Newsletter | September 2015

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September was a great month for our El Paso Chapter AIA.  We have successfully hosted another great AIA Golf Tourney; one which has garnered over $19,000 in dividends for the El Paso Architectural Foundation to use for local scholarships.  Earlier this month, chapter representatives (too many to list)  met with outsourced city consultants to discuss areas of Improvements relative to he City Engineering Department, and the Capital Programs they oversee.  The dialogue, hopefully, should enable the city to understand that, which the myriad of issues facing municipal projects, qualified design professionals are ideally suited to facilitate such important functions.  On Saturday, KTEP hosted myself, Rene Melendez, and Bruno Vazquez on their weekly “State of the Arts” Program.  Emphasis during this radio show was on “Archtober” and the positive impact architecture plays in our society.  The program was viewed so positively by the radio staff, that we were invited back , after our Design Awards Ceremony, to discuss the winners and further our discussion on the value of Architecture.

 Please participate by volunteering during the many scheduled events during “Archtober”.  Refer to the attachment in the newsletter which highlights the many events which are in need of our support through participation during the month in which we embrace all things architecture!

 Have you checked our newly rebooted website, www., yet?  Global changes to this important site have been implemented, resulting in a dynamic forum to laud our achievements and provide our chapter, as well as the public,  with information vital to our profession.  Your officers continue to cultivate content and will keep the website fresh and updated; strong kudos to all of them who have contributed greatly to this to this important effort. I am humbled to have such a dedicated team to work with!

Lastly, I continue to encourage our membership to attend the this year’s upcoming TxA Convention on November 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.  It’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues, obtain some coveted CEUs, and partake in the many slated events.

It’s a great time to be an architect!

Jim Booher, AIA

Newsletter | August 2015

Newsletter | August 2015


As we emerge from the Dog Days of Summer, our upcoming Chapter activities are many:

With only a few weeks left from tee-time, our AIA Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching. As the major fundraiser for the El Paso Architectural Foundation, this premier golf outing provides scholarship money and great fellowship for ourselves and our building partners. I can readily attest to the formidable efforts expended by the Golf Committee through the Leadership of its chair, Mr. Bruno Vasquez; they have performed admirably in facilitating this event. 

Newsletter | June 2015


As the temperatures continue to rise, so does the progress of your Executive Committee in facilitating the upcoming events which benefit the El Paso Chapter AIA. Bruno Vasquez continues to do a stellar job in providing for the upcoming AIA Golf Tourney (refer to details in the newsletter); please assist by spreading the word to your business partners to support this effort which fuels our EPAF Scholarships.