Event: January 8, 2014, Managing Design Risks
by Eliza Hart, ed.
Please join OWA in partnership with McCarthy San Francisco for a panel discussion on risk management in design. The panel consists of a contractor, an owner and a designer. What are the realities of design risk in today's industry? What are the best practices in managing those risks?
Details, such as location, to follow...
Ray Eames Exhibit
by Inge Horton
On the occasion of her 101st birthday on December 15, the California Museum in Sacramento is showing an exhibition on Ray Eames nee Kaiser, a native of Sacramento. Don’t miss to see the innovative and stimulating work of Ray Eames who is often overlooked when exhibited with her husband Charles Eames. It includes her rarely shown early work of paintings and examples of her own designs of her wardrobe and shoes. Although the exhibit on her daughter’s and granddaughter’s art work ended on December 1, the Ray Eames exhibit will be shown until February 23, 2014 and there will be a birthday celebration and workshop on Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Museum’s hours and admission prices are here.
Visiting the California Museum will also offer a chance to see the permanent exhibit of California’s Remarkable Women. This show was initiated by former First Lady Maria Shriver and presents outstanding women from various fields such as space, science, arts, business, and community leadership. Of course, Julia Morgan is presented but in a somewhat separate spot and not in visual proximity of the model of Hearst Castle which Morgan and William Randolph Hearst commissioned from Julian C. Mesic.
Julia Morgan, first woman architect to win AIA Gold Medal
by Eliza Hart, ed.
Book Circle 8 Summary
by Christina Townsend
Annual Holiday Party and Benefit for Hamilton Family Center
by Rachel Slonicki
On behalf of the steering committee, we you to attend the OWA+DP Holiday Benefit Party. Refreshments will be provided by Cottonwood Catering. Bring a guest.
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Open House 4:00-8:00 PM
Private home in Oakland, CA near Rockridge BART station
Judy Rowe will be our hostess.
Similar to previous holiday seasons, OWA will support Hamilton Family Center. The Hamilton Family Center is a San Francisco-based organization focused on returning families to independent living and assisting families and individuals in maintaining their housing.
This year, the Center is promoting the purchase of a gift card for a family outing as a donation to the Hamilton House Family Center. Team up to buy gift cards for Sponser an Experience that the parents and children can use- something that a family or 2 families can do together- like Yerba Buena ice skating or Movie tickets (Cinemax) or Zoo passes or Exploratorium passes. Hamilton House wants to collect the donated passes and then hold a raffle for the families.
The Hamilton House Sponser an Experience Flier is here
Members who can purchase the gift cards should bring them to the party. The gift card is the gift- no additional gifts are requested. Members who do not have the opportunity to purchase gift cards in advance, bring a check to the party made out to OWA . Members who cannot attend the party, but want to contribute: Send a check to Susan Aitken, Hamilton Aitken Architects, made out to OWA by Dec 7 with a note indicating the intent is to donate to the charity. OWA will purchase gift cards with the funds raised.
Email Rachel or Esin, if you have questions. The host's address will be provided after registration. We hope that you will join us. Happy holidays!
Woman Architect: Brenda Levin featured in Architect's Newspaper
by Eliza Hart, Ed.
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