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monthly magazine of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter

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  • TracingsSeptember 2012

    Monthly Newsletter of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter AIASCV

    AIA Santa Clara Valley

    2012 ANNUAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING

    San Jose City College

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    AIA Santa Clara Valley Corporate Partners play an important role in our Chapter. All of these

    local companies are proven leaders in their fields and provide continuing support to our

    local Chapter and our architects.

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    Jeff Current, AIAPresident

    Steve Sowa, AIAVice President/President Elect

    Walter Rask, AIASecretary

    Samuel Sanderson, AIA

    Treasurer

    Chuck Campanella, Associate AIAAssociates Director

    Kay MascoliExecutive Director

    Directors

    Ed Janke, AIAHari Sripadanna, AIA

    Thang Do, AIABrian Mah, AIA

    Britt Lindberg, AIA

    Baraka Al Ramah (Keko)AIAS Student Liaison

    Linder Jones, AIA Past President

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  • Now that summer is coming to a close, we can look forward to the Fall and some exciting upcoming events!

    On September 20, AIASCV will hold its Annual Chapter Business meeting. At this event AIASCV members will vote for open seats on the AIASCV Chapter Board, for terms starting in 2013. At this meeting we must have a quorum, so you are strongly encouraged to attend and cast your vote! Register online here.

    Please mark your calendar for this important event held at the San Jose City College FAM Building - Gallery, 2100 Moorpark Avenue in San Jose, starting at 5:30 pm. Kicking off the event will be networking time and tours of the facility, which was designed and constructed by Aedis Architecture and Planning and Blach Construction, Chapter and Networking Sponsors, respectively. Both Aedis and Blach will give a joint presentation on the building and an AIA continuing education credit (1 CEU) will be given for members who attend the event and sign in at the registration desk.

    Youll have the opportunity to hear remarks from each candidate before the election is held. Afterwards, AIASCVs Treasurer will give the annual financial overview as well as recommendations on the membership dues structure for 2013, which will be voted on at this time. While the election and financial reporting is going on, the ballots will be tabulated. Then the election results will be announced!If there is time and interest, additional tours of the facility will be held.

    On Wednesday, October 17, AIA Santa Clara Valley will host its biennial Design Awards Celebration at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. This competition honoring design excellence in Santa Clara Valley has recognized excellence in architectural design since 1967. Join AIASCV members and the community for this gala event. Tickets are available online at AIASCV Design Awards.

    If you havent gotten your ADA Continuing Education Units done yet, theres still time. AIASCV is offering a 5-unit seminar on November 9, at the Pipe Trades Training Center. Register online at ADA Seminar.

    Check out the candidates for the current openings on the AIASCV Board!

    The incoming President will be Steve Sowa, AIA, who served as Vice President during 2012.

    For the other openings on the AIASCV Board of Directors we have candidates for the following positions:- Vice President / President Elect: 1 year term- Secretary: 2 year term- Director (3): 2 year terms each

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    Great design for inspiration & betterment; poor design for mediocrity & dysfunction.

    Next month, on Wednesday, October 17, our biannual Design Awards Celebration will take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. This event is not merely a showcase for a handful of winning entries, but an opportunity for our AIASCV Chapter and the Santa Clara Valley as a whole to tip their caps to the importance of DESIGN in our world.

    The theme of this years awards is: Sustaining Innovation and the program is determined to acknowledge design excellence that is not merely pleasing to the eye, but also addresses the greater topic of making our communities and our built environment perform at a higher level.

    Innovation is a hallmark of Silicon Valley. Some of the greatest creative minds in the world live and work in our midst, developing products and systems that leapfrog our present comfort zone and catapult us toward the future. Innovation in architecture empowers the users of the building or community with enhanced energy, inspiration and performance. Sometimes, by using materials and systems that are very familiar in a new and more effective organization, the project becomes a beacon of light, attracting users to feel focused and energized.

    Sustainability is a topic that gets a lot of press today. It is used in many contexts, but typically in the area of buildings is meant to imply a long lasting and self-sustaining contribution to the environment. Buildings that use less of our disappearing natural resources and more of the readily renewable materials and energy are included in this group. Also projects that re-

    Design Shapes our World

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    Select 2010 Design Award Winners

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    use, re-purpose and re-invent older systems in order to become relevant and functional again are candidates. All the while it is necessary that these facilities operate comfortably and efficiently for their occupants.

    Seventy-five applications have been submitted for this years AIASCV Design Awards and were excited to have a world class jury review the projects and determine the winners. Plan to be a part of the special evening on October 17 when the AIASCV Design Awards are announced. This will be an evening to remember and might just inspire you for your next project.

    Jeff Current, AIAAIA SCV Chapter President

  • Wednesday, October 17 5:30 pm to 9:00 pmComputer History Museum, Mountain View

    Design Awards Celebration Tickets

    Individual: $80 Table of Ten: $750Students: $35

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    Targeting LEED Silver, the concept for this project focused strongly on sustainability maximizing open space, natural daylight, and ventilation while s a t i s f y i n g t h e p r o j e c t s programmatic needs. A flagship project, it will be the first of many LEED certified buildings for the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.

    Typically separate programs, Math and Arts are brought together in one complex. The Math building expresses the programs conservative nature through a strongly linear form accentuated by shades of blue and grey in geometric and linear patterns. In contrast, the Arts building expressed its pl