This week's news from AIA San Antonio

C H A P T E R  N E W S  

Shoot ‘N’ Skoot Hits Target!
Our 7th annual event at the National Shooting Complex drew nearly 200 shooters and a record eight cookers. Tastiest brisket went to M & S Engineering. Patrick Howard from M & S was the lucky winner of the raffle for a 424 Berretta SxS, Winning shoot teams included Braun Intertech, FA Nunnelly, JP Hart, Terracon, and TTG.

Sharp Shooters
Three AIA ladies were sharp shooters at the Shoot ‘N’ Skoot. Carolyn Pike, AIA from Marmon Mok was Lady’s Champion on the Green Course. Beverly Baldwin from Alamo Architects aced it on the Blue Course and Brittany Haberstroh from LPA hit gold on the Yellow Course.

P3 Meeting @ Pearl Stable
Plan to attend the annual AIA/AGC Joint Chapter Meeting focusing on The Future of Public Private Partnership in Texas presented by Samuel Franco, Director of the Texas Facilities Commission. RSVP required by August 18.
Be An Early Bird
San Antonio will host the Texas Society of Architects 77th Annual Convention & Design Expo. Be one of the first to sign up – registration is now open!
AIA Participates in Park(ing) Day
This annual open-source global event in which citizens, artists and activists collaborate to transform parking spaces into vibrant, temporary public spaces comes to 1221 Broadway on September 16. Multiple opportunities to win prizes for your park creation.


Political Influence
District 1 City Councilman, Roberto C. Trevino, AIA is profiled in the latest issue of Texas Architect.

On the Slate
TxA’s Nominating Committee named Mike McGlone, AIA as the 2018 TxA President-Elect. The Slate of Officers will be confirmed at the Board Meeting in San Antonio this November.
Dive In!
Poteet Architects’ King William Pool Pavilion received an award from the 2016 Custom Home Design Awards program in the Accessory Building/outdoor space category.  This annual program celebrates excellence and innovation in residential design.
Dearly Departed
Former AIA San Antonio Executive Director, Sally Buchanan, lost her valiant battle with cancer on July 30. Sally was a passionate advocate for the built environment and all things good for San Antonio - we will miss her dearly.


USGBC Meets Tomorrow
 August 9th: Regenerative Landscapes: Linking Monarch Butterflies and Low Impact Development. Register here

TxA Prosperity Conference
What is the Texas economy looking like now — what is ahead? Are we changing the way our firms operate to take advantage of the highs and protect the company when the inevitable lows return? What best practices can be shared to strategize our growth? How do we “get what we want” for the firm? For our clients? For our staff? Explore these questions and more at ProCon 2016 – registration closes on August 11.

Go Public with a Night at the Missions
Show your support of public schools education with a fun night out at the Missions Baseball game on August 12.

Be A Mentor
The local chapter of the ACE Mentor Program seeks committed, committed and enthusiastic professionals in the design and construction industry to mentor high school students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering careers. Mentor meeting on August 18.          
Share Your VIA Vision
VIA Metropolitan Transit has released their draft Long Range Plan, VIA Vision 2040, for public comment through August 19.  Check it out to leave a comment, or share with friends and family. 

Be Fluent InDesign!
Register to attend a six-hour tutorial into Adobe InDesign offered by the Society for Design Administration San Antonio Chapter. Registration deadline August 23.
Celebrating SA Sustainability
The deadline for nominations for the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards nominations has been extended to August 26. Nomination forms are available here.

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


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