Newsletter | May/Jun 2002Volume 30:3
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|In this issue:|
Editor's Note - Mui Ho
Member Interview - Rosemary Muller - Tricia Felber
Member Interview - Patricia McGowan - Tricia Felber
Upcoming OWA EventsShare #519
• 13-15 Sep - Annual Retreat at Westerbeke.
• 22 Oct - Annual Business meeting at HFA , Rm B-10.
• 10 Dec - Annual Holiday Giving Party at Laura's house.
The New OWA Web Site!Share #522
Spurred by the occasion of its 30th anniversary, OWA will publicly launch its Web site by 2003. The goal of the Web Site Committee is to usher OWA into it's fourth decade by creating a dynamic, interactive forum for members, friends of OWA and sister organizations. The site will serve as an up-to-the-minute guide to special anniversary programs and functions.
OWA-USA.org will include the following sections:
1. OWA philosophy/history
2. Newsletter: Current issue and 2002 archives
3. Yearly activities updates and retreat information
4. Publications and links to related Web sites
5. OWA Bylaws and articles of incorporation
6. Table of contents for OWA newsletters (1973-present)
8. *Moderated open dialogue on bi-monthly themes
9. *30th Anniversary calendar
10. *Photo album
To encourage broader participation from members:
1) Invite members of one decade to enter into dialogue with members of another decade and highlight their conversations on the Web site.
2) Post book reviews to launch discussions online. A review of Kathryn Anthony's Designing for Diversity for example, could stimulate a debate on gender and architecture.
If you would like to share your thoughts and reflections about OWA, send photos, comments, and ideas to the Web site committee:
Lauri Puchall at email@example.com,
Mui Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Bertrand at email@example.com
The Web Site committee thanks Bill Hocker for designing and setting up the OWA web site and his continued care of maintaining it.
Member Interview - Rosemary Mullerby Tricia Felber | Share #523
Rosemary Muller, an OWA member since 1972, was the first treasurer of the organization. She now is an Architect and President of her 16-person firm, Muller & Caulfield Architects that she started in 1977. She is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Among her list of accomplishments is being the architect for Thousand Oaks School, a new elementary school on Colusa Street in Berkeley. Rosemary is proud of her recent historic preservation award for the Plaza Building in Oakland. This project involved a seismic upgrade and restoration. Her clients are mostly public agencies and non-profit organizations whose decision making process are complex and slow. Her master planning, in addition to the design, helps clients gain a better scope of their project. To learn more about Rosemary's projects: her website is www.MullerCaulfield.com. Rosemary has focused on offering growth and learning to her talented designers. She plans to attend the retreat in September and looks forward to seeing the Mentorship Program develop.
Member Interview - Patricia McGowanby Tricia Felber | Share #524
Patricia McGowan is a licensed landscape architect and urban planner who have interwoven these two disciplines throughout her 20-year career. She is currently working for the City of Oakland where she undertakes the environmental processing, planning and urban design review of major development projects. As a Planner VI, Pat's goal is to facilitate new development, to ensure the highest quality urban design and build on the momentum that Jerry Brown has brought to Oakland. While she was the Design Review Planner for the City of Berkeley, she was influential in expediting the design approval of new commercial and industrial buildings. In addition, she helped renovate storefronts and improve signage. Patricia worked to improve the design of poorly conceived projects and ensure creativity. Pat has been an OWA member since 1990 and was a Steering Committee member in 1996 and 97. She is interested in seeing the Mentoring Program develop and in acting as a mentor.
OWA May Event - Omo Maze RestaurantShare #525
MARIAN RING DESIGN presents ONO MAZE RESTAURANT
Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2002, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: 1616 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, Ca
Please join OWA member Marian Ring in an evening of "show and tell" at Ono Maze, a Pan-Asian restaurant, her most recent design project. Join us to sample new green products and spend some social time together. Please RSVP to 925-926-0237 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12th. See the March/April newsletter for the complete article on this event.
OWA June Event -FairylandShare #526
TOUR OF FAIRYLAND
Date : Tuesday 18 June 2002, 6:30-7:30pm
Location : NE corner of Lake Merritt
Tour starts at entrance of Bellevue and Parkview
Fairyland is like a secret garden for children. Redesigned by Lucia Howard, it features Mother Hubbard's shoe, a golden Chinese dragon, the Magic Lamp in Arabian Nights and the Johnny Appleseed's Café for starters. The Village Square exhibits a multicultural cast of architecture from around the world. New construction is underway for a new Carousel and expanded Hansel and Gretel restrooms.
Members' NewsShare #527
Congratulations Lavina ! Lavina Liburd, OWA Steering Committee chair was recently accepted by the architecture Ph. D program at Harvard University, MIT and UC Berkeley. She will be attending UC Berkeley in the Fall.
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