Friday, August 22, 2008

Next YAF meeting

The next YAF meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, September 2nd at the office of R. Miller Architecture. located at 1201 Fairview Avenue, Winter Park, FL

Members of Robert Miller's office will be presenting service opportunities in nearby Sanford as well as a community health center in Haiti. Please come take part and see how you can get involved.

School of Architecture Reality TV Series

a reality series (a serious one) that showcase an Architecture School. The Sundance Channel chose the Tulane School of Architecture, and the URBANbuild studio platform. This platform is directed by professor Byron Mouton, and the students have, not only an opportunity to design a house, but they get to build it for a neighborhood in post-Katrina New Orleans. It's not just reality, it is relevant

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

CANSTRUCTION 2008-Get involved

It's that time again! Canstruction is coming this October and we need teams! check out the web site because the rules have slightly changed - check out the materials that you can use - AND we have a new award this year featured on the front page of the web site.

Anyway - we, along with all of greater Orlando, need your help! Food, Food and more Food! The need is great - we hope you can participate!

Deborah Rusnock
Principal, CFO

Monday, July 28, 2008


ON THE BOARDS (note date change)
Thursday, August 14th at 6 pm
Location: OB Architecture

Make yourself part of the next YAF event. Bring any project/art piece you wish to share with the group. Please respond to by Monday, August 11th if you wish to take part so I can determine what size venue this event will require. Also let me know if you will need pin-up space or require a computer/projector (which I can furnish).

Current Presenters:
Edward Thomas
Manny Garcia
Gail Goretsky
Kris and Holly Stenger

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


How to prepare for the MEP A.R.E. Exam

Mock Exam scheduled on August 7 is required prior to attending MEP Seminar
School of Architecture at the University of Miami
The Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Glasgow Hall
1215 Dickinson Drive - Coral Gables, Fl 33146
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

MEP Seminar:
August 8, 9 & 10, 2008
School of Architecture at the University of Miami
The Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Glasgow Hall
1215 Dickinson Drive - Coral Gables, Fl 33146
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Special Introductory Price for early registration prior to July 25, 2008
Cost includes registration fee of $50.00

Members $300.00 Non-Members $400.00

Registration July 25, 2008 - August 5, 2008
Members $375.00 Non-Members $475.00

Registration after August 5, 2008
Members $450.00 Non-Members $550.00

REGISTRATION FORM: For further information, contact AIA Miami office at (305) 448-7488


Are you a shutterbug? Here is a chance to share your snapshots. AIA Miami is hosting a photography competition. Visit the following website for more information.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


AIA Tampa Bay to host David Thaddeus

July 11, 12 & 13This full weekend workshop will be led by Professor David Thaddeus, an Associate Professor of Structures and Architectural Design at the College of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The ARE Structures Seminar covers the two structural divisions of the ARE: General Structures and Lateral Forces David is a nationally recognized seminar leader, having taught this Architect Registration Examination (ARE) review seminar for the structural divisions since 1989.Seminar Fees Registration Fee (non-refundable) $85 member / $135 non-membersCourse Fee $225 Full Weekend Seminar + Registration Fee listed aboveLateral Forces only all day Sunday + Registration Fee listed above

See the following link for further information and details.


Q: When will the proposed reporting requirement, if adopted, begin?

Resolution 2008-07 will be phased in over two years. It requires interns establishing a new NCARB Record on or after 1 July 2009 to submit training reports of no more than six-months duration by submitting a form within two months of the end of the reporting period. On 1 July 2010, one full year later, the “Six-Month Rule” will apply to all interns.

If you would like to respond please contact Yovanna Alvarez at

Friday, June 13, 2008

Round Building Competition

visit for more information on this local competition.

Monday, June 9, 2008

YAF thanks Burke, Hogue & Mills for hosting event

On June 4, the staff of Burke, Hogue & Mills hosted a tour of their new office building in Lake Mary. With nearly 50 YAF and USGBC Emerging Green Builders in attendance the event was quite a success. The YAF and EGB wish to thank Burke, Hogue & Mills for taking the time to share with us. We wish them the best in the completion of the project and in achieving the recognition as the first LEED certified architecture office in the state.

Friday, May 30, 2008

AIA Orlando President in Dubai

See the following photos from AIA Orlando President Carl Shea's six weeks in Dubai.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

AIA National Convention 2008

Post your Convention photos or comments here. Here is a link to photos Holly and I took of Boston along with our trip down to NYC

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Use this post for anything and everything ARE, IDP, LEED. Need suggestions, study resources, have a complaint. Post it here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Upcoming Events

Please post your ideas for upcoming YAF events. We have been discussing a Pecha Kucha event, however we are in need of a proper location. If you ideas please post.

City of Orlando Architecture & Design Studio open position
The City of Orlando Architecture & Design Studio, within the City Planning Division, is currently looking to fufill a position that would be working with 3D Vis, revit, sketch-up and other virtual programs to expand the Virtual Orlando program, as well as other architectural reviews of Downtown and City project. Apply on-line at the link above.

Central Florida Commuter Rail

You may have noticed in the Orlando Sentinel over the weekend that the Florida Legislature did not approve the necessary funding for Commuter Rail in Central Florida. While there still seems to be a glimmer of hope from Senator Mica's address this afternoon things still appear dim. Having for a time been subjected to the commute on I-4 from Deltona and now working on a station design for Orange County I have been following these events closely. I for one would be very disappointed if this does not happen for our region. Let us know your thoughts on commuter rail.

Florida Cottage Design Competition

The Florida Foundation for Architecture is sponsoring the Florida Cottage Design Competition, specifically for AIA Florida Emerging Professionals!
A jury will select 10 entries, which will be presented at the Fourth Annual Emerging Professionals Conference, October 17-18 in Miami. Cash prizes will be awarded at the Conference for first, second and third place winners!

See the following link:

Perkins + Will Orlando Office Looking for Young Designers

The Orlando office of Perkins + Will is currently looking for young professionals. For further information on this opportunity please contact Mr. Bill Hercules.
William J. Hercules, AIA, ACHA, ACHE, LEED® APAssociate Principal390 North Orange Avenue, Suite 2400Orlando, Florida 32801tel: (407) 956-1110, direct: (407) 956-1109, cell: 407-312-1065email:

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Post a photo or interesting link

Have a cool photo or found an interesting website that you would like to share? Post it here.

Upcoming Events

T he Museum's free film and video series is shown at noon on select Fridays in the McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Each matinee lasts about an hour. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch. The Museum provides soft drinks. On the last Friday of each series, the Museum will host a special event and provide refreshments.
SPRING SERIES: TWENTIETH- AND TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY ARCHITECTS May 2 : My Architect — A Son's Journey (116 minutes) May 9 : Goff in the Desert (110 minutes) May 16 : I.M. Pei (126 minutes) May 23: Sketches of Frank Gehry (83 minutes) May 30: Field trip to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort*
*This will be our special event for the series; more details about the trip will be forthcoming..

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art445 North Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 645-5311

Friday, April 25, 2008

Welcome to the YAF orlando blog

It is the hope that this blog becomes the forum for YAF orlando members to keep informed on upcoming events as well as discuss anything architecture and design. Let's get started! Our next event will be an online YAF chat that will convene at our normal YAF meeting time-Wednesday, May 7th at 6pm. Please join in!