GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
AIA Florida Northwest has hosted a hugely popular gingerbread house competition in local elementary schools for the past few years. The turnout has averaged over 200 entries per year with hundreds of kids and their families attending each school's competition night.
Every year the excitement and participation grows and the community becomes even more involved in this STEAM-focused event.
Come view the gingerbread masterpieces during the judging periods below or show your support for these kids and the competition by becoming a sponsor today!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Gingerbread Competition Schedule
Judging and Awards Ceremony - 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 7
Judging - 5:30 - 6 p.m.
(Awards announced during school hours on Wednesday, December 8 - students, teachers and staff only)
With your help, this event will be fun, educational and inspirational for all. Sponsorships are currently needed at the following levels:
Gum Drop - $50 (sponsors 25 students)
Candy Cane - $100 (sponsors 50 students)
Royal Icing - $200 (sponsors 100 students)
HELPING HANDS: TREE DECORATING CONTEST
Our 1st Annual Helping Hands Holiday Event aims to brighten up the holidays for local children who will be hospitalized this December!
Artistic and creative folks have volunteered to decorate trees for children at Studer Family Children's Hospital. The trees will be delivered to the hospital on December 9th, where the children will be able to come down and pick out a tree of their choice. The children will be able to take their tree and Holiday Card home with them upon leaving the hospital.
Join us on December 8th for a cocktail at Perfect Plain Brewing Co. to celebrate the beautifully decorated trees! Prizes will be awarded in six categories.
Wednesday, December 8
4 - 6 PM
Perfect Plain Brewing Co.
50 E Garden St, Pensacola
Thank you for helping make a difference in our community with this event!
For a short video on the Helping Hands Holiday Event in Atlanta, check out https://youtu.be/Ihcq5qa92ZI
DECEMBER CE LUNCH - PANAMA CITY
UNDERSTANDING POLY-ASH SIDING
AND OTHER CATEGORIES OF THE SIDING MARKET
• Identify the various types of exterior siding and material composition.
• Understand the key attributes of each siding category and installation
• Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior siding and performance
• Identify key applications and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash siding.
Join us for an in-person CE lunch in Panama City!
Wednesday, December 15
12 - 1 p.m.
455 Harrison Ave, Ste I
Panama City, FL 32401
CEU Lunch Meetings are a benefit of membership in AIA Florida Northwest.
Any non-member attending will be charged $15 for cost of lunch.
Registration for the event is required, any member who wishes to attend and did not register for the event will be charged $10 for lunch.
ARE Exams at UWF
Click HERE to watch a video that is a great introduction for anyone starting the ARE process.
For more EP & ARE news and information, including ARE test prep materials, contact AIA Florida Northwest's Associate Director, MIchelle Burch, Assoc. AIA.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Did you know that AIA Florida Northwest has funds available for scholarships to augment the participation costs in community leadership development programs that exist within our chapter region? Our intent is: 1) to increase the numbers of our members engaged in these programs, 2) to obtain tools, insights and relationships that will benefit our profession as a whole, and 3) to then create connections within our chapter communities demonstrating the value of architects in leadership roles.
Download the AIA Florida Northwest Leadership Scholarship application HERE.
Below are local leadership programs and their approximate application opening dates (please check the respective site for their dates & deadlines):
Leadership Pensacola - February
Destin Forward - July
Young Professionals of Walton County - July/August
Leadership Okaloosa - August
Leadership Bay - August
Leadership Santa Rosa - September
Leadership Walton - September
CITY OF PENSACOLA PROJECT SUBMITTAL PROCESS UPDATE
As follow-up to the February 7, 2020 presentation from Jonathan Bilby on the City of Pensacola Project Submission Process, links to the Applying Online presentation and the Customer Help Guide are provided below:
As of April 1, 2020, all plans, specifications and documents must be uploaded into the permit system. See the requirements HERE.
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2021 DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
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