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AGENDA

The Conference this year is packed with tours, community outreach project, inspiring speakers, parties for socializing and networking with architects throughout the state! We will wrap up the conference with the Awards Gala on Tuesday evening where we recognize Masonry Excellence Awards recipients, AIATN Lifetime Award recipients, newly licensed architects and 2017 Design Award winners!

EXPLORE MEMPHIS

Its music, energy and authenticity create a magical mix of people and perspectives. Drive down for the weekend and check out all that Memphis has to offer over your stay! The Design Auction hosted by AIA Memphis will be held on the evening of July 29 and AIA TN Conference tours and the community outreach project, urbanSTITCH, start on Sunday afternoon!

ENGAGING SPEAKERS

We have lined up an incredible list of speakers from London, New York and California! We are excited about the presentations and look forward to “Designing our Future.” Check out our line so far…more to be released in the coming days!

AIA TN Design Awards & Gala

Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday, August 1. One gala ticket is included with FULL registration. Additional tickets can be purchased if you have a guest or plan to attend only portions of the conference.

Things to Know Before You Go

DRESS

Business casual is appropriate. And, for the Gala, party festive is the suggested attire…whatever that means to you! Heat and humidity are the norm in Memphis in late summer!  Don’t forget comfortable shoes.

THINK GREEN

Please bring a tote bag to use in the exhibit hall! We’ll minimize paper by posting handouts on the website.  Don’t forget to recycle your name badge as you depart the Conference.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULEAll conference activities (excluding the Tours, Outreach Initiative and EP party) will take place at the Ballroom Level of the Cook Convention Center. Specific details coming soon!

Saturday, July 29

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm / 2017 AIA Memphis Design Auction @ Visible Music School. Click here to register/learn more.

(Please note – this is a host chapter event and not included in conference registration.)

Sunday, July 30

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Registration Open
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm  /  Tours (departs from Cook Convention Center -must pre-register & additional cost)
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm /  urbanSTITCH: The Edge District Community Outreach Project (offsite)

6:00 pm / urbanSTITCH Celebration Bash

Monday, July 31
7:30 am – 5:00 pm / Registration Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am / Opening Session – Lance Hosey, FAIA, of Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED), San Diego
10:30 am – 12:00 pm / Grant Brooker, Foster + Partners, London
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  / President’s Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm  / Lisa Iwamoto of IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm / Jason Long, OMA, New York  
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm / Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00 pm – ?? /  The After Party (offsite)

Tuesday, August 1
7:30 am – 4:00 pm / Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am / Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 am – 10:30 am / General Session
10:30 am – 10:45 am / Refreshments in Exhibit Hall
10:45 am – 12:00 pm / General Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open – door prizes announced at 1:45 pm
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA of Studio Joseph, New York 
3:30 pm –4:00 pm / Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Closing Session
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm / UTK College of Design + Architecture Reception, Dinner & AIA Awards Gala

See the ScheduleSelect from the tabs below to view the 2017 AIATN Conference on Architecture schedule. Click on the “topic” for more information.
Note: AIA Memphis is hosting a Design Auction on Saturday, July 29 from 6-9PM. This is a host chapter event. You may purchase tickets when you register for the conference.

Registration Open: Noon-4:30PM

Registration will open at Noon on Sunday, July 30. Stop by and pick up your onsite materials in Room 205 of the Convention Center - Ballroom Level.

Tours: 1-3PM & 3:30-5:30PM

Sunday, July 30 is dedicated to a half-day of tours throughout Memphis. Pick and choose from a variety of tours composed by local AIA members showcasing major projects in Memphis as well as backdoor passes to iconoic Memphis landmarks.

urbanSTITCH Outreach Project: 1-5:30PM

urbanSTITCH is the idea of knitting together gaps and pauses in the urban tissue of the city. Intentional exercise in healing a topography and neighborhood sliced by progress and paved over and often forgotten. urbanSTITCH re-imagines a typology that promotes cohesion through a tighter vocabulary of elements that enhance views streetscape, public safety and reimagines the pedestrian experience.

urbanSTITCH Party: 6PM

Join us as we wrap up our day’s work on urbanSTITCH. We will celebrate our accomplishment and launch a new chapter for The Edge District that re-imagines a typology that promotes cohesion through a tighter vocabulary of elements that enhance views streetscape, public

“Redesigning Innovation”: 8:30-10AM

Presentation by Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow Architecture urgently needs reinvention. The built environment represents nearly half the total consumption of resources and two-thirds the global GDP and provides the setting for virtually everyone’s everyday experience. Yet, buildings generally have a negative impact—environmentally, economically, and socially. This presentation will be a call to action, a battle cry for architects everywhere to redesign the very purpose of design.

“Rhythm and Movement”: 10:15 – 11:45AM

Presented by Grant Brooker – Head of Studio – Foster + Partners – London Hear from Grant Brooker as he discusses the work of Foster+Partners and how the firm designs and shapes spaces that form and surround our buildings. A Special Thanks to

“Three Scales”: 1:45-3PM

Presentation by Lisa Iwamoto of IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE. Lisa will cover work from IwamotoScott Architecture at three different scales – installations, buildings, and urban speculations – and describe the processes that conceptually connects them.

Reception & Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall: 4:30-6:30PM

Enjoy food and beverages while you mix and mingle with our outstanding exhibitors and sponsors.  Special thanks to Crow Friedman Group for sponsoring the Exhibit Hall reception!  Be sure to visit each booth, learn about their products and services and thank them

The After Party: 7PM – ??

Hang out with the future of AIA and the profession! Join them at the EP video release party where you can continue to enjoy food/beverages while watching the videos submitted to the EP Video Competition. Open to all! We ask that you please pre-register, so we will have an accurate head count. Be sure to bring cash for refreshments!

Registration Open: 8AM

Registration opens at 8am and closes at 4pm. Stop by to pick up your nametag and onsite materials.

Breakfast with Exhibitors: 8-9AM

Start off your morning with breakfast in the exhibit hall and stretch your legs while learning about new products and services!

The Intersection of Design and Community Development: 9-10:30AM

Join us on Tuesday morning, as we hear from speakers, Tommy Pacello of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and John Paul Shaffer of BLDG Memphis. Innovative and pragmatic design is a critical component to the revitalization of communities at the building, block,

“Health, Community & Role of Design” 10:45AM-Noon

At a time when so much energy is on infrastructure and healthcare reform, it’s a good time to take stock of what truly impacts our health and well-being.  To look at the role our communities play in this, and to consider what

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall: Noon-2PM

Join exhibitors for lunch and then make your final walk through the exhibit hall. Door prizes will be announced at 1:45 pm.

“After the Final No – There Comes a Yes”: 2-3:30PM

When is a project really finished? Can we anticipate use or meaning over time. Ultimately, it is life after we leave that has the greatest relevance. Don’t miss this presentation by Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, of Studio Joseph!

Break: 3:30-3:45PM

Check email, make phone calls or just go outside and enjoy the view of the Mississippi River! Be sure not to wander too far...next speaker is up at 4:00 pm.

Designing for Change 3:45-5PM

William Leddy, FAIA, is founding Principal of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, recipient of the 2017 National AIA Firm Award. He will present his firm’s “mission-driven” practice that focuses on advanced sustainability, social equity and community development. He will discuss aspects of the

Tours: 1-3PM & 3:30-5:30PM

Sunday, July 30 is dedicated to a half-day of tours throughout Memphis. Pick and choose from a variety of tours composed by local AIA members showcasing major projects in Memphis as well as backdoor passes to iconoic Memphis landmarks.

“Redesigning Innovation”: 8:30-10AM

Presentation by Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow Architecture urgently needs reinvention. The built environment represents nearly half the total consumption of resources and two-thirds the global GDP and provides the setting for virtually everyone’s everyday experience. Yet, buildings generally have a negative impact—environmentally, economically, and socially. This presentation will be a call to action, a battle cry for architects everywhere to redesign the very purpose of design.

“Rhythm and Movement”: 10:15 – 11:45AM

Presented by Grant Brooker – Head of Studio – Foster + Partners – London Hear from Grant Brooker as he discusses the work of Foster+Partners and how the firm designs and shapes spaces that form and surround our buildings. A Special Thanks to

“Three Scales”: 1:45-3PM

Presentation by Lisa Iwamoto of IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE. Lisa will cover work from IwamotoScott Architecture at three different scales – installations, buildings, and urban speculations – and describe the processes that conceptually connects them.

The Intersection of Design and Community Development: 9-10:30AM

Join us on Tuesday morning, as we hear from speakers, Tommy Pacello of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and John Paul Shaffer of BLDG Memphis. Innovative and pragmatic design is a critical component to the revitalization of communities at the building, block,

“Health, Community & Role of Design” 10:45AM-Noon

At a time when so much energy is on infrastructure and healthcare reform, it’s a good time to take stock of what truly impacts our health and well-being.  To look at the role our communities play in this, and to consider what

“After the Final No – There Comes a Yes”: 2-3:30PM

When is a project really finished? Can we anticipate use or meaning over time. Ultimately, it is life after we leave that has the greatest relevance. Don’t miss this presentation by Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, of Studio Joseph!

Designing for Change 3:45-5PM

William Leddy, FAIA, is founding Principal of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, recipient of the 2017 National AIA Firm Award. He will present his firm’s “mission-driven” practice that focuses on advanced sustainability, social equity and community development. He will discuss aspects of the

INSPIRING SPEAKERSKEEP CHECKING BACK TO EXPLORE OUR TALENTED SPEAKER LINEUP

William Leddy, FAIA

Principal of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA)

A founding Principal of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) in San Francisco, William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP believes that design excellence has an important role to play in leading our communities toward a just, sustainable future for all. For 35 years, Bill

Shannon Kraus, FAIA

Principal & Senior Vice President, Board of Directors, HKS Architects

Speaker Spotlight Today’s speaker spotlight features an architect who is keenly focused on the larger role that all architects have in creating healthy communities.  Shannon Kraus is a prolific healthcare architect who is working to promote the notion that we can be

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal, Studio Joseph, New York

  Wendy Evans Joseph is the founder of Studio Joseph. She sets the design for each of the firm’s projects and is intimately involved with her clients and the progress of the work throughout the entire building process from concept to occupancy.

Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Design Leader, Harley Ellis Devereaux, San Diego

Architect and author Lance Hosey oversees design for the San Diego office of Harley Ellis Devereaux and chairs the firm’s nationwide Design Excellence program. Previously he has been a design director with William McDonough + Partners and Chief Sustainability Officer with two of the world’s largest design firms.

Grant Brooker

Director, Foster + Partners, London

Grant Brooker is Head of Studio 1 at Foster + Partners, leading a team involved in a wide range of projects including cultural, residential, office, commercial and transport buildings.

Lisa Iwamoto

Firm Principal, IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco

Speaker Spotlight “Bringing architecture to the present is a lot of work,” Lisa admits, as she gathers  exactly how she has experienced shaping the future in San Francisco, where she practices with her husband Craig Scott. In a city attached to nostalgia,

Jason Long

Partner, OMA New York

Jason Long, a Memphis native, is a partner at OMA based in the New York Office. Jason leads the office’s portfolio in Washington DC, which currently includes numerous urban planning projects that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health and equitable development: the 11th Street Bridge Park, an elevated public park; a sport and recreation masterplan for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus; and the revitalization of the streetscape around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. He is also developing new approaches to public space in California with a mixed-used development in Santa Monica and a new programmed park for Downtown Los Angeles. Currently, he is also overseeing the construction of a high-rise tower in San Francisco’s Transbay district.

EP EVENTS

Video Shorts Challenge

The inaugural AIA TN Video Shorts Challenge invites architects and designers to bring their perspective to life through film. Videos will be screened at The After Party on July 31.

EP-FRIENDLY FIRM AWARD

AIA TN would like to recognize TN firms who offer great support and opportunities to their EPs and to suggest more ways that all firms can elevate the level of EP support state-wide.

EP Meetups

Make sure you don’t miss out on the EP Meetups throughout the 2017 Conference! We want our EPs to engage with the community and build relationships with other EPs from across the State.

ABOUT MEMPHIS

PLACES TO GO & THINGS TO DO

There’s something about Memphis that brings people together. Its music, energy and authenticity create a magical mix of people and perspectives you just can’t experience anywhere else!  Check out all the Memphis has to offer!

  • Visit the Memphis CVB site for area attractions, dining recommendations and trip ideas.

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REGISTRATION AND FEESOnline registration closes Friday, July 21. Walk-ups are welcome for on-site registration. Early bird registration extended to July 10!

SUN - TUES

FULLIncludes
FULL-ACCESS TO ALL SESSIONS
1 GALA TICKET
(MEMBER/NON-MEMBER PRICE ONLY)
TOURS ADDITIONAL

SINGLE DAY

ONE DAYIncludes
FULL-ACCESS TO ONE DAY OF SESSIONS
GALA TICKET ADDITIONAL
TOURS ADDITIONAL

SUN

TOURSIncludes
SUNDAY AFTERNOON OPTIONS
SEATS LIMITED
MUST PRE-REGISTER

Cancellation Policy

Conference registrations cancelled after 5:00 pm/central on Friday, July 7, will not receive a refund. Cancellations prior to Friday, July 7, are subject to a $50 administrative handling fee.  The balance will be refunded.

Volunteer Opportunities/Special Considerations

Please contact Jeanne Myers at architect@myers.ws to discuss volunteer opportunities. Several work stipends are available.  AIATN is making convention scholarships available to members that are unemployed, underemployed or need financial assistance to attend convention. This is a great program that allows members to attend and get involved in the convention as well as give the AIATN staff much needed help!

Interested applicants need to contact Jeanne Myers at architect@myers.ws as soon as possible with a statement of need (less than one page).  Applicants will be expected to help out the AIATN staff for a few hours during the convention. We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Last year, were able to bring 13 people to convention.  We have a limited number of spots and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once spots are full, we will not be able to offer any more scholarships. (Your statement of need will be kept confidential.)

In addition, Associate and Emeritus members and Students can register for the convention at a discounted rate.  This discounted rate does NOT include tickets to the Gala or Tours.

OUR SPONSORSThanks to the following sponsors for supporting AIA Tennessee and the profession!


VENUE & HOTEL INFORMATION

The AIATN Conference on Architecture will be held at the Cook Convention Center located at 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103 on the Ballroom Level. Directional signs will be posted.

Parking Options for Attendees not staying at the Conference Hotel:

  • Self-parking is available at the Cook Convention Center Garage for $10 per day. Learn more.
  • Valet parking is available at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel for $12 per day.

CONFERENCE HOTELSheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

The Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel located at 250 North Main Street. Memphis, TN 38103 is conveniently located just a mile from downtown Memphis. Explore Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, AutoZone Park, and more within minutes. A short skywalk connects the hotel to the Memphis Cook Convention Center for effortless access to the #AIATN Conference on Architecture.

AIATN Conference on Architecture attendees receive a discounted room rate of $145 plus tax and includes complementary internet in guest rooms. Discounted rates are available three days prior and three days after the Conference dates.

GROUP RATE EXTENDED TO July 10! Make your reservations by 5pm/central on July 10, 2017, to receive the discounted group rate.

Call 866-716-8106  and reference “American Institute of Architects”

Overnight parking for hotel guests is $26 per day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

COOK CONVENTION CENTER 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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GRATITUDE & APPRECIATION

A special THANK YOU to the Conference Committee for their hard work on this year’s conference!
Josh Flowers, AIA, Chair
Brett Ragsdale, AIA, Co-Chair
Ben Avant, Exhibits/Sponsors & Exhibitors
Rogean CadieuxSmith, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Jacob Davis, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Mary Haizlip, AIA, Exhibits/Sponsors
Trey Kirk, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Sophorn Kuoy, AIA, Graphics/Marketing
Jeanne Myers, AIA, Volunteers/Newly Licensed Architects
Chooch Pickard, AIA, Outreach Initiative
Louis Pounders, FAIA, Speaker Co-Chair
Will Randolph, Assoc. AIA , Emerging Professionals Chair
Matt Seltzer, AIA, Speaker Co-Chair
Scott Van Der Jagt, AIA, Tours
Jesse Wilmoth, Assoc. AIA, Marketing/Website

Staff
Lisa Bowler, Ashley Cates, Heather Koury, Hon. AIA, Sheila Leggett, Laura Gray McCann

Thank you to the Memphis CVB, Hemline Theory and Memphis Reprographics for your efforts in making this year’s convention a success!