Calendar | 2008
OWA Program - Holiday Benefit PartyShare
Home of Steering Committee Member Marda Stothers
2600 Warring St
Berkeley, CA 94704
OWA General Meeting - PG&E Pacific Energy Center TourShare
PG&E Pacific Energy Center
51 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
If your New year's resolution is to manage your money better or take advantage of the PG&E Pacific Energy Center resources, come to the OWA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 5th. Remember to vote in the Primaries before you come.
Nick Rajkovich, Sr Program Engineer at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center will be our host and give use a tour of the PEC and answer questions from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
Speaker: Greg Hannah
The Nuts & Bolts of Financial Planning
Presentation with Q & A
PG&E Pacific Energy Center
see above address
From 6:30 to 8:00 Greg Hannah, CFP, BA in Economics from Dartmouth, an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh will make a nuts and bolts presentation of financial planning, and encourages questions and a good discussion afterwards. Greg has insurance, equity, and financial planning licenses. He has particular insight into disability and long term care insurance having suffered a stroke in his early 50s.
The formal part of the meeting will conclude at 8:00, and then Nick and Greg will be available for individual questions and networking for 30 minutes.
Contact Valerie with questions
Darlene Jang on Architecture - Nurturing the Human SpiritShare
Presentation w/ refreshments and networking
1405 Clay Street
Darlene Jang, AIA and of the OWA, is Principal of Barcelon + Jang Architecture, a San Francisco design studio which she co-founded in 1976 after graduating from UC Berkeley. The Design Principal of her award-winning firm, Darlene has over twenty-five years of experience focusing on museums, supportive housing and educational projects. The firm has designed award-winning projects, including the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, the San Francisco Tenderloin Community School and Child Development Center and the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.
Darlene will present some of her work with an eye towards showing how her career has been about the inspirations and the people that guided her journey into design and what that has meant to her over the years. Her work is not so much about the buildings as it is about places to inspire the human spirit, to encourage timeless enrichment and to inspire human interaction with and through the spaces. She feels she is giving back to communities through her projects for families, children and communities. Darlene invites everyone, friends and designers, to come and find inspirations that fuel the notions of design and creative energy.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure refreshments for all!
Dry Architecture - Design and Selection of Below Grade WaterproofingShare
Join the Women in Architecture Forum Thursday, April 10th at 6:00pm as Veronica Martin, AIA, Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates presents â€œDry Architecture: Design and Selection of Below Grade Waterproofing.â€ Come hear Ms. Martin give an overview of forensic architecture and some common waterproofing design problems many architects encounter, as well as an in-depth look at the critical issue of below-grade waterproofing. Ms. Martin is an Architect specializing in the remediation of water intrusion problems in existing and historic structures and waterproofing design for new buildings. Her projects often require coordinating a complex mix of issues, including code issues, design review, materials durability, and phasing of construction during occupancy.
Place: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Contact: Kellie Hewlett at 510/464-3600 or Jamie Brown, Assoc. AIA
This free program open to all. Cocktails provided. Please RSVP.
Membership Renewal Grace Period Ends!Share
The OWA is now entering its 35th year in support of Bay Area design professionals. Membership is from February 1st to January 31st. The deadline for renewing in 2008 is May 1st, but we would really appreciate even earlier consideration. Please take a moment to renew your membership. Thank you.
OWA Health Care Plan Enrollment Deadline.Share
The OWA Health Care Plan year begins May 1, 2008. Current OWA members may only enroll during "Open Enrollment" in the month of April. New OWA members may enroll at any time within one month of their OWA registration.
See our Health Care Plan page for further details
OWA Program - Cathedral of Christ the LightShare
Place: Grand Ave, Lake Merritt, Oakland
Tour Guide: Craig Hartman
See Mar/Apr 08 Newsletter for details.
Reception: Wendy Bertrand, Handspun Rugs, 1999-2007Share
An exhibition of handspun rugs woven by Wendy Bertrand between 1999 and 2007 will take place from June through August 2008 in the southern Oregon town of Bandon.
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Gallery
900 11th Street SE
Bandon, OR 97411
OWA Program - Anne Fougeron; Building Houses, Not Keeping Them. 20 years of designing and building in the Bay Area.Share
Presentation by Anne Fougeron; award winning San Francisco Architect
Our woman-owned firm of Fougeron Architecture has gained international renown for distinguished work that consistently exhibits a strong commitment to design excellence and quality of architectural detail. We approach every job with as much creative and critical thought as possible - including the belief that architecture can and should be a part of the political world.
For us, making great architecture involves designing spaces that people occupy and that move them -rather than demonstrating purely theoretical constructs. Over time, we have become more and more interested in the perceptual qualities of space, in the ways people interact with architecture. This insight has led to the conviction that principles of design are integrally connected to principles of democracy in beautiful spaces. A building that is exciting and full of life communicates respect for all individuals within a community; an environment that is harmonious and reassuring to everyone within reinforces the principle of social equality.
Place: AIA EB office
1405 Clay Street
Encore Tour: Cathedral of Christ the LightShare
Place: Cathedral of Christ the Light, Grand Ave at Lake Merritt
Date: Tues, June 17, 2008 6:00 pm
Tour Guide: Craig Hartman
Limited to 20 Participants
FULLY SUBSCRIBED - AGAIN!
For full details see this message board post.
OWA Program - Early Careers in ArchitectureShare
Panel Presentation by OWA members on their first decade practicing Architecture. Panel will also discuss their university education and it's relevance to the workplace.
Place: Hafele Showroom
151 Vermont Street, Suite#9
(Between 15th & Alameda St)
Please RSVP the Hafele Showroom if you plan to attend.
thru the 21st
OWA Annual RetreatShare
Please plan to join us for the OWA Annual Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch, near the town of Sonoma.
A Visit with Julia MorganShare
Betty Marvin will perform a benefit impersonation of Julia Morgan at Julia Morgan designed College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Oakland.
5951 College Avenue (btw Rockridge BART and Claremont Blvd)
Suggested donation $10 to benefit organ fund.
More info is in the Sep/Oct 08 Newsletter.
OWA Annual MeetingShare
The OWA Annual Planning Meeting with the Steering Committee
Open to all OWA members
Place: Mui Ho's House
1605 Arch St
Berkeley, CA 94709
OWA Program: Holiday Benefit PartyShare
Place: Office of Darlene Jang
Barcelon + Jang Architecture
315 Bay Street, 3rd Floor (not 351 as previously shown!)
San Francisco, 94133
More information is available here
OWA Program: Real Estate by Design - Candice Hyde-WangShare
Office of Muller & Caulfield Architects
339 15th Street, Suite 300, Oakland.
Equal distance between 12th St. and 19th St. Bart Station.