Spring Kickoff Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out today, January 17th, for our first meeting of the semester. We hope that we were able to provide you with some valuable information today. Be sure to check back to the blog frequently, we will try to have more things posted this semester. Those could include interesting articles or videos pertaining to architecture. Also, if you find anything that you find interesting related to architecture please feel free to send that over to Victoria at vlparsons@my.waketech.edu so that she can share those links with everyone else. We want to get things that you would like to see and read up on the blog.

The meeting minutes are located on the minutes page for anyone who happened to miss the meeting or couldn’t make it out today.

Let’s have a great semester!

Meeting : September 23, 2015

AIAS Meeting Minutes

Call to order : 12:20 PM

AIAS Bylaws – We voted on the revised Wake Tech AIAS bylaws. Motion to approve – TraShanna Sanchez, Second – Adam Rostek. You can view the bylaws here.

New positions appointed! Brooke appointed TraShanna Sanchez as the Event Coordinator and Robert Underwood as the Marketing Coordinator. Welcome to the team, guys!!

CANstruction – We are working with Smith Sinnett Architecture (a local architecture firm) for CANstruction! They have chosen  “Mighty Mouse” to be our hero that we will be designing and building out of cans.

Habitat for Humanity – We are volunteering for Habitat for Humanity again! The next two available dates to volunteer are October 10 and November 14…both are from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser – On October 19 we are doing a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings (121 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs, NC 27540) from 4 PM – 11 PM. Find an officer to get tickets (it is a free ticket.) When you present the ticket, 10% of your bill will go to Wake Tech AIAS funds.

Spring Break Trip(s) – We are still throwing around ideas for a trip. To aid the decision process, we are going to present three PowerPoint presentations during our next meeting. These will include – Chicago, IL: Adam Rostek, Charleston, SC: Caleb Hill, and Charlotte, NC (weekend trip): Katelyn Stevenson.

AIA Triangle Tour – The AIA Triangle Home Tour is this Saturday! If you are volunteering, make sure to arrive to your specified site 30 minutes early.

Meeting adjourned : 12:56 PM

Next meeting is October 7, 2015 in ETB 219.

Meeting minutes by : Caleb Hill

Welcome Meeting: August 26, 2015

WTCC AIAS LOGOMeeting Minutes for 8/26/2015

Call to Order : 12:15 PM

Welcome to Wake Tech AIAS!!!! (American Institute of Architecture Students)

Dues are $20 for the whole year, see an officer to pay dues, you will be an “inactive member” of AIAS National until our next membership drive but you will be immediately active in our local chapter.

If you would like to directly become a member of AIAS National via their website for $47, please visit AIAS.org. You will immediately be an active member of AIAS National and our local chapter. Please do not do both! If you have questions, see an officer.

Social activities to be involved in:

– This Friday we are all meeting at Buffaloe Lanes (6701 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603) at 6 PM for a fun night of bowling!
– September 4 we are all going to Downtown Raleigh for the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Volunteer Opportunities:
-AIA Triangle tour on September 26. To sign up please visit the official tour website.
– Habitat for Humanity http://vhub.at/waketech The dates are 9/12, 10/10, and 11/14 and each day is 8:15am-3:30pm.
Lunch is not usually provided so it is likely that we will go somewhere near the site for lunch together. If you would like to carpool, please post a comment below! (Green is GOOD!)

Spring Break:
We are throwing around several ideas of where to go for our Spring Break trip. We are thinking about doing a New York City trip with Mr. Jefferson and a trip to Rome, Italy with Mr. Card, for those who would rather go out of the country.

Cost Estimates (not including club subsidy):
Rome: $1,300 flights & hotels + $300 for food/museums/tours/etc. = $1600New York City: $800 flights & hotels + $300 for food/museums/tours/etc. = $1100

Club subsidy will be equal for both trips, the current estimate is $300/person. HOWEVER, the more fundraising we do, the higher that number goes!
With subsidy:Rome: $1000 deposit by November 1st + $300 club funds + $300 by March = $1300 from student
New York City: $500 deposit by November 1st + $300 club funds + $300 by March = $800 from student

We will vote on these at our next meeting (9/9 @ 12pm & 9/10 @ 5:30pm); to vote you MUST be a paid member.

Tutoring will be available soon! Keep an eye out for tutoring times and dates (they will be posted on classroom doors). If you would like to tutor your fellow students, see Mr. Jefferson or Ms. Julie for more information.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter – @wtccaias

Our next meeting is going to be on September 9 at 12 PM in Room 219 (ETB), we will also be holding an evening meeting September 10 5:30-6:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM

Meeting Minutes by: Caleb Hill

Meeting Minutes 4-8-15

Call to order: 12:08

Nominations are as follows:
President:
Brooke Grayson
Co-Vice Presidents:
Micheal Johnson
Juan Aguilar
Treasurer:
Trashanna Sanchez
Katelyn Stevenson
Secretary:
Caleb Hill
Patricia Simon

Nominees must submit a 2-3 minute speech in video format with talking points (text format) and a headshot (.jpg). Videos must be submitted by 11:00am 4/9/15. Videos will go live and voting will open at 12:00pm 4/9/15.

Speeches should include:

-Why the speaker wants the position.
-What the speaker would like to improve about the position.
-How they are qualified for the position.

VOTERS! Please review all speeches before casting your votes. Votes can be submitted to phjefferson@waketech.edu from your my.waketech.edu email. Votes will be accepted until 12:30pm 4/22/15. Next year’s officers will be announced at 1:00pm 4/22/15.

Academic Update

Registration has started this week. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss summer classes. There is an “advising hold” on your registration until your advisor removes it and you can’t register for classes until that’s been done. Be sure to do that soon because the summer semester classes fill up FAST!

Work Based Learning- If you are going to do an internship over the summer, initial paperwork must be submitted by FRIDAY! Even if you don’t have a job established already, you can fill out the initial paperwork. See Mr. Jefferson or your advisor for more information.

This Saturday, 4/11/15, is a Wake Tech sponsored Habitat for Humanity date. Please attend, it is our last one of the semester and it is important to take some time out to give back to the community. The link is below.
After that, our members will be gathering at Tyler’s Tavern in Fuquay Varina to play pool and hang out. Some of our senior members will be graduating and it will be a last social gathering for some.
https://orgsync.com/71897/events/928893/occurrences/2007305

Updates!

Hey all! It’s your secretary, Brooke, here.

It seems I have gotten a bit behind on meeting minutes this semester, so let’s get everything caught up…

Tutoring: is now available. The tutoring schedule will be up in another blog posting for easy access. Our awesome classmates help us out all the time and now they will be able to get a notation on their transcript and add it to their resume. If you would like to become a tutor, please see Mr. Jefferson or Ms. Eldridge.

Social Media: We now have our pages set up! Please follow us to stay updated on the latest and greatest news and discussions.

https://twitter.com/wtccaias

https://instagram.com/wtccaias

Competition: We have split into a few groups to participate in this exciting design competition. The deadline is April 20, so if you’d like to participate, gather your group and hit the ground running! With all this snow, it’s a great way to spend your time and build your skills.
2015 UIA-PHG Student Competition | Design of a mobile isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment unit for use in ebola or other communicable desease epidemics

Speaking of SKILLS: SKILLS USA hosts a competition that includes a wide variety of trade related skills. They have an architectural drafting section that we should be represented in! If you feel like you have strong drafting skills, please participate!          Contest Descriptions | SkillsUSA

Habitat for Humanity: A big thank you to Matt Rogers and Michael Fondavilla for representing us in February’s H4H date. OVAL is hosting another opportunity on March 14. Below is a QR code that will take you straight to the OVAL page to get signed up, you may also use the following link: OVAL

https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=500x500&cht=qr&choe=UTF-8&chl=https://orgsync.com/71897/events/928892/occurrences/2007303

Also, I found out about a symposium presented by AIA|L.A. called POWERFUL: WOMEN LEADING DESIGN . It will be live streaming today from California.
The 2015 POWERFUL: Women Leading Design symposium will feature an inspirational and energetic series of presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation.

Well, I had a great time catching up, let’s grab lunch sometime.
Stay safe and warm!

 

January 21, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes January 21, 2015

12:16 Meeting called to order

AIAS forms must be filled out and returned to Mr. Jefferson or an officer as soon as possible to proceed with our transition to become an AIAS chapter. If you need a form, please see Mr. Jefferson or Brooke Grayson.

DUES are $5 per semester. If you have not paid your $5 this semester and still wish to be a part of the club, please see an officer to make your payment.

Susan Thompson is resigning from her position as Treasurer to devote her time to her classes and to her position as President in the Interior Design Club.

Trey Taylor and Patricia Simon are nominated to fill the position.

Our new Treasurer is Trey Taylor.

Feb. 14 is the next Wake Tech Habitat for Humanity event: 8:00am-3:30pm at the Maybrook location. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to sign up.
http://wakeconstruction.habitatwake.volunteerhub.com/Events/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=1951292

Tyler’s Tavern: We will be holding a double elimination pool tournament. Tickets will be $15 per person to include lunch and entry to the tournament. Food will be ordered off the menu. Tentative date: March 28.
Committee: Trey (Chair), Katelyn, Juan, Michael, Patricia.
Buffalo Wild Wings: $—. We would like to do that again, we will be contacting BWW for more information on another event.
Moon Runners: We made $—.
Current funds: Just under $—-.

Trip this semester probably won’t happen. We (the officers) feel that it is best to save the funds we have raised this year and put them towards a bigger trip next spring, that way more of our expenses can be covered and less money will need to come out of pocket.

T Shirts will be ordered soon, they should be here mid-semester. There was an issue with the quality of the graphics, it is being fixed by the officers and will be resolved soon.

AIAS at NC State University does a Firm Crawl. The url below is a post on their blog about an event they did last February.
http://design.ncsu.edu/aias/featured/smith-sinnett-architecture-firm-crawl/

We talked last semester about George Smart coming to give a presentation.

“George Smart is Chair and Founder of the nonprofit Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc, host to North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), America’s largest open digital archive for Modernist residential architecture. The son of a Raleigh architect, for years he had no interest whatsoever in architecture.
Then in 2007, late at night, something happened. He was innocently Googling late one night and his life changed forever. George created NCMH and is widely recognized for advancing North Carolina architecture through research, outreach, and advocacy. George’s passion for preservation and his demonstrated civic commitment have earned a leadership reputation in the preservation community.

George leads initiatives with community-building strategies across a diverse population of Modernist supporters. He has created an organization which is a role model for advancing preservation and raising public appreciation of Modernist design. His compelling and entertaining keynote, Mayberry Modernism, shares how North Carolina became the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the country. He has spoken to over 65 audiences all across North Carolina and at 2014’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs.”

We may be able to sponsor a lecture series that, through AIA Triangle, provides Continuing Education credits to attending architects. Mr. Smart’s presentation could be our inaugural lecture!
To do this, we need to compile a list of learning objectives, a calendar of dates, and speakers to fill those objectives.

One of our active members, Trashanna has a softball game coming up, tickets are free for students. Feb 6th Home Versus Shaw University at 1pm. Please show up and support her! 

12:50pm Meeting closed.

Meeting Minutes 10/23

10.23.2014 |MINUTES

Meeting date | time 9/23/2014 12:00 PM | Meeting location ETB 219

Meeting called by STEVE Type of meeting GENERAL Facilitator STEVE Note taker BROOKE

Attendees CALL TO ORDER 12:05

AGENDA TOPICS

Agenda topic BUDGET | Presenter SUSAN

WE STARTED WITH $572, WE HAVE $1426 AS OF TODAY. NEXT MEETING WE WILL HAVE A COST ESTIMATES ON A FEW LOCATIONS. REMAINING FUNDRAISING FOR THIS SEMSETER: NOVEMBER 17 & 24 ARE OUR BUFFALO WILD WINGS DATES AT WHITE OAK LOCATION IN GARNER. MOONRUNNERS WILL BE ON DECEMBER 6.

Agenda topic CALENDAR EVENTS | Presenter ALL

PLEASE SEE CALENDAR (ALSO ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL). SEE AN OFFICER FOR ANY QUESTIONS. BUFFALO WILD WINGS COMMITTEE: MIKE, KATELYNN, & TRAY. MOONRUNNERS COMMITTEE: TREY, TRAY, PATRICIA, JUAN, MIKE.

Agenda topic GEORGE SMART | Presenter MATT & DAVID

GEORGE SMART IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE NC MODERNIST HOUSES (NC IS THE 3RD LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF MODERNIST HOUSES IN AMERICA). HE HAS REACHED OUT TO US AND EXPRESSED INTEREST IN VISITING US FOR A PRESENTATION. WE WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A DATE, EXTEND THAT INVITATION TO THE REST OF THE SCHOOL AND PERHAPS HOLD THE PRESENTATION IN A LECTURE HALL IN TE BUILDING.

Agenda topic T-SHIRTS | Presenter STEVE

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE TO ONE OF US VIA EMAIL OR IN PERSON BY OCTOBER 31ST.

Agenda topic U.N. VOLUNTEER | Presenter DAVID

MR. CARD HAS BEEN RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CLUB. HE HAS CONTACTED THE UNITED NATIONS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PROGRAM THAT WILL COVER ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND ROOM AND BOARD, BUT THEIR MINIMUM VOLUNTEER TIME IS 3 MONTHS. IT WOULD BE A SUMMER-LONG COMMITMENT, BUT ALSO AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS IN THE WORLD. THEY NEED TECHNICAL WORKERS SO IT WOULD BE A DESIGN-BUILD TYPE PROJECT.

Meeting Closed: 1:02 pm

Architecture Club Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2014

Hey everybody!

So, I have lost my minutes from last Thursday’s meeting. I’m sincerely sorry, and it will not happen again. However, I remember most of what we talked about, so HERE GOES:
We have gotten approval for Saturday’s event! WHOO HOOOOOO! For those who don’t know, it will be our yardsale & corn hole tournament. First prize will be a $50 sheetz gas card, second and third prize will each be $25 restaurant gift card, and everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a chick-fil-a gift card. The yardsale will begin set up at 6 am (don’t worry guys, coffee and donuts will be provided) We will be open for customers at 7am. Corn hole will begin at 1130am. Each member who sells 10 tickets (for $10 each) will receive FREE ENTRY TO THE TOURNAMENT. If you haven’t received any tickets to sell, and you’d like to, please respond and I will make sure they get to you.

We need people to participate in the pricing on Friday at 4:00pm. The more people we have, the faster we can get through it.

A BIG THANK YOU to Matt, Crystal, Trashanna, Patricia, Michael F., and Juan for joining me at Habitat for Humanity this past weekend.
Another BIG THANK YOU to Susan, Jessica (WTAC Alumni) and Michael J. for joining me at the AIA Triangle Residential Tour.
Both of these events were a wonderful time and we learned a lot.

ATTIRE TO INSPIRE is being held tomorrow, 10/15 in the Student Services Building. They will have several resources for those of you job hunting and planning for internships in the summer and information about professional preparedness.

I didn’t hear from anyone about a firm you would like to tour, and I only got one person that said they would be interested. If there is more interest, I will gladly do what I can to make it happen, but I would like to know that you are interested in participating and learning. Keep me posted, friends!

I would love to hear more from you guys about what you are interested in and what you would like some tutoring sessions about.
 

Architecture Club September 18, 2014 Meeting Minutes

9.18.2014 |MINUTES

Meeting date | time 9/18/2014 12:00 AM | Meeting location ETB 219

Meeting called by

STEVE

Type of meeting

GENERAL

Facilitator

STEVE

Note taker

BROOKE
AttendeesCALL TO ORDER 12:15

Agenda topics

Time allotted | 5m | Agenda topic APPROVAL OF MINUTES | Presenter BROOKE

MOTION TO APPROVE: TREY, SECOND: MATT

Time allotted | 10M | Agenda topic AIA | Presenter STEVE

Paperwork has been submitted to wake tech for approval to become an AIAS chapter. We hope to hear back in the next few weeks. AIA Triangle is hosting their annual residential tour on OCT 11. Our club should have a significant volunteer presence. Mr. Jefferson is Co-Chair of the planning committee and has made this opportunity available to us. Houses are located in Carrboro, Durham and Raleigh. There are 2 shifts, 830A-130P & 120P-630P. THERE WILL BE A VOLUNTEER MEETING 9.23 6-7P. (The Center for Architecture and Design. (14 East Peace Street, Raleigh, NC 27604). It will be a networking opportunity and a great time to learn about some local architecture.

Time allotted | 10min | Agenda topic Yardsale & Cornhole | Presenter Steve

We need volunteers for the planning committee for the fundraising event. These people will be in charge of making sure there are items to sell at the yardsale, setting up prices for tickets, figuring out what lunch will be provided, etc. So far on the committee is Trey, Mike J., and Katelynn.

Time allotted | 10min | Agenda topic Habitat for Humanity | Presenter Matt

HABITAT – Deconstruction is also part of what Habitat does. Matt will look into alternative days for those who can’t make a Saturday time slot. Oct. 11 is our next opportunity to participate in H4H, so what some people plan on doing is H4H in the morning, and AIAT in the afternoon. Please express interest to myself or another officer if you want to be involved and would like to car-pool.

 

Meeting Closed: 12:55pm

November 6, 2013, Meeting Minutes

Wake Tech Architecture Club

Minutes For:

November 6, 2013

Meeting started at 12:05

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

New York

-8 spots available through Wake Tech

-25 applications in

-Train to Penn station possibility

-Hotel room, $60 per person

-Carolinian Train $180

+2 bags in free

-Submit trip plans this semester

-Edison Hotel fit 4 people per room

+4 nights $373 per person

-Deposit speculation of $50

-Estimated cost of $500 per person

 

Habitat

-10 Slots left

-8:30-4:00

-In Apex

 

Pumpkin Carving

-$15 for a people’s choice win

 

Canstruction

-To mentor students

-Animal based concept possibility

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Movie Day

-$4-5 dollars per movie

-Drinks and popcorn supplied

 

Christmas Party

-Moon Runners

-All You Can Eat

-$16 per person

-Sat December 7th

-3-5pm start

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:56