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NTMA Announces 2019 Terrazzo Job of the Year, Honor Awards

NTMA Announces 2019 Terrazzo Job of the Year, Honor Awards

The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association announced this year’s Honor Awards and Job of the Year at its annual convention in Amelia Island, Fla., on May 1. The Job of the Year is in Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. The transportation terminal’s grand hall houses an intricate public art installation in epoxy terrazzo. Sixteen colors and 375 waterjet-cut elements of brass and zinc form the “Secret Garden” design, created by artist Julie Chang. The terrazzo was installed on a topping slab that contains a radiant flooring system. Associated Terrazzo Company of San Francisco is the installer. The list of […]

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VOTE NOW for the 2019 Member Choice Award

To cast your vote for the 2019 Member Choice Award, please login to our website and click the Awards tab. Select the Vote for the Members’ Choice Award link from the drop down menu. You MUST be logged in to vote for this award. Design Award boards will still be displayed throughout the expo hall at the state convention and voting will remain open through 2:00pm on October 18th. We encourage you not only to vote for your favorite project but to also help us spread the word about the People’s Choice Award. Tell your friends, family and colleagues to vote. Share it on your social media sites. Anything you can […]

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Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019: Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure

Grassroots 2019 – AIA leadership summit – Washington D.C. – 03.05.2019 – 03.10.2019 Beyond Local Leadership: A Knowledge Adventure Year after year the Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) aims to accelerate the profession by sending members to Grassroots in Washington, D.C., an AIA leadership event, where local AIA board members from all over the United States come together to become better leaders for the organization, profession, and most importantly the community. This year I was able to participate in this knowledge adventure as a representative of the Arkansas Emerging Professionals. It was an action-packed experience in […]

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Lejong Elected 2020 Chair Of National Small Firm Exchange

Michael Lejong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was unanimously elected as the 2020 chair of the AIA National Small Firm Exchange during its annual meeting held in Washington, D.C., at the AIA Headquarters Octagon on Feb. 4-6. He was appointed to the Small Firm Exchange (SFx) in 2015 by AIA Strategic Council member Rob Walker, AIA, to serve as the Gulf States regional representative. During the meeting, the SFx received updated information with focused interaction from AIA national staff and re-booted support relationships with staff team members.  With the meeting being held at AIA National, the format was quite unique and […]

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Patty Opitz Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

Patty Opitz Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

Little Rock, AR., February 15, 2019 – Patty Opitz, AIA, a senior associate and licensed architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, has been honored with the Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She is just one of 22 architects selected from across the country for this prestigious recognition. The annual program now in its 26th year recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. Since the program’s inception, there have only been three other architects from the state of Arkansas who have been honored with […]

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