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2022 Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Fleischhauer, AIA & Brooke Godinez, AIA
Time Commitment Anticipated: The committee currently meets virtually at 7 PM on the first Monday of every month. Anticipated time commitment is two hours monthly.
Committee Description: The programming committee is responsible for planning events with an educational focus, both in-person and virtual, throughout the Florida Northwest chapter's geographic region. This includes hard hat and walking tours, guest lectures, AIA Extra events, and any K-12 educational outreach such as the annual Gingerbread competition. We also partner with other committees or professional organizations interested in hosting joint events.
2022 Co-Chairs: Joeey Poitevin, AIA & Carlos Godinez, AIA
Time Commitment Anticipated: This committee meets seasonally/virtually from the first Monday of each month from 12-1 starting in June to the last Friday in September, when this event ends. It usually requires 2 hours per the months mentioned, but may require 4 hours in the last month.
Committee Description: The PensaCAN committee is responsible for planning a yearly charitable friendly competition between business teams to raise awareness to “Demolish Hunger and Design Hope” by creating colossal structures made entirely out of cans and boxes filled with food that will be donated after an exhibit at the mall to Manna Food Pantry for distribution to the hungry in our local community. The food structures will be judged by local celebrity judges for maximum media exposure and the winning teams in each category will be awarded a trophy to display in their office. Manna and AIA will issue press releases. The committee will be tasked to coordinate and work with our long-standing partners (Manna, AIA, Cordova Mall, Bay Area Printing, Beyond the Grape and Award Masters), call businesses to encourage build participation plus monetary sponsorships, review rules, discuss guidelines, confirm awards, look at themes, and review committee description. The committee will also work on an information packet to be used on the AIA NWFL and Manna websites that will include a summary cover sheet, sponsorship packet, guidelines, and food order forms that include container images with color. Several months prior to the build date which is usually at the end of September on a Thursday, Manna is invited to our monthly AIA meetings leading up to the build to get members excited about this event. The day after the build and after the celebrities have judge the structures (Friday), an awards ceremony is held at Beyond the Grape at Cordova Mall to celebrate and hand out trophies that a committee member picks up at Award Masters. Manna sets up and presents the awards. The exhibits are left up at the mall for seven days and then broken down by Manna for distribution.
Community Outreach Committee
2022 Chair: Michelle Burch, Assoc. AIA
Time Commitment Anticipated: We hope to keep it to no more than 2 hours per month.
Committee Description: The Community Outreach Committee is responsible for planning 3-4 events per year to engage with different organizations in the Northwest Florida Community and foster positive relationships between organizations within the community and local Architects. The committee with meet virtually and in person to plan and attend events. The anticipated time commitment will be based on the number of volunteers participating in the committee.
Chair: Hannah Hubbell, Assoc. AIA
The Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) Committee works together to provide content for study sessions, find licensed architects to serve as mentors to licensee candidates, and provide support to the candidates. Anticipated time commitment is 1-2 hours per month in addition to the bi-weekly study sessions. Study sessions will be held both virtually and in-person based on individual’s comfort level.
Chair: Amelia King, Assoc. AIA