March Chapter Meeting – 03/19

lnl copyMarch’s Chapter Luncheon will be held Thursday, March 19th at noon at the Original Oyster House on the causeway.

March’s sponsors will be Nova Polymers, who will present a 1hr CEU entitled “2010 Standard for Room Identification Signs”.



Please stop on out!




Preservation Leadership Class

The MobiLEARNMORESTUFFle Historic Development Commission will be holding this year’s
Preservation Leadership Classes starting on Tuesday, March 3 and held on consecutive
Tuesdays continuing through Tuesday, April 7, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the City Archives, 457 Church Street.

click here for the flyer


New Mardi Gras book by an AIA Mobile Member!

downloadCongratulations go out to AIA Mobile member L. Craig Roberts for the publishing of his new book Mardi Gras in Mobile.

If you are interested in purchasing the book, click here for the Amazon link. ($16.71 on Amazon).  A perfect gift for anyone!


If you would like to possibly score a free copy, come on out to the upcoming chapter meetings.  We will be giving several away as door prizes.

Also- if you’d like a signed copy, please let us know and we can get a hold of Craig.





mywelcomematAIA Mobile would like to extend a warm welcome to a new chapter member for 2015, Douglas Bowers.  Please be sure to say hi at next week’s chapter meeting.


From Douglas : “I am self-employed and work as a consultant to Architects, Engineers, facility managers, and manufacturers on Autodesk software, primarily Revit.  I stepped out of active architectural design 5 years ago to start my own consulting business, but I still actively participate in architectural functions and training.  “

Coastal Low Impact Development Design Workshop Series

LEARNMORESTUFFJanuary 28, 2015 – Bioretention Design & Vegetation
January 29, 2015 – Swale, Level Spreader, and Vegetated Filter Strip Design & Vegetation
February 25, 2015 – Constructed Stormwater Wetland Design & Vegetation
February 26, 2015 – Permeable Pavement Design

8:30am – 4:30pm each day.Doors open at 8:00am so come network over coffee and treats

Weeks Bay Reserve Resource Center, 11525 US 98, Fairhope, AL

Announcing a four part workshop series focusing on innovative stormwater best management practice design using low impact development techniques. Attendees will learn about all aspects of design, construction, vegetation, and maintenance practices as well as have the opportunity to design the BMP. Design and engineering professionals, landscaping professionals, MS4 managers and staff and agency representatives will benefit from attending. Participants will gain more knowledge about using each practice to capture stormwater runoff and improve water quality. These workshops are companions to the Alabama Low Impact Development Handbook

Registration fee is $50.00 for each workshop or $175.00 for all four. Fee includes workshop materials and lunch.

Continuing education (CEUs: 0.6, Hours: 6.00 per event) has been approved through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, Auburn University.

To register, please go to and find the title under upcoming workshops.

Contact the Coastal Training Program at 251-928-9792 for assistance or more information. Space is limited so register soon. Please pass this information on to anyone you think will benefit from these training events.

three cheers!

AIA Mobile would like to congratulate Sarah Williams of Mobile, who was the recipient of AIA Mobile’s and the AIA National Matching Grants Program’s 2014 Scholarship.  Sarah received a $2,000 scholarship towards her education in Architectural Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.  We wish Sarah the best as she completes her education and we look forward to following her career!


can it!

A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped out our less fortunate neighbors by bringing in some canned good this summer for our can drive.


Sad however, that with a Chapter of 60 members and 20 affiliates that we only saw a handful of individuals reach into their cabinets and grab a couple cans on their way to a free lunch. Thankfully, the Chapter picked up the slack and provided the bulk of the donation.


Thanks to Jim Bray, Buddy Floyd, Steve Stone, Nic Gray and Louis Tooker for helping bring all of the booty down to All Saints Episcopal!

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Recent graduates may qualify for free AIA membership!

If you have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the past 18 months, you may be eligible for free AIA membership.  Click here for more information.



AIA Mobile lends a hand

IMG_0867IMG_0862IMG_0865A small but mighty group of 7 volunteers came out on an eventually downpour-y Saturday to help out McKemie Place in Mobile. McKemie Place is the area’s only homeless shelter serving exclusively single women.  They had a need for time and materials to help build out a pair of large storage closets and shelving, along with painting and a few other tasks.

Kudos to Nic Gray, Louis Tooker, Jim Bray, Brad Christensen, Kristina Stone, Lora Michael and Steve Stone for coming out and lending a hand.  The chapter donated the materials and the folks at McKemie couldn’t have been more gracious as hosts.

our bad

sorry-game1the executive committee apologizes to the three four people who regularly check for our lack of content lately.  the password to the website was stolen by gypsies and had to be recovered through shady means.  moving forward, we promise to get back to our normal boring posts that shall be uploaded on our usual sporadic schedules.

AIA Mobile honored by HandsOn South Alabama

Kudos to everyone who came out last year to pitch on on the various service projects. For its efforts, the Chapter was nominated and called out for outstanding service by HandsOn South Alabama.  Fine work to all.  More service projects to come in 2013 for sure.

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