MEETING MINUTES

March 1st Meeting

  • Called to order: 12:15 p.m.
  • Big Club Trip: May 11-14
    • Two Possible locations:
    • Chicago:
      • Hotels are approximately $3000-$3210 for the 5 rooms that are needed. Student rooms are $50-$54/night per student)
      • Flights are approximately $265
      • Total cost for Chicago per student for flight and hotel: $425
    • New York:
      • Hotels Range from $3700 to 4000 for the total nights ($70/night per person)
      • Flights are approximately $180
      • Total Cost for New York per student for flight and hotel is: $390
    • Each student will be responsible for food and activity prices, so keep that in mind.
    • Online survey will be sent out. Please only vote if you are interested in attending the club trip.
  • Black Mountain Trip
    • April 8-9th (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Even if you are not sure if you’re attending please make sure that your name is added to the sign up sheet or see an officer to get added to that so we can get reservations in and final head counts made.
    • The hotel in Asheville is $135/night which equals about $40 per person
  • Lunch and Learn Films
    • Ms. Julie is planning on hosting an architecture/design related film and lunch session on the Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm that we do not have the meetings.
    • The first one is March 8 in Room 324.
    • Bring your lunch and enjoy a film
  • Urban Sketchers
    • CAM Downtown
    • March 11
    • FREE!!!
  • DefyGravity
    • March 15 and March 22
    • Defy Gravity Raleigh – 5604 Departure Drive
    • Tickets are available for purchase for $15
    • Anyone who has purchase a ticket must fill out a waiver on the DefyGravity website
  • Banner unveiling and voting
    • We had submissions from Justin and Christyn
    • Winner is Justin with is submission number 1
    • Congratulations Justin!!!
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

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February 15th Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:13 p.m.
  • Boston Trip:
    • May 11-14th
    • Hotels: $289-342/night – students will have to split the price per room.
    • Flights are $227-$234
    • Total approximate cost for 5 rooms for students and faculty is $5600 to stay close enough to downtown Boston.
  • Landscape club: trip to New Bern (day trip)
    • possible Miami trip during Spring Break
    • The Landscape Club would like to join in on our club trip at the end of the semester
  • Motion to research prices for New York/Chicago – prices may be more reasonable on student budgets
  • Urban Sketchers @ CAM
    • Second Saturday of every month
  • First Fundraiser
    • DefyGravity in Raleigh: 5604 Departure Drive
    • March 15 and March 22
    • $15 per ticket
    • Anyone that purchases a ticket must have a waiver filled out online
  •  Club Banner submissions and voting on March 1
  • Other fundraisers:
    • Art auction at CAM
    • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Meeting Adjourned at 1:00p.m.

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February 1st Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:10 p.m.
  • AIAS Membership drive ends 2/1/17
  • First Fundraiser coming up:
    • March 22 at Defy Gravity in Raleigh
      • 5604 Departure Drive Suite 100, Raleigh NC 27616
      • http://www.defygravity.us/raleigh
    • Tickets will be on sale for approximately $17 (firm price will be announced with further information)
      • Anyone that purchases a ticket must sign a waiver, which is available on the Defy Gravity website.
  • Short Weekend Trip
    • For the next meeting, please do some research on areas that you would like to visit that are of architectural interest.
    • These places should be a short drive (a few hours worth)
    • So far people have mentioned:
      • Touring urban houses in the Triangle area
      • Charlotte Trip to visit museums and architecture in the area
  • Boston Trip
    • Start brainstorming architecturally related activities or places to visit while we are there in May
  • On February 6th, Mussett, Nicholas, and Associates will be coming to do a presentationIt will be held in ETB 219 from 12 to 1p.m. They will also be conducting personal interviews upstairs in room 324.
    • Be sure to dress to impress.
    • Bring your resume and come with some questions in mind if you plan on attending a personal interview session.
    • You can look over their website at http://www.m-n-a.com/
  • Banner Design Competition
    • Due by March 1st
    • Size: 3′ x 3′ or 3′ x 4′
    • Use AIAS logo, Wake Tech, and American Institute of Architecture Students
    • Limit of three entries per student
  • Urban Sketchers at CAM
    • Contemporary Art Museum
      • 409 W. Martin St, Raleigh NC 27603
    • The sketching group meets the second Saturday of every month from 2-5p.m. The cost is $5 and you bring your own materials. You can stay for as long as you are able to.
    • This is not an official club event, however it is a good thing to work on your sketching skills to include in your portfolio.
  • Service Learning is available.
  • CDT in April
    • CSI will help with studying for the exam
    • If you want any information contact Adam
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

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January 18th Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:10 p.m.
  • Introduction of the AIAS Chapter and the officers
  • Field Trip Discussion
    • Due to the weather being cold in Boston during Spring Break, most have expressed interest in the possibility of pushing the trip to after Finals
    • Week of May 8th
  • Payment of Dues
    • Membership Drive – only $20 until Friday, January 27th
    • Full Membership Cost – $32
      • If you pay the full $32, the membership cost is tax deductible (FYI for those who may have to pay after the membership drive ends)
  • Benefits of being an AIAS Member:
    • Helps get your foot in the professional arena
    • Reduced price to seminars where you Sign up sheet sent around at the meeting
    • AIA National Convention is approximately $600 for professionals to attend
      • For AIAS Students to attend the conference, the charge is only $25
  • Since the Boston trip has been pushed to May, we can play for a short trip
    • On February 1 (our next meeting), come with ideas of places to go so the club can vote
      • The cost to attend the short trip, will be self-paid
      • Try to keep the location of the trip within a few hours of driving so that we have time to explore and are not spending the majority of our time driving
      • It will most likely be an overnight trip (more details to come once a location has been decided upon)
  • Social Media:
    • AIAS Blog: Be sure to subscribe to the blog using your my.waketech.edu email so that you can receive all the emails and stay up to date with current information
      • Any reminders about meetings and club events will all be sent out through the blog
    • Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @wtccaias
  • Scholarship sponsored by AIAS
    • Must be a paid, active member of the AIAS chapter to receive the scholarship
  • Art Auction Discussion
    • We will need to get volunteers to get this event started
      • If you are interested in volunteering to help organize this event, contact Alan Ramirez to volunteer
    • If you know anyone who would like to donate an architectural, landscape architecture, or structure inspired piece of art then that would be wonderful.
    • Also, if you would like to submit your own piece, then by all means do so!
  • New Banner for the Club
    • Club wide competition – Prize is to be determined
    • Guidelines:
      • Must be 36″ x 36″ or 36″ x 48″, using the new AIAS logo and incorporating Wake Tech into that also.
      • Adam can provide you with the AIAS logo; contact him or stop him in the hallway if you would like a copy of the image to participate.
    • Submissions will be due by the first meeting in March, which will be held on March 1
  • Service Learning Tutoring will be available this semester
    • Cards will start to be distributed in the next week or so with a list of current Service Learning tutors and their contact information for this semester.
    • if you need help or guidance in any of your classes, please contact any of those students
    • We want you to succeed and do your best here!
  • Meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.

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November 2nd Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:20 p.m.
  • 19 East Realty group rescheduled to an unknown date
  • Club trip is to Boston!
    • Planned for Spring Break (dates are to be determined)
    • Fundraiser ideas for the trip:
      • Defy Gravity
      • Move Theater Raffle Tickets
      • Art Auction
      • Buffalo Wild Wings
    • All need to be done 6 weeks prior to the trip
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • November 19th – Club date
    • If you would like to go on an individual basis, the other dates are below:
  • CSI Lunch Meeting
    • Wednesday, November 9th at 12:10 p.m. in ETB 219
    • Sign up sheet sent around at the meeting
    • Sign up sheets are also in rooms 224 and 219 until Monday afternoon
  • Young Architects Forum
    • November 30
    • They will provide lunch
    • A sign up sheet will be going around at one of the next meetings!
  • Meeting Adjourned: 1:00 p.m.

October 12th Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:15 p.m.
  • First Order: Club Trip
    • Right now we seem to have a split between Boston and New York for our Club Trip Location
  • Club Trip Poll
    • There will be an online survey/poll going out for all PAID members to cast their vote on their club trip choice of Boston or New York. The trip will most likely be taking place during spring break!
  • Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Car suggested that the officers pick three flight options and three hotel options for each city to compare pricing during the week of Spring Break so that we can see what fits best with the club funds that we have available.
    • Different forms of transportation were discussed (like train) but it was agreed that flying is generally best.
    • We were also informed that the club is going to pay for the hotel stay and each student will be responsible for their own flight costs.
  • Ms. De Alba suggested volunteering by planting azaleas outside of Montague Hall (which is good PR for our club) and also a good way for us to join together with the Landscape Club!
  • We also need to work on our Banner design and maybe even a new T-shirt design.
  • Meeting adjourned: 12:59 p.m.

September 28th Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:15 p.m.
  • Facts & Snacks – thanks to everyone who attended and helped set everything up
  • Co-op trip with the interior design club to Biltmore Estate In Asheville or Falling Water House in Pennsylvania
    • Planning on a club trip to Falling Water House on a weekend – Date is to be determined
  • Club Trip Planning
    • Definite location to be determined at the next meeting
    • Ideas of Places so far:
      • Seattle, Chicago, San Juan, Boston(high possibility), New York, or Washington D.C.
      • Prepare a short presenation of a place for next meeting
  • Habitat for Humanity – Club Volunteer Date is November 19th!
  • CSI – presented by Mr. Card
    • http://raleighdurham.csinet.org/
    • Participation with them
  • AIAS Triangle Tour
    • Saturday, October 8th
    • Volunteer meeting October 4 at CFAD on Peace Street
  • Sign up for the blog
  • October 7th – final due date for club dues to be paid
    • If club dues are not paid by October 7th, then student will be responsible for the full $47 cost of membership fee
  • Meeting adjourned: 12:55 p.m.

September 7th Meeting

 

  • Called to order: 12:15 p.m.
  • AIAS – new charter will be taken care of
  • Introduced officer members and added a new department this year (Social Media)
  • Membership fees – $20/year (can be split into 2 semester payments of $10/each semester)
  • New member sign up passed around
  • Why be a member? Many perks!
    • Next year convention is in Orlando, April 27-29
    • Student ticket price is only $25 (great deal)
  • CANstruction
    • Networking opportunities
    • Design and build based on a particular theme chosen per year
  • AIA Triangle Tour
    • October 8th
      • 2 shifts: 9 am – 1 pm; 1pm – 5pm
    • 5 local residences
    • Meeting for volunteers on October 4th
    • After party for volunteers
  • Club field trip ideas
    • Next meeting on September 28th – will be discussed in more detail then
  • WTCC AIAS blog (make sure you are signed up to receive notifications)
  • Service learning tutoring available
  • Facts & Snacks – best club presentation wins a monetary prize
  • Meeting Adjourned: 1:00 p.m.