Please stop out for a drink or two and check out some new products from one of the chapter’s great sponsors!









July Chapter Meeting – 07/16

lnl copyJuly’s Chapter Luncheon will be held Thursday, July 16th at noon at the Original Oyster House on the causeway.

July’s sponsor will be Wendell Moore with Icynene, who will present a 1hr CEU entitled “Designing Energy Efficient Buildings with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation”.




Please stop on out!





The chapter held another Saturday workday on the 25th, which turned out to be a success despite the lower than expected turnout due to having to reschedule from the previous week.

Either way, the entire crew was crazy efficient and the 5 1/2 folks knocked out 3 large raise beds, two potting tables, set two outdoor veggie sinks and laid 162 concrete pavers.  And all in about 5 hours.  Thanks again to (sorry, we didn’t get everyone’s last name) Louis, Kathleen, Allison, Steve, Karrie and even little Cole who pitched in as our chief kiddie table tester and tomato plant transplanter.

Special thanks go out to Louis Tooker for coordinating with White-Spunner Construction to secure funding for the project.  Fine work, Louis!

The chapter would like to extend a MONSTER THANK YOU to John White-Spunner and White-Spunner Construction for pledging funds for the workday.  This kind of generosity is above and beyond the call of duty and we can’t say enough.



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62130173The Alabama Legislature recently passed a law that will change Alabama’s date for individual registration renewal from September 30 to December 31.

The change was requested by the Board to eliminate confusion related to reporting of continuing education hours for registration renewal.  This change allows our registrants to both earn and report continuing education hours in the same calendar year.

To further explain, when your individual registration is renewed this year (by December 31, 2015), you will report continuing education earned during calendar year 2015 (not the previous calendar year as has been the case in the last few years).  Please plan your continuing education activities to conform to this new schedule.

Members of the Board will be considering regulation changes that conform to this law change.  You will receive more information in the near future, so please pay attention to our e-mails and mailings on this topic.

May is Preservation Month!

Get on out and take one of these great local tours during May.


Friday, May 1, 12:00 p.m.: Church Street Graveyard Tour

Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Wednesday, May 6, 5:30: Barton Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 5:30 p.m.: “In Footsteps  and Through the Eyes of Artist Marian Acker Macpherson: A Walking Tour of ‘Old Mobile’”

Saturday May 9, 10:00 a.m.: “Doing Dexter – Suburban Expansion and Architectural Exploration in Mobile’s Leinkauf Historic District”

Saturday, May 9, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Thursday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.: HMPS Annual Meeting with President of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: “’Iron Lace’ to Urban Redevelopment”: A Walking tour of the DeTonti Square Historic District”

Saturday, May 16, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Tuesday, May 19, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Tuesday, May 19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tour and Open House of 3798 Government Boulevard in Sky Ranch, Mobile’s “Byrd House”

Thursday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.: “One Eye Forward and One Eye Backward: A History of Preservation in Mobile”

Saturday, May 23, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour

Saturday, May 30, 12:00 p.m.: MODA Magical History Tour


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Do you know anyone that fits all of these criteria?

-Lives is either Mobile, Baldwin, Monroe, Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Escambia or Conecuh counties (when not in school)?

-Is currently studying Architecture or is planning to in the fall?

-Would like free loot, courtesy of the AIA?

Well, they’re in luck.  For the 5th year in a row, AIA Mobile and the AIA Matching Grants Program will be offering a $2,000 Scholarship for local architecture students.


If you know of anyone, please let them know to contact us so we will be sure to get them the information & application.




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!


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.  “

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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