Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2012
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OWA Program, Aug 21: Kaiser Hospital Construction Site - Cameron White
Christie Coffin Reports from India - Eliza Hart
OWA Member featured in The Palo Alto Weekly - Eliza Hart
Book Circle 5: Women and the Everyday City - Jamie Brown and Rachel Slonicki
Private tour of Rocio Romero Homes, Sept 22nd - Teresa Sevilla
Notes on Getting Licensed in California - Eliza Hart
OWA Program, Aug 21: Kaiser Hospital Construction Siteby Cameron White | Share #790
Special OWA Program for September 18: A Tour of the San Francisco PUC Buildingby Eliza Hart | Share #797
A special tour is planned for September 18 of the San Francisco Public Utilities Building, considered to be one of San Francisco's greenest projects. The tour will start at 5:00 pm until the building closes at 7:00 pm.
There is a maximum of 20 attendees and we will meet at the Golden Gate Avenue entrance.
Here is a link to some information about the building.
Critique by SF Chronicle's John King
Christie Coffin Reports from Indiaby Eliza Hart | Share #791
OWA Member featured in The Palo Alto Weeklyby Eliza Hart | Share #792
California Clubs of Distinction: Accessibility at Health Clubsby Eliza Hart | Share #793
Gilda Puente-Peters has an article published in the California Clubs of Distinction about accessibility and health clubs. More information is here.
Book Circle 5: Women and the Everyday Cityby Jamie Brown and Rachel Slonicki | Share #794
Private tour of Rocio Romero Homes, Sept 22ndby Teresa Sevilla | Share #795
Notes on Getting Licensed in Californiaby Eliza Hart | Share #796
Claire Axley has been an OWA member for one year. She earned an MArch from Yale in 2008, and writes to announce she has completed the exams and is a licensed architect in California. She writes:
The licensing was a long process, taking me approximately 3 years to complete the 7 NCARB and 1 California Supplemental Exam. During those three years my normal life was inevitable marching forward with such events as meeting my husband, getting married, buying a house and getting pregnant! So, in order to balance work life and exams, I intermittently reserved power-weekends to study.
I was lucky to be a part of the new generation of California architects who now take the California Supplemental Exam in a multiple-choice format in lieu of the now-defunct oral version. This new format seems to have encouraged many of my peers (at least in my office) to go ahead and complete the process. I would encourage other members of OWA and especially young female aspiring architects to get their licenses. It's one of the ways we can demonstrate our knowledge and commitment to the profession. In my own office, it's an easy way to distinguish oneself, as many colleagues do not make it a priority and may lose out in being part of proposals or relationships with clients because they are not licensed.
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