The American Institute of Architects

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects


Thursday, September 29

8:00 a.m. - Registration

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Sponsored by GE Johnson Construction) 
Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work (1LU)

presented by Piyush Patel

Learn how to transform your organization, creating a culture that matters to ownership and employees. Leverage this culture as your competitive advantage and discover how to approach conflict to produce results.  

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. - WE LOVE OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS so be sure to stop by their booths and say hi, get your Tradeshow Bingo sticker and learn about the products and services they have to offer. 

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS

Improving Sales Through Branding (1LU)

presented by Dana Birkes, APR, CPSM, FSMPS, Fellow, PRSA; Lori Malone and Misty Thurman, CPSM, FSMPS, CF APMP

How do firms align to support the seller/doer model preferred by clients? The answer is a marketing approach that consistently proves successful: establish your authentic brand, translate that into meaningful differentiation and messaging, and then communicate regularly and effectively to the right audiences. This session will use case studies of firms in the built environment that utilized this approach and their successful, measurable sales outcomes.

Sustainable Concrete:  The strategies to obtain it (1HSW)
presented by Rob Kinchler

The push to lower the carbon footprint of all materials, processes, and products is well under way. Concrete has been singled out in new legislation as non-sustainable. Is this true? What can be done about that? How can you minimize the carbon footprint of your next concrete project? This presentation explores these questions.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH KEYNOTE (Sponsored by Flintco)

Harmony and Dissonance: Responding to the Rapidly Changing Face of Nashville (1LU)

presented by David M. Powell, FAIA

Nashville is rich with a cultural context that transcends the first-impression brand of honky-tonks and “Music City, USA”. David Powell, FAIA will present the work of HASTINGS and how the deeper influences of the Nashville music scene informs his own design process, celebrating Nashville’s true cultural vernacular.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. BREAKOUTS

Kinetic Design: Mechanization and Mobility in Architecture (1HSW)

presented by Christina McCoy

Fold, roll, slide, pivot. Kinetic architectural design shows us buildings can go beyond the static – they become mobile. These structures have components designed to move, usually serving some practical function, but also drawing attention to the novelty of their performance. This course examines the highly collaborative nature of these complex projects.

“Where have all the mid-level managers gone?”: Addressing Workforce Challenges to recession-proof the industry (1LU)

presented by Morgan Jones, AIA, NCARB, MBA

Referencing data from the annual “NCARB by the Numbers” report, and discussions with AEC employers from across Oklahoma, hear from Morgan Jones, Oklahoma’s AXP advisor about strategies to recruit and retain talent in the AEC industry when recession looms near.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. TOUR

Greenwood Rising (1LU)

(there will be an additional cost for tours)

2:30 -3:00 p.m. Tradeshow Bingo - Visit the Booths

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS

Nurture Competency, Sustain Profitability

presented by Emily Anderson, AIA, NCARB (1LU)

This course will examine next steps for architects after licensure. This will include mentorship and supervision of current licensure candidates as well as the advancement opportunities available through NCARB certification. How can you be intentional about building competency in yourself and others? It is the ethical responsibility of architects supervising licensure candidates to guide their development and prepare them for practice. This session focuses on the knowledge, skills, and tasks that you and your teams need to know for the competent practice of architecture. Competent practice = protection of the public’s health, safety and welfare. A competent workforce = saved time and money = sustained profits.

Value-based, Customized Scanning Solutions (1HSW)

presented by Andrew Brister, AIA; Josh Kunkel, AIA and Keith Peiffer, AIA, LEED AP

This panel discussion comprises trained architects representing an educator/building owner perspective design firm owner and a building scanning firm to share two case studies representing different scanning solutions based on the specific project use, time savings and improved safety conditions, increased measurement accuracy and building data requirements.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE (Sponsored by Nabholz Construction)

Work Soft. Play Hard (1.5 HSW)

presented by Chris Baribeau, AIA

modus studio is driven to create built environments that challenge convention and elevate the human experience. The Work Soft, Play Hard lecture will cover a wide range of project typologies, materials, and scales from a diverse portfolio of work that bridges design and fabrication. Architecture should be rooted in good ideas, derived from place and context, capable of transforming where we live, learn, work and play.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. RECEPTION

Friday, September 30

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. BREAKOUTS 

Post Occupancy Evaluation of the Chianda Primary School for Family Legacy International, Lusaka, Zambia (1HSW)

presented by David Boeck, AIA and Christopher Le

The post occupancy evaluation process used in evaluating the Chianda Primary School, showed that the program developed using the participatory action research methods of photovoice and focus groups, with design charrettes, provided the guidance needed to develop a facility that truly did support teaching and learning in a way that past buildings had not. This course is organized to walk the participants through the whole POE process and connect this process to the success of the school.

Improving Healthcare Outcomes through Prefab Interior Construction (1HSW)

presented by Thomas Wright

Made-To-Order Prefabrication moves construction off-site to minimize disruption and operational downtime, while delivering clean construction within shorter timeframes. Leveraging software integration across the design and manufacturing process can mitigate risk and support high-quality interior construction and the extend the useable life of your design.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE (Sponsored by Walco Building Products

Gilcrease: Materializing a Museum (1HSW)

presented by Ivan O'Garro, AIA and Jamie Rains

Walk through the planning and design process of the Gilcrease Museum

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Visit Our Industry Partners at their booths! Tradeshow Bingo.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS

Designing a Hospital: From Master Planning to Construction Administration (1HSW)

presented by Dwayne Robinett, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP+

Using example projects from HFG Architecture’s portfolio, this presentation will consider the stages involved in the planning, design, and construction of healthcare projects. By providing examples of lessons learned through HFG’s extensive project experience in Eastern Oklahoma, the presenter will share highly relevant insight into healthcare-related design.

Enid: The Wheat and Mural Art Capital of Oklahoma! (1LU)

presented by Jack Morgan, AIA and Natalie Rapp

Enhancing their community’s quality of life, Main Street organizations are in over two dozen Oklahoma communities. As a collaborative leader, Main Street Enid embraced the community’s love of mural art to improve the health, safety, and welfare of their citizens and visitors through a grant funded crosswalk mural project.

Recognize our 2022 Leadership AIA Class

Designed in Kansas City- How Kansas City Became the Sports Architecture Capital of the World (1LU)

presented by Tom Waggoner, AIA

Kansas City is the “sports design capital of the United States”. That’s what Architecture magazine proclaimed in July 1992. Prior to, and since, there have been multiple newspaper, magazine, television and internet stories regarding the subject. But to date, no extensive, detailed written examination and account of its birth and maturing has occurred. Until now. Kansas City sports architect Tom Waggoner, AIA has written Designed in Kansas City- How Kansas City Became the Sports Architecture Capital of the World. His presentation will provide an overview of this amazing 55-year history and of the firms that helped define it.

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Vendor Time - Get Your Tradeshow Bingo cards filled out! 

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. TOUR
OKPOP Museum 
led by Chris Lilly, AIA

The OKPOP experience will house world-class installations and interactive exhibits telling the stories of Oklahoma’s profound impact on popular culture. Our immersive facility and programming will excite, inform, and inspire by engaging guests in the remarkable stories of Oklahoma’s impact on the world. *Registration and a fee is required for this tour

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. BREAKOUTS

The Business Case for Building Scale Resilient Design (1HSW)
presented by Kimberly Limbaugh, Assoc. AIA; Eric Miller, AIA, LEED AP;  Carrie Johnson, P.E.; and Jason Wollum, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Early risk assessment of your client's building and site for vulnerability to shocks and stresses can help protect occupants against significant injury, limit property damage, and minimize replacement costs. Session attendees will learn about certificate training programs, rating systems, tools, and resources to advance resilient and sustainable buildings and communities.

Mushroom Masonry (1HSW)

presented by Jay Yowell, AIA

This course will focus on research being conducted at OSU as a result of a grant received in February of 2020. The research is experimenting with adding clay to mycelium blocks to see how it is possible to grow a new type of masonry for Oklahoma, MycoMasonry.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE (Sponsored by Burgess Company)

In / Out / At / On Buildings (1.5 HSW)

presented by Mimi Hoang, AIA

The work of nARCHITECTS emphasizes positive interactions between buildings, public space and their dynamically changing contexts. Co-Founding Partner Mimi Hoang will present how the firm works with communities to tackle our cities’ most pressing issues – be it in response to housing shortage, evolving workplace typologies, climate or technological change.