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2007

Dec 09
Sun
4:00 pm

OWA Program - Holiday Benefit Party

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Home of Steering Committee Member Marda Stothers
2600 Warring St
Berkeley, CA 94704

2008

Feb 05
Tue
5:30pm

OWA General Meeting - PG&E Pacific Energy Center Tour

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Place:
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.

OWA Program


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


Feb 21
Thu
6:00-7:30 pm

Darlene Jang on Architecture - Nurturing the Human Spirit

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Presentation w/ refreshments and networking
Place:
AIA EB
1405 Clay Street
Oakland

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 kellie@aiaeb.org to ensure refreshments for all!


Apr 10
Thu
6:00 pm

Dry Architecture - Design and Selection of Below Grade Waterproofing

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Join the Women in Architecture Forum Thursday, April 10th at 6:00pm as Veronica Martin, AIA, Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates presents “Dry Architecture: Design and Selection of Below Grade Waterproofing.” 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.


May 01
Thu

Membership Renewal Grace Period Ends!

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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.


May 01
Thu

OWA Health Care Plan Enrollment Deadline.

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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


May 20
Tue
6:00 pm

OWA Program - Cathedral of Christ the Light

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Place: Grand Ave, Lake Merritt, Oakland
Tour Guide: Craig Hartman
See Mar/Apr 08 Newsletter for details.

FULLY SUBSCRIBED!


Jun 01
Sun
1-3 pm

Reception: Wendy Bertrand, Handspun Rugs, 1999-2007

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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.

Place:
Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center Gallery
900 11th Street SE
Bandon, OR 97411


Jun 03
Tue
6:00 pm

OWA Program - Anne Fougeron; Building Houses, Not Keeping Them. 20 years of designing and building in the Bay Area.

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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
Oakland


Jun 17
Tue
6:00 pm

Encore Tour: Cathedral of Christ the Light

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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.


Jul 29
Tue
6:00 pm

OWA Program - Early Careers in Architecture

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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)
SF 94107
Phone: 415-655-2380

Please RSVP the Hafele Showroom if you plan to attend.


Sep 19
Fri
thru the 21st

OWA Annual Retreat

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Please plan to join us for the OWA Annual Retreat at Westerbeke Ranch, near the town of Sonoma.


Sep 26
Fri
7:30 pm

A Visit with Julia Morgan

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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.


Oct 07
Tue
6:30 pm

OWA Annual Meeting

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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


Dec 07
Sun
4:00pm

OWA Program: Holiday Benefit Party

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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

2009

Feb 17
Tue
6:30 pm

OWA Program: Real Estate by Design - Candice Hyde-Wang

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Office of Muller & Caulfield Architects
339 15th Street, Suite 300, Oakland.
Tel. 510-832-8560.
Equal distance between 12th St. and 19th St. Bart Station.

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