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Things to Know Before You Go

2018 AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture

DRESS

Business casual is appropriate. And, for the Gala, party festive is the suggested attire…whatever that means to you! Heat and humidity are the norm in Memphis in late summer!  Don’t forget comfortable shoes.

THINK GREEN

Please bring a tote bag to use in the exhibit hall! We’ll minimize paper by posting handouts on the website.  Don’t forget to recycle your name badge as you depart the Conference.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULEAll conference activities (excluding the Tours, Outreach Initiative and EP party) will take place at the Ballroom Level of the Cook Convention Center. Specific details coming soon!

Saturday, July 29

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / 2017 AIA Memphis Design Auction @ Visible Music School. Click here to register/learn more.

(Please note – this is a host chapter event and not included in conference registration.)

Sunday, July 30

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Registration Open
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm  /  Tours (departs from Cook Convention Center -must pre-register & additional cost)
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm /  urbanSTITCH: The Edge District Community Outreach Project (offsite)

6:00 pm / urbanSTITCH Celebration Bash

Monday, July 31
7:30 am – 5:00 pm / Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am / Opening Session – Lance Hosey, FAIA, of Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED), San Diego
10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Grant Brooker, Foster + Partners, London
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  / President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm  / Lisa Iwamoto of IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm / Jason Long, OMA, New York  
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm / Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00 pm – ?? /  The After Party (offsite)

Tuesday, August 1
7:30 am – 4:00 pm / Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am / Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 am – 10:30 am / General Session
10:30 am – 10:45 am / Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:45 am – 12:00 pm / General Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open – door prizes announced at 1:45 pm
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA of Studio Joseph, New York 
3:30 pm –4:00 pm / Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Closing Session
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm / UTK College of Design + Architecture Reception, Dinner & AIA Awards Gala

See the ScheduleSelect from the tabs below to view the 2017 AIATN Conference on Architecture schedule. Click on the “topic” for more information.
Note: AIA Memphis is hosting a Design Auction on Saturday, July 29 from 6-9PM. This is a host chapter event. You may purchase tickets when you register for the conference.

Design as Ecology – Kulapat Yantrasast w/ wHY 9-10AM

1 LU|HSW By approaching architectural practice as a cross-disciplinary platform of co-creation and collaboration, practitioners can utilize the design process to positively impact users, the community, culture and the environment.  Through specific design case studies, this session will explore the potential for

Lunch in Expo Hall 11:30-1:30PM

Attendees grab a quick bite for lunch and then stretch your legs! Visit our exhibitors to learn more about their services and/or products. Also, be sure to thank them for their support of AIA.

Paul Lewis, FAIA w/ LTL Architects 1:30-3PM

“Manual of Section” presented by Paul Lewis, FAIA Drawing upon his recently published bestselling book, Manual of Section, Paul will explain a typology of section and show how section can operate to produce spacial and community relationships. Interwoven into the typology, he

Jaclyn Whitaker w/ International WELL Building Institute 9-10AM

Data-driven Design; Advancing Healthy Buildings through WELL Certification Clients requests for healthy spaces have been increasing steadily over the last decade. This session explores why this trend is gaining such popularity and how you can leverage industry tools such as the WELL

Tunable LED Lighting 10-11AM

“Tunable LED Lighting” by SESCO Lighting (1LU/HSW) The sun’s color temperature isn’t constant throughout the day, so why do the lights around us have to be? This question is what drove some LED manufacturer’s to develop tunable lighting. In order to develop

Tour 3: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:30AM-2PM

Tour 3 to Nashville: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:00pm Buses Return 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own Tuesday, July 24 This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is an additional fee and

Tour 1: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks 10:30AM-2:00PM

Tour 1 to Nashville: Teaching old buildings new tricks, adaptive reuse Tuesday, July 24 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:30pm Buses Return – 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, & Certification 11AM – 12PM

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure

Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should Be Asking -11AM-12PM

Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should be Asking” by Applied Technology – 1LU BIM is becoming an increasingly popular owner-requested project deliverable.  As the AEC industry explores adjustments and shifts needed across design teams to make this deliverable a reality, conflicting

Awards Reception at Award Winning Franklin Theatre 4:30-5:15PM

Reception at Franklin Theatre from 4:30 – 5:15pm sponsored by UT Architecture + Design and the University of Memphis Shuttles start running at 4:00pm from Host Hotel to the Franklin Theatre. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please note there will NOT

AIA TN Honor & Design Awards Presentation 5:30-7PM

Celebrate with architects and allied partners from across the state as we recognize newly licensed architects, announce the 2018 Design Awards* and honor the 2018 Lifetime Award Recipients. This year the Awards will be held at the award-winning Franklin Theatre. Guests will

Dinner On Your Own 7PM

After the Awards Presentation, let’s flood downtown Franklin with architects! Make plans for dinner with friends at one of Franklin’s authentic and eclectic restaurants.  If you plan on having a large group for dinner, we recommend making reservations in advance. For your convenience,

Brewing ARE Buzz – How to Boost Licensure 9-10AM

1LU Tim Lavelle and Jason Dugas with Gensler will present information on the status of licensure in the profession and steps available to increase interest and success completion of the process. Tim Lavelle is a licensed architect at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

Tour 5: Historic Franklin Walking Tour 1:30-3:30PM

Wednesday, July 25 This tour is limited to 23 participants –  2 HSW/LU.  There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate. Tour Description In the 1970’s and 80’s Main Street Franklin looked just like most

Building w/ Bricks – Hands-on demonstration (updated)

This session will cover present proper brick selection, masonry field issues and common problems found in the field. The participants will her from masonry experts and get their hands dirty by participating in a “hands on” masonry session. 2.0 LU/HSW  

Tour 3: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:30AM-2PM

Tour 3 to Nashville: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:00pm Buses Return 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own Tuesday, July 24 This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is an additional fee and

Tour 1: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks 10:30AM-2:00PM

Tour 1 to Nashville: Teaching old buildings new tricks, adaptive reuse Tuesday, July 24 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:30pm Buses Return – 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is

Tour 5: Historic Franklin Walking Tour 1:30-3:30PM

Wednesday, July 25 This tour is limited to 23 participants –  2 HSW/LU.  There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate. Tour Description In the 1970’s and 80’s Main Street Franklin looked just like most

Design as Ecology – Kulapat Yantrasast w/ wHY 9-10AM

1 LU|HSW By approaching architectural practice as a cross-disciplinary platform of co-creation and collaboration, practitioners can utilize the design process to positively impact users, the community, culture and the environment.  Through specific design case studies, this session will explore the potential for

Paul Lewis, FAIA w/ LTL Architects 1:30-3PM

“Manual of Section” presented by Paul Lewis, FAIA Drawing upon his recently published bestselling book, Manual of Section, Paul will explain a typology of section and show how section can operate to produce spacial and community relationships. Interwoven into the typology, he

Jaclyn Whitaker w/ International WELL Building Institute 9-10AM

Data-driven Design; Advancing Healthy Buildings through WELL Certification Clients requests for healthy spaces have been increasing steadily over the last decade. This session explores why this trend is gaining such popularity and how you can leverage industry tools such as the WELL

Brewing ARE Buzz – How to Boost Licensure 9-10AM

1LU Tim Lavelle and Jason Dugas with Gensler will present information on the status of licensure in the profession and steps available to increase interest and success completion of the process. Tim Lavelle is a licensed architect at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

INSPIRING SPEAKERSKEEP CHECKING BACK TO EXPLORE OUR TALENTED SPEAKER LINEUP

Jamie Unkefer w/ DIGSAU

Jamie Unkefer

Q & A with Jamie Unkefer, DIGSAU Architect Jamie Unkefer is a principal at DIGSAU, an award-winning firm in Philadelphia, that received the Philadelphia AIA firm award in 2017 recognizing the firm’s consistency in producing distinguished architecture. Their work reflects their valued

Paul Lewis, FAIA

Paul Lewis, FAIA, Principal at LTL Architects

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a Principal at LTL Architects based in New York City. He is currently a Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. He received a BA from Wesleyan University and

Michel Rojkind

Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos

Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos (2005, “Design Vanguard”), an architecture firm focusing on design, business tactics and experiential innovation exploring innovative architectural solutions,

Kyle Lommen

Kyle Lommen, Principal, Allied Works Architecture

Kyle Lommen is a Principal at Allied Works Architecture, where he has overseen the design, management, consultant coordination, and the overall execution of the firm’s projects since 1997. Kyle also served as the Director of Allied Work’s New York office from 2003-2011.

Kulapat Yantrasast

Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder, wHY

Architect Kulapat Yantrasast is the founder and creative director of wHY, an interdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles that foster design ideas and solutions through research, craft, experimentation, and collaboration.

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA, SVP, WELL Faculty

Jaclyn Whitaker serves as Senior Vice President of Market Solutions for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), where she leads a team of highly proficient experts in WELL requirements, feature intentions and the certification process with an emphasis on WELL coaching – project-specific technical support offered to teams toward successful WELL certification.

ABOUT MEMPHIS

PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO

There’s something about Memphis that brings people together. Its music, energy and authenticity create a magical mix of people and perspectives you just can’t experience anywhere else!  Check out all the Memphis has to offer!

  • Visit the Memphis CVB site for area attractions, dining recommendations and trip ideas.

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REGISTRATION AND FEESOnline registration closes Friday, July 21. Walk-ups are welcome for on-site registration. Early bird registration extended to July 10!

Cancellation Policy

Conference registrations cancelled after 5:00 pm/central on Friday, July 7, will not receive a refund. Cancellations prior to Friday, July 7, are subject to a $50 administrative handling fee.  The balance will be refunded.

Volunteer Opportunities/Special Considerations

Please contact Jeanne Myers at architect@myers.ws to discuss volunteer opportunities. Several work stipends are available.  AIATN is making convention scholarships available to members that are unemployed, underemployed or need financial assistance to attend convention. This is a great program that allows members to attend and get involved in the convention as well as give the AIATN staff much needed help!

Interested applicants need to contact Jeanne Myers at architect@myers.ws as soon as possible with a statement of need (less than one page).  Applicants will be expected to help out the AIATN staff for a few hours during the convention. We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Last year, were able to bring 13 people to convention.  We have a limited number of spots and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once spots are full, we will not be able to offer any more scholarships. (Your statement of need will be kept confidential.)

In addition, Associate and Emeritus members and Students can register for the convention at a discounted rate.  This discounted rate does NOT include tickets to the Gala or Tours.

OUR SPONSORSThanks to the following sponsors for supporting AIA Tennessee and the profession!


VENUE & HOTEL INFORMATION

The AIATN Conference on Architecture will be held at the Cook Convention Center located at 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103 on the Ballroom Level. Directional signs will be posted.

Parking Options for Attendees not staying at the Conference Hotel:

  • Self-parking is available at the Cook Convention Center Garage for $10 per day. Learn more.
  • Valet parking is available at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel for $12 per day.

CONFERENCE HOTELSheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel located at 250 North Main Street. Memphis, TN 38103 is conveniently located just a mile from downtown Memphis. Explore Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, AutoZone Park, and more within minutes. A short skywalk connects the hotel to the Memphis Cook Convention Center for effortless access to the #AIATN Conference on Architecture.

AIATN Conference on Architecture attendees receive a discounted room rate of $145 plus tax and includes complementary internet in guest rooms. Discounted rates are available three days prior and three days after the Conference dates.

GROUP RATE EXTENDED TO July 10! Make your reservations by 5pm/central on July 10, 2017, to receive the discounted group rate.

Call 866-716-8106  and reference “American Institute of Architects”

Overnight parking for hotel guests is $26 per day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

COOK CONVENTION CENTER 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION

A special THANK YOU to the Conference Committee for their hard work on this year’s conference!
Josh Flowers, AIA, Chair
Brett Ragsdale, AIA, Co-Chair
Ben Avant, Exhibits/Sponsors & Exhibitors
Rogean CadieuxSmith, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Jacob Davis, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Mary Haizlip, AIA, Exhibits/Sponsors
Trey Kirk, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Sophorn Kuoy, AIA, Graphics/Marketing
Jeanne Myers, AIA, Volunteers/Newly Licensed Architects
Chooch Pickard, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Louis Pounders, FAIA, Speaker Co-Chair
Will Randolph, Assoc. AIA , Emerging Professionals Chair
Matt Seltzer, AIA, Speaker Co-Chair
Scott Van Der Jagt, AIA, Tours
Jesse Wilmoth, Assoc. AIA, Marketing/Website

Staff
Lisa Bowler, Ashley Cates, Heather Koury, Hon. AIA, Sheila Leggett, Laura Gray McCann

Thank you to the Memphis CVB, Hemline Theory and Memphis Reprographics for your efforts in making this year’s convention a success!