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.
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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:
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
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
Wednesday, December 14
12 - 1 p.m.
1223 Airport Rd, Destin
Thursday, December 15
12 - 1 p.m.
455 Harrison Ave, Ste I, 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.
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
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
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