This week's news from AIA San Antonio

C H A P T E R  N E W S  

Enlightening Panel Discussion
Join the conversation about lighting in Downtown San Antonio on Friday, August 26 in Culture Commons at 115 Plaza de Armas. Lunch provided by Café O’liva. Co-hosted by AIA, Centro and District 1. Free event - limited to first 100. RSVP required

Design Awards Count Down
Remember that 4 PM on Monday, August 29 is the deadline for submitting 2016 AIA Design Awards. Running Late? Take advantage of the late entry option on Tuesday, September 6.

iA Happy Hour
Latinos in Architecture offer a fall planning update with refreshing tropical cocktails at their TIKI Happy Hour at Park Social on Thursday, August 25.

Batter Up
America’s favorite pastime gets real when Alamo Architects, Lundy Franke, the Urban Legends, Munoz, the Bexars (UHS), PSI, KFW and Villa Park go head to head for annual bragging rights and the travelling SALSA trophy. Ballpark food and drink compliments of 2 M Lighting. August 26 at 6 PM at Rusty Lyons Field.

Seeking Creative Leaders
TxA’s upcoming Convention offers opportunities for architects to build SA’s skyline with LEGOs and Sketch like a Pro in Convergence Square on the Expo Floor. If you’ve got time and talent to share, sign up!


ARE Inspiration
Congratulations to Adam Gates, Assoc. AIA who was selected to receive a 2016 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. This national award recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals at early stages in their careers and helps defray the costs associated with the ARE.  


Catch PechaKucha Night at the Empire Theatre on Tuesday, August 23. Five bucks gets you a prime seat and gourmet snacks from eight local chefs. Purchase tickets.

Step Up Your Skill Set!
August 23 is your last chance to register to attend a six-hour tutorial into Adobe InDesign offered by the Society for Design Administration San Antonio Chapter. 

Calling Infill Developers
Join the Incremental Development Alliance for lunch on Wednesday, August 24 at Alamo Beer to hear the opportunities, rewards and challenges of small-scale infill development. Register to attend.

Historic Homeowner Fair
Hear keynote speaker Brent Hull, Owner & President of Hull Historical at the 8th annual Historic Homeowner Fair at Pearl Stable on Saturday, August 27. A nationally recognized authority on historic design, architecturally correct moldings and millwork, Brent will discuss the difference between old and new houses by looking at how craft has changed.

tep Up To Serve
The City of San Antonio’s Building Standards Board seeks an Architect, Contractor and Engineer with experience addressing adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Apply.

ntegrate NOT Disintegrate
Sign the petition to preserve McAllen’s Civic Center!

Speak Up
Offer you feedback on the proposed 2017 City of San Antonio Budget at five community Open House opportunities.

Call for Presentations
Share your Big Ideas with Big Impact at the SMPS Southern Regional Conference. September 1 deadline to submit.

ABC’s of Concealed Carry
Learn what's legal and illegal for business owners and employees regarding new regulations for Concealed and Open Carry at ABC’s September 7th Breakfast Club Meeting at Alamo Cafe. RSVP by September 2.

Tour KIPP with ULI
Visit the first high school built in SA’s urban core in the last 50 years on September 15. Register.

Preservation Grant Opportunity
Do you have a historic home or building built before 1930 that you want to restore it to its former glory but don’t have the funds to do so? Apply for a San Antonio Conservation Society building grant by September 30.

AIA San Antonio thanks the following for their annual sponsorship of our chapter:


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