We're excited to announce the First Annual AIA Dallas LiA Sporting Clay Classic hosted by Acme Brick Company! Save the date for Friday, October 14 at ACME Brick's shooting range in Brock, Texas. All proceeds will go towards the endowment of the Latinos in Architecture Scholarship benefiting recent area high school graduates.
THANK you everyone and our host GRAPHISOFT that joined us at our happy hour.
Also, a big THANKS to Antonio Perez with Perkins + Will for being his office champion and collected books for our book drive "From an Architect's Bookshelf"
This book donation/library development program would provide local educational institutions with books that are essential for the teaching and research of Architecture but too costly for most schools or scholars to afford.
You are encouraged to write a note of insight or encouragement inside the cover of the book to personalize and humanize the gift to the students. You can contribute something from your personal collection or buy a book to donate.Donations can include: Architecture, interior design, photography, engineering, art and construction books.
Your book donation will help:
- Motivate a young student to stay in school and pursue a college degree education; Raise awareness of Architecture as a career path as well as its profile to make the profession more diverse and attractive; Inspire the Architect's of tomorrow: With this program if we touch one student who will pursue a career in architecture, go on to licensure, and become an AIA member, that will make it a success.
BOOKSHELF CHAMPIONS: If you are interested in being one, please let us know.
Collections are NOW - JULY.
There will also be a collection point at the Dallas Center for Architecture (DCFA)- 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75201
Thank you all that attended our Happy Hour Numero Dos! In this meeting we introduced our new scholarship program, launched our annual book drive "From an Architect's Bookshelf", networked, and enjoy some frozen margaritas!! Thanks you Corgan and Material Surfaces for being our sponsors.
Ábalos + Sentkiewicz is an international architecture studio combining widely honored academic, professional and research activity. The partners have taught at ETSAM, Architectural Association, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, and the Harvard GSD where Ábalos is currently Chair of the Department of Architecture.
The studio's projects are internationally recognized with over 20 individual and collective exhibitions including AA-London, Pavillon de l'arsenale-Paris, MoMA and the Venice Biennale. A + S has received over 80 architecture and design awards. Critic William Curtis chose their Pavilion in Madrid's Retiro Park as one of the three best works built in Spain during the last 30 years. Ábalos + Sentkiewicz' professional work has been collected in 10 monographs and their academic research has been compiled in 12 books.
Iñaki Ábalos received his Master´s and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Madrid. He was a Co-Founder and Director of the esteemed Spanish architecture firm Ábalos & Herreros for over two decades before establishing his current studio. He also is the Founder and Director of Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos in Spain. Ábalos was given a RIBA International Fellowship in 2009. He is the author of Le Corbusier: Skyscrapers; Tower and Office and Natural Artificial among many others. Ábalos also curated the Spanish Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
Renata Sentkiewicz has a Master's of Science from the Cracow Polytechnic School of Architecture. A Founder and Director of Abalos+Sentkiewicz, she is also a member of the Zero Energy Alliance and a Design Critic at the Harvard GSD. Her professional work has been widely published in different national and international publications. An exhibition about her work, Dualisms: Abalos + Sentkiewicz was held at the GSD. Sentkiewicz has given workshops and seminars in architecture and landscape in different international cities including the Berlage Institute, the IUAV in Venice, the Festarch Cerdegna, and the Universal Nacional de Colombia.
Their work has been widely published in journals and monographs, such as Abalos & Herreros; Abalos & Herreros, Grand Tour; Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos -Thermodynamic Beauty; Abalos + Sentkiewicz: Form, Matter, and Energy and Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty.
What a turn out last night for the AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture Committee, a little over 100 attended! Thanks to those of you who joined us for our New Year Kick-Off Happy Hour and presentation. We enjoyed talking and hearing from many of you! A big thanks to The Beck Group andPatcraft for sponsoring the event.
Our committee encourage you as a leader to keep yourself engaged, continuously learn from one another, and create opportunities for educational, social and architectural ideas to activate your workplaces and communities.
ZAIDA BASORA FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture Network, is honored to include Zaida Basora, FAIA as our keynote speaker for the 2015 Enlaces exhibition and celebration. Zaida’s presence in Dallas has been influential and continues to transform our buildings, our perception of the city, and the future for a more sustainable environment.
Zaida is an icon of progressive leadership and a visionary in the city of Dallas. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico. As a champion for sustainability in architecture, she has scored multiple accolades to exemplify and prove her passion for a more conscious sustainable environment. In 2003, Zaida began implementation of the Dallas green building program which resulted in over 40 new sustainable facilities. Currently, Zaida oversees design, construction, and energy management in over 840 city-owned facilities.
Uniquely positioned as a leader in our city, Zaida possesses unmatched insight into policy and a comprehensive understanding of sustainability initiatives. Over the past 20 years she has held several positions with the City of Dallas including Purchasing Agent and Chief Building Official.
She was appointed to lead the task forces for development of the Dallas green building code in 2008, and not only updated, but adopted the green construction code in 2012. Her work championing green building codes in Dallas has been recognized with a 2008 BOAT award of excellence, 2009 CLIDE award in public policy, and in 2014 two CoreNet Global Sustainability Leadership Awards at the local and national level.
Zaida is a nationally recognized green building expert whose professional work has made Dallas a leader in regional and national green building standards and sustainability. On January 2012, Zaida was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in recognition of her significant contributions to architecture and society. She was also recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria in March of 2014 and received the President’s Pillar Award from the Regional Hispanic Contractor’s Association in 2014. Her vision for a more sustainable environment and her desire to gather communities around common goals will continue to be her mission as she transitions to become the new president of AIA Dallas in 2016.
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