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Call for Volunteers Interested in Renovation and Rehab- AIA NC is calling for the creation of a review committee to discuss the proposed adoption of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The Building Code Council is proposing to combine all NC codes dealing with building renovations including the stand alone Rehab Code, into the new IEBC. A committee is needed to decide how this proposal will affect North Carolina architects renovating and rehabbing historic buildings. Interested members may contact Keri Dixon for more information. You can access the Building Code Council's draft code online at: http://aianc.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=120
AIA Repositioning Information- The Repositioning the AIA initiative is about what we need to do, collectively, for the entire body of architecture. This is for the profession. AIA National's consultants LaPlaca Cohen and Pentagram took members' thoughts, opinions, and observations, added input from clients and the public, and developed a series of recommendations that will help the AIA move forward. The final AIA repositioning research recommendations and the AIA response were presented at AIA Grassroots 2013, March 20-23.
Video of LaPlaca Cohen and Pentagram presentation here
Video of the Manifesto here
www.aia.org/repositioning - all information available to AIA members
New Lien Laws Effective April 1
Effective for construction projects beginning on or after April 1, 2013, North Carolina law requires appointment of a lien agent. Contractors and subcontractors can then give notice they are working on the project. Appointments are not required for improvements under $30,000 or to the owner's existing residence or for public building projects. LiensNC is an on-line application created specifically to help users file these appointments and notices as well as search for filings - quickly and easily. Use this link to get more information, and learn more about this law.
Mr. Robert W. Self- Mr. Robert W. "Bob" Self, 79, of Burlington, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his residence following several years of declining health and two weeks critical illness. A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Kathryn H. Self, who survives of the home, and son of the late Guy Self and Mozelle Ray Self. Bob was an architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He was a member of Davis Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men, and he also served as the Burlington District President. Bob was a member of the Bula Masonic Lodge, #409 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Valley of Greensboro, a Gideon, and a founding member of the E.M. Holt Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 28 years. Bob had served on the Governor's Committee to write the Handicap Accessibility Codes and was an Adjunct Instructor at ACC where he also served on the Industry Advisory Committee. He served as a youth basketball coach, a tutor at school, and a volunteer with Loaves and Fishes. Memorials may be made to Davis Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 606 E. Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
From the Firms:
Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee joins Clark Nexsen, PC- Clark Nexsen, PC, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is pleased to announce that the architecture firm Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (PBC+L) of Raleigh and Asheville, NC, has officially joined Clark Nexsen. As a result of this merger, Clark Nexsen will be comprised of a 550-plus, multi-discipline staff including architects, engineers (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), interior designers, landscape architects, planners, and other support personnel. The combined staff represents decades of expertise in educational, Department of Defense, government, corporate, cultural, industrial, recreational, commercial, healthcare, K-12, and environmentally sustainable design and engineering. For Clark Nexsen, the merger allows the 93-year-old, internationally renowned A/E firm to confirm and enhance its pursuit of design excellence through PBC+L’s reputation for award-winning architectural projects. PBC+L has received 35 American Institute of Architects (AIA) design awards in just the last 10 years. For PBC+L, a 68-year-old company that was ranked 15th in Architect magazine’s “Top 50 Firms in the Nation” in 2012, joining Clark Nexsen dramatically broadens the firm’s geographic reach, offers the opportunity to secure nationally significant projects, and provides top-tier in-house engineering services to current and future clients. “Clients and staff from both firms will experience positive change as a result of the merger,“ said Christopher Stone, PE, F.NSPE, FASCE, president of Clark Nexsen. “In addition to a far deeper level of design services, our clients and our staffs will benefit from our combined engineering, operations, resources, and infrastructure.” Jeffrey Lee, FAIA, a principal with Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, added: “At the center of this decision is our common desire to underscore our commitment to design excellence and to offer clients an architecture and engineering firm recognized for exceptional, high performance design and professional services.”
Lord, Aeck & Sargent Promotes Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA to Principal- Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA, LEED AP, an architect with 19 years of architectural experience in all phases of the design process – from programming through construction administration – has been promoted to a position as principal at architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS). Rockart specializes in management, design direction and decision-making for higher education projects, including residence halls, academic facilities and research laboratories. In addition, she mentors and supports the development of LAS staff architects and helps to ensure a seamless bond with the firm’s other offices in Georgia, Michigan and Texas. “Lauren has demonstrated excellence in all aspects of project delivery since she joined LAS in 2005,” said Scott O’Brien, an LAS principal and leader of the firm’s Chapel Hill office, where Rockart works. “She has earned the trust of her clients and her peers, she is respected by all who work with her, and she is a leader in our North Carolina office. Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s future is brighter thanks to her great efforts, and we look forward to her continued excellence in client, project and firm wide leadership in the years ahead.”
2013 Legislative Day- The annual Legislative Day was held on Wednesday March 27. Leaders and members from across the state visited the State Capital to get out the message on issues important to architects. Issues included- Public Private Partnerships and Design Build, Tax Reform, Energy Jobs and Rate Payer Savings, and Investing in our Critical Public Infrastructure. Find out more on these issues, and look at the current bill tracking list at www.aianc.org/advocacy
AIA Eastern 7th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing- April 25, 2013. It’s that time again! The Eastern Section AIANC is holding their 7th Annual Golf Outing to support the chapter’s two ongoing scholarship campaigns at UNC Charlotte and North Carolina State University. Over the past six years, this event has raised a total of $19,000 for these two architectural programs, providing annual scholarships of $1,500 to outstanding students. Tuition at our state universities continues to rise so these monies help offset the tuition cost for students from the Eastern Section region. These scholarships are offered to 1st year thru 5th year students majoring in Architecture. All proceeds raised will benefit these scholarship funds. The members of the Eastern Section AIANC ask for your help in supporting this worthwhile cause. The benefit to you is knowing that you are helping out a student in need while getting out of the office, enjoying a wonderful day of golf with other business leaders, and playing a beautiful and challenging golf course.
Player Cost: $ 80.00 (per golfer) / $300.00 (per Foursome)
Arrive by 8:00 – 9:00 AM; Shotgun start @ 9:30 AM. The Neuse Golf Club, Clayton, NC.
Contact: Stephanie De Contreras to reserve your spot or sponsor a hole. AIANCES Executive Director | 919-345-0080 (c)
All Checks should be made out to: Eastern Section AIANC
Please mail all checks to: PO Box 1093, Raeford, NC 28376
AIA Triangle Golf Tournament- FRIDAY, May 3, 2013- $125 per player before April 19, 2013. After April 19, 2013 - $150 per player. This year's AIA Triangle Golf Tournament is being held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University. Shotgun start at 1pm SHARP and the format is Captain's Choice. Lunch and prizes are included in your registration. All proceeds go to funding scholarships at the NC State College of Design. Registration includes: Green Fees, Cart, Range balls, Lunch, Pre-Tournament Clinic, Mulligan package, Beat the Pro Contest, Expanded Cart Gift Bag and Drinks. Learn more and register here.
Tour of Arthur and Florence Larson Residence- Triangle Modernist Houses will host a tour of the unusual 1973 Arthur and Florence Larson Residence in Durham on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Originally designed by the late Chapel Hill architect Jon Condoret, the Larson home began at 4825 square feet. When the Larsons sold the house, the new owners engaged California architect Fu-Tung Chung to design the renovation, which was built by Landmark Renovation with the late landscape architect, Judy Harmon, designing an entrance path and garden. A further 2011 addition expanded the house to 6040 square feet.
Tickets to the tour are $6.50 in advance or $10 at the door. (Advance sales close a week before the tour.) Admission is on a timed-entry basis every 30 minutes. Photography is allowed anywhere inside and outside the house.
To order tickets, select an entry time, get directions to the house, and for additional information, go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/tour. Proceeds benefit TMH’s ongoing mission. Call George Smart with any questions: 919-740-8407.
Architecture and the Design-Build Process with Triangle Macintosh Users Group: Using Vectorworks in Architectural Design- Charles Holden, AIA, will give the featured presentation at the April Triangle Mac Users Group meeting. He is an architect–builder, being one of only a few in NC licensed as both architect and contractor. He will cover how he uses Nemetschek Vectorworks software for various aspects of the design, construction, and client interaction phases of his projects. Vectorworks offers a line of CAD and 2D/3D applications used by designers and architects around the world. Charles’ firm, Oxide Architecture, designs and builds sustainable modern places. As part of his presentation, Charles will also talk about Oxide’s process of architectural design and building information modeling (BIM). Everyone is invited to this meeting, and it is free to attend.
Event: TMUG April meeting
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Program: Vectorworks, officer elections
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: Caldwell Building
2221 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
— on the NC State North Campus —
Architect Magazine R+D Awards- New technologies are revolutionizing architecture. To celebrate advances in building technology, ARCHITECT Magazine announces the seventh annual R+D Awards, which honors innovative materials and systems at every scale–from HVAC and structural systems to curtainwall and digital technologies or programs to discrete building materials such as wood composites and textiles. Learn more here.
RFQ's and Job Opportunities:
Architectural Intern- LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. seeks bright and ambitious individuals anxious to develop their career and personal goals within a dynamic and creative environment. Successful candidates will be passionate about design; detail-oriented; efficient; devoted to quality output; able to work independently, as well as in a team environment; possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks and handle multiple deadlines; and have excellent communication skills. Qualified applicants will possess a B.Arch or M.Arch degree from an accredited architectural school or foreign equivalent is required; demonstration of licensure track is desired. LEED accreditation or interest in achieving accreditation is preferred. More Information...
Project Architect - LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD. is seeking talented Registered Project Architects that are passionate about design, detail-oriented, efficient, devoted to quality output, able to work independently as well as in a team environment, possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks and handle multiple deadlines, have excellent communication skills, a thorough knowledge of relevant codes, operations, processes and trends, a demonstrated ability to mentor and manage teams, and foster and nurture Client relationships. Qualified applicants possess a B.Arch or M.Arch; NC or SC Registered Architect or ability to become NC or SC Registered Architect within 6-months of hire; a progressive work history with 5 – 10 years experience, including 1-year of applied experience using AutoDesk Revit Architecture, in a professional design practice. Design experience in public, private, higher education, and/ or health care is necessary. Experience with graphics software such as Google SketchUp and 3D Studio Max is an advantage. LEED accreditation is preferred. More Information...
Project Architect/Project Manager – Branch Office- Liollio Architecture is seeking an experienced Project Architect/Manager to work in our Asheville, NC office. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will work closely with Market Leaders and the Business Development Manager in the management of Projects, other Project Architects, Designers, and multi-disciplined teams. The ideal candidate will have some demonstrated experience in business development, project team management, and client and consultant coordination, and will be proficient in Revit and AutoCad production. Candidates should have at least 6 years of architectural experience. Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited university and NC registration or NCARB qualification required. More Information...
Architect or Intern Architect- Local Wilmington architecture firm is seeking to hire an architect or intern architect for a 6-month contract for full-time work beginning immediately; the position could turn into long-term employment but currently it is only for a 6-month period. We are a small design firm that works on a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the state. We are looking for someone who can work in a fast paced environment, meet deadlines, interact well with clients and other consultants, and has a working knowledge of architectural detailing and current construction standards and methods. The right candidate must have a professional architectural degree, or equivalent experience with 4+ years of work in architecture and familiarity with both commercial and residential project design and construction with an emphasis on residential. More Information...
Plans Examiner- The City of Fayetteville’s mission is to provide service that makes Fayetteville a better Place for all. Dedicated and talented employees are essential to achieving this mission. If you are committed to providing excellent customer service and able to work in a team environment, the City of Fayetteville is the employer for you! The City offers employees market-competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Under limited supervision, performs plan review to assure compliance with NC State Building codes. Performs professional and highly technical level work in the technical construction code field by the review of plans, specifications, and calculations to verify conformance to the technical construction related codes as adopted by the State of North Carolina and City of Fayetteville. Provide information to the public and other staff members for the building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing aspects of these technical codes. Assist when necessary with the permit application process by ensuring the completeness of applications and supporting documentation. Performs related work as required and related regulations as directed by Ordinance, Resolution, and State law. More Information...