DESIGN & HONOR AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
Registration is now open for the 2021 Design & Honor Awards. User-friendly improvements have been made to the process this year, allowing you to register for both Design and Honor projects on one form, register multiple projects at the same time, and providing simpler project & nomination upload.
Award winners will be recognized at the Design & Honor Awards Reception on September 16.
The entry fee for each submittal is $40, and there is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. The fee goes up to $50 after May 7, 2021. Registration closes May 21, 2021.
First, register online. Once your registration and payment have been received, all templates and submittal information will be emailed to you. Submittals must be completed by May 28, 2021.
There is no fee to make an honor award nomination. Nominations are due by May 28, 2021.
Click HERE for more Design & Honor Awards information.
Click HERE for Awards FAQs.
CE LUNCH MEETING
In-Person CE Lunch Meeting
Tuesday, May 18
12 - 1 p.m.
Bowden Building, Room 1
120 Church St, Pensacola
Wednesday, May 19
12 - 1 p.m.
1223 Airport Rd, Destin
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.
Understanding Mortarless Stone Veneer
and Other Stone Veneer Product
• Identify the various types of stone veneer products and material composition.
• Understand the attributes of manufactured stone veneer products and installation systems.
• Define the motarless stone veneer category and installation method.
• Identify key applications and installation guidelines for motarless stone veneer.
HISTORIC HOME RENOVATION TOUR
Join us for a tour of this newly renovated 1901 home located in Pensacola's Seville Historic District. From historical restoration techniques and materials to the implementation of modern technology, the tour will focus on the adaptation of a 21st century lifestyle into a historical home setting and how that adaptation impacted the design layout and intent.
Friday, May 28
AIA EXTRA: FEMA FLOOD MAP UPDATE
AIA Extra: FEMA Flood Map Update
June 29th, 12-1 PM
Bowden Building, 120 Church St., Pensacola
Join AIA Florida Northwest for our first AIA Extra event of 2021 with Karen Thornhill! Ms. Thornhill is the Floodplain Manager for Santa Rosa County and will be speaking to the Chapter about flooding and sharing strategies to mitigate flood risk on our projects. She will also share the updated FEMA Flood Maps and will review the implementation process. This AIA Extra is intended to be of benefit to all architects in our chapter and will not focus on specific requirements of Santa Rosa County. Please bring your own lunch.
More information regarding the map updates can be found at the Northwest Florida Water Management District's Virtual Flood Risk Open House . The updated maps are available for viewing via the NWFWMD's Flood Information Portal. A 90-day public comment period on the maps will soon open, and more information will be sent to members at that time.
2020 DESIGN & HONOR AWARDS VIDEO
The Design and Honor Awards video premiered on September 25. The video highlights the best of AIA Florida Northwest and is available for viewing online.
Thank you to our Design & Honor Awards sponsor!
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.
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
ALLIED MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
W3 Engineering, Inc.
W3 Engineering Inc. is built on the concept that every project from project development to design development to the final construction inspection is a team effort that is made successful through collaboration and open communication between owners, design professionals, and contractors. W3 Engineering brings personal experience as both a contractor and design professional for various school districts spanning from Jackson and Bay County to Escambia and Santa Rosa County. As a mechanical and energy engineering firm, W3 strives to promote energy efficiency in all areas that make life cycle cost sense to do so. W3 Engineering Inc. recognizes that each project and each owner has priorities, limitations, and requirements that make that project unique.
2020 DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
See more HERE.