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Invitation to OWA Visioning Retreat in Lafayette on May 7thPrint | Email
Healthy Alternatives Presentation April 19Print | Email
Call for Steering Committee Nominees and Newsletter Articlesby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
Time to get involved! We have a great group on the Steering Committee but we need more people to help achieve our goals.
Anyone interested in helping to shape the direction of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals is urged to provide one paragraph bio, photo and a short statement of why you want to be on the Steering Committee by August 30th to be included in the September Newsletter. Elections will be held at the Oct 19th General Meeting.
Any newsletter announcements or articles should be submitted by August 30th as well.
Announcing OWA Scholarship ProgramPrint | Email
As part of our effort to increase the support that OWA offers women design professionals, the steering committee would like to establish a scholarship committee.
This year we voted to donate money to the ACE scholarship program, which will benefit a female student who has been accepted to a design school in a four-year college. Next year, however, we hope to administer our own scholarship program and we invite you to participate!
Instituting an OWA scholarship committee would enable us to personally select the candidate and stay in contact with her throughout her school experience. It would also allow us to establish more specific criteria for applicants.
The scholarship committee will be responsible soliciting applicants, announcing the scholarship award on a number of local financial aid databases, establishing the application requirements, reviewing the applications submitted, selecting the award recipient, and finally acknowledging this recipient at the annual retreat. In addition, funding the scholarships may involve some fundraising efforts.
We appreciate your feedback on the scholarship program. If you would like to serve on the scholarship committee, please contact Karlene Gullone.
Thanks for your generosity and support!
Take a look at the AWA-LA scholarship program to see a similar example.
NEWS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP:
GAB Report: Promoting Green Projects, Products and the OWAby Mignon O'Young | Print | Email
Solar Opportunityby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
As environmental stewards, Golden Associates, Landscape Architects, are proud of their commitment to provide sustainable landscape solutions and were determined to go solar regardless of the generous federal and state assistance they received to install the 92 solar panels to power their 9,000 sf commercial building which houses their Urban Design Studio. This year only, the government is offering a huge depreciation opportunity for solar. HR 4853 allows a bonus depreciation of 100% of 2010 and 2011 solar installations. Golden Associates would like to thank Chase Representative George Nwakudu (510-914-1550) for providing loan assistance and Kevin Good (510-390-1876) of Sun's Free for the solar installation.
For more information, please visit: http://www.dsireusa.org/solar/
For Installation please visit Sun's Free at: http://sunsfreesolar.com
Great News from Topher Delaneyby Rody Santamarina | Print | Email
2011 has been quite a year for Topher Delaney. Topher Delaney is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumna Award for the University of California Berkeley representing the College of Environmental Design. This award acknowledges her contributions in the arts + philanthropy. In particular the Medicinal + Botanical gardens which are experienced in inner city public hospitals, hospitals which serve pediatric oncology, police stations within the urban matrixes, public botanical gardens, and public institutions of learning, and yes shopping centers!!!
Topher Delaney is currently exhibiting in a solo exhibition at the Don Soker Contemporary Art . The gallery is a wonderful 5,000 square foot venue in which there are 50 pieces of her current works of art. If you are in the vicinity you will enjoy the installation of the little people / precious little consider the squirrel / pistols + stamen/ the guns of transformation / + 9’ high column of plush animals.
Topher Delaney, in keeping with her philosophy of natural balance + health in the environment, has launched with a team of Jedi wizards www.GlutenFreeReviewer.com. Anyone with an allergy to food (in particular gluten) should check this terrific site out.
Topher Delaney has also been teaching a series of courses @ The University of Berkeley + The San Francisco Botanical Garden entitled Mapping Sanctuaries, the intersection of geography with spiritual + cultural practices.
June 24th celebrates the opening of SEAT @ Fort Mason Center, a National Park located on the shores of the San Francisco Bay, which is an exterior exhibition of 45 artists, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. This exhibition will be present for two years to accommodate the America’s Cup Race in San Francisco Bay. Topher Delaney is the curator of SEAT. This will be a prime spot for viewing the races!!!!
If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact Rody at SEAM STUDIOS: email@example.com or 415-621-9899 x108
University of Iceland Centennial Lecturesby Galen Cranz | Print | Email
As part of the University of Iceland’s 2011 Centennial Celebrations on March 22 and 23, Professor GALEN CRANZ spoke on “Body Conscious Design” at the Icelandic Association for the Study of Pain and on “Defining the Sustainable Park,” at the University of Iceland.
Current Exhibitions on Viewby Inge Horton | Print | Email
Architectural exhibition at San Francisco Airport
December 2010–May 2011
San Francisco Airport
Grand Miniatures: 19th Century Souvenir Buildings from the Collection of Ace Architects has opened in the International Terminal of the San Francisco Airport. The exhibition features a range of highly-crafted, European architectural miniatures, many made as souvenirs of the Grand Tour.
The exhibition catalog is available for viewing online.
Imaginarium: Drawings by Bernard Maybeck24 February–6 June 2011
Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709
This exhibition features original drawings that Maybeck created for his colleague Julia Morgan’s Western Hills cemetery project in Lawndale (now Colma). Although the cemetery was never built, the drawings themselves stand as a monument to Maybeck’s imagination and artistry. Included are these works from the private collection of Foster Goldstrom, as well as documents, photographs, and books from the GTU archives and other Bay Area collections.
The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public during library hours. For further information, please call (510) 649-2500 or visit http://www.gtu.edu/library/news/art-exhibitions/.
Book Circle #2: Discrimination by Designby Hourig Ayanyan | Print | Email
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