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Saturday, 3 August Photography at Taliesin Workshop 4:00 PM
Taliesin Estate, Spring Green, WI
www.taliesinpreservation.org/education
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 600-acre Taliesin Estate plays host to adult workshops. Registration is now open for upcoming offerings. Spring Green, WI, July 2013 – In addition to being the focus of a variety of public tours, Taliesin is an inspirational backdrop for educational and cultural programs serving youth, adults and senior citizens. In August, two new adult weekend workshops in photography and pattern-making design have been added. Registration is required and space is limited. Photography at Taliesin Workshop August 3 & 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appropriate for both beginning and experienced photographers, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of digital photography. Mornings will be dedicated to lecture/demos and afternoons will be spent photographing the exteriors of Taliesin. Progress will be assessed through group discussion and instructor feedback. Participants are required to arrive with a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR). Bringing a tripod is optional but encouraged. Jim Wildeman has 30 years’ experience as a professional photographer and is currently on the faculty of Madison Area Technical College. Comfortable walking attire is suggested. $200 per person (includes lunch). Registration required. For a full list of available programs, and to learn more about ways to participate in and support TPI Educational Outreach, visit www.taliesinpreservation.org/education.




Wednesday, 7 August WoodWorks-Practical and Inspirational: Exposing the Potential of Heavy Timber Construction 10:30 AM
Embassy Suites 6300 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
www.woodworks.org
WoodWorks Offers Seminar—Practical and Inspirational: Exposing the Potential of Heavy Timber Construction—in Brooklyn Center What: The Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks program is hosting a seminar in Brooklyn Center that will explore both practical and inspirational elements of heavy timber construction. This presentation will focus on the use of heavy timber in applications such as offices and schools, as well as civic, industrial, mid-rise/multi-residential and other building types. Examples of award winning projects, ranging from typical to unique, will be used to demonstrate the range of modern timber design solutions and wood’s ability to provide unlimited aesthetic opportunities for almost any building type. The seminar will include a review of non-structural provisions of the International Building Code (IBC), and a discussion of structural component and connection methods available. Attendees will discover common design elements and connection options for heavy timber framing and non-traditional uses for heavy timber that offer unique design solutions. Attendees can earn 2.0 AIA/CES CEHs (HSW) credits. Who/Why: This seminar is intended for engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers, designers, and others with an interest in both technical and sustainability issues related to non-residential wood buildings (including commercial, industrial, multi-story and other building types). To learn more about the WoodWorks program and for information about additional education and training visit www.woodworks.org. When/Where: 10:30 a.m.: On-site check-in 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Program Brooklyn Center – August 7/ Embassy Suites 6300 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Parking is free. Cost: $20 per attendee. Lunch will be provided. Registration: Seating is limited. To register, visit www.woodworks.org and click "Upcoming Events" on the home page.




Wednesday, 7 August AIA Northern Minnesota Golfing Fundraiser 12:00 PM
Black Bear Golf Course in Carlton, Minnesota
http://www.aia-mn.org/ext_about/local-chapters/northern/
On Wednesday, August 7, 2013 the Northern Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is holding its 4th Annual Golf Event at Black Bear Golf Course in Carlton, Minnesota. Contests • Silent Auction • Longest drive (men's & women's) • Closest to the pin • Longest putt All Proceeds go toward a scholarship to a Northern Minnesota resident for an Architectural Education.




Monday, 12 August Small Firm Coop Meeting 12:00 PM
IMS - Suite 512



Wednesday, 14 August DBIA at the Ballpark 5:15 PM
Midway Stadium, 1771 Energy Park Drive St. Paul, MN 55108
www.dbia-um.org
Upper Midwest Region Program Registration Wednesday, August 14, 2013 DBIA at the Ballpark An interactive presentation led by members of the Lowertown Ballpark project team followed by a St. Paul Saints baseball game at Midway Stadium. Midway Stadium 1771 Energy Park Drive St. Paul, MN 55108 Registration at 5:15 p.m. | Presentation at 5:30 p.m. | Baseball game at 7:05 p.m. Registration Fees*: Members and 2013-2014 DBIA-UMR Sponsors - $40 | Non-members - $45 | Owners and Students - $15 *includes program as well as one (1) St. Paul Saints game ticket and a $5 food voucher to use during the game. Parking fees are not included. Mail or fax your registration form to the DBIA-UMR office by August 12, 2013. You may also register by emailing info@dbia-um.org.




Wednesday, 21 August Residential Specifications - CE 7:30 AM
IMS - Suite 512
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_continuing-ed/ opportunities.cfm



Thursday, 22 August 2013 Building Community Visuals & Models of the New Urban Community 8:00 AM
IDS Center Crystal Court - 7th & Nicollet Minneapolis
Community-oriented development projects will be emphasized. Displays will be open to the public, showing new developments in Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Minnesota. > Downtown and Neighborhood Projects > Housing, Retail, Hotels and Transportation > Rail/Transit Corridors > Green Buildings > Public Buildings and Spaces

Preserve Iowa Summit - August 22-24 8:00 AM
Burlington Iowa
http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1250341
The Iowa Economic Development Authority/Iowa Downtown Resource Center, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs/State Historic Preservation Office and Preservation Iowa are joining forces to present the inaugural Preserve Iowa Summit. Join us Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24 in Burlington, Iowa. This event, which will take the place of the Iowa Downtown Summit, Statewide Historic Preservation Conference and Preservation Awards Dinner, will be the only statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation and historic commercial district revitalization in Iowa. Network with people who recognize the importance of downtown revitalization and historic preservation at a pre-conference gathering the evening of August 21. Then learn how historic preservation can give you the tools to discover, retain, and enhance your community’s sense of place with general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions and tour options that will be held throughout the day Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. The conference will also include a reception on Thursday evening and Awards Dinner on Friday night. Sessions will highlight: • Financial & planning tools to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns • Economic benefits of preservation at the local level • How preservation can help sustain a sense of place in all communities Who should attend? • Preservation professionals, consultants & advocates • Planning professionals • Local government officials • Community leaders & civic organizations • Real estate developers • Architects (learning units are available) • Citizens interested in their community’s quality of life • Historic Preservation Commission members • Main Street volunteers and staff




Thursday, 22 August Honor Awards Open House 4:00 PM
SALA 326 E Hennepin Ave, Ste 200 Minneapolis
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/awards.cfm
HONOR AWARDS OPEN HOUSE / INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM Thursday, August 22, from 4-6 p.m. SALA Architects, Inc., 326 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis (Plan to stay for the entire program, so you don’t miss anything!) Open House RSVP’s due by August 20 to Mary Larkin at larkin@aia-mn.org




Friday, 23 August 2013 Building Community Visuals & Models of the New Urban Community 8:00 AM
IDS Center Crystal Court - 7th & Nicollet Minneapolis
Community-oriented development projects will be emphasized. Displays will be open to the public, showing new developments in Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Minnesota. > Downtown and Neighborhood Projects > Housing, Retail, Hotels and Transportation > Rail/Transit Corridors > Green Buildings > Public Buildings and Spaces




Saturday, 24 August Urban Sketchcrawl 9:30 AM
Rapson Hall, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA COLLEGE OF DESIGN
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_continuing-ed/ opportunities.cfm
Do you enjoy sketching, but can’t find the time? A New Opportunity for Summer CE Building on the success of the first AIA Minnesota Sketchcrawl at the 2013 Lake Superior Design Retreat, Amber Sausen, Assoc. AIA, and Daniel Green, AIA, will lead a walking sketchcrawl on August 24. Explore the city, chat with new friends, and share your work. Stretch the way you sketch with new approaches to on-site drawing. Learn new techniques through a variety of sketching exercises - aimed at expanding the way you see and represent the city. Review the following details for the Sketchcrawl and other August and September CE opportunities - plan to attend one or more. Online registration will be available 3 to 4 weeks prior to each event at http://www.aia-mn.org/int_continuing-ed/ opportunities.cfm




Saturday, 24 August Nature Patterns Workshop 10:00 AM
Taliesin Estate, Spring Green, WI
www.taliesinpreservation.org/education
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 600-acre Taliesin Estate plays host to adult workshops. Registration is now open for upcoming offering: Nature Patterns Workshop August 24 & 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Using a method developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and later by his secretary and artist Gene Masselink, Taliesin faculty member Aris Georges has developed the Nature Patterns workshop as a short version of the full course he teaches at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Nature Patterns is a fun exercise in geometric abstraction and pattern-making by using nature as a reference. The exercise uses geometry as the visual language to generate pattern, and is accomplished in distinct steps, yielding both an interesting process and a finished piece. While the product will be a drawing, the designs generated may be applied afterwards to other media, depending on the artist. $200 per person (includes lunch). Registration required. To register, contact: chamblen@taliesinpreservation.org / 608-588-7090 ext. 230




Events of Interest


Tuesday, 6 August
How to Have a Clean Smelling Cat House 10:15 AM
Alpharetta
http://blog.noodor.com/clean-smelling-cat-house/
Perhaps you’ve heard someone make a comment about a house they’ve recently visited along the lines of: “I could tell they had cats the second I walked in because of the smell.” We all love our pets dearly, but we also want to make sure nobody ever cringes in olfactory disgust upon entering our homes. Oh, the humiliation. Luckily, there are many things we can all do to keep our houses smelling clean and pet-free, even when we own cats, and we’re going to tell you how with these 11 helpful tips:




Wednesday, 28 August
Convention Committee 4:30 PM
BR



AIA Continuing Education


Wednesday, 14 August
Innovative Practice Forum #4 8:00 AM
IMS - Suite 185
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_membership/president.cfm
FORUM #4 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 8 A.M. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) Scott Simpson, FAIA, KlingStubbins Integration Leads top Innovation / Exploring New Practice Models International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Ste. 185, Minneapolis, MN 5540To RSVP for the June 12, Innovative Practice Forum #2, click here or go to http://2013auginnpracforum.eventbrite.com (click on the words: "or, register with email")




AIA Committee Meetings


Thursday, 1 August
Convention Programs Committee 8:00 AM
BR


Thursday, 1 August
IDP 12:00 PM
CR


Monday, 5 August
Small Firm Coop Meeting 12:00 PM
CR


Monday, 5 August
Government Affairs 4:30 PM
BR


Tuesday, 6 August
Resident Architects Committee 12:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 6 August
AIA Mpls Evolving Practice 4:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 7 August
EPC 8:00 AM
BR


Wednesday, 7 August
HBA Tour 12:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 8 August
Convention Programs Committee 8:00 AM
BR


Thursday, 8 August
Architecture in the Schools 4:00 PM
CR


Friday, 9 August
Executive Committee 8:00 AM
BR


Monday, 12 August
CE Commitee 11:30 AM
CR


Monday, 12 August
Mpls Recognition & Programs 12:00 PM
BR


Monday, 12 August
Mini-Government Affairs 4:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 13 August
Leadership Forum 12:00 PM
BR


Tuesday, 13 August
BEC 4:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 14 August
AIA Mpls Draughting Club - EPC 5:00 AM
Amsterdam Bar - 6 W. 6th St. St. Paul, MN 55102


Wednesday, 14 August
HBA Tour 12:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 14 August
Architecture in the Schools 4:00 PM
CR


Wednesday, 14 August
Mpls Urban Design 4:30 PM
BR


Thursday, 15 August
COTE 7:30 AM
BR


Thursday, 15 August
Convention Programs Committee 8:00 AM
CR


Thursday, 15 August
Award Celebration Tasting Dinner 11:30 AM
MacNamara Alumni Center


Thursday, 15 August
AIA Northern Minnesota BOD 3:00 PM
Duluth


Friday, 16 August
Board of Directors 8:00 AM
BR


Monday, 19 August
LSDR 11:30 AM
BR


Monday, 19 August
Small Firm Coop Meeting 12:00 PM
CR


Tuesday, 20 August
AIA Saint Paul Board 8:00 AM
TBD


Tuesday, 20 August
HBA Tour architect/sponsor info session 12:00 PM
Suite 512


Tuesday, 20 August
MDT - Summer Outing 5:30 PM
St. Paul Saint's Ballpark - St. Paul
http://www.aia-mn.org/int_committees/mdt.cfm
Met at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot for tailgating. Must RSVP and pay $10 per person.



Wednesday, 21 August
Architecture MN 12:00 PM
BR


Thursday, 22 August
AIA Minneapolis Board of Directors 8:00 AM
BR Convention Programs Committee 8:00 AM
CR


Thursday, 22 August
AIA Saint Paul - Food for Thought 12:00 PM
Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
http://www.aia-mn.org/ext_about/local-chapters/st-paul/
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Thursday, August 22 at Noon (registration begins at 11:30 a.m.) Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Hear from the Ryan Companies regarding the Lowertown Ballpark. Register by Monday, August 19 to Angie McKinley at mckinley@aia-mn.org



Thursday, 22 August
COD meeting 3:00 PM
SALA 326 E Hennepin Ave, Ste 200 Minneapolis


Monday, 26 August
Small Firm Coop Meeting 12:00 PM
CR


Monday, 26 August
Council of Firms 4:30 PM
BR


Tuesday, 27 August
MAF 4:00 PM
BR


Wednesday, 28 August
HBA Tour 12:00 PM
BR