Thursday, November 12, 2009

Art in Architecture 4

Art in Architecture 4 has begun and YAF is helping design one of the homes.
More information as things move along.
for more information see:
Below is an example of a house from past projects:

DLR Open House: Down Town Orlando

December 3, 2009 - 5pm- 8pm

Friday, October 9, 2009

NEXT 1 - "Blank Space Art Lounge" Success

NEXT 1 was a great success. Thank you to BLANK SPACE ART LOUNGE and Studio Jefre for hosting.

Thank you to Pizzuti for providing food and American Reprographics for supplying signage and posters for the event.

People crowding around to see the 20x20 presentations (the energy in the room was good)
Outside Blank Space Art Lounge before the event

Friday, October 2, 2009


Thank you to Renata Bruder of FORUM ARCHITECTURE in Altamonte Springs Florida
for having us over for the event and showing us around your office.
your office does some NICE hand renderings!!!!!
!!!!Liz makes the best COFFEE BROWNIES!!!!
Some excerpts of the photography work are below!

JDCarling - Monte Berico Vicenza Italy Jen Daniels

Zoran Lozanovski - Rural lands

Liz Vega - Quai Branly Paris

Glen Baurhyte - Cesky Krumlov

Renata Bruder - Arizona house

Sheilla Sumayang - Old Sheldon Prince Williams Parish Church

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NEXT 1 - EVENT ORLANDO - 1 WEEK AWAY!!!!!! "Blank Space Art Lounge" – Grand opening event

FREE EVENT - !!! Light snacks provided !!!

Wednesday, October 7 - 6:00-8:00pm

6 Orlando design talents are given 6 minutes and a projector to expound on their topic of choice/personal work.

At the new - "Blank Space Art Lounge" – Grand opening event

Location: 201 East Central Blvd. (corner of Rosalind) Map
For all Architecture month events see above link.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lecture: El Dorado Architects

Orlando Museum of Art

6:00-6:45pm reception
6:45-7:30pm annual business meeting
7:30-8:30pm Presentation from El Dorado Architects
AIA members sign in and receive 1 AIA CES Learning Unit
RSVP tp by Monday 21 September

Thursday, August 27, 2009



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MJ Live Forever - YAF submission

A constellation in space would be the perfect monument for him. It will consist of numerous inhabitable space station sized radio satellites, mimicking one of his famous dance moves. Each satellite will include large football sized video screens showing videos and images that can be viewed with a telescope. The monument will be associated and connected to today's popular social networks. Future space travel will allow the satellites to be used for museums to Michael. Orbiting the globe it will be a reminder to all nations of his legacy.

LtoR: Isaac Warshow, Marvin Weeks, JD Carling, Jeff Luddy, Amy Luddy, Beau Bock, Michael Jackson.
Thanks to the whole 4hr mini charette team.
& R. Miller Architecture for hosting
Thanks to Archinect and Bustler for hosting

Monday, August 24, 2009

Orlando Builds Update

Learn how Orlando Builds can help you.

Orlando, FL – The City of Orlando Permitting Services Division will host a public, roundtable session on Wednesday, August 25, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Hall Rotunda. This session will spotlight Orlando Builds, one of the six Strengthen Orlando pillars designed to create jobs, provide economic stimulus and connect residents with vital resources and information. Strengthen Orlando is the comprehensive economic action plan outlined by Mayor Buddy Dyer to sustain our community and ensure Orlando remains in position for future growth and prosperity during these tough economic times.

Through Orlando Builds, the office of Permitting Services has implemented a package of actions to accelerate planned construction and help generate economic activity. Orlando Builds offers Quality Control On-site Inspections, Expedited Plan Review, Impact Fee Payment Plans and Same Day Inspections all services that will reduce project costs to developers, contractors and homeowners during these tough economic times.

Friday, August 14, 2009


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Saturday August 15, 2009 There will be a ½ day charette @ R Miller Architecture for the Michael Jackson: Live Forever
Monument Competition hosted by and .

The requirements are very loose. This will be a good exercise in quick productive thinking.

For more information please visit here:

Please RSVP to:
Or call 407 474 8989

Friday, August 7, 2009

SSSC Competition - YAF submission

The 2009 AIA State Convention is over and with it the SSSC competition. At the convention the attendees to the Florida Foundation/Emerging Professionals Luncheon were allowed to vote of the finalists for the Sunshine State Sustainable Classroom competition. The YAF submission did not make the finals this year. The winner of the competition should be posted on the website soon. It will be posted here as soon as YAF is informed as well.

Thank you to all the YAF team:
The full YAF submission is on To view the full document Click HERE.

Some of the finalists submissions are below:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dove Tail Photos

Thanks to all for coming and exhibiting their work.

Mike Lindsey - Winescapes / Photography
Amy Luddy - Masters Research Project
Jeff Luddy - Ink Cards
Chris Getz - Steriolithography / SSSC competition
Binh Nguyen - Scrap lamp / scrap Piano / LEED Icons
J.D. Carling - Hand sketches / Sanford Housing designs
Khris Stenger - Home design
Ashley / Sheilla Sumayang - Various hand drawings
Shani Chambers - Loom work / cast panel
Marvin Weeks - Vray experiments
Elizabeth Vega - U.F. China program work
Beau Bock- Personal works portfolio
Renata Bruder - Marketing for Dovetail
And more.... I'm sure I am forgetting some and spelled some
names wrong... so feel free to correct me!

Thank you Perkins and Will Orlando for the awesome
space to exhibit the work....

Thank you Urban Flats for the epic scale table with investigation lights


Check out Marvin Week's Blog.

He posts some interesting discussion items
as well as some local events and resources.....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

!NEW! IDP Training Units

The New July 2009 IDP guidelines include some interesting new ways to receive

IDP training units:

1. Emerging Professional’s Companion
2. LEED AP Certification
(5 units - employment not required)
3. CSI Certificate Programs
4. AIA Continuing Education
(employment not required)
5. NCARB’s Professional Conduct Monograph
6. Post-Professional Degrees

Friday, July 10, 2009


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Hello all this month we will have a gallery social where you can bring your personal/professional work to exhibit and discuss with your peers.

RSVP & Questions:

Please note:
11x17 max. format size…
please bring tape... minimal tackable surfaces will be available
Small models 11x17 or less are great. Table space or floor space provided…
No messy/dirty materials space is full of brand new carpet.

When: Wednesday, July 29th ,2009
6:30-7:00 setup – 7-8:00 gallery/show - 8:00-8:30 clean – 8:30 - Urban Flats social

Where: Perkins & Will - New Down Town Orlando Office
420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 190 Orlando, FL 32801
1st floor - you can see their space on South Street’s storefront
(They are next to city hall)
Phone: 407 956 8200

1. There are two parking garages adjacent to Perkins and will,
They will charge for parking
2. City hall parking lot on east side of Orange Ave.
3. After 6pm you can park on the west side of Orange Ave. near city hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"I'm an architect " Cards

Just something fun!... and very useful!
Hopefully these are for sale...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Janes Walk Photos on Facebook!

For the Janes walk facebook album: Click Here
Don't forget to tag yourself, comment, and join the group

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

IDP 2.0

It appears that Interns can (starting July 2009) earn Training Units via other sources than just your 8-5 job. See article: NCARB e-Connection

The logo above and the article are both property of NCARB

Janes Walk May 2nd and 3rd - Downtown Orlando

Thank you to everyone Who was apart of Orlando's first annual Janes Walk!

Richard Forbes was an excellent guide and volunteer of his time.

A total of 24 people particpated in the two walks around Downtown Orlando. Architects, Downtown residents, People interested in pedestrian communityetc.. all showed up!!!!

The model at the Downtown Information was especially interesting to discuss.

Thank you to HKS and R. Miller architecture for printing the necessary essentials.

Legacy 2020 Kickoff May 16

Architectural Community Kickoff Workshop Saturday, May 16 8:30 AM

Come participate in shaping the future! AIA Orlando is engaging the profession and the broader community in an initiative to transform cultural views on architecture and provide creative leadership to help determine the future of the Central Florida region. We have a unique opportunity leading up to and following the 2019 AIA National Convention in Orlando. This workshop will be a fast-paced, interactive, four hour session. We will conclude the day with clear follow-up actions on how we can work together to achieve measurable results in the areas of: awareness, education, excellence, and participation.

Workshop Location:Overlook Room, 9th FloorOrlando City Hall400 S. Orange Avenue

RSVP by May 11,

You can find more info here:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ping Pong Happy Hour Challenge - Jefre

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Monday, May 4, 2009

ARE Study Session MAY 16

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Janes Walk May 2nd and 3rd - Downtown Orlando

The Young Architect's Forum of Orlando is hosting their first Jane's Walk Orlando event. This event is a precursor for future events involving and raising awareness on Architecture. The Forum hopes that this event will progress and grow to another future event in Orlando, where the city will host the AIA Convention in 2019.
Start & End Location: Orange County Regional History Center Plaza
Saturday, May 2nd: 11 AM - 12 PM; 1 PM - 2 PM
Sunday, May 3rd: 1 PM - 2 PM

In between the Saturday tours, join Char Midkiff at the Downtown Orlando Information Center for a session on other events to take part of around downtown Orlando and to check out the scale model of downtown Orlando.
For more information click here: JanesWalkOrlando or email:
(YES! Jane as in Jane Jacobs)


WHAT: URBAN SINKHOLE - an über-green aquatic art installation
WHO: By acclaimed environmental artist JEFRË
WHERE: Floating in Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando, FL
WHY: In recognition of Earth Day
WHEN: Beginning Earth Day, 4/22, and on display for one month.

In recognition of Earth Day, JEFRË will build an über-green aquatic installation for Lake Eola, at the center of Downtown Orlando ­- complete with floating mats, habitat, and lush wetland vegetation.

Contact: JEFRËORLNY studio 407.481.9001

Friday, April 10, 2009

AIA YAF News Letter April 2009

The new YAF Connection is available and has some interesting scholarship information near the bottom. Click here or on the right to read the news letter.

Friday, March 27, 2009

DESIGN COMPETITION: Sustainable Classroom

The second annual Florida Foundation for Architecture design competition will focus on Florida's classrooms. Called the "Sunshine State Sustainable Classroom" Design Competition, emerging professionals will design new modular classrooms for use within the state.

If you are a firm principle, please encourage your associates, interns, students, and those licensed 10 years or less to participate. With the registration fee of only $25 this is a great opportunity to encourage everyone to participate.

"As an Associate AIA member this program serves as a great opportunity for me to gain more knowledge in design and continue to refine my skills. I highly recommend this competition for all emerging professionals." - Jedd Heap, Assoc. AIA
The contest is aimed at fostering research associated with the design of modular classroom units that can serve Florida's K-12 students. FFA is looking for solutions that will address the design parameters of affordability, sustainability and structural durability within the Florida context.

Register TODAY. CLICK HERE for a summary.

Competition Timeline:

April 27: Deadline to register

June 8: Deadline to upload submissions to website on or before midnight

June 27: Jury convenes to select top five finalists

July 2: Finalists notifiedAugust 1: Presentation at AIA Florida 2009 Annual Convention in Tampa at the Marriott Waterside Resort

* The "Sunshine State Sustainable Classroom" Design Competition will be a part of the EP Track at this year's AIA Florida Convention, and is not inconjunction with the AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards Program.

Florida Foundation for Architecture104 East Jefferson St.Tallahassee, Florida 32301850-222-7590

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March YAF Event: Legacy 2020 advertisement

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AIA Awards: After Social

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Friday, March 6, 2009

March YAF Event: Legacy 2020

What: Info/brainstorm session for Emerging Prof. involvement in Legacy 2020 is an initiative of AIA Orlando that will engage the profession and the broader Central Florida community to transform cultural views on architecture in the Orlando region through programs, activities, and events during the time leading up to and one year following the 2019 AIA National Convention in Orlando.

Why: As the "Young Architects Forum" of Orlando we can begin now with a vision for what our professional legacy will be ten years from now. In doing so, with your help, we can responsibily shape our service to the local community and profession

When: March 26, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Where: AIA Orlando- Amherst Conference Room (3203 Lawton Road, Orlando FL 32803).

Dan Kirby, AIA, AICP, LEED AP has dedicated himself to understanding, creating, and improving places where people live, work, and play. He is a registered architect, certified city planner, and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Since 2005, Dan has been Director of Development Services for Boyken International, a construction and development consulting firm with offices in Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston. He has had management and design responsibilities on a variety of projects including: mixed-use, hospitality multi-family, retail, interior renovations, campus planning, urban design, and convention facilities.

AIA Orlando ARE Study Session: NCARB & Program, Planning and Practice

This study session reflects the changes and is current with the ARE 4.0 study program.Date: Wednesday, March 25Time: 6:00-9:00 pmPlace: HuntonBrady Architects(800 N. Magnolia, Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32803) Speakers: Drew Krecicki, AIAPlease fill out the ARE Registration Form and email or fax (407-898-3399) to Kristi Adkins ( by Thursday, March 19th. The cost to attend individual sessions is $20 for AIA Members & $30 for non-members. The cost for all sessions is $80 for AIA members & $160 for non-members.

This post is referenced from: AIA Orlando Weekly Bulletin March 6, 2009
For updates to this event please see: calendar

Monday, February 2, 2009

YAF florida blog

visit the following link for the newly created YAF Florida blog

Next YAF event on Thursday, February 19th

Young Architects Forum invites everyone to attend a discussion with Emerging Environmental Artist JEFRE and tour of Couture Studio at City Arts Factory 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL. FREE EVENT! Reception begins at 5:30pm.

Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 YAF Orlando Survey

Each of the past two years we have offered a survey to gather everyone's thoughts on what YAF can do for you over the course of the year.  We have found this to very beneficial in planning our events so once again we ask you to take a few moments to fill out the survey.  Thank you in advance. Just copy and paste the link below.