mentors are all encouraged to attend. Co-sponsored by the College of Architecture, UTSA.
Coming up next month:
The Emerging Professionals Committee, in partnership with the Plaza de Armas publication, is pleased to host an exciting design opportunity. Re-imagining HemisFair is a design charette with a call for entries that re-imagine the ITC and John Wood Federal Courthouse in HemisFair Park. Proposals can be architectural or programming interventions and improvements to the existing buildings. Or if a strong enough case can be made, proposals can be made for demolition and re-use of existing foot-print. The end goal is to display results on-line to show the public a broad range of possibilities for the future of these sites and sponsor further public discussion.
Saturday, 13 April the Center for Architecture will host a studio-like environment for teams to refine and assemble their entries, culminating in a digital pin-up and presentation. Stay tuned for more details. And if you're interested in participating or helping organize, send a note to
Fun with Fellows photos
Last month's Fun with Fellows event was a great success. Many thanks to Sue Ann Pemberton, Lloyd Jary, Gabriel Durand-Hollis, John Grable, & Matt Morris for spending some time chatting with Emerging Professionals about a their storied careers and describing how being a member of the AIA has been a benefit to them. See below for some photos from the event. If you missed out, don't sweat it- we'll reconvene with the Fellows again closer to the Summer time.
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