Happy August! It was a pleasure seeing many of you at the July Chapter meeting. Our Chapter hosted Mr. Paul Dennehy, AIA, TxA President Elect and Mr. James Perry, TxA Executive VP/CEO. Mr. Dennehy gave a great presentation and provided us with one continuing education hour. He spoke to us about his experiences as an architect and the value of working with our communities. He also reminded us of the importance of contributing to TAC to support the advocacy efforts on behalf of architects and architecture. Our Chapter has not met its yearly goal of $2,500 and I am therefore providing you with the link so that you can contribute on-line as soon as possible.
The time has come to register for the Texas Society of Architects Convention. Convergence, the 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place on November 3 – 5, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas.
Our yearly golf tournament is taking place next month! The El Paso Architectural Foundation and the AIA El Paso Chapter will be hosting the 19th annual golf tournament on September 16, 2016 at the Butterfield Trail Golf Course. We are grateful to our Silver Sponsor; Robins and Morton, our Bronze Sponsors; Stubbs Engineering and Tandus Centiva, our Golf Ball Sponsor; Resource Lighting and finally our Hole Sign Sponsors; Bath Engineering, MNK Architects, PhiloWilke, Carl Daniel Architects, APCO, JOBE and Aguilar Engineering!
Please assist Jorge Loya in continuing to seek sponsors and players. Remember that this event will raise money for the Chapter’s Architectural Scholarship and Education Fund. Please join the great golf Fiesta on 16 de Septiembre!
On Friday August 26th, the Chapter will be sponsoring the second presentation of Donuts and Design to provide Chapter members a continuing education hour, this particular one will provide an ADA Credit!
Don’t forget to RSVP, details for all these events are included in the newsletter. I invite you to participate!
Mary Stills, AIA 2016 AIA El Paso Chapter President