Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2010
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|In this issue:
OWA Schedule - Leslie Golden
Annual OWA Westerbeke Retreat September 24-26, 2010 - Leslie Golden
Design Competition and Events around the Bay - Leslie Golden
July Marketing Tips - Leslie Golden
STEERING COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS DUE AUGUST 30. - Joanne Winship
Sandhya Sood: Book Launch - Leslie Golden
June Meeting - Rainwater Harvesting - Leslie Golden
OWA Policy and Procedures Sub Committee - Joanne Winship
Mentorship Program - Karlene Gullone
OWA Health Plan - Leslie Golden
Members in the Community: theonepercent.org - Leslie Golden
OWA Scheduleby Leslie Golden | Share #211
Annual OWA Westerbeke Retreat September 24-26, 2010by Leslie Golden | Share #212
Design Competition and Events around the Bayby Leslie Golden | Share #213
The XVII Pan-American Bienal of Architecture, Quito, Ecuador BAQ 2010 invites all design professionals to participate in this international conference and design competition.
This year’s Bienal theme is “Architecture, Breaking Down the Borders”. The BAQ 2010 will take place in Quito, Ecuador, one of the cities nominated by the UNESCO as a World’s Heritage Site. The Bienal includes Pan-American and International Design Competitions, a Symposium, Conferences, Architectural and Art Exhibits throughout the City, and other complementary activities.
There are several categories in which you can participate, sending built projects completed during the last four years to enter the international design competition. The deadline for the submittals is Friday, October 29, 2010. All projects submitted will be published in the book of the BAQ 2010.
If you are interested in participating in the design competition or any of the events offered at the XVII BAQ 2010, please go to the Bienal’s web-page http://www.baq-cae.ec , or contact Gilda Puente-Peters, U.S. Coordinator Ph: 510-526-6226
Supper Salon in San Francisco - Not happening until further notice.
Supper Salon in Berkeley - Informal East Bay dinner the second Wednesday of the month at “Gather” on Oxford Street in Berkeley. All are welcome to enjoy an informal small group environment. Check the forum for the next date.
July Marketing Tipsby Leslie Golden | Share #214
Attend networking opportunities and don’t leave without meeting at least five new people
Find Common Ground
Give to get - share timely information or interesting articles
Be Involved (attend regularly and step up to leadership opportunities)
Ask for Referrals with specificity
STEERING COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS DUE AUGUST 30.by Joanne Winship | Share #215
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN TO FILL THREE NEW STEERING COMMITTEE POSITIONS. Consider nominating yourself or others to serve a 2 year term beginning in December 2010. Nominations are due Aug. 30 and will be voted on at the October 19, 2010 Annual Business meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to share and act on your ideas for enhancing programs and activities at OWA. Read below for details.
Over the past six months the New Steering Committee has met over four times and has discussed many important and substantial additional programs to meet the OWA goals. It has been a rewarding and fun experience. However, it has become clear that to meet our objectives we need additional Steering Committee Members to maintain and grow the organization. The Steering Committee has decided to increase the number of Steering Committee Members from five to a total of seven and are requesting that members nominate or self nominate “members in good standing” to begin a two year term beginning on Dec 2010. As Judy Rowe’s term will be ending at the end of this year, the membership will be asked to vote three new members onto the Steering Committee. Judy has graciously accepted the responsibility of remaining as the Treasurer.
Sandhya Sood: Book Launchby Leslie Golden | Share #216
New Book Chronicles 100 Years of UC Berkeley's Architecture Departmentby Leslie Golden | Share #227
Design on the Edge: A Century of Teaching Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, 1903-2003
Waverly Lowell and Elizabeth Douthitt Byrne just completed a book on the history of the UCB Architecture Department. There are quite a few articles by and about women architects.
This illustrated monograph of approximately 370 pages combines scholarly essays written by faculty about the development, contributions, and future of the program; reflections of faculty and alumni about their experiences here; a timeline/chronology; lists of key people and contributions; a color portfolio of a century of student drawings; and appendices of architecture faculty. It is intended for alumni, students, faculty, architectural historians, and the general public.
June Meeting - Rainwater Harvestingby Leslie Golden | Share #217
Location: Golden Associates Landscape Architects in Oakland on June 15th, 2010
Approximately 18 individuals attended the presentation by Brian Quill of John Deere Green Tech provided an overview of Rainwater Catchment Systems and featured a case study the Claremont Middle School project designed by Golden Associates for the Oakland Unified School District.
OWA Policy and Procedures Sub Committeeby Joanne Winship | Share #218
Draft #2 of the OWA Policies and Procedures has been posted on the Forum at the OWA website. You need to log into the website to access Forum articles for members only. If you have forgotten your password, contact the webmaster who will send it to you.
We will appreciate your comments, especially as we flesh out the objectives that will guide the planning for activities, events, and services for the membership. Please contact Joanne a call at 415-752-1404 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentorship Programby Karlene Gullone | Share #219
We are just about to launch the Mentorship Program and we encourage all of you to add a bit more information to your online profile, to facilitate mentor/mentee matches. Log in to your profile at https://owa-usa.org/member.php?e=1
Try to answer the following questions within the “About Yourself” and “Interests” comment boxes:
1) Briefly summarize your professional experience and areas of expertise.
2) What are your values and interests? Source of inspiration?
3) What do you do for fun? List your favorites: books, websites, designers, travel destinations???
Also, please be sure that your address information is current, so that you can connect with other local professionals. Finally, if you would like to participate in the mentorship program, make certain that you indicate your interest by checking the appropriate box under your profile!
Please contact Karlene if you have any additional questions but we have tried to make this as easy as possible to allow our membership to connect with each other independently.
OWA Health Planby Leslie Golden | Share #223
The OWA has been pleased to offer medical insurance to its members (women and men) for over 25 years. Our plans are available to women and men, individuals and firms, in architecture and other design fields. The plans allow individuals access to a group coverage which can offer significant advantages over an individual plan. They do not include dental coverage.
more information is here
Members in the Community: theonepercent.orgby Leslie Golden | Share #220