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HURRICANE IAN RELIEF

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a major hurricane near Cayo Costa, packing winds of 155 miles per hour. The storm spread wind, rain and damage across the state.  Find official hurricane information at FloridaDisaster.org and Ready.gov

Want to help?

  • Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, the state of Florida's official private fund to provide financial assistance to Florida communities responding to and recovering from a disaster. 
  • The American Red Cross is accepting Ian donations, as is the Salvation Army, Save the Children and Mercy Chefs.
  • Also accepting donations are Metropolitan Ministries, working with chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen to distribute meals; Volunteer Florida, where you can register as a volunteer or donate moneyFeeding AmericaCARE, which is distributing cash assistance to families; and GlobalGiving.
  • The Florida Health Care Association and the Florida Health Care Education and Development Foundation established a fund for nursing home and assisted living facility staff. 
  • AIA Florida Southwest President Stephanie McPherson, AIA, and other members of the component are developing a staging area to get much needed supplies distributed in the Fort Myers area. If you would like to donate to this effort, please click here. The money collected will go directly to local components to assist in relief efforts. 


HELPING HANDS HOLIDAY PARTY

Make plans to join us December 8 for the AIA Florida Northwest Holiday Party and Helping Hands showcase/judging.

Thursday, December 8

4 - 6 PM

Perfect Plain Brewing Co.

50 E Garden St, Pensacola


Artistic and creative folks have volunteered to decorate trees for children at Studer Family Hospital and stockings for assisted living residents at Hawthorn House. The trees and stockings will be delivered on December 9. 

Bring the kids and join us as we celebrate these creative designs and the great year 2022 has been for the chapter. Awards and bragging rights will be handed out to our decorators in the following categories:

Trees Stockings

Best Overall Tree Design Best Overall Stocking

Teen Choice Most Joy-Filled Stocking

Most Architectural Tree Most Artistic Stocking

Best Homemade Decorations

Best Movie-Themed Tree

Little-Tyke Award






DECEMBER CE LUNCHES

Join us for in-person CE lunches in December!

Tuesday, December 13

12 - 1 p.m.

Bowden Building, Room 1

120 Church St, Pensacola


REGISTER FOR PENSACOLA


Wednesday, December 14

12 - 1 p.m.

DAG Architects

1223 Airport Rd, Destin


REGISTER FOR DESTIN


Thursday, December 15

12 - 1 p.m.

DAG Architects

455 Harrison Ave, Ste I, Panama City


REGISTER FOR PANAMA CITY



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.

Please register by December 11 to reserve your lunch.




Sustainable + Contemporary Commercial Restroom Materials

When designing a restroom or other space, professionals are often faced with the challenge of selecting materials that function, appeal to the senses, and contribute to green building initiatives. In this course, we will explore various material options available to the design professional as well as provide practical solutions that designers may want to consider when specifying a product that can offer sustainability, durability, and even promote a healthier environment for people.

Additionally, the design professional will learn more about HDPE, including its attributes, composition, design options, and sustainable contributions.

We'll also take a look at why product transparency and responsible manufacturing are important considerations when specifying a sustainable product that is able to reduce energy consumption, recycle waste materials, and offer other benefits to the environment and its occupants.



1 AIA HSW CE Hour

1 GBCI CE Hour

1 IDCEC HSW CEU


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. View last year's entries HERE

Stay tuned to our Facebook page where we will post pics of all the gingerbread masterpieces.


Gingerbread Competition Schedule


Hope Horizons Academy at Judy Andrews Center

Wednesday, December 7

No volunteers needed


West Navarre Intermediate School

Monday, December 12, 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer needs fulfilled


Gulf Breeze Elementary School

Tuesday, December 13, 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer needs fulfilled







ARE/EP EVENTS


NCARB Live: Licensure 101

Click HERE to watch a video that is a great introduction for anyone starting the ARE process.

Visit the EP section on our Events page to keep to up date on ARE/EP events.

For more EP & ARE news and information, including ARE test prep materials, contact AIA Florida Northwest's Associate Director, Hannah Hubbell, 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

 

ALLIED MEMBER SPOTLIGHT


Sierra Pacific Windows

David Morris

dmorris@spi-ind.com

615-626-1553


Strikingly innovative windows and doors crafted with time-tested attention to detail; industry-leading energy efficiency; sustainable building practices that put the environment first, and service that puts you first. Welcome to windows and doors that never compromise, made by people who don’t either.


UPCOMING EVENTS


2022 DESIGN AWARD WINNERS



THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL PARTNERS!



2022 PLATINUM ANNUAL PARTNER

2023 PLATINUM ANNUAL PARTNER

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